Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • OnPoint: H4x0rs and You, in reply to Islander,

    Quarto master...

    the GES was locally fearless

    My uncle Andy used to work there,
    I still have the lead slugs he gave
    us kids with our names on...

    the ability, at age 9,
    to reproduce your name
    from a machine artifact,*
    stirs something...

    ...something I have yet
    to satisfactorily assuage.


    * well, with a stamp pad, and paper...
    a regular stationery engine-driver!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Labour Weekend: Town or Country?, in reply to simantics,

    ...revelling in geekdom...

    shiny, shiny,
    shiny 'bots
    in leather...


    ( sorry Lou... )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: H4x0rs and You, in reply to Caleb D'Anvers,

    Clocking out...

    ...this sounds like a series of working norms that will produce, almost by design, superficial, inaccurate, and poorly analysed “stories” that just happen to perpetuate the interests of the already powerful.

    <reminiscences, early 21st century>

    I remember it was raining
    that Labour Day they cracked
    the Great Game's DNA...
    Bucketing down,
    sluicing away the webs,
    veils and screens...
    We were a torrent of bits
    acting as one -
    pooling our resources,
    eddies not snarls,
    going with the flow,
    putting the luv
    in diluvial...

    </reminiscences, early 21st century>

    YMMV
    } ; - )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Labour Weekend: Town or Country?, in reply to Hebe,

    pizzarea...

    ...collapsing calzone

    which part of chch is that?
    ;- )

    Could be a nice twist for the harbour region's marketing
    conflating caldera and zones
    while smelling Madeira and scones
    a tiny pizza paradise...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: H4x0rs and You, in reply to Lew Stoddart,

    graft n scoop....

    “must understand complex specialist information”

    ... but whatever happened to MSM reporters having "Rounds", specialist areas in which they built up knowledge, contacts and credibility, usually under the tutelage of some seasoned editor, or, er, grizzled 'hack' ...
    This seems to have almost disappeared, as the norm....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: MSD's Leaky Servers, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    swept away...

    Wait, am I channelling Paula Bennett?

    Not just her, but Gerry "Scorched Earth" Brownlee and Hekia "Pariah" Parata as well - that's quite some torrent we now have gouging the country...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Kim Dotcom: all the fault…,

    I see a GCSB employee, agent CX (110) has been
    put on "gardening leave"
    <q>
    What happened to agents 86 and 99?

    The border between chaos and control
    still seems parlous and porous....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: MSD's Leaky Servers, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Mortimer's patch...?

    the Police are always head hunting

    The Police are Head Hunters (MC)??!
    maybe all the gangs are just undercover brothers....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Special Sources, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    take me to your Leader (writer)

    ...the sort of pseudo-anonymity...

    ...given to Editorial writers...
    they can get to write the most alarming tosh!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: The Source, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Data Ng-ja?

    …visions of Keith running from the Dole office (for that is what it should be called) with a Massively Swollen Dongle

    I see what you did there
    Dole with Ng in = dongle
    nice device…
    ;- )

    this illustrated fable is writing itself in the cloud:
    Dongle Keyhost – tilting at Winzmills…
    The Giant Vulnerability quaked,
    its leopard skin spots changing feebly,
    before the Massively Swollen Dongle,
    are you being servered?
    queried the enabled Filewizard,
    as he began the ancient rites
    alt delete
    alt delete
    backspace
    at issue
    a tissue
    we all crash down….”

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6286 posts Report Reply

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