Archive for January 14th, 2007

Stuart’s Gone Missing?

An interesting rumour just crossed my desk. Apparently Stuart Bocking will not be on tonight, and this has been planned for some time. John Kerr was asked to fill in but declined, so Clive Robertson will be on tonight.

How that rumour ties in with Glenn Wheeler saying that it is strange that he will be on Stan’s shift tomorrow night, considering the “2UE rumblings” I published about Stuart Bocking taking over Stan’s shift, is anyones guess.

2UE is a funny place at times…


7 comments January 14th, 2007 at 10:58pm


I get the feeling that “HoinK” is still reading this, so I will briefly explain why I’m not interested (yes, this message is directed at HoinK). Basically, what you proposed is something I consider unethical, it would have been in response to something which was done to you which was also (and probably moreso) unethical, but by your own admission, what was done to you has been purged from the Internet.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, a saying which is not always accurate, but seems to be on this occasion. I appreciate the offer of employment that you sent my way, but I wouldn’t have been able to accept the offer, knowing what I would have had to do to actually get the job.

I’m sure you mean well HoinK, and I hope you get the issue sorted, but for my own reasons, I just can’t assist in what you had planned.

I would be happy to discuss this more in a day or two…I think we both need time to calm down and reflect after the discussion we had.


6 comments January 14th, 2007 at 08:49pm

The iPhone Jigsaw Puzzle

The iPhone started off as an exciting announcement by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, but has since turned into a rather large mess.

When Apple announced the iPhone, many people started to wonder what deals they had struck to use the “iPhone” name, and it soon became clear that Apple hadn’t finalised any agreements with Cisco over the use of the name, and Cisco were quick to sue them for trademark infringement.

Also part of Jobs’ announcement was that the iPhone runs Apple’s Mac OS X operating system, this led to a lot of speculation about whether or not third party applications would be allowed on the iPhone. Steve Jobs announced that third party applications would not be allowed on the iPhone, apparently for stability reasons, which seems just a tad odd for something running what appears to be a modified version of OS X.

Cisco then tried to clarify their lawsuit, apparently they wanted to have Cisco products and the iPhone interoperate, but just as they were making the clarification, their trademark started to look a bit shaky.

A few days later an investigation revealed that Cisco may have already lost the rights to the iPhone trademark due to not using it.

Things were starting to look up for Apple, until the processor used in the iPhone came to light…a Samsung ARM core processor. Mac OS X is based on an open source BSD UNIX variant named “Darwin”, but it only runs on Intel x86 and IBM PowerPC platforms, and if Apple were to write a version for Samsung ARM, they would have to release the source code, which they haven’t done, and according to a Cingular Mobile rep, they won’t be doing. So in essence, it’s not running Darwin, and therefore not running OS X. Apple can call it OS X, but it’s not even remotely related to the OS X you would find on a “normal” computer.

With all of the kerfuffle so far, is it any wonder that Apple didn’t make any other big announcements (Apple TV isn’t a particular big or expected announcement)…they would have been lost in the iPhone Jigsaw Puzzle.


2 comments January 14th, 2007 at 05:59pm

The Boatiflage Puzzle

In this dream I am walking around on a boat with a clipboard and a puzzle, near one of the windows at one end of the boat I saw someone sitting down, so I asked them for a letter and then told them where their chosen letter was in the puzzle.

The person then picked up a walkie-talkie style deivce which had what looked like a miniature satelite dish on one end, they pointed it at a boat about 50 metres away and told them how far away they were, and that they would soon be out of communication range. I then borrowed the walkie-talkie device and got a few letters from the people on the (not very) distant boat.

I then walked around the corner to my quarters and went to sleep as I was rather tired.


6 comments January 14th, 2007 at 04:44am

Photos from the New Years Eve Storm

Residents of Canberra, and possibly people outside of Canberra would remember the hail storm which hit Canberra on New Years Eve.

With thanks to Chris and Vik of Conder, here are a bunch of photos of the Conder area during and just after the storm.

New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006
New Years Eve Storm, Canberra, 2006


3 comments January 14th, 2007 at 04:35am


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