Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
This is an experiment to see ... and it does work (although it does put a black bar over the photos and I'm not sure I like that.) When looking at the slide show, if presented with an opportunity to go the hosting site (Webshots) - don't. It has one of those pop-ups that say you've won something and ... you know ... that might be too tempting to avoid - and you never know what happens when you click on one of those things. So best not to go there.
Or try this link to the slideshow itself.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
One: They have found evidence of a dinosaur that lived millions of years ago that apparently had a protrusion on its head which makes researchers think it "vacuumed" up its food.
Two: that perhaps people have been wrong thinking it was the "big bang" and perhaps it was all just a big bust. Now, if those people were to spend as much time on something "new" as they did on that, the world might be a different place. Which brings us to item number Three: "Malnourished 3-week-old twins found near dead mother in Kansas apartment; 1 baby dies". Surely in our modern day and age we should be able to work out some sort of social networking tool that could prevent this type of tragedy from happening?
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
And just in, thanks L, there's news of a man who "spent a penny" in a toilet exhibition somewhere overseas and then, when told what he had done, said he wanted his money back!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
12 on the blink
What could be worse than-being in a land of majestic scenery and not having a camera? Being in such a place with a camera that keeps displaying a "Please turn the camera off and on again". Aargh. So I turned the good camera with the 12 times optical zoom off, and on, and off, and on. And then I put it away, wondering what the next camera I bought would be like – and really, shouldn’t a camera last more than 2 years … and then, after we got to the hotel, I turned the camera back on and it was working again and all was right with the world. (Note to self: remember to change memory cards often just in case.)
The road less travelled (we wished)
We drove from Queenstown to Wanaka today - a trip of just over 100km - unless you take the high road aka the road over the Crown Range. In retrospect (a time which didn't take long to arrive – in fact, less than a minute) I don't mind admitting that taking that road was a huge mistake. On the map, it was the road I'd suggested we take - a minor road but not a goat (or sheep) track. What I hadn’t realized that it took over 50km off the trip by going up and over the range – and the first 5km of that was on a very steep, very windy road, with traffic coming both ways, and no guard rails on the downhill side. Very hairy, very scary – and even though it was majestic views from the top – so traumatized were we that we didn’t stop; we just wanted it over with as quickly as possible.
New Zealand television is slightly different from our standard fare in Australia – well, maybe not the programming so much but definitely the advertising. They just had an ad on for Viagra. I’m not sure if it was on cable television or free-to-air, but it’s something I’ve never seen in Australia. There’s also another difference – Guy Fawkes Night is to be celebrated on Monday – and according to another ad that’s been on a couple of times already this evening, you can buy fireworks to let off in celebration (legally!).
Thursday, November 01, 2007
"Ain't no mountain high enough": D was telling me yesterday about one man's grand plan to increase the height a hill had to be before it could be called a mountain. This didn't succeed because some countries, including Australia, would have failed the new test as even our highest "Mt Kosciuszko" (hmm - looks like suspect spelling to me) wouldn't have made the grade.