Is it just me or does Ten think that I am an idiot? I realise that all 'grumpy young men' posts begin this way, but I'm sicked and tired of the way Ten is treating it's audience.
There's two things that really make my blood boil (okay, three, but idiot drivers don't really fit into the theme here): Taxes and fines. We'll leave fines alone for the moment here, and concentrate on taxes.
For most of you, for every dollar you earn, the government takes around a third of it. Now, lets say you spend every dollar you earn. About 10% of that, you're giving to the government too. That's not even taking into account rorts like the petrol excise.
The Australian Labor Party's platform for their election win was punctuated with Kevin Rudd saying "The buck stops with me". Wayne Swan, the now-Federal Treasurer clearly doesn't share Kevin's policy.
For the last few months, Wayne has continually been blaming the last government for inflation. He just doesn't give up. Whether it's a "present from the previous government", or "the previous government's legacy" -- it's basically the same story. Wayne just can't handle it.
As you can probably gather from my last post, I've recently been searching for a suitable replacement keyboard. As a developer, your main form of interaction with a computer is the keyboard. That's why it's important that you spend the time to find a good one.
When searching for a keyboard, I had two requirements:
Tata, an Indian car manufacturer, has just revealed the world's cheapest car. Targeted at India's fast-growing middle-class, the car is now within reach of a whole host of families who couldn't previously afford one.
I'm ashamed to admit that one day, a few years ago, I joined Guru.com, in the hopes of scoring some easy, well-paying freelance work. Sadly, I was disappointed. Most of your competition on Guru.com comes in the form of:
For some reason, web content personnel and web designers seem to think target="_new" or target="_blank" is a great idea. For the non-HTML people out there, _new and _blank are two mechanisms that open a link in a new window. Some designers may prefix the link with an image such as this:
Having spent the last week and a half in Barton, I think I've had at least one coffee from most of the places around. There is one notable exception -- the "Barton Food Bar" -- which reminds me so much of the Basement cafe in the Transact building, my stomach does hula hoops just thinking about paying money there for a brew.