at the opera house for mahler 8 tonight, the sydney symphony gala; last weekend's show was that good
audience is 90% old white people and the few exceptions just prove the rule; not that I'm at all surprised, of course
in a further exploration of my whiteness am at the opera house tonight — sydney symphony doing mahler
is hard seeing the secret six drawn by a different artist — I love nicola scott's beautiful anti-heroes
nice chilled saturday afternoon: olafur eliasson at the mca (recommend it!) and a drink at opera bar; just hope the storm holds off
chose the wrong time to walk home tho — was literally wading thru the streets and got soaked to the bones
a night of farewell drinks: @wheelyweb leaving gruden; HV leaving corporate law for legal aid; best of luck both!
my web server got hacked — looks like they exploited a vulnerability in a really old version of wordpress I wasn't maintaining anymore
yeah don't see the wolfman! was hoping for entertainingly bad but it was just bad bad (except maybe hugo weaving, who chews lots of scenery)
"I’ve come to expect, of my technical and business peers, that they will be well-informed" http://bit.ly/dnRLUo (& I'm regularly surprised)
the iPhone 3.1.3 update has destroyed my battery — fully drained from 70% overnight, two nights running! anyone know how I downgrade?
went for a run at last — this time I'm gonna get back into it! (yeah, I've been saying that for a cpl months now, but this time's different)
daybreakers has a predictable vampire movie plot with excellent world building and design — the little details so much more than the whole
hence need to create white space for oneself RT @johndyer you get interrupted every 3 mins [...] takes 8 mins to get into a creative state
unexpected: study finds abstinence-only sex ed actually works: http://bit.ly/at7L82 (helps to keep it sane, rather than moralistic)
head down, looped thru florence + the machine 3 times; just took the headphones off and discovered the afternoon had passed me by
dollhouse epitaph two is a beautiful way to end a show — delightfully poignant; even the almost-too-corny ending was pitch perfect
with those crime stats containing almost a million data points, this is far bigger than anything I've done with django before
in 3hrs I've setup the data models and imported 8 yrs of population and crime stats cross-ref'd for all nsw local govt areas; loving django!
reviewed The Road at http://bit.ly/ancO66 — great adaptation; incredibly powerful; read the book first if you can (it won't take long!)
the post-apocalyptic experience of The Road was enhanced by sitting in a cinema that was cold and dark and stunk of mould
In which a Man and a Boy carry the fire […]
no response all thru the work week then a voicemail friday evening saying call me any time, so I get to chase u again next week? well played
_six characters in search of an author_, reinvented by headlong, is great theatre; took a bit too long to set up but unravelled delightfully
spare ticket just came up for six characters at seymour centre, 8pm tonight; msg me if interested
love the song in the _fighting_ trailer; was easier to buy than d/l illegally; am so hoping apple can do for writing what they did for music
french film festival program up @ http://www.frenchfilmfestival.org/prog/sydney.aspx — lots of good looking films this year; runs 2-21 march
massive attack @ opera house forecourt monday 15 march; tix $120; anyone interested?
I'm no fan of abbott but the spin being put on his comments is horribly poor journalism; I thought he was remarkably humble
context is everything RT @TommyTudehope [...] biased report on Abbott's comments on #aca. Totally missed the context in which they were made
huh — on twitter/fb the "load more" at the bottom of the page is incredibly annoying; on http://app.itize.us/wp/ it's automatic and gorgeous
love this: a cube that re-sells itself on eBay every week — http://io9.com/5456608/could-this-be-the-beginning-of-the-ai-revolution
on the way to albury, made it to goulburn, which is, now that the worst of the drought has cleared, a much healthier looking town
everyone I know is selling BDO tickets; seems like a shark-jumping moment to me (as if the aussie flag debacle a cpl yrs back wasn't enough)
+1 hope; fear not RT @rachelhills Prediction/hope: the 2010s will be a decade of low key elegance and the death of conspicuous consumption.
reading john maeda's laws of simplicity for @uxbookclub sydney — great ideas couched in cringingly poor writing (or is it "simplistic"?)
just signed up for @pinboardIN; $6 + amazon makes payment ridiculously easy; looks like a v useful bookmarking service; http://pinboard.in/
rather depressing article about responses to #haiti http://bit.ly/8VwGZc /via @lachlanhardy