Monday, May 08, 2006
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Goodnight, goodbye, aroha-nui
Friday, December 23, 2005
Crash goes the Eftpos
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Bad santa, bad bad santa
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Blowfly by Ena Macana
Too awesome! This alarm clock flys around forcing one to get out of bed, much like a mosquito. I thought that Clocky was rather cool, but this is wicked, and oh i know i need one!
Read more at www.yankodesign.com/pro...
Monday, November 28, 2005
Coach and Carter
Player of the year: Daniel Carter (NZ)
Team of the year: New Zealand
Coach of the year: Graham Henry (NZ)
Under-19 player of the year: Isaia Toeava (NZ)
Under-21 player of the year: Tatafu Polota-Nau (Australia)
Sevens team of the year: Fiji
Sevens player of the year: Orene Ai'i (NZ)
Spirit of rugby award: Jean Pierre Rives (France)
Vernon Pugh award for distinguished service: Peter Crittle (Australia)
Referee award for distinguished service: Paddy O'Brien (NZ)
Women's personality of the year: Farah Palmer (NZ)
Development award: Robert Antonin (France)
Chairman's award: Sir Tasker Watkins (Wales).
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Although we may not know the deeper intentions of the group involved in the Gunpowder Plot, Guido Fawkes certainly has made ripples in culture. Charles Dickens refers to Guido Fawkes often. Albus Dumbledore's pheonix. Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta. Plays by the english playwrights. Current mention in entertainment. The word ‘Guy’. One of the “100 Greatest Britons” they say.
Caught, Fawkes was interrogated under torture. Torture was forbidden, however the words of King James 1 "The gentler tortours are to be first used unto him, et sic per gradus ad maiora tenditur, and so God speed your goode worke." Rebels and revolutionaries. How things would be different without them.
Please to rememberThis year a fireworks ban will be in place along Tamaki Drive from 27 October to 30 November, including Mission Bay, due to safety concerns. The ban covers all beaches and parks along Tamaki Drive. Heaps of events happening around however.
The Fifth of November,
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Friday, November 04, 2005
Earthly petrol prices
The petrol station, of the Challenge chain, want to track down and make their customers payup the difference. Apparantly they are "offering these people amnesty until Sunday night" and will be pressing charges come Monday!
Whats interesting are the discussions going on. Most people are questioning if Challenge can even do this. Surely they can only request that their customers volunteer to make the difference. I dont know. But amnesty! amnesty! That makes the whole scene sound harsh doesnt it?
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Thursday, November 03, 2005
Amp It Up
It's unfortunate. We apologise if we offended anybody. We weren't meaning to offend anybody.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
"The Notorious B.G." is a special that features the first MTV forum with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago discussing the road ahead with a diverse group of approximately 80 tech-savvy 16- to 24-year-olds.
Well most interesting. A must watch. I would like to see BillG on Cribs! Full tech savvy home or naught?
Monday, October 17, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Baby its cold
Now you can dial your phone, play your favorite song, apply lipstick, all without having to take off the entire cute glove you're wearing.And its pictured using an iPod, great product linking. Girl 32 seems to have other products that seem to fill the "practical side of looking cute" (kudos kitkat). Although im not so sure how little dangly things keep up the looking cute!
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Mobile phones were buzzing with rumours and reports using the parlementray election count. One unfounded rumour claimed the plan to crash into the home of National Party leader Don Brash, who lives in the upmarket suburb of St Heliers. Something that several auckland residents thought strange was the lack of coverage of this incident during the night. Both TV1 and TV3 were covering the elections live, however onlyslight mention was given the plane incident. Why? Perhaps authorities wanted to downplay this and not raise public panic. People out and about in the city reported activity and police precense around the Sky Tower and the Mission Bay area out of the ordinary for a typical Saturday night. Those not close to these scenes however did not seem to notice anything out of the ordinary. Folks out clubbing werent aware of this incident. People out and about were pretty much unaware of anything out of the norm. People were out having a great time, as any normal Saturday auckland night. The pilot managed to swim ashore from the aircraft without assitance of anysort. Once on the beach witnesses claim that the police used force, dragging the man by the neck.
If not a political incentive and without grounds of claim for any radical movement, why did this kiwi bloke feel inclined to crash into the Sky Tower, Auckland's mark in the sky line. Did he deliberately plundge into the waters or did technical problems force him down. Did he try avoid causing harm on his decent. How secure were the aircrafts in Admore airport? Will communication recordings be made available to the public? How will New Zealand law handle this case? Why did he not take to the Sky Tower? A minyard of questions. Well one fact we do know is that the pilot and his wife had recently parted.
Microsoft Tries to recruit ESR
Aside from this whole ms-wanting-to-hire-esr deal i think im in a bit of a daze to discover that the seminal ESR maintains a blog!!! Right, so not quite sure what to make of the whole incident. A joke? Maybe. Most likely a joke played on the M$ recruiter.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Apple stands by its mission to guide and not follow their customer base
It was a gutsy play, and it came from the gut: unlike almost any other high-tech company, Apple refuses to run its decisions by focus groups.Listening to the customer is imporant. Making real one's vision is however i belive to be more important.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Press your luck
I have never watched 'Press your luck' but the article is certainly interesting. Hacker in essence to study and understand. But that's about it. Too dumb to invest effectively.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Takes a more human prespective to the rebuilding of houses etc etc after the tsunami in lanka. Plus this guy has some beautiful pictures. I wonder if he will allow royalty free license for non-profit community use.
The United Nations World summit
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
It is known that there is an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the product of a deranged imagination.
- Douglas N Adams
and thus it is with a sense of imagination one must read this 'blog' ... warning content has not been checked for sanity or factual accuracy.