Archive for July, 2005

Backstroke of the West

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

They were asking for trouble. They translated Chinese "Revenge of the Sith" subtitles back into English. The results just speak for themselves. I'm wiping the tears of laugher from my eyes after seeing: Backstroke of the West!


Thursday, July 28th, 2005

The first freesias are flowering along the beach bush track. I noticed their leaves coming up mid July. The wattles are coming out too, from top to bottom in their usual fashion. I can smell them when I walk down my street. Feels like winter is on the way out. I may ...

Health Insurance

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

From The Daily Telegraph: Australian Society of Anaesthetists president Dr Greg Deacon said patients were facing gaps because health funds paid only half the cost of anaesthesia. It was difficult for anaesthetists to give patients a quote of fees because in 70 per cent of cases they only met the patient ...


Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

It's warmer today. I don't need my big coat to walk outside and the breeze feels warm. We're finally coming out of winter.

Big Geocaching Day

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Over the Wall by The 2 Dogs S 33° 48.741 E 151° 18.165 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 Terrain: 2.5 A very tricky conundrum this one and it's not for the faint hearted. Which side ...

Hospital Walk

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Planted this one at sundown. Dad, my dog, and my sister's dogs 'helped'. Hospital Walk by Charl S 33° 41.060 E 151° 18.562 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: ** Terrain: ** Take in the views while you still can. ...

A nice Harry Potter 6 essay

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Garland has some wonderful theories and spoilers for Harry Potter 6...

HD for Digital Information and Interaction Design

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Just got my results back for 95566 Digital Information and Interaction Design. I got a high distinction.

Spotted by Elaine

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Harry Potter 6 spoiler...

ISP down

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

My ISP was down for a few hours this morning. Thank goodness this is a rare event.

The worst kept secret

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

From ZDNet: Some industry insiders to believe that Apple is working on an online movie store and a video playback device that does for movies what iTunes and the iPod have already done for music. Good. I'm glad to hear Apple will do for videos what it has done for digital ...

Finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Got home late last night, started reading Harry Potter 6 in bed, and before I knew it, it was getting light outside, and the birds were chirping. I finished at 8am. Click for more, contains spoilers...

Rove leak is just part of larger scandal

Friday, July 15th, 2005

From The Christian Science Monitor: Rove leak is just part of larger scandal By Daniel Schorr WASHINGTON – Let me remind you that the underlying issue in the Karl Rove controversy is not a leak, but a war and how America was misled into that war. Friday, 07/15/05 ...

In Britain

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

My travel bug, Little Bugger #3 - Dragonfly, is now in Britain, thanks to ozetraveller.

Ratty the cat

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

She just undid my shoelaces, now she's trying to get on my lap.

Dean and Nigel Blend In

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Two British guys, with a box of costume props, dress up as various people they see in the street and trying to blend in with them, with some success as you can see below. Dean and Nigel Blend In.

Harry Potter Book 6

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Just heard from a contact in the publishing industry, Harry Potter 6 has arrived in book stores and library suppliers, shrink wrapped, with embargo warnings all over the wrapping. Everyone’s dying to open it, but they can’t until 9am Saturday morning.


Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

I've relaunched Lexicon, with a new URL because the original domain name,, is no longer editable. Control of the domain was sent to a French domain name provider, which doesn’t respond to my e-mails. The new Lexicon is running on the latest, release version of Fabulister. I plan to release ...

Surf and moon

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Thunderous, heavy surf tonight. I can hear it now, and the sea is a kilometre away. Outside, walking my dog, the surf sounded like a battle in the distance. Apparently, the sand spit on Mona Vale beach has been washed away by huge waves. The moon is a golden crescent, ...

X-Men Quiz

Monday, July 11th, 2005

You scored as Emma Frost. Emma Frost is a former enemy of the X-Men but has joined them. She finds certain rules about not reading minds without permission to confining, and she still retains a bit of a bad-girl side. Despite this, she is loyal to the X-men ...