Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Forgotten Bathurst Winner

With the V8 Supercar endurance races approaching, I thought I would step back and have a look at some of the little known history of Bathurst. A history that will always record that Peter Brock and Larry Perkins won the Bathurst 1000 three times in succession in 1982, 1983, and 1984. What is little known […]

Metro Trains Audio Fail

I noticed a woman press the “Next Train” information button at Newport station this morning, and she had this really strange look on her face as she listened. Curious, I went and pressed the button myself, and I discovered the reason for the bewildered look on her face. Listen to the audio below: Seems the […]

Ya Can Hanna Man A Grander Spanner!

We’ve all heard the slogan for Sidchrome tools, which states “you canna hand a man a grander spanner”. How’s this for a “grander spanner”? Grander.

Why Our Classification System Is Broken

I don’t think that anyone in their right mind denies the need for a system of classification for media content. Such a system provides a valuable tool for anyone to understand the content of material, as part of the decision process of whether or not that material is for them. In Australia, we have had […]

Gold Class IPTV

Anyone who has a modern TV capture card in their computer will probably be aware – (depending on software) – that whatever your card is capturing, can be streamed onto the network. Some do it well, some not so well. In the midst of the project I’m working on at the moment, here is the […]

More Corporate Fail

It must just be my week for encountering pointless corporate behaviour. Hot on the heels of the Hewlett Packard packaging debacle, I received the following statement from GE Finance today: Thank you GE Finance! Thank you for wasting time, money, effort, and paper to send me an account for such an amount!

HP Shipping Fail – You Just Have to See This!

The large project I am working on at the moment requires a great deal of hardware to accomplish. Over the last few days we received a large – (or so it seemed) – shipment from Hewlett Packard. Several pallet loads of equipment arrived via Qantas Freight from HP’s regional facility in Singapore. Let us go […]

Spelling Mystery…Unsloved

Stumbled across this impressive piece of proofreading fail via Claudia Aitch at The mystery of Channel Seven’s missing spellchecker is, umm, “unsloved”. Or unsolved. One or the other.

Chicken What?

I’ve long been a fan of It is probably somewhat politically incorrect, but it is often so funny, that not laughing is a very difficult task. “Engrish” is the term given to the use of English words and phrases as decorative fare on products and services in non-English speaking countries, in particular in Asian […]

New Link Shortener!

As the next stage of a series of updates and changes I will be making to my site, tonight I unveil my new link-shortening URL. Shortened links will now appear with the “” domain, adding a little more personality to my ramblings. Stay tuned for more updates over the coming weeks.