Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Three lifts wrap on "X-Series"

Oh this is going to hurt Telstra's NextG network something fierce.

I currently have an $8 data pack on my Telstra 3G phone.

That gets me 3 meg. That's MEGABYTES. 3072 bytes.

Thats about 26 cents a Kb.

The 3 deal will see the price go to (effectively) .4 cents a Kb

Making Telstra, effectively 65 times more expensive at present.

*note: Now there are Data packs of higher data values with Telstra, but they are a rip off. Take the Next G card option here. $39:95 for 200Mb, or $49:95 for 400Mb. Still nowhere near the 3 deal. I tried to find something, anything on Telstra's site about data packs for handsets, but I can't.

So there.

Three lifts wrap on "X-Series": 500MB at HSDPA speed for $20 | APC Magazine
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Friday, March 23, 2007

Vandals target historic headstones

Vandals target historic headstones

VANDALS have smashed more than 60 headstones, causing about $500,000 damage, at the heritage-listed St Kilda Cemetery.

The cemetery contains the graves of former Australian prime minister Alfred Deakin and several Victorian premiers, including the state's first, William Clarke Haines, and Albert Jacka, a Victoria Cross winner in the First World War.

I am too angry for words about this.

I cannot believe these fucking idiots would go and damage the grave of someone like Albert Jacka- Australia's greatest ever war hero.

They are not fit to clean the undersides of his boots.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Do submariners wear weird pegs on their noses?

This unfortunate juxtaposition caught my attention on The Age's front page this afternoon:

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Annoying: "LG flummoxed by digital freeze"

Television manufacturer LG has failed to determine the source of a glitch in some of its televisions, which caused them to freeze when screening Nine Network's programs, despite being notified of the problem three weeks ago.

This happened to us- with our new 32" LCD TV. One minute I was watching "CSI: Las Vegas" and the next I was watching a frozen screen of said show...

Unplugging the damn thing did nothing (and the only way to turn it off was to unplug it as everything was locked out- remote control and the actual TVs buttons). So I pondered what to do. LG conveniently provide a 1800 number on the back of the TV so I prepped Mrs R on what to say on Monday morning (while I was safely at work...)

She was not keen.

In near manic/murderous frustration I Googled "Frozen LG TV" and lo and behold found the fix: unplug power and aerial cables. Plug power back in- as it cannot pick up whatever signal is messing with it's hardware, you can now change channels OFF channel 9 onto anything else. Plug in aerial- good to go. Booted up just fine... (who would have thought that we would actually have to "boot up" a damn TV?)

Note: It only crashed on Channel 9: I offer that only as a fact, not an opinion on the digital signal from GTV 9...

LG flummoxed by digital freeze - Home Theatre - AtHome - Technology

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Monday, March 19, 2007

I can feel it in the air...


Here's what you get when you combine: beat boxing, harmonies, soul music, Phil Collins and the French Metro.

Wicked stuff

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Oh we did have fun with this beast- what a joy to behold!!

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Friday, March 09, 2007

I'm an adult now..

It's no secret that I am a bit immature. I call it "forever young".

Getting a clear indicator of how grown up you are is rather difficult: in a stable long term relationship? check. Married? check. Stable income? check-ish.

Now I have a new measure.

The Age home delivered? CHECK!

Seriously it's the most exciting thing ever. I love the feel of a crisp unread broadsheet. I might never emerge from the house of a weekend.

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Machinima embed video...

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Friday funk fest

Ok, I'm gonna do a Clem Bastow and post a few youtube vids of some music I like.

Aussie Hip Hop.
Once upon a time I considered Aussie hip hop as a poor crappy cousin to the US stuff.

...and that was wrong of me. Though when I heard Aussie rappers rapping in an American accent I could notr get into it. The sound of the Australian accent in rap made me cringe. I was confused. I was reactionary.

Perhaps I was an old man at last?


Frankly I grew into it- and when the Australian hip hop scene found its voice and style I got on board.

Less yapping more rapping:

Muph and Plutonic: "Heaps Good". Both are great names!

The big dogs on the block in Australian hip hop are from... wait for it...
ADELAIDE. The Hilltop Hoods new album "The Hard Road" took off in Oz and rightly so:

The Herd cover old Redgum anti-Vietnam war classic "I Was Only 19"

Still as relevant today. Translates well to rap methinks. As good as "I Was Only 19" is, The Herd's own track "77%" is even better. Checkit:

Werd, audi.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

For Kat Riley

She loves this sort of stuff:

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Friday, March 02, 2007

World Supers this weekend

It's World Superbike's this weekend at Phillip Island!

I'm off tomorrow for the weekend and I'll be reporting for 3AW as ever! See you there!

GO Baylisstic!

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