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Man Or Women? Who is writing that blog?

This site, Gender Analyzer, looks at the content of your site and tells you if it thinks a male or female has written it.

Mine says, “We think is written by a man (81%).”

I must be doing something right, maybe my grammar and poor spelling is what gave it away??


How To Know If You Will Get The Australian Government’s Tax Bonus Payment April 2009

The tax bonus legislation became law on Wednesday 18 February 2009.

To be eligable you must meet this main criteria:

  • you had a tax liability for 2007/08. (Tax Paid – Tax Refund must be greater than 0) For example. You earnt $9,000, paid $2000 tax and got a refund back of $1000. This means you had a tax liability of $1000 which means you are eligible.
  • Lodge you 2007-08 income tax return before 30 June 2009 (unless special deferred date arranged by ATO)
  • Your 2007-08 taxable income does not exceed $100,000
  • you are an Australian resident for tax purposes for the 2007-08 financial year.

How much Will you Get?

  • $900 bonus will be paid if you have a taxable income up to and including $80,000
  • $600 bonus will be paid if you have a taxable income exceeding $80,000 but not exceeding $90,000
  • $250 bonus will be paid if you have a taxable income exceeding $90,000 but not exceeding $100,000

When will I get it?

  • The first round of payments will commence from April 2009. Those who have already had their returns assessed will be the first to receive their payments.

For More Info Visit The ATO’s Media Release


Track Oliver (Olly) Hicks Rowing Along His Trip

Last month, Oliver (Olly) Hicks set sail from Recherche Bay in Tasmania, Australia, attempting to be the first man to row around the world solo. While he was able to row across the Atlantic in 4 months in 2005, this trip around the world will take well over a year.
Olly will be using the power of the web throughout his journey. Inside his boat, the Flying Carrot, he will have a water-resistant laptop and a satellite uplink, which means he will have access to the entire web and anyone who wants to surf it with him. He’s already started sharing his progress on his website as he begins his row around the world. You’ll be able to track where he is, read new posts on his blog, see pictures of him at sea, and watch videos about his journey.

The journey has just begun, join me and others following him on his trip @
Olly is about 220km southeast of Tasmania, and has about 28,680 km to go :)

h/t google au blog


USA was 3 hrs away from Economic, Political Collapse in September 2008

Quite a scary thought, make sure you give this video a watch…

According to Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D) (PA-11), in mid-September of 2008, the United States of America came just three hours away from the collapse of the entire economy. In a span of 2 hours, $550 billion was drawn out of money market accounts in an electronic run on the banks.

Rep. Kanjorski: "It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it."


Youtube Goes W I D E

If you haven’t noticed yet, Youtube now has gone widescreen, all ready for HD Video uploading. Google seems to be pumping out lots of new updates and software lately.


internet explorer under attack

I always like a good Microsoft bag out so here’s another.