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Meat pies, plastic bags and Android

Or to put it another way — Friday’s posts for Lifehacker: Beauty And The Geek Seeking Contestants Again Coles Recycling Reusable Bags For Furniture A Comprehensive Guide To Excel Keyboard Shortcuts Android Leading Lifehacker Reader Phone Choice So Far ACCC Takes Optus To Court Over “Unlimited” Broadband Plans The Best Supermarket Meat Pies

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Redemption, part 2

Continuing the gradual catch-up process with this week’s posts for Lifehacker (which, somewhat surprisingly, I’ve now been doing for two years). Road Worrier looked at what business travellers do with their hotel room Internet connections. (Insert your own smutty gag here.) Lifehacker 101 looked at how to make sure your web links stayed intact in […]

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What’s four months between friends?

Yes, I’ve been a slack blogger. Let’s try and make up for that. I won’t do the listing of every Lifehacker post just yet — because, quite frankly, everyone’s heads would explode — but I will sum up the other stories I’ve written online since the beginning of February, as much for my own reference […]

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The invisible veteran

I spent the weekend on the outskirts of the Gold Coast, an area where Vodafone reception is shamefully non-existent. That meant basically no Internet for two days, and no stories published other than the ones on Lifehacker. It also served to remind me that people who deliberately decide they are going to spend less time […]

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Four small and two large

I’ve been waiting years for this to happen: SBS is producing an Australian version of Des Chiffres Et Des Lettres, the French-originating words and numbers game show that I’ve been addicted to since 1984 or thereabouts. It’s almost certain it won’t be called Countdown, as it is in the UK (where I watch it semi-religiously […]

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Yes, it’s Australia Day

I’m spending the holiday in Adelaide with my grandmother, but the writing doesn’t stop, really (though I do get Tuesday off for Lifehacker). Yet another linux.conf.au story went up at APC on Monday, this time looking at Andrew Tridgell’s thoughts on patents. And I expanded the portfolio of publications I covered the conference for again, […]

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LCA 2010 Day 5: Podcasts and publishing

The final day of Linux.conf.au proper proved just as busy as the others. Quite aside from racing in and out of sessions and waiting for the official, inevitable announcement that the 2011 event would be in Brisbane, I was also doing something I haven’t done since August 2008: recording a podcast. Mark Jones asked me […]

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LCA 2010 Day 4: Aw shucks

Once again, my output has been the subject of some interesting comments at ITJourno, the resource site for IT writers and the tech PR community. As most people outside the industry can’t get at the daily Epitome column (which had the slightly cheesy title “Gus on the run”), here’s the relevant bits: We all know […]

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LCA 2010 Day 3: Crikey!

I write for a living and I write a fair amount, but it does tend to be for the same sites. Indeed, up until this week the last time I actually started writing for a publication I’d never appeared in before was when I started at Lifehacker back in May 2008. That’s one of the […]

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LCA 2010 Day 2: Open my sectors

The second “pre-day” at linux.conf.au saw the first keynote (by anthropologist Gabriella Coleman, artistically pictured above) and a bunch more mini-confs, with ‘Open & The Public Sector’ grabbing most of my attention. I’ve got a couple of stories in progress based on ideas from those sessions, but nothing published yet. My main LCA-connected writing was […]

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