Friday 9 September 2011

Other Google+ / Profiles rant

Just thought I'd include a link to an earlier rant I had on Google Profiles. Having one place to link all my posts together would be a great idea - Anyone know if someone is trying this?

Google+ - Still missing from Google Apps :-(

I want to do everything with one login. Google+ means that I need to Yahoo or Hotmail. Is Google really a secret marketing arm for Micro$oft?

Damn I knew Micro$oft's marketing arm was good, but I just didn't realise how much they have infultrated the entire I.T. industry. Will be interesting to see what comes first - +1 for Apps users, or an anouncement that Bill Gates is the new owner of Google.

I just posted this over at and got the following :

 It will be interesting to see if it gets approved.

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Mysterious calls from 03 9001 5894

Got another call from 03 9001 5894 today.

According to my mobile, the last call from them was Friday 26th August.

They rang to talk about my Telstra account and asked for the person in-charge. I said it was me and they hung up.

Seems like they are data-farming - what will they do with the data? How will it be used to rip someone off?

Asked Google who said see

Somehow Mr K tracked the number down to Simply Tel, who according to their own web site homepage "is a leading telecommunication service provider".

Rang the 1300 number and spoke to someone in sales. They said that the number looks like one of their numbers. They suggested that I go on the DNC register. I don't mind receiving calls, I just want the person at the other end to be a little more forthcomming with information - not hangup after I advise that I am the person they want to talk to.

Hmm.. just another nusance call.