Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Web Site is Down

Well it finally happened, my site got hacked. Like the builder whose home is an ongoing DIY construction disaster area, my own website violated every rule of good IT practice.   If I applied the same habits at work it would … Continue reading

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Recession Rage

It’s Wednesday evening, and I’m on my way home. I wander down Great North Road, pondering the format of excel pivot charts and SQL joins. I proceed to cross Ruru Street, as I have done 100s of times before. I … Continue reading

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Return to Sender

Nearly 18 months after moving into our house we still get mail for previous occupiers. Often it is of a serious tone, involving agencies such as the likes of BayCorp. Despite our dutifully returning these letters back to sender, stating … Continue reading

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Still Baby, Still

In 1996 the National Government did something revolutionary. They passed the Custom and Excise Amendment Bill. By doing so, New Zealand became one of only four countries in the world where it is legal for people to produce and distil … Continue reading

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The world’s manliest shaver

We received a promotional shaver in the mail. It’s the latest model by Gillette. Apart from it having an extraordinary six blades (the sixth on the reverse side as a high precision trimmer), what really intrigued me was the packaging. … Continue reading

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The world’s manliest shaver

We received a promotional shaver in the mail. It’s the latest model by Gillette. Apart from it having an extraordinary six blades (the sixth on the reverse side as a high precision trimmer), what really intrigued me was the packaging. … Continue reading

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