Friday, July 28, 2006


Harsh Light: Teaser

I apologise for the following. It's all Dean's fault. Blame him (unless you like it, in which case it was all my idea). And it's meant to be bad by the way. Just hopefully "so bad it's good". Be warned - there may be more...

[EDIT: Okay, so this was such a bad idea, I've moved it to it's own site.]

Monday, July 24, 2006


And It Gets More Interesting

So it turns out there's this thing called The Australian Index. GregT mentioned it, and then thanks to Technorati, I discovered I'm linked there too.

Hmmm. I'm not sure if I should be impressed or saddened by the number of ACT bloggers. Especially since the number's wrong - both Mikal and Gordo are still on the list, and Rhys is no where to be found.


Um, Hi Greg...

Okay, I'll bite.

The latest in my "Where Does Silk Come From?" comments is actually from a real person who posted with their Blogger profile. It's a guy named GregT. What makes Greg interesting (to me anyway) is that he's from Canberra, and taking a look at his blog, it seems like we'd probably have a bit to talk about.

Now I'm desperately trying to work out if Greg's someone I've met before and have forgotten about, or if it's all just a random coincidence.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


And The Silk Comments Get Stranger...

My most popular post ever, Where Does Silk Come From, occasionally gets an explosion of comments. It's kind of like the internet deciding from time to time that what I might be amused by knowing that compared to many Internet users, spam-bots can be quite articulate.

Today is one of those days.

Friday, July 07, 2006


Just Read: June

Apparently June wasn't really a "reading month" for me...

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Discovered: In my brother-in-law's hand
About It: A young shepherd sets on to fulfill his "personal legend" by finding some treasure at the pyramids. It talks a lot about not giving up on dreams despite the obstacles in your way and how you need to keep working towards your goal and not be distracted by other things that come along. I managed to pick the perfect time to read it.
My Rating: 4.5/5

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Wall of Text

While I realise it's not her fault, Lindsay's latest post made me scream. For some reason her feed decided that formating and linebreaks really didn't matter:

Monday, July 03, 2006


New (Work) Laptop

I finally got my hands on my new work machine last Thursday. It's a Sony Vaio Z28GP, and it is dead sexy.

The finger print reader is less lame than I had expected - I'd assumed it would be the first thing I disabled. Turns out it's just an alternative to hitting ctrl-alt-delete and typing in your password. Which is nifty.

The web cam is as useless as I'd imagined. Aside from the Vaio screensaver, I haven't bothered using it at all.

I'm curious why pretty much all laptops come with a partitioned drive now - in this case a 30gig C and 60gig D. It really doesn't make sense to me - they made the C partition the smallest, even though that's where the Program Files AND Documents and Settings are. So if I used it the way Microsoft wants me to use a PC (keeping everything in my user directory), I'd run out of space in about a week (my music alone takes up 11gig).

I also found myself wishing, just for once, for a PC that didn't treat me like a n00b. Yes, I know what's in the Windows directory is a bit scary, but I'm not just going to randomly delete files. I understand why MS do it and it's not hard to deal with all those annoying bits (as a friend said, if you can turn them off, you probably know enough to not need them). But still.

I've had a couple of fun days making it all work the way I like (including turning off the tap-to-click touch pad. I hate that so much!). So now I guess we see how it goes as a dev machine!

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