Archive for the ‘Generalities’ Category

iPhone

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

The iPhone is coming out in Australia. I'm not getting one until: 1. My iPod and/or phone conks. 2. The iPhone capacity exceeds my iPod - 30 gig. Sixteen gig is the current capacity. 3. I can buy outright. No monthly bill slavery for me!

Photo Dropper

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I shall illustrate my posts uncontrollably from now on! I've just installed Photo Dropper, a Wordpress plugin that searches Flickr for any keyword, and offers a range of Creative Commons licensed photos I can use with just a click. They even offer a range of sizes. I've used every size ...

Social Networking Site Spam

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

They nearly caught me, until I realised I'd have to give them my e-mail address... I'm talking about a new social networking site that shall remain nameless because they don't deserve promotion. They contacted me through Flickr, asking for permission to use one of my pictures: People have used my images before. ...

Structure

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Here's a new theme called Structure. I happened to glance at the Dashboard of my blog and saw it advertised. Very elegant. No coding required. I just activated some widgets and it's working. It's too good to be true. It's probably stealing my private data or something. ;-)

First post on Hostgator

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

As Diane's web space on Dreamhost wasn't letting me FTP, I've moved all my sites to Hostgator, which I chose after seeing which web hosting company got the best reviews. No real complaints so far, though my 91 meg database table file took two goes to upload. I'm currently uploading a ...

Even WordPress themes contain spam now

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I just used the automatic Wordpress update plugin to upgrade to Wordpress 2.5 - and found that I'd not only lost all my tags, but my theme Big Blue 0.1 was no longer working. I upgraded to Big Blue 1.0 and was shocked to see that the creator or someone ...

My Neo has arrived!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

My Neo has just arrived. I got a pick up notice from Australia Post in the mailbox today and charged down to the local post office. Thirty minutes later, I'd tested out my brand new Neo, and uploaded the fan-made fonts. Like the font in the picture - Bold. (There's ...

A Great Investment?

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Maybe it's the upcoming NaNoWriMo 2007 artificially inflating the prices, but I just saw a second-hand Neo on eBay for US$198. That's only US$1 less than a brand new Neo with the NaNoWriMo discount. As the three year warranty on new Neos must be worth more than US$1, the second-hand Neo ...

Is Australia In California?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Just had a query about my Alphasmart Neo order: Hello Charlotte, We have received an order for an AlphaSmart Neo on confirmation number xxxxxx done on 10-14-07 with a Visa card. We are showing a shipping address of Rob xxxxxx. We ...

Migrating Whales

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The humpback whales are heading south. I followed several, from headland to headland, this afternoon. Every couple of minutes they'd breach. I guess that tells other whales where they are. I tell you what, whales don't half move. The two white canoes paddling after them started slowing down after a while. ...

Alphasmart Neo

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I've been researching a device I can take everywhere for writing. My handwriting is too slow and messy for a notebook. I can type at over 70 words a minute, so why waste time with a pen and paper? But a laptop doesn't cut it. They ...

Big Blue

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Just changed Charlotte's Web over to a theme called Big Blue 01. It has widgets (which I setup for the theme dotdotdot yesterday) and a pleasant, easy-to-read balance between space and words. It also marks a blogging change. I'm not bothering with categories anymore. It's tags all the way ...

Thousand Layer Wind

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Thousand Layer Wind Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Thousand Layer Wind is a thin-sliced Chinese terrine of pig skin, served with very garlicky-salty sauce at the Yee King in Sussex Street. Brian, Chris and I went to the city last Sunday especially so ...

Yes, and the Tolkien too!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Yes, and the Tolkien too! Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I need more Fantasy and Sci-fi titles. Still single? Does daylight scare you? Do family members talk about you in inaudible whispers while never actually talking directly to you? Do you write dark ...

Mosman Geocaching

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Rosherville Lighthouse Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Lunch At Don Adan's Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Belinda, c.j.b. and I attempted a few geocaches today around Mosman. The lighthouse is Rosherville Lighthouse, where the geocache "Forgotten Lighthouse" ...

Lunar Eclipse August 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Lunar Eclipse August 2007 Originally uploaded by c.j.b. c.j.b's lunar eclipse sequence. Being out of Sydney, he gets to see astronomical events without light pollution.

Eclipse Of The Moon

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Eclipse Of The Moon Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Went down to the beach to watch the total eclipse of the moon over the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, this was the best shot my point and shoot camera could manage. This shot was ...

Path To The Cache

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Path To The Cache Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. While out doing chores, I stopped to check on the Washing Machine geocache for Seizer, who's up in Queensland and can't check it himself. After passing about eight warning signs and three fences, this ...

Pelican

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Pelican Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Took this photo while exploring Winnererremy Bay with Yewenyi. I came back and placed a geocache - Sparkle - not long afterwards. Geocachers love their amenities. When you're caching, you want views, toilets, drinking water and preferably ...

2108 Again

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Silhouette Of Lion Island Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Yewenyi, Belinda, c.j.b. and I walked down from West Head, down Resolute Track, to my geocache 2108 on Sunday. We took lots of photos. Here is Lion Island, from West Head. The sun ...