Archive for September, 2006

The web is not a power drill

Friday, September 29th, 2006

A direct quote from Andy Clarke, his presentation was the one that has got me thinking the most at WD06. Particularly about this blog, I know I need to fix my typography and javascript. Durring the social networking last night, I was given a solution to my flash and OsX flashplayer problem, so I was ready to do so refining work to this blog, but Any got me thinking, so stay tuned …

WD06 so far

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

I made it to Web Directions 06 and have survived two workshops and three nights of networking. The conference proper starts today. …

Laptop Tails

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

I was sitting cross legged on the floor of the lounge room, typing a blog post, when a four month old border collie puppy came running around the chair I was using as a back rest, and leapt over my legs. The PowerBook screen took the full impact of a 12kg (26lb) puppy at speed. A resounding crack, the PowerBook slide along the floor and the puppy continued on her way.

The puppy and the LCD survived without any damage, the same could not be said …

Web Connections 06

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

I am surprised by the number of people I know or read their blogs of who will be attending Web Directions. Cameron Adams and Tim Lucas created Web Connections 06 to connect the people attending WD06. Of the forty odd people who have connected so far, I have met half of them, from sitting next to them at WE05 and exchanging business cards (Kevin Yank), to going to school with a couple of decades back (Gary Barber). If you are going to WD06, go and connect it is an good little app, even if my profile has ceased to function

1600 21 September, the ruby monkeys put my profile back ;-) it was only for 10 minutes or so and only my profile, everybody else’s I checked worked fine.

RSS Reading Habits – Survey

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

RSS Reading Habits – Survey by Microsoft Research Asia, Center for Interaction Design via Kevin Hale on of the people behind Microsoft Asia are looking carrying out an anonymous survey of RSS reading habits. Sure it is Microsoft, but they are willing to share, they will publish the result so everybody can see. So why not take the survey it is only eight question, plus the option to upload your OPML file.

Web site problems

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Now fixed

I just changed hosts and the rewriting of URLs for WordPress stopped working. I assumed a .htaccess or mod_rewrite where problem, but I have not had any problems with the other five blogs that I have set up on via Reseller Zoom account. So after scratching my head this morning. I got home, upgraded my version of WordPress to the latest version and that fixed the problem.

Joe Clark in Target’s corner?

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

If you are not aware, the National Federation of the Blind is taking Target to court in the US over accessibility of (this has big implications, as I understand the e-commerce engine used by is the Amazon engine). I have been watching this case with interest and was reading Joe Clark’s interpretation of […]

Samsung Digimax i6 review

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Complete with gratuitous puppy video shot on the i6

I bought the i6 as a stick in my pocket take everywhere camera, I did not expect a replacement for my trusty Canon G2 for taking serious photos. I have been pleasantly surprised by i6, it does everything I wanted.

Headphones and Headphonic

Friday, September 8th, 2006

I got myself a new mp3 player, so it was time I replace my old headphones with a better pair. Headphones make a big difference, even to someone who suffers from mild hearing problems, like me. I do not trust the cheap pair included in the box with any music player.

A quick search of the web turned up a few recommendations, then it was a quick google of “headphones perth” to see what was available locally. I found Headphonic

New Toy

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Beaucott Building Mt Lawley

So Simon has gone and gotten new toys to enthuse him to regularly take photos and use on his trip. That was enough encouragement for me to finally go get a new camera.

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