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    managed to build devices which allow us to communicate across hundreds of thousands of miles we ve put probes into inter stellar space and yet we cannot solve one of the most basic problems Talking to other people Read more about Possibly Politically Incorrect T shirts 2 comments Add new comment LUG Events the Linux Australia iCal Feed Submitted by James Purser on Mon 11 02 2008 15 13 So for a brief time over the weekend we had events up on the Linux Australia website for at least six different LUGs including the following Read more about LUG Events the Linux Australia iCal Feed 1 comment Add new comment Lets Get Metaphysical Submitted by James Purser on Mon 11 02 2008 10 51 I was sitting here at my desk engaged in a deep and interesting discussion about the nature of religion on lugradio when I had an epiphany Science and religion at their core are really not that much different Both are about the search for The Truth Both are based on observing your surroundings and then postulating a theory as to why things are Blog Catagories science religion Read more about Lets Get Metaphysical 2 comments Add new comment Federal Government To Telstra It s All Yours Submitted by James Purser on Wed 06 02 2008 12 50 If anything exhibited the fact that the new Government is as clueless if not more so as the previous one then this is it Telstra has just announced that it will be switching on ADSL2 at over 900 Exchanges across the country because the Government made clear it did not consider a compelling case had been made for regulating third party access to the service So competition and innovation takes a back seat to political expediency Here comes the

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    good day is realising that hey you do know what the hell you re talking about A good day is getting into the groove Guess what today is Blog Catagories General Read more about A Good Day 2 comments Add new comment More Of The Gardening Thing Submitted by James Purser on Sun 26 10 2008 10 46 Okay it s about time for another post in the epic saga that is the Purser family garden First off my god Zuchinni plants are hardy beasts Our Zuchinni patch was getting pretty crowded to the point of ridiculousness really So I dug one of them out and transplanted it into the pot where we were trying to grow a few pumpkins By that afternoon it was looking very wilted and I was sure that it was going to survive but lo and behold the next morning there was new growth and it s been going strong ever since Blog Catagories Gardening Read more about More Of The Gardening Thing 1 comment Add new comment My Own Message To Conroy Submitted by James Purser on Sat 25 10 2008 17 05 Given the fact that a I ve managed to hose my political blog in moving it from Drupal 5 to 6 and b Stephen Conroy and the Labor Party s brilliant please note the quote marks Internet filtering plan has been getting plenty of air time lately I thought I would post a message that I sent to the Senator for Thinking of The Children several months ago I am writing to express my grave concerns with regards to your plans to introduce a Mandatory ISP Filtering scheme Blog Catagories General Politics Read more about My Own Message To Conroy Add new comment Gardening Section Submitted by James Purser on Sun

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    ve added a new section to the OSOTA site the Show Blag It s mix between a blog and a bragging section where we ll be putting all sorts of bits and pieces about the show and the stories we cover Read more about Adding the Blag Add new comment In Episode Advertising Submitted by James Purser on Tue 09 09 2008 08 44 If you ve listened to the episode we released last night you haven t quick go here and download the latest from the Latest Episode block on the right then you would have heard us talking about offering spots on the programme for Free and Open Source Software projects to promote themselves Read more about In Episode Advertising Add new comment OSOTA 2008 09 08 Submitted by James Purser on Mon 08 09 2008 19 08 Hey We managed to get a second episode out Well we finally made it to episode 2 of Open Source On The Air This time round we re talking to Donna Benjamin about LugComms and former LA President Jon Oxer about SuperHouse We re also launching a spot on the show for Free and Open Source Software projects to advertise themselves so listen in http osota fosscasts org EDIT Both the MP3 s and ogg files are now available Enjoy Read more about OSOTA 2008 09 08 Add new comment Not Tonight Dear Submitted by James Purser on Wed 27 08 2008 22 32 So you ve probably worked out that we re not going to be releasing the next episode of OSOTA tonight Blergh these things they are sent to try us aren t they Anyhoo we should be able to get something out tomorrow and failing that Friday at the latest Sigh Read more about Not Tonight Dear

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    You know something They re doing some cool stuff in Malaysia Read more about 3 Days To Go Add new comment 4 Days To Go Submitted by James Purser on Sat 09 08 2008 12 56 That is all Read more about 4 Days To Go Add new comment Home Energy And Renting Submitted by James Purser on Sun 03 08 2008 14 00 Hrrm I ve been doing more work in the backyard today got the new compost heap sorted out and have been busy transferring the stuff out of the old compost bin into the new heap While I was digging out some of the richest compost I ve seen I turned my thoughts to home power generation I tend to think deep thoughts while I m working out there There are many problems associated with setting up home power generation in Australia not the least of which is the idea that it s a dream that either only the rich can afford or that it s something that only hippies do Read more about Home Energy And Renting Add new comment LA Membership and Fundraising Submitted by James Purser on Thu 31 07 2008 12 11 I sent the below through to the LA mailing list but I thought I would post it here to encourage some discussion Just a quick question to ask how the reforms proposed and voted on at the last AGM were progressing Also how would everyone feel if I setup a paypal account or something similar and the facilities on the LA web site for people to be able to donate to LA Read more about LA Membership and Fundraising Add new comment Back To Coding Submitted by James Purser on Thu 31 07 2008 11 59 Okay to be honest I

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    for the first episode We have progress On another note I ve taken up a bit of gardening I m turning slowly the bit of backyard behind our garage into a vegie garden If nothing else it s really shown how unfit I am Mind you trying to rip out grass roots while your three year old clings onto your neck does tend to take it out of you Read more about Silence After The Announce Add new comment OSOTA We will be releasing this week I promise Submitted by James Purser on Wed 02 07 2008 22 59 Sigh I know we promised our first episode tonight and here we are after a weeks delay and nothing We will be releasing this week hopefully tomorrow night Read more about OSOTA We will be releasing this week I promise Add new comment A New Name And A New Drive Submitted by James Purser on Fri 27 06 2008 11 44 There is a change happening around here I posted this on my business blog a couple of days ago and I thought I would share some of the changes with you dear reader Read more about A New Name And A New Drive Add new comment A Curse Upon Those Who Ignore The System TZ Info Submitted by James Purser on Fri 27 06 2008 11 04 I ve blogged about this before but I m going to do it again Why oh why do people insist on building their own TZ databases and ignoring the Operating Systems TZ dataset Is this just a really stupid case of NIH I ve hit this in drupal specifically the Events Module Plone inherited from zope and I ve been told about java having it s own tz set as well I might even do a t shirt this has got me that annoyed Read more about A Curse Upon Those Who Ignore The System TZ Info Add new comment Open Source On The Air Slight Delay Submitted by James Purser on Wed 25 06 2008 11 30 Okay unfortunately we are going to have to delay the release of the first episode of OSOTA until next wednesday 2nd July 2008 This has come about due to a mix of family illness it just keeps coming back and an increased work load which has meant that we ve had re jig time for interviews and so on We are coming back this I promise and our first episode will be a doozy Remember if you have something you want to talk about or want to know about let us know Read more about Open Source On The Air Slight Delay Add new comment Podcasting OSOTA and Webinars Submitted by James Purser on Wed 18 06 2008 14 13 Okay so we re seven days out from the launch of the new season of Open Source On The Air and what can you expect You know I m still tossing up what to cover

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    fun doesn t take up too much time in my day and has allowed me to talk to a few people I haven t spoken to in literally years However there are aspects about the whole social networking thing that concerns me Basically it boils down to people are too trusting Read more about Social Networking Does Not Mean Pwning My Email Add new comment OSOTA Only Two And A Half Weeks Submitted by James Purser on Mon 09 06 2008 09 29 With only two and half weeks to go before we re launch Open Source On The Air I m on the look out for some CC licensed music I can use to replace the intro music we used to use before Also we have a basic format sort of layed out so we re looking for some music to use to seperate each segment out I m in the process of sticking a wiki up so that you can post suggestions ideas and so on for the show until then please feel free to email your ideas to osota AT fosscasts DOT org I ll be posting more about the show either this afternoon or tomorrow Read more about OSOTA Only Two And A Half Weeks 1 comment Add new comment Home Power Generation Submitted by James Purser on Sat 07 06 2008 08 48 Dear Lazyweb I m looking for information on home power generation projects that don t cost the earth Specifically I m looking at wind and biomass type projects Post em to me via da email or drop them into the comments for this entry Thanks Read more about Home Power Generation 1 comment Add new comment Understand the Whinging Now Lets Do Something Submitted by James Purser on Wed 04 06 2008 15 59 Okay so now that we understand why people are whinging and the devastating effect the coming oil crash is going to have how about we do something about it Read more about Understand the Whinging Now Lets Do Something Add new comment Who Cares About Petrol Prices Umm Everyone Should Submitted by James Purser on Sat 31 05 2008 18 07 Craig Sanders has posted a long blog post about petrol prices where he basically says that people really shouldn t be complaining about petrol prices as a 5 cents a litre rise is piddling adding up to only a 5 00 a tank increase and instead we should all be reducing our reliance on petrol and using public transport and stop eating cakes and biscuits and coke Read more about Who Cares About Petrol Prices Umm Everyone Should 6 comments Add new comment Podcast Presentation Reminder Submitted by James Purser on Fri 30 05 2008 14 36 Just a gentle reminder for anyone who is interested in the podcasting presentation I m going to be conducting over on dimdim com To register and hence get the required invite when the time comes head along to http jamespurser

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    Read more about Media Watch Priorities Much 2 comments Add new comment We Are Back Submitted by James Purser on Fri 02 05 2008 15 12 Just a quick note to let everyone know that after a week and a bit we are back online Read more about We Are Back Add new comment The downside to an Online Life Submitted by James Purser on Sat 26 04 2008 17 42 You know what I could really do with that 3g usb thing right about now Due to a complete fubar by someone we are sans internet at home this is being brought to you by my very patient father in laws internet connection As such if you ve been trying to get hold of me via email then I haven t received it until now We re not looking like having internet switched on until Monday at the earliest so please bare with me Read more about The downside to an Online Life Add new comment 3G Mobile Internet and Ubuntu Gutsy Submitted by James Purser on Sat 19 04 2008 23 33 My mum recently installed Ubuntu on her Dell laptop to test whether problems she was having with it were OS specific or hardware related As it happened it appears the problems were OS Driver related so she s stuck with Ubuntu for the moment Read more about 3G Mobile Internet and Ubuntu Gutsy Add new comment Revisiting Old Projects Submitted by James Purser on Mon 14 04 2008 23 10 Lately I ve re discovered a passion that I thought that I had lost and I am going to be putting that passion to work both in the business and in reviving a couple of old projects Firstly I m going to try and revive LocalFOSS

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    but I have a few ideas that need to be implemented including a better way to add feeds Am working on a new part of the business there should be an announcement sometime in April Still pondering the political stuff need to put more thoughts down on the political blog Will add more when I ve got it sorted in my head Read more about What I m Up To Add new comment MythNews An Extension Submitted by James Purser on Wed 19 03 2008 00 59 Well tonight I decided I would sit down and do something that wasn t related to the business in any way shape or form After looking through the mythnews code I figured I would ty my hand at modifying it to allow for permanent downloads of media files I ve attached the resulting patch and have also submitted it to mythtvs trac instance Now that I have the basics down this is what I think needs to be done for it to be teh r0x0r Read more about MythNews An Extension Add new comment MythNews ABC Australia Entries Submitted by James Purser on Tue 18 03 2008 09 12 Slightly late I had planned on doing this yesterday afternoon I ve attached a news settings abc xml file to this entry This contains all the mythnews style entries for every ABC podcast vodcast I could find Just a note I haven t tested all of the feeds and I know that a couple of the vodcasts don t play nice still looking into that Anyway leave a comment or shoot me an email if you have any corrections or suggestions Read more about MythNews ABC Australia Entries Add new comment A Myth Epiphany Submitted by James Purser on Sun 16 03 2008 22 53 With the new release of mythtv I decided to take the plunge and upgrade I ve generally been pretty impressed with the new version including the ability within the MythNews plugin to pull down flv files from sites such as youtube or google video That piqued my interest One of the things I ve really been wanting in Myth is the ability to merge podcasts vodcasts into the mainstream product without having to use a tool outside of the main project Seeing as Myth could now pull down flv files I was curious to see how it handled a podcast feed Read more about A Myth Epiphany Add new comment Let Down By The 7 30 Report Submitted by James Purser on Wed 05 03 2008 21 50 As a confirmed political junkie I have a few programmes that I try and catch to keep getting my fixes One of them is the 7 30 Report Normally I would consider this programme to be one of the best Current Affairs programmes in the country Not afraid to ask the hard questions and nary a hint of a fat kid or dodgy builder Read more about Let Down By The

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