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Tweets for 2007-05-11

Allrighty! Aussies can Tweet via the UK SMS number! w00t! # ‘Cept that I’m still not actually receiving the tweets via SMS. Back to IM … # Cute kitten videos make a stressful day better. Thanks @Leann # @leslienassar: For … Continue reading

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Twitter: shiny hotness, or brown and sticky?

Daniel asks: So what’s so different about Twitter? Or is it just another case of a new, shiny, evolving (but not revolutionary) thing getting all the hype? What’s different for me is that it’s IM/IRC that actually works on my … Continue reading

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Testing some existing RSS to Twitter tools

I was writing an RSS to Twitter cross-poster when it occurred to me that I couldn’t be the first to try this. So now I’m trying some of the existing ones to see if they do a good enough job…

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It’s Conquest time!

Oh noes!  I haven’t blogged about Conquest soon enough and now I have guilt! Yes it’s Easter (insert other full-moon at spring/autumn festival of your choice) , which means that Conquest is here.  It’s too late to register on-line, so … Continue reading

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Roof Damage

It would have to be the two hottest days this year that a visit to the rooftop became necessary… After the large dust-devil or whatever whooshed past yesterday, I went up to investigate today. Yes today, even th0ugh it’s 38C … Continue reading

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They tolerate me, they really really tolerate me!

I am buzzed and a little freaked out right now. A while ago, I was playing around with Trac (the open source wiki/fault tracking/software project management tool) and felt the need to make it do something it didn’t already.  So … Continue reading

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Be considerate!

Along with incosiderate pedestrians, what gets me fuming are the twits who ride on trains and trams.  The have a sinister modus opperandi, one that makes me look like the twit when I protest their actions. So, what they do … Continue reading

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WordPress 2.1 Released

I’ve been using WordPress for a while now and it just keeps getting better and better.  I actually started blogging with Grey Matter but changed over to WordPress fairly soon after and for a while updated regularly to the bleeding-edge-sometimes-broken-but-always-better … Continue reading

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Wow. The end of 2006.

It’s hard to accept the reality of the year ending. It seems to have passed so quickly; every year it seems a little quicker than the last. Remember when you were a kid? It seemed eternity between Christmas/New Year (“Holidays” … Continue reading

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Ahhhrrgghh! I’ve just bought a house!!!

Exclamation marks…!!!!!!!!!! Ok, so maybe I’m freaking out just a little bit. We’ve been investigating buying a house for about a year, but things took a sudden and unexpected turn yesterday when we signed a land purchase contract as part … Continue reading

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How. Embarrassment.

In one of the most unprofessional IT moves ever, my domain expired over the weekend. I am so ashamed. I rant and rail at other who do this, yet when the time comes apparently I can be just as incompetent. … Continue reading

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Feedback for MetLink Melbourne & Department of Infrastructure

My regular commute requires catching bus (571), having that meet a train (Epping station), in to the CBD, and back in the evening. Now, the bus service is titled “TrainLink”. Train. Link. Far too many times (3 times this week) … Continue reading

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Battle of the postcodes!

Props to Dylan who sent me this piece of semi-useless trivia: Post Code Power Discover how different postcodes live, starting with your own. Brought to you by News Limited Community Newspapers, Postcode Power shows you just how well community newspapers … Continue reading

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Birthdays, Weekends, Work.

Oh well, I guess I can only enjoy two out of three. I guess there’s nothing else to do except admit to being 33 years old. Last birthday was a fun one – I got to say I was 5 … Continue reading

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Rant against the abuse of “Podcasting” popularity!

I take exception to the mis-use of the term Podcast in the recent [redacted] issues. If only you would actually follow up the link to Google you provide and use it to define Podcast, you would find this: “Podcasting, …, … Continue reading

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Blog merge in progress…

I used to have an “aside” kind of blog in a sub-site here, but haven’t really been using it recently. It was meant to be a test site for wordpress upgrades, plugins, development, etc but I’m spreading myself too thin … Continue reading

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Awesome BOFH quote

“Backwards compatible just means that people who are backwards can use them!” Thank you BOFH!

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Lego Goodness … and Badness!

My 33rd birthday is soon (well, 17 days) and family are starting to ask what I want as a gift. Last year I had suggested the unrealisticly priced Death Star. This year, I’m really liking the new LEGO Mindstorms NXT … Continue reading

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More Beer

Fedeeration Square’s Atrium will be hosting another Victorian Microbreweries Showcase tonight and tomorrow night (Wednesday 19th/Thursday 20th July 2006). There will be some 15 different Victorian microbreweries in the show, of which I have previously tasted about 5. So I’ll … Continue reading

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Best. Party. EVAR!

We had a 6.5 birthday party for Seb last Saturday evening, and it was without a doubt the best kids birthday party we’ve ever been to or hosted. Utterly awesome. So whats with the 6.5 bit? Well, when Seb actually … Continue reading

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