Monthly ArchiveNovember 2005



Computing - general 28 Nov 2005 01:50 pm

DVD burners — you do have one, don’t you?

Surely one of the most useful and cost-effective PC add-ins these days is the DVD burner. Not only can you make video DVDs for playing on your favourite set-top DVD player, but you can store HUGE tracts of data on discs that cost way less that $A1 each.

If you don’t have a DVD burner, surely there is no longer any excuse. The Computer Nazi (it’s a Seinfeld reference) has burners for as low as $A53 (Samsung). Even Pioneer burners are under $A70.

How low can they go?

Computing - general 16 Nov 2005 10:43 am

Goodbye Norton

Norton Internet Security: you have stuffed up my home PC for the last time. You’re outta here.
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Flying Nerd site 08 Nov 2005 11:16 am

Akismet catches its first spam

The Akismet spam prevention plug-in for WordPress detected and blocked its first flyingnerd.com comment spam last night.

Two attempts to place comment spam were detected. Both were intercepted and blocked. No intervention on my part has been required. So far, so good.

Video editing 06 Nov 2005 10:01 pm

Comments on using Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8

This post will probably only interest people with a video editing bent. I sent it to the mug-sw email list earlier today…
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Flying Nerd site 06 Nov 2005 09:11 pm

Take THAT, comment spammers

The Akismet comment spam detection and obliteration plugin has now been installed on this site. With a bit of luck, I won’t get many more moderation requests for comment spam.

Your intelligent and friendly comments are always welcome!

Formula 1 06 Nov 2005 12:01 pm

WilliamsF1 signs Nico Rosberg for 2006 and beyond

The mighty (if slightly fallen) WiliamsF1 Formula 1 team has signed GP2 champ Nico Rosberg (son of former F1 World Champ and also Williams driver, Keke Rosberg) to partner ‘our Mark’ Webber in 2006.
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Music 06 Nov 2005 11:16 am

New music: women sing Finn Brothers (Tim and Neil)

I celebrated my second 21st birthday a week or so ago. One of my gifts was the newly-released CD: She will have her way: the songs of Tim and Neil Finn.



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Church 06 Nov 2005 10:53 am

Flying Nerd not dead, just resting

Fresh posts have been few and far between for the last few weeks and may be spasmodic for the next few as well.
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Flying Nerd site 06 Nov 2005 10:44 am

Comment Spam — aaarrrggghhhh

The Flying Nerd site has been active for some time now and has been blissfully free of comment spam. Until yesterday, that is.
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