May 30, 2003

There was quite a reasonable fog this morning in Sydney. I guess winter is on its way. I'm still bored because I'm still waiting for people to get back to me, but I found another little project to work on, so not quite as bored as yesterday.

May 29, 2003

This afternoon is starting to drag a bit. I have been waiting for several different people to send me information I need to continue the projects I am working on. I thought I'd have answers today, because when I thought I'd have answers yesterday I got an e-mail telling me I'd have to wait another day. Today I get an e-mail saying I might have answers tomorrow. Soon it will almost be Friday, at which point it may as well wait until Monday. I'm trying to remember what the Young Ones did in "Boring".
They finally found Weapons of Mass Destruction, although not in Iraq.

May 27, 2003

Yay! Someone found one of my geocaches.
Bored with the rain yet? Sydney's water storage was up a huge 2.4% last week. Not enough to lift water restrictions though.

May 22, 2003

Some photos of the rain in Sydney last week: The big wet - smh.com.au.
Aparrently they are making a new series of Astroboy, which Ten will be showing in Australia.

May 21, 2003

This week I bought a CD of NSW maps called StateView. This is published by the NSW LPI. This has maps of all of NSW at 1:1m, large parts at 1:100,000 and maps of more than 300 towns. Good value at $29.95.

May 16, 2003

Yay! Sydney's water storage is up 1.9% this week!
A handy guide to cyber-slacking. Check out this article from the WSJ: Shirk Ethic: How to Fake A Hard Day at the Office.

May 15, 2003

Rain rain go away! Well just go a bit furhter west then maybe. While we have had more than 100mm of rain in Sydney in the last 24 hours but not much has been falling further west, according to this article in the SMH. Very little of it fell in the catchment area for Sydney's water supply, so water levels are up only 0.4% (less than a week's worth of water).

May 12, 2003

In case you have been living under an internet-less rock until just now, you might want to know that Where is Raed ? is back in action.
On Saturday I finally got a chance to walk some of the coast track in the Royal National Park. We walked from Wattamolla to Garie. The scenery is amazing. As with the Spit Bridge to Manly walk, I will upload a GPS track log file when I get around to it.

May 09, 2003

Names, names and more names. What makes a good name? In particular, what makes a good name for a cat or a dog? A difficult topic, but after much discussion, good dog names include Max, Sid, Norman, Boof and Tracey. Good cat names include Sharon, Henrietta, Sabrina and Charles. Apologies to humans with these names who disagree.
New from your favourite software company: The iLoo. A portable toilet with internet access. There are some concerns that if you had these things at festivals it could make queueing for the toilet even worse, but it seems they have thought of that. "If they take too long--say, hours--we'll probably bang on the door or something."

May 05, 2003

Monday morning after a geocaching-less weekend, and someone has found M5 madness. After having searched for this one unsuccessfully for ages, I feel encouraged to have another crack at it.

May 02, 2003

This cache looks like a lot of fun: The Fifth Element.

May 01, 2003

Borg had a scan yesterday. He is only little, but it is amazing to see how much he wriggles.