Crikey! OzBargain Wants To Give Away My Email Address…

So I was signing up for an account at consumer-discounts-website OzBargain, when I happened to notice something a bit odd in the terms and conditions I was agreeing to… Terms and Conditions of Use Account Inactivity After a period of inactivity, OzBargain reserves the right to disable or terminate a user’s account. If an account ...

Mobile Friendly

Once again Randall is on the money here. Attn: developers of mobile websites. If I follow a link from Google (or, say, an obfuscated short url from someone’s Twitter post) to a specific page on your website, by all means sniff my user agent string and give me a mobile-friendly layout because I’m on an ...

IMDb’s Version

IMDb's Version
Ah. Free movies. When we lived in London there were so many free movie screening tickets available if you knew where on the internet to look, that we pretty much saw one every week. Sadly they’re somewhat thinner on the ground over here in Melbourne, but there’s still the odd one every now and again. ...

Over Sharing

Over Sharing
Really, iiNet? Someone been having a dirty protest have they?

Sense of Perspective

Sense of Perspective
Yes, that’s right, The Herald Sun, the fact that you, living in a free country with a democratically elected government, might have to pay slightly more for your electricity is exactly the same as living under an oppressive dictatorial regime in the Middle East.

Is This Supposed To Be Aspirational?

There’s been some unfortunate sporting endorsements on the airwaves here in Australia during our big summer of sport. Inevitably England’s domination of the Ashes was never going to be entirely compatible with all those ads featuring Aussie cricketers that popped up in between overs. Just how many multivitamins does Ricky Ponting need to take, one ...

Desperation

I think McAfee must be getting a bit desperate. Seems they *really* want me to renew my anti-virus: Subject: Subscription Renewal Price Enclosed From: subscriptions@mcafee.com Date: Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:06 AM Subscription length: 1 Year(s) Renew Subscription(Auto Renew) Base price (pre-tax): £ 64.99(GBP) Subject: Alert: 1 Month Remains From: subscriptions@mcafee.com Date: Fri, Nov ...

Channel Nine Sucks The Big One

So there was I thinking, as I walked home from work last night with Test Match Special in my ears courtesy of Radios 4 and 5 and my iPhone’s 3G connection to teh interwebs, that with 8 or so overs still to play at the end of the first day of the first test in ...

Radical New Direction

I think they normally play these things on a cricket oval. Can’t help thinking that this radical new direction by Cricket Australia is going to result in a lot of balls lost in Sydney harbour. Guardian: Australia announced their Ashes squad for the first Test on Circular Quay in Sydney this morning…

Misdirection

Hey. So you know when you receive an email that isn’t spam as such but is from a real person who meant to send it to another real person that isn’t you but is probably someone with the same name as you and a very similar email address, and you read the message and think ...