It all started nine years ago…today

Today is the blog’s birthday…it is nine years old today.

The first post  was a photo of my desk, my phone, some keys and a knife.

Nine years on…this was the start

Things have changed somewhat…back then I was the only reader…and people wondered what I was doing wasting my time on a thing called a blog…what was that anyway?

For nine years I have lived my life in public…sometime too much in public, but that is how it goes.

This was where it has ended up so far.



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Happy Anniversary Baby…22 years

Spanish Bride and me have been married for 22 years….tonight we are going to the Canon Media Awards.

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The Huddle


I was on Larry Williams’ show The Huddle last night with Josie Pagani at 1740.

Our topics were:

  • Ukraine and Russia shaping up for fisticuffs.
  • The Oscars, not sure what we are going to argue about on that one, maybe I’ll  Josie take the lead on that.
  • The  Cunliffe situation with funnelling money through a trust to fund his leadership bid campaign – a bit of hypocrisy!   Read more »

Whaleoil is mobile again

The Team at Cre8d implemented the new theme for Whaleoil late on Friday.  You may have noticed some small visual changes for the main site, but the objective was to fix the mobile view for Whaleoil.

We pretty much didn’t have much to “fix” – we needed something that worked, at all!

So try it out on your phones, tablets, iPads and phablets – it’s going to zoom along.

This is last month’s breakdown of platforms


It will be interesting if those stats change significantly now that Whaleoil does a better job of delivering mobile content.

Now that the Mobile Theme project is off the list, the next thing we need to focus on is to get the merchandising store up and running!  We have a supplier – next to-do is to put up a little e-shop.  Will keep you informed.

Another month gone, how did we do?


With February a short month, we still got our coveted 2 mil.  Always hard with the additional public holidays, so that’s made the Team happy.

Thank you, and goodbye… to Nick.  Nick Bird has been a faithful Whaleoil volunteer for well over a year, and it’s sad to have him leave us.  Thank you for all your help Nick, and all the best with your studies.  Whaleoil volunteers may all be doing a relatively small part every day, but add those together and it allows Cameron and I to spend more time on the meatier stuff.   Read more »


Please refer to me as “Award Winning Extreme Right Wing Hate Speech Blogger” thank you

Last night Pete and I attended the ESET NetGuide Web Awards 2013.

This is what we brought home.  Read more »

Let’s play Whaleoil Bingo

Let’s play Whaleoil Bingo…Annette King and Chris Hipkins were playing today.

Annette King went after me in parliament today, too gutless to speak to me in private, the land lady went troppo…even mentioning SOCKs and Silly First Name Syndrome (starts at 6:01)

I wonder what the police interviews with her say? We will find out soon enough.

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Cartoon of Yesterday

(Well, two days ago, but who’s counting?)

Credit: Moreu - Nelson Mail

Credit: Moreu – Nelson Mail


The Huddle


I was on Larry Williams’ show The Huddle last night with Josie Pagani.

Our topics were :

The Green’s announcing their policy platform for the election. More for schools to do in terms of looking after children in need. The Green policy is pretty much an extension of the nanny state where they think they know what is best for YOUR kids.

Then we’ve had Labour also targeting children. Paying out per baby per week. It’s also a big hand out to the so called needy – back-bench MPs on $144,000 a year will qualify. I doubt whether those in poverty will use the money to make their children’s lives better. AGAIN it comes down to poor choices by parents – who are the ones who will be getting the  money.   Read more »

The Huddle


Larry Williams is back and last night on The Huddle with Josie Pagani we were talking about the following topics:

Professional ratbag McCready’s charges against Len Brown. Regardless of Len’s conduct, this bush lawyer’s just a menace. He’s not acting in the public interest he’s acting in self interest. I’m not sure what his motivator is but frankly his wanton waste of the court’s time should be put to an end. He’s a nutcase and not helping in any way.

Then we’ve got Dotcom’s whinging and moaning about his party being cancelled tonight – if he had any back bone and the whole event wasn’t about his so-called political party then why did he cancel it at all? And why are electoral laws the government’s fault. I’m sick of hearing how he doesn’t like it here! I’m sure there’s somewhere in central Africa where he wouldn’t be extradited from and he could moan about internet speed all he likes.  Read more »