OpenStreetMap.org Free as in Speach Street Maps

Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 12:03 pmOpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from […]

VirginTrain Manchester to London

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 11:13 pm  I caught a VirginTrain from Manchester to London. Technically it was from Stockport four miles out of Manchester. The trick for booking these fares online is you can?t book the day of your travel with any reliability. The phone support people said I could, but the […]

Spyware hits Sydney International Airport Kiosks

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 11:07 pmI wrote before that Samsung provides free internet kiosks at Sydney International Airport. Unfortunately in a sign of the times, all the free kiosks are spyware infected tonight. So infected that none of them are operational. Firstly it?s foolish to run an unattended public internet accessible kiosk […]

Dialling US toll free numbers from Overseas

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 04:53 pmMany people don?t realise that you can dial US Toll free numbers (800) from overseas. The calls aren?t toll free, but with calling cards at about 1 cent per minute it?s cheaper than most local calls. In Australia, dial your calling card access code, enter your pin, […]