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Extreme Commuting: I Am An Extreme Moron

I’m a planner. I plan stuff in ridiculous detail. And yet despite having mapped out every element of my trips for this week’s Victorian extreme commuting experiment, I foolishly forgot to fully check one of the most obvious factors: trackwork.


Lifehacker's 2014 Google Easter Egg Guide

Just in time for the super-long weekend, here’s an indulgence that won’t rot your teeth or expand your waistline: a complete list of Google easter eggs.


No More Patches For Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1 Update has barely been available for a week, but installing it is soon going to be essential if you’re already running Windows 8.1. From 13 May, Microsoft will stop offering security updates for consumers running a non-Update version Windows 8.1, while enterprise customers using Windows Server Update Services will be cut off from 12 August.


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You Can Binge Watch Chris Lilley's 'Jonah From Tonga' On iView

This I like. Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga, which sees the return of Jonah Takalua from Summer Heights High, starts screening on the ABC on 7 May. However, the entire series will be viewable on iView from 6pm on Friday 2 May — a full five days before its official “broadcast”.


Why You Need Windows In Your Office

No, this isn’t what you think. Research suggests that a windowless office can be bad for you: working in a space with no natural light means you’ll get less sleep at night.


When Azure Breaks: Lessons For Every Cloud Programmer

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service aims for near-perfect uptime, but that doesn’t mean it is immune from major disasters. Here are some examples of the mistakes Microsoft has made that have caused Azure to temporarily break, and the lessons you can learn as a developer no matter what cloud platform you deploy.


Extreme Commuting: High Price For Wendouree

Day 3 of my Victorian extreme commuting experiment sees me venturing to the Ballarat suburb of Wendouree, some 120 kilometres from Melbourne itself. This seems like a good time to reflect on the relative cost of tickets in Melbourne and Sydney.


How To Stop LinkedIn Broadcasting Every Change To Your Profile

Here’s an annoying feature in LinkedIn: any change you make to your profile is broadcast to your network, which can result in people congratulating you on non-existent job changes or suspecting that you’re hunting for a new role. Fortunately, you can stop that happening with a simple settings tweak.


Adobe Just Hiked Up Student Creative Cloud Prices By 66%

Last week, you could subscribe to the student edition of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite for $14.99 a month. As of this week, you’ll pay $24.99 a month. That’s a 66 per cent increase.


Why Office 365 Home Is A Better Buy Than Office 365 Personal

Having announced it last month, Microsoft’s cut-price edition of its Office 365 subscription suite, Office 365 Personal, went on sale yesterday. While it might be tempting to save $40 by purchasing the Personal edition, we think that’s a mistake and you’d be better off with the Home edition. This is why.