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Steve, Thanks.

It was in High School that my passion for Technology, especially computing, was the most prominent. While I had dabbled with a few PC's and learned BASIC before then, it was High School I became intrigued even more, and was involved in setting up over 300 Macintosh PC's, from LC575's, PowerMac' to iMac's (Bondi Blue ones too!), and some G3's.

Having that experience definitely changed my Life Path, and opened a few more doors than would have been otherwise.

Update: Then again, the first PC I used at Primary School was an Apple IIe. It was the bomb.

And for that, I say: Steve, Thanks.

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed today.

Motorola Mobility has been acquired by Google

Seems google have done the impossible.. well.. what was thought of as the impossible, anyway.

They have purchased Motorola Mobility (Motorola's Mobile Phone Arm), for $12.5billion

The buy is mostly for all the Patents, but should also be scaring the likes of HTC, Samsung and etc at the moment.

Google Video Shutting Down

Jason Kincaid, Techcrunch: > Google just sent out an email to users who have previously uploaded content to the service informing them that on April 29 2011, the site will no longer host any more videos.

While this is probably something a long time coming, it does mean there is the potential for there to be a lot of videos that only exist on Google Video, and haven't been migrated to other services (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). A thread on [reddit][] is trying to list all the good ones that the userbase can find.


Bad advice on IPv6

Logan G. Harbaug of PCWorld: > A lot of coverage of IPv6 over the past few years gives the impression that you need to switch to IPv6 soon. That's not necessarily the case, though, especially for a consumer or a small business.

> However, it may be at least three to five years before the average small business needs to work on this.

I think many people will disagree with his argument. Not taking action soon enough on IPv6, is just going to cause people to be unprepared when it is required.

Consumers and Small Businesses would only replace hardware (and software for that matter), after the previous one has had a very long lifespan. (Hell, I know people who are still using Pentium 3 Desktops!). So to say to them "don't do anything now, do it when everyone else is ready", will mean that when it is ready, there will be a mad rush to get it sorted, and there will be no "smooth" transition (and probably cause more issues!).

So please, plan your next Software and Hardware purchases in mind of them needing IPv6 support. Chances are half of what you have, won't have IPv6 support yet.

In Other Australian TV Announcements

From The Daily Telegraph:

> Not one single viewer was recorded as watching it in Melbourne or Adelaide on Wednesday at 9.30pm on Arena.

The new Australian TV show "Park Street", which goes behind the scenes of some of Australia's most prestigious magazines, looks like it's a flop, and will most likely get cancelled before the end of the series is up.

Further in the article: > An excruciatingly low 876 viewers watched it in Sydney - an unheard of figure if you take out the Uzbekistan news at 5am on SBS - while 76 people in Perth tuned in to watch the women produce their magazines.

These figures are some of the lowest I've ever seen for a TV Show or Channel.

Live from Planet Axed

From the BBC: > British comic Ben Elton's new show in Australia has been axed after three episodes, it has been announced. > Live from Planet Earth, a combination of stand-up and sketch broadcast entirely live, was originally commissioned for six episodes.

> The show's debut episode attracted an average audience of 455,000 viewers and ratings have continued to drop, the newspaper reported.

Too much hype, led to not much of anything in the end.