Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ah ... Melbourne!

There's an "authentic British pub" directly across from the hotel, so I figured I'd give it a shot while waiting to have dinner with an ex-colleague who is here for the same conference.

They have Old Speckled Hen on tap!

Finished tomorrow's SMH crossword far too quickly, so I have nothing to distract me from the dreaded drink for the next 45 minutes. Dave could be dining with a drunk :-).

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Jake Shimabukuro

I finally got around to watching this week's episode of Spicks 'n' Specks and they had Jake Shimabukuro performing a couple of songs.

If I'd not heard him, I would never have believed that a Ukelele could be made to sound good!

Here he is, performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blogging On The Go!

Finally. A vaguely decent blogging app for the iPhone.

So, maybe you'll see some semi-regular posts from now on. No promises, mind you :-).

Friday, August 22, 2008

This Looks Like Fun

"Lost In Austen" is a new British sci-fi drama from ITV that has a modern day woman transported into Pride & Prejudice.

From this video, it looks like it could be quite good. Hopefully, the torrents will be kind to me :-).

Thanks to io9.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


This is a pretty amazing video. The "person" being interviewed is synthetically constructed, using a number of images taken of a real human being to generate all of the facial expressions.

It was created by a company called Image Metrics, who are the people behind the animations in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Update: I've replaced the original YouTube video, which seemed to have some kind of glitch partway through. This seems to be a superset of the old one.

Thanks to io9.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mushroom Time Lapse

Wow, it feels like it's been a month since I last blogged ... oh, it has :-).

Anyway, here's a nice time-lapse video of mushrooms growing.

Thanks to Random Good Stuff.

Monday, July 7, 2008

How True It Is!

The Joy Of Tech has me pegged perfectly :-) ...