- Adventures in TV
Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 in MediaWe caught Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure last night on the ABC (post Gruen Transfer). It made me laugh until I cried. It’s Safranesque – and produced by the Chaser team. If you missed it you can watch it here thanks to the magic of iView. Very funny. I’ll never be able to pick up a copy of the Queensland Presbyterian newspaper, New Directions, again without catching subliminal messages. One of my favourite bits was when his mum told him what he was doing (trying to track down the object of his grade 3 affections) was creepy.
- An ode to one
Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 in MediaChannel Ten is launching a new. Free. 24 hour dedicated digital sports channel today. That’s pretty exciting. I’ve been waiting for this for a while – and Craig kindly reminded me with his post.But. It seems we may not be immediately getting it in the regions…”Network Ten broadcasts ONE in our markets of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. For viewers outside those areas, our programs are carried by local affiliates.We understand our affiliates are progressing well towards carrying ONE in their markets but for further information please contact: – If your station is a Southern Cross station, please call Southern Cross TV on (02) 6242 2400 – If not, please contact WIN’s head office on (02) 4223 4199.
- Can K-Rudd hear me
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 in MediaSome time ago I posted a link to one man’s audacious bid to be heard by google. Can Google Hear Me won the hearts and minds of millions. Including Google – who were interested enough to take this man’s journey to the next level.And now – following news that the Federal Government will now trawl critical blogs I ask the question. Can Kevin Rudd hear me?It hasn’t taken long for people to make a connection between trawling blogs for criticism and the clean feed/blacklist campaign – particularly because the Government’s own media release listed Whirlpool.net.au’s criticism of the blacklist as one of the examples the Government’s beady eyes were watching.
- Convenience store convergence
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in OdditiesThis week I’m all about convergence devices – toasters printing weather forecasts and the like. One day there’ll be a gadget that does just about everything. Oh wait. That’s an iPhone. Apparently I’m getting my work one soon – fingers crossed…Anyway. I give you. The Trolley Bike. And instructions on how to make one yourself. Thanks to instructables…
- Important news
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 in LifeThreadless has extended the $5 sale until the end of March. Three posts ago I hit 1,000 posts. I’ll do some sort of best of those 1,000 posts to celebrate in the next day or so. To me, every one of them is like a wicket for Glenn McGrath – I remember them all. Maybe. Speaking of Cricket. Australia has an all rounder. A bowling all rounder. Mitchell Johnson. He’s from Townsville you know. Here’s Roebuck’s view on Johnson’s all round credentials:”Several of the batsman had fallen foul of Harris’s Disease, the name nowadays given to batsmen who suddenly play boneheaded shots against apparently innocuous spinners.
- Irregular Expressions
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 in ChurchDan has started blogging much more frequently – perhaps turning his clever blog name into a misnomer. This can only be a good thing. He’s done a little series recently on this Hillsong bus ad.Which is worth a read.
- Is google like God
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in ChurchI’m trying to decided whether using google as an analogy for God is appropriate or not. There are certain similarities that would help make God more accessible to geeks.First I considered the possibility of using an open source analogy… it all started when I was trying to explain that it’s not inconsistent for an omnipotent God to change his system of doing things…”The logic is perfectly consistent. The OT is a precursor to the NT – and certain things from the Old system are replaced in the new.
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 in ChurchWhile I’m holding out against the young evangelical male norm and not signing up as a Driscoll fanboy – I’m unabashedly a fan of Phillip Jensen. His well balanced article on the abortion debate got a run on the SMH website today (thanks to Findo for pointing it out) – and I assume in the printed version. It’s nice to have a fairly moderate Christian voice in the debate.I linked to this when he put it up on his site a couple of weeks ago – but if you didn’t read it then, read it now.
- Mr DEEDs
Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 in PoliticsThe Bligh Government has just released its new public service structure. They’re “streamlining” 23 departments. One super department is the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Which will no doubt become DEED. Andrew Fraser as minister for that department will from now on, in these here parts, be referred to as Mr DEEDs. That is all.
- Our daily Fred: Ice is nice
Posted on Saturday, March 28th, 2009 in OdditiesSome ice is nicer. Like ice made in these – click the image for the link.
- Our daily Fred: Nice udders… I mean jugs
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in OdditiesIt’s six of one, half a dozen of the other really. But either way – this is an udderly cool idea from Fred and Friends – and they’ll moove like crazy.
- Parenting with teeth
Posted on Sunday, March 29th, 2009 in OdditiesI’m no parent. But I do like to give random parenting advice to those who are. Purely on the basis of having once been a child. Dear parents. Please smack your children, keep them disciplined, train them to respond to a series of whistles (no joke – Robyn’s uncle has done this, it’s fantastic), think they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread, drive them from one extra-curricular activity to the next, feed them good stuff, feed them bad stuff, breast feed them until they can walk, talk or run.
- Pen(t) up aggression
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 in OdditiesSick of people stealing your pen? Me too. I hate it. My pens go missing from my desk at an alarming rate. The worst bit is when you see the aforementioned writing device in someone else’s mouth. get the pen back complete with fresh teeth marks. Your troubles will be a distant memory if you invest the $US1.69 to purchase this pen. Found here. I can’t believe someone made this – and worse, I can’t believe I posted it.
- Sanity prevails… maybe
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 in PoliticsiiNet has pulled themselves out of the cleanfeed trial citing an inability “to reconcile participation in the trial with our corporate social responsibility, our customer service objectives and our public position on censorship.”Their decision came after wikileaks was blocked last week for publishing the ACMA blacklist. Which was meant to be a top secret “for government eyes only” document…”It became increasingly clear that the trial was not simply about restricting child pornography or other such illegal material, but a much wider range of issues including what the Government simply describes as ‘unwanted material’ without an explanation of what that includes.
- Shirt of the Day Redux: The pick of the bunch
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 in OdditiesI’ve used my morning sorting through the Threadless sale so that you don’t have to. Here are my favourites. Click the image for the link.
- Shirt of the Day: Interpretive Dance
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 in ChurchThreadless is having a $5 sale – that’s $US5. Chief amongst the awesome cheapies is this one – but my size is gone, and there aren’t many left. And the sale finishes today.It’s a shame I didn’t get onto this earlier – they would have made a great uniform for a dance ministry.
- The results are in…
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in LifeAccording to this long test I am only 24.76% geek. So there. According to this nerd test I am 40% nerdy. I’m not sure you can compare the two…
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