|Thursday, 30 June 2005|
Omar Naber ]
4:18:36 PM  comment  trackback  G! Random
What Kind of Blogger Are I?
Silly quiz time.
1:39:02 PM  comment  trackback  G! Random
|Saturday, 25 June 2005|
Fillings, teeth and dentists
I was brushing my teeth rather vigoursly the other evening and a filling popped out. I went to my local dentist on Friday to have the damage inspected and hopefully get it repaired.
As I sat in the chair, I was amazed at the amount of technology he had available - he was using a poking around in my mouth with what looked like a handheld mini camera and was looking at the image on a lcd monitor above my head. It was really cool.
He then, somehow, had a model of my mouth and was zooming around in what looked like a 3rd vrml world inhabited by giant teeth, a tongue and a river of saliva -- OMG it was my mouth!. He showed me what the gap looked like, how my bite was affected and what the options were to repair the damage. It was like looking at a model of a soon to be built house, but it a visualization of my teeth and gums. Amazing.
I wanted a picture of it (so that I could post it on my blog of course) but he didnt give it to me. Maybe it's for the best.[listening to: Radio Death Song - Mark Seymour ]
6:44:26 PM  comment  trackback  G! Geek Health
|Monday, 20 June 2005|
In Memorium : Alan James Wilson
My family and I are heading down the highway to Canberra to attend a memorial service and funeral for my brother-in-law Alan Wilson. this is the first funeral my kids have attended.
Alan passed away last week. Alan was the husband of my wife's sister, Bernadette. Alan was 7 days older than me, which always amused us, as our wive's birthdays were a week apart as well.
Global Kryner ]
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|Thursday, 16 June 2005|
Alarm over slow digital take-up
I read an article today "Alarm over slow digital take-up" reporting on the Goverment committee investigating as to why the take-up of digital TV has been so slow.
I'll tell you why. No need for a committee. The curent content is crap. I am one of those early adopter folks who has a digital tuner and there is nothing compelling about it. The networks are so arrogant they dont do a good job at the basic stuff regarding program information listings. Channel 7 doesn't bother having any information, Channel 9 has it all in UPPERCASE, with only Channel 10 providing any additional information, as do the ABC and SBS (but I guess they HAVE TO since they are government bodies). Each network has multiple channels and apart from ABC and SBS (again) they don't provide anything extra. It is just crap, crap, crap.
The dumb networks have grabbed special channels - 100 for Channel 10, 77 for Channel 7, 99 for Channel 9 to act as their EPG channel which is a static channel showing what's on that particular channel. There is another channel which shows what's on all the channels. So we have all these channels telling you what's on but in reality there's nothing really on. It's a good thing my digital box has a bunch of games on it too.
The fact that a committee is sitting in Canberra pontificating on this is even more amusing. Ask a consumer not the folks with vested interests.[listening to: Do What You Want (Bonus) - Black Eyed Peas ]
8:09:07 PM  comment  trackback  G! TV
Piracy is good?
Have a read of this article by Mark Pesce.
OMG! OMG! OMG! I love this guy!!!
Don't know who Mark is? - Mark Pesce is the co-creator of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) - the first 3D interface to the internet - and the founder of the Interactive Media Program at USC's School of Cinema-Television. In 2000, Ballantine Books published Pesce's The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming our Imagination, which explored the world of interactivity through a detailed examination of the Furby, LEGOs Mindstorms and the Playstation 2. In late 2003, Pesce was invited to the Australian Film Television and Radio School, with a mandate to redesign the curriculum to incorporate the new opportunities offered by interactive media.[listening to: They Don't Want Music - Black Eyed Peas ]
7:39:05 PM  comment  trackback  G! TV
|Wednesday, 15 June 2005|
Toys I bought while I was recovering.
While I was off work, I bought a bunch of 'toys' to amuse me, or to play with my kids
9:37:56 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family Geek
|Tuesday, 14 June 2005|
Saints Quarters Won/Loss Analysis after Round 12 2005
I really like this stat. It shows quarters won and loss by the Saints during Season 2005. So far, they are ahead. The 2nd quarter seems to be a problem so far, as the boys have lost more than they won. Hmmmm
5:04:25 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Hobbies
Saints Summary of Season 2005 so far
After 12 rounds, the Saints have won 6 and lost 6 - This is what the season looks like so far:
Average margin: 40.50
Average margin: 25.50[listening to: Sunset (Bird of Prey) - Fatboy Slim ]
3:58:52 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Hobbies
Saints Season Summary 2005 after 12 Rounds
While I was off work, I watched a lot of AFL. Half the season is over, and I am sure you were wondering how the Saints have gone. Well, after 12 rounds they won 6 and they lost 6
3:44:49 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Hobbies
Books I read while I was recovering
While I was off work, I read a bunch of books. They were:
3:35:43 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Interests
Movies I went to see while I was recovering
While I was off work, I went to see a few movies with my kids. They were:Beyoncé ]
3:25:01 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family My Interests
DVDs I bought while I was recovering
While I was off work, I bought a bunch of new DVDs. There were (in no particular order)
3:20:27 PM  comment  trackback  G! TV