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My Issues With The English Curriculum In QLD

Posted on September 13, 2010 by Andrew

Decided I’m going to have a rant about the English curriculum in QLD (and this probably applies to all states in Australia). In Queensland to receive your QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education) you have to complete a certain number of … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 Reaches RTM :D

Posted on September 2, 2010 by Andrew

Yes, yes, I know – Apple updated their iPods, iTunes & Apple TV. But who cares – it wasn’t very innovative anyway and in fact the Nano lost features in return for a weird touch screen interface, so let’s ignore that! It … Continue reading

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Software Early 1990s Style

Posted on August 31, 2010 by Andrew

A few years ago when I was in Scouts we searched through the Venturers room at our Scout den one night, I came across some packages that I really wanted to keep, because I knew the significance of them. In … Continue reading


Posted on August 29, 2010 by Andrew

In 2000, Channel 7 ran one of the most unique promotions I’ve even seen for TV. Most TV promotions require you to call in, or remember a promo code or something similar to that, but this one actually required you … Continue reading

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Phishing Scam Fail!

Posted on August 28, 2010 by Andrew

Got An Email Tonight From “Standard Bank” and I expected a fully graphical scam phishing email, but instead I got this – the HTML code of that graphical email instead. I think they must have accidentally set it to plain text instead … Continue reading

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Found This Amusing

Posted on August 26, 2010 by Andrew

This came up in @Pikelet650 ‘s Twitter stream and I thought it was quite amusing 😛

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Explaining The Current Hung Parliament Situation

Posted on August 23, 2010 by Andrew

I got a lot of questions today from lots of you at school today who where either completely confused by what’s happening at the moment, so I thought I might write exactly what’s going to try and help explain it … Continue reading

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QUT Open Day & Busways + GoCard Awesome!

Posted on July 25, 2010 by Andrew

I went to the QUT Open Day today, and I’m now quite excited about next year! For the last year or so I’ve had it in my head that I’d probably be going to UQ for university in 2011, but … Continue reading

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The Digital TV Future!

Posted on July 8, 2010 by Andrew

I’m getting excited, because ABC News 24 is nearly here. Since I first started watching TV, I remember the 6 channels our TV set could pick up: ABC (2), Seven (7), Nine (9), Ten (10), SBS (28) and Briz 31 … Continue reading

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One Of The Best Holidays Ever!

Posted on June 30, 2010 by Andrew

Last Friday morning at 7am, I left Brisbane headed for Sydney to meet the best talkback radio host in the country – The Spoonman! He used to host a late night talkback show on FM station Triple M in Sydney, … Continue reading

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