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Big Day Out voting available online

Do you feel like you didn’t get value for money with your vote in the local body and health board elections?

Here’s your chance to make a vote that counts, and will actually be counted. Go to Jack Daniels Live n Local, where you can vote for a Kiwi band to hit the stage at next year’s Big Day Out.

Even better, you can show your support for Invercargill band Starkers, sitting at 10th on the list at 4.30 this morning. Good luck guys.

That’s all for now. Don’t forget to go vote for Starkers or I’ll send this guy around to discuss your reluctance.


A for ingenuity; F for effectiveness

British anti-virus firm Sophos found a work wanted ad tucked away in the code of the MyDoom.U and MyDoom.V worms.

In a bad sign for the virus-writer, the worm isn’t spreading too fast but I suppose you have to give him or her an A for ingenuity.

If you use a webcam, take note: Sophos has found Rbot.GR virus doesn’t simply follow the usual trend of infecting hard drives, stealing passwords and launching denial-of-service attacks, the little sucker also takes over webcams and microphones to spy on unsuspecting victims.

Feel like you’re being watched?

Someone who doesn’t mind us spying on his daily routine is Kiwi film-meister Peter Jackson. Kong is King has all the latest news and goss from the King Kong set, including Jackson’s production diary.



Jillian "George" Allison-Aitken

I live in the deep south of New Zealand, where smelly dairy cows are taking over from sheep in the livestock stakes. My hometown is the small but perfectly formed city of Invercargill, which is also the hometown of the original boy racer, Burt Munro. Find out more about me here.


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