Archive for July, 2004

HM Department of Vague Paranoia

Friday, July 30th, 2004

My British boss sent me the link to this site. From HM Department of Vague Paranoia: In an effort to worry the public and convince them to vote for us again next year, and because George Bush asked us to, this website includes the common sense advice found in the Preparing ...

The real reason Disney wouldn’t release F/911

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

The bloggers reported the reason Disney didn't want to release F/911months ago - a large portion of Disney is owned by the Saudi Royal Family, which gets a serve in the movie. I'm glad Michael Moore has finally picked up on it. This is a transcript from a speech so it's ...

The Real Reasons Bush Went To War

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

From The Guardian: The real reasons Bush went to war WMD was the rationale for invading Iraq. But what was really driving the US were fears over oil and the future of the dollar By John Chapman Wednesday July 28, 2004 The Guardian There were only two credible reasons for invading Iraq: control ...

The Real Death Star

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Cassini had a close encounter with one of Saturn's moons, Mimas, otherwise known as the Death Star. The crater's name is Herschel and it's 130km wide. Where is Han Solo when you need him? ;-)

Adding images

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

The bugs are gradually being ironed out of Fabulister. I was able to start uploading the images last night.

Cloudy drought

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

From the Sydney Morning Herald: Under a cloud: how interstate pollution rolls in to keep us high and dry By Richard Macey July 27, 2004 Haze ... it looks like rain but never is. Dark clouds roll in, but little or no rain falls. It's a sight Sydneysiders have become familiar with in recent ...

Delete your husband

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

Now you can get a divorce online without even having to lay eyes on your ex. Fill in the form after you've been separated a year and a solicitor will correct it and lodge it with the courts. Three months later, you'll be divorced. No lawyers or court room required.

Lemmings DHTML

Monday, July 26th, 2004

Play Lemmings.


Monday, July 26th, 2004

Did 14km on a hilly track yesterday in preparation for the City to Surf. I'm pretty sore this morning!

The difference moving an ‘N’ can make

Monday, July 26th, 2004

This is just too silly. I never realised Satan and Santa are anagrams.

Map Server

Monday, July 26th, 2004

I like the look of this software: Map Server. I wonder if it could be adapted into phpMUSH somehow? Imagine a realistic map that you could click on and join in role play. I showed this site to Belinda and she said: Mmmm, good maps. And as a fantasy roleplayer, it's good ...

This is crazy…

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

A message I had to post on Lexicon: Also, can people please stop submitting work? I've had to delete seven new submissions so far. It's flattering that you want to submit your work so much that you go looking for the Add A Submission page, even though I've taken away all ...

Major shopping day

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

Ever had one of those days when you see everything you've been planning to buy, but failing to find, for weeks? I had one of those days today. Bought: Flat heeled knee high black boots (on special too!) A new handbag big enough to carry my iPod. Tea things. The inconsequential can be so ...

The vanity number plate to get…

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

3J0HZZA Doesn't make any sense? Try looking at it in a mirror. ;-)

Find matching colours

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

Here's a page that lets you choose a colour and automatically shows you matching colours.

Your name in hieroglyphics

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

Stumbled across a site that writes your name in hieroglyphics . Here is "Charl" written in hieroglyphics.

Paperbacks on demand

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004

From BookMachine: The BookMachine is an automated device that can produce a soft-cover, perfect bound, standard-format book on customer demand within three to five minutes. In other words, BookMachine is a vending machine for books. Stick your credit card into the machine and in minutes, any one of thousands of paperbacks ...

He’s finally worked out war isn’t popular

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004

From the Sydney Morning Herald: War and peace president: Bush takes his pick July 21, 2004 - 12:18PM After launching two wars, President George W Bush said today he wanted to be a "peace president" and took swipes at his Democratic rivals for being lawyers and weak on defence. With polls showing public support ...

Uni Course Choices

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

It's that time again. I've taken a year off so far from my Graduate Diploma of Interactive Multimedia and I'm running out of time to complete the course, so I've got to go back this semester. Looks like I can do a post-grad Editing course. Now to decide what other ...

F/911 Doing Well in Australia

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

From the The Age (I wonder if Bruce edited this article?): Anti-Bush film a box office hit By Robin Usher July 20, 2004 The film Fahrenheit 9/11, made to damage George Bush's chances in the November presidential election, has set Australian box-office records - and it hasn't even officially opened yet. Even though cinemas were ...