Crappy Telstra NextG network and Samsung A701 phone

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It is difficult for me to find words adequate to express my unhappiness with Telstra’s crappy NextG network and the equally crappy Samsung A701 phone that I own. But I’m going to try …The NextG network is the most unreliable thing since the early days of digital networks in Australia – high levels of drop … [Read more…]

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Online video and social networking big in 2008?

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Suspect that video based social networking is about to take off in 2008. But of course, I could be wrong! During 2007 we’ve seen the consolidation of video sharing on sites like YouTube and others, now we’re seeing sites like seesmic launching. Early in 2007 lots of normal people (i.e. non-geeks) were talking about Utube … [Read more…]

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Subprime crisis – Comments

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It is always instructive to watch what a smart & successful company like General Electric* does and try to work out why they are doing it. Several years ago GE spun off their insurance businesses and this divestment was of interest to me at the time because GE was removing a number of capital intensive … [Read more…]

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Seesmic

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Finally got an invite to Seesmic last night from Loic and, of course my webcam is not working on my desktop. This means I will have to use the Mac, which I generally only use on the road. It would seem very strange to use it here in my study. Unless tomorrow I brave the … [Read more…]

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Techcrunch goes political with the US election

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Techcrunch goes political with the US election, Michael Arrington explains: “TechCrunch wants to provide a voice for digital policy and technology issues in the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, and so we’ve decided to hold our own political primaries online. Voting will be open from Tuesday, December 18 through midnight pst Friday, January 18. TechCrunch will … [Read more…]

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Microsoft Office 2007 Upgrade

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I recently upgraded to Microsoft’s Office 2007 and what a pleasant surprise it was! The upgrade process was really easy, the product itself has a really nice user interace, and it’s easy to use. This is so much better than the previous versions, although I do suspect having a lot of RAM helps. via Aide-mémoire

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