Debut TV Show – Planet Nerd

For the Broadband-endowed among us, we present to you: The Pilot for Planet Nerd!

Shh – don’t tell anyone.

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The Breakfast Show Live – Back for 2007

Hey, everybodies! The Breakfast Show is back for 2007, broadcasting on Melbourne’s Community TV powerhouse, Channel 31.

I’m going to be appearing every second Wednesday at 7:40am to present my own segment, tentatively titled “Beam Down to Planet Nerd”. The topics are usually computer-related but can range across the full spectrum of nerdiness, from slot cars to box kites.

An article appeared in The Age this morning which provides a well-rounded look at the evolution of the show, and the benefits and challenges of community media.

Tune in! IF YOU CAN.

Most audacious counterfeit ever

A great deal of hullabaloo and huffery-puffery has been generated between the WTO (i.e. the USA) and China over China’s failure to crack down on the production of counterfeit goods.

Until now, I never paid much notice. Who cares if China feeds the poor by selling fake designer handbags and copies of Windows XP?

But this is just outrageous.
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It’s a counterfeit Disneyland. Their slogan? “Because Disneyland is too far”. I’m not making this up.

You’ve got to admire that level of commitment.