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Random: Site Update, Media Fails, TV Retune, Transport Sydney, Micro*sigh*ft, etc.

Another week, another random post! We begin this week with a quick site update – while I can’t say I have much faith in the scientific accuracy of Alexa’s ranking methods, after 13-14 months of being online at this domain … Continue reading

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Random: element14 Webinar, UNSW OWeek, Transport Sydney, etc.

I don’t know what it is, but the interval between these random posts seems to be getting more and more irregular. Part of the reason must be because of how insanely busy I’m becoming … it’s likely that blog posts … Continue reading

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Random: Taking Photos, Siemens A55, Valentines Day, Tandy, etc.

You might have noticed – there hasn’t been a random post in a while! I had always meant to put up one but I ended up getting distracted by something else. Needless to say, regardless of how quiet or busy … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: The Unintentional MSY Price List Archive

One indicator of the progress of technology is to look back upon old magazines and advertisements to see what was being advertised at the time (and at what price). Rather embarrassingly, I was relatively late to the broadband era (we … Continue reading

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Random: Happy CNY, DASH, Drive-by-Download Ads, Zoom H1 F/W Upgrade, etc

I’m not sure it’s that appropriate given the circumstances surrounding my extended family, but today is the eve of the lunar new year, so an early “Happy Chinese New Year” to all. Technically, it is more like “Happy Lunar New … Continue reading

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RIP Grandma: Funeral 26th January 2014

Today might be Australia Day, but it also happens to be the day that the funeral for my maternal Grandmother was held in Hong Kong. She had passed away peacefully on the 6th December 2013 at 0015UTC in her hospital … Continue reading

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Mega Rand: Inspiration, Fails, CeBIT, Unwanted S/W, iOS Safari Image Resizing etc.

Welcome to another “random” post – a collation of bits and pieces of random thought which don’t quite deserve their own posting. Last week, I didn’t get around to making one, so this week’s another “bumper” crop of randomness. Inspiration … Continue reading

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Random: Bump/Flock to Shutdown, Inside Acer Iconia W3, Webcam Sensor, etc.

It almost seems like yesterday I wrote my last random post, but it’s now the weekend and that seems as good as any other time to put up another one. Bump and Flock to Shutdown Just before 6am AEDST, I … Continue reading

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Random Post: Happy New Year

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone! Gee, didn’t 2013 go by really quickly? I suppose time flies when you’re “having fun” or “otherwise occupied”, and I’ve definitely been occupied a lot. This is probably the largest random post … Continue reading

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“Dead” laptop battery? Better remove it!

This is going to be another one of those “random” out-of-the-blue posts. This week, a friend’s Apple Model A1181 (late 2006) white Macbook arrived for some upgrades. Namely, it was due to have a RAM upgrade and to have its … Continue reading

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Random Post: RIP Grandma, Ankle, Postal Delays, etc

RIP Grandma This week, my mum made an emergency trip back to Hong Kong, leaving Sydney on Thursday. On Friday night, on her first visit to the hospital to see her mother, she was able to spend some time with … Continue reading

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Random Post: My Ankle MRI Scan (with Images)

This week, regular random post service has been suspended for something all-the-more exciting. On Sunday this week, I managed to get an MRI for my ankle through Advanced Imaging Westmead at Westmead Private Hospital. The service was rendered through referral, … Continue reading

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Random Post: Ankle, Aldi Mobile “Unlimited”, Xmas Post, Device Updates, Pennytel, etc.

Hello guys! I’m back, but unfortunately, my body isn’t. I’ve spent a bit of time, in bits, collecting some thoughts which I should have posted about but haven’t had the motivation or time. Hopefully that keeps my readers a little … Continue reading

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Random: Arrgh, my ankle! Energy Monitor Fun – tracing “vampire loads”

Another week goes by, and strangely, my ankle is still busted. As a result, life has been about being content with being bedridden most of the time and trying my best not to walk at all, in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Mixed Post: Solitary Confinement, WD RMA, Tablets, BluRay, APs, etc.

It’s been weeks since I last posted. Silences like these are very much depressing, both for myself and my visitors (I assume). Blogging is like a therapy – it’s a way of letting people know you’re still around, and giving … Continue reading

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Random: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow …, Acer Iconia W3 and Windows 8.1, Site Update

It’s been an even slower week than normal. Somehow, after having ridden my 40km as I “normally” try to do last Saturday, and going through Sunday without any problems, on Monday I started to limp. My right ankle started to … Continue reading

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Random Post: Rail Stuff, Win 8.1 Upgrade, Bushfires, Scanning NSW-GRN

The PhD has kept me busy all week, but that’s no reason for me not to blog. The random post comes a bit earlier this week – it’s been a bit of a bumper week already with some rail changes, … Continue reading

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/dev/random: Trains, Aus Post, Sick Seagate, and other amusing thoughts

Well, that was quick. Another week is over, and chances to blog have been slim. I’ve been keeping myself busy with my now very-involved PhD project, but in-between, I’m also doing a little spring cleaning around here. I’m just sitting … Continue reading

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rand(): Happy Long-Weekend! Syd Trains stuff, FB Ad, Wonky WD, Carrier Locking

Well, thanks to Labour day, I’m enjoying a long weekend (and so is most of Australia). It’s also been a pretty action-packed weekend with the Fleet Review, Footy Grand Final and a  concert of some sort (meh). I didn’t partake … Continue reading

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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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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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Odds and Sods: More Opal and Trains, Creative Ads, Mobile Situation, etc.

I was a little busy over the weekend, so I didn’t have a chance to put together a post of some random stuff I’ve encountered. That being said, I was tied up with numerous different things which I promise, will … Continue reading

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Weekend Post: Some Opal Stuff, Some Other Stuff

It’s been an extremely busy week for me – and time has been excessively short. It’s a bit quiet on the “new stuff” front – and that’s partly because of a lack of new stuff bought online and partly because … Continue reading

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Salvage: Stuff from a Macintosh G4 Tower

Continuing on from the last salvage post – these were salvaged at the same time and place. Unusually, there was an Apple Macintosh G4 tower there – lovely case too. If it weren’t so heavy, I would have carried the … Continue reading

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XB9000: Jaycar’s Mystery Goodies Bag

I’ll admit that I only rarely frequent Jaycar. It’s not my favourite electronics shop for a variety of reasons – one of which is the quality, and the other is of price. But because of a need to purchase some … Continue reading

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Weekend: CNET Australia and Olympus Photowalk at Luna Park, Sydney

Normally, the weekend is reserved for random things like building stuff, testing things or taking a bike ride, but not this weekend. Not too long ago, I entered a CNET competition to be one of ten participants on the yearly … Continue reading

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Weekend “Box of Chocolates” Post: Parraconnect Wi-Fi, Android 4.3, Transport stuff

It’s been a busy week of work – there hasn’t been much time to blog. Well, except for today where I am able to “unload” a pile of posts that have been waiting for me to write about. Parraconnect Wi-Fi … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: Still no ADSL2+, More Southern Star “Adventures”

It seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to write. Things have been getting very busy with the PhD – we’re finally turning in some results, although not necessarily the ones we have been looking for. … Continue reading

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Cityrail re-branding soon to hit intercity trains

As usual, every morning, I’m catching a train to uni. Today, I passed by UGL Unipart in Clyburn on the train and I saw a V-set with the new livery! I didn’t manage to get my phone out in time … Continue reading

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Opal and Train Stuff: Auburn Update, Screen Firmware, New Warratah Livery, etc.

Opal Reader Installation at Auburn Station It’s interesting because the last time I went by Auburn Station, the crew were drilling in the holes for the new Opal reader/writer units. Yesterday and today, I travelled via Auburn Station and disappointingly, … Continue reading

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