Espresso Reader makes feed reading sexy


As a predominantly mobile user, I use a variety of internet-connected devices to work, research, blog, interact and entertain myself. My mobile, device-swapping, online-lifestyle has necessitated the use of various technologies which utilise cloud services, granting me some degree of data storage device-independence. DropBox, with its multi-platform clients and open application programming interface (API), provides … Continue reading Espresso Reader makes feed reading sexy

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Managing iPhone/iPod Touch music on the run


Although I have an iPhone with 32Gb of storage, once apps, podcasts, photos and other data claim their share, I'm left with only about 20Gb of storage for music. Whilst this sounds plenty, it represents less then 10% of my household digital music library, and I'm forever forced to make difficult decisions about which artists, … Continue reading Managing iPhone/iPod Touch music on the run

A simple request turns into a twelve hour job


It happens all the time. Someone asks for something simple - today it was my ten-year-old son who wanted me to help him create a website - and before you know it, a simple request snowballs into something much bigger which you would have procrastinated about had you known how significantly it would embiggen. I … Continue reading A simple request turns into a twelve hour job

The role of social media in the 2010 Australian Election


The day after the astonishing outcome of the Australian 2010 Federal Election, which saw an historic potentially hung-Parliament outcome with power pivoting upon the whims of three or four independents and one Greens MP whom a new Government will need to accommodate to be appointed by the Governor-General, it seems inconceivable that the role social … Continue reading The role of social media in the 2010 Australian Election

TPG Network Outage last night seems to be a mystery


Last night the author and many users around Australia experienced a network outage which severed their connection to the outside world for a small window of 1-4 hours, based upon my reading of the Twitter hash-tag #tpg. Fellow Tweeter @samotage suggested that Senator Conroy was "installing disk 1 of his cleen (sic) feed!" which I … Continue reading TPG Network Outage last night seems to be a mystery