Category Archives: Commentary

Google Chrome

Google have today released their new web browser, Google Chrome, in beta. Man is it fast!!!! I’ve been using it this evening and it really flies. While it supposedly uses more memory than other browsers, this use of extra memory … Continue reading

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World’s first ten iPhone 3G owners

Queued outside Vodafone’s Queen St, Auckland, store. Hi John and Ben!

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Vodafone New Zealand release iPhone pricing and details

See the Vodafone New Zealand website. And wow, the reaction has been nothing less than scathing across the board! I think I saw perhaps one positive tweet, but otherwise there was lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Cost to … Continue reading

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The ASP.NET MVC framework

Jake Scott commented on my previous post and drew my attention to the ASP.NET MVC framework. Now that Jake mentions it, I do recall hearing something about an ASP.NET MVC framework a while ago. While this looks like a great … Continue reading

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Does developing in .aspx produce bloated code?

This started out as a comment in response to Robbie’s question on my previous post, but thought I’d turn it into another post: So is it that they are written in aspx which makes them bloated?. Well, I guess that’s … Continue reading

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Web site performance

Last week I read Steve Souders’ High Performance Web Sites. While I already have a fairly good understanding of site performance, having completed a fairly extensive performance analysis of tvnz.co.nz a few years ago and being familiar with Yahoo!’s YSlow … Continue reading

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Jason Santa Maria redesigns…

…or rather, rethinks. Jason’s site is one of my regular reads, and his design work is really solid. As art director at Happy Cog, working with the likes of Jeffrey Zeldman, Jason is up there with the best of them. … Continue reading

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Apple 3G iPhone 2.0

Apple have announced the release of the 3G iPhone, scheduled for the 11th of July. It will be supported in Switzerland by both Swisscom and Orange, and in New Zealand by Vodafone, as we already knew. It has GPS, 3G, … Continue reading

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Local loop unbundling; Vodafone’s Red Network

I see in this morning’s NZ Herald that Vodafone NZ have announced their unbundled high-speed broadband service. Marketing head Mark Rushworth explained that the network would not be hobbled, and that customers could expect the best possible performance for available. … Continue reading

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The Mac arrived yesterday…

…and so, as is obligatory, here are the unboxing pictures: It’s in the box on the left. Ohh Ahh! The box within a box. Pretty polystyrene Even the handle is smiling With all the bits And there it is. I … Continue reading

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