So did you make it to work on time today? I don't know why a concept as simple as daylight savings ("Spring forward, fall back!") seems to confuse people each year. This year was a bit different, since daylight savings was extended for a week (it now starts 6 April) to try to bring the south-eastern states and the ACT in line with each other. The result? My Vista PC behaved itself just fine yesterday (the "old" switchover date), my mobile phone however cranked the clock forward by an hour, a week too early.
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The NBN is a painful political boil on the government's arse. After the promise of fast 100Mbps connections was squashed by the Abbott/Turnbull government, in favour of a program that said 25Mbps qualified as broadband, there have been all sorts of delays and issues with the service. A recent survey, albeit with a small sample size, quantified some of that pain, with many NBN customers saying they'd prefer to go back to their old ADSL connections. You know things are bad when ADSL looks like a better option. So, what can you do about it if you're on the NBN but it sucks?
The government's My Health Record (MHR) system promises to bring together a bunch of different healthcare data so that a trip to the hospital or doctor won't require lots of information being recorded over and over again. It should reduce some costs as healthcare providers can access pathology and other analyses without repeating tests and will simplify how we deal with some agencies. But it's also being implemented in a pretty ham-fisted way, with everyone's consent assumed unless they opt out. I've been looking at the system. Here's what I'll be doing.