Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wed 18 Feb 2008 10:46

It's raining.
Started learning Python.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A story you will never know more about

Have a friend who is, well, can't say much, but found himself in a funny predicament a few days ago.
He sent the following SMS before it hit the fan.
Unfortunately for you all he didn't die

Friday, February 13, 2009

Buy house - Sell house

If all goes to plan we should exchange today on our old (current) house.
We have already exchanged on our new house.
Then we will have to pack move unpack etc.
Going to take a lot of time

Monday, February 09, 2009

Fires 09

(images nicked from The Australian and SMH)

As the headlines of the trashy newspapers proclaimed, over the weekend our state was the hottest place on the planet. Further to our south they have been putting up with the heat longer. Victoria, in the south eastern corner of the continent has been blasted by the same desert winds that torched the Australian Open for the last few weeks. The bush down there is dry, as dry as it has ever been. Predictably people have taken it upon themselves to light fires.
The result: The hospitals are overflowing with burns victims. Over 100 people have died, Whole families perished in their vehicles. Everyday homeowners incinerated in their back yards, engulfed by the fireball as they desperately tried to save their homes with garden hoses. In the bath and shower under wet blankets huddled with their children and their neighbors children whilst their homes burnt down around them or simply dead where they fell lying in the middle of the street.
I want the people who start these fires to live with the vision of a family desperately driving down a bush road having left their home to burn, perhaps clutching a few photos or favorite toy. Visibility getting worse and leaves and fire raining down from above, the road turns and suddenly the fire is all about. There is no where to go. The incredible heat not even giving them time to time to try and lie low in their car like we are taught at school. How do you save your kids from that?

As of this morning over 100 people have died.

Many hundreds of homes have been lost.

Watch the news in this story


Radio phone call

Surviver tails
more, and more

international news

Friday, February 06, 2009

Bloody Brilliant

The official beach safety report - Conditions: Bloody brilliant mate, water temp - as good as it gets.


Monday, February 02, 2009


I thought non-Aussies would do a double take on this one - Photo of the meat counter in an everyday big brand supermarket here, nothing special.


Back to work
Feeding kids breakfast, getting them dressed, driving them to school. Hopefully finding the time to eat breakfast myself and not forget to get dressed.