Who Cares About Petrol Prices? Umm Everyone Should

Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 05/31/2008 - 18:07

Craig Sanders has posted a long blog post about petrol prices where he basically says that people really shouldn't be complaining about petrol prices as a 5 cents a litre rise is piddling (adding up to only a $5.00 a tank increase) and instead we should all be reducing our reliance on petrol and using public transport and stop eating cakes and biscuits and coke.

Open Source On The Air - The Return

Submitted by James Purser on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 16:55

Ladies and Gentlemen it is with great pleasure that I announce that we will be reviving Open Source On The Air, that fortnightly exercise in tom foolery, that brought us praise such as:

"You call yourself a journalist?" - Anonymous

"For the love of god will you stop saying 'sweet'!" - Frustrated Anonymous

That's right on the 24th of June we will be releasing the first episode of the new show. Format is a little up in the air at the moment, however LUG Roundup (not to be confused with LUG Radio) will of course be part of the show.

An Experiment

Submitted by James Purser on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 15:01

I've come across a web conferencing service called dimdim which allows you to setup and hold online meetings for free. I'm looking for a way to run a series of online presentations so I thought I would give this a go.

Consequently I'm going to be running a presentation that I gave at last years Making Links conference.

Change Is As Good As A Holiday

Submitted by James Purser on Wed, 05/14/2008 - 22:05

I've decided to move out of my comfort zone and try out a new distro, one that I have never used before and that isn't derived from one I have used.

First off I thought I would give Open Solaris a go, and while the livecd looked very nice (even going so far as to automatically detect my wireless) it lacks essential packages that I need for my work.  Definitely one to keep an eye on though.

Media Watch - Priorities Much?

Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 21:46

I've just finished watching tonights Media Watch, and I have to ask who is setting the priorities for the programme at the moment?

Tonights episode focused on an ABC run conference concentrating on Journalism and the Internet, with a pretty heavy focus on the perception that the move to online news is a threat to "serious" journalism. All well and good and to be honest I would have liked to have gone to the conference myself.

The downside to an Online Life

Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 04/26/2008 - 17:42

You know what? I could really do with that 3g usb thing right about now. Due to a complete fubar by someone we are sans internet at home (this is being brought to you by my very patient father in laws internet connection).

As such if you've been trying to get hold of me via email then I haven't received it until now. We're not looking like having internet switched on until Monday at the earliest so please bare with me.