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Video: Talking to the chickens

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Online vs Retail

Another online vs retail comparison. Component cables for a Nintendo Wii, so I could plug it into the new TV. Nintendo official product: $47.99 (JB Hifi and others). Around $41.00 online, from an Australian online seller. Futuretronics clone product: $29.94 (Dick Smith). Dick Smith also had the cables included in a “Wii Starter Kit” with  ... [More]

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Over the holidays

Over the holidays, I became a bikie: … discovered the truth about Roger Ramjet: … and took a ride in a harvester:

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Server admin again

Fiddling with the server. Hold your thoughts until Iā€™m done and I re-open comments. 3pm. Move done, re-delegating. (When you see this, it’s reached you.)

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Muckup day FAIL

It seems some students at Xavier went over-the-top in their end of school celebrations, ties used as G-strings, with one student injured, food fights on trams, jumping on cars, firecrackers let off at Balaclava Station, and all year 12 classes cancelled. (Some newspaper reports say the entire year level was suspended, but the principal was  ... [More]

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-04

BEHOLD! I AM CREATOR OF WORLDS! (for kid’s school project) # Looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s paper. # New road cash five times funding of rail http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/05/04/1209839456871.html # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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New Year’s Eve thoughts

This NYE, I’m not out and about. So instead, amidst the chaos and heat of today, here are some random thoughts (including some attempted ideas for blog posts during the year that never got past embryo stage). I’ve seen two Dymocks bags disintegrate after being kept for a few months. It’s great that they biodegrade  ... [More]

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Ex

Manchester Lane, four years later. She looked about the same. Some bloke on her arm. Both smiling. Don’t know if she noticed me noticing her as we passed. Didn’t say anything, just kept walking. Glad she seems happy. Me too. PS. It was an ex, not the ex.

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A moment of tenderness

A little kid (maybe 3 or 4) had come off his scooter, in the school playground. He was sprawled on the ground, crying. Somewhere, his parent was seeing off an older sibling. I looked around, but couldn’t see an obvious candidate. Before I could see if he was okay, a bigger kid with a Grade  ... [More]

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A few random thoughts

Given the risks some highway charity collectors seem to take dodging cars, I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever see them collecting for injured highway charity collectors. Has anybody published a book listing 1001 “1001 things” books you must read before you must die? I just got asked if my History of the World is accurate  ... [More]

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Followups

There’s a lot of great comments that present themselves from readers on this site. Allegedly in the innanet industry this is what the marketing types call user-generated content or some such. Whatever, but it shows what highly intelligent people you all are. My old school mate KTK remarks that obscure names are an advantage for  ... [More]

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The plural of huntsman is huntsmans

The subject of huntsmans or huntsmen spiders came up recently on Trish’s blog (see comments). Well for a definitive answer, I asked my sister about it the other day. Not just ‘cos she’s a smart cookie or I was trying to make conversation, but because she studied linguistics at uni. And she was able to  ... [More]