Category Archives: General

Site Updates and administrivia

Ok, so the default theme is out, Pirates are in! 🙂 Continue reading

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I [heart] Skype

Skype. It’s closed. It’s prorietary. Yet it still manages to be cool… Continue reading

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Ob-Blog: London Bombings

This time it’s personal… Continue reading

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Why I love free software

Why do I love thee free software? Let me count the ways… Continue reading

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Lego Goodness

I’ve been re-discovering the joys and delights of Lego for a while now, thanks (mostly) to my son and his natural inclination towards creative and imaginitive play. I don’t think people really give Lego enough credit for stimulating and encouraging … Continue reading

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Excellent article on why network and computer security is so bad.

SecurityFocus has an interview with Marcus Ranum which details many reasons why network and computer security has not improved significantly in many years. The most appropriate line for me is at the end: “Blame the IT managers who overrule their … Continue reading

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Windows Administrator vs. Games

Why is it that so many apps and games require you to be an administrator? Continue reading

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One persons view of the Blogger Lifecycle

The main stages of a blogger-in-action Continue reading

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Purely Co-Incidental

Ok, so probably not 100% co-incidence, but certainly more than I’d intended… Continue reading

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In Soviet Russia …

… your blog owns you! Continue reading

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“Rance” ID?

Who and why? A brief collection of Rance links. Continue reading

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Geeky Christmas Rewrites

I’ve see far too many rewrites of Christmas carols/hymns/poems/stories/etc to find many of them even remotely entertaining. I think this is because they usually try to fit too many geek references into a barely humourous framework – and fail. I … Continue reading

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Quick Christmas Eve Items

Two quick items on the evening before Christmas – and they’re not even Christmas related! Continue reading

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Blogging Code of Ethics

I have decided to adopt the following Code of Ethics (taken from Desirable Roasted Coffee) Continue reading

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Can Scoble truly be a geek, or is he faking it?

If someone claiming to be a geek is completely unaware of one of the greatest Sci-Fi writers of his time, can he truly be a geek? Continue reading

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Automated Wireless Security

It’s probably nothing new to anyone interested in easily securing wireless networks, but I thought it was hilarious: Timers on the power cords. I have no idea if any other security measures in place, but surely turning the AP off … Continue reading

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Andrew Denton: Interviewed

Andrew Denton interviewed by Andrew Denton at Reader’s Feast Bookshop Continue reading

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Font downloading continued

Please, help! How do I make CSS @font-face actually download a font?? Continue reading

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CSS Stylings

I’m disillusioned with CSS… Continue reading

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Short Bytes

I’ve been using Firefox for a while, and am finding things almost daily that I love about it. Todays major feature is cross-platform usability … Using Firefox on Linux is identical to the Windows version I use everyday. Keyboard shortcuts, … Continue reading

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