Australia’s wonderful health system – helping keep us sick

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May 112016
 

Many people acclaim Australia’s health system as the world’s finest. And in many ways, they may well be right. I’m sixty four years old – just celebrated my birthday this week (thank you very much) – and suffer from psoriasis. It’s an ailment for which there is no known cure, and the medical profession has […]

All together now, it’s coding time

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Dec 072015
 

There’s been quite a bit of talk in and around Australia about teaching kids to code. By and large, I don’t believe that this is a really good idea, and I’ve had some vigorous discussions about this with many people, on the radio, in person, and on Twitter. Some people disagree with my opinion (as […]

Australian (dis)Organisations refuse to talk to their customers

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Jul 212014
 

What the hell is up with major Australian organisations in that they are refusing to talk with their customers. I’m looking at you, AGL. And I’m looking at you, Telstra. Both of you are out to pasture. Gone with the wind. A bunch of useless bodies, with minds that seem unable to grasp the simple […]

Microsoft Surface sinks. As does their so-called Surface support service

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Nov 052013
 
Microsoft Surface sinks. As does their so-called Surface support service

I recently purchased a brand new Microsoft Surface RT. This was the original Surface, 64GB. The price was very good; the deal seemed to be too good to resist – 64GB Surface, with keyboard, for less than the asking price for a 32GB Surface, without a keyboard. I went in to the deal with my […]

Backflip with Pike: 7 Points

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Sep 062013
 

With a degree of difficulty of just 3, it was somewhat reassuring to see that the Shadow Minister for Sleazy policies has executed a perfect backflip with pike in terms of the attempted resurrection of the internet filter. This whole concept has been roundly – and correctly – criticised as a waste of time and […]