A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
On Sunday evening in Melbourne, the major sporting event was the A-League football final, the round-ball game's season finale.
COMMENT With the arrival of Netflix in Australia, there have been suggestions that people no longer have a valid reason to indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies. Such reasoning is short on logic.
A US Congressional deal to give President Barack Obama so-called fast-track negotiating authority to accelerate two trade deals with nations in the Asia-Pacific and Europe respectively has broken down, with the Senate voting against granting the president this authority.