Monthly Archives: April 2009

NBN: The Real Value

There has been a lot said in recent weeks in regards to the forthcoming National Broadband Network (NBN), and what it will mean for Australia’s future. While it is still very difficult to say exactly what form the network will take, we do know that 90% of all Australian’s will be able to get a […]


I have no voice. I got soaking wet. Do you think I care? Nope! Two weeks ago we defeated Carlton – yesterday, we defeated Collingwood. That’s a pretty satisfying year already. David Zaharakis kicks the winning goal with 4 seconds left on the clock. Nice. EDIT: 9 May 2009: Just took a capture from the […]

Social Media Grabbing Media Attention

After a number of recent “twitter-related incidents” in the Australian arena in recent weeks – such as “Fake Stephen Conroy” (Federal Communications Minister), and the “Commonwealth Bank Loan Approval”, it seems that corporate Australia is realising the power that tools such as Twitter and Facebook can actually command. Commonwealth Bank All A-Twitter Over Mortgage Approval […]

Freeview? Schmeview!

With the progressive analogue television switch-off in Australia commencing from early next year, Freeview, a consortium representing the existing Free-to-Air networks have been busily pushing their “new” channels. So far, only one new channel – (incidentally called “ONE”) – has made it to air as yet. Some people are sceptical – as this parody of […]

Again? Oh dear…

Essendon have one mission during an season – beat Carlton. Once again, last Saturday, they did just that. I need to say nothing more than: “Superb!”

Umm what?

Many of you will recently have seen examples of “hacked” roadside signs – actually they aren’t hacked – people just managed to find out the default password, which were never changed, and then crack open the compartment with the computer in it, and then change it. I don’t know if this one is a joke […]

NBN: Service to Cost $100 a Month?

There was an possibly alarming report late today in the Australian IT section in regards to the potential for an end user service on the NBN likely to cost in the vicinity of $100 per month. Service To Cost $100 A Month This “information” comes from Internode – a notoriously anti-Rudd/anti-Conroy ISP – but does […]

NBN: Nation Building?

Yesterday’s announcement of the scrapping of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Australia’s upcoming National Broadband Network (NBN), and therefore the federal government’s plans to go it alone in building the network has raised a lot of questions, and sparked much heated discussion within the industry. NBN Plan Scrapped; Govt Seeks New Partners Without […]

NBN: Not Just The Internet

There’s been a lot of debate and controversy since yesterday’s federal government announcement in regards to the National Broadband Network (NBN). The doomsayers would have you believe that this is a massive white elephant, and that we should not be paying so much for potentially 100Mb connections to the home. The bottom line is, you […]

NBN: Lives Up To It’s Name

In something of a shock to the industry, the federal government announced the winning bidder for it’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project. And the winner is……….nobody! Well, not one of the bidders, anyway. The government decided that none of the bidders actually satisfied their requirements, so they are going to form their own company to […]