On my way home from Shinbudo this evening I heard the familiar wail of sirens. An ambulance approached from behind so dad pulled over like everyone else. Its beautiful when you see car after car signalling and moving aside so an ambulance, police car, or fire truck can get by quickly. In a world full of conflict its refreshing to see total strangers working together even if only for a brief moment. :)
February 2005 Archives
I've wondered for some time whether it would be possible to install enough toolbars to completely fill the browser window within Internet Explorer. Being the intrepid explorer (hoho) I thought I'd give it a try today.
Because I'm not totally crazy I ran it all inside a VMware sandbox. Took screenshots after each installation and got to 15 before IE refused to display any more toolbars.
After the 12th toolbar (Dogpile's) IE crashed on startup and popped up a zillion error dialogue boxes. Fortunately a reboot of the sandbox fixed that. I also had some difficulty installing C|Net's because they use a popup which was blocked by one of the other 14 toolbars.
iiNet officially released new plans. For future reference here is a summary:
8 Mbps / 1Mbps service where available, 1.5Mbps / 256kbps otherwise.
|plan||quota (peak+offpeak)||cost /month|
All plans are available with double quota for $10/month less if you sign up for an iiphone bundle which is $29.95/month rental.
Currently the best value plans on the market by far. It will be interesting to see what this does to their ARPU. In a November 2004 roadshow presentation these figures were provided:
|customer pool||Mar 04||Jun 04||Sep 04|
Given the iiphone rental rate you'd expect some movement on the voice side. DSL is gonna take a slide but presumably costs are also falling.
Funnily enough the same preso mentions a new Category Killer bundle. I'm not much a fan of buzzwords but iiNet = winnah on this round of new plans.
Unrelated, Yahoo! bought UDP Soft who make ASE. Interesting to see us take a stake in this part of the games industry.