Monthly Archives: September 2013

Random Post: Trip to Canberra, Dr. David Suzuki Lecture, Sydney Trains “Upgrades”, etc.

It’s been a while. I know. I’m sorry, but things (as usual) has been hectic. It’s so hectic, that I’ve had no time to ride bike for the past three weeks! Trip to Canberra Last Sunday (22nd September) and Monday, … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: SynOptics Model 928 10BASE-T AUI Transciever and LattisHub 2803

SynOptics is not a name which would would resonate with the younger audience, but they hold an important place in history. We thank them for essentially bringing the world Ethernet on twisted pair cabling. They were one of the first … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: I’m SCSI and I know it …

You might look at the title and not realize what the reference is – but apparently, SCSI was supposed to be pronounced ‘sexy’ until somebody ruined it. I suppose that’s fitting when SCSI evolved from SASI, which one can only … Continue reading

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TP-Link TL-WR740N: Cheapest DD-WRT/OpenWRT Router Ever?

Sometimes, I catch myself buying things I don’t really need, but just seem interesting. Readers may look at this model of router and already ask – “What’s so interesting about a single-stream, single-band wireless N router that has no modem?” … Continue reading

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First Impressions: iOS7 goes live

By now, most of the readers probably already have the impression that I’m an Android “fan”. You’d only be partially right. While Android is my primary “mobile” platform, I’m slowly growing platform agnostic – I’ve used many from Windows Mobile, … Continue reading

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ALDImobile introduces new AUP similar to Kogan Mobile

As we all know, Kogan Mobile is no longer – leaving users to flee to other MVNOs in order to chase good value. As a result of the fallout, I moved my data service over to ALDImobile. Today, I noticed … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Netcomm SmartModem 2400SA

Another one of my “vintage” acquisitions thanks to Kafoopsy from OCAU (again) – I have my hands on a Netcomm SmartModem 2400SA. It might need some retro-bright, but this is an early-ish SmartModem. It’s not the earliest – after all, … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: A Trip Down 5.25″ Alley

A while back, I published what I would consider to be the last of my Kryoflux series – and at the time, I acquired another 5.25″ floppy drive and repaired it (as they are getting somewhat rare). My collection of … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Assorted 5.25″ DS/DD (360kB) Media

Seeing how floppies are obsolete, it’s fairly rare to see a floppy around. It’s even more rare to see 5.25″ floppies – specifically double-sided double-density 5.25″ floppies. I’ve still got some in my collection mainly for legacy vintage computers – … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Microsoft Works (v4.0a) for Windows 95, PowerPoint v4.0 Upgrade

First of all, I’d just like to thank Kafoopsy from OCAU for making this post possible. Thanks to his post in the Retro Give-away Thread, and his willingness to post me the items, I can show you another little bit … Continue reading

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QSL Card: Radio Taiwan International

Another delight awaited me in the post box this week – a very generous package from Radio Taiwan International (a major international broadcaster). It is a very traditional set of documents and sheds light on how things were done prior … Continue reading

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Weekend “Soup Pot” Post – Politics, Rail Observations, etc.

This weekend has been a little bit different from the others – for one, I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to ride at all, but instead, I’ve been doing a little work for the PhD and also … Continue reading

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Kogan Mobile’s Website Updates with Further News

It appears Kogan Mobile has done a good job of updating their website with news as it happens. Having not visited in a while, they have announced several newsworthy items. First of all was this statement from Telstra here: ispONE … Continue reading

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