Monthly Archives: October 2011

Funny Foursquare Moment

Had a bit of a chuckle this evening at this response from Foursquare, while checking into the local McDonald’s for the birthday party of a school friend of our daughter Hannah. If this was my SECOND time checking into this location, why is it the first McDonald’s I’ve checked into, and the first fast food […]

No Screwing With My Colours Google!

After seeing a few mutterings on Twitter in regards to Google changing the colours on the various calendars people have set up in Google Calendar, I thought I’d check my own. Yup. New colours. Completely different to my old settings. And you know, it is great to have more colour choices – (previously there were […]

Holy Levitation Batman!

I was just pointed towards this really cool video about quantum levitation. The possibilities for transportation systems alone are mind boggling. Awesomesauce.

Bathurst and Advertising – Again

At this time every year, we hear people moaning about how much advertising is shown during the annual Bathurst 1000 motor race, with “they show too many ads” being the common catch cry. Long time readers of this blog may remember the analysis I’ve done over the years in regards to just how much advertising […]

Setting Your iOS5 Device Up For Wireless Sync

So, you’ve managed to update your iDevice to the newly released iOS5 – hopefully you didn’t have the problems that some have had. Now that you’ve done it, how do you setup one of the coolest new features – wireless iTunes synchronisation? You’ll never need to connect up your device to your computer with a […]

Apple Search Engine?

Okay. Right from the start, I’ll put my hand up and say that this has all been speculated before, and that I don’t have any REAL lead on this, but is Apple seeking to launch its own search engine to compete with Google and Bing? The simple answer is “who the hell knows?” However, over […]

How America Consumed Our Great Race

The motor sport world is still buzzing in the aftermath of the 2011 Bathurst 1000 – and for the first time ever, the race was broadcast live and in full to the United States in Saturday night prime time. So, how did the race look to the US audience? Here’s the start and first two […]

Waltrip: Bathurst A “Geological Oddity”

NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip made the long trip to Mount Panorama for our greatest race, the Bathurst 1000. Along with Mike Joy, Calvin Fish, and expat Aussie Leigh Diffey, Waltrip came to sample the race while sending the live broadcast back to the US via Speed TV. Being the welcoming type that us Australians are, […]

Wood and Johnson: Separated At Birth?

Racing driver Dale Wood and Geelong AFL player Steve Johnson could well have been separated at birth. Click for a larger view: You be the judge!

NBN: No Evidence of Trial Site Favours

Ever since the National Broadband Network (NBN) became the catalyst for the formation of current government, with parliamentary support from independent members Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott getting the ALP over the line, there have been accusations that trial sites for the network were chosen on political grounds. Certainly, it is curious that one of […]