Monday, April 04, 2005
Quote Of The Day
When you are a red blooded bloke like John T you need to speak your mind every now and then.....for example....
"Men's [health] problems are traditionally dealt with by the criminal justice system. Women, on the other hand, get a bloody Cartwright Inquiry and get millions of dollars thrown at their breasts and cervixes. Men get nothing."
I'll tell ya what... a few more breasts like the Mistress had on her blog (semi work safe- no full frontal nudity) this morning and I'll be happy to throw dollers at em!
Roll on Question Time tommorow I say! It should be a BLAST.
Politics|Monday, April 04, 2005 6:48:14 AM UTC||
Building Alert - Someone has lost a mug.....
Now there is SPAM... and then there is the building manager sending you shit like the fact that someone has lost a mug......
“It is a particularly big mug with Yellow on the inside and kind of Bluewith a Daisy on the outside. It is my favourite mug and I would very much like it back. If you have seen it, borrowed it, or are otherwise in possession of it could you please return it to the Kitchen.”
..... I think Jacek snuck in and took it!
1t|Monday, April 04, 2005 4:24:23 AM UTC||
Sunday, April 03, 2005
THe Irony of John Cambell
There is a decent chunk of irony in John Cambell discussing 'proper language' on Monday night. This being the very John Cambell that opened his new show by greeting viewers - “Hey yous Guys!”
Rants|Sunday, April 03, 2005 7:46:57 AM UTC||
Friday, April 01, 2005
The Power Question
Over on rivers.org.nz there is a discussion about power stations- we kayaker care very much about power stations.
here is my response...
I always get my ass kicked for this answer. But IMHO Nuclear is not a bad option. Only problem with it is it is BLOODY expensive.
But, for a clean green country like ours it is ideal.
Minimal emissions (Coal/Gas to some degree), just Nuke waste which is pretty manageable or at the very least exportable. Minimal visual polution (wind farms), no damming rivers (hydro), small in size (solar), reliable (all of the above save for Coal/Gas).
The other good thing we could do is stop selling Comalco electricity at below market rates. Comalco is basically just an electricity exporting mechanism. Ship the bauxite in, use the cheap power, ship the aluminium out. Export electricity.
Adventure Sports | Rambles|Friday, April 01, 2005 4:52:16 AM UTC||
Remember Spokey Dokeys? The little plastic beads you put on ya bike spokes- I used to have some on my downhill bike (and my toddler trike when I was 3)...
Anyway. Gizmodo has the latest in Spokey technology- LED Spokey Dokes! How cool is that. You can program them with your Palm- now if they would only choose a decent mobile computing platform I could be tempted to splurge on some- write them off as a company marketing expense!
Adventure Sports | Mobility|Friday, April 01, 2005 4:32:16 AM UTC||
Bravo to the National Party
On a day when our slimeball money grubbing govt. put the gas tax up 5c (plus Govt. Slavery Tax) the National Party (opposition) has announced that they we reallocate all of the money that is collected in gas tax and currently siphons off to the govt. consolidated coffers to the Land Transport Fund.
If there is one single policay that can reduce our road toll significantly this is it!
Politics|Friday, April 01, 2005 2:46:13 AM UTC||
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Decent WiFi at Conferences
Jeremy Mazner has a post on how they are dealing with WiFi @ PDC this year.
Hopefully I'll be able to get there to try it out....
Hopefully we'll also get decent WiFi @ Sky City this year.... IMHO it's pretty important for a tech conference.
Human Aggregation|Tuesday, March 29, 2005 2:00:41 AM UTC||
Deeps is blogging.....
OK... so it had to happen sometime. Pradeepa de Silva one of my mates form a wee way back who is the Academic Evangelist for MS in ANZ has started blogging....
.NET|Tuesday, March 29, 2005 1:51:09 AM UTC||
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Monday, March 21, 2005
Kayaking The Upper Shotover near Queenstown
This is a great wee playboating run. We could have done with a bit more water but we still had a great play session... lots of ends. Was a bit shallow to do anything too silly like loops though.
Seth on the hole at the bottom of the run.
Me busting out some nasty ass facials... and a few ends.. in the bottom hole.
It was a long day- about 20 hours. DUD to Queenstown and back in a day. Seth wasn't even driving!
Adventure Sports|Monday, March 21, 2005 10:07:51 PM UTC||
John Cambell Live
Well... I was really looking florward to watching this. Much as I loathe the politics of JC I think he's quite a good journalist. But... his new TV show SUCKED THE FAT ONE for the first night out.... and that Max Cryer thing! What was the producer thinking!
Rating for Mr JC... 4/10
PoliTechLaw|Monday, March 21, 2005 9:01:44 PM UTC||
When a Big Corporate Acquires Me.......
This is how I will announce it.
“Holy smokes, SOMEBODY out there is bad at keeping secrets!! Yes! We can finally confirm that Yahoo has made a definitive agreement to acquire Flickr and us, Ludicorp. Smack the tattlers and pop the champagne corks! “
Human Aggregation|Monday, March 21, 2005 1:29:40 AM UTC||