Randall Stross has a disturbing analysis of the text messaging pricing structure over at the NYT.  http://ping.fm/wkUUs While this is a analysis of the US telco SMS stack, it’s pretty applicable to the Australian gang of four as well. An interesting (and somewhat disturbing) read.
Thanks to Adam’s custom kernel grabbed from http://ping.fm/gllx0 I’m now running Xubuntu on my Eee PC. Boom Xfce4! Actually glad that I went for the non solid state HDD model too. I’ve kept the machine in a dual OS boot (Windows/Linux) for the moment, mainly to keep the work and random internetting modes (a bit) separate.
“The great thing about mod_rewrite is it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail. The downside to mod_rewrite is that it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail.” – Brian Behlendorf’s quote still rings true, even after 8+ years with heavy use of mod_rewrite.