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Happy New (long) Year

It’s now 2009. Leap days aside, did you notice that 2008 was a little longer than usual? It was a second longer. Midnight on New Years eve (in UTC) went something like 23:59:58, 23:59:59, 23:59:60, 00:00:00, 00:00:01 The…

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Merry Christmas

Christmas day has at least started for the entire planet. Mery christmas and I hope Santa brought everything you wanted. If you find yourself bored at anytime over the next few days, feel free to make yourself a…

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4000 x 3000 = 12.1 Million?

I used to own a nice compact Canon Ixus 900Ti camera – It was a lovely little camera but unfortunately didn’t come out too well in a match against a concrete floor. I decided to replace it with…

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Website usability 101

I logged into HSBC internet banking today. In fact, I tried to log into HSBC internet banking today…. The message reads: Issues with Safari Browser 3.2.1 The latest Safari update from Apple which was released on Monday 15…

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Don't vomit in public!

I saw this outside the Mile End tube station in East London. It reads: “GET DRUNK, VOMIT IN PUBLIC & YOU’LL BE FINED £80.” “Cutting Crime TOGETHER” I guess it does it’s job, it gets your attention.

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Expensive advertising

This was the state of one of CBS’ electronic signs at Liverpool street tube station today. I took the photo just before 3pm. It was still like this three hours later at 6pm. I wonder who is paying…

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WordPress Version 2.7 "Coltrane" Released

WordPress, the publishing platform I use to write and host this website/blog released a new version yesterday. Upgrading from version 2.6.5 was a piece of cake and the administration interface is brilliant – Modern and Clean. You can…

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Me: Now available in Certified!

I’ve just sat and passed my first Microsoft certification exam making me a MCTS: SQL Server. I spent the best part of two weeks studying for it. My main study guide was the Microsoft Press book: If you…

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A car on a tree stump? – Now on Google street view!

I wrote back in May about a car on a tree stump. Google recently released street view for New Zealand which shows this treestump in it’s full glory. Here again is the photo I took… And here is…

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A car on a tree stump?

While driving from Rotorua to Auckland yesterday, I came across an old Mercedes on a tree stump. It was a bit weird.  Here’s a photo of my GPS receiver. The GPS puts the tree stump right here (google maps). The strange…

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