Farmers Market a disappointment

Well, we headed over to Feilding to the Farmers Market to get some veges. It was a disappointment over all. The prices were no better than what Super Markets are and the produce looked just as ho-hum. Has New Zealand lost the plot on what Markets are. Many years ago the Feilding Farmers Markets were …

Compaq DL360 1u Rack Mount Server

Ok, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to purchase this off Trade Me when I saw it. Heck, how often do you get a 1u rack mount server for under $100 that is a reasonable spec machine. Dual processor with a gig of ram. It’s now running the web sites I have and doing …

Women warned about serial bag snatcher

Having read this on 3 News’ web site Women in Auckland’s eastern suburbs are being urged to be on the alert for a serial bag snatcher who has struck five times in the last few days. National > Story > Women warned about serial bag snatcher brought to mind, the amount of women who have …

Looking through Windows

Well, I have a licence for Windows XP professional, and while I am not one to generally endorse Microsoft. I find myself having installed Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 4315. I’m going to dual boot it with Ubuntu 8.10 when it is released. My decision to install Windows came from the small hardware issues …

What is this country coming too?

It’s really sad when you read things like this. Police say a young man who was shot three times at his home in Papatoetoe early on Sunday was executed while walking up to his front door. Man gunned down at front door in violent end-of-winter weekend  and Police have spoken to a "person who is …

Winter is getting me down

Ok, I am so done with winter. I am sick of the cold, wet and windy days. We get lucky with the occasional sunny day but then we get slammed with more cold winds and heavy or just constant rain. I can’t seem to warm up today. It kind of feels too early to be …

The revolving door of life

It is just me, or are the weeks coming and going faster than a revolving door? I must be having fun, can’t think of why though. Other than the usual work, eat & sleep, It’s not like i’ve done anything of real interest lately. We have caught some of the olympics on TV which has …

Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office

Just wasting time reading the Trademe Message forum and saw a link to this. Thought I’d post it for all you Microsoft Office lovers 🙂 Go and Download it then we don’t have to remember to save as Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc) when we want to email OpenOffice.org documents. But then you all have OpenOffice.org …

Car Parking

We were at the supermarket this morning. While it wasn’t overly busy, when people decide to make their own car parks you really have to wonder about the mentality of someone. This guy pulls up, parks his car taking up more then a few. Not only does he park taking up a string of car …

Ubuntu Hardy amsn package fixed

For those of you like me, who were stuck with a problem of AMSN not logging in. I really wasn’t too keen on the idea of compiling AMSN from svn. There is a new package available which doesn’t seem to have shown up on the Update Manager for Ubuntu Hardy yet. http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/a/amsn/ Download and install …