Archive for the 'Just geek' Category

The State of the Web survey

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

aka thoughts on what everybody else is doing

I have just finished reading The State of the Web survey results. I was surprised by the results of the survey of current web practices, I always considered myself an early adopter of design and development practices and technologies when it comes to HTML, CSS and the ilk. With an early adopter audience, I expected to be in the middle of the pack of the survey with my design and development practices.

Web Mixed grill

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

The Australian Web Industry Association is organising a Web Mixed Grill to showcase some of the bright minds the Australian web community, I assume in 24 ways kind of way.

While I do not consider myself one of the brightest mind in the Australian web community. I am more than happy to contribute. So what would you like to see me contribute …

The recycled cycle

Friday, November 21st, 2008

recyclecycle take 2

If you have wandered across my flickr stream lately you might of noticed a couple of photos of my latest bicycle. So here is the story behind it. I regularly commute the 2.5km to and from the train station each day. Until recently on self destructing cheap chinese hybrid, that is in desperate need of replacement. So when the latest bulk rubbish collection occurred in our suburb, I decided to see if I could find a suitable replacement. Unfortunately I spent the weekend clearing our shed of 10 years worth of junk to have a good look locally.

A few days later, on the way home in the bus (it was raining heavily), I spotted a suitable candidate …

That proposed filter

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Keep Your Filter Off Our Internet badge

Greg Dwyer is collecting material on the proposed internet filtering in Australia. So I am sharing my thoughts and particularly my experience with the filtering software I now look after at the State Library of WA, with you as well as Greg.

One of Australia’s Top 100 Influential Twitterers

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Well for the time being. Monday morning saw a flood of email announcing new followers. I quickly traced it back to Australia’s Top 100 Influential Twitterers. I was surprised to see myself as number 62. Since that time my ranking slowly dropping, as more Australia twitterati are discovered. Currently I am number 85, and probably by the end of the week I will no longer be one of Australia’s Top 100 Influential Twitterers, but that is no loss. I will keep using twitter the way I have been.

WebJam9 is coming to Perth

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

In conjunction with Edge of the Web, WebJam9 is coming to Perth on the evening of November 6. You do not need to attend the conference to go to WebJam. If you have never been to a WebJam, you need to experience it at least once. Close to 20 geeks, giving short, and I mean […]

ACMA report into ISP level filtering

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The ACMA last week released a report into the ISP level filtering. I have been spending to much time on FriendFeed communicating with Americans and missed the release of this report. Note to self, open your feed reader more often.

I have managed to keep quiet on internet censorship, mainly because others like Stilgherrian have been doing a good job of providing unbiaised information on the issues. Then I tried to read what was attempting to masquarade as a through scientific report, is was too much.

TransPerth customer service FAIL

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I might be fan of the TransPerth web presence. However, their customer service failed for me big time tonight. Working late, I caught the 1935 train home from Perth, so I could connect with the 541 bus from Wellard station to drop me off outisde my house. The trip went well until the train attempted […]

Cuil ain’t no Google, right now

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

cuil search engine screen capture

There was some noise on FriendFeed yesterday afternoon, about the new search engine on the block, Cuil (pronounced cool). There was enough noise, that Read Write Web wondered How Did Cuil Get So Much Publicity the answer in pedigree ex-Googlers with IBM’s Web Fountain and Altavista background.

So like many others, I went and checked it out …

Opera 9.5 beta for mobile

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

opera beta 9.5b1 screen shoot

Do you have a Windows Mobile device and are jealous of the Safari Browser on the iPhone? But can not or do not want to get an iPhone, well the latest Opera browser for Windows Mobile 5 or 6 is for you …