Friday, March 19, 2004

Whitelisting spam as a final resort

If you are emailing me for the first time, I have set up my email client
to remind me to whitelist you if you include the word "coconut71" in your message. Otherwise, it goes straight into the Junk Folder.

If you'd like to know how to set up your email client this way,
feel free to email me at teyc @ cognoware . com.


Thursday, March 18, 2004

Launch on Warning: Aggressive Defense of Computer Systems by Curtis Karnow discusses the inability of the legal sytem of "policing the illegal behavior [of computers which launch `malware', or breach license terms of music or software]."

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Here is a article from a newsletter of the Law Council of Australia about the impact of the Federal Court on the legal scene in Australia (pdf).

Tony Abbott writes:

"Its judgments are accorded high authority, particularly those of
the Full Federal Court. This Court has become the final
Court of Appeal in the bulk of tax matters, as the High Court only
grants special leave where matters of fundamental principle are involved.

The Court’s decisions on section 52 of the Trade Practices Act
have shaped much of Australia’s commercial life, and its
work in the sometimes controversial areas of industrial relations,
migration law and native title regularly sees the Court
featuring in political and media discussion.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004


I am Chui Tey, a software engineer for a Brisbane (Australia) company. Here is some information about me:

Professional experience

I have Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Queensland (1993), and a Masters of Business Management (Technology) APESMA (1999).

I have worked in the coal mining industry as an engineer for nearly six years, and I have been involved with software development over the past five.

I am currently reading law at the Queensland University of Technology.


I am interested in patent law, the application of law in new environments, as well as the application of technology in a legal environment.

I am also interested in art. I maintain a blog about aboriginal art here, as well as an art gallery showcasing Australian Aborigine dot paintings.


I grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I studied in Singapore under a ASEAN scholarship before migrating to Australia.

I am married to Swee Sam Teng, and we have two children: Eeleen and Ian Sen.