Testing the new toy

July 16, 2007

So on recommendation of the WordPress team, I’m trying out Windows Live Writer. So far it’s pretty standard, but I like a few of the little things – quick links to the blog stats, friend surfer, that sort of thing. Formatting is the big thing, because the WYSIWYG editor in WP.com is…a little lacking in parts, for me at least. Plus there’s also a few plugins you can get that make certain jobs easier. My posts are generally pretty vanilla so I don’t use most of them (I’m fairly certain nobody gives a damn what I’m listening to, and I don’t give a damn what they’re listening to), but there’s a decent variety. If you’re not totally “zomg M$ sux” and not using any other offline blogging tool, it might be worth a go.


Good news, everyone

June 28, 2007


After a month of absolute suck (mostly the reason I haven’t updated in a while), finally some good news has come across…

– Exams are all done; even if I failed one of them, at least I don’t have to worry about it.
– My final year project is moving along again after being held up by the aforementioned exams
– Mel was able to transfer to a real journalism course at Monash
– My AFA blog got an order of magnitude more hits overnight. O.O

God created stupidity, apparently

June 14, 2007

Ever heard of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, USA? If not, I’ll summarise: it’s a testament to the ability of mankind to completely delude itself in the face of overwhelming reason. For those of us not wanting to give US$20 to these nutbars (plus, you know, the A$2000 airfare) but want to point and laugh anyway, someone has been kind enough to go and collect some choice photographs to enlighten the heathens (even Christians who dare to think that faith and science might be compatible). Be entertained, be afraid, be thankful it’s in the US.

Collaborate and Listen

June 5, 2007

This may be the greatest Firefox extension ever created in the history of anything. (Props: JCC)

I got a job

May 28, 2007

See above. 😀

Alright, alright, specifics. I had a verbal offer made to me today by Ford for their product development graduate program. Benefits:

– Pretty close to what I want to do, for now at least
– Good grad program
– Above average package

Most of all, it’s a relief to have a job at the end of the year to go to. After all, that’s kind of the point of the last five years, right?

Back in the day

May 23, 2007

Just some funny things I was thinking about over the last couple of days. Ten years ago:

– 9-11 was a phone number
– The scariest acronym was Y2K
– We still thought the US had a competent President
– Hybrids were plants
– Geocities was THE place to have a website
– The Simpsons was starting to get old

On the other hand, sure we’re in a war and face the constant spectres of terrorism and global warming, but hey, it’s better than high school.

“Hell, it’s about time…”

May 20, 2007

The most anticipated game of the last ten years has finally been confirmed.

Behold: Starcraft II. 😀