Fuzzy - not just a name, a way of life

Friday, June 23, 2006

Winter Solstice - time for a change

Yeah, I got bored with "Blogger default no.1" template, so I've switched and started hacking. We'll see how far that gets. Amazing what the winter solstice will do ... all those hours of darkness, and all.

Of course, it's all relative. This is how "dark" it was out at Evans Lookout in the blue mountains.

and of course the more artistic version with the partial framing and leading lines.

Oh, and Jonron, it was about 18 degrees :-). I hear that was about what London was as well :-)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Those who fail to understand history

are doomed to repeat it. Not an original line, but one that sums up this post. Tonight, while walking up to The Townie to get a bottle of wine, I saw one of Newtown's ubiquitous street light posters advertising "Sydney's first podcast network".

I laughed out loud at the utter failure of whomever was responsible for the poster to appreciate the death of walled gardens for content of any form, and the circular nature of history and culture. How can a podcaster, benefitting from several decades of revolution in broadcasting, content sharing, culture and consumption, possibly return to the point of thinking a prescribed, force-fed "network" of content has anything going for it that 1960's radio didn't? :-) Seriously, if this is a joke from the corporate cretins at ClearChannel, then that makes sense on a morbid-humour level. But something tells me that it isn't, and that these fiercly independent individuals will soon branch out into equally subversive measures, such as syndication, top-40s, and request nights.

Viva la internet ... and tear down the walls.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What do England and Japan have in common?

They're both CHOKERS!!!!!!

First, The Wallabies absolutely hammer a hapless England rugby team ... clearly it'll be decades before they come close to the top flight of international rugby again. Even the Irish looked better in their defeat to the All Blacks. He he he ... Johnny Wilkinson will be crying into his latte :-).

But even better, the Socceroos fire home three goals in eight minutes to thump Japan, and set us up for the rest of the World Cup

Monday, June 05, 2006

If you like reading this ...

... then you'll love reading my new book. OK, I'm joking - but only slightly. What's actually happening is a well-known publisher has approached me to do some writing - it may just be some articles, it may be a book ... who knows.

I've said "I'm interested", so we'll see what happens. In the meantime, I'm learning all I can about the process from those that have done this before.