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[4 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Yesterday, I was searching around for a Critique of Neale Donald Walsch after watching the DVD “Conversations with God” – I have already read all three books of his Conversations with God series and whilst it didn’t present to me any new and revealing ideas about life, god and living in general, it did act as a reminder of the ones I already have. I have known about Book 1 for almost as long as it’s been out but never picked it up as I considered it would be too …

Internet Goodness, Philosophy, Rant »

[9 Oct 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

I’m in two minds here about this one. I don’t really want to put down Christianity because I know some wonderful people who are christians and writing on the web now is a little like getting a tattoo – with Google and the way back machine, what you say kind of sticks around with you for.?? At least getting a tattoo, you know it’s going to turn into a big blue blurry blob on your old wrinkled skin when you’re 90.
I spent much of my schoolhood attending a nice, good …

Political, Rant »

[5 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

I remember the first time I saw George W. Bush’s face on TV and he had the pathetic face that he was there to protect America or some rubbish. I didn’t hear a word he spoke but his face was enough to tell me the man was a liar.
I am not one to normally be involved in politics but I think this man has put the peace of the world at stake. U.S foreign and economic policies leave no country out of site. Good ól GWB has dragged Australia (and …

Linux Administration, Open Source, Rant »

[30 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Ok, I have used most of the Gnome music players and they are mostly very good and quite stable but here, I find myself back on Amarok, given up on it’s Gnome counterparts?
Well, mostly it’s the tagging capabilities that Amarok offers. Yes, Listen and a few other have musicbrainz support but most of my music is so left of field that it’s not on Musicbrainz and this is where Amarok let’s you use “guess tag from filename” and you can also do this quickly and easily for groups of files. …

Rant, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[16 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

Today, I tried to organise some VMware licenses for a customer who was running the ESX Starter Pack. Both my customer and myself were never aware that

To upgrade from ESX 3.0 Starter to Standard or Enterprise, you have to be an ‘Enterprise Partner’
To become an Enterprise partner, you need to pay US$1000 and ALSO
You need to have a Vmware Certified Professional as an employee

Did I get that right? They won’t sell me their product unless I get a VMware Certified Employee? That can’t be right.. come to think of it, …