Archive for March, 2006

Elderton Barossa Shiraz – 2000

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The scents coming from the top of this wine are amazing. There be spice, fruit (plum i think) and dark dark dark chocolate. I have had the cork out and it airing for the past 45 minutes, and currently the best of this wine is yet to come, and its coming, although some of what […]

Yalumba – Barossa Shiraz 2000

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Booyah, this wine embodies body, a little sharp as it hits the pallete (which indicates to me that it needed a little longer decanting) and then you are in the body of this wine, which is very deep and chunky. Its smoothness lasts for quite some time before just at the end of the aftertaste […]

Mallee Estate – 2001 Shiraz

Friday, March 31st, 2006

This was a very light bodied shiraz that had plenty of potential as it hits the tounge and olfactory senses, but at that point just as you begin to think, ooo this aint to bad, poof, it dissapears and all hope is lost, this is not saying that it is unpleasant or horrible, just dissapointing. […]

Linux supporters fiddle while OpenSSH burns

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

[… Even if you don’t use OpenBSD, you’re likely to be benefiting from it unknowingly. No matter what OS you use, chances are you’re using the OpenBSD-developed OpenSSH for secure shell access to remote machines. This article asks the question: If so many are using this software, why are so few paying for it? …] […]

Graphical vi/vim Cheat Sheet and Tutorial

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Graphical vi/vim Cheat Sheet and Tutorial If you are like me you are quite capable within vi, well using the basics any way, moving lines around, navigating within the file, but every now and then you want to do something a little more complicated or very repedative, I tend to need to refer to a […]

He created the first router but Cisco got credit – [what now?].

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

While William (Bill) Yeager is 66 and still gets peeved when someone trots out the Silicon Valley fable about how the founders of Cisco invented the router (He was the guy at Stanford University that made it happen). I am most interested on the things that he is currently working on at the moment. Sun […]

It was ETSA’s fault – honest

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

It seems that service to bugga.net was unavailable due to a power outage. This may yet happen again today, if it does my apologies. M

How OS X Executes Applications

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

I must get off my backside and have a look at programming in OS X, this article should help bridge some gaps in my knowledge from Linux/Solaris aiding learning the way Darwin(OS X) does it. — ….Highly detailed article on the way OSX executes apps. “In OS X, all files containing executable code, e.g., applications, […]

The pace of technology

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

After penning this article I realised that it was nearly 10 years ago that I first discussed with fellow students the posibility and the rumors that Sun were investigating placing multiple chips into a single die, and that we now have this technology. It seems like there is some significant lag between things that are […]

Denmark next in line to challenge Apple, DRM

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

As much as I may appear an Apple fanboy, and pro competetion I am in favour of this type of legislation being passed. I am still angry that nothing seems to have happened in Australia regarding region encoding on DVD’s which was deemed by the toothless tiger ACCC watchdog as anti competative and against our […]