Mobile devices, Planets and the Human Condition


Indepth look at Keyboard layouts; Part 1

, posted: 23-Sep-2006 12:45

This is part one in a multi - part series on my blog, the first part is looking at some of the already existing
Keyboard layouts as an overview.
Part 2 will look at some of the layouts in more depth.
part 3 will cover in more depth wh (read the entire post)...



IT humour... bit of comedy relief -- the shipwrecked yuppie

, posted: 20-Sep-2006 09:56

An ambitious yuppie finally decided to take a vacation. He booked
himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of
his life. Until the boat sank.

The man found himself swept up on the shore of an island with no
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic keyboard 4000

, posted: 19-Sep-2006 13:30




I have recently been using a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic keyboard 4000, and I have to say, its definitely in the top 3 best keyboards I have ever used.

I have never been a huge fan of the microsoft natural keyboards, but (read the entire post)...



How Free is Freedom of speech? it could end up costing you.

, posted: 18-Sep-2006 13:10

Saturday I attended Geekzone 06, which was a great event.

One of the speakers was Juha who spoke at some legnth about Blogs and the Law.

so What protection do you really have? the answer to that, is Not much - especially in this (read the entire post)...



Object that Brought down Pluto now named after Goddess of discord!

UB313 the planet that had been nicknamed Xena, has been officially named "Eris" after the greek goddess of discord.

I think this is a fantastic decision due to Eris being slightly larger than Pluto, and thus causing the debate about what (read the entire post)...



The Geeks Worst Nightmare...

, posted: 13-Sep-2006 14:42

You may have guessed what I am talking about, or you may think this is going to be some sort of humour. Unfortunately what I am writing about today is very scary and very real.There are various incarnations of it, and it comes in a number of differen (read the entire post)...



Towards A universal right to Data protection and Privacy... the Montreux Declaration

, posted: 12-Sep-2006 13:31

Many of you, like me have concerns about the levels of privacy available to you in this day and age,
there is some very interesting reading out there, such as the Montreux Declaration.

this is a statement and declaration made at the (read the entire post)...



Fantastic Proposal to protect privacy of NZers: Privacy Commissioner Welcomes Proposed Motor Vehicle Changes

, posted: 7-Sep-2006 12:56

"Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff today welcomed the Government's announcement that it is looking to restrict access to the New Zealand Motor Vehicle Register.

Mrs Shroff said her Office has been concerned for some years that personal inf (read the entire post)...



Kids, a Malware / Spyware creators dream.

, posted: 4-Sep-2006 21:56

Malware and Spyware is an everpresent danger although all who have a wee bit of experience on the net tend to take at least minimum precautions to prevent infection.

however, I have found in my experience, fixing friends and work associate (read the entire post)...



Blackjacking - mobile device as a backdoor to your network.

, posted: 4-Sep-2006 19:02

The threat of an unknown assailant has grown considerably with Praetoriang.net
releasing the source code for their Blackberry Attack toolkit. (this is available here )

this toolkit enables anyone with sufficient knowledge to build ma (read the entire post)...



Crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin is dead!

, posted: 4-Sep-2006 16:41


According to the sources he was killed by in a freak accident while filming,

apparently a stingray barb went through his chest.

this occurred this morning at Batt Reef off port Douglas in queensland,
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Initial Response from TelstraClear. - my request has been passed on...

, posted: 31-Aug-2006 08:55

I have had an initial response back from TelstraClear,
albeit from a Customer service Rep, at least it has an individual name attached to it,
letting me know that my query has been passed to the team that will handle my request.

(read the entire post)...



Multiplayer Championship Poker on Pocket PC - very distracting

, posted: 30-Aug-2006 12:53

I have just recently downloaded the trial of Multiplayer Championship Poker- from RealDice,

and I would highly recommend it to any poker fans!

I have played pocket pc based poker before, but this is great, it has good single pl (read the entire post)...



A letter to NZFACT and Clarifying My position

, posted: 28-Aug-2006 18:55

in response to a flippant comment by "mike" on the post http://www.geekzone.co.nz/inane/1179


I do not support Copyright theft, patent infringement, Intellectual Property theft or abuse,

nor do I steal music or Movies.
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Email to Telstraclear asking them to state their position

, posted: 28-Aug-2006 18:51


Below is the email I have sent to Telstra clear, asking them to state their position regarding privacy of information.

it may not be the best worded email, but I think it asks clearly enough.



Attn: Senior Execu (read the entire post)...



Ready to be burned at the Stake? - cos FACT want to, so does the IMPA

, posted: 28-Aug-2006 16:22

Are you ready to be burned at the stake?

because the Federation Against Copyright Theft wants to burn you at the stake
so does the International Motion Picture Association.

*dont get me wrong, I dont agree with copyright th (read the entire post)...



Desktop comfort.

, posted: 27-Aug-2006 15:26

how much thought do you put into comfort at your desktop?

I have been working extended hours lately, both in at work and from home,

and it has had me thinking more and more about productivity and flow.

I have come to (read the entire post)...



Pluto no longer a planet... but is now a dwarf planet

and the debate now comes to a close,

pluto will now be regarded as a dwarf planet. along with a whole lot of others out there.

I see the sense in the decision, but I still liked the idea of having 27 "Planets" in the solar syste (read the entire post)...



Pluto to be demoted 8 planets left?

As many of you will be aware, the last week has been a tumultuous one in the realm of astronomy,

this week looks to be no less crazy, the next vote is planned for Thursday 24th August,

and this is what they are voting on
< (read the entire post)...



joke: a groaner

, posted: 21-Aug-2006 08:34


The couple left the gynecologist's office with the wife in tears.
They were just told that she could never become pregnant. They
would never have the family they both desired so fervently.

Suddenly, a masked man appeare (read the entire post)...



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I'm a professional Geek, and also in my own time, I am likely to write about all manner of things on this blog.
Of late I haven't updated this place much, but I need to do some revamping and dust off the cobwebs a bit. so thats what I'll do. going to aim for a minimum of three times a week updated here to begin, then perhaps head towards every day!


Who knows! 


but for now I hope you enjoy what you read, and that I aid the constant novelty and stimulus to your brain that the internet provides us all, in a way nothing else can!


I am likely to comment on everything here, but my current topics of choice are

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*technology
*general and specific ramblings
*ergonomics
*Dvorak Keyboard


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