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Wishful advertising

Jun. 20th, 2008 | 11:24 pm

A job ad in The Economist this week reads, in part:


Development Economist
St Helena

A self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom, St Helena is an island of 47 square miles and around 4000 people in the South Atlantic. Cape Town in South Africa is some 1700 miles distant, and the island has no airfield and a small economy mainly based around offshore employment, agriculture, fishing and tourism, with heavy reliance on UK aid.

Enjoying a quality of life almost impossible to find elsewhere in the world...


Indeed...

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Sydney Craziness

May. 28th, 2008 | 10:53 am

There's nothing like an aerial image of Sydney to remind one just why all the random driving is needed to get around. I live on the bottom blob of land, just off-screen. Maybe I should sell my car and buy a boat...

Peninsula

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(no subject)

Mar. 17th, 2008 | 09:30 pm

Just for the record...

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Those silly northerners

Oct. 7th, 2007 | 11:28 pm

Impartial commentry is fantastic. Soundbite during SA vs Fiji:

"One way to ruin a game of rugby is to put a whistle in the hands of a northern hemisphere referee"

I think that, in general, the northern refs are a lot better than they were 10 years ago, but they could have had a southern ref in at least one of the quarter finals...

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The dot and the line

Apr. 28th, 2007 | 11:16 pm

A romance in lower mathematics"

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Live Traffic

Nov. 22nd, 2006 | 10:14 pm

If you are travelling around Sydney or rural New South Wales, then Live Traffic is a neat site with regularly updated traffic details and even regularly updated camera images of major Sydney bottlenecks such as Anzac Bridge.

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Mushrooms

Nov. 12th, 2006 | 02:27 pm

I just bought a whole fridge full of fruit and veges. While packing some mushrooms into a paper bag at the grocer, I had a little giggle at the back of the bag:



VEGETARIANS
Mushrooms are an ideal substitute for meat.
They are fat free, contain no cholestoral,
provide dietary fibre and an excellent
source of vitamin B12,
a vitamin often lacking in vegetarian diets.

TRY THESE RECIPES

Ham and rice stuffed mushrooms

...

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Camino

Oct. 16th, 2006 | 11:34 am

I just downloaded Camino and it seems great. I have found Safari a little flaky at times. Camino looks great and runs very slickly. Best of all, it has an advertisement blocker, not just a popup blocker. This is particularly great when viewing online news articles, which are usually riddled with ads. Checkout the screenshot I took below. On the left is Camino and on the right is Safari. By not displaying the advertisement, Camino is able to render the page in a much more sensible way.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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\m/

Oct. 15th, 2006 | 01:46 pm

While walking along, I discovered that Utopia records has opened up on Broadway street, opposite victoria park and sydney uni. I was rather impressed with their collection and snapped up a copy of Doom Saloon, which has been rather hard to track down.

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Buy my shirt!

Oct. 1st, 2006 | 08:03 pm

The Ebay listing says it all. Bid! Bid now!

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