Posts Tagged ‘mystery’

News Limited and the ‘sslcam’ redirect

Recently I was in the middle of researching a blog post, when my internet connection crapped out, leaving me at an odd looking URL. The middle bit of it made sense – www.theaustralian.com.au – but what is up with the sslcam.news.com.au domain name?

Trams and the cycle of sand

When travelling on a Melbourne tram, you might have noticed a little window of sand next to your seat. So what’s the story?

Sand box indicator in the saloon of a D2 class tram

When a fire hose crosses the railway track

Earlier in April a photo did the rounds of social media, which showed a fire hose passing over a railway crossing, with plastic humps put over the top in an attempt to allow trains to pass by. So what is the story behind it?

Fire hose over railway tracks (by Tom Bongaerts)

PTV website redesign, and a trail of broken links

On 21 April 2013 Public Transport Victoria launched their new public transport information website, but they missed one big item in the move to the new website – making sure all of their old links continued to work.

'Page not found' error for an old URL on the PTV website

The wardriving tram and ‘hacking’ Myki machines

As an eagle-eyed observer of Melbourne’s Myki ticketing system, I have stumbled across many different error messages displayed on the Tram Driver Consoles located inside the cab of each of Melbourne’s trams. But this ‘myki was p0wned’ message is a new one… So how did it get there?

Playing around with WiFi SSID (network names) on a Tram Driver Console