|Saturday, 26 February 2005|
I am a DragonSlayer!
I took the second part of test. Interesting. Makes me want to read the book, which is obviously the point of the test!
[listening to: Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue ]
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Me a Prime Minister?
I took the test that Mitch Denny pointed to recently.
I was surprised with the result. I didn't expect to come out with this rating.
our distinct personality, The Prime Minister might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. You are a strategist who pursues the most efficient and logical path toward the realization of the goal that you perceive or visualize. You will often only associate with those people who can assist you in the implementation of your plan. Inept assistants may be immediately discarded as excess baggage. To do otherwise could be seen as inefficient and illogical. On the positive side, you can be rationally idealistic and analytically ideological. You can be a bold decision maker and risk taker who can move society ahead by years instead of minutes. On the negative side, you may be unmerciful, impatient, impetuous and impulsive. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.
Click here to do the test yourself.[listening to: Never Too Late - Kylie Minogue ]
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|Friday, 25 February 2005|
Dirty Dogs Bite the Saints in the Bum
One minute to go, the Saints are one point ahead.
As my wife reminds me, it's just the pre-season. We have 4 weeks before the real stuff begins
|Wednesday, 23 February 2005|
Foxtel IQ coming to a lounge room near me
I took all my kids along, I told them SpongeBob may be there. (Well, the invite did say we could meet personalities from FOXTEL channels including FOX Sports, LifeStyle FOOD, W, The History Channel, Disney Channel, The Weather Channel, Channel V, Movie Network, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., FOX8 and Sky News.)
While the punters were being entertained by "the talent" I signed up for the service, scheduled the installation for early March, got my gift vouchers from Myer, and left as the demos were finishing.
As been discussed by others, the services offered aren't ideal and Foxtel still hasn't resolved the EPG issue with the 7 and 10 network - my response is not to watch their offerings.
Time shifted televion - bring it on.
A sad tale
|Tuesday, 22 February 2005|
Is this news?
I was watching the Channel 10 news tonight and they had a story about a recent Simpson's episode in which a regular character (Patty) "comes out of the closet", and it deals with the topic of same-sex marriages. Even The SMH carried the story.
The kicker was at the end when the newsreader said that Australian viewers can see this episode in April!
UPDATE: This episode has it's own special website - http://www.springfieldisforgayloversofmarriage.com/[listening to: Dancing Queen - Kylie Minogue ]
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Sitting back, watching some DVDs
So, my procedure yesterday went well and I find myself at home recouperating. I am feeling a bit tender at the moment.
My care package from Amazon arrived yesterday, so I am kicking back watch a few moviesKylie Minogue ]
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|Monday, 21 February 2005|
Wanna Send Philippoussis an SMS?
Reading Engadget today, there was a funny story about Paris Hilton having her Sidekick hacked. The Sidekick is a cute mobile device that isn't available in Aus. It is sold by telcos, like T-Mobile.
The downside of hosted services, or maybe marketing folks shouldnt give their stuff to flaky B-grade celebs.[listening to: Ignorance - Joey McIntyre ]
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|Sunday, 20 February 2005|
PVRs, EPGs, and timeshifting TV
Interesting times indeed. I spotted the following article in The SMH this week. It coves the topic of PVRs, lack of an Aussie EPG and what the networks are NOT doing. You may have guessed this is a discussion near and dear to my heart.
[listening to: Take Me With You - Kylie Minogue ]
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ph34r my l33t skillz
Something seen recently -- A parent's primer to computer slang - Understand how your kids communicate online to help protect themFatboy Slim ]
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|Saturday, 19 February 2005|
My minimally invasive endoscopic examination
This begins tonight, as l have to take these pills.
Tomorrow, I can't eat anything except clear liquids plus I have to take some other stuff which sounds disgusting.
Wish me luck![listening to: "Anxiety" With Papa Roach - The Black Eyed Peas ]
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Saints win close game
The Saints led all night against the Hawks and have won by 9 points in a very close game.Chief Entertainment ]
8:33:14 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Hobbies
First game for the Saints
The Saints are playing the Hawks this evening and as usual the game is not on the telly in Sydney until 11.30 pm.
So, what does an AFL loving geek in Sydney do? He listens to the game live on the net, thanks to AFL.COM.AU
Oh, and they are winning at the moment, SO l hope my new friend Molly updates his site's skin..[listening to: AFL Live Radio - Chief Entertainment ]
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|Friday, 18 February 2005|
UK, Australia top TV piracy list
I spotted this in Australian IT today. Hmmmmmmmm.
[listening to: Don't Let the Man Get You Down - Fat Boy Slim ]
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|Wednesday, 16 February 2005|
A Small Wager : Saints V Hawks
The pre-season AFL competition is almost amongst us, which means the real season isn't that far away.
The Saints are playing the Hawks on Saturday night and the wager is pretty simple. The loser is to reskin their blog in the colors of the winning team. So, if the Saints lose, this blog will become brown and gold. If the Saints win, Phil's Mollyzone will become red white and black.
Footy, it's good to have you back![listening to: No Viviré - Gipsy Kings ]
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2005 AFL Season Guide is mine!
I had a nice surprise this week, when I got my 2005 AFL Season Guide in the mail.
I tried to order it online, but the Herald Sun Shop haven't heard of this thing called the internet, so I ordered it over the phone. On the plus side it was dispatched pretty quickly. This is the earliest I have gotten my hands on the guide over the years.[listening to: Bamboleo - Gipsy Kings ]
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|Friday, 11 February 2005|
What Kind of Elitist Are You?
You speak eloquently and have seemingly read every book ever published.
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|Thursday, 10 February 2005|
ninemsn - Class of '98/'99 Catchup
[listening to: The Loco-Motion [7 - Kylie Minogue ]
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|Monday, 7 February 2005|
2005 season guide now on sale
It's that time of year again. The 2005 AFL season guide is now on sale in Victoria. When will it make it's way to Sydney. September? I complained about this last year too. In the end I made a trip to Melbourne and bought it, but why can't I order this online and have it shipped to me. Come on AFL Publishing get with the program!
[listening to: Monkey to Man - Elvis Costello ]
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|Saturday, 5 February 2005|
My Interview with Gdayworld is online
Grab it before they exceed their bandwidth![listening to: Hello - The Cat Empire ]
9:11:02 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family Geek My Organization
|Thursday, 3 February 2005|
A bunch of photos from Flickr
[listening to: Mi Bebé Masoquista - Fatboy Slim ]
11:30:32 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family Geek
Asperger's Syndrome, Bullies and the harsh reality
Saw this in The SMH today...
My eldest son Antony has been diagnosed with Asperger's and he experienced a terrible time at primary school in which he was bullied constantly. In his final year he lunged at a bully with a pair of scissors, in a final act of desperation - just like the boy mentioned in the article. We dealt with the issue amongst ourselves, but in retrospect we should have taken it further as it would have forced the school to have their bullying programs reviewed.
Oh, there is a happy ending here. Antony is attending North Sydney Boys High School and he LOVES it and there is no problems with Bullies. It seems High School is more accepting of those who march to a different beat.[listening to: Talking Bout My Baby - Fatboy Slim ]
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Orkut Update : Feb 2005
It has been a long time since I updated my Orkut Stats - November in fact!
My Orkut network continues to grow.
I am now connected to 3,975,578 people through 100 friends, with 15 fans.
I need more fans - come on people! Especially those who asked me to invite them to Orkut. Show me the love![listening to: 5th Set - Spiderbait ]
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