Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sunday Nerding: Cable To The Continent

This week, a cheesy – (and admittedly self-promoting) – video from AT&T about the laying of the TAT-2 submarine cable in 1959. Designed to provide a whopping “36 or more interference free telephone circuits” between Newfoundland and France, the video details the long and difficult process in laying that cable more than 50 years ago. […]

The Greatest Spelling On Earth (Maybe Not)

Foxtel’s AFL channel, FOX Footy, currently uses the slogan “The Greatest Channel On Earth”, but clearly this doesn’t extend to spelling. Oops. See you on Firday nihgt.

Pul As Hard As You Can

I’m not sure what I am supposed to do with this door. I think I am supposed to “pull” to exit. I’m glad I don’t have to “pus” the door. Because that would be just weird.

Sunday Nerding: The UNIX Operating System

A bit of nostaglia today for all the UNIX geeks out there, with a presentation put together by AT&T in 1982 about the UNIX operating system. While UNIX is still around and in active use in many organisations, most organisations these days make use of Linux-based systems when UNIX-like functionality is required. Linux is a […]