Thursday, March 23, 2006

Does your computer know that daylight saving will be extended an extra week?

Due to the Commonwealth Games, daylight saving has been extended another week (in most States).

Microsoft have a patch available for download at


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Making a billion just isn't what it used to be.

Quote of the week:

"Making a billion just isn't what it used to be."

Forbes magazine associate editor Luisa Kroll following the announcement of the mag's annual rich list, which had Bill Gates, with a US$50 billion (AUD$68.5 billion) fortune, in first place for the 12th consecutive year.

(Source: The Australian, Tuesday 14 March 2006)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

13CRAP (13 2727)

Companies have been known to pay substantial amounts of money for specific 13-numbers (eg. 13TAXI). The auction reserve price alone on some of these numbers was as high as AUD$40,000 (

These 13-numbers seem like a great idea. However, with mobiles (smartphones in particular) increasingly incorporating full QWERTY keyboards (in my humble opinion the way of the future), the characters often no longer match up with the numbers, hence voiding the usefulness of the 13-number altogether.

Print media is fine as the respective numbers can also be shown, but from a pure recall perspective, if QWERTY keyboards continue to increase in mobile devices the lifespan of the 13-number will be severely reduced.

Just my two bobs.

PS. How good is the i-mate K-JAM.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Pope gets an iPod

And the age old discussion...

Music phones to slice into iPod growth

I'm very happy with my new music player software for my Windows Mobile smartphone (more user-friendly than current Windows Media Player software for smartphone). And with memory cards getting bigger all the time (currently can get the smaller miniSD 2GB card for around AUD$100) i personally would prefer to just carry around the one device that does it all: MP3 player, video player, camera, games, phone, web browser, satellite radio, tv, weather and many more great applications.

The next smartphone on my shopping list is the i-mate K-JAM with full QWERTY keyboard amongst other things.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

zucchini pancakes

The Side Effect

"Practice texting 'zucchini pancakes' over and over again. This combination of letters has been shown to quickly help the thumb to develop a side effect. Strength, dexterity and devastating speed are all hallmarks of a well-developed side effect."