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    being applied to disaster management Blog Catagories angry beanie purser explores the world Read more about New episode of Purser Explores The World Is Up James Purser s blog Add new comment An open letter to the Creatives Submitted by James Purser on Mon 28 11 2011 15 32 To whom it may concern I have money It is good money in fact being australian money it is both pretty and hard wearing money I would like to give you that money in exchange for the music you sell the films and video productions you make and the books you write But I can t Blog Catagories Tech Media Bits Read more about An open letter to the Creatives James Purser s blog Add new comment Logitech CEO Slams GoogleTV Or does he Submitted by James Purser on Sun 13 11 2011 14 34 Hrmm interesting The media has been all over the Logitech slamming GoogleTV angle from the recent phone conference However if you read the actual Call Transcript http seekingalpha com article 306966 logitech ceo hosts analyst amp investor day conference call transcript You ll find that what the Logitech CEO was railing against was the Logitech implementation and the content blocking by the Cable and FTA channels in the US Blog Catagories Tech google googletv Read more about Logitech CEO Slams GoogleTV Or does he James Purser s blog Add new comment GooglePlus Not A Facebook Thing Submitted by James Purser on Wed 09 11 2011 13 14 Google Plus is dead cries Farhad Manjoo in Slate It s chance to compete with Facebook has come and gone and thus GooglePlus is effectively a dead man walking destined to join Googles other social projects such as Buzz or Wave which wasn t a social project but the

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    comment A Media Inquiry into Print and Online Publications Submitted by James Purser on Wed 14 09 2011 20 54 So today Stephen Conroy Minister for the Digital Economy and other Buzz words announced an independent inquir y with the following terms a The effectiveness of the current media codes of practice in Australia particularly in light of technological change that is leading to the migration of print media to digital and online platforms Blog Catagories Politics Media Bits convergance Read more about A Media Inquiry into Print and Online Publications James Purser s blog Add new comment Purser Explores The World Numbats In Space is now out Submitted by James Purser on Fri 09 09 2011 21 47 Finally it s here the first episode of Purser Explores The World Blog Catagories petw Read more about Purser Explores The World Numbats In Space is now out James Purser s blog Add new comment Purser Explores The World 3 days and counting Submitted by James Purser on Tue 06 09 2011 22 02 Yup the first episode of Purser Explores The World is close to release It s going to be looking at the Australian Space community from small but well known private groups to government involvement and some pretty funky R D I shall say no more until the release However Blog Catagories petw Read more about Purser Explores The World 3 days and counting James Purser s blog Add new comment A bit of an update Submitted by James Purser on Fri 12 08 2011 23 26 I haven t blogged for a little while so I thought I would do a quick catchup First up I m in the process of starting up a new media project This one s not going to be as focused as

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    following Tweeting Facebooking Youtubing Looking stuff up Paying bills Buying stuff Emailing people Chatting These activities have been part of the every day for a few years now It s nothing new Blog Catagories media technology journalism Read more about The Internet It s not special anymore James Purser s blog 2 comments Add new comment Science Nazis Mandates Freedom of Speech Submitted by James Purser on Mon 06 06 2011 10 30 Okay got a couple of things to rant about Oh noes It s Science Run for your lives For those of you living under a rock you may have missed the NSW Governments Leader in the Upper House sallhying forth on the nature of scientists This little gem is an excellent example of the sort of leadership we re going to expect over the next 8 years Blog Catagories Politics nsw science rant Read more about Science Nazis Mandates Freedom of Speech James Purser s blog Add new comment Cultural Cringe 2011 Submitted by James Purser on Fri 03 06 2011 10 44 So enough about us what do you think about us Okay how many of you reading this have watched question time in federal parliament Right How many of you think that question time is in fact a useless piece of perfomance theatre designed not to ask genuine questions but to score points and futher political goals Right please note I am assuming that there are large numbers of people agreeing with the above statements I can t actually see who s raising their hands Blog Catagories Politics media culture Read more about Cultural Cringe 2011 James Purser s blog Add new comment Carbon Cate a smoke screen Submitted by James Purser on Mon 30 05 2011 10 08 What do the following headlines have in common Carbon Cate Blanchett tells Aussies to pay up over carbon charge Screams the Daily Telegraph Blog Catagories Politics media environment Read more about Carbon Cate a smoke screen James Purser s blog Add new comment Wollongong in 50 Years Submitted by James Purser on Fri 20 05 2011 14 02 Okay so the Property Council of Australia s rep in the Illawarra David Lang has called for a discussion on future population targets for the Illawarra region with his first target on the table being 500 000 by 2050 The Greens have come back and said no way it will make Wollongong look like the Goldcoast with 20 storey high apartment blocks blighting the skyline To be honest I think both of them have issues Blog Catagories Politics gongvotes wollongong Read more about Wollongong in 50 Years James Purser s blog 3 comments Add new comment They do not like it up em Submitted by James Purser on Fri 20 05 2011 12 00 Dear Media Please get over yourself If you want to to play in the political sphere as opposed to simply reporting it then you have no right to whinge when someone starts to treat

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    are attempting to restuff a very deflated looking Dorothy the Dinosaur Read more about You Know It s Going To Be One Of Those Days When James Purser s blog Add new comment Letters T Shirts And LA Submitted by James Purser on Thu 03 01 2008 15 30 Well you ve all probably heard by now about Stephen Conroys plans for mandatory ISP level filtering Over on my political blog I detailed my objections as well as an email I have sent to Stephen Conroy I also felt inspired enough to design this Read more about Letters T Shirts And LA James Purser s blog Add new comment Myth and the Winfast Leadtek dtv1000 Submitted by James Purser on Sat 22 12 2007 19 49 Well I finally managed to do it I now have a working remote for my myth install I m using a Winfast Leadtek dtv1000 card in the box which I think now goes for about 50 and it comes with a remote When I purchased it the card had only entered the kernel a couple of minor revisions earlier and support for it was pretty basic I managed to hack it together however the one thing I had never gotten to work was the remote Read more about Myth and the Winfast Leadtek dtv1000 James Purser s blog Add new comment Working With Plone Submitted by James Purser on Tue 18 12 2007 08 35 Well it seems I m going to be dragged kicking and screaming into this python thing after all Over the last couple of weeks I ve been setting up a plone site for a client as well as a demo for another I have to say I m pretty impressed with the way Plone has been setup It s

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    anti muslim views but for daring to use ANZAC day a day which is generally viewed as being above politics to push his own narrow minded views Blog Catagories Media Bits twitter Read more about Twitter Liberation Front Add new comment A Rambling ANZAC Day post Submitted by James Purser on Mon 25 04 2011 13 12 So today is ANZAC day for many it commemorates the initial landing by the British Australian New Zealand and French forces at Gallipolli on the Turkish coast the start of what can only be called a militarily disasterous campaign for the British For many more it is a day to think about those who have served their country whether you accept the validity of the conflict they served in or not Blog Catagories thinks Read more about A Rambling ANZAC Day post Add new comment Can Barry Sack Marrickville Council Submitted by James Purser on Fri 15 04 2011 22 10 So Barry O Farrel has decided that if Marrickville Council doesn t stop with the Anti Israeli Boycott he will step in and recommend that the Governor sack them Can he do it Yes The legislation is pretty clear on this Governor may dismiss mayor and councillors 255 Governor may dismiss mayor and councillors Blog Catagories Politics local government Read more about Can Barry Sack Marrickville Council Add new comment MobileFOSS 2012 Submitted by James Purser on Thu 14 04 2011 09 38 Okay so I thought I would get in early and see if people would be interested in me attempting to run another MobileFOSS miniconf at next years linux conf au Given the changes that have occured in the MobileFOSS space in the four months since MobileFOSS 2011 imagine what it s going to look like in another eight Leave

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    First up lets have a look locally Returning Wollongong and Shellharbour Councils Blog Catagories Politics nsw ethics classes dapto Read more about The Excitement is over now what Add new comment Charlie Sheen spammed me Submitted by James Purser on Wed 23 03 2011 18 04 So today I received an email from http charliesheen com promoting his up coming I m batshit insane with lots of money so I m going to go on tour with my craziness tour Blog Catagories mental illness celebrity spam Read more about Charlie Sheen spammed me Add new comment Who s who in Shellharbour Submitted by James Purser on Fri 18 03 2011 10 37 Right so the New South Wales election is only a week away so I thought I would put together a little something about who s running in the Electorate of Shellharbour Blog Catagories Politics nswvotes2011 Read more about Who s who in Shellharbour 5 comments Add new comment No one caused the earthquake in Japan Submitted by James Purser on Thu 17 03 2011 23 19 Leaving aside the truly massive tragedy that is the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami I would just like to say a couple of things about the people who have decided that all evidence to the contrary it wasn t plate tectonics that caused the earthquake but some sort of supernatural force Karma Blog Catagories geology science anthropomorphism Read more about No one caused the earthquake in Japan 1 comment Add new comment It s a little bit cranky Submitted by James Purser on Thu 10 03 2011 22 53 I m a little cranky so I thought I d get it off my chest Let s start with Google shall we Blog Catagories Tech google apple Read more about It s a little

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    16 02 2011 09 46 You know there are times when subjects need to be debated looked at from both sides and closely examined However there are also times when a schmuck just needs to be called a schmuck In the past week three high profile members of the federal Coalition have stepped up to the plate for the title of Grand Schmuck hell we could have a tie Blog Catagories Politics Read more about Morrison Joyce and Humphries Schmucks of the highest order Add new comment Nokia and Microsoft A marriage made in convenience Submitted by James Purser on Fri 11 02 2011 21 34 Well as expected Nokia has announced that it is going to transition from a complete stack mobile technology company to Just Another Hardware Maker albiet one with large market share It is going to be ditching its aging Symbian OS for a partnership with Microsoft and Windows Phone 7 So what does this mean Blog Catagories Tech mobiles Read more about Nokia and Microsoft A marriage made in convenience Add new comment Wanted UI Person for help with OSS Android Project Submitted by James Purser on Wed 09 02 2011 21 49 Okay here it is my official cry for help As you know I ve been tooling around with two android specific projects planningalertsAU and the openaustraliasearchdroid Both of the projects are now functional however they are suffering from the fact that my UI skills are almost as good as my ability to levitate I ve included a couple of screen shots from the Planning Alerts app to show you what I mean Blog Catagories OpenAustralia android planningalerts Read more about Wanted UI Person for help with OSS Android Project 2 comments Add new comment Almost six years ago I started the Linux Australia Update Submitted by James Purser on Mon 31 01 2011 13 26 Holy crap it s been almost six years since I and Karin first started the Linux Australia Update the very first podcast dedicated to FOSS in Australia You can find the original episode here MP3 and here OGG and you can find the entire archive here Wow I was bad Blog Catagories Tech linux australia podcasting Read more about Almost six years ago I started the Linux Australia Update Add new comment MobileFOSS and LCA2011 Submitted by James Purser on Sat 22 01 2011 09 27 Okay it s only 2 days to go until the best little tech conference in the world starts in Brisbane site of the recent re enactment of the flooding of venice First up I d like to extend kudos to the Organising Team who have gone beyond the call of duty considering the flooding in Brisbane They ve managed to snag an alternative venue days out from the start of the conf while at the same time ensuring that the main accomodation is still going to be served by lca internets Next up MobileFOSS Blog Catagories lca2011 mobilefoss Read more about

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    Culture Warriors sallying forth against the evils of Gay Marriage on my behalf It s Traditional I m sorry the argument that this is the way its been done for the last few hundred years so we should keep doing it is just dumb Let s have a look at a few other things that were traditional Blog Catagories Politics Read more about I m straight married and have kids and I don t feel threatened by Gay marriage 4 comments Add new comment MobileFOSS Catchup Submitted by James Purser on Thu 04 11 2010 08 46 Man the last week has been busy and I have managed to do nothing for MobileFOSS until today Okay the Call For Papers closed last Friday and there were some really nice submissions However there is still room for more We re looking for talks about Free and Open Source Software Development on mobile platforms This can mean stack development on open platforms such as WebOS or Android or application development on closed platforms like iOS or WP7 We want to hear from you Blog Catagories lca2011 mobilefoss Read more about MobileFOSS Catchup Add new comment For Hire 1 Excellent Admin Person Submitted by James Purser on Sat 30 10 2010 14 25 And no it s not me My sister is looking for a job in Sydney after her previous employer suffered a down turn in business She s got plenty of experience in warehouse admin and customer service and has the added bonus of knowing her way around a computer beyond simple data entry and word processing I ve attached her resume to this post so if you re looking for an admin person in Sydney grab it have a look and give her a call Blog Catagories family Read more about For Hire 1 Excellent Admin Person Add new comment Heading to Frisco Submitted by James Purser on Sun 24 10 2010 11 12 Come the 7th of November I m going to taking my second international trip of the year with a trip to San Francisco to attend the Wave Summit at Googles San Fran Office The Summit is going to be a meeting of the minds between the Google developers still working on Wave and doing a bang up job of getting the Wave In A Box project up and running and the small but slowly growing community of external developers testers and associated bods of which I am one that want to see the Wave idea continue to grow Blog Catagories google wave in a box Read more about Heading to Frisco 2 comments Add new comment MobileFOSS Call For Papers closes THIS FRIDAY Submitted by James Purser on Tue 19 10 2010 14 01 Just a reminder to everyone who reads this blog that the Call For Papers closes for the MobileFOSS miniconf being held at lca2011 I m looking for talks on Free and Open Source Software development in the mobile arena This can range

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