Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Hand Drawn Holograms

This is facinating, how to make you own hologram with some bits of plastic and a drawing compas. It's right up there with making your own model rocket fuel.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

My first Nigerian email scam

I have alwase felt a little let down that I have never recieved an invitation to give my money to a Nigerian in an email scam. Mr Paul Kamara has changed all that. the problem is that he only has $12.50. He has offred me 10% or a little over $1.20. I am perplexed as to why he would want to travel internationally to claim $10.50?
Here is the origional email:

Dear one,
I sincerely seek your assistance. My name is paul kamara.
I am the son of late Mr Julius kamara and i am an indigenes of Sierra Leone but based in Abidjan,Cote d'Ivoire. Until his death, my father was a very successful businessman,he deals on international import. He died of a heart failure in November 2003.

My problem now is that, my late father had a some money which he lodged in a prime bank here in Abidjan ($12.5), his intension was to use this money for an oversea investment. I want you to help me by claiming this money from the bank, to your account as my late father's foreign pertner. I will then come over to your country for my training and investment. I am willing to offer you 10% of the money for your help.Please get back to me for more details.
Thank you,
paul kamara.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Telemarketers - do-not-call register

Whilst I'm opposed to just about every move Jumping Johnnie H makes to become more like the U.S. I’d support this one.

As reported in The Age, Anna Burk, a Victorian ALP MP is campaigning for a national call register similar to the Do Not Call Registry in the United States. That’s an ace idea. Because if I can borrow from Rodney Rude - you know what I hate, you know what I hate, you know what I hate; I hate it when at 6pm after you’ve dragged yourself home from work and you’re feeding the baby and cooking dinner and some prick rings you up to tell about some special offer. I hate that. I either hang up, tell them I’ll just be a minute, I’m trying to feed a crying baby could they hold and just put the phone down to waste their time or I ask them for their home number so I can ring them at their home at say 7pm when they are just putting dinner on the table.

Johnnie, if you pull this one off, I promise I’ll put up one less “Not Happy John” sticker around the electorate.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Gosh Mar... I'm a commie!!

And I always thought I was a greedy neo-con fascist like my leader Jumpin' Johnny H.

Take the test here, only take a pill first cauz it assumes your a yank.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease

Our flock of cockatoos visits regularly. Whilst I like the playful cheekiness of the white destroyers one of them has a rather ugly advances case of PBFD. Yucky.

Pop a water balloon in space

Way cool NASA page on poppng a water ballone in space.
Almost as good is the Moldovan robber who uses hypnotism to rob banks.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I am not Zaphod, or, How unpopular is it possible to be?

In the blogverse I have done that narcissistic little experiment akin to googeling yourself in the greater internet. I looked up “who links to me” and added their link to my site (down the bottom go look now, but come back, I’ll still be here).

This is what I found.

I am nothing.

Zaphod may have stepped into the The Total Perspective Vortex and realised that* he was the most important being in the universe but I live the crushing reality that, in terms of my reciprocated contribution to or rather from the web, I am a nothing; see:

i am nothing

I’m writing this blog for 2 + 1** reasons. Firstly because knowing about technologies like blogs it is what I do for a living and secondly to put a few photos up for friends and family, mostly of Baby Girl cauz’ that’s all they want to see. So I never set out to be popular or create a digital crutch on which to augment my sense of self-worth. Lucky really because yahoo divines that -1 people link to me! MSN suggest that I may be a little more popular reporting that 1 person links to me. Yay, that means that I have an average of 0. There was some poetry in having -1 links to me, 0 is, well, nothing. I wonder what you have to do to get an imaginary number of people linking to you.

I note that I am so unpopular that the immensity of my nothingness has broken the code at line 618. I bet that the code never had to calculate negative popularity or perhaps through some mathematical trick my popularity really is imaginary.

* I so wanted to write “…realised that he could have his cake and eating it too”, but I doubt that any but the most ardent Adams fans would get the reference.
** I also want a good excuse to invite myself to Grogblog and buy Darp a beer or three for his excelent contribution to the Benelong electorate and the internet in general.