Archive for November, 2005


Monday, November 28th, 2005

Owls, with their expressive little beaky faces, are the current fashion on Fark. Owls like this: (I'm sure that's not what the owl was really saying. Give me a mouse is probably more accurate.)

Cricket while an Aussie hangs

Monday, November 28th, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Nguyen to gallows, PM to cricket Prime Minister John Howard will attend the PM's XI cricket match on Friday, the day of Australian Nguyen Tuong Van's scheduled execution, and he believes Australians will understand. Mr Howard says he has a duty to attend the game, in Canberra, and ...

Alias Grace

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Just finished Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Whenever I read Margaret Atwood, I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with a heavily armed person. I keep trying to guess what her next move will be and that keeps me interested. Atwood's craft is so flawless it's like standing ...

Liberals lose NSW by-election

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

From ABC News Online: Liberals lose NSW by-election The New South Wales Liberal Party has suffered a devastating defeat in the Pittwater by-election. The seat has fallen to Pittwater mayor and Independent candidate Alex McTaggart. The Libs have poisoned themselves lately with their treatment of John Brogden and the industrial relations reforms. The seat ...

You’ve won!

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

From Dear Novelist, You did it. Despite everything else going on in your busy life, you managed to pull off the creative coup of writing a 50,000-word novel in just one month. When the going got tough, you got typing, and in four weeks, you built vast worlds and set them in motion. ...

Google Adsense

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

I applied for Google Adsense a few days ago and I got it this morning. I had some ads up on my site within 5 minutes. I was able to choose colours that went with the rest of my site. I approve of the ads that Google has selected. They're ...

Fifty-thousand words

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

I just passed the 50,000 word mark in the National Novel Writing Month. I can't actually stake my claim and finish yet. You can only start doing that after 25/11/05. Once timezones are taken into account, that's Saturday. I'll probably write a few thousand more words, because I wrote some of ...


Thursday, November 24th, 2005

I'm about 6,000 words ahead on the NaNoWriMo. I should finish tomorrow or the next day.


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

I'm trying a new theme called Gila, which is flexible width and always fills the screen. I should be able to include more images, such as my geocaching logo, that I can't with the Identification Band The Triplets - boyish style (right-sided theme) I was using before. Gila will need a ...

More better education

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Barbara showed me this, the Australian International University. Hmm, there's something odd about it I can't quite put my finger on... ;-)


Monday, November 21st, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Mr Howard said at a government level there was nothing he could do for Nguyen. He said it was not sensible to change Australia's trade relations with Singapore over the death sentence. "As a instrument of policy I certainly am opposed to saying well, because the Singaporean Government ...


Monday, November 21st, 2005

Very cool illusion

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Here's a very cool illusion.


Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

I've got so much to catch up on. While I was on holiday, I did over 30 geocaches, wrote pages of my NaNoWriMo novel, finished uni by handing in my final assignment and doing a seminar. Now I'm back at work again. The holiday went in a flash.

All bow before the 60CS

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Must work out how to get this into my blog. It's a little wide for the side columns.

The Goodies, Still Alive Again

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Saw The Goodies Still Alive show again last night. I was really lucky that I found out about it at the City Extra cafe on Sunday. I had no idea they were playing at another Sydney comedy festival and when I saw the poster for the show, I assumed it ...

National Novel Writing Month starts!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

I've written over 3000 words of my novel today. I'm supposed to write 1667 words a day to meet the 50,000 word target by the end of the month. I figure writing a bit more and getting a 'word cushion' going will help me keep my word count when I'm too ...

60CS new software

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Went to the GPS shop to get the map on my 60CS Garmin GPS device updated to show more of NSW and less of Brisbane and Adelaide. The nice bloke at the shop also updated my 60CS's firmware (it plays different music when it's time to turn corners now, and ...