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Windows Vista Saved the Windows Brand

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August 13, 2014

I am no Microsoft Apologist, I am typing this blog post on a Macbook Air (admittedly why I wait for my Surface Pro 3 to ship). But I will explain my reasoning.

When I was 15 Microsoft Released Windows XP. At this time we had two computers at home,...

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Tax: The Original Crowd Funding

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June 26, 2014

In recent years crowd funding sites have been a popular way to connect inventors and creators with consumers to fund projects that would otherwise be difficult to commercialise. These are typically small projects or less than a million dollars.

But...

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Why should I help pay for your university degree?

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May 22, 2014

Australians enjoy a high standard of living. Even if you didn't go to university, you are probably still contributing to other peoples university degree. If we look at it from a nation building perspective this is a good thing. Rather than treat a...

Heartbleed and Boxsoci.al

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April 18, 2014

As most of you have read in the news by now, there was a recent vulnerability in OpenSSL known as the heartbleed vulnerability. This affected recent versions of OpenSSL between 1.0.1 up until the 7th April 2014.

The boxsoci.al website is powered by...

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Queens of the Stone Age/Nine Inch Nails

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March 18, 2014

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The other week I went to see the Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails double headline concert. My friend Richard gave me his ticket as he was unable to go. Knowing he was a massive Nine Inch Nails fan I only accepted the ticket after he insisted...

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Soundwave 2014 Brisbane Postmortem

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Feburary 24, 2014

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Having attended Soundwave festival in 2009 and 2010 at Brisbane RNA Showgrounds, and 2013 in Melbourne Flemington Racecourse I knew that Brisbane was the place to experience soundwave.

I didn't make much of the first wave lineup so it was with much...

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Protect your online identity

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January 31, 2014

Over the past few years there have been a few high profile cases of people having their online identity stolen, often for silly reasons.

In 2014 Josh Bryant had his almost twitter name stolen through an attack exploiting Amazon and Apple customer...

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