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Beautiful wallpapers for you to relax with.

March 8th, 2010 No comments

Some really cool wallpapers from Windows 7 Technical Evangelist Mike Swanson.

I’ve got the new Audi RS5 wallpapers on my work and home PCs if cars are your thing 😉

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When captcha’s know too much….

January 29th, 2010 No comments

I was innocently attempting to post a comment on an article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Then after a few refreshes, it decided to take it to the next level.

It was not to be however, even after several attempts the CAPTCHA failed to validate! A good way to end the week!

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Ohh ahh, Apple releases iPad, tribute to MadTV

January 28th, 2010 No comments

Yes, thats right, Apple fans everywhere rejoice, for your saviour has released the hugely anticipated iPad. While one Steve Bing’s Bings Bings, another whips out his iPad.

Thats right folks, it’ll be a hit with the ladies! But seriously, can’t wait to ArsTechnica to do a proper review about it.

I guess Bill’s vision of people using Tablets Slate‘s is finally coming true. I still have a Compaq HP TC1000 which I scored from MSFT back in the days when TabletPC was all the rage – but unfortunately it didn’t pickup. I remember Dr Neil Roodyn used to carry his TabletPC around everywhere he went.

For anyone who doesn’t mind not having the latest shiny toy from Apple, but still functional, beautiful and may not lock you in to the WWoA (Wonderful World of Apple), checkout the Tegra Android SmartPad.

Me likey, checkout the technical specifications.

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Ars reviews the Nexus One!

January 14th, 2010 No comments

Excellent review of the Google Nexus One on ArsTechnica – as always. Don’t forget that the Nexus One SDK got released too recently.

Impressive! Definately awaiting the launch here to get one to replace the Windows Mobile phones. Whats even more impressive is the fact that it ships with a 1Ghz Snapdragon (ARM Cortex A8) processor with 512Mb of memory! Smooth cat!

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Seek ad for an IT Developer for BorderExpress

January 11th, 2010 No comments

After last year’s search for Credit Superhero on Seek, I bring you, the IT Developer for Border-Express with….

The original ad has been scaled back a bit as I doubt the right candidate could be found in time. Full credit to TheRegister.

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Google Nexus vs iPhone

January 10th, 2010 No comments

Finally, a worthy competitor.

…you know it.

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CES 2010 Video on Demand – Launch of Windows Slate

January 8th, 2010 No comments

Here’s a video stream of CES 2010 with Steve Balmer launching Microsoft’s 2010+ products.

mms://wm.MS-STUDIOSMEDIA.COM/a10065/o9/presspass/1002811_CES_750k.wmv

Skip to about 6:00 because its all marketing blah – wait till you see Steves presentation!

We Bing, We Bing & We Bing, Bing Bing Bing. (12:30)

*sigh*

Ryan Asdourian from the Windows team comes in at about 27:00 which goes into touch devices.

  • 28:38 – Dell’s new thin notebooks
  • 33:20 – Bleo (?) book reader
  • 35:10 – Live Drive & Office sharing
  • 39:33 – TV, CableCard
  • 48:00 – HTC HD2
  • 49:30 – Slate PCs
  • 51:00 –  HP Slate PC
  • 54:40 – Robbie Bach – President of Entertainment & Devices (MSFT)
  • 58:00 – Alan Wake
  • 59:30 – Halo
  • 01:09:22 – Natural User Interface
  • 01:11:30 – Project Natal (awesome!) will be available Holiday 2010 (November?)

Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone!

December 25th, 2009 1 comment

Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Hard to believe we’re already at 2010 and every year we’ll be calling it twenty-something.

xkcd

http://xkcd.com/680/

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Asustek to spin off motherboard manufacturing to new entity!

December 13th, 2009 No comments

SHOCKING news today, Asustek has decided to…

Taiwan’s Asustek Computer on Friday said it would spin off Pegatron Technology, a subsidiary which makes more than half of the world’s computer motherboards, distancing itself from the business which made it into a familiar name in the computer industry.

The company is following a similar path to that taken 10 years ago by Acer, which has since gone on to become the world’s second-largest PC maker behind Hewlett-Packard. While its Asus brand is still only a small player in the global PC market, its successful Eee PC low-cost computer series, launched in 2007, helped to pioneer the netbook market and gave its Asus brand a position on electronic store shelves particularly in Asia and the US.

From XBIT Lab’s news article:

Asustek Computer, the world’s largest maker of mainboards, has decided to completely spin off its mainboards and graphics cards manufacturing arm Pegatron Technologies, the company said this week. The move will allow Asus to become more competitive in terms of branding, but will further withdraw the firm from the actual manufacturing.

According to a statement posted with Taiwan Stock Exchange, Asustek company had convened a board meeting to resolve the spin-off of its ODM business. As a result of the meeting, Pegatron Holding, the company that made virtually all Asus-branded motherboards, will issue two billion new shares to a number of shareholders.

I sure hope the quality and stability of the boards do not suffer. Read more from the Financial Times or XBIT Labs. When it comes to solid boards you can’t go past ASUS, XFX and Gigabyte (bang for buck!).

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xkcd: Nachos, the end of an era, Geocities closes.

October 26th, 2009 No comments

Well a special xkcd comic today to the theme of Geocities, the free website hosting company almost any nerd cool guy/gal made their mark – including yours truly somewhere down SiliconValley (97/98). Around that time, most of the javascript was thanks to The Javascript Planet, the CGI-Scripts were mostly from Matt Wright‘s ScriptArchive and most webmasters had a Fido7 script somewhere. After musing with GeoCities for a year or so I moved over and did what anyother kid would do, made a games site on FreeServers called GamesGalore. Essentially I reviewed demos I got from the PCGamer magazine at the time ($15 a pop!). Made no money but it was all good fun.

The days of marquees, ‘optimised for Netscape or IE’ camps, frames (GamesGalore had it!) and lots of flashing animated gifs, because that was where it was at.

No point pasting the comic here, check out xkcd and enjoy the memories.

I swear that’s the only time you’ll ever see a marquee or a blinking text on this site!

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