Category Archives: General

Speaking at linux.conf.au 2011 about HTML5 and node.js

Later this month I will speak about “HTML5 web applications with node.js” (see, I’ve already filled half your buzzword bingo card) at linux.conf.au 2011 in Brisbane. In the presentation I will give a brief introduction to node.js, but mainly focus … Continue reading

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How to mount a VirtualBox VDI image

Don’t believe the hype! It is entirely possible to mount a VirtualBox VDI image, just like a loopback filesystem… all you need are the right tools and know-how. Allow me to illustrate. My apologies, that was the wrong illustration. Onward! … Continue reading

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Best (Scott Pilgrim) meta film review ever

Here’s what I’m saying: I’m a woman, I’m in my late thirties, I can’t handle first-person shooters, I’m afraid of Comic-Con, and I really, really liked Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I hope I’m not, you know, blowing your mind. … Continue reading

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The Naked and Famous

If your eclectic tastes include legendary modern music-as-art heroes such as Radiohead, MGMT, Florence and the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels, you simply must check out upcoming New Zealand band The Naked and Famous. Their debut … Continue reading

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Franklin Street Statement PDF

The Franklin Street Statement can be found on the web in the form of a fairly ugly blog post, which does not befit a document of such importance… and for that matter, neither does the printed form of that page. … Continue reading

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Wired? Tired? Expired.

Glyn Moody pointed out an awful article written by Chris Anderson (of Long Tail infamy) and Michael Wolff, “The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet”. It is almost Nick Carr-esque in its pursuit of overwrought claims with little to no … Continue reading

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Packet and Denby

This is Packet. This is Denby. I mention in the video that it’ll end up being “like TweetDeck”. I breezed past that a tad too quickly — it’s definitely not going to be an HTML5 clone of TweetDeck! (Turns out … Continue reading

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Happy 7th birthday, Linode!

Perhaps this is a familiar refrain for some readers… but I’ll say it again: Linode rock! On their 7th birthday, they are giving current and new users a huuuge RAM upgrade —  around 42% on average. From humble beginnings as a … Continue reading

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Why I’m excited about Palm’s webOS

I have been a Palm fan for a very long time. My first PDA was a PalmPilot Professional, which eventually led to the m100 (AA batteries!), my first Palm OS phone, Pia’s hand-me-down Tungsten W, the Treo 650 and finally, my … Continue reading

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Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge, an act of niche journalism

I’ve been struggling to write anything of consequence at all recently… but apparently the best way to get back on the horse is to write what you know, so I have embarked on what might be described as an act … Continue reading

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