Monthly Archives: May 2012

Proof Some Craig Thomson Dirt Being Fabricated

I stumbled onto an interesting picture on Twitter tonight, one which immediately struck me as a fake. Now of course, there are plenty of lousy Photoshop jobs online – such as the amazing levitating Chinese park inspectors – but this one was a little more interesting. With the accompanying quote: “Guess who was at today’s […]

Foxtel: Reading Between The Lines

I got a gentle chuckle with respect to this article detailing the on-going merger activities between Foxtel and Austar United Communications. Foxtel Begins Merger Shakeout “A spokesman for Foxtel said all staffing decisions will be finalised in the next six weeks, but would not comment on whether the move will lead to a reduction in […]

82% of NBN Users Choose Higher Speed Tiers

In something of a surprise at last night’s Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Estimates hearing, it was revealed that a much higher than expected number of initial NBN users a choosing the higher speed plans available on the fibre network. Both NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley, and Jim Hassell – (Head of Product Development […]

Wet Behind The Ears?

Was just mildly amused by the sequence of events described on the front page of the Ballarat Courier website, in regards to some wild weather interrupting the Australian Masters Rowing Championship on Lake Wendouree. At 8:35am, racing on the second day of the event had been cancelled – (as circled in red) – yet at […]

Link Baiting At Its Worst (Best?)

Keen to get a boost from the popularity of the Australian version of the singing contest, The Voice – on which British performer Seal is a judge, The Age came up with this headline for a story: Of course, when you click on that link, you get: Lost Seal Slips Into Town In Fishy Tale […]

Does Australia Really Want The NBN?

I love local newspapers. In many many cases, they are lovingly created by people who just want the best for their communities, and want to make sure they are informed as to the issues in their local community. The issues that the big metropolitan newspapers don’t give a damn about; issues that are presented without […]

State Government Padding Out Announcement?

Who would have thought a government might pad-out an announcement to provide more bang for the buck with the press release? Not you? Yeah, me neither. New Contract Moves Regional Rail Link Into High Gear Amongst the “features” of the new contract, we have: Major bridge modifications at Dynon Road, Moonee Ponds Creek, Lloyd Street […]

NBN: Me First! Me First!

Ever since the announcement of NBN’s highly anticipated three-year-rollout plan in March, there has been much jumping up and down from political leaders in various areas not listed within the three-year plan. Here’s another from Latrobe City councillor, Sharon Gibson, after Moe was left out: Councillor Battles for Moe Broadband “Cr Gibson will lobby her […]

Mulder Has No Interest In Where The Buck Stops

Late on April 30th, I finally received a response from my March 8th complaint direct to the Victorian Minister for Public Transport, Terry Mulder, about the state of infrastructure at Newport station. I wrote about this complaint a few days later on the 14th, after failures at Newport on both days. I might add, his […]

Chrome ‘Weak Signature Algorithm’ Solved

For people who have – (or have automatically had) – their Google Chrome installation upgraded to version 18 or later, you may have noticed the following error message on some sites you are accessing over SSL/HTTPS: This has been mostly the case for people – (developers in particular) – accessing sites with self-signed certificates, like […]