Archive for November, 2004

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

I'm auctioning the Fabulister fix on Let's hope the bid are better quality than

A hot one…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

It's supposed to be heading for a top of 42 degrees C today. The hottest November day since weather record keeping began. It was quite a cool night, around 21 degrees C, so I woke up thinking that the record temperature wasn't likely. But in the hour between waking up and ...


Monday, November 29th, 2004

Kazaa encourages piracy, court told Sydney November 29, 2004 - 1:56PM The developers of file-swapping technology Kazaa produced the biggest music piracy system ever seen, the Federal Court has been told. At the start of a trial over the legality of Kazaa software, the court was told today that Kazaa had 100 million users ...

Changed the skin

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Fiddled with my blog skin to make it look more local. Now you can see Palm Beach in the header and one of Chris's waratah shots from my first day of geocaching. I changed the colours using information from the Colour Laboratory.


Monday, November 29th, 2004

From Matthew Gross: The Politics of Victimization [Mel Gilles, who has worked for many years as an advocate for victims of domestic abuse, draws some parallels between her work and the reaction of many Democrats to the election.-- Mathew Gross] Watch Dan Rather apologize for not getting his facts straight, humiliated before the ...


Monday, November 29th, 2004

Saw two strange planes this morning around 7.30am. They looked a bit like passenger jets but they lacked any commercial livery and they weren’t on a commercial flight path. I saw them fly over, quite low down, while lying in bed, just after my alarm went off.

Shop until you drop

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

Damn it was hot today. I’m glad I dashed to the beach before I headed off to meet everyone for shopping and yum cha in the city today. Long, wet hair is a bonus when it’s 34 degrees C. Especially when you’ve got the air conditioning in your car going ...

Donkey John

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

A comment on Australia and our local political situation. Help Xanana Gusmario stop Donkey John taking all East Timor's oil. I used to play a game exactly like this when I was in school. Minus the politics, of course.

Bright light

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

I’m sitting outside with my iBook. This is the reason I got it – to be able to work, answer e-mails and surf the net while outside in the cool, rather than sitting in a baking hot room. The reality isn’t quite as good. It's not that cool after all. This ...

Bluetooth phones getting cheaper

Friday, November 26th, 2004

From Engadget: Motorola’s V551 cameraphone with Bluetooth adn EDGE arrives at Cingular Posted Nov 25, 2004, 7:31 AM ET by Peter Rojas They first announced this phone way back in July, but Cingular has just started carrying the V551, an updated version of Motorola’s V550 cameraphone that comes ...

Christmas Cards

Friday, November 26th, 2004

I've just finished doing my office Xmas cards. It's not even December yet.

White chocolate lipgloss

Friday, November 26th, 2004

Eating (well using, I shouldn't be eating it) white chocolate lip-gloss. It's called Moose's White Choco Cream. There's also Sweet's Cinnamon Ice Cream lip-gloss (Sweet is a dog that looks like a white version of my dog) and Arctic's Candy Cane Cocoa, a choc mint lip-gloss decorated with a polar ...


Friday, November 26th, 2004

Saw a beautiful sight this morning. I was walking to my car to go to work when I looked up. The jacaranda is past its peak flowering stage, but the blue-purple flowers around the edges are still thick. I saw branches thick with flowers, and others bare and stark, against ...


Thursday, November 25th, 2004

I've just changed my Word Press template again. This time I'm using a three column template called "Dots". I like it. It fits more into the same screen real estate. I've just added my "nothing to see here" blog description comment and random quote now appears in the left hand column ...


Thursday, November 25th, 2004

I'm very disappointed in the quality of programmers I'm getting bid from at Few of them have previous work, and if they do have previous work, it's rubbish. They all want thousands of dollars. This is not good.

Novel editing

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

I've finished editing Belinda's hyena novel. I wonder what she'll think of my comments?


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

I noticed that someone else has put out an exercise bike you can use at an office desk. I had the idea around 2 years ago, and I looked at getting my idea patented and created but I have no experience with either and it looked like the lawyers fees ...


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Tech companies feel the heat Seattle November 20, 2004 The people who call Dell Inc's customer service line often have no idea why their computers are running so slow. The ones who call America Online Inc can't necessarily explain why internet connections keep dropping. And those who file ...

Last local geocaches

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

I can see it all from here by J.A.C.K.A S 33° 37.458 E 151° 20.531 We noticed that this area was without many caches and decided to add one for the locals. If you are not a local this cache is well worth the trip just for the views. * November 21 ...

Fabulister Fixes

Friday, November 19th, 2004

I sent my 14 page Word document of Fabulister changes to today. Fingers crossed that it will turn out OK. I notice Unidian gave me 10 out of 10 as a customer.