Unfair Competition

Here’s a very interesting set of circumstances that highlights the absolute atrocity that is broadband internet provisioning in New Zealand. We are moving house in a couple of weeks time. I have booked the telephone line move with Telecom (NZ’s monopoly phone line provider), and then asked about shifting our ADSL connection. They told me… Continue reading Unfair Competition

iPowerWeb Sucks

Update: Because this post is attracting a few hits from the obvious search term, I thought I’d post a little followup. Since I left iPowerWeb about 9 months ago, I have been exceptionally happy with A Small Orange. Sure they’ve had the odd glitch (2 that I can think of), but they are always resolved… Continue reading iPowerWeb Sucks

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Satellite Blues

Wow. SkyTV, New Zealand’s sole Pay TV provider is totally off the air across all of New Zealand tonight. Their support lines are overloaded, and even their website appears to be failing under the load of a million angry users attempting to get information. Angry users are venting their spleens in various public forums. My… Continue reading Satellite Blues

In-audible.com

So Ricky Gervais has picked Audible.com as the supplier for his new pay-per-listen podcast series. What a huge mistake. I’ve never had the displeasure of listening to stuff from Audible before, so I thought I’d give it a go. First up I was asked to pay for a subscription to Audible before I could download… Continue reading In-audible.com

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