Illawarra Labor Party: Who cares about the election, I want the seat!

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Like sands through the freaking hour glass, so the Illawarra Labor party continues to rip itself a new one.

First a little background.

Back in 2010, former union president Stephen Jones was parachuted into the seat of Throsby to replace the departing former ACTU president Jeannie George (who had been parachuted in to the seat in 2001). All of this parachuting was as a result of a deal between the left and right factions of the Labor party, which gave the right access to certain seats in exchange for the left to have control over Throsby.

Watching Men In Black on GoogleTV

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As you may be aware from such classic blog posts as Google TV - The enfrustratening continues and Revue Update Update and a Rant I have been having a less than stellar experience in trying to use the Revue to access Googles, or really, anyones, paid media service.

However, good news everyone!

Angry Beanie and a Collaborynth Update

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Forgot to post about the Angry Beanie Rant at the beginning of the week, so here it is:

"Politicians do the same old dance on asylum seekers, the Queensland LNP "review" civil unions into the dirt, US Teacher goes full Klingon and the US Olympic ctte takes on the yarnists of the world"

Also, a bit of a Collaborynth Update. My time with the Local Government and Shires Associations NSW are coming to an end, written more here:

Something new at Angry Beanie

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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:

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

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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.

Google TV - The enfrustratening continues

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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).

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

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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

Clover Bad, Joanna Good?

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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.

Xooming along

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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.