Author Archives: Vic Bitterman

What would you do?

By 5 March 2009

Living in my street, I tend to notice who does what, and the neighbours and the gossip factory are well established.
One of the people in our street, a young lad, has been working for a real estate company. He’s got a flash new car.
He lives at home, with mum and dad, we all know [...]

How fast is the average Canberran’s internet connection?

By 26 December 2008

Out of nothing other than idle curiosity, I’d be interested to find out how fast my fellow Canberran’s are when connected to the Interweb.
Do a speed test at and post the results here.
For me, variable speeds anywhere between 4Mb and 10Mb download speed. Here’s one result from a few minutes ago :
For those [...]

Hume fixed speed cameras – are they operational?

By 22 January 2008

I don’t believe that the fixed speed cameras in Hume are operational.
Why? Every other speed camera setup I have seen, has some magnetic sensors embedded into the road. This has been done on the parkway and every other camera I can think of – the strips that are visible when cut into the [...]

The Riot-ACT is worth $24,442

By 12 March 2007

At least according to this website :
Our friend Sam’s website is worth a mere $3,710
Anyone else care to value some local Canberra websites – all in good fun of course!

“Free” wireless internet for Canberra

By 22 November 2006

There’s a ‘free’ wireless internet deal for those Canberran’s on the Northside down to roughly Torrens/Farrer in the south, on offer from a company called iBurst.
The catch is that you have to buy a wireless iBurst modem (they quote $259.95 + $10 delivery), and a setup fee of $149. For this, you get a [...]

Manuka Oval – best seating?

By 19 July 2006

This is not ‘news’, I apologise for this up front. But it’s Canberra focussed, and maybe replies can help others?
I am going to take young Ms VBMan (8yo) to the Kangaroos AFl clash on 30 July at Manuka Oval. Will be one of (the??) last chance to see them play here in Canberra.
I [...]

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