Friday, September 05, 2008

Google Chrome based on Mozilla


Chrome could be a new friend of mine, as it is after all using the Mozilla code.



Thursday, September 04, 2008

Office 2007 working with GAG, Google’s Blogger

That is right my friends, I did not think it would work, but here I am, big bold and written in Calibri font from Office 2007.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Sydney Petrol Price and the GST/Excise

I don't know who else has thought about this, but tonight waiting for a server reboot I did. So in brief here are some facts.

Barrel of oil = 158 Litres
Barrel of oil cost AUD = $130
Output of this barrel:
Petrol 68 litres
Diesel 33 litres
Other 36 litres

Cost of purchase:
Sydney petrol $1.60 $108.70
Sydney diesel $1.80 $59.72
Sydney cost of other? 0.5 $18.00
TOTAL $186.43

Cost of Escise (Tax) and GST:

TAX National Fuel Excise 38.143% $71.11
TAX state GST 10% $18.64
Real cost $96.68 (only 52% of cost)

By my crude calculation that makes the true cost of petrol today
Sydney petrol minus Excise & GST $0.83
Sydney petrol with GST no Excise $0.91

And if I extrapolate that out for our family:

Ute 100L 48 Weekly fills
Focus 50L 48 Weekly fills

Then the fuel without the excise will save us:
Saving annual or Weekly savings
$3,312 $64
$1,656 $32

$100 a week our family is paying in Excise... Is that really needed? $5000 per year I am paying the government for the energy I need to get to work because there is no public transport, the nearest bus that takes me to another bus is 1.5km, the nearest direct bus is 17km the nearest train is 13km.

Don't forget this is on top of income tax ...

Let me think about that a different way, I have a $400,000 home loan (30 year). If I get an extra $100 per week what can that do to my home loan? Well according to I will payoff the home loan 7 years earlier, and will save $156,000.00 in interest.

But I guess we are stuck so if we leave it as is for 30 years I can pay the government $114,000 in excise AND the the bank the extra in mortgage costs $156,000. Meaning due to excise I have to fork out an extra $270,000 or $226 per week. Geezzzz thank you Australian Federal Government.

And they are trying to stop inflation...? I don't think they are thinking hard enough.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hyper-V not working on a non-VT cpu

If you have not downloaded and installed the intel CPU ID utility, you may see the following, and with good reason. Go and get a new CPU, you dont have Intel VT support.

Hyper V on a Lenovo

If you going to run Hyper-V make sure the CPU supports it. This is how it looks on an Intel. This is a IBM Lenovo thinkpad Z61p

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hyper-V and laptops - Z61p T61p

If you are trying to use a IBM (lenovo) Z61p or T61p then make sure you go to Intel and check that you have a CPU that supports it. You need to go to Intel and download the right binary for your CPU, the link is here.

Intel web site

Once you do that you can ensure that your CPU is supported. Here is an example.

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