Category Archives: Tech

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Changes on NSW public Transport tickets due to Opal cards

Opal cards are changing the way public transport ticketing works in NSW. Some questions I have about how this affects pensioners and families. Continue reading

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Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) and related goodies

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is on in many Australian states. But the App only works in Windows 8, is in US English and suggests you also get the Lotto App. Continue reading

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Um @Apple, the #Mac #AppStore Top Free aren’t all #free !?

Browsing the Mac OS X App Store today, I noticed that only 58% of the first 12 Top Free Apps are actually free! Is this a miss-classification of applications? A data entry error? Or the Australia tax I get for … Continue reading

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Questionable specs for the new Mac eTax software

The ATO has finally released their Mac eTax software, but the computer requirement seem a little strange. I understand having one of the last 3 Mac OS X versions (10.6, 10.7 10.8) as a requirement. But the hardware requirements seem … Continue reading

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Need an anti-virus solution? Try this new (no)power solution

Are you having problems finding an adequate anti-virus to protect the users you support? Try this new (no)power solution. Removing the possibility of unintentional or intentional installation of malware or viruses. It reduces infection rate to zero. And is a … Continue reading

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Caution! Portal floor cleaning in progress!

When warning signs go up to for floor cleaning, often they are just to make you aware of the dangers of slippery floors. Where as, this one for Portal floor cleaning warns not to step too close, or you might … Continue reading

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Have you signed up for a Qantas debit card? No, neither have a lot of people it seems…

I received an email from Qantas trying to flog me their new debit card. The first paragraph got me thinking: “We’ve had so much interest in the exciting new Qantas Card and Qantas Cash™ that we’ve decided to extend the … Continue reading

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A Taste of Exploratory Testing by Anne-Marie @Charrett #photo

Photos from tonight’s ‘A Taste of Exploratory Testing‘ given by Anne-Marie Charrett down at Google in Pyrmont. In interesting talk about what exploratory testing actually is, and how you can convince management that you are not just ‘playing around’.

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Analysing the Time 100 influential results

Time have their ’100 most influential people’ poll on at the moment. It is interesting to analyse the voting results so far. Like the person with the most ‘Yes’ votes has almost double the number for the next person, but … Continue reading

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Has the Subscriber Agreement printing run out of Steam?

Just updated Steam on my Mac, and on relaunch I get this ‘nice’ Steam Subscriber Agreement notice that I need to agree to before continuing further. Not wanting to try reading the whole agreement in white text on a black/grey … Continue reading

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