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Things I Think About, by Peter Bowditch

Book – Things I Think About – Volume 1

I have been writing and speaking in public for a long time, so I decided to collect all the speeches and articles together in a handy anthology. The first volume, covering late 1999 to mid 2003 is now available. I had been writing for newspapers long before this, but a lot of the words have […]

Buy this book! “How To Connect To The Internet” rereleased.

In 1997 the best selling non-fiction title in Australia was a slim volume from Choice Books (at the Australian Consumers Association) aimed at people who wanted to know what this new thing called “The Internet” was all about. There are still copies in various libraries, but a slightly revised version is now available. As befits […]

Banks! How we love to hate them. And why.

Article on the Gebesse blog about bank bastardry. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/05/banks-how-we-love-to-hate-them-and-why/

Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 7 and 8

Articles on the Gebesse blog about how to do something that I don’t recommend but which people want to do. For Windows 7 users: http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/05/installing-act-6-in-windows-7/ For Windows 8 users: http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/05/installing-act-6-in-windows-8/

A different debate

Meryl Dorey, ex-President of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, wants me to debate her at a woofest in Queensland later this month. I offer my own challenge to her, with the only changes from suggestions made by the festival organisers being that the submissions are to be in writing, and the prohibition on talking about certain […]

Save me from amateurs.

Article in the Gebesse blog about people who don’t know what they are doing and get paid for doing it. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/04/save-me-from-amateurs/

Let me do things my way, Apple. Please.

It sometimes seems that I’m the only person in the world outside Apple who likes iTunes. Even the fanbois who camp outside shops to get the latest iGadget seem to hate it. I like it because it does what I want and it does it how I want it done. The only Apple device I own […]

Should you worry about Windows XP?

Article in the Gebesse blog about the end of life for Windows XP. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/04/should-you-worry-about-windows-xp/

Should you worry about Heartbleed?

Article in the Gebesse blog about the latest security panic. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/04/should-you-worry-about-heartbleed/

I go trolling

Over a period of a week I found myself in several discussions on Facebook, many of them in forums with “Skeptic” in the title, where people expressed strong opinions about the sort of foods humans must eat, the stupidity of religion and its adherents, the dangers of genetically modified foods, the compulsion of people making […]

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