Mobile devices, Planets and the Human Condition


Dane Cook - Insomniac - very funny.

, posted: 20-Apr-2007 22:41

this guy is great, well worth a watch, one of the best comedians I've heard in a long while,




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"Shocking, terrible, rephrensible" - Government to release report on Police tomorrow.

, posted: 2-Apr-2007 22:39

"Shocking, terrible, rephrensible" were some of the words Prime Minister Helen Clarke used to describe the facts contained in the report.

the police are on high alert and are preparing a public campaign to restore the publics faith in the (read the entire post)...



"Dark Porcelain" - Google announces free in-home wireless broadband service

, posted: 2-Apr-2007 19:59


"Dark porcelain" project offers self-installed plumbing-based Internet access
Google today announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via user (read the entire post)...



HTC, Microsoft. a depressing discovery. hopefully a positive move for open-source mobility.

, posted: 1-Apr-2007 10:46

Ok, so its been some time since i traversed my favourite stomping ground of XDA-Dev (http://www.xda-dev.com)

for those of you that don't know, xda-dev is effectively the home for hardcore XDA (devices made by HTC) developers, modders, (read the entire post)...



The Call for a Blogger's Code of Conduct.

, posted: 1-Apr-2007 09:31

over on the o'reilly radar there is a great post about a suggested bloggers code of conduct.
The recent case of death threats on the mean kids site, and various other events have prompted this,

The whole post is here
it makes (read the entire post)...



Lucky John hammers a nail into his head... on the street.

, posted: 31-Mar-2007 12:34

Walking through manners mall yesterday lunchtime, on an unsuccessful quest for some wireless stereo headphones, I came across a street performer,

"lucky john"

this is a video I recorded (with permission) on my PDA - of him h (read the entire post)...



Bizarre hexagon shape on saturn.

check out these images from nasa, very cool.





bizarre, yet cool.

This nighttime view of Saturn's north pole by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini orbiter clearly sh (read the entire post)...



2K Announces Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the SwordTM Expansion Pack

, posted: 29-Mar-2007 21:38

New York, NY - March 28, 2007 - 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword™,

the latest expansion pack for the critically acclaimed Civilizat (read the entire post)...



Iran: Britain must admit navy trespassed; Britain: Iran Must admit they were in Iraqi Waters

, posted: 29-Mar-2007 13:45

The current standoff between Iran and the UK is all over the papers at the moment,

Iran is stating that Britain must admit the navy trespassed into their waters before they'll send the captured troops back,

Britain is stati (read the entire post)...



iAlone? iZombies invade....; iSolation

, posted: 26-Mar-2007 13:19

iAlone...? With the advent of the internet and increasing popularity of email, there were cries of "it`ll ruin the personal touch" along with games consoles this has really happened more and more often, people,adults, teens and those who are retir (read the entire post)...



Review: Razer Diamondback

, posted: 25-Mar-2007 10:40

I have recently purchased (no freebies here) a Razer Diamondback gaming mouse.

it's absolutely fantastic, but before going into the details, lets look at the specs:


Razer Precision™ Optical Engine1600 DPIUltra - (read the entire post)...



"Net neutrality" a monkey hangers guide.

, posted: 22-Mar-2007 12:09

Over at the Register, there is a fantastic article on net neutrality, informative and very amusing.

I'd highly recommend a read.

see here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/21/net_neutrality_a_monkey_hangers_guide/
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Video: Heavy Metal Baghdad part 1.

, posted: 17-Mar-2007 16:19

This video is part 1 of 5 from VBS, its a really fascinating look into Iraq since the war began, simply as it is not done through the usual channels.

the synopsis: VBS.TV want to interview a Heavy metal band from Iraq that they have hear (read the entire post)...



Dell first to sell 1TB Desktops through Alienware.

, posted: 17-Mar-2007 15:35

Dell have annouced they will be utilising hitachi's 1TB hdd (more information here)

In their high - end gaming line "Alienware" (Once apon a time Alienware was a standalone company that was absorbed by dell)

the press releas (read the entire post)...



Optimus Maximus, OLED Keyboard release announced.

, posted: 16-Mar-2007 15:53

The keyboard we have all been waiting for,

the Optimus OLED keyboard is finally on its way.

The original concept, along with planned design was for a 103 Key keyboard.

Instead, they have extended the concept to have (read the entire post)...



Ubuntu impressions 5 days on

, posted: 16-Mar-2007 15:09

Five days ago I installed linux for the first time in a decade.

am I impressed? Hell yes.

upfront, ease of use, intuitive configuration and accessibility were great.

everything was detected and worked out of the box, (read the entire post)...



Telecom and Vodafone, An idea for you.

, posted: 15-Mar-2007 14:09

PREPAID MOBILE DATA

yep. I think thats the way to go, everywhere you look there are more and more options for 3g data and usage, but you have to go on a plan to get it.

and theres still the fear, and odd horror story around the (read the entire post)...



A bit of Comedy relief... Smart Lawyer

, posted: 14-Mar-2007 11:40

I found this great joke here(heaps more)http://weeklyjoke.blogspot.com

Smart Lawyer
A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defense:
"My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few t (read the entire post)...



Ubuntu install update. (Boot into Windows Count: 1)

, posted: 14-Mar-2007 11:38

As mentioned earlier on, I was going offline to install ubuntu onto my main work machine - which I have.

and yet again it was the most trouble free, easiest install I have ever done.

However it has automatically detected and is (read the entire post)...



Power Outage Strikes Johnsonville, Newlands, other areas.

, posted: 14-Mar-2007 00:06

For approximately 2.5 hours tonight, all of the suburbs of johnsonville and newlands, in Wellington New Zealand were completely without power.

the reason is not yet known.

more to come.

isn't that interesting thou (read the entire post)...



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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!


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