Archive for the 'Technology' Category

10 years of advertising…

Friday, August 6th, 2010

After 10 years of ignoring them, I’ve finally earned the right to remove advertising from my slashdot page: Whilst it’s a low-cost move (particularly as they can presumably make that offer based on me having clicked maybe 1 ad in 10 years), it’s an interesting way of building community… I wonder what the difference would […]

Backup – what you need to consider

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Ah a topic dear to my heart. Both my business partner and I care fanatically about data integrity and hence backups. I guess that makes us appropriate people to manage data for people 😛 We address backup from multiple dimensions: Prevention Technology People Risk Events Recovery Times Economics Communication 1. Prevention We use software RAID1 […]

Seasons Greetings!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

It’s a while since I posted on this blog, quite possibly because I’m too busy with my new company and reading much better or funnier blogs. Oh well, in the spirit of the Festive Season, I thought I’d share a few gems from the last year of RSS: Great post on today’s generation that echoes […]

A Global Obligation

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Dear all, By now some of you will have heard my talk about my latest project – A Global Obligation. Well the good news is it’s open for all (Web 2.0-compliant beta mode of course!) Please do your part for humanity and check it out. If you have any feedback or bugs, please let me […]

A DRM-Free World

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

I usually whole-heartedly agree with John Gruber’s posts. This time, I think he’s got a little sloppy towards the end of his argument. Specifically: People who are already buying from iTunes would continue to. People who refused to buy from iTunes because of DRM might start. And people who bootleg would continue to bootleg. This […]

PC Recommendations

Friday, February 9th, 2007

In response to Richard’s post, I provide as a rough guide the following regarding any new PC purchase: I echo those pains! John and I are constantly complaing about it: particularly Dell. Apple is nice and easy to follow. You can even run Windows on their MacBooks now 😉 My advice to people is thus: […]

Failsafe copying

Monday, January 15th, 2007

All I want for Christmas (a month late, but let’s assume OS X Leopard is Christmas :P) is an operating system that copies something from location A to location B, without choking in the middle. Do what you can, then give me a list at the end of what didn’t work. Or prompt me to […]

BigPond Movies & Webflicks

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

I have just signed up for a BigPond Movies trial. The link I got sent was: http://www.bigpondmovies.com/user/homeExistingUser.php This is curiously similar to the think for my old (2004) service, Webflicks: http://webflicks.com.au/user/homeExistingUser.php Hmmm… more than a superficial resemblance (look at the URLs, not the sites). Let’s delve closer: + – This shows a section of the […]

System Architecture

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Just when you thought System Architecture didn’t really count… http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/issues/accidents/20-mishaps-maybe-caused-nuclear-war.htm

Best. Review. Ever.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Joel Spolsky’s rant is an absolute classic. I rant like this about restaurants (although with less clarity!) – expect a social reviews site soon. DRK