Monthly Archives: April 2012

Andrew Laming: No Criticism Please

Federal Liberal MP Andrew Laming went on a trolling warpath earlier this month in regards to his perception that the National Broadband Network (NBN) was being rolled out in the Brisbane area on a politico-geographic agenda. NBN Rolls Out Labor’s ‘Map for Re-election’ “The cold, hard reality in Brisbane is that households in Labor seats […]

Mulder: The Buck Shoots Straight Past Me

Thousands of regular commuters on the Geelong line have had their travel plans massively disrupted on numerous occasions over the last couple of months, with signal and power failures shutting the line for hours at a time. People – (quite rightly) – have been complaining long and hard about it. It is apparently news to […]

Coalition NBN Propaganda Allegations Blasted

Well, it would seem that the Coalition are continuing to muck rake against the National Broadband Network (NBN) project, apparently running to the relevant umpire – (in this case, the ACCC) – in regards to a “promotional supplement” in appearing in a newspaper local to my past sparring partner, Paul Fletcher. NBN Co’s Misleading Print […]

Another Channel Ten F1 Fail

Hot on the heels of Network Ten’s latest shafting of Australian Formula One fans, comes another F1 fail from the network. Here’s a screen capture of the EPG for tonight’s coverage of the Bahrain Grand Prix: …which reads: “At the 2012 Formula One, fans will get to see all of the action, excitement and drama […]

Can We Have A Little Truth Please?

Whether you believe in the National Broadband Network (NBN) project or not, it is fair to say that it has created a lot of discussion and political discourse, particularly in recent months. The Federal Opposition has vowed to stop the project should they win the 2013 Federal Election, with many seeing this as a good […]

Who Is Spamming My Apple iTunes Email Address?

Spam. We all hate it. When I created my Apple iTunes account, I created and used a specific email address – (not my main email account) – for use with the iTunes account. I have only ever provided that email address to Apple in creating that account, and dealing with Apple services. So why has […]

Herald Sun Too Weak To Admit Screw Up

Much hilarity ensued tonight when the Herald Sun apparently “inadvertently” revealed the winner of the Gold Logie award. At 11:40pm, they released a statement: Technical Glitch Reveals Winner “At no time did the Herald Sun publish the name of the winner on its website, iPad app or in Twitter.” Oh really? What about this screen […]

Woolworths Meat Fail

I stumbled across this packet of “Australian Beef Spare Ribs” at Woolworths last night – (click image for larger view): Looks like t-bone steak to me – no? Oops.

The Only Way Forward for BlackBerry?

Ever since Research in Motion (RIM) pushed aside its two co-CEOs in favour of Thorsten Heins earlier this year, many analysts have been pondering how the maker of the once-popular BlackBerry smartphone family might bring itself back from the brink of extinction. Certainly, the traction gained in the smartphone market by Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, […]

Bob Baldwin: Respect Is A Load Of Rubbish

I found myself in a most astonishing Twitter exchange with the Federal Member for Paterson yesterday evening, Bob Baldwin. An exchange in which he asserted that “respect for people” is in fact “a load of rubbish”. It started with Baldwin accusing @HyperBrendan of being an “ALP hack” after being called out on his position in […]