A fairly technical but very interesting paper on the Google file system was discovered in an interesting tech-blog called Boing Boing.
Save the world. Get the girl. Pass math. Agent Cody Banks is a lovely movie that is already on DVD in the US but has only just had cinema release here in Melbourne. We saw it last week and loved it. It stars Hilary Duff who is Lizzie Maguire. One really nice bit had a background PA announcement in the Seattle CIA offices asking for the owner of the silver Aston Martin to report to reception. All of the operatives get around the offices on Segways and that's a fine segue to an item about Segways having been recalled.
8/10 because it gets the gag without shouting about how it gets the gag. Much better than the Spy Kids Pictures.
Also, Agent Cody Banks II is on the way but does not seem to have Hilary Duff in it.
Andrew Bolt presents an interesting argument for keeping our society Christian at heart. Also something about those idiotic wind farms which represent "science by declaration" (we will have sustainable energy sources even if they are next to useless, ugly, noisy, and expensive).
Don't throw away that old laptop. Rip Rowan knows how to put is to good use as a remote controller for a DAW. Indeed, I would consider getting the DAW completely out of the control room and use the laptop there as well, instantly eliminating all that horrible disk and fan noise.
I wish ProRec.com was updated more frequently, what is there is terrific.
|Category: Sport (as theatre)|
David Williamson writes My traitor's heart in The Age. A great piece covering theatre, VFL history, Eddie Everywhere, Darren Millane and much, much more.
Killer Sets on a Budget. Just one of the links from the theatre tech site pointed at below.
By all accounts, Bjørn Lomborg is no longer doing the public lecture this Monday in Melbourne. It appears that all other announced lectures will go ahead. Just us TramTowners will miss out.
This is going straight into the pool room. I love maps and have always wanted Edition 1 of the Melway. I am drooling! 25/-, what a bargain.
Thanks Tim Blair for pointing this out (go Pies!). He got it from tubagooba who posted quite an extensive piece on Brunswick. Because I was alive and lived just a click or two from where he is now in 1966, I already knew most of what he learned from edition 1. I have spent most of the day poring over other pages, though.
Edward R. Murrow was a U.S broadcast journalist who was so respected that they named high schools after him. This particular one hosts a magnificent theatre tech page that is extremely practical and useful.
"and just remember that even the best wireless microphone system, a $10,000 system, is almost as good as a mic cable."
One of the best modellers of climate in Australia was Dorothea Mackellar. Why, oh why, were we never exposed to that first verse that puts the entire poem in context?
John Daly, who is Still Waiting for GreenHouse, put me onto this.
What is it Skip? A farmer has been hurt by a falling tree and needs to be rescued?
The history of Coon Cheese at the Dairy Farmers' site. Apparently it is considered offensive by some.
Somebody suggested that Albert Einstein's achievements might be abandoned because his name is often used to deride third quartile IQ achievers: "thanks einstein". This is PC.
|Category: Technology Humour |
Hmmm, Nigerian SCO.
|Category: Recently Dead Celebrities |
Australia's Country Music Legend (and our ONLY 78 RPM Gold Record Holder (AFAIK)) dies.
It's very simple. She writes letters to people and posts their responses. Not Patty, Patsy A. Newton.
|Category: Music |
Hmmm, that site is more exhaustive than I first thought!
|Category: Music |
Interesting article on The Models. In fact, the site looks worthwhile as well!
|Category: Technology (ancient) |
The very sad thing is that I still have most of these in my cupboard at home!
13. Drink heavily while posting.
One of 41 great pointers on How to be an Internet woo-woo. Great reading!
My pin-up poster boy Bjørn Lomborg is going to be in Melbourne for a public lecture on the 29th of September. My last post about him is here.
Marginal Revolution is a really interesting blog which is about just about everything. It will be high on my regular blog roll for at least a week.
|Category: The complete works|
Country music legend dies (September 12, 2003). Johnny follows June into the burning ring of fire.
I think Andrew Bolt is being a bit mean spirited but I was a bit disappointed with Finding Nemo and maybe some of what he says explains that.
|Category: Blogging |
Oh, potentially very good news here. Maybe Tram Town can do some fancier stuff into the future like, ummm, like, you know, ummm fancy stuff!
|Category: Job Opportunities|
Quite a few years back both Semi and I were involved in the computer programming caper in different capacities. Thank goodness that we didn't have competition like this!
|Category: Humour |
Hmmm, just what I need! An astounding number of telephone answering machine messages.
He was just an excitable boy.
|Category: Technology |
I've always wanted to play the bugle, well, maybe now I can.