Archive for November, 2005

Journo fired over rigged Mercedes brake tech test | The Register

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Journo fired over rigged Mercedes brake tech test | The Register Looks like the new S classes auto braking feature is not as poorly implemented as first reported – Merc. engineers were coerced into faking a test that they knew was not possible (radar does not work in steel warehouses – i wonder why they […]

eBay.au: Apple iPod 40GB – Incl. Dock, Protective Case (item 5833740805 end time 30-Nov-05 11:18:33 AEDST)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

eBay.au: Apple iPod 40GB – Incl. Dock, Protective Case (item 5833740805 end time 30-Nov-05 11:18:33 AEDST) I’m selling my iPod on eBay to fund various little side projects. This fine 40GB 3rd Generation model is brand new from warrantee repair. I expect that it will give the new owner much muscial happiness. You could be […]

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

How To Write Unmaintainable Code A nice list of what not to do. Or for the BOFHly what to do to drive everyone around you insane. Some of these are beautiful, everyone will have their own favourite. M

eBook Reader – Windows Mobile

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Handy little site that contains uBook reader (micro book reader) a little utility that seems to have better text rendering capabilities than other ebook readers. Fits much more text on the screen at any one moment in time. M

Cartype : Audi RS3

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Cartype : Audi RS3 I have to got own me one of these puppies. I hope they bring them into Australia. An RS3 with a 260kW engine, DSG and quattro – insanity on wheels, I dont care if it rips the skin from my body when accelerating or cornering but I *must* have one. I […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Monday, November 21st, 2005

The fourth installment of the Harry Potter series is about to be shown around the world in cinemas. I was fortunate enough to be able to get a quick peek at it before the Australian release of December 1st. This fourth movie see’s Harry at Hogwarts as a 14 year old student, about to face […]

Firefox G4 Optimised/G4 Optimized builds for OS X Tiger

Friday, November 18th, 2005

It *always* takes me a reasonable amount of time to find these again. I like to have the both the Camino G4 optimised/optimized build and one based off the official trunk (optimised also) on my machine at the same time. You can never have too many browsers ;). Anyways the “Firefox” can be found here […]

VWvortex Forums: melbourners: important pls read

Friday, November 18th, 2005

VWvortex Forums: melbourners: important pls read Melbourne, Victoria, Australial. Should you see a motorvehicle (Red Ford TX3) numberplates – TVH-464 – report it to the police immeadiatly. Apparantly upset by someone who refused their advanced to participate in a drag (Volkswagen Golf R32 – an EXTREMELY capable car) they decided to take it out on […]

Favicon.ico – A custom graphic for bookmarks and addressbars

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Recently noting that I was getting lots of 404 messages in my http logs for browsers attempting to fetch favicon.ico . I decided to create one from an avatar I use on some web forums. I visited this site here that will create the file for me. Very handy for the extremely lazy like myself. […]

IT workers dubbed ‘worst dressed’ – Breaking – Technology – smh.com.au

Friday, November 18th, 2005

OLD LINK: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/11/17/1132016909640.html – IT workers dubbed ‘worst dressed’ – Breaking – Technology – smh.com.au I call bullshit. To even suggest that IT industry has the worst dressed people is just silly. Go to any building site. See any trucker and most couriers. These people dress (generally speaking) far worse than any slackly dressed help […]