The Year Without Pants - Review

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book Books review

I just finished the Kindle edition of The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work. It’s an excellent book, I haven’t enjoyed a “business” book like this for quite a while. While I bought it based on recognition of the author Scott Berkun(I’ve read a few other of his books), without knowing too much about what it was going to be about. I mistakenly thought it might have been about experimenting for a year as a blogger / writer. It was actually about his time at Automattic, the c…

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Cold Chisel – No Plans concert review

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cold chisel concert music review

Last night (Wednesday 18th April 2012) Cold Chisel put on an excellent gig in Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion to an excited crowd of punters. This concert was to launch their new album No Plans, but what made it different was that it was beamed live into cinemas around the country. I was one of those punters sitting in a comfy lounge chair, munching on popcorn and enjoying the excellent footage on a huge screen. As Barnesy pointed out it just wasn’t right! Musically the band were on song and put on a…

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Android Honeycomb and Acer Iconia A500 review

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Acer android honeycomb iconia review tablet technology

I bought myself an Acer Iconia A500 Wi-Fi tablet 4 days ago which runs Android Honeycomb 3.0. Here’s the good, bad and the ugly of it so far. As far as I can tell this is a vanilla install of Honeycomb with some pre-installed apps courtesy of Acer – some games, Acer clear.fi client and some other boring things. The full specs are here, but the gist of my model is: 1Ghz Tegra 2 CPU, 16GB RAM, Wi-Fi, GPS, Full USB, micro USB, 10.1″ screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, HDMI out Hardware Hardware posi…

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