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Assured.EMail - Designed with security & availability in mind, not as an afterthought.

Our assured email services give you certainty that email is sent over secure connections with sec... continue reading

Published: May 24th 2016 at 3:43pm

Taking the load off business email platforms

Improving Business Email Systems

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Published: May 18th 2016 at 9:38am

Impostor Email Threat Detection

We're re-publishing this important vendor communication.

Dear partner... continue reading

Published: April 19th 2016 at 5:18pm

Cleartext Systems 2015 review...

Rather than talk about financials I thought we'd give you a 2015/16 operational update.&... continue reading

Published: April 5th 2016 at 4:08pm

Best practice for formatting and sending business (not email marketing) emails.

Something that comes up fairly often is the issue of false positives (FP's) for business... continue reading

Published: February 18th 2016 at 3:59pm

What do companies usually start with in terms of a data classification schema.

That's a good question that we see often when talking to potential clients for janusNET's... continue reading

Published: February 15th 2016 at 4:02pm

We're now ISO 9001:2015 Certified

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Published: January 25th 2016 at 12:16pm

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In March 2014 the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new EU Data Protection ... continue reading

Published: January 13th 2016 at 3:03pm

A niche secure email platform...

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Published: December 14th 2015 at 4:09pm

Planning for Emergency Inbox use BEFORE a mail server outage

All Proofpoint Essentials customers have access to an Emergency Inbox in the form of a Webma... continue reading

Published: November 11th 2015 at 12:56pm

PretaGov - helps government deliver great digital services.

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Published: November 10th 2015 at 3:43pm

The world we live in is a perplexing place...

Yesterday I was emailing a Russell Beard based in Australia about some email account issues. Toda... continue reading

Published: November 5th 2015 at 2:45pm

Introducing Brainloop

Occasionally we introduce new software or services vendors to our partners. The vendor has to be ... continue reading

Published: October 29th 2015 at 9:48pm

Welcome to the new web site

Ten months ago a business review via the UK Gov's continue reading

Published: October 28th 2015 at 4:22pm

Email Best Practice notes for IT services companies

Whilst helping one of our partners resolve some email deliverability issues this week we made som... continue reading

Published: August 28th 2015 at 11:31am

Email client stats via outbound campaigns.

I thought this would be interesting, looking at the difference between an outbound marketing camp... continue reading

Published: June 26th 2015 at 10:50am

Making messaging ubiquitous: ProcessOne launching ejabberd SaaS offering

From ICQ launch in 1996 to Whatsapp acquisition by Facebook in 2014, instant messaging has come a... continue reading

Published: October 16th 2014 at 10:24am

It’s only email, or is it? Your email reputation.

Having worked in IT security for many years, and in the anti-spam sector for a many of those it n... continue reading

Published: June 11th 2014 at 3:41pm

The DNS (Domain Name System) for Beginners

There's one area of ICT that still seems to baffle many IT people, managers and directors ali... continue reading

Published: March 7th 2014 at 3:50pm

Google force Postini users to look elsewhere

After a long-awaited period of uncertainty for Postini customers since the acquisition of the com... continue reading

Published: October 10th 2013 at 10:58am

Timekeeping & Accounts in the Cloud

Harvest & Xero are popular software as a service platforms that anyone running a small b... continue reading

Published: August 6th 2013 at 11:13am

Find local people & companies via Twitter

I occasionally come across people in my Twitter stream that are obviously looking for someone or som... continue reading

Published: October 25th 2012 at 12:11pm

Facebook, your email address and your privacy

Often we hear that Facebook has been changing users account settings, like the recent default ema... continue reading

Published: June 26th 2012 at 12:21pm

LeWeb London 2012

This event is taking place in London... continue reading

Published: June 19th 2012 at 12:24pm

Twitters new advertising emails

I see Twitter has started emailing advertisements disguised as Tweets. There are some real t... continue reading

Published: June 13th 2012 at 12:26pm

Business Continuity

In the post '911 era there's much talk about business continuity services and I must say that her... continue reading

Published: May 3rd 2012 at 11:47am

ICT and Carbon Pollution Reduction.

I firmly believe that your goal should be to eliminate or dramatically reduce the burning of foss... continue reading

Published: May 1st 2012 at 2:40pm

Webroot Migration

Looking for a hassle free way to migrate from Webroot? We've got you covered with our Webroot to Mai... continue reading

Published: March 25th 2012 at 12:47pm

Microsoft Hosted Exchange

Sometimes you just can't ignore market forces, espcially when you have customers asking for s... continue reading

Published: August 4th 2011 at 12:45pm

A view on federated social

There have been many conversations about 'social federation' over the last couple of years and organ... continue reading

Published: July 27th 2011 at 9:40pm

Charging for Cloud Services

As the Software as a Service (SaaS, or cloud as it's called now) market evolves the global fi... continue reading

Published: July 13th 2011 at 9:55pm

IT Managers Guide to Business Instant Messaging

Employees of most companies use instant messaging, either at home or at work. These systems are ofte... continue reading

Published: July 11th 2011 at 10:02pm

Sea Beyond - 3rd Feb 2011, Paris, France

Cleartext's David Banes will be presenting at Sea Beyond - Mobile Real Time Communication & Coll... continue reading

Published: January 11th 2011 at 10:14pm

The Adobe 2010 MAX Awards

We didn't win our category (Social Computing) but we did get an Honorable Mention! We're ... continue reading

Published: October 26th 2010 at 10:36am

iiNet Deploys a Million Zimbra Mailboxes

I was just reading this story at Delimiter, when I felt compelled to write a response because I o... continue reading

Published: October 12th 2010 at 11:25am

Is Jive SBS still best for web based business 'social'?

I get asked this occasionally as we've worked with Jive for about 5 years. If your main requi... continue reading

Published: September 7th 2010 at 1:32pm

Adobe 2010 MAX Awards

We're in the running at the Adobe 2010 MAX Awards which w... continue reading

Published: August 21st 2010 at 10:12am

We're in the Adobe AIR Marketplace

We made it into the Adobe AIR Marketplace, if anyone wants a trial account on our 'cleartext.im' dom... continue reading

Published: June 29th 2010 at 11:29am

Cleartext in ReadWriteWeb's Top 100 Companies

We had no idea that we made ReadWriteWeb's Top 100 Real-Time Web companies last October. Read about ... continue reading

Published: June 21st 2010 at 12:34pm

ISP Data Retention - Your Privacy Needs You

Twitter hosted a storm, well a flash flood (#ozlo... continue reading

Published: June 12th 2010 at 10:12am

Facebook still failing...

I just checked my Facebook Privacy Settings ‘What your friends can share about you through ... continue reading

Published: May 30th 2010 at 12:28pm

Osterman Research on Cleartext ESM...

Michael Osterman from Osterman Research wa... continue reading

Published: August 27th 2009 at 10:54am

Microsoft appeals for stay of Word injunction | Tech News on ZDNet

Microsoft appeals for stay of Word injuncti... continue reading

Published: August 25th 2009 at 3:42pm

More XMPP stuff.

I can't help but think that using XMPP for bookmark synch is overkill:) http://bit.ly/4C4rxn... continue reading

Published: August 18th 2009 at 3:20pm

Closing business on the real time web

Louise spotted this today, we've certainly been more favourable to Twitter enabled businesses... continue reading

Published: August 12th 2009 at 5:16pm

The trouble with ... part 2

News that well known URL shortening service, tr.im is closing down ... continue reading

Published: August 10th 2009 at 1:40pm

The trouble with Twitter third party apps

There will be a LOT of startups and their funding partners wondering about the 3rd party Twitter ... continue reading

Published: August 8th 2009 at 11:33am

re:News Corp tests charge-for-content policy

Looks to me like News Corporation's light is flickering on the way out with continue reading

Published: August 8th 2009 at 10:44am

Great article on Twitter value to corporate America

Brought to my attention by Pat Bitton continue reading

Published: August 7th 2009 at 1:35pm

Social Networking and the Enterprise

A good article from Ferris here stating that enterprises need to consider security and compliance... continue reading

Published: July 22nd 2009 at 1:35pm

Customers as early adopters

I learned a while back that there are broadly three ( continue reading

Published: July 13th 2009 at 11:30am

Twitter in the enterprise

There's a lot of conversation about social media in the enterprise at the moment, whether it&... continue reading

Published: June 23rd 2009 at 12:53pm

Twitter Launches Verified Accounts

News on Twitter Verified Accounts from Mashable. continue reading

Published: June 12th 2009 at 1:40pm

BBC leads the next wave of web experience with Hemlock

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Published: June 12th 2009 at 11:51am

Comments on 'Microsoft architecture chief: Google Wave 'anti-web''

I just read an article o... continue reading

Published: June 9th 2009 at 12:09pm

I love Microsoft..

I thought I should go and take a look at Bing. So, what test should I set, I know, search for ... continue reading

Published: June 2nd 2009 at 11:28pm

Still splashing around with Wave

I skipped through the Google Wave video again today and I must say that what they are showing us ... continue reading

Published: May 31st 2009 at 12:56pm

Small things

You know one of the small features off our desktop IM and microblogging app that I like is that t... continue reading

Published: May 30th 2009 at 2:24pm

More on Google Wave...

Google announced Google Wave yesterday, described as 'what would email look like if it was in... continue reading

Published: May 30th 2009 at 12:13pm

Google stays on the XMPP train with Wave

'Wave' is an extension of XMPP. - http://www.waveprotocol.org/whitepapers/google-wave-architecture ... continue reading

Published: May 29th 2009 at 2:11pm

Apple pushes more XMPP

Apple's always had an XMPP (Jabber) solution within it's OSX based XServe platform and supported it ... continue reading

Published: May 19th 2009 at 11:24am

Outsourcing CRM - What a daft idea unless...

We're a SaaS company, filtering email and web traffic. It makes sense to do this as a service... continue reading

Published: May 13th 2009 at 12:46pm

OMG EnerNOC Brings Instant Messaging to the Smart Grid | Sustainability | Fast Company

An interesting use of XMPP. continue reading

Published: May 4th 2009 at 12:40pm

Dodgy spam stats...

It's a long time since I first saw a well known anti-spam service provider pushing out a release say... continue reading

Published: April 22nd 2009 at 11:22pm

'Proper' spam on the increase

The USA's bodged anti-spam legislation (CAN-SPAM) means that US companies can send unsolicite... continue reading

Published: April 16th 2009 at 9:56am

Jivespace: XMPP Notifications ?

There are some cool ideas in the thread linked below, in summary mapping Jive Clearspace spaces to X... continue reading

Published: April 15th 2009 at 11:15am

Twitter attack.

Inevitable. Twitters blog abou... continue reading

Published: April 13th 2009 at 11:33am

Principle 6: Microsoft tools for developing content must not produce IE specific or Windows-specific results. | Mitchell’s Blog

Brilliant... continue reading

Published: April 9th 2009 at 11:39pm

IM making the switch...

Well after years using multi-protocol chat programs like Adium continue reading

Published: April 7th 2009 at 10:11pm

National Aussie broadband network gets go ahead

Some good news about Au internet access. The Federal Government and private sector will invest up t... continue reading

Published: April 7th 2009 at 1:40pm

Why XMPP will be huge very soon | Potent Flows

Why XMPP will be huge ve... continue reading

Published: April 4th 2009 at 2:48pm

Competitors logo...

Someone pointed out to me today that one of our local competitors has a fresh web site and a nice gr... continue reading

Published: April 2nd 2009 at 9:41pm

Friend of mine gets #1 on Reddit

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Published: March 23rd 2009 at 1:53pm

Sci-fi on TV

What's happened to all the sci-fi on TV, I mean I know it's not everyones cup of tea, but I miss the... continue reading

Published: March 18th 2009 at 5:20pm

Testing the Wordpress Prologue theme

Testing the Wordpress Prologue theme... continue reading

Published: March 16th 2009 at 2:17pm

Google opens up Jaiku

Google has open sourced Jaiku, expect to see lots of micro blogging sites popping up soon.... continue reading

Published: March 15th 2009 at 7:32pm

BBC and PrevX get it so wrong...

Did BBC break ... continue reading

Published: March 12th 2009 at 11:05pm

How embarassing...

You know I harp on about vendor - reseller relationships a lot because I believe if done well the... continue reading

Published: March 11th 2009 at 2:11pm

IBM/Lotus Sametime & XMPP?

Spotted on the Twitter time line today; "lotusfederal: @TwistyRoadsCrvr Let's talk. Where are we fa... continue reading

Published: March 1st 2009 at 12:20pm

Gmail down again...

I know it's not nice, but when you run a business you can't help but smile when a provider in a simi... continue reading

Published: February 26th 2009 at 9:53am

Nothing to say

Usually when I've got nothing to say I say it over Twitter, today I thought I'd post to my blog. Whi... continue reading

Published: February 25th 2009 at 4:29pm

The open letter to RIM about IM interop for BlackBerries

Good to see someone encouraging Blackberry to federate their IM platform. continue reading

Published: February 11th 2009 at 11:29am

Google App Engine to support XMPP

News this week that Google... continue reading

Published: February 10th 2009 at 12:32pm

TwitterSpy problems...

Dustin posted on Twitter... "Looks like twitter is blocking twitterspy with their new whitelist lim... continue reading

Published: February 2nd 2009 at 2:11pm

Twitter comes clean

Well, TechCruch reporting continue reading

Published: February 2nd 2009 at 12:46pm

TiVo unhappiness...

So, we buy a TiVo because it has an 'electronic program guide' (EPG?) which means we point and click... continue reading

Published: January 28th 2009 at 10:20pm

Good video from Graham at Sophos on Twitter 'spammer'

As usual Graham producing good stuff, go continue reading

Published: January 27th 2009 at 9:55am

MSN connection problems...

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Published: January 12th 2009 at 10:02pm

Facebook XMPP?

Just spotted this on Twitter.... continue reading

Published: January 12th 2009 at 9:57pm

Installing Twitterspy on Debian (etch)

Not a step by step but this will help to get Twitt... continue reading

Published: January 11th 2009 at 2:28pm

spotted on twitter...

'pnormand: is using xmpp to post on identi.ca, which forwards to twitter which syncs with facebook, ... continue reading

Published: January 7th 2009 at 7:46am

re:Facebook is The Borg

Interesting post fro... continue reading

Published: January 6th 2009 at 7:55am

Twitterspy...

Well, it took a while but I finally got continue reading

Published: January 2nd 2009 at 6:07pm

re: Ferris 2009 Predictions: Immortalility, Mobility...

It's nice when reputable research firms call something out that's aligned with the Cleartext road ma... continue reading

Published: January 1st 2009 at 11:36pm

Book review: Openfire Administration

Published by Packt Publishing, written by Mayank Sharma (ISBN 978-1-847195-26-5) I've spent t... continue reading

Published: December 30th 2008 at 1:27pm

Happy Holidays

To everyone and your families. Hope you all have a good holiday break.... continue reading

Published: December 26th 2008 at 2:54pm

'The Atheist Gospel - Selling A Delusion'

One of our clients is Bayside Church in Melbourne, they often have interesting posts on their blog. ... continue reading

Published: December 22nd 2008 at 11:45am

Progress

Sometimes I wonder if the business is going forward, slowing or stopped. Today I realised that the l... continue reading

Published: December 10th 2008 at 12:16pm

Elang and ejabberd

I've decided on my Xmas break project, learn abit more about the Erlang progamming language and ejab... continue reading

Published: December 9th 2008 at 3:19pm

Internet filtering in Australia

Note: The commentary here is not sanctioned comment in my role as a member of the board of the IIA (... continue reading

Published: December 1st 2008 at 11:35am

Eric Bana and his car

It's a while since I've posted anything car related. Eric Bana talks about his car, includes comment... continue reading

Published: November 18th 2008 at 2:48pm

on iPhone shipments...

'Apple shipped more iPhones during the quarter than all the Windows Mobile devices shipped worldwide... continue reading

Published: November 14th 2008 at 1:31pm

"I don't really understand their strategy, maybe somebody else does."

That's the commen... continue reading

Published: November 7th 2008 at 2:04pm

Software development

Sometimes I fire up the old Delphi development environment to do a bit of Windows development, I loo... continue reading

Published: November 7th 2008 at 1:24pm

Gnip and XMPP

The guys as Gnip are killing off their XMPP feed. I can't help but feel that this is more of an oper... continue reading

Published: November 6th 2008 at 10:39am

jabber.com disappearing...

It's always a sad day when you see something like this... continue reading

Published: November 4th 2008 at 12:25pm

'Windows for the cloud'

The BBC have interviewed Ray Ozzie o... continue reading

Published: October 28th 2008 at 10:51pm

Hosted Lotus Notes!

Good to see that IBM is continue reading

Published: October 24th 2008 at 10:30am

The Register: IBM spins up AJAX collaboration project (xmpp)

The Register is reporting that IBM is working on a continue reading

Published: October 23rd 2008 at 1:42pm

"XMPP server failure"

I suppose this sort of thing is an indicator of a protocols popularity... "The XMPP cluster failed ... continue reading

Published: October 23rd 2008 at 9:07am

AIM SDK ... how wrong can they be.

Having just written an article on XMPP and IM federation, which I must admit is rather focused on my... continue reading

Published: October 22nd 2008 at 10:21pm

New position - XMPP Standards Foundation

Well I've made it onto the Board of the XMPP Standards Foundati... continue reading

Published: October 20th 2008 at 12:08pm

Installing Axigen on 64bit Ubuntu (Debian)

Note: Axigen now have a 64 bit installer so this article may no longer be relevant.... continue reading

Published: October 20th 2008 at 10:52am

Wrong turn for Apple

I've been waiting to upgrade my MacBook after moving from a 15" PowerBook a while back, we're now he... continue reading

Published: October 16th 2008 at 11:14am

Gartner on THE merger of the month

Well in IT security anyway. It seems that some of the gartner analysts are also concerned about Syma... continue reading

Published: October 14th 2008 at 4:25pm

Hosted messaging platforms

At Cleartext we've been using the @Mail platform f... continue reading

Published: October 14th 2008 at 11:36am

'MessageLabs Buy a Headache for Symantec?'

It's good to see that some other people hold similar views to me about the Symantec acquisition of M... continue reading

Published: October 11th 2008 at 7:09pm

MessageLabs taken out of play by Symantec

News this morning that continue reading

Published: October 9th 2008 at 10:23am

Jabber on the move.

I'm convinced, but that doesn't mean I'm right, that if Jabber/XMPP had strong gateways to other net... continue reading

Published: October 8th 2008 at 9:54pm

A starter on Phorm

I've been asked couple of times recently about Phorm, NebuAd and similar technologies, so here're so... continue reading

Published: October 8th 2008 at 11:27am

Delphi 2009

CodeGear Delphi 2009 hit our office today, some cool new features in it like MS Office RibbonBar sup... continue reading

Published: October 3rd 2008 at 12:15am

re:MessageLabs Launches Premium Associate Program

It's good to see that one of our competitors, Messagelabs, is continue reading

Published: October 1st 2008 at 7:31pm

ScanSafe Wins CNET Networks Award For Security Product Of The Year 2008

It's good to see ScanSafe getting continue reading

Published: September 30th 2008 at 11:14am

On 'Cisco gets the XMPP message...'

An interesting ar... continue reading

Published: September 23rd 2008 at 1:36pm

Lots of news about Jabber Inc

The IT news wires have been running hot with news of CISCO's intent to acquire Jabber Inc. Most comm... continue reading

Published: September 22nd 2008 at 11:48am

Cisco acquiring Jabber Inc

Huge news in the IM space today with Cisco announc... continue reading

Published: September 20th 2008 at 11:13am

Antivirus sales to slow: Gartner

I tend to ignore Gartner, mainly because they're always hyping something, often the same thing. Take... continue reading

Published: September 19th 2008 at 9:46am

Akonix sells out

Akonix sold out this week which leaves just FaceTime as the only significant independent IM security... continue reading

Published: September 17th 2008 at 6:37pm

Leopard still biting...

Well I've come to the conclusion, after trying to upgrade four Mac's, two Intel, two PowerPC (newish... continue reading

Published: September 8th 2008 at 11:29am

Leopard bites

Well upgrading to Leopard has been painfull, so far two of three upgrades have failed, requiring fre... continue reading

Published: August 30th 2008 at 7:12pm

iPhone

Well, I gave in and moved from my Nokia 6260 to an iPhone, despite all the bad press about network d... continue reading

Published: August 29th 2008 at 1:27pm

XMPP Foundation

I've been prompted into putting my hand up for a continue reading

Published: August 25th 2008 at 5:28pm

cleartext.com

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Published: August 19th 2008 at 8:55pm

Old Marlin Roadster (kit car) found...

Every few months, or more, I pop back to the Marlin Owner... continue reading

Published: July 13th 2008 at 10:39pm

XMPP Standards Foundation

We're please to announce that we've become a sponsor of the continue reading

Published: June 14th 2008 at 1:33pm

VPS with 2 and 4Gb :)

I've been looking for a VPS solution that offers 2Gb or more for a while now, and continue reading

Published: June 10th 2008 at 9:14pm

You really do need your own enterprise IM system

The article linked below should demonstrate a good enough reason to use an enterprise IM platform ra... continue reading

Published: June 9th 2008 at 11:01pm

Data portability, connecting social networks

Having followed XMPP since it's inception in 1999 and developed software around the platform, I can ... continue reading

Published: May 14th 2008 at 11:45am

OpenFire Enterprise goes Open Source

Great news that Jive Software have open sourced the Enterprise features of OpenFire, read the post ... continue reading

Published: April 10th 2008 at 2:40pm

Jive Software news

Jive Software launched their ne... continue reading

Published: April 7th 2008 at 9:09pm

Cool Sophos news on 1st April.

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Published: April 2nd 2008 at 10:05am

Microsoft Search Comeback?

Whilst looking at the stats for www.cleartext.net I noticed that we got more links from Windows Live... continue reading

Published: March 28th 2008 at 8:42pm

Dell To Acquire MessageOne

Not sure how I missed this, but I did;

'Dell will acquire MessageOne, a provider of on-demand e-... continue reading

Published: March 28th 2008 at 1:46pm

Cable connection throttled again

I'm getting p*ssed off with BigPond throttling my connection 3/4 of the way through the month, I hav... continue reading

Published: March 26th 2008 at 9:14pm

Mobile spam

200 million cellphone users hit by SMS spam tidal wave in China  Recently reporte... continue reading

Published: March 26th 2008 at 10:42am

It's all about the support

Support is our driving force at Cleartext, if customers are happy they spend more and give you a bit... continue reading

Published: March 26th 2008 at 10:36am

Online Armor

Online Armor gets Firewall of the Year from Computerworld Editor in Chief, Scot Finnie. Go continue reading

Published: March 25th 2008 at 10:59pm

What no CTO?

I just noticed that one of our competitors is missing a CTO, the previous candidate lasting around 9... continue reading

Published: March 25th 2008 at 10:50pm

Hosted archiving

I used to wonder why companies would want to archive their email externally, given they'd almost cer... continue reading

Published: March 25th 2008 at 9:21pm

Hybrid Hosting

My previous post has prompted me to drop this post in from the new Cleartext Systems web site, which... continue reading

Published: March 24th 2008 at 7:47pm

OECD Broadband Portal

Whilst looking for stats on broadband I went to the ... continue reading

Published: March 24th 2008 at 7:42pm

Creating Clearspace plugins

Clearspace is... continue reading

Published: March 21st 2008 at 10:43am

Jabber/XMPP update

Following on from my earlier post about re... continue reading

Published: March 21st 2008 at 9:45am

I had to laugh...

Fifteen years ago a young anti-virus industry thought it was cool to have little graphics displaying... continue reading

Published: March 20th 2008 at 10:18pm

Joomla 1.5 'feature'

Whilst building a new site using Joomla 1.5 I needed to display an RSS feed icon without text, unfor... continue reading

Published: March 20th 2008 at 10:01pm

PDFAssassin

No doubt kicked off when PDF spam started arriving in out inboxes PDFAssassin attempts to scan PDF f... continue reading

Published: March 13th 2008 at 9:52pm

x-authentication-warning

Had an issue today with spam filters blocking legit emails and it turns out that it was because the ... continue reading

Published: March 13th 2008 at 9:11pm

Launching ClearEmail EDM

We soft launched a new service this week, continue reading

Published: March 13th 2008 at 10:15am

India outsourcing...

I was talking to a client yesterday and a rather unexpected nugget of information surfaced, their In... continue reading

Published: March 13th 2008 at 10:04am

DSPAM

I've been doing my bi-annual review of the anti-spam and anti-virus market place and completely miss... continue reading

Published: March 12th 2008 at 10:38am

Netscape browser dies...

I remember when Netscape started up in 1994, I'd just moved to the USA to help setup Dr Solomon's th... continue reading

Published: March 1st 2008 at 12:54pm

Podcast Maker

In the endless quest for systems that make life easier I came across Podcast Maker for Apple OSX tod... continue reading

Published: February 27th 2008 at 1:04pm

Flash 9 and the MP4 video format

Looking for a way of delivering .mp4 video on a web site I went to continue reading

Published: February 26th 2008 at 1:14pm

pingg.com

I met an interesting guy by the name of Lorien Gabel when I was at MessageLabs, he's just launched a... continue reading

Published: February 26th 2008 at 11:20am

Amazing...

I often wonder who makes commercials continue reading

Published: February 20th 2008 at 9:07pm

I'm recommending Basecamp....

Having used Basecamp for project managing client projects for a couple of years now I've decided to ... continue reading

Published: February 19th 2008 at 10:25am

Microsoft Yahoo!

Microsoft's unsolicited o... continue reading

Published: February 2nd 2008 at 12:41pm

Solar powered George Bush

Wonderful YouTube video, so... continue reading

Published: January 30th 2008 at 9:05pm

Current valid CSS page layouts

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Published: January 25th 2008 at 10:26am

Banes on YouTube...

Well, fame at last... -> Bad language wa... continue reading

Published: January 20th 2008 at 1:13pm

Cool script to help IE out...

From the authors page...
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Published: January 17th 2008 at 8:18pm

The almost perfect

Classic rally car.... continue reading

Published: January 15th 2008 at 10:52pm

Octopus

Whilst stumbling around the net this morning I can across the following link to a PowerPoint present... continue reading

Published: January 12th 2008 at 1:45pm

Media Temple hosting review

I'm finally retiring the 6 year old Mac G4's that have been hosting for friends and family. They run... continue reading

Published: January 10th 2008 at 9:06pm

Xmas Message to Banes family

Have a happy Christmas and safe New Year everyone. continue reading

Published: December 25th 2007 at 2:03pm

Naked DSL

This is cool for those Aussies looking for something new in net connetivity, continue reading

Published: November 30th 2007 at 1:59pm

Joyent: Slingshot

And while I was looking for Flex related content I found continue reading

Published: November 28th 2007 at 8:46pm

Flex

I was asked about Flex today an... continue reading

Published: November 28th 2007 at 8:42pm

Britishness in five little words

An interesting read on the Times Online. I added my own dittie, 'Lead the World, appreciate its peop... continue reading

Published: November 14th 2007 at 12:25pm

Busy, busy..

Well, it's seems like yesterday that I posted, but it's six weeks ago. We've been busy reinventing C... continue reading

Published: November 12th 2007 at 9:30pm

Targa Devenport Video

I've started converting video into Quicktime, starting with some tarmac rallying I've done a few yea... continue reading

Published: September 22nd 2007 at 12:57pm

Some time to ’spare’.

For the first time in weeks I've had a moment to stop and think. So what am I doing, well I just fin... continue reading

Published: September 17th 2007 at 9:43pm

Fresh ideas for business IT strategy

There's exciting news today as we're launching a new business to sit alongside our established Clear... continue reading

Published: September 16th 2007 at 12:38pm

Ruby on Rails deployment

There's always a hidden issue with IT systems. As great as Ruby on Rail is at producing web applicat... continue reading

Published: August 21st 2007 at 9:15am

FBI’s Secret Spyware

I just spotted an article written by... continue reading

Published: August 7th 2007 at 8:41pm

Streamlined Phono Phunk

I just stumbled upon Phono Phunk whilst looking at continue reading

Published: August 5th 2007 at 12:54pm

Ruby on Rails and Hobo

I've spent a lot of time with continue reading

Published: July 29th 2007 at 5:47pm

The amazing work of Jonathan Harris

Some really cool web apps that present news and emotions in g... continue reading

Published: July 22nd 2007 at 8:13pm

Mona Lisa in MS Paint Video

Mona Lisa in MS... continue reading

Published: July 15th 2007 at 12:00pm

More Bollocks… Bonus Edition

Here's a bonus edition... ' continue reading

Published: July 14th 2007 at 8:59pm

Servers

I'm re-organising my servers and have to make some hard decisions about what hardware and OS' to use... continue reading

Published: July 14th 2007 at 5:07pm

“Mac or PC” Rap Music Video

Fun video...

... continue reading

Published: June 29th 2007 at 10:45pm

What water restrictions…

Amusing picture, courtesy of a news.com.au reader. Read the si... continue reading

Published: June 29th 2007 at 12:56pm

Wearable displays

Craig just pointed me towards some cool continue reading

Published: June 25th 2007 at 8:43pm

Hummer limo…

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Published: June 21st 2007 at 12:21pm

iiNet + iTunes

Good to see mainstream ISP's in Australia supporting new media by offering continue reading

Published: June 20th 2007 at 11:10am

Spitting the dummy…

Well, I've made good progress, but stuck when arriving at p182. Part III: real Rails. Listing 9-2 on... continue reading

Published: June 18th 2007 at 8:33pm

Aptana

Well, I discovered that Aptana have taken over RadRails and downloaded their IDE. After a few hours ... continue reading

Published: June 16th 2007 at 7:45pm

Ruby on Rails

I'm going to have another run at Ruby on Rails this weekend, I bought '...for Dummies' so maybe that... continue reading

Published: June 15th 2007 at 8:16pm

Second Life products…

As I get more involved with Second Life, as my first venture into a virtual world, I'm uncovering so... continue reading

Published: June 13th 2007 at 10:02pm

Apple Safari for Windows

I've just installed Safari (Apple's web browser) for Windows (beta) and it's rendering  pages a lot... continue reading

Published: June 12th 2007 at 2:50pm

OpenID

I've just been listening to Security Now's blog and Steve Gibson t... continue reading

Published: June 11th 2007 at 6:01pm

WordPress stats…

I've plugged in two stats packages, one from WordPress.com which publishes davidbanes.com stats on W... continue reading

Published: June 10th 2007 at 12:27pm

Sh!t weather here!

We're on along weekend, Queens birthday, weather has been sub-tropical storms for the last few days,... continue reading

Published: June 8th 2007 at 8:17pm

Airbus..

The big Airbus just flew over our place next to Sydney harbour, it's big, but not at all noisy. Full... continue reading

Published: June 7th 2007 at 1:51pm

AXIGEN Mail Server

The AXIGEN Mail Server is now available from Cleartext. We've selected this platform for two reasons... continue reading

Published: June 6th 2007 at 9:47pm

Amazing YouTube video

Of some buffalo fighting off some lions after loosing a calf to them. Battle at Kruger [youtube=http... continue reading

Published: June 3rd 2007 at 10:06pm

Mac OS X - Hidden Files in Finder

I've linked to this from continue reading

Published: May 31st 2007 at 10:17pm

Jet bike…

Madness, Jay Leno's jet bike continue reading

Published: May 30th 2007 at 10:54pm

Targeted trojans

I went to an interesting presentation by Mark Sunner from MessageLabs today. According to MessageLab... continue reading

Published: May 30th 2007 at 9:57pm

Google Analytics goal tracking

One of my clients is trying to get Google Analytics goal tracking working with his new continue reading

Published: May 28th 2007 at 11:22am

Dell, Ubuntu Linux and FreeDOS

Well, it's been rumoured for a while but now it's official, you can get a continue reading

Published: May 27th 2007 at 3:20pm

Importing from TextPattern

Well, I finally managed to import my TextPattern 4 to Wordpress 2.2 thanks to a local install of bot... continue reading

Published: May 26th 2007 at 2:16pm

Twitter & Flickr for phishers…

I've always avoided social networking on the web (except LinkedIn) as these sites are a great resour... continue reading

Published: May 24th 2007 at 7:51pm

Canberra trip

Well, I did a day trip to Canberra yesterday, 5:30am start and got back at 10:45pm. Spent most of th... continue reading

Published: May 23rd 2007 at 2:38pm

People with blogs

I've never had a Blogroll before so I've set one up here, trouble is who do I know with a blog!... continue reading

Published: May 20th 2007 at 3:11pm

Marshal’s Content Security

The managed email security space continues to hot up with Marshall releasing a service providers edi... continue reading

Published: May 20th 2007 at 2:51pm

Sunday

Great weather, clear blue sky's and a nice breeze. I've got lot's to do and don't feel inclined to d... continue reading

Published: May 20th 2007 at 12:37pm

Day two

Well it's my second day with Wordpress and so far I've found two things that are broken... 1) Textp... continue reading

Published: May 19th 2007 at 12:25pm

The story of my blog…

I started with hand crafted flat html files, but needed something easier to manage. I moved to Textp... continue reading

Published: May 17th 2007 at 2:10pm

PolicyMatter

Over the last couple of years we've put 100's of hours, maybe 1000's into promoting continue reading

Published: May 16th 2007 at 2:54pm

15 minutes…

We're featured in the Sydney Morning Herald today, along with Craig from Metaverse Enterprises. Chec... continue reading

Published: May 9th 2007 at 3:13pm

Joomla! CMS

It was good top see Joomla! represented at CeBit yesterday and other open source solutions like Suga... continue reading

Published: May 4th 2007 at 6:12pm

Ken Wood & Peter Brown rallying the Rover SD1

80's Rover SD1 rallying... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp1JJYtigEk]... continue reading

Published: April 24th 2007 at 8:21pm

More morris…

The 7 Champions [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-cVXuDBLs]

... continue reading

Published: April 24th 2007 at 8:12pm

Morris dancing…

Who'd have thought that my old Morris Dancing team would pop up on YouTube 20 years later.... [yo... continue reading

Published: April 24th 2007 at 8:09pm

Cool Bananas web site

Cool Bananas Ventures launched it's new web site this month, using the increasingly popular Joomla! ... continue reading

Published: April 2nd 2007 at 11:10am

Web 2.0′ising your site

Web 2.0 is an overused term that was first used in 2005. At Cool Bananas we understand t... continue reading

Published: March 14th 2007 at 3:05pm

Confusion about collaboration

When I think about collaboration tools I think about continue reading

Published: March 11th 2007 at 10:55am

Email2DB

This is a cool tool if you need to pump emails into a database. From their web site ' continue reading

Published: February 15th 2007 at 9:30am

Gates RSA Keynote: Messaging Relevance

"On February 5 in San Francisco, Bill Gates and Craig Mundie (Microsoft's Chief Research and Strateg... continue reading

Published: February 13th 2007 at 2:57pm

Clearspace

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Published: January 31st 2007 at 3:00pm

Vista arrives

Well it's here. If I hadn't already switched to Apple's OSX then I would have been tempted to switch... continue reading

Published: January 30th 2007 at 9:03am

New year technology update

It's 2007 and taking a look back there are a few observations; It's three years since I started look... continue reading

Published: January 11th 2007 at 8:15am

OSX backup…

Oh, looks like Carbon Copy Cloner has a competitor, continue reading

Published: November 22nd 2006 at 11:06pm

Quick hill climb car…

... I want one!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZFrdZ_ATu8]

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Published: October 15th 2006 at 6:17pm

Google buys YouTube…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCVxQ_3Ejkg]

... continue reading

Published: October 10th 2006 at 8:58pm

Great track from Sick Puppies, I bought it from iTunes.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3x_RRJdd4]

“Sometimes, a hug is all what ... continue reading

Published: October 8th 2006 at 8:27pm

Fairly cool

iWeb is pretty good, I’ve managed to post a continue reading

Published: October 6th 2006 at 5:09pm

Trying iWeb from Apple

I’m giving iWeb a whirl, check out this <... continue reading

Published: October 6th 2006 at 1:56pm

Web site move

I moved this site to a newer server today, a few hickups, like not all the data moving first time... continue reading

Published: October 4th 2006 at 6:07pm

So, MacBook ‘move’ issues…

Well, it went OK really, once I’d worked out a few things, here goes;

PowerBook to MacBook

Well, I decided to sell the old(er) PowerBook and get a MacBook today, so I’m spending the ... continue reading

Published: October 1st 2006 at 2:00pm

My favourite funny at the moment…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfAYqezZvMI]

... continue reading

Published: September 25th 2006 at 11:56am

YouTube

I’ve been spending some time on YouTube, hunting for ... continue reading

Published: September 23rd 2006 at 11:13pm

iTunes 7 and Sandi Thom

A strange thing happened just now, I downloaded iTunes 7 and started browsing music. Within minut... continue reading

Published: September 14th 2006 at 10:42pm

A bad week for celeb’s

Well, first Steve Irwin get’s killed by a stingray then Peter Brock hit’s a tree in a... continue reading

Published: September 10th 2006 at 11:13am

Some days…

Everyone has bad days, yesterday was a shocker so let’s hope the week gets better. Oh, the ... continue reading

Published: August 1st 2006 at 9:04am

Hacked!

When it happens it really p**s me off. I’ve only had web sites defaced twice but it’s... continue reading

Published: July 9th 2006 at 7:46pm

Google Spreadsheet

It’s probably not lost on a lot of older bloggers out there that continue reading

Published: June 7th 2006 at 9:19pm

End of the month

I never thought I’d get caught up in the ‘end of month’ sales thing, but alas I... continue reading

Published: June 1st 2006 at 10:33am

Bored…

I think I need a holiday. Nothing on TV, can’t be arsed to do work type stuff and can’... continue reading

Published: May 23rd 2006 at 9:41pm

Easter Aliens posted

Well, thanks to Mark Sunner for prompting me to post continue reading

Published: May 22nd 2006 at 12:55pm

Revision 4

I’ve just completed the first release of the 4th revision of the continue reading

Published: April 27th 2006 at 10:57pm

Four Days on Rails

I must say that after spending the whole weekend coming to grips with Ruby on Rails I’ve gi... continue reading

Published: April 17th 2006 at 5:48pm

Odd thought processes

I’ve been looking at my blog thinking, this is looking very Web 1.0’ish. Probably bec... continue reading

Published: April 16th 2006 at 1:57pm

Easter holidays..

Holidays are strange things, when you’re working for someone else you can’t wait for ... continue reading

Published: April 12th 2006 at 1:24pm

I found the IE display ‘bug’..

I found the reason IE didn’t load content at the top of this page after a year or so of loo... continue reading

Published: March 11th 2006 at 1:47pm

Jabber presence indicator

I’ve added a presence indicator to this page as I use Jabber every day now. Thanks to continue reading

Published: March 11th 2006 at 1:34pm

Early start

Well, for some reason I was wide awake at 5:30am this morning, so that means I’ve got lot&#... continue reading

Published: February 13th 2006 at 6:32am

Targa Video

I’ve decided to relist my Targa Tasmania 1999 in car video, it’s here;

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Published: January 4th 2006 at 11:53am

Airbus 380 over Sydney

We got up at 7:30am today (Sunday) to see the new Airbus fly over Sydney Harbour, it is... continue reading

Published: November 13th 2005 at 10:39am

It’s closed down…

The site has been shut down now… thanks to the guys at;
Everyones Internet, Inc
... continue reading

Published: October 25th 2005 at 8:51am

Stopping the phishers..

I decided to be pro-active today and try and close down a phishing web site, I think I managed it... continue reading

Published: October 25th 2005 at 8:44am

It’s Sunday

Lot’s of motorsport today, the Bathurst 1000 and Japanese F1 Grand Prix. Which reminds me, ... continue reading

Published: October 9th 2005 at 9:28pm

It’s official: Sydney’s full

Well, looks like we’ve run out of space, an interesting continue reading

Published: September 22nd 2005 at 12:08pm

Big deal today…

We (Cleartext) finalised an online marketing deal with a high profile Australian ISP today. continue reading

Published: September 1st 2005 at 8:30pm

Longer days

The days have started getting longer so we must be heading out of winter. Dad’s decided to ... continue reading

Published: August 16th 2005 at 2:15pm

Targa Video…

I just had to post this clip f... continue reading

Published: August 3rd 2005 at 7:16pm

TV series and late nights

I used to watch the X-Files, then Stargate. There’s been a shortage of good sci-fi here in ... continue reading

Published: August 3rd 2005 at 11:40am

Not so funny…

Just been watching the BBC new on Australian TV, bad news, bomb blasts in London. Hope everyone w... continue reading

Published: July 7th 2005 at 10:56pm

Hilarious…

Having been as far as the second to top perch I can vouch or this. Actually, I’d redraw thi... continue reading

Published: July 4th 2005 at 3:30pm

This is tuff…

This running your own IT security business is tough. After three months of almost seven days a we... continue reading

Published: June 29th 2005 at 9:34pm

IE and transparent png’s

I’ve spent 4 hours fighting with graphics and IE to discover it doesn’t like png file... continue reading

Published: June 8th 2005 at 12:38am

Finally…

With help from Leigh I’ve found out what was causing my routing issues on my network. It wa... continue reading

Published: June 2nd 2005 at 7:51pm

Router madness and poor tech support

I’ve always bought Netgear products. A year or so ... continue reading

Published: May 12th 2005 at 5:22pm

Ages since I posted

I’ve been really busy. Today we launched the new look continue reading

Published: May 8th 2005 at 11:38pm

Video cam…

Well, here’s a start. If you have Java installed and enabled you can connect to the live ca... continue reading

Published: April 28th 2005 at 11:10am

Webcam…

Sad I know, but years after the web cam rage I’ve... continue reading

Published: April 26th 2005 at 11:48pm

Today was the big upgrade.

I’ve spent the whole day working on the hosting here. It was planned for a few weeks from n... continue reading

Published: April 24th 2005 at 11:52pm

SecurityFocus and OSX

Now here’s something refreshing. This article about the continue reading

Published: April 22nd 2005 at 10:52pm

Shop staff…

I know it must be difficult learning about every IT product in a computer store. But if you work ... continue reading

Published: April 20th 2005 at 12:22am

PC’s…

Well, having been a happy Mac user for a while I re-dicsovered PC’s this weekend, and the f... continue reading

Published: April 17th 2005 at 11:37pm

One week later…

Well it’s 7 days after leaving MessageLabs and we’ve accomplished a lot;

Reg... continue reading

Published: April 15th 2005 at 8:46am

New job!

I’ve been busy the last week sorting out the new job after leaving MessageLabs. We’ve... continue reading

Published: April 12th 2005 at 5:27pm

Microsoft cybercrime-fighting tools

More good news! ... continue reading

Published: April 1st 2005 at 3:04pm

‘Microsoft bankrupts the Spam King’

Hooray…

‘Scott Richter, self-confessed Spam King and one-time peddler of lad... continue reading

Published: April 1st 2005 at 2:26pm

Trip to Canberra today

I paid a flying visit to Canberra today. I’d been invited to speak at an Australian Federal... continue reading

Published: March 31st 2005 at 10:34pm

Messing with the layout

I’ve decided that most people have 1024×768 screens now so I’m going to a four c... continue reading

Published: March 30th 2005 at 10:30pm

Speed limit’s going up!

Blimey, I’d never have thought that speed limit’s in Sydney would go UP, but accordin... continue reading

Published: March 29th 2005 at 8:32pm

‘History of hacking related events’

I came across a great histor... continue reading

Published: March 29th 2005 at 3:39pm

Appears Apple don’t like MP3’s

Well, Apple don’t appear to want me to export my work as an MP3 from either Garageband or i... continue reading

Published: March 26th 2005 at 3:19pm

Apple’s Garageband

Well my music teacher once said “little ability, matches little effort” on a school r... continue reading

Published: March 25th 2005 at 10:43pm

But then again….

Apple just released an continue reading

Published: March 23rd 2005 at 3:35pm

Mac OSX taking a bashing

Apple’s OSX appears to be taking a hit with <... continue reading

Published: March 23rd 2005 at 3:31pm

Apple market share rises

I read somewhere that the Apple iPod halo theory may actually... continue reading

Published: March 22nd 2005 at 11:50am

Britain tops zombie PC charts

The Register reports that Br... continue reading

Published: March 22nd 2005 at 10:26am

Trustworthy computing

I’ve just read an interesting article titled continue reading

Published: March 21st 2005 at 1:13pm

I want to post by email

If anyone knows how to post images and text by email using ... continue reading

Published: March 20th 2005 at 11:27pm

40th birthday

Went to a friends 40th birthday last night. It’s a wake up call for life when you start goi... continue reading

Published: March 20th 2005 at 3:35pm

The Firefox comment disappeared

The ’.. Firefox..’ comment at http://www.start.com/... continue reading

Published: March 18th 2005 at 11:07am

I just added a cool Microsoft link

A web site that has lot of ‘unofficial’ Microso... continue reading

Published: March 17th 2005 at 5:50pm

MS supporting Firefox!

I was surprised to see a Microsoft web site advertising the fact that it’s been made Firefo... continue reading

Published: March 17th 2005 at 4:53pm

Google throws an error!

I was Googling today when they threw and error at me!

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Published: March 17th 2005 at 4:51pm

Weather turned bad

Oh well, we are in Autumn now. The weather deteriorated today, here’s a snap from my Nokia ... continue reading

Published: March 17th 2005 at 1:03pm

Spammers using ASCII ‘art’?

This is interesting. It appears that spammers may be going back in time. Remember when we had pla... continue reading

Published: March 16th 2005 at 10:04am

Time to shut down…

I was going to get the rss and atom feeds setup for each section, but instead I’ve totally ... continue reading

Published: March 15th 2005 at 11:19pm

Add RSS and Atom news feeds

I’ve added ‘catch all’ news feeds for the site and made them Firefox Live Bookm... continue reading

Published: March 15th 2005 at 6:30pm

Another change

I decided to follow the crowd and update my site so it had a graphic as a header. This is a trimm... continue reading

Published: March 15th 2005 at 8:41am

Texpattern

Well, I’ve spent most of the day experimenting with T... continue reading

Published: March 13th 2005 at 7:59pm

I’m not a big music fan

But I do listen to music quite often at home. I had a look on the net today to see what was going... continue reading

Published: March 13th 2005 at 2:07pm

A few photos from today

We came across a lighthouse on the coast (surprisingly) at Wollongong, south of Sydney.
... continue reading

Published: March 12th 2005 at 10:28pm

We had a good day out…

Driving thru’ some national Parks and stopping at some lookouts. this one is Bald Hill, a w... continue reading

Published: March 12th 2005 at 7:26pm

What a great day…


Blue sky, a few fluffy white clouds, not scorching hot.

... continue reading

Published: March 12th 2005 at 9:52am

It’s Friday evening

I’ve had a busy week, lots of meetings with prospective clients at work. Looking forward to... continue reading

Published: March 11th 2005 at 10:40pm

Publishing exploit code ruled illegal in France?

I just read an artic... continue reading

Published: March 10th 2005 at 3:24pm

Mobile phone virus protection

Some companies are working on mobile phone security, Australian startup continue reading

Published: March 9th 2005 at 11:00am

Mobile phone virus

Well that was bad timing. Just after I acquire a new Symbian OS... continue reading

Published: March 8th 2005 at 2:29pm

I’m using Linkedin

I’ve been using Linkedin for a while now, it’s... continue reading

Published: March 8th 2005 at 11:48am

New mobile phone

I just bought a new mobile phone, a Nok... continue reading

Published: March 7th 2005 at 10:36pm

New MSN worm

There appears to be a new continue reading

Published: March 7th 2005 at 12:21pm

Whoops, it’s late

I’ve been looking at the style sheets and password system on this site, and time has flown ... continue reading

Published: March 7th 2005 at 12:06am

Stopped using Skype

I’ve stopped using Skype, both my Windows 2000 and OSX ... continue reading

Published: March 4th 2005 at 10:25pm

Phew!

I just ugraded the system here to RC3. Some content disappeared, I had to edit my config.php agai... continue reading

Published: March 4th 2005 at 10:22pm

My resume

Role: Senior Management (Director, VP [SaaS, Security, Messaging])

I have ... continue reading

Published: March 4th 2005 at 10:19pm

Autumn is officially here.

Yes, the seasons are the other way around in the southern hemisphere.

... continue reading

Published: March 3rd 2005 at 12:55pm

Melbourne F1 GP

The first race of the Formula 1 season is nearly here. Everyone’s heading to the continue reading

Published: February 28th 2005 at 2:59pm

Been on the Harbour today

We’ve been out on Sydney harbour today. I’ll post some video soon, pictures are continue reading

Published: February 26th 2005 at 7:54pm

Blimey is it hot & humid…

I think we need to get air conditioning installed, or sleep in the car.

... continue reading

Published: February 24th 2005 at 11:57pm

Horrid weather…

Earlier today it was very hot and humid. This evening we’ve had a big storm and lot’s... continue reading

Published: February 19th 2005 at 9:43pm

Firefox web browser

I’ve switched to FireFox the open source web browser ... continue reading

Published: February 13th 2005 at 6:54pm

Lazy Saturday

I’ve decided to have a lazy Saturday at home. Just took this pic, cat in a Mac. The catR... continue reading

Published: February 12th 2005 at 1:06pm

Just got back from Singapore

I’ve been in Singapore most of the week, practicing my selling skills at a resellers produc... continue reading

Published: February 6th 2005 at 11:39am

Louise granted residency.

We went for our immigration interview today, to prove we live in a defacto relationship. They bel... continue reading

Published: January 31st 2005 at 3:59pm

Australia Day

Australian Flag
It’s Austr... continue reading

Published: January 26th 2005 at 11:26pm

Moving office

Messagelabs is moving to a new office, still in North Sydney and slightly closer to home.

... continue reading

Published: January 25th 2005 at 1:11pm

OK, I’m using Skype…

I thought I’d managed to escape one ‘net craze, b... continue reading

Published: January 19th 2005 at 2:28pm

Tasks and Tasks Pro

I’ve been using Alex king’s Tasks continue reading

Published: January 18th 2005 at 1:52pm

It’s Sunday and it’s hot

The hot weather makes you feel very lethargic. I think it’s that and interrupted sleep beca... continue reading

Published: January 16th 2005 at 4:46pm

It’s the end of the week

It’s been a strange week, feels like left over jet lag and bit of depression thinking about... continue reading

Published: January 14th 2005 at 7:25am

New Apple products

Apple just released some interesting things. A new Mac, ca... continue reading

Published: January 13th 2005 at 3:53pm

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