Archive for October, 2005

Bloody weather!

Monday, October 31st, 2005

I was supposed to go on a 4 day hiking and geocaching trip today with c.j.b. but we moved the trip to next week, as it was forecast to rain all this week. Imagine my fury when today was beautiful and sunny. But apparently it was only sunny near the coast. c.j.b. ...

Mars is bright

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: It's close - but not that close By Richard Macey October 26, 2005 Mars, the planet named in honour of the god of war, is glowing red in our night sky. It will not be this bright again until 2018. And like many modern warriors, its arrival has been preceded ...

Beach at lunchtime

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

First lunchtime beach trip. Lovely, though a little cold. There was a lot of seaweed in the pool. I'm glad I'm not still picking it out of my hair.


Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

RobotYou are 100% Rational, 42% Extroverted, 14% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant. You are the Robot! You are characterized by your rationality. In fact, this is really ALL you are characterized by. Like a cold, heartless machine, you are so logical and unemotional that you scarcely seem human. For instance, you ...

George’s Very Bad Idea

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

iTunes Australian store

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

At long last the legal issues have been sorted and iTunes has finally opened it's Australian store online.

How much is worth

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

My friend Gary Williams told me about a site that gave you a blog valuation. Here's one for My blog is worth $564.54.How much is your blog worth? I wonder where I get my money? ;-)

Turkey City

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Belinda sent me this list of science fiction writing cliches. Turkey City

Wilson and friends

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Scotts Creek lives! by The Reigate Squires S 33° 47.314 E 151° 11.686 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: ** Terrain: * A brave urban stream battles against the pressures of civilisation. Rather polluted despite a recent ...

Beach afternoon

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Warm day that clouded over in the afternoon. I had a few hours before I had to get ready to go out, so I went to the beach. Heavy, dark rainclouds hovered nearby as I walked up and down the beach. I could see a veil of rain only a kilometre ...

The Climate Mash

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Here's a cute animation about climate change. Climate Mash


Friday, October 21st, 2005

Yay! I'm Satan's slave! ;-)


Friday, October 21st, 2005

You fit in with:Atheism Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Atheist. You have very little faith and you are very focused on intellectual endeavors. You value objective proof over intuition or subjective thoughts. You enjoy talking about ideas and tend to have a lot of in depth ...

The main difference between Europe and USA

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Something to look at next time you fancy some McDonalds chips.


Monday, October 17th, 2005

I'm drinking mate tea I bought from Adelaide. Mate is a South American bark, which is supposed to alleviate hunger, exhaustion and cool the drinker down. This particular tea (called 'Par-T') contains roasted mate, cocoa, rooitea, sunflower petals, almond pieces, cactus flowers and cornflower blossoms, and it's like drinking a cup of ...

Painless iTalk and shopping

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

Got myself an iTalk, a voice-recording device and speaker that plugs into my iPod. I can't believe how painless it was to install. I just plugged it into my iPod and it worked immediately. Then I plugged my iPod into my iBook and it not only automatically uploaded the file I'd just ...

Video iPod

Friday, October 14th, 2005

So the fabled, and much predicted video iPod has just been announced. I know what my next iPod will be! :-)


Thursday, October 13th, 2005

My friend from school, Heidi, is expecting another daughter, Sara, on 11th March 2006. She wants me to witness the birth. This could be scary! :-)

Hair explosion at Kangaroo Island

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

It was really, really windy at Admiral's Arch at Kangaroo Island on Saturday. Belinda wasn't the only one who got pictures. On the ferry back to the mainland, a complete stranger and his wife came up to me and said they'd seen my hair going crazy and taken pictures from their ...

National Novel Writing Month

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

I've entered the National Novel Writing Month that Keat told me about. This should be a good incentive to actually write the novel/s I've been thinking about.