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Busy is good

As Danielle mentioned in her latest post, we have been extremely busy in the last few days, working really hard on a proposal. But good things come to those who wait, or at least that's how it goes :) In the middle of this busy time, we received our Canon EOS 20D (YAY!) and, of course, as soon as we had some spare time (friday afternoon, just after finishing the proposal) we rushed to the beach (Bondi to Bronte walk) and took a few pictures. The weather was fantastic, a bit windy but that got us some nice shots of the waves crashing on the rocks.

I have created a photo album with some of the pictures. Enjoy!

November 28, 2004 in Australia | Permalink | Comments (4)

Rolling (Electronic) Paper

Rolling (Electronic) Paper: "David Pescovitz: flexMy latest article for TheFeature is about the development of incredibly flexible displays for mobile devices:

'Flexible displays are a staple of science fiction. Imagine unrolling an electronic newspaper that’s automatically updated via the wireless Web. Or unfurling a screen stored in your location-enhanced mobile device so you can consult a digital map without squinting. These kinds of applications -- promised for more than a decade -- have almost become clichés of futurist hype. Indeed, as one reader of TheFeature points out in response to a flexible screen announcement by Philips, ‘Every industrial design student has some (mock-up) PDA with a roll-out display in their portfolio.’ So why the hell can’t you buy one?'
Link"

[ Via Boing Boing. ]

November 18, 2004 in Geek Stuff | Permalink | Comments (0)

30 ...

It needs to be noted for those of you who forgot or didn't know that Danielle turned 30 yesterday. Yay! She can't tell me anymore that she is in her 20s and I am in my 30s.

November 15, 2004 in Family, Friends | Permalink | Comments (2)

Pentagon's $20bn war internet will 'cure world hunger'

I don't know why I am not surprised. In a recent post Danielle said:

The Americans chose the Emperor.
Next plan: the death star.

Read the article at The Register and you'll understand why what seemed like a joke is no longer one.

Pentagon's $20bn war internet will 'cure world hunger': "Rumsfeld rubs it in: it's the revenge of the drone class"

[ Via The Register. ]

November 15, 2004 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cool

This is a car advertisement from Germany . When they finished filming the ad, the people who made it, noticed something moving along the side of the car, like a ghostly white mist.

If you turn up the sound, you can also hear whispering. The ad was never put on TV because the unexplained ghostly phenomenon frightened the production team out of their wits. Watch it and about halfway through (after the car comes from behind the trees) look closely and you will see the white mist coming up from behind the car and then following it along the road!

Notice if you are impressionable, I don't recommend that you watch the ad.

[ Via Dunk's Ramblings. ]

November 14, 2004 in Culture Jamming | Permalink | Comments (1)

Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion

It's not everyday that you get an insight in some of these fantastic small companies that develop GREAT software.

Panic -The True Story of Audion

November 12, 2004 in Geek Stuff | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

SCO May Have Hit the Legal Wall

The following text is from Dan Gillmor, just reproducing it here. This might be the end for SCO's case against Linux ... let's hope:

SCO May Have Hit the Legal Wall: "I don't have time to explain the long and complicated background to this, but people who care about Linux are at least vaguely familiar with the SCO Group's war on the open source operating system and IBM, a major and deep-pocketed proponent of Linux these days.

Groklaw now reports what may be the nail in the coffin for SCO's case, which always has sounded flimsy at best. A newly filed court document (big PDF) says Novell, which sold some technology to SCO a decade ago, explicitly retained all Unix copyrights in the process.

If this is correct, SCO's case may be just about cooked. Let's hope so."

[ Via Dan Gillmor's eJournal. ]

November 12, 2004 in Geek Stuff | Permalink | Comments (0)