What we must question is that banks are effectively raising the price of a service after it’s been purchased. In no other industry is this legal and it must not be allowed to continue to be legal in the credit industry.
Forgive me reader, for I have sinned. It’s been some time since I last posted to this site. I haven’t stopped writing, but instead have been trying to ‘seed’ my new site with content. There’s only so many words in my head at any one time! Anyway, it’s now ready to be revealed to the
[There is] no evidence that [if] eating beef is the community standard [it] will persuade a vegetarian to approve of it.
OK, let’s start by getting one thing out of the way: I’m watching Big Brother again this year. I didn’t watch it last year and only glanced at it the year before. Each year it got more and more tawdry in the hope for ratings gold in catching two twenty-somethings in a drunken tryst. But
From the I-hate-subeditors department I read a headline on the ABC today: “Study paves way for 500,000-song MP3 player“. It caught my eye: was this some amazing new technology that was only good for storing compressed music files? No, they’re just dumbing-down a technology article so that ‘the masses’ understand it. What’s worse is that
You’ve probably heard of Earth Hour, it started in Sydney last year and has spread around the globe this year. The idea is this: turn off all your lights for an hour. The pointlessness comes in the confusion over why this is a good idea. Turning your lights off for 1 hour will save approximately
The question comes up over on Jaiku every week or so: How do you get a feed that only contains your Jaikus and doesn’t contain external feeds? I keep answering, “Use Yahoo! Pipes.” However that was just theory. Pipes is designed to manipulate, aggregate and filter feeds, but I’d never used it. So when it
Many of you will already know this, and will know more than I’m able to write about just yet … Right about the time I last updated this site, my dad was diagnosed with leukemia. The doctors tried a course of chemotherapy, but it didn’t do anywhere near as much as they’d hoped. So they
It’s been so long since I wrote anything here that there’s a whole pile to say. First and most important of all is that Fatima is pregnant! We have our first child, a boy, due next February 15th. The past few months have been an excitement of ultrasounds, doctors, obstetricians and planning. The 3D image
So my old website was getting a bit tired. Well, tiring really. It had accessibility problems for search engines, screen readers, old browsers and Internet Explorer. Therefore, any time I had was spent trying to sort out technical issues rather than writing, which means I haven’t written anything useful in well over year. I first