Yeah, good on us
This is a story straight from the self-humiliation files. Tabloid couldn't resist having a go at ARN after we spend so much time taking the piss out of the industry.
We speak here of our new baby, ARNnet. This is, of course, the new home for the IT channel, but ARN staff report there's trouble on the homefront.
While the Web site itself has not crashed, it has suffered a cruel fate at the hands of a database glitch. Specifically, ARNnet's database endured some heartache, preventing it from serving news stories to the site for a couple of days. Fortunately, ARNnet's myriad other services remain healthy.
ARN has offered profound apologies, and invites letters of support for a stressed-out team of IT staff.
We suspect ARN's database is feeling unloved after all the TLC bestowed on the Web development server.
Send your letters of encouragement to email@example.com
Aussie techie talk
In the interests of advancing the clever country, the Tumbaragong town council has released an IT Thesaurus translating techie talk to reel orzzi lingo. If anything, it reveals that IT terminology is fundamental to the Australian way of life.
Log On - Make the barbie hotter
Log Off - Don't add any more wood
Monitor - Keeping an eye on the barbie
Download - Get the firewood off the ute
Floppy Disc - What you get lifting too much firewood at once
Window - What you shut when it's cold
Screen - What you shut in the mozzie season
Byte - What mozzies do
Bit - What mozzies did
Mega Byte - What Townsville mozzies do
Chip - A bar snack
Micro Chip - What's left in the bag after you have eaten the chips
Modem - What you did to the lawns
Dot Matrix - Old Dan Matrix's wife
Laptop - Where the cat sleeps
Software - Plastic knives and forks you get at Big Rooster
Hardware - Real stainless steel knives and forks from Kmart
Mouse - What eats the grain in the shed
Mainframe - What holds the shed up
Cursor - The old bloke that swears a lot