Archive for August 2008

Maybe the Olympics weren’t so bad…

TV is so shit right now. It’s Sunday night and C is flicking between Dancing with People Who Can’t and Oz Idol. There was just a bit in Idol, where they were telling a big girl that she was about to get through and were kind of quizzing her on her weight. Can she take [...]

Buggy

Thanks, everyone, for the heads-up on the almost complete inoperability of this blog. I recently upgraded WordPress and it seems to be completely stuffed. So that’s great, isn’t it… 11.49 am …aaaaand we’re back

$20 mil? Anyone?

A message to any would-be spammers out there. If you’re going to try the can-I-deposit-20-mil-into-your-account ruse, claiming to be some guy from Hong Kong, it’s not a good idea to send another email, two hours later, trying the same trick, this time pretending to be a mourning daughter from Wales, from the same email address. [...]

Closing

The closing ceremony of the Olympics has just started and I’m tempted to liveblog the whole thing. I’m tempted; I should do it just for the exercise. But there are reasons for not doing it. In no particular order: I’ll have to put the sheets on the bed at some point It would be like [...]

Really saying something

The aggravated rumbling of wheeling the bins out to the kerb is probably the most profound statement I’ve made this week.

Four years on…

I was thinking about writing a post on the Olympics until I realised I did that four years ago. Here, and here. Only the city has changed, really. And last night I watched handball.

20D pinhole fun

This week, I’ve been dabbling in pinhole photography. I was looking for something in a shoebox in the shed the other day and I found a bodycap for my EOS 50. “Great,” I thought, “I can drill a hole in that!” For some reason, I thought I’d have to put it on my film camera [...]

Hollowriteypeople

The ABC series The Hollowmen has only been running, what, five weeks? But it’s already become the journalistic cliché for all comparison to the goings on in government. There was a comparison in the Australian yesterday by Caroline Overington in her opening paragraph. I’ve heard or read countless comparisons in the last few weeks. Hell, [...]

China, shmina

I’m a little disappointed by the opening ceremony. I mean, if they wanted to compete with Sydney as being the best olympics ever, I’d at least have expected pandas on bikes.

Geek monkey

It’s not often I spruik software (or anyware) but I’m loving Media Monkey. I’ve thought for a while (as long as I’ve had an mp3 player that’s not an ipod) that there should be an easier way to contain a music library and synchronise songs and podcasts with my K800i. I don’t like itunes (for [...]