I have just got a new Xperia X10i for my wife. It’s with Virgin who use the Optus network. Optus apparently have better coverage than Three (who we have been using for 6.5 years) and Virgin offers the best deals – they have good phones on low monthly rates and do nice things like selling [...]
Rachel Botsman gave an interesting TED talk about Collaborative Consumption, various ways of sharing and redistributing objects to save money and reduce their environmental impact . It’s a pity that there isn’t something like swap.com in Australia.
P2P Car Rental
Among other things she mentioned P2P car rentals. The first company she listed is Drive [...]
Amazon is providing free EC2 access for new customers (who have never been customers before) for one year . It is 750 hours per month (enough to run non-stop for an entire month) of access to a Linux micro instance which has 613M of RAM and the ability to burst to two ECUs of compute [...]
Just over a month ago I bought a Wikireader  from Officeworks (an Australian chain of stores that sell all manner of office supplies). It cost only $99, thanks to Brianna for informing me about this . When I purchased my Wikireader an Officeworks employee had to get one from the back office and [...]
I’ve just been asked for advice on buying a digital camera. I’m not an expert on cameras but I have a good general knowledge of technology – and I’m sure that the readers of my blog will correct me rapidly if I make any serious mistakes. ;)
Types of Camera
The Wikipedia Page about Digital [...]
My telco Three have just offered me a deal on getting a new phone a couple of months earlier than my contract was supposed to expire, presumably they have some competition and want to get me locked into another 2 year contract a couple of months before anyone else has the chance.
My current phone [...]
When I was walking past Southbank when I saw some Parkour being practiced. I watched for a while and spoke to the instructor after the informal lesson was finished. He’s a professional instructor with the Melbourne branch of the Australian Parkour Association  and he sometimes gives free advice to newbies that he meets on [...]
My phone contract ends in a few months, so I’m looking at getting a new Android phone. I want a big Android phone (in both physical size and resolution) that has a physical keyboard, a digital compass, A-GPS and at least a 5MP camera with geo-tagging.
I want to be able to read PDF files [...]
I have just read The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker.
Like many self-help books it has a concept that can be described in a paragraph and explained in a few pages. The rest of the book shares anecdotes that help the reader understand the [...]
Today I bought a box of fries from The Lord of the Fries . I bought it from their new stand at Flinders St station because I was going past and saw no queue. In the past I had considered buying from their store on Elizabeth St but the queues were too long.
The fries [...]