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White vs Beige, Round 4

06March2006

On Switching Put the White vs Beige fight on hiatus, it having become somewhat academic as I have no money, […]

Crash, House of Flying Daggers, Little Fish

06March2006

I saw these movies a few weeks ago, when I hired about a dozen in the space of a couple […]

Débranché

25February2006

Have been feeling strangely disconnected lately. I've been back for over five weeks, but don't feel like I've settled. Doesn't […]

When Myth-Making Backfires

22February2006

Was interested to see the French government and media backpedalling from their previous fear-mongering about Bird Flu. As long as […]

Housekeeping, Syndication Politics

21February2006

Have dumped my RSS2 feed in favor of 100% Atom 1.0. Support for Atom has gotten to the point where […]

Nokia N and E Series

19February2006

I desperately need a new phone, and am trying to get a nice all-in-one gadget - music player, organiser, camera, […]

Vanishing From View

19February2006

I really don't have anything new to say about a lot of what's been happening lately around the issue of […]

Rethinking Judas

03February2006

I've been thinking a lot about the myth of evil, and of evil characters. My general feeling though, is that […]

Code 46

03February2006

My conclusion: Winterbottom doesn't have the brain for science fiction. On the surface, there's no doubt that this film is […]

Appreciations in Two Parts; or, Things I Miss, Or Don't

28January2006

Having been back in Australia just over a week, I've been thinking about the differences between there and here, before […]

Updates: Everything Has To End

08January2006

Have just finished editing my filmic flânerie and written the piece to accompany it. Am going to render the video […]

The Vampire's Story

04January2006

The story of the Vampires cannot be told. Their history cannot be contained in any single tale. Instead, I shall […]

Places of Departure

04January2006

I love ports: airports, stations, places of departure; the promise of the journey to come. The departure lounge acts as […]

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

31December2005

Saw Narnia with the cousins yesterday; the kids all enjoyed it so they're obviously doing something right. But a few […]

Updates

29December2005

Am currently in England with Jenni and David and the cousins. Didn't get all the editing finished on my project […]

Casablanca

19December2005

All I can say is: the is the first 'classic' I've _ever_ seen that I've actually enjoyed. Entertaining, and well […]

Search Term Spam

17December2005

Time for some more bizarre and completely irrelevant search terms; these are just some of the ways people have found […]

Public Schooling, Religion, A Manifesto

17December2005

a few thoughts on public schooling… a lot to do with religion and state stuff 1. public schools SHOULD NOT […]

My Snow Coloured Dreams

15December2005

The year in France is coming to its end, and Reims is getting quiet. The five Aussies just had a […]

Australian Identity and Online Writing

11December2005

Warning: Essay follows; this is what happens when the brain dumps core A couple of events have recently got me […]

Dumping Core

11December2005

Ok, brain is full, desperately need to dump core to make space… Been doing lots of reading, thinking about all […]

Mysterious Packages Part II

11December2005

or, More Reasons to Worship the Internet Following-up my previous post, and with pictures… We tried the Stormhoek Shiraz at […]

What I Want From the Future

08December2005

This started life inside my head as a gadget wishlist, but it relates to a few other things. Anyway, for […]

Mysterious Packages

03December2005

Couple of days ago found a DHL sticker on my letterbox, saying they'd tried to deliver a package. Had absolutely […]

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

02December2005

Saw the new Potter movie last night. It's been a long time since I read the book (ie, not since […]

The Universal Library

02December2005

A follow-up of sorts to Turing's Cathedral from George Dyson. The Universal Library talks about some of the implications of […]

Updates/Weirdness

28November2005

Been experiencing some weirdness with the website over the last couple days, but it looks like it was only me […]

Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions

23November2005

Been a while since I've seen these, so over the last couple nights I watched the Matrix/es Reloaded and Revolutions […]

The Cyberpunk Educator

21November2005

Watched The Cyberpunk Educator, available for download. It's an exploration of 1980s cyberpunk film and isn't half bad. Watch out […]

White vs Beige, Round 3

21November2005

White makes unexpected 3rd Round comeback Apple played a little sneaky, showing its 'education discount' card - a saving of […]

The City

20November2005

Lost. Stumbling. The Silence of the City overwhelms me. Without Her sounds I am blind. I cannot feel Her rhythms, […]

Desktop Specs

15November2005

After making lists of suitable desktop Beasts, I've gone back and reduced to a set of minimum specs. For now […]

2006 Enrolment

15November2005

Just enrolled in next years classes… Was hard to make decisions as it's going to be my final year of […]

Site Updates

13November2005

Made a few changes to the site over the last couple days. Dumped the ?tribes box and moved the ?currently […]

Languages I Want To Learn

10November2005

This year in France (and travelling in Europe) has changed the way I think about language. I don't want to […]

White vs Beige, Round 2

09November2005

Been researching further. Started by going after the high-end systems, completely out of my reach financially, but worth getting an […]

Drop that double-u-double-u-double-u-dot

08November2005

Seriously, get rid of those www.'s. They're clumsy to say, and they're four extra keypresses I don't want to have […]

A History of Violence

07November2005

Though only 1h35, this film is too long. It's okay all told, a take on the former-gangster's American dream is […]

Elizabethtown

07November2005

This is up there as one of the most confused movies ever made, proving that the whole is never equal […]

Turing's Cathedral

29October2005

Interesting essay by George Dyson on the history of digital computing; the really interesting part comes in some speculation at […]