My uvula is bigger than yours

A week ago the surgeons finally caught up with me and extracted my tonsils. I’ve been incapacitated by tonsillitis twice this year and my doctor believed that my tonsils, due to their huge size (tonsillar hypertrophy), were likely to be obstructing my breathing while I am asleep, resulting in a mild form of sleep apnoea. …

Fight the treachery

It would appear that last week Senator Helen Coonan introduced into parliament a bill aiming to grant new powers to the Australian Federal Police, allowing them to almost whimsically censor any Australian web site. Here’s a quote from an email sent out by Dale Clapperton, chairperson of Electronic Frontiers Australia: EFA is quite simply appalled …

The .spam TLD

There is one good thing about the .info top level domain: it’s very simple to block the spam linking to it. Just one quick rule in wordpress to block any comment with a link to a .info domain and my comment spam has been cut by about 95%. Thanks .info!