But with Mum’s help…

DCP_1882Originally uploaded by StephenATurner. I get to show you all for the first time, my first… Really, really, proper grownup haircut! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

It was a bit stressful

DCP_1886Originally uploaded by StephenATurner. I really wasn’t planning to hold still for a picture… and I got a bit frantic 🙂 Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Retrievr – Search by Sketch

A fascinating, though kind of odd and experimental site, is Retrievr. It lets you do a rudimentary paintbox style sketch on the computer, then tries to match up the sketch to an image from the massive Flickr photo database. For instance, this sketch: Produced hits including these: It would be interesting to know what technology ...

CultureBully: CultureBully’s 10 Favorite Mash-Ups 2005

Nice work here from the Culture Bully Blog, a site that I got a link to from somewhere that I swear I can’t remember now 🙂 A list of their top ten mashups of the year. Good list too, and despite the fact that I’ve downloaded a whole bunch this year, it was all new ...

Fireworks and Fear

We discovered an interesting thing on New Year’s Eve – my son is terrified of fireworks. I’m sure it will pass, but we really didn’t expect him to go from awe to hysterics in just a few minutes at the 9pm fireworks show. For the night, instead of heading into the big city (which would ...

And the end of year roundups just get odder…

As we get into the new year, the various roundups of 2005 continue. The one linked above is from the BBC, with the title “100 Things We Didn’t Know Last Year.” For instance: 5. Nicole Kidman is scared of butterflies. “I jump out of planes, I could be covered in cockroaches, I do all sorts ...

Interview with the *real* attraction behind Mythbusters

Sure we all love “explosion” science, and we think Adam and Jamie are wacky, but we all know why most of us watch Mythbusters… That’s right – Kari Byron is damn fine, but also a great part of the team and a great artist in her own right. Click the link for an interesting interview ...

Joss Whedon on the future of TV

From US TV Guide online, a column by the almighty Joss Whedon (of Buffy, and Firefly and so on…), where he explains the future of TV as he sees it. And I suspect he’s only kind of joking… “Many people have asked me, “Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And ...

Happy New Stinking Hot Year…

A little after midnight now on the first day of the year, and it’s finally not quite as stinking hot as it’s been all day. We (as in most of Australia’s south east coast) had a bit of a record heat wave today – at home in Westmead it peaked at 44 degrees celcius (that’s ...

Towards 2006 and a Happy New Year

So how was 2005? It was a year of natural and man made disaster on a world scale, but personally, it had its ups and downs. Still didn’t do enough of quite enough things I’d like to do (mostly because of money), and didn’t do them with enough people (something I need to get back ...
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