Holiday Hangovers

The ABC on Holiday Hangovers:

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Categories: Oddities
Date: 2009-12-31 23:03:54, 14 years and 178 days ago

Private Property

... Labour doesn't respect it. (Not that the Coalition are necessarily much better) Man Protests decision to make his farm a carbon sink:

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Date: 2009-12-30 23:03:54, 14 years and 179 days ago

Over Detroit Skies

An interesting read on the terrorist attack over Christmas: Over Detroit Skies. Since I didn't go on the Internet over Christmas weekend at all, I've only just heard of this.

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Date: 2009-12-28 23:03:54, 14 years and 181 days ago

Bulk emails should not come from support

Today my company sent out a bunch of emails about a service update to our customers. Approximately 16,000 emails. To make things easy for customers who wanted to ask questions about the changes we set the reply to field on the emails to be our support email address. This was a mistake. The first problem is that out of 16,000 people a reasonable number are going to be out of the office a week before Christmas, but that was OK, you just delete the dozen or so new Cases with "Out of Office Auto-reply" in the subject. No, the real problem was the infinite loops of auto-replies that our case management system created with some customers ticket systems.

Categories: Computers, Humour, Work
Date: 2009-12-18 23:03:53, 14 years and 191 days ago


I just realised that I'm not actually that big of a fan of Robert A. Heinlein. Sure I liked Starship Troopers, but I've read a few of his other books (The Cat Who Walks through Walls, Orphans of the Sky, and Revolt in 2100) and none of them of them where that great, they aren't bad, they just aren't that good for the reputation Heinlein has. (I think I might have read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress as well, but I can't remember it very well)

Categories: Books
Date: 2009-12-15 23:03:54, 14 years and 194 days ago

In Australia & not Dead

I'm back in Australia now, and to relieve your minds I'm not dead. ;-) I'll probably even start posting new blog posts soon.

Categories: General, Meta
Date: 2009-12-14 23:03:54, 14 years and 195 days ago

Aboriginal drinking White People's fault

Ernie Dingo on Aboriginal Drinking:

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Date: 2009-12-14 23:03:53, 14 years and 195 days ago