FrankArr

  Sunday, 29 August 2004

Final Series : Week 1 Schedule
2004, WEEK 1, Elimination & Qualifying Finals, Fri-Sat-Sun, September 3-4-5

2nd QUALIFYING

1st ELIMINATION

2nd ELIMINATION

1st QUALIFYING

Friday (n)
BCG (Gabba), 7.30 EST

Saturday
MCG, 2.30pm EST

Saturday
Homebush, 7.30pm EST

Sunday
Football Park, 2.30pm EST

Brisbane Lions (2nd)
v St Kilda
(3rd)

Melbourne (5th)
v Essendon (8th)

Sydney (6th)
v West Coast
(7th)

Port Adelaide (1st)
v Geelong
(4th)

both have double chance

loser eliminated

loser eliminated

both have double chance


7:59:37 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Bourne Supremacy

I took the boys to see The Bourne Supremacy today. It was a good thriller, but not as good as the first. The shaky camera style just made the boys dizzy.

I saw some trailers for some upcoming movies that look interesting - The Terminal, Alien Vs. Predator, The Village & Oceans 12 


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  Saturday, 28 August 2004

Saints sting Dockers


10:26:43 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Injured Saints off to Brisbane

A WOUNDED St Kilda is destined for a second trip to Brisbane in three weeks in a qualifying final after all but killing off Fremantle's finals hopes with a 29-point win at Telstra Dome tonight.  [more]


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Saints Win

Stephen Milne


10:08:01 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Saints sting disappointing Dockers

St Kilda has warmed up for its first finals series since 1998, and dealt Fremantle's finals hopes a considerable blow with a 29-point win at Telstra Dome.

While the win is unlikely to earn the Saints a home final in the first week, it will do their confidence a world of good, but the Dockers must now hope the Western Bulldogs to beat Essendon by more than 19 points on Sunday to remain in the hunt.

After an even first quarter, the Saints broke the game open with a four-goal burst early in the second term. Goals to Nick Dal Santo Justin Koschitzke (2) and Aaron Hamill turned a four-point quarter time margin into a clear lead for the home side.

The Dockers tried to rally, kicking majors through Luke Webster and Jeff Farmer, but faced a 23-point deficit at the main break.

The midfield duo of Lenny Hayes and Brett Voss were causing the trouble, setting the Saints’ forwards up beautifully. Fraser Gehrig booted four goals for the match, including two in the first half and then the first of the third term as the Saints got right on top.

Dal Santo kicked his second before Milne added another and the Saints’ lead was out beyond seven goals. But to the Dockers’ credit, they continued to plug away and with successive majors to Des Headland, Paul Haselby and Troy Simmonds reduced the margin back to 22 points at the final change.

However with the first two goals of the final term through Andrew Thompson and Koschitzke, the Saints sealed the 17.10 (112) to 12.11 (83) result.

The Saints were brilliantly served by Brendon Goodard and the ever-reliable Nick Riewoldt, who kicked two goals, while Matthew Pavlich and Paul Haselby were left to do all the work for the Dockers.

Sportal


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St Kilda 17.10 (112) defeated Fremantle 12.11 (83)

St Kilda Fremantle
17.10 (112) Score 12.11 (83)
12.7 (79) Q3 8.9 (57)
9.5 (59) Q2 5.6 (36)
4.1 (25) Q1 3.3 (21)
Gehrig 4, Koschitzke 3, Dal Santo 2, Ball 2, Riewoldt 2, Schwarze, Hamill, Milne, Thompson Goals Farmer 2, T.Longmuir 2, J.Longmuir, Sandilands, Webster, Headland, Hasleby, Simmonds, Siegert, Pavlich


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  Friday, 27 August 2004

Brunton Ave 5.26 pm, Saturday September 27 1997

A picture named brunton_ave.jpg


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  Sunday, 22 August 2004

Lions maul upstart Saints

Brisbane have arrested their recent goal-kicking woes and leapfrogged St Kilda into second spot on the AFL ladder at the same time with a dominant 45-point win over the Saints at the Gabba on Sunday. Flamboyant midfielder Jason Akermanis kicked six goals for the Lions who overcame a sluggish start to romp to a 20.10 (130) to 13.7 (85) triumph.  [More]


11:03:38 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

AFL Ladder : End of Round 21

Saints move to 3rd on the ladder -- No home final likely now :(

Team    W    D    L    For    Against    Pts   %
Port Adelaide   16   0   5   2328 (345.258)   1763 (249.269)     64    132.05
Brisbane Lions   15   0   6   2277 (332.285)   1726 (250.226)     60    131.92
St Kilda   15   0   6   2331 (353.213)   1826 (271.200)     60    127.66
Geelong   14   0   7   1965 (282.273)   1683 (245.213)     56    116.76
Melbourne   14   0   7   2060 (295.290)   1793 (262.221)     56    114.89
Sydney   12   0   9   1830 (271.204)   1760 (256.224)     48    103.98
West Coast   12   0   9   1935 (278.267)   1901 (280.221)     48    101.79
Fremantle   11   0   10   1799 (263.221)   1758 (250.258)     44    102.33
Essendon   11   0   10   2169 (321.243)   2132 (314.248)     44    101.74
Kangaroos   10   0   11   2085 (306.249)   1965 (291.219)     40    106.11
Carlton   9   0   12   1717 (251.211)   2128 (312.256)     36    80.69
Adelaide   8   0   13   1890 (271.264)   1954 (287.232)     32    96.72
Collingwood   8   0   13   1792 (255.262)   1974 (285.264)     32    90.78
Western Bulldogs   5   0   16   1861 (266.265)   2346 (342.294)     20    79.33
Hawthorn   4   0   17   1610 (237.188)   2252 (326.296)     16    71.49
Richmond   4   0   17   1649 (240.209)   2337 (346.261)     16    70.56


7:22:09 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Lions tighten grip

The Brisbane Lions have humiliated leading challenger St Kilda by 45 points at the Gabba. [more]


7:15:07 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Lions roar back againts Saints

THE Brisbane Lions have grabbed second spot on the AFL ladder with a 45-point win over St Kilda. [more]


7:12:53 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Saints squander sizzling start

The Saints got away to a brilliant start but eventually wilted in the Brisbane heat as the Lions held sway by 45-points at the Gabba on Sunday. Nick Riewoldt was brilliant in the early stages of the game for St Kilda but struggled to cope with the scorching conditions after the first change. [FULL STORY]


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  Saturday, 21 August 2004

Riddle delivered by spam..

I got this piece of spam today:

>>> >Subject: try to solve this
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >Try to solve this:
>>> >
>>> >When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten kids got the answer,
>>> >compared to 17% of people that go to University
>>> >
>>> >What is greater than God,
>>> >More evil than the devil,
>>> >The poor have it,
>>> >The rich need it,
>>> >And if you eat it, you'll die?

The answer is pretty obvious

[listening to: Come Fly With Me - Michael Bublé ]
7:59:34 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • Random
Going to the the Sunshine Coast for ANZ Partner Conference

On Sunday I jump on a Jetstar flight bound for the the Sunshine Coast (Coolum in particular) for the ANZ Partner Conference 2004. Last year this event was on the Gold Coast. I am a speaker again this year.

I'm missing the game between the Lions and the Saints and I am not happy about that! Methinks it time to invest in a AM/FM radio. Lucky for me I will be able to watch online AND I also get DVD of the game from sportsdelivered.

[listening to: For Once in My Life - Michael Bublé ]
5:49:36 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies • My Organization • Random

  Thursday, 19 August 2004

Happy Birthday Antony

A picture named antony arrigo (2003).jpgMy eldest son Antony has official become a teenager!

Today he turns 13.

His day started well with me driving him to school!

We have lots of surprises planned for him.


12:28:56 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • Family


  Sunday, 15 August 2004

AFL Ladder : Round 20

Saints Still on top!!!!!

Team    W    D    L    For    Against    Pts   %
St Kilda   15   0   5   2246 (340.206)   1696 (251.190)     60    132.43
Port Adelaide   15   0   5   2221 (329.247)   1693 (240.253)     60    131.19
Brisbane Lions   14   0   6   2147 (312.275)   1641 (237.219)     56    130.83
Geelong   14   0   6   1878 (270.258)   1574 (230.194)     56    119.31
Melbourne   14   0   6   1998 (287.276)   1700 (248.212)     56    117.53
Fremantle   11   0   9   1754 (257.212)   1665 (237.243)     44    105.35
Sydney   11   0   9   1720 (254.196)   1670 (244.206)     44    102.99
Essendon   11   0   9   2079 (309.225)   2022 (297.240)     44    102.82
West Coast   11   0   9   1842 (265.252)   1856 (274.212)     44    99.25
Kangaroos   10   0   10   1979 (291.233)   1829 (270.209)     40    108.20
Collingwood   8   0   12   1722 (246.246)   1867 (269.253)     32    92.23
Carlton   8   0   12   1624 (237.202)   2066 (304.242)     32    78.61
Adelaide   7   0   13   1781 (256.245)   1867 (275.217)     28    95.39
Western Bulldogs   4   0   16   1725 (245.255)   2240 (327.278)     16    77.01
Richmond   4   0   16   1563 (227.201)   2228 (330.248)     16    70.15
Hawthorn   3   0   17   1501 (221.175)   2166 (313.288)     12    69.30


10:03:12 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Fraser's perfect 10 shoots down Roos

ST KILDA retained top spot on the ladder courtesy of the perfect 10 from Fraser Gehrig, who led his side to a 51-point win over the Kangaroos at Telstra Dome today.  more


10:00:36 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Perfect 10 for Gehrig

Perfect 10 for Gehrig. St Kilda retained top spot on the AFL ladder courtesy of the perfect 10 from Fraser Gehrig, who led his side to a 51-point win over the Kangaroos at Telstra Dome today.  [Real Footy]


9:55:57 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies


  Saturday, 14 August 2004

Olympics off & running

The Athen Summer Olympics are off and running.  I've been looking for apps to keep me up to date and so far I have found two which help get results onto my XDA II

Olympic Fan

Description:
Olympic fan is easy to use Olympic guide that brings You all the information for the medal winners in all Olympic categories and events ever existed !

Olympic fan is divided into two conceptual parts, the History of Olympic Games and Athens 2004 Live Coverage. Here are the key features of each of them :

History

  • find with ease the names of the winners in all olympic events ever held.
  • find out the medals that a given country has won through the years.
  • find out the medals that are won by a country for a specific year.
  • learn more about the history of the games and the host cities from Athens 1896 to Athens 2004.
  • all time medal table , of all countries recognized by the IOC (International Olympic Committee).

Athens 2004

  • All Olympic Sports full schedule.
  • Medal table for countries updated in real time.
  • be the first to know the names of the winners in all the 301 sport events in Athens 2004.
  • receive the latest resulst and news from Athens 2004, in well formatted HTML , which is designed to look nice on your Pocket PC.
  • intuitive interface which lets you get the information you need with ease, and which looks superb on the Pocket PC display.

Infuzer

I already use Infuzer for weather information. I like it. They have introduced a "premium service" which pops olympic events schedules and results directly into my calendar. This rocks


9:07:12 AM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • Random • TV

Upgraded to Smart Manilla

    

I have been using FM Radio for just on a year, and when I read about Smart Manilla I knew I had to upgrade.

From the FAQ:

SmartManila is a desktop application that simplifies and enhances the maintenance of one or more sites maintained by Userland's Radio or Manila.  SmartManila integrates three applications: blog publishing tool, news aggregator, and web browser, into a single, easy-to-use, unified application.  SocialDynamX provides a better writing surface to review, edit and post items on your site and includes a spell checker, easy image insertion, and support for drafts.  An integrated tabbed browser is just a click away, and when connected to Radio, you can read all of your RSS feeds in the built-in News Aggregator.

And, since I was a FM Radio User, it was a free upgrade! Gotta love that

It's been a pretty sweat transition. Highly recommended!

    


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  Friday, 13 August 2004

off to see the saints in melbourne

I'm heading down the Melbourne this weekend with my big boy Billy to see the Saints play the Kangaroos at Telstra Dome on Sunday, This is a surprise trip for Billy - my gift to him for his birthday.

The good news is that Round 20 is a Designated Home Game even though it is an away game for the Saints

I wont get a chance to post until I get back from Melbourne on Sunday evening!


6:34:12 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • Family • My Hobbies


  Thursday, 12 August 2004

Seven loses Olympic fight

I saw this headline - Seven loses Olympic fight - and was intrigued.

As I read the story, I couldnt believe that the Seven Network was trying to block online coverage of the Olympics. That's like Mr Burns wanting the block the sun.

When will TV networks realise that "online" is here to stay? People will still watch the crappy coverage on the telly even when they know the result.

BTW - this is the site they wanted to block FOXSPORTS.com.au's Olympics coverage


9:25:02 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • Random • TV


  Wednesday, 11 August 2004

Happy Birthday Billy Boy!

Today my little Billy turns 11.  We showered him with gifts this morning, which made him really happy. AS you can see - he is posing with Fluffball which Bricey & Emma got him from ChickeeDuck

But it's not the end of it - he's going to have a little get together with his friends. And there will be more presents and celebration. It's not everyday you turn 11!

Did you know Billy is a blogger? He's such a cutie!

Happy Birthday my big boy!!!

[listening to: Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey ]
8:51:39 AM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • Family

  Sunday, 8 August 2004

Saints back on Top at end of Round 19

The results fell the Saint's way and they find themselves back on top, by percentage.

Team    W    D    L    For    Against    Pts   %
St Kilda   14   0   5   2099 (317.197)   1600 (236.184)     56    131.19
Port Adelaide   14   0   5   2074 (306.238)   1632 (231.246)     56    127.08
Melbourne   14   0   5   1952 (280.272)   1633 (238.205)     56    119.53
Brisbane Lions   13   0   6   2081 (304.257)   1598 (231.212)     52    130.23
Geelong   13   0   6   1803 (261.237)   1549 (227.187)     52    116.40
Fremantle   11   0   8   1729 (254.205)   1590 (228.222)     44    108.74
Kangaroos   10   0   9   1883 (276.227)   1682 (247.200)     40    111.95
Sydney   10   0   9   1653 (244.189)   1624 (237.202)     40    101.79
Essendon   10   0   9   1958 (291.212)   1935 (284.231)     40    101.19
West Coast   10   0   9   1731 (250.231)   1807 (268.199)     40    95.79
Collingwood   8   0   11   1635 (233.237)   1746 (251.240)     32    93.64
Carlton   8   0   11   1575 (231.189)   1955 (289.221)     32    80.56
Adelaide   6   0   13   1643 (235.233)   1781 (262.209)     24    92.25
Western Bulldogs   4   0   15   1664 (236.248)   2093 (304.269)     16    79.50
Richmond   4   0   15   1477 (214.193)   2090 (309.236)     16    70.67
Hawthorn   3   0   16   1458 (215.168)   2100 (305.270)     12    69.43

[listening to: Moody Blues - Elvis Presley ]
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  Saturday, 7 August 2004

Saints prove worth in great outdoors

ST KILDA broke through for a rare win away from its home ground, but only after a fight as it withstood a persistent Adelaide by 23 points in the match at York Park today.
[more]

[listening to: Surfer Girl - MFLP Kids ]
6:15:14 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies
Saints hold off fighting Crows

Nick Stone and Matthew ClarkeSt Kilda have withstood a resilient Adelaide outfit, recording a 23-point win in their AFL clash at York Park in Launceston.

The Saints bounced back from a last-start loss to come up trumps 14.7 (91) to 10.8 (68).

Dual Browlow Medallist Robert Harvey led the way with 37 disposals and two goals, while full-forward Fraser Gehrig booted five majors.

The result pushes the Saints back to the top of the competition ladder, although Melbourne can again push clear with a win over Port Adelaide on Sunday.

[more]


4:40:47 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Saints make themselves at 'home'

St Kilda: 6.1 9.5 11.5 14.7 (91)
Adelaide: 2.0 7.1 9.4 10.8 (68)

Goals: St Kilda: Gehrig 5, Riewoldt 3, Harvey 2, Goddard, Hamill, Montagna, Murray
Adelaide: Ricciuto 3, Burton 2, Welsh 2, Shirley, Stenglein, S.Stevens
Best: St Kilda: Harvey, Gehrig, Jones, Black, Riewoldt, Dal Santo, Goddard
Adelaide: Riccituo, Edwards, Clarke, Burton, Johncock
Injuries: St Kilda:
Adelaide: McGregor (hamstring), Skipworth (hamstring)
Changes: St Kilda
Adelaide: Rutten (back) replaced in selected side by S.Stevens.
Reports: St Kilda
Adelaide:
Umpires: Kennedy, Grun, K.Nicholls
Crowd: 17,101

Game Review


4:26:29 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Saints too strong

Robert HarveySt Kilda has ground out a 23-point win over Adelaide at York Park in Tasmania to keep its hopes of a top two finish alive.

The Saints led all day, and although the Crows worked hard to hang on, the 'hosts' maintained a comfortable buffer to win 14.7 (91) to 10.8 (68).

The indefatigable Robert Harvey led the Saints with a game-high 37 possessions, along with two goals.

Fraser Gehrig was again good up forward for St Kilda, kicking five goals, and young star Nick Riewoldt also worked hard for his three, grabbing 13 marks along the way. [more]


4:23:24 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

Back from Canberra - End of TechEd

Drove home this afternoon from Canberra following a successful TechEd.

Here's a selection of my posts from the event:


4:20:42 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Organization


  Monday, 2 August 2004

Off to Canberra for TechEd

I'm about to head down the Hume Highway and make my way to Canberra for the upcoming TechEd. You can follow all the fun on TechEd Bloggers.

In the meantime, let's relive the wonders of TechEd 2003, from my previous posts.

  • australian teched all over
  • dr pete has some fans in the audience
  • adam cogan's suggestions to make visual studio better
  • teched news stories slowly growing
  • teched party photos
  • great feedback from an attendee...
  • Lunchtime antics at teched
  • The Australian .Net Mailing List
  • lasers, mirrors & spandex
  • adam cogan - a "very funny" guy?
  • cool smartphone applicatiion by dr neil
  • labs, labs and labs
  • Brian Keller in da house!
  • teched2003 hands-on lab
  • hello datagrid girl
  • dontnetdan @ teched2003
  • i forgot another special speaker for teched
  • more speaker "rock stars" at teched
  • Tim Huckaby on TechEd 2003
  • zdnet.au builder to cover teched 2003
  • Tech Ed 2003 in Brisbane
  • [listening to: Deeper and Deeper [7 - Madonna ]
    11:57:25 AM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Organization

      Sunday, 1 August 2004

    Sweet Revenge

    Geelong: 6.2 8.5 13.6 15.11 (101)
    St Kilda: 2.1 9.1 13.1 15.4 (94)

    Goals: Geelong: Graham 4, Kingsley 2, Ablett 2, S Johnson 2, King, Corey, D Johnson, Chapman, Scarlett.
    St Kilda: Gehrig 3, Riewoldt 3, Montagna 3, Black 2, Ball 2, X Clarke, Harvey.
    Best: Geelong: S Johnson, Ling, Corey, Graham, Milburn, Hunt.
    St Kilda: Ball, Harvey, Black, Dal Santo, Montagna, Baker.
    Injuries: Geelong: Chambers replaced in selected side by Playfair, Enright (suspected broke jaw), Callan (concussion)
    St Kilda: X Clarke (knee)
    Umpires: Meredith, Vozzo, McLaren
    Crowd: 21,673 at Skilled Stadium

    more


    4:24:23 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies

    Geelong 15.11 (101) Defeated St Kilda 15.4 (94)

    The Cats trailed by 2 points at 1/2 time but led by 5 points at 3/4 time and held on to record a thrilling 7 point victory.

    All well and good if you are a Geelong supporter. Not a good result for a Saints fan


    4:04:44 PM    comment []  trackback []  G!   • My Hobbies