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Teardown: Philips Tornado 24W Spiral ES CFL

I’m technically on hiatus, and I am piled up with work, but some days I just find it hard to go without doing something to break the monotony, so I’m back with a few seemingly random posts. We kick off … Continue reading

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Problem: Opal Top-Up Pending Collection – RIP, my Opal Card

It’s probably self-evident by now, as a regular user of public transport (and an observant one at that), that I’ve been looking forward to receiving and getting onto the Opal system. While concession holders, including tertiary students, were left to … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: A dead Netcomm NC-35C Modem

It’s not often I start a post with a picture, but this is exactly what I’ll do. This is the first of a series of posts, which could have only come about due to good fortune, and the generosity of … Continue reading

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An Obiturary: LiteOn SOHW-1633S, and LH-18A1P

LiteOn SOHW-1633S (2004-2012) and LH-18A1P (2005-2012) While doing testing for the Milleniata post, I discovered that my two trusty quality test workhorses were dead. The SOHW-1633s suffered some (likely) combo chip failure and was unable to control its tray, or … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: iBurst, another IP-only network

After my last post, a friend of mine (Jason) mentioned iBurst. (I love the slogan as well!) This was another competing IP-only wireless network which saw deployment in Australia through a variety of providers. The network was shuttered in 2009 … Continue reading

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A tribute to Unwired

With the announcement this week that Optus has decided to shutter the operations of Unwired, I thought this would be a fitting time to produce a blog post as a tribute to the service. For those who don’t know, Unwired … Continue reading

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