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Chris Rowland
Works at NSW Electoral Commission
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Lives in Sydney, Australia
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Well, you asked for it, and we're going to give it a try.

We've got Ausdroid Supporter levels now available. At this stage, there's three options which you can see when clicking through. We've got two perks for supporters at the moment -- ad-free experience on the site when logged in, and we will have some supporter-only contests/competitions later on as well.

The system is live. Let us know what you think, and support if you like :)
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Understandable.
Need to get the web side of things smooth and stable before looking at a new beta of the app.
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Not quite sure why it is, but recently Yappy Web has stopped working properly. When I click a different conversation, the address bar changes (e.g. the #phonenumber) at the end changes, but the web app itself doesn't change to that other conversation. Am I missing something obvious? I don't have an ad-blocker running or anything like that which would be breaking things.
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Thanks +Marius Dornean; have checked the developer and javascript console in Chrome while viewing the site and can't see any obvious errors.
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The raffle will be drawn today, +Dan Goodes​ so don't stress! 
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Yep it did pretty well I think. 
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Some people are so frigging stupid it just ruins my desire to help people at all.

Offer people a fairly significant discount on a product, just because you can, and they start attacking you for it?

Fine. Fuck yourselves. Go pay retail and we'll keep the 20% discount for ourselves. 
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WTF is wrong with the morons who were attacking you?
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Visiting our friends at Sydney's Google HQ
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head desk
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Sleazy misogynist fuck. 
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I have to say the new Google+ App on Android is just so good that I might actually just get rid of Facebook now.

This is far better in almost every way. Even the annoying relatives I dare not unfriend aren't here. Where's the downside? 
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There is no downside to getting rid of Facebook. ;) 
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Hey guys, in response to our making the Ausdroid app ad free, many users told us they'd like to be able to financially support Ausdroid another way (http://ausdroid.net/2015/05/26/ausdroid-app-goes-ad-free-thanks-to-user-feedback/).

We've avoided going down this path before, but if users want it we will consider the option..

What do you think would be reasonable? What would you want in return beyond warm fuzzies? What should we use supporter funds for? Let us know.. start the conversation.
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Tom's youtube channel has a donate/"Support this channel" button on it.
https://www.youtube.com/user/acedtect
Wikipeadia support Bpay.
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Apologies if the mailing list subscribers receive a couple of sponsored posts this month.. with our growing traffic around MWC, sponsors want to make the most of it, so we've got a couple of sponsored mailings coming up. If you're not interested in them, please just delete them rather than unsubscribing. There's never too many of them.

At least, we try not to send too many :)
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Just seen the first of the new ads hit my inbox.
Damnit Chris, why couldn't Ausdroid have run ads like this sooner???
Even on the Ausdroid website this would have been a better ad that that damned Konica-Minolta junk.
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I - love - eating here, even though Rachel doesn't. Yummy Mexican food. Woo! 
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One of our local cafes. I don't not like it, I'm just sick of it. 
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Hey +Chris Spencer, Dan showed me what's going on with your employer blocking Ausdroid. Frankly, what that Cheetham fellow has said is an outright lie; Ausdroid has no popup advertising, and never has. Better yet, we've never once linked to anything remotely like malware. I'm sure you know this, and we definitely know this. I'd be happy to talk to this fellow and see what his problem is... but like most bureaucracies, you're probably just screwed. Sorry mate.
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+Chris Spencer Ah - as I said "anally retentive"...
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This would be #Foxtel Go running on a #Nexus 7. Very easy to do, and it works great. Will give you a tutorial tomorrow on +Ausdroid for those who want to do similar! 
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You could do that and keep a zip on the SD to just reflash when you need root.. 
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  • NSW Electoral Commission
    Returning Officer, 2014 - present
    Returning officer for Willoughby for the upcoming NSW State Election 2015
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    Senior Investigator, 2014 - present
  • Ausdroid Media Pty Ltd
    Director, 2010 - present
  • Ausdroid Community Foundation
    Director, 2013 - present
  • Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
    Senior Fraud Investigator, 2012 - 2014
  • Australian Government Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations
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I can't remember the last time I had such shit service in a restaurant as we just had at Taxim in Hornsby. Shown to a dirty table, tea served with maybe two tea leaves in the whole pot, and despite it being a yum cha restaurant, in the 25 minutes we sat there waiting, barely any food came past. This is the lunch rush time. After that time, we decided to leave. They tried to charge us $33.50 for two small dishes that were mostly rice, three small soft drinks and a pot of tea. Highway robbery. I refused to pay for the appalling service and crap food. After initially refusing to do anything about the bill, I threatened to just walk out and let them do their worst. They offered to take the drinks and tea off, after swearing at me and about me in Mandarin. It was under their card limit and they insisted I pay cash which I didn't have. I offered them card or nothing, which they reluctantly accepted. We won't be going there ever again, and we suggest you don't waste your money or time there either.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The Blue Gum is a north shore treasure, with classic pub fare, a good selection of beers and even cider on tap, and a fully stocked bar for those who like to experiment a little more. Food prices are decent and the quality is right up there. Recommend the pork belly and lamb burger, and the pizzas are generous as well. Sliders are on special sometimes and can be a little hit and miss, but on the whole the food is enjoyable!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Great food and quick service. Sometimes the bar staff can be a little slow, but they're always friendly and worth the wait.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
There are many medical centres in Hornsby, but this is a bulk billing clinic with friendly knowledgeable staff. They operate a walk-in service but you can also make an appointment for the best of both worlds. Service can sometimes be slow, but that's to be expected in a bulk billing clinic. If you don't want to wait, go late morning. Other times tend to be busier.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a welcome (re)addition to the Hornsby landscape, offering indoor and outdoor swimming, gymnasium, swim school for kids and even a creche. Much better than the old Hornsby pool that it replaced, prices for entry are low, and the place is rarely busy except for weekends with especially warm weather. Plenty of free parking underneath (for up to 3 hours), and there's on-street parking nearby as well. Staff are friendly and there's plenty of attractions for kids young and old, including an indoor waterslide, inflatable in the outdoor pool on weekends, and more.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I'm a fan of the Montezumas chain, and this is the last one in Sydney, and having been here a few times, it's great. Had a chat with the owner today over lunch (it was early and quiet) and they've been here twenty something years. The food was piping hot and didn't take long to arrive, and while it's on a relatively busy street, and parking is difficult nearby, it's worth it. Once you're inside you can't really hear the traffic noise so you can just dig in and enjoy your lunch!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Formerly known as the Hornsby World of Fitness, this 24/7 gym is now one of a few in the area, and while it doesn't have the newest equipment it is in an ideal location. There's plenty of cardio equipment and a well stocked weights section. Downstairs there's change facilities and a group classes area that's always well utilised. Staff are pretty approachable and the fees are lower than others in the area.
Public - a year ago
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