Ian's Rants

Ian Fieggen pondering something, 1982

I think of all sorts of things. While many of my ideas come out of left field, some of them make great sense, although I admit that others are downright crazy.

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AU Day (icon) Australia Day Date

A less controversial date for Australia Day.

Posted: 26-Jan-2024

Supercede Superseded Supercede Superseded

The word “supercede” seems to have been “superseded”.

Posted: 12-Mar-2016

11-Nov-2011 Amazing Dates

Ian highlights some amazing dates and times – one of which is coming up late in 2011.

Posted: 12-Jul-2011

www = Triple-U Triple-U

We really need a simpler verbal phrase than “Double-U Double-U Double-U”!

Posted: Dec-2007

Modest house on a modest block Property Developers

Do property developers have more rights than residents?

Posted: Jul-2005

there, they're, their Microsoft Grammar

Ian does a bit of “Microsoft Bashing” using there (sic) own grammar checker.

Posted: Aug-2003

Music file waveform Music Industry of the Future

Ian predicts the impact of music copying on tomorrow's music industry.

Posted: Aug-2003

Radioactive nuclear waste Burying Nuclear Waste

Ian's alternative solution for the disposal of nuclear waste.

Posted: Jun-2003

Floppy disk Files Too Big for Floppy Disks

Ian has a go at Microsoft for an obvious omission in operating systems.

Posted: 2002

Mirrored pic (icon) The Mirror Conundrum

Ian ponders why his image in a mirror isn't also upside down.

Posted: 2001

bough, cough, dough English Pronunciation

Ian demonstrates the difficulty of learning pronunciation in English.

Posted: 2000

Y2K = Year 2000 The Millennium Bug

Ian points out the short-sightedness of the “Y2K” (Year 2000) solution.

Posted: 1999

Car names Similar Car Names

Ian takes a stab at how the automotive industry invents their car names.

Posted: 1999