the daily column

The Finger

Having spent the last two days effectively giving people the finger, and a pretty ugly looking one at that, I can tell all you right handers: you have no idea how much you use your left hand’s middle finger.



Fighting Global Warming The American Way

Fighting Global Warming, the American Way: Block out the Sun, duh! Who shot Mr. Burns? Not me!


Movies Jan 07

Movies to watch at some point: (links to my review when posted)

  • Happy Feet (teh cuteness + Robin Williams!)
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (Will Smith!)
  • Babel (wanted to watch this for long time)
  • Deja Vu (Denzel + Sci Fi)
  • Blood Diamond (action)
  • Breaking & Entering (Hope it’s like Closer)
  • Epic Movie (bwahahaha)
  • Flushed Away (how can you not love Aardman?)
  • Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst + anarchisms)
  • For Your Consideration (heard about it)
  • Hot Fuzz (From the team that brought you Shaun of the Dead)

Coming soon

Hmm, that’s a lot to watch…

pushing the sky


Well that didn’t go half so well as I imagined… I suppose no-one significantly noticed, but the site was down last night as I managed to bork it somehow while upgrading to WordPress 2.1. Things are more-or-less back to normal, at least from the front end, but it was a worthy kick-up-the-ass for attempting doing things quick & dirty.

So yeah, any problems, gimmie a holler.


Google to do maps flyover on Australia Day

Google will do a flyover of Sydney’s city on Australia Day to get higher-res maps: They’re encouraging people to do something noticeable… ideas? :D


Things Which Cost More Than A Litre of Petrol

  • Bottled Water
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Coffee
  • Paint
  • Inkjet Ink
  • Shampoo

… just about anything sold by volume. So why do we complain, again? >.>



OK Go – Treadmills (a.k.a. Here it Goes Again): Creative Music Video FTW!

thinking too loud

C’est la vie

My sister is having a helluva time deciding between Medicine and Dentistry. Factors favour each differently, with Med having the edge at the moment. One of her main concerns with Medicine, though, is that it will take such a long time – it’ll be approximately 12 to 13 years before she’s fully qualified, either as an independent GP or a specialist. Dentistry, on the other hand, takes less time, but the factor of which city is also in the mix – Melbourne is a lot more familiar, and all the trappings with that would smooth life.

So which to choose? I’d not be wanting to make that decision either, with all the questions she’s put up.

One thing, however, that she’s been putting up as a factor against choosing Med – the length of time – is something that’s got me thinking. What’s the rush, I ask? What is it, ultimately, that we are here for? The convention amongst “our generation” seems to be get through university with a degree and be working by 23, to live a templated life, reaching milestones as set by our peers. Why should the prospect of an extended learning process to qualify for a highly specialised and highly valued career path be something that we fear for the time it will take out of “life”?

The question I ask is: What else have you got planned?

It’s not really appropriate for me to say that an extended learning process is ok, though, because I’m one of the ultimate examples of exactly the opposite. But I still ask: what’s the rush?


CLI Theme

A theme for Linux addicts: now that’s clever.


“Doctor Juneja”?!

My sister got Med at Monash!

Ed: And Dentistry in Adelaide!