The Foxtel IQ Remote is a Universal Remote

While browsing the Foxtel site today I discovered that the remote controls for the Foxtel digital set top box and Foxtel IQ box are actually universal remote, and can be configured to control your television, DVD, VCR and amp. I am sure that this information was not included in my Foxtel IQ manual. The manual…

A Glowing Recommendation

I just received a glowing recommendation of my technical ability from Olivia. Apparently she told Kym: “daddy is a good fixing man isn’t he mummy, and I love him” Apparently this praise was earned by re-attaching the door to her Little People school bus on Saturday night. Should I update my resume?

A much cooler way to spend US$20,000

Your very own “Lost In Space” Robot I have a 12″ model, but this would be so much cooler. I think I would put in by the front door to great callers. “My sensors indicate religious missonaries approaching. Danger! Danger Will Robinson”.

The joy of Dialup…Not!

This week we have been having a little trip down memory lane. Due to Telstra’s incompetance our ADSL has gone off line. Last week it seems that Telstra put someone else’s configuration onto our line, with the result that My Darling Wife Kym (MDWK) who complains that I never mention her here, received some irate…

Sad or Cool – I am not sure

Full colour moving LED displays on your wheels Sad or Cool? I’m not sure, but at US$10-20,000 it won’t be something I have to worry about.

New Site

As you can see, I have moved this site over to a new format. I am now using the Serendipity weblog system. This will enable me to re-enable comments and hopefully not get comment spam, but we will see how that goes. Due to the move, entry categorisation has been lost. I will try and…

Orlando

We had a good last couple of days in New York – The Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History was a particular highlight for me – The 3D effects (no glasses required) are fantastic. We have left the cold of New York for the warmth of Orlando in Florida. Think Gold Coast…

New York, New York! Part 2

It has been another couple of full days for us here in New York. On Monday we took the trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. She isn’t as big as we thought :-). We braved the outside upper deck yesterday for the “up town” bus tour, but after two hours I couldn’t…

New York, New York

Kym and I have started our US adventure. We had a bit of a rocky start after our plane for the LA to NY leg was taken out of service 5 minutes after we boarded. After a 1 1/2 hour delay they found a new plane and we were on our way. We arrived in…