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 Sunday, 27 February 2005
From Aaron Bhatnager...

Paul Owusu, Chief Accountant of Trust Security Bank, Nigeria

Please find attached the picture, of MR. PAUL OWUSU, who is the Chief
Accountant to our firm. He is holding, the caption, that you send to
us., according to your wishes.

Thanks in advance for your co-operation.

Awaiting your early reply.


Taxpayer Ripoffs|Sunday, 27 February 2005 22:29:43 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Sore Buttocks

I have a sore bum this morning- did 110km on my MTB on the weekend- raced in the Rail Trail Duathlon.

We shaved a few minutes off our last year time... I had a puncture about 10km into the second day bike leg which kindaq stuff everything up a bit.

Feel a whole heap better than I did after the event last year though. Heading up signal hill with Garry the the Mad Scott and Toby (Dogblog Dog) for some downhill action after work.

Adventure Sports|Sunday, 27 February 2005 20:46:36 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Thursday, 24 February 2005
Coding Flair

A while  a go, the mad Oregonean (sp.) that is Rory Blythe posted about flair. I was coding this morning and had a flair kinda moment.... so I thought I'd blog it. My flair is a bit different to what Rory sees- it's more like freestyle coding and computer use.

So we play loud music in our office- this morning it was Hybrid, Y4K. So I'm like bouncing on my swiss ball and navigating my way around VS.NET like a demon and I suddenly get the urge to throw some flair into the mix.... It's like... flair is to developing as tweaks or grabs are to snowboarding or kitesurfing... it's as though you've got such a rythym building with the music that you can just throw down some flair moves to help keep you in the groove...

Anyway that is all.... New category too BTW...

1t|Thursday, 24 February 2005 21:01:43 UTC|Comments [0]|    

TC kills TM

DPF is discussing the fact that the TelstraClear depeer decision seems to have killed TradeMe.

Stupid Stupid telcos....

PoliTechLaw|Thursday, 24 February 2005 03:43:19 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Losing It

Tim Haines has a great link to a radio station proank... VERY much worth a listen.

Human Aggregation|Thursday, 24 February 2005 03:31:48 UTC|Comments [0]|    


For those of you who follow the saga- that Jacek guys who wishes to sacrifiice all Mobile MVPs to the devil.....

Herewith Jacekwatch blog.

Mobility|Thursday, 24 February 2005 02:48:45 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Wednesday, 23 February 2005
Paul Is Off To Redmond

Paul Andrew, MS's Wellington based Dev Evangelist is moving on to Redmond. We'll be sad to see you go mate.... been great working with you. Next time I'm in Redmond we're sure hjas hell gonna get a group of the Kiwi expats together and go to Wades Gunshop for a blast up.

Human Aggregation | Rambles|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 22:00:57 UTC|Comments [0]|    


It's Orientation Week this week @ Otago University... The talent would leave even Tim Huffman speechless!

Rambles|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 04:09:16 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Travelling Tablet PC

Darryl B (another NZ based mobile MVP) has noted that my fave travelling PC, a Panasonic Toughbook CF18 Tablet, has made it onto the MobilePC Mag top 100 gadgets.

It really is a great device... you can haul it around airports and hotels ino or out of its bag. It is small- a bit heavy but not at all bad. Rugged as hell.

Toy Box|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 04:00:22 UTC|Comments [0]|    

P-P-P-P-Political S-S-S-S-Slut

Matt McCarten has left the Maori for yet another left wing blue collar start up.

O'Herald has the details.

Politics|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 01:46:14 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Tuesday, 22 February 2005
Cool Posts That Once Were Pt. I

I used to really love it on web forums where every once in a while someone would dredge up a cool post from times gone by....

S here is a post dredged out of the back blocks of my blog on Airline Excess Baggage Charges.....

Anyone have any similar insights?

Rambles | Rants|Tuesday, 22 February 2005 00:50:08 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Monday, 21 February 2005
SHA1 Attack

Bruce Schneier has a detailed post on the recent cryptanalytic attack on SHA1.

It's still not an easy task... but they have significantly lowered the bar for brute force attack.

PoliTechLaw|Monday, 21 February 2005 01:19:05 UTC|Comments [0]|    

A Suggestion for e-Bay

How about a link next to the expiry of an auction to allow me to add it to my Outlook calendar?

Rambles|Monday, 21 February 2005 00:43:58 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Sunday, 20 February 2005
What a cool photo

Check out this sweet pic of Stephen Wright Air Looping.... that is just such a cool shot!

stephen big loop 2

More @

Adventure Sports|Sunday, 20 February 2005 22:06:48 UTC|Comments [0]|    

More Good Stuff on CodeRush

Sam Gentile wades into the vs.nET addin debate and throws out Resharper in favour of CodeRush.


.NET|Sunday, 20 February 2005 21:55:02 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Friday, 18 February 2005
In The Press....

We were in Computerworld this week with a wee case study on our project for the New Zealand National Poisons Center. This was a pretty full on project and it has some really smart technology in it- some of which we can't really talk about that much.

Big thanks to the team @ Kognition who worked on it- it was pretty hard yakka at times. Led by Nick Head, our illustrious CTO, the team was Jason McBratney, Simon 'Skip' Gardiner and myself.

From Left to Right..

Nick, Chris (Me), Jason, Skip... location. Out the front of our office door.

.NET | Kognition|Friday, 18 February 2005 01:11:35 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Thursday, 17 February 2005
Minister of Culture and Heritage

I'm all in agreement with The Right Honourable The Prime Minister with regard this John Farnham singing @ Anzac Cove. A bit insentive really.

But, what I think is also insensitive is for our Minister of Culture and Heritage to be so uncultured as to not know of, nor have ever heard music by probably the most famous popular artist of our nearest geographical neighbor. Talk about small minded!

Politics | Rants|Thursday, 17 February 2005 21:39:51 UTC|Comments [6]|    

Microsoft Cares..... A Parents Guide To L33t Sp34k

Just stumbled across the coolest article ever on

How to speak l33t.....

“While it's important to respect your children's privacy, understanding what your teenager's online slang means and how to decipher it is important as you help guide their online experience. While it has many nicknames, information-age slang is commonly referred to as leetspeek, or leet for short. Leet (a vernacular form of "elite") is a specific type of computer slang where a user replaces regular letters with other keyboard characters to form words phonetically—creating the digital equivalent of pig Latin with a twist of hieroglyphics.”

Is this designed to help protect kids from the evils of the internet or what? It is quite a bizarre article really.

Human Aggregation|Thursday, 17 February 2005 21:36:41 UTC|Comments [8]|