What a brilliant idea…

Justyn | March 3, 2010

Message from a hard working Aussie

I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to earn that pay cheque, as I work on a mine site on a Kalgoorlie (WA) construction project, I am required to pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem.

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test. Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a Centerlink Payment because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

Please understand – I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their backsides drinking grog & smoking dope.

Could you imagine how much money the Government would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a Centerlink Payment?

Note: Author Unknown but I would like to shake your hand.

New Year, newborn, new stuff

Justyn | January 30, 2010

Well it has been awhile since my last post almost a whole month. Wow, that has gone quick! So what is new? A lot of things actually, which I will try and summarise and keep this post short.

  • We looked at moving into a new place, but ended up renewing the current lease.
  • We quit smoking.
  • We found out we are pregnant, and find out if it’s a boy or girl on 03/02/10.
  • The girls had their 4th birthday.
  • Our Guinea Pigs had 3 babies, but two didn’t make it.

As you can probably tell by the above 5 points, this post could have been quite large but seemed a lot easier to just summarise the lot. :-)

Apple’s Tablet PC, possible video?

Justyn | December 27, 2009

With all the rumors going around about the new Tablet PC from Apple, possibly called iSlate as reported by Neowin, I decided to Google around a bit more and came across this interesting YouTube video.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIGd4aBzhTU

This is a nice looking concept of the Apple Tablet PC, and can’t wait to see what Apple has in store for us.

Optus Tethering on iPhone OS 3.1.2

Justyn | December 25, 2009

There is now a simple way to enable tethering on the iPhone 3G/3Gs using Optus without paying extra. Now if you do happen to get charged I take no responsibility.

Your iPhone must be JailBroken. Add http://apt.iphone-storage.de as a source in Cydia, then search for Tethering and install the one corresponding to your iPhone (Tethering 3G – 3.1.2 or Tethering 3GS – 3.1.2).

Once installed, reboot then open Safari and navigate to http://justynsmith.info/mobileconfig/au_optus.mobileconfig and install the mobileconfig file. Once installed you should be able to go to Settings > General > Networking > Tethering (on/off).

SLiM – Simple Login Manager

Justyn | November 30, 2009

I recently swapped from GDM to SLiM on my EeePC running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 and decided to make a nice simple theme for it which you can download.

SLiM - crackware theme

SLiM - crackware theme

SLiM is exactly that, a Simple Login Manager and it lives up to it’s name. Even being as simple as it is, you can still theme it and it has a configuration file which you can edit.

Three day weekend

Justyn | November 26, 2009

So I had Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off this week. What better way to spend it than to go camping. Chell and I packed up the car with the tent, sleeping bags, food e.t.c. and off we went. We ended up going to The Boulders at Babinda.

We arrived around 8:30pm and setup the tent, bed and had a cup of coffee. It was so hot sleeping, and I didn’t really fit too well in the tent, I had to lay sort of diagonally to fit properly. The next morning we got up at around 7am and had lovely cold showers, since there was no hot water at the camping grounds!

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Kyek modified a Greasemonkey plugin to allow you to see if an Appulous IPA link was dead before you clicked it. The original plugin was the ________ Links Checker.

Justyn | November 22, 2009

The Troll Bridge over at Appulous has been updated with a 27th question.

Question: Kyek modified a Greasemonkey plugin to allow you to see if an Appulous IPA link was dead before you clicked it. The original plugin was the ________ Links Checker.

Answer: cavern

You can checkout all the questions / answers on the iPhone trivia for Appulous post.

You ssh to your phone and decide to rename “Documents” to “Other crap”. Type the command to do it, without using quotes.

Justyn | November 21, 2009

The Troll Bridge over at Appulous has been updated with a 26th question.

Question: You ssh to your phone and decide to rename “Documents” to “Other crap”. Type the command to do it, without using quotes.

Answer: mv Documents Other\ Crap

You can checkout all the questions / answers on the iPhone trivia for Appulous post.