Internet Radio

I have elderly parents (in their 70s).  They immigrated to Australia (from Finland) nearly half a century ago.  As they get older, their immigrant friends are dying off.  Living in the country, as they do, they are feeling more and more isolated.  Their English is (still) not very good so reading local papers or understanding television news is… […]

Simpson SR300B Manual

Here is a scan of the “Use and Care” manual that came with the Simpson SR300B refrigerator.  The SR300A and SR300C are very similar, so most (but not all) of the information in this manual applies to them as well. Simpson started manufacturing appliances (in Adelaide, South Australia) in 1909.  They merged with Pope Industries in […]

How to replace ugly OS X icons

Upgraded recently?  Noticed the garish, hideous, red iTunes icon that has infected your dock?  Does it make you think something is wrong with the application?  Want to change it back, or at least to something else that just doesn’t suck as much?  It’s easy. Changing icons for applications in OS X isn’t hard.  There is the ‘right’ way (which […]

Centred Side-by-Side Images in WordPress

Want to have two or more images appear side-by-side on a post in WordPress?  Want to have them centred so they look nice?  The solution is surprisingly simple.       To get the centred, side-by-side effect, you don’t need to tweak image attributes, you don’t need to stick them in tables, you don’t need to mess with […]

Reduce Wind Noise in iPhone Videos

Use your iPhone to shoot videos outside?  Don’t notice anything more than a gentle breeze whilst filming?  Shocked to later discover that the audio quality is terrible thanks to wind noise?  Can’t justify spending over $60 for a solution to the problem?  Just want a quick and cheap hack that works?  Read on. Most iPhone 4 and 4s owners do not […]

Upgrading a 600-series phone socket to RJ11

Live in Australia and have an old, crusty phone socket that needs to be upgraded?  Not sure if you can DIY or whether you should call a sparky?  If so, read on. Telecom/Telstra has installed millions of 600-series phone sockets in houses all across Australia since the 1960s.  If you have one, it probably looks […]

Zombie Eradication Guide

The information in this guide is specific to the zombie survival game Infestation: Survivor Stories.  It may or may not be applicable to other games and/or real life.  Use at your own risk. Zombie 101 To become an expert at zombie eradication you need to understand the enemy: zombies have poor vision zombies have poor […]

Infestation Q&A

There are a lot of questions about Infestation: Survivor Stories that new players have.  This page exists to answer some of those questions and increase your odds of survival.  They appear in no particular order. Can I re-use arrows? No.  Arrows are treated like ammo — every shot you fire from your compound crossbow removes one arrow […]

Infestation Private Server

Is it worth renting a Private Server for Infestation: Survivor Stories (formerly called WarZ)?  The short answer is: No. To explain that answer a little more fully we need to look at what why players might want their own private server and how private servers actually work. Player motivation There are a number of reasons […]

Infestation Survival Guide

Formerly called WarZ, Infestation: Survivor Stories (aka Infestation or ISS) is a zombie survival game with PvP elements.  This guide is for the survivalists, not the PvPers. In ISS players take on the role of ‘survivors’ and there are no quests to tell you what to do, you just need to survive as long as […]