June 29, 2006

Anglican Church "split"

The Herald's headline: Church is split, declares Jensen. I think it is fair to say that the divisions over sexuality in the Anglican Church are serious, to say that "Peter Jensen, aligned with rebellious evangelical prelates in Asia" is probably pushing it a bit far. Is Dr Williams idea of a "looser federation" a split? Probably in some sense it is.

June 27, 2006

Linkedin cold calling

I have noticed that I am getting an increasing number of recruiters cold calling me at work. I asked them how they found my number, and they say they looked up my employer in the phone directory, and asked reception for me by name. I assume these came from linkedin, which is an otherwise useful and privacy protecting tool.

Australia Italy

Well done Australia to get that far, but I think it should be said that there is no way that penalty should have been awarded!

June 26, 2006

St John's Ashfield

St John's Ashfield (the church I go to) has a new web site. Nice work.

June 23, 2006

YES!!

It was a very tense match, but with the final score against Croatia 2-2, Australia makes it to the next round. The next match is against Italy on Tuesday.

June 22, 2006

Plunge Cafe

We are certainly well aquainted with the great coffee and warm muffins on a Saturday morning at Plunge Cafe, but last week we went there for dinner. The food? A bit of a wait, but fantastic!

June 14, 2006

BLDGBLOG: Transformer Houses

This is interesting - electrical substations that Toronto Hydro (in Canada) disguised as houses. BLDGBLOG: Transformer Houses

June 13, 2006

Australia vs Japan

Australia defeated Japan 3-1 last night.

Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
(etc)

Read about it here.

Autumn


Yes I know it is technically Winter, but when I saw the afternoon sunlight catching this tree yesterday I thought it deserved a photo.

June 09, 2006

Oxford Project

I came across a fascinating site the other day: The Oxford Project. This guy went and photographed pretty much all of the 674 residents of Oxford, Iowa (USA) in 1984. Then he went back 21 years later and tried to find the same people. The result is really interesting. There is a small portion of it on the web site, but it makes great reading.

June 07, 2006

Bikely

A new site called Bikely merges Google Maps with people's suggestions of good cycle routes. For the moment they do not allow upload of GPS generated route data - you have to create the route by hand on their site, but the idea is pretty cool (esp if you life in a bike-unfriendly city like Sydney).

Writing well designed HTML e-mails

An interesting link from digg on designing good HTML e-mails. And you thought it was just like writing a web page?

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June 02, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4 Released

Everyone's favourite web browser has released a "security" update. ACK.

read more | digg story

June 01, 2006

Bushwalking

I finally got around to doing some more updates to my bushwalking page. I have added a loop walk on the Curra Moors trail in the Royal National Park (NSW) and a walk to some rock paintings near Yankee Hat in Namadgi National Park (ACT). The Yankee Hat walk now includes a map (with a calibration file if you want to load it up in Ozi).