Written on Feb, 23, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

I work in the industry of Backing up data. I am constantly amazed by the number of people that install the backup software once, press Start, and then assume it is working. The key to a good backup plan for your computer’s data is a three step process: Store your data in 3 locations. The original data on your computer, …

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Written on Feb, 18, 2015 by in , | 1 Comment.

NASA recently posted this time lapse video of our Sun. It is a collection of images taken over 5 years of observation of the Sun. The Sun will appear in different colours as they make the observations in different wavelengths.

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Written on Feb, 10, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

I’ve recently been trying to cut back on the amount of soft drink that I consume during the day. Thanks to work having a free supply of soft drink I’ve been drinking far to much Coca Cola. Upwards of three cans a day. This has led to me feeling super twitchy and running out of pants that fit. Yesterday I …

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Written on Feb, 04, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Found this little device on Facebook. My first thoughts were, “Hey, this is cool” and then I thought on it more. It would be very useful to have something like this in an apartment block or townhouse setup. Have one person get the super highspeed, normally to expensive for a single household, super internet connection and then everyone shares it …

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Written on Jan, 20, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

This is a follow up to Opal Card Tricks. After a week of experimenting I have found that you can indeed save money by taking short bus trips to nowhere. My last week’s travel looked like this: Monday (no travel since I drove to work) Tuesday Home to Work – $5.04 Office to North Sydney – $2.10 * 2 Work …

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Written on Jan, 06, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Thanks to a recent car crash and the writing off of my car I am now back onto public transport. And because of that I have been contemplating the costs of using public transport especially since the fares have just been increased. Full Legit Savings After the Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Tickets were removed from service, the cost per week for …

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Written on Dec, 22, 2014 by in

A few years ago I tried out Freenet 0.7.0 when the Internet Filter debate was happening in Australia. Back then I found it to be complicated to install, the router configuration was over difficult because you needed to configure port forwarding manually, then you had to wait for it to discover the network and that would take hours. Fast forward to …

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Written on Dec, 18, 2014 by in ,

Found this video on Facebook and the comparison between the Australian and American gun control issue is brilliant.

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Written on Dec, 16, 2014 by in | 2 Comments.

I’m not going to get into the drama that has unfolded before us in Martin Place today but what I am going to get into is the reaction that people are having to the incident. Based on my Facebook News Feed a lot of my friends are reacting the decent way, posting status messages of support for the people involved …

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Written on Dec, 13, 2014 by in

The roads in Sydney are pretty rubbish and our main arterial roads are a joke. And along the A3, called Mona Vale Road when it passes through Terrey Hills there is an intersection with McCarrs Creek Road, when you are heading eastbound towards the beaches this road is a TERRIBLE blind spot. The lights are positioned in just the right …

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