Month: June 2010

Some New Additions…

Ok so the content on this blog doesn't change that often! so I've  decided to add some interactive pages that provide real-time data. Notice now that there are two new pages APRS Live Map & Weather list at the top & down the right hand side. I've also added a small weather widget as well, […]

More scare tactics… Are we that STUPID ???

Oh boy this has to be about the highest level of stupidity of the Rudd Government not only do they wish to filter your Internet they will also potentially attempt to ban you if you don't comply. The unanswered question remains that the OS in question (Microsoft Windows) has simply got a lot to answer […]

APRS I-Gate update (server swap)

Effective from today I have retired my IBM NetVista (second server) that was hosting my APRS I-Gate VK7HSE-3. I have moved my  APRS I-Gate to my main server. Whilst I was at it this gave me a chance to remove excess dust build up from within the IBM eServer 220. I have to admit, I […]

OSM now included in XASTIR 1.99 (cvs)

Over the last week or so there has been a major inclusion into the XASTIR project, OSM (Open Street Map) has now replaced the tiger series maps, thus now providing online mapping resources to a larger community. Here is a screen shot from my install of XASTIR…  (click on image for a full size view!) […]

A summery of my day…

Ubuntu and the need for power! (individual)

This topic seems to be rearing its ugly head within the recently disapproved ubuntu-au loco team. Although there has been some healthy discussion within the community from getting the bad news, there is still a lot of work to do before things will be back on the right track to getting the loco re-approved. Below […]

Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux… What Gives ?

As reported from Adobe The Flash Player 10.1 64-bit Linux beta is closed.  We remain committed to delivering 64-bit support in a future release of Flash Player.  No further information is available at this time. Please feel free to continue your discussions on the Flash Player 10.1 desktop forums. However, all is not lost! there […]

What makes a good ISP ?

Ok another subjective topic I know! but that question comes up regularly, and for you what does make a good ISP (Internet Service Provider) OK let me start with a little history from my experience with ISP's … The early days … I first got myself connected to the Internet back in 1997, yes this […]

My best friend… Maisie

Do I really need to say anything ? Maisie, our short hair domestic tabby & white moggie adopted from the Hobart Cat Centre in June 2008. She is now a healthy 2 1/2 year old with plenty of personality (loves a cuddle!) and loves to play with her favourite toy … A ping pong ball […]

Editorial: Gigabytes and gibberish ¹

THERE is little doubt digital data technology has revolutionised much in our lives. THERE is little doubt digital data technology has revolutionised everything from televisions, cameras and telephones to cars, computers and newspapers. The past 15 years have seen the technology creep into the fabric of life. We are now reliant on it in some […]

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