Archive for the ‘Published’ Category

The printernet is for porn

Yesterday saw the main HP printer launch event that I flew to Hong Kong for, held at Shaw Brothers Studios, where many a legendary Hong Kong action flick has been filmed. The site wasn’t exploited much for its history: the picture above is literally the most interesting thing I found to photograph when a bunch […]

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Live from Hong Kong

As you’ve likely gathered from the previous post, I’m in Hong Kong for a couple of days for an HP printers press launch. What’s unusual about this particular event is the sheer number of journalists that have been flown in: at least 10 from Australia alone, including my esteemed brother. It’s been quite some years […]

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All hail the Bruff

I’ll freely admit I was chuffed to read this on Gizmodo, where my colleague Nick Broughall was linking to Lifehacker’s post on prepaid 3G broadband plans: I love it when Gus over at Lifehacker lets his inner Excel-geek go to make information tables. There’s always so much information in such a concise form factor – […]

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Prepaid joy

I’ve returned from Vegas (ah, the subtle pleasures and challenges of the A380 in premium economy), but the sausage machine continues. At iTnews, there’s a piece on the data centre used by the Venetian and Palazzo hotels. While there’s nothing particularly unique about the centre itself, merely getting access is pretty astonishing: casinos normally treat […]

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Storing up a week in Las Vegas

I’ve been in Las Vegas all of this week, attending the HP Techworld Forum 2010 event. When I was in Vegas earlier this year for CES, I managed daily posts; sadly I’ve been lazier this time around. The event has been at the Mandalay Bay, which at least has the comfort of familiarity: this is […]

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I’m huge in America

Lifehacker US has once again republished one of my Australian yarns, this time a Road Worrier column on how to sleep on long-distance flights. I’m happy as ever for the additional audience, but admit I was slightly surprised to see the piece appear, if only because its essential premise is that Australians need different tactics […]

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Words just a breath away from my hand

Lifehacker is getting something of a revamp right now, with a bunch of new columns rolling out. Next off the rank is Streaming, a weekly look at entertainment technology issues. While I expect this to talk about television and music most of the time (and indeed there is one trial column on TV in the […]

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24, 24, 7

In theory, I don’t do any writing for Lifehacker on the weekend. In practice, I often can’t help myself, even if it’s a long weekend. Hence there were three brief posts over the course of the last three days. (The weekly round-up list has been revamped a little, and is now a straightforward top 10 […]

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A virtually busy week

My writing week was topped and tailed by stories with a virtualisation theme for iTnews. On Monday, I looked at some of the challenges associated with chargeback for virtualised environments. On Friday, I examined why VMware had partnered with Novell to actually sell an operating system. Every so often, a story I write for Lifehacker […]

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A question of attribution

I went to the launch of National Cyber Security Awareness Week in Melbourne yesterday. That resulted in two stories for APC. One, about the Australian Federal Police launching an investigation into Google, has been pretty widely covered in other outlets after being strategically bellowed (there’s no other way to describe it) at the launch. The […]

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