Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dads here

Dad is up from the South Coast for a few days. He has been helping my sister out with an art show and is staying at our place tonight before heading home giving him an opportunity to see his grand son and grand daughter. Oh, and the little man is up to 1270g.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

How to make chocolate milk

Bad design

Alternat title: A little something about flicker that pisses me off

Recently, logging into flickr I noted that two wonderful web friends had added me to their contacts. I then attempted to reciprocate the favour and add them to mine. So I started looking, and looking and could not find a way to add these people as a contact. Whilst I am no longer a hard core web programmer code hermit type I currently manage web technologies and build websites when required, so I know how _not_ to make a site. And abstrusely hiding functionality is one good way to piss off your users. And ces que la fungus were they thinking when they wrote the help. Imagine if you will you have the question in mind – How do I add a contact when you visit the FAQ, here is the section:


1. Why do I need contacts?
2. What are the different types of contacts I can make?
3. Is there a limit on the number of contacts I can have?
4. How do I invite my friends into Flickr?
5. Can everyone see my age or my real name or my email address and IM names if I enter them in my profile?
6. How do I remove a contact?
7. Another Flickr member is making me uncomfortable. What can I do?
8. Someone is blocking me. What's up with that?

So where the fungus does it say how to add a blumin’ contact. Retards.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Art irritates life

They have heaps of stupid posters up around the wards of babies and flowers and kitschy crap. Its fucking irritating.

Friday, July 07, 2006

The fearsome all blacks

There are few clashes in world sport fought with as much passion as the Bledisloe. Rivalry there may be but the physicality of rugby union and the nature of the NZ-AUS relationship provides for a spectacular confrontation.
It is about far more than bragging rights, it is about national pride.
There is a close but respectful relationship between Kiwis and Aussies. We have a shared history and similar cultures. Our militaries fight on the world stage under a single banner; ANZAC. Like brothers we present a distinct but generally united front to the world.
Amongst ourselves there is insatiable competition. The Kiwis, being the smaller politically, economically, geographically and by population always have something to prove and sometimes seem to define themselves by their relationship with Australia. As for Australia – being the bigger nation, we focus more on our relationship with the world and generally go about thinking a lot of ourselves. It is obviously unthinkable then that little New Zealand beat us at anything (not related to sheep), or should I say beat the crap out of us at anything, which they do all too often on the thugby field.
Here then are the mighty All Blacks doing the haka.

background reading

Leave Pass

The medicos have given Alex a leave pass for a few hours today, so we are off to the park with BabyGirl for a while. Mmmmm fresh air.