Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

4 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 9154 25-Aug-2006 14:23
Send private message

Hi Folks.

I'm a recent arrival to Auckland, having just moved here from San Francisco, California.  Been working professionally as a sysadmin, programmer, and all-around hacker for almost 15 years -- and I'm thrilled to be doing similar work here in Auckland (and very thrilled to be outside of the US at the moment).

I'm not thrilled about the fact that I was just told that Telecom is "out of ports" at my exchange, and won't give me an ETA on when my (Orcon) DSL will be installed.  Anyone suffered through a similar situation?  How long did it take?

I'm also interested in meeting like-minded folks, as I moved here knowing essentially no-one.  Anybody interested in getting together for a pint?

Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user

Reply # 44688 25-Aug-2006 15:44
Send private message

Welcome to GZ

Not sure how many hackers hang out on here sorry but beer sounds good to me,

As my friend tim (muppet) would say

Beer on


4 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 44690 25-Aug-2006 15:50
Send private message

Not sure how many hackers hang out on here sorry but beer sounds good to me,

I'm using the term "hacker" in it's original sense: one who tinkers with computers or other electronics for fun or for the pursuit of knowledge. Not the kind that breaks into your network... though there's lots of crossover between the two.

See also: and


BDFL - Memuneh
59827 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10930

Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 44693 25-Aug-2006 16:14
Send private message

Hello toxic! Welcome to Geekzone. San Francisco is a nice place, been there a few times and always keen to go back...

Not sure about the problems with your DSL connection, but if you could settle for a lower bandwidth service (and if available in your area) you could try Woosh.

As for the beers, johnr is in AKL, and a few others. We are soon having the Geekzone 2006, but registrations are now closed (limited seats). But more is coming soon.

35 posts


  Reply # 44695 25-Aug-2006 16:17
Send private message

welcome ... and get use to being disappointed by telecom

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user

Reply # 44697 25-Aug-2006 16:19
Send private message

Well in that case i'm a beer drinking hacker

Toxic what part of Auckland are you in

4 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 44698 25-Aug-2006 16:35
Send private message

I'm in the City, not far from the ferry building, and about 50 metres from the port of Auckland.

871 posts

Ultimate Geek


Reply # 44705 25-Aug-2006 20:17
Send private message

I'm in the City, not far from the ferry building, and about 50 metres from the port of Auckland.

*Presses BIG RED button*

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.