Yearly Archives: 2009


Those who have stumbled upon this blog before will be well aware of my hatred for what is brewing in the field of International copyright.  The so-called “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA – summary) is bad news and it’s coming to a country near you – and soon. The recent meeting […]

ACTA is still “out there”


Well, folks, no sooner had I returned from a nice overseas jaunt in August, but I’m off yet again.  This time I’m off to the Asia-Pacific region to meet up with an old friend, and I won’t be back in Terra Australis until mid-November. Those of you who are interested […]

Off Again


Hi, well as per my annual ritual I’ve purchased Madden 2010.  I’ve been buying Madden on PC, PS2 and 360 since 1995 and recently I started to question whether I should continue to do so in the face of lagging game quality, copious amounts of plainly obvious bugs and a […]

Madden 2010 – A Quick Review



Q: What is SQL Code Camp? A: ““SQL Down Under Code Camp is an annual community-driven event for SQL Server professionals. Each year, well over a hundred DBAs and Developers come together to learn from each other and to network. It is held in October at the Wagga Wagga campus […]

Last Minute Reminder: SQL Code Camp 2009





Sorry about the delay in posting new content here on the ‘Entertain Us’ Nation.  Since we’ve been back from holidays (just over a week or so now), a lot of effort has gone into writing up details of our travels for future reflection.  This has taken a lot of time.. […]

Aussie Wine Guy visits France



There’s been a lot of not-so-subtle mentions about news sites packing up the free content and starting some form of monetization scheme where they expect Internet users will cough up some dough.  This does not please me terribly much. Assuming, for a second, that we don’t take into account the […]

Paying for News Online: Bah



Welcome!  It’s official, I’m finally back from a long overdue holiday.  We got in around 11 pm last night and will slowly get back up to speed in the next few days.  It’s been an absolute blast being abroad once more and each time I collect new memories which (hopefully) […]

Thus Endeth the Holiday





“SQL Down Under Code Camp is an annual community-driven event for SQL Server professionals. Each year, well over a hundred DBAs and Developers come together to learn from each other and to network. It is held in October at the Wagga Wagga campus of our friends at Charles Sturt University.” […]

For the Calendar: SQL Code Camp 2009



Hi all.. Sorry about the relative silence, last week was my first week since I finished my last project (which ran from December 08 to July 09).  You might say I’m getting accustomed to the quiet (not to mention the free time).  The lead up to “tools down” has left […]

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