Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sunday Nerding: Cable To The Continent

This week, a cheesy – (and admittedly self-promoting) – video from AT&T about the laying of the TAT-2 submarine cable in 1959. Designed to provide a whopping “36 or more interference free telephone circuits” between Newfoundland and France, the video details the long and difficult process in laying that cable more than 50 years ago. […]

The Greatest Spelling On Earth (Maybe Not)

Foxtel’s AFL channel, FOX Footy, currently uses the slogan “The Greatest Channel On Earth”, but clearly this doesn’t extend to spelling. Oops. See you on Firday nihgt.

Pul As Hard As You Can

I’m not sure what I am supposed to do with this door. I think I am supposed to “pull” to exit. I’m glad I don’t have to “pus” the door. Because that would be just weird.

Essendon Lose Another Thriller

GEELONG 5.1 8.4 8.6 13.11 (89) ESSENDON 1.3 3.5 8.10 11.4 (80) GOALS Geelong: Hawkins 3, Selwood 2, Kersten 2, Duncan 2, Motlop 2, Horlin-Smith, Enright Essendon: Carlisle 2, Colyer 2, Daniher 2, Howlett, J. Merrett, Hibberd, Stanton, Dampsey BEST Geelong: Selwood, Horlin-Smith, Hawkins, Murdoch, Bartel, Motlop, Duncan, Kelly Essendon: Heppell, Goddard, Zaharakis, Fletcher, Colyer […]

Essendon Fights Way To Emotional Win

ESSENDON 7.0 9.2 11.10 15.11 (101) ADELAIDE 2.6 5.7 9.7 14.8 (92) GOALS Essendon: Stanton 2, Ryder 2, Winderlich 2, Hocking, Ambrose, Goddard, Daniher, Zaharakis, Melksham, Howlett, Colyer, Hurley Adelaide: Jenkins 4, Betts 3, Walker 2, Podsiadly 2, Dangerfield, Smith, Martin BEST Essendon: Hibberd, Goddard, Heppell, Melksham, Hooker, Hocking Adelaide: Thompson, Jenkins, Wright, Jacobs, Betts, […]

Sunday Nerding: The UNIX Operating System

A bit of nostaglia today for all the UNIX geeks out there, with a presentation put together by AT&T in 1982 about the UNIX operating system. While UNIX is still around and in active use in many organisations, most organisations these days make use of Linux-based systems when UNIX-like functionality is required. Linux is a […]

Bombers Go Down In A Thriller

ESSENDON 2.4 5.12 8.12 10.17 (77) MELBOURNE 0.3 3.3 7.6 12.6 (78) GOALS Essendon: Zaharakis 4, Ambrose, Ryder, Z. Merrett, Chapman, Goddard, Daniher Melbourne: Pedersen 2, Frawley 2, Kent 2, Watts 2, Jones, Grimes, Vince, Salem BEST Essendon: Zaharakis, Goddard, Dempsey, Carlisle, Hibberd, Ambrose Melbourne: Dunn, Jones, Pedersen, Viney, Frawley, Tyson, Cross, Kent INJURIES Essendon: […]

Essendon Outlasts Plucky Giants

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 2.1 4.4 5.9 9.12 (66) ESSENDON 3.3 5.8 8.11 11.15 (81) GOALS Greater Western Sydney: Treloar 3, Palmer 2, Lobb, Lamb, Smith, Tomlinson Essendon: Daniher 3, Dell’Olio 2, Zaharakis 2, Howlett, Ryder, Hocking, Stanton BEST GWS: Shaw, Mumford, Treloar, Ward, Shiel, Smith Essendon: Zaharakis, Watson, Heppell, Stanton, Goddard, Daniher INJURIES GWS: Hampton […]

Bombers Bounce Back In Style

ESSENDON 4.4 9.8 11.11 15.14 (104) RICHMOND 0.1 3.5 3.8 7.12 (54) GOALS Essendon: Howlett 5, Daniher 3, Merrett 2, Fletcher, Chapman, Heppell, Hibberd, Bellchambers Richmond: Riewoldt 3, Martin 2, Cotchin, Edwards, BEST Essendon: Howlett, Fletcher, Watson, Goddard, Zaharakis, Carlisle, Myers Richmond: Martin, Jackson, Ellis INJURIES Essendon: Michael Hurley (back) replaced in selected side by […]