Monthly Archives: April 2009

Oporto, the new McDonalds

(in Marrickville anyway.) Went for a walk down Marrickville road in Marrickville a couple of days ago. It was interesting to notice the things that have changed since the last time I visited some years ago (and what hasn’t). I … Continue reading

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Oracle devours the Sun, religious ferver over MySQL

IBM decided not to buy them, though Oracle seems to think it is a good idea. It will be interesting to see how the acquisition of Sun fits into Oracle’s host. One question that comes out of the acquisition is: … Continue reading

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Pirate Bay sunk

The Pirate Bay¬† court case if over, and the owners of the service have been marched down the plank. The four were found guilty of promoting copyright infringement (2, 3). Now, are the users of Pirate Bay to be deprived … Continue reading

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Clouds over demolition

The few remaining buildings and chimney of the former Carlton United Brewery on Broadway, Chippendale. It was interesting to come back to Sydney after a year, and find the space opposite UTS raised to the ground. An expanse of open … Continue reading

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If there is danger…

Sign from a carriage of a State Rail train in Sydney. The sign reads: Emergency Procedure 1. If danger present move to another carriage 2. If you are last close the door behind you 3. Inform guard or driver of … Continue reading

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All roam leads to Rhodes

In my first month back in Australia I went out to Rhodes too many times. Buy stuff at Ikea. Buy stuff we didn’t have time for the first time. And the bring stuff back that needed replacing (though their replacing … Continue reading

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NBN awarded unto itself

Today the Australian government announced its decision on submission to build the new National Broadband Network. Telstra put itself out of the bid last year by putting in an incomplete submission. So who of the remaining tenders were to take … Continue reading

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Papers get too much of you not getting enough

It has been interesting, though getting boring, to watch the banter about the latest book by Bettina Arndt, The Sex Diaries. It seems to have split people into two camps. All men are Liars has a post about The Sexless … Continue reading

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Conroy backtracks on Internet Censorship policy

Australian politician Stephen Conroy has begun distancing himself from his highly controversial internet censorship policy. Although this is not a complete backdown. There still the intention to implement a list of filtered sites, just changing what is deemed to be … Continue reading

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