Category Archives: Rants

This is where I rant and rave – usually to no effect :|

Taxi drivers vs Melbourne

This is not so much a comment about the safety of the drivers, but taxi drivers in general.  Inspired by a post over on Melbourne Metblogs. Taxi drivers, I believe, are professional drivers.  Professionals in that they get paid to … Continue reading

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How to flub a job interview

As many of my Twitter followers will know, I interviewed for a job on Monday afternoon and was very excited about the opportunity. I was not chosen to progress to the next round of interviewing and I’m somewhat crushed by that. The painful part is the reason I was given for the rejection. 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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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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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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Sent to Connex’s Customer support

I will not be recommending the SMS alerts service to anyone, and will likely unsubcribe from it due to it’s extremely poor performance. I get nuisance notices early in the morning about how a service was cancelled and then not … Continue reading

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Huh? SPAM?

Granted I’m not a high-profile site and I certainly don’t get a lot of traffic, but I get no spam. And I don’t resort to what John Dvorak used to tell us to do: Drop everything that isn’t from a … Continue reading

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Stop the Administrator insanity!!!

Bloody hell! 😡 Why do so many things needlessly require administrator privileges??? The latest culprit: Apple iTunes on Windows Ok, so I bought Kim an iPod Nano for her birthday – she’s only been begging for one for about 3 … 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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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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In Soviet Russia …

… your blog owns you! Continue reading

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Unbalanced Australian Agriculture

I’ve thought about Australia’s non-household water usage vaguely before, but didn’t bother researching it to find indicative numbers. A colleague pointed this article out to me – I was gob-smacked: Guardian Unlimited | World dispatch | Plunder down under. For … Continue reading

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Dis-Connex

I’ve ranted about Connex and train performance before. I don’t read MX often; I feel it’s the type of paper that gives the tabloid format a bad name. When Daniel Bowen is mentioned though, chances are that they are on … Continue reading

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