April 28, 2004

A busy weekend in Canberra. The weekend's geocache haul involved finding Roger, the cabin boy, Diadematis unum, Can you hear the drums... err Bells Fernando
, Commonwealth Creek, Itchy & Scratchy, Billy Goats Gruff, Andrei's Red Hot Spot, Down on the border, Hidey Hole, In Plane View and finally Capital Circle. Thanks heaps to all the Canberra geocachers who placed these.

April 21, 2004

Winter is back, as are the 7am starts. Ugh. I work on a web site for which there are set change windows if you want to change something. The change windows are based on northern hemisphere timezones, which makes them quite early in winter. At least today's change was over quickly without any drama.

April 19, 2004

After a brief geocaching drought I was back into it on the weekend. Saturday yielded West of the Summit (a nice urban cache in Sydney) and Fruity Bats, while I picked up Giba yesterday.

April 13, 2004

I reported before that Channel 10 was getting Astroboy, but it seems that ABC got it instead. It starts on Thursday April 15th.
They are considering making water restrictions tougher in Sydney. The Sydney water supply is at 52.8% of capacity this week, although it went to 50.5% during last week. (See here for a graph.) Sure - there are towns in NSW that have a lot less water (as a percentage) than that, but consider the sheer scale of the problem if a city the size of Sydney completely ran out of water.

April 07, 2004

Hehe. This is good: Installing Linux on a Dead Badger.
I saw an interesting thing on BLOG Yellek today: World 66 can generate a map of countries you have visited. I have only been to 4% of the world's countries it seems:

April 05, 2004

OK. We had a discussion about the destruction of my iPAQ. On Saturday I bought a replacement one from the friendly people at Computer World.

April 02, 2004

A bit lame, but April fools day is more intense on Mars, as it has less ... gravity.
Then there's the Google jobs on the moon one.
Still more foolery: My employer put out a web page (sorry - internal only so I can't provide a link) stating that as photography inside company buildings requires a permit, from now on security staff will inspect all mobile phones as you enter the building to make sure it does not have a camera. You can buy a "security approved" sticker to stick over the lens of your phone. The sticker is called a "handycap". (The pun works better in German I guess.)