Posts tagged with ‘Australia’

Akismet and Jetpack Issues, Stop Spammers and CloudFlare Save the Day

March 19, 2013

My Web Host Penalised Me Yet Helped Speed Up My Site Introduction This site used to be hosted on Site5, in Texas.  I had a shared web host account, about the cheapest there is on Site5 though by no means the cheapest around (I’ve had experience of really cheap hosts….).  It worked alright, site management […]

Strange Sights in Australia

March 11, 2013

Introduction These are a few of the odd things that set Australia apart from the mother country (i.e. the UK!)  Similar, yet different, eh? Most suburban houses follow the USA mailbox style, with some sort of box on the edge of the property.  But watch out for spiders when fetching the post! Yet funnel web […]

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum

August 16, 2012

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum – but what next? This is the full text released by Ecuador for their reasons for Assange’s successful application.  See original text at the end. But What is to Happen Now? For now, Assange will have to stay in the Embassy.  Ecuador has asked for assurances about his safe passage, but […]

Panasonic DMC-TZ30EB-R: Is this not a work of art?

May 16, 2012

Panasonic DMC-TZ30 Compact Camera I’m afraid my old TZ7 (which replaced my earlier TZ5 due to my clumsiness) has now had to be replaced with the new TZ30. The reason?  At some unknown moment, my usual dollard-ish clumsiness put a scratch on the lens…..  the whole recent trip to Australia is marred (to my eyes […]

Dead Internet Tomorrow?

January 17, 2012

Tomorrow, This Site Is Dead. Why? All my sites go off-line tomorrow in what-is-to-be-hoped a world-wide protest against the proposed SOPA & PIPA acts in the USA. [Link to http://americancensorship.org/ is now dead] – but see the postscript SOPA? Briefly. Under intense lobbying from the entertainment industry behemoths, the law, far from protecting copyright holders […]