Archive for January 19th, 2009

52 sitting days for the senate

An email to 2GB’s Jason Morrison:

Good afternoon Jason,

Welcome to the drive show.

I’m in awe at the arrogance of this government in having such a low number of sitting days for the senate. As far as I can see, with the ETS and other complicated and convoluted legislation set to go through this year, plus the usual lengthy process of approving the budget, it looks to me as if the Rudd government either want to turn the senate in to the house of the rubber stamp by rushing them through all of the legislation, or they’re trying to trigger a double-dissolution.

Perhaps a double-dissolution isn’t such a bad thing…although I’m not convinced that the current opposition would do a better job, not until Julie Bishop and Joe Hockey are the leadership team anyway.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

3 comments January 19th, 2009 at 05:02pm

Telstra Connectivity Issues

It looks like we’re having some connectivity issues with Telstra’s network. This may be preventing people on Bigpond and other Telstra connections from viewing the website, and is definitely preventing this server from connecting to the Bigpond mail server. As such, any users registering with a Bigpond email address will not receive their registration confirmation email until after the problem is fixed.

Our network provider is liaising with Telstra to fix the problem, hopefully it will be fixed soon.

Samuel

January 19th, 2009 at 10:55am

New York Weather

An email to 2UE’s Steve Price, who is broadcasting from New York this week.

G’day Steve,

I was just looking at New York’s weather on the New York Times and Weather Underground websites, and I noticed something on Weather Underground that the Aussie weather bureau never do. A “100% chance of precipitation”.

The Aussie bureau never go to zero or 100%, they settle for 1% or 99% just in case…still with 33 degrees expected almost all week here in Canberra, I think I’d prefer New York…I hate the heat!

Enjoy your week over there.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

2 comments January 19th, 2009 at 10:44am


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