Something new at Angry Beanie

I've decided to try something new for me and run a weekly video thing on youtube.

Called Angry Beanie Rant, it's a 5-10 minute thing where I talk about some of the things that have annoyed me over the past week.

Here's the first episode:

Blog Catagories: 

Joe Hockey: 4G potential to be far superior to fibre

Joe Hockey seems to have taken issue with a recent Delimiter article that pointed out that Joe might not be an expert on telecommunications network design.

So Joe has responded

First off, nice to see a politician actually engaging with his critics, so for that, kudos Joe.

However that's about where the loving stops.

Blog Catagories: 

Google TV - The enfrustratening continues

Okay not happy.

I've just updated the Logitech Revue #googletv  device to 3.2 (this by the way is going to be the last update the Revue gets, Logitech has stated explicitly that they won't be updating the Revue to ICS).

One of the features that I was looking forward to was an update to the Youtube App which would allow me to actually watch the Google Movies that I wanted to rent (Google Movies being the only option I have right now unless I want to go the Apple route).

Blog Catagories: 

Brogrammers in the Wild

I know it's usually bad form to read the comments on an article, but I recommend you read these if you want to see the brogrammer in the wild.

If you don't want to dig through the dross, the article itself is about Etsy (that craft site that allows you to sell you crafty items) offering $5000 grants to women who might want to be involved in the Hacker School programme but can't afford to.

Wireless doesn't mean the death of the NBN


Yet another article running the line that because we're all moving to wireless devices (such as smartphones, tablets and laptops) the NBN is now about as useful as clay tablets.

Look, let me use our home as an example.

We have a number of different devices that use wireless:

1 x iPad 1

1 x Xoom

1 x Nexus S (smartphone)

1 x Huwei Android Phone (smartphone)

1 x iPod 3

Blog Catagories: 

Clover Bad, Joanna Good?

So the Coalition government in New South Wales passed their "It's not really about Clover at all" legislation through the upper house last night. This legislation will make it verbotten for State Members of Parliament to hold both the office of MP and the office of Local Government Councillor at the same time.

Blog Catagories: 

Xooming along

So I've finally acquired an android tablet to with my Android phone. I went down to my local ebgames yesterday and bought myself a Motorola Xoom. 

Of course the first thing I did was to root the thing and put ice cream sandwich on it. It's running smoothly so far and I'll be looking into what else I can do with it.

Blog Catagories: 

10 years ago today

You know something?

Being my wife isn't an easy job. You have to put up with a lot.

We'll all be extincted!

You know, there are times when I'm thiiiss close to really considering the Australian Greens as the party that could fill the void on the centre-left left by the Labor party, but then I see stuff like the 3rd Annual Green Oration and I go back to wondering whether we'll ever fill that niche again. 

The Oration itself is an annual event setup by Bob Brown with the following focus:

Blog Catagories: 

The ALP did NOT lose in Queensland Because Wikileaks

Look, I understand that for a lot of people, Wikileaks and Julian Assange are very important. Wikileaks has opened up a number of different cans of worms, and is an expression of openness taken to the extreme (all communications should be open, etc, etc). Assange himself is the personification of the wikileaks ideals.


Blog Catagories: