Archive for April, 2007

It rains five days a year here, and today is one of them!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

North-western Australia is pretty remote: we saw our last traffic light 3 days ago, and driving at night becomes a battle of the wills between the driver and the members of the local wildlife who regard mini-buses as objects of curiosity and wonder… Since I’m not driving, it’s all great stuff! Today we have reached […]

Drinking in (and around) Melbourne

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

After Sydney’s impressive harbour and beautiful beaches, it would easy to be disappointed with Melbourne which has few obvious tourist attractions. However, while Sydney is a stunning supermodel, Melbourne is a multi-layered “onion” of a city, each new exploratory trip reveals new layers: hidden gems of classy shops, chic food markets, interesting caf├ęs, and funky […]

Too busy travelling to blog

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

I have been in Australia 6 days now, and I really have been too busy to blog! I have taken a great number of photos though, so perhaps I will be able to provide a photo-based retrospective, instead of the running commentary of my last trip. Anyway, the story so far is that Sydney was […]

Consumer Rights and Banking

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Professor Ross Anderson has called for improved banking regulations in the UK, but I think the really interesting part of the article is the description of how the British government and British banks are working together to reduce protections afforded to bank customers when they are the victim of fraud. Scary stuff. (Previous to his […]

Windows Vista “Capable”

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Take a look at what Dell lists a “Windows Vista Capable” PC is “Great for…”.