Archive for the ‘Published’ Category

Suddenly Monday

Between returning from Hong Kong and hosting visiting family from Canada, the second half of last week was a bit of a rushed blur and blogging once again became a low priority. Despite that, work continued, and I found myself on the virtual pages of CRN, looking at how Harvey Norman has bought out Clive […]

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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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