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Monday, August 08, 2005

Trouble Down Under

I see that DKB and HJR are having at it again.

DKB posted some inflammatory comments here, and HJR posted responses here, here, and here.

So apparantly DKB's secret location from which he is broadcasting is Australia. I'm sure he knows his own business, but it seems to me that his blog entry is very derogatory towards the people paying the bill for his consultancy ... "Offshoring (the use of grossly under-trained and unskilled IT professionals)" ... "if you are an IT manager stupid enough to entrust a mission-critical computer system to a foreign “offshore” developer firm".

I think that it's nice that Burleson Consulting now has a legal presence in Australia .. DKB and HJR can get on with their legal business without bothering the rest of us. On a side note, while OraBlogs is getting notices that they are rendering copyrighted images, Don's own forum makes extensive use of copyrighted images. Like I say though, doubtless he knows his own business ...

11 Comments:

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Pete_S said...

Not so sure about that - that mobile phone etop ad is branded by Cable & Wireless - I think they use that name in the Caymen islands - so that would be warm but hardly a great flying distance!

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

Hmm, you're right.

This could be a good game, like "Where's Waldo?".

 
At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although it shouldn't be hard to find a bloated, turgid consultant using EARTH.GOOGLE (oh man, just what I always wanted - satellite imagery of Don and his entourage).

No wonder intelligent alien life won't come visit us.

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

"turgid" like "Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent" or like "Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated"?

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Peter K said...

anonymous said...
Although it shouldn't be hard to find a bloated, turgid consultant using EARTH.GOOGLE (oh man, just what I always wanted - satellite imagery of Don and his entourage).


We might have to watch it otherwise Oracle Sponge might be getting legal letters from the lawyers of a certain organization demanding that the comments be removed.

All these back and fro's between HJR and DKB makes for fun reading. It's like watching a daytime soap (not that I watch them and not that there is anything wrong with watching soaps) :D

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

[peter_k said:]We might have to watch it otherwise Oracle Sponge might be getting legal letters from the lawyers of a certain organization demanding that the comments be removed.
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You mean I can't make comments AT ALL? Gee, I haven't had any complaints so far from any bloated, turgid consultants (sound familiar? You've read it before somewhere, I know 'cause I did too *hint hint*), have you David? :D
Soaps - too much violence, not enough sex. Or is it the other way 'round? I forget. Besides they all sound like Oracle version updates (One Life To Live, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, As The World Turns,....).

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

Hmmm, I don't know if "turgid" is actionable ... I'd have to consult an expert on that.

Howard! Is "turgid" actionable?

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger Noons said...

Quite frankly, BC might just be doing the usual fake show. In order to open their business here, they have to register as an official company and obtain what's called an ACN number. That's what allows them to trade here, no matter where they come from, who they claim to be or what they claim to do.

I see no signs of an ACN anywhere in their blurb and they are obliged by local law to disclose it in ALL their advertising material, no matter where it is hosted. That's how this country gets rid of fly-by-nighters and "foreigners".

I'll know they are legal and legit here when I see that info. Until then, they'll get the Australian law investigating their activities if they so much as show their nose in business.

A small legal detail that has probably evaded the attention of their "lawyers". But I'm sure as usual it will be corrected, now that it's been made public...

 
At 1:55 AM, Blogger Pete_S said...

I see the condom photo has shrunk on Don's blog - no real clues to location now apart from...

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

Nuno,

What a good idea. So when you see one of these numbers, is it possible to validate it against some database, to prevent people from just putting a made-up number in their adverts, you think?

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger Noons said...

You bet. Down to name of business, registered address, contact name and date of formation. Publicly available and searchable. No one can operate in Australia without one of those, no matter how large or small. Even Oracle has one. And they have to be disclosed in all company stationery and invoices. One of the niceties of our business environment: easy as pie to spot illegals.

 

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