BarCamp Sydney #3

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Now that Mick has done this splendid advert of course you want to come along to BarCamp Sydney #3! By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

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What is a geek?

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Went to an Earth Hour candlelight BBQ last night and ended up having one of those late night conversations about ‘what is a geek?’ and ‘who is a geek?’ I’d never really thought about it like that before & so have been pondering notions with Twitterbuds this morning. But am very interested in what other … [Read more…]

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Is IT becoming extinct?

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Krigsman over at ZDNet asked this very interesting question. I reckon that IT is diverging into two separate streams – firstly mission critical systems, that must be highly reliable and resilient. Secondly non-critical systems that are being democratised. I don’t think any of us want to use medical or financial systems that are user generated, … [Read more…]

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Now your plants can Twitter too!

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New Twitter app: Botanicalls, where your plants tweet to let you know how they are doing. As it says on the website: “Botanicalls Twitter answers the question: What’s up with your plant? It offers a connection to your leafy pal via online Twitter status updates that reach you anywhere in the world. When your plant … [Read more…]

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Global Warming or Global Cooling?

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I was listening to the ABC Radio on the way home the other night and heard a conversation between Counterpoint’s Michael Duffy and Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior fellow of Melbourne-based think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Now many think that the IPA is a neo-con front, but it was a seriously interesting … [Read more…]

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