Monthly Archives: December 2011

Switching to naked broadband

We switched to naked broadband (DSL without a home phone line) on Tuesday. The new setup will soon be bolstered by a femtocell to boost our dodgy cellphone reception. Our main motivation was to take advantage of regulatory changes, and … Continue reading

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Did a young Steve Jobs (or Jeff Bezos) read this passage from 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Spotted by my sister-in-law, who’s re-reading the Arthur C Clarke classic, originally published in 1968. (Thanks to @GaryTurner who pointed out this YouTube clip of a related sequence in the movie.)

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Borders, boldly re-imagined. With guns.

The Borders megastore on Queen St is closing in a few days (remember when it was going to kill Unity?). New Whitcoulls/Borders owners the Norman family (who also own Farmers) are obviously looking to trim costs. But a large number … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the Herald

Staffers @TroyRF and @Snappy_NZ work on tomorrow’s lead (via @Nicky_Park_). UPDATE: Didn’t they do well.

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If you sell sushi, please print this helpful guide

Soy sauce plastic fish = good. Sachets = evil (perversely, the Newmarket place where I photographed the fish above had wasabi in sachets).

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Wait, what news season is it?

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Co-dependent couple fight

Mair v Laws

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