Footy finals in Barraba

October 5th, 2009 No comments

The main drag in Barraba on footy finals night. Not much action here.

Nor here.

Even though a don’t follow the footy, it would have been good to see the Eels win.

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The Half Tonne Ute

September 20th, 2009 No comments

I found a bunch of old photos of the Half Tonne Ute my brother and I used to troll around in, and scanned them in. These ones were taken after it endured a little bit of creative remodelling.
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Solaris 8 brandz getppid hack

September 12th, 2009 No comments

Sun has always said that any application written for Solaris 6 will be forwards compatible with any other version. It’s a big claim, but as long as the application adheres to the API it’s possible.
Occasionally you bump into things that don’t adhere to the API, (quite a lot of applications really). This is usually caused by developers thinking that they should do things “this way”, because Sun does it oh so wrong all the time. Consequently, you end up with legacy applications that can’t run on Solaris 10.

Enter Solaris 8 brandz zones. Being able to run legacy applications in a Solaris 8 brandz generally gets you around most of the issues in the remaining apps that do stupid things. However, there’s a couple of quirks with a zone that can introduce odd behaviour in an application.

Progress for example……. Read On.
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Protected: Movie night at the school

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Prowl – the “anything” push to your iPhone

September 11th, 2009 No comments

I came across this cool little iPhone app in my recent adventures into the world of distractedness. A growl client for the iPhone.

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WordPress + iPhone + BlogPress

September 9th, 2009 No comments

I recently moved my blog away from Joomla and over to WordPress.

This was for several reasons:
1. Joomla is a pain in the bum for blogging. Its too complex for a blog and I keep forgetting the differences between a “com”, “module” and a “plugin”.
2. Upgrading is a pain in the bum. I just recently noticed that half my content went missing as part of a recent upgrade.
3. I had bought an iPhone and wanted to be able to post while out and about. Getting this going in Joomla was a pain in the bum, (although I discovered after switching to WordPress that it wasn’t really Joomla’s fault).
4. My old TreeCam blog was running on an old version of s9y, and I wanted to combine it all.
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Sun Java Web Console

July 9th, 2009 No comments

This is a little rant from several angles.

Sun’s Java Web Console is a nice little toy. Great for those people who prefer the less extreme learning curve of a CLI, and great for manager types who like pictures.

I’ve used it several times before, but thought I’d try it in on x86 Solaris10u6 box I have here. Bloody Sun. You think a released version implies that it’s stable, and working.
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mobwars ROI calculator

May 7th, 2009 No comments

If you play facebook’s MobWars then you may have noticed that you can now purchase land in other cities.
I’ve updated my MobWars ROI calculator to include all the new cities, (the ones of come across so far). If you run across any moer cities, then please leave a comment below, and I’ll add them in.
If you don’t like my fancy website wrapper, then the direct link to the calculator is here.

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Rant – Solaris vs Linux Part I

November 13th, 2008 No comments

A rant about the state of play with Sun, and what I’d like to see Sun do to improve Solaris.
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HOWTO – Opera Mini + Linux

September 11th, 2008 No comments

I’ve been a user of Opera Mini for a long time. On my mobile it’s great. However, there’s times when I need to view the web in a bigger than 240×320 format. I spend a fair amount of time on the train, and I have a laptop with bluetooth, and a phone with GPRS and bluetooth…. but GPRS is slow and running firefox over it is a pain… even with images turned off.

So, this howto shows you how to run Opera Mini on Linux in glorious 1440×900…. and take advantage of the speed increase.
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