Yesterday I flew from Sydney to Auckland (a trip which is becoming quite routine now for me), and this time travelling by myself I had a bit more time to reflect on some of the craziness that comes with travel. So here’s a few things that leave me puzzled about travel: If it’s the “Final… Read More »
Turned on data roaming on my iPhone yesterday, and was amused to get the following SMS from Vodafone: So I wonder if, since they’ve quoted me a NaN amount of remaining data, it means I’ve got unlimited? I’m not going to test it, given the price gouging done on international data roaming.
In advance of getting a new iPhone in June/July when they’re released, I’m starting to look around at alternatives to Vodafone. Sure, they have visual voicemail, but they also have one of the crappiest networks I’ve ever been with and customer service that rates in the lowest 5% I’ve ever encountered. As per usual in… Read More »
The Sydney Morning Herald reports today that Pauline Hanson, one of the most divisive figures in Australian politics over the last several decades is planning on emigrating to Britain. If you’re not familiar with Pauline, she eventually founded a party called One Nation, famously lampooned as One Notion, and which appeared to be shorthand for… Read More »
There’s a fantastic piece of tax legislation being discussed in the UK at the moment – the notion of a Robin Hood Tax on banks. This would apply to speculative (i.e., non-individual customer) transactions, and tax a tiny amount of the money made in the transaction for use in helping developing countries. To quote the… Read More »
There’s a type of argument that really gets under my skin. It starts with something like this: I’ve been doing X for Y years. You know what? I don’t care. If you have to start an argument with an implicit declaration of superiority, you lose the argument before you actually get it out. Here’s why:… Read More »
I’ve done a guest blog entry for Parallels Consumer Tech about running Parallels Desktop for Mac in headless mode, all thanks to the iPhone Parallels app.
The picture speaks for itself.
Well, today my Drobo arrived. If you’ve not seen one before, it looks like this: It is a beautiful piece of technology, and makes the average Western Digital/Seagate unit look like a piece of crap. Of the JBOD/RAID desktop providers, so far only LaCie seem to have come close to developing something that even looks… Read More »
OK, I’m over the “iPad = iFeminineHygiene” meme that’s been going around the net since the launch of the iPad. For some it’s a giggle, for others it’s a serious reason to criticise Apple. For me, it smacks of over sensitivity and a puerile, juvenile argument. A while ago, Alex Barrett on Twitter wrote: As a… Read More »