says the Definite Guide to Aussies. I'm going flying+camping to Killarney over the weekend, and I'll bring salad and beer with me. Sausages, too - a balanced feed, you know ;-)
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[ published on Fri 29.04.2005 00:14 | filed in still-not-king | ]

(snarfed from the Earth Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or short H2G2)

Australia is a very confusing place, taking up a large amount of the bottom half of the planet. It is recognisable from orbit because of many unusual features, including what at first looks like an enormous bite taken out of its southern edge; a wall of sheer cliffs which plunge deep into the girting sea. Geologists assure us that this is simply an accident of geomorphology and plate tectonics, but they still call it the "Great Australian Bight" proving that not only are they covering up a more frightening theory, but they can't spell either.
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[ published on Thu 28.04.2005 23:21 | filed in interests/au | ]

VI "Improved"

[ published on Wed 27.04.2005 19:56 | filed in interests/humour | ]

says R.S. McNamara in The Fog of War. His fellow citizens in the U.S. of Jesusistan don't believe in proportionality anywhere: 3-10 years of jail for making a copy of a movie. The act which has just been passed (with a big majority...) is called FECA -for "Family Entertainment and Copyright Act"- and the title is a perfect example of doublethink. They've all got FECAl matter for brains.

Link to the Heise article (german, can't be bothered looking for an english source)

[ published on Sat 23.04.2005 16:02 | filed in interests/anti | ]
"It's made out of poo, but also it's so Aussie."

say Joanna Gair of Creative Paper Tasmania who is the manufacturer of a paper made from roo dung. Which seems to be a solid seller despite looking like, well, shite. King Midas would be impressed.
Link to the ABC's story

[ published on Fri 22.04.2005 23:23 | filed in interests/humour | ]

Already the 19th. sigh Some updates regarding what I've been doing lately: I've been tinkering a fair bit.
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[ published on Wed 20.04.2005 01:36 | filed in still-not-king | ]

blosxom is a blogging engine in a single tiny piece of perl; it's what this site uses. Well, it's small, fairly simple and not too ugly.
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[ published on Tue 19.04.2005 13:14 | filed in mystuff | ]

One or the other silly Waste The Day student club/association/bunch at work has recently run an annoying ad campaign all over the place; 2m x 1m display stands everywhere with Shiny Stuff on them and so on.

Most memorable (for its tackiness) slogan:

"Be Not Afraid of Sudden Fear" (Book of Proverbs)

He. Come to one of my exams unprepared and you'll get some sudden fear to be afraid of! Bloody dimwits.

The campaign was centered around their "free exam pack" which exceeded all levels of shite I've seen before (despite being printed on glossy paper): a list of common sense exam "tips" (ala "bring a pen") and on the bottom of the shiny flyer some discount vouchers for various entertainment in Surfers. blink Ah, that's where the money for this junk came from...

[ published on Sun 17.04.2005 16:42 | filed in brainfarts | ]

...and this (brilliant) scientific paper generator; I'll have to borrow some of their phrasing (and the diagram generator) for my own future papers. Because obviously only frilly hot air accomplishes anything on this stinking planet.

Disgruntled Cynic? Me? Where do you get that impression?

[ published on Sat 16.04.2005 23:26 | filed in brainfarts | ]

I've got a perl CGI thing that needs to check in data files with ci, because of child-safety and Tracking Revisions Is Good.
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[ published on Thu 14.04.2005 17:18 | filed in brainfarts | ]

A mad norwegian has made this yahoo+google mashup: two frames showing you both search engines' results side-by-side. Very cool, especially as one shouldn't trust google to far anyway. (Nor is yahoo the One Source of Truth)

A firefox searchplugin is available over there.

[ published on Wed 13.04.2005 12:38 | filed in interests/comp | ]

Yes, I had a good day: I did 23.1km from Beechmont to Beaudesert.
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[ published on Sun 03.04.2005 00:14 | filed in interests/flying | ]

The easter weekend was nice, but not too good for flying at Killarney.
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[ published on Fri 01.04.2005 21:00 | filed in still-not-king | ]

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