The curse of the dining room tables

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Rep. Barney Frank confronts woman comparing Obama to Hitler And that’s how you deal with people who are not arguing in good faith.

Ruapehu trip

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K, we’ll be going up this sunday morning, back tuesday night, you’re all invited. My goddaughter, Corinne, is over from England so it’s time to show her the steep stuff. If you want transport, then there’s two spare seats in the van. Weather might be variable, but dammit I really can’t take thursday or friday …

In which I discover that my sense of humour is very precise

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from Puromycin of b3ta (I realise that this is only funny to approximately 0.1% of the human race.)

Incoming Goddaughter

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Corinne, my goddaughter, is arriving on sunday for two weeks. She’s been working around Oz for her summer. So, suggestions for entertaining activities for a 19 year old who’s doing a degree in conservation and tourism? Suggestions so far have been Weta Cave, Karori Sanctuary, see District 9, go boarding up at the mountain and …

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And: from No Right Turn. Today is not the best of days…

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Govt announces new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – aptly described as no vision, no guts, no future. Why do I bother putting the science out there when this is the result? Anyway, even I’ll admit that the iPod is a decent piece of hardware. As for software that doesn’t make me want to …

A new iPod

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So it turns out that an iPod is a seamless multimedia experience. It has features. It is glossy. It has rounded corners for easy insertion. The one thing it doesn’t appear to be is a music player. I have yet to get it to play the music I want it to play. After two hours …

It’s all been downhill since 2003

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Sadly, I need a new mp3 player. My iRiver H140 lasted me five years, because it did exactly what I needed. It played everything I asked it to play, it never deleted my files. It did what I told it to do, it sounded gorgeous and it lasted sixteen hours between charges. So, my criteria …

“Jesus is deeply troubled by Pagan drug dealers”

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Can insane paranoid spam reach truely poetic heights? Or are they just ticking boxes and trying to fit as many delusional topics into single sentences? “It is not clear whether the Aliens have invaded the minds of the USA elite or whether the Satanic rituals of the USA elite have beckoned the Aliens on to …

Can you tell what it is yet?

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This is the Next Project, version 0.1. For a change, I’m going to make something that I already know how to make. For even more brownie points, it’s something that doesn’t push the boundaries of technology until it’s precariously balanced on the edge, waving its arms frantically to avoid falling into the abyss of not-workyness. …