Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tim Minchin: Mitsubishi Colt

not sure why, maybe it's patriotism, or as a counter to the foul taste jim wallace left in my mouth when i accidentally caught him on tv the other day, but i'm trying again to cultivate an appreciation for tim minchin. i tend to not care much for his more popular songs, but i thought this was pretty good...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

digger (updated)

I made this video of a digger. Watch it here (

Update: Or perhaps this is better since it's fullscreenable. You need the volume up. It gets good after about 10 repeats. ;)

food review

sofitel brisbane all-you-can-eat buffet lunch with all-you-can-drink bubbly: there is seafood. there are five star salads. there are oysters. there is indian. there is pizza. there is a guy making fresh pasta dishes. there is a guy carving roast things. there is a chocolate fountain. there are many dessert things. there are deli meats and cheeses. i can't even remember what else. it is amazing. $69. snoop dogg was upstairs.

barracks cinema is a pretty cool place

kinda zig-zaggy route


Thursday, April 14, 2011

my geekiest shirt..?

or THE geekiest shirt

fat lizard

More botanic garden neighbours.

fat eel

This guy lives in the pond at the botanic gardens.

(Please also enjoy the shadow portrait of my nephew from Sydney, Felix).

chilli update

I gave up on the chillis and put some more basil on top of them. Then
a lone chilli started to grow. I named him leafy.

(Hmm spell check wants me to spell chilli with one 'l'. I'm not
falling for it, spell check)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

blogger dynamic views


that seems about right

what's new in minecraft (for the non-minecrafter)

0. beds (1.3 update, a while ago)

beds are great because if you just feel like building something it's pretty hard in the dark and also there are monsters. you can go to bed and wake up in the morning and skip the long wait for sunrise.

1. wolves (1.4 update, just recently)

if you find a wolf you can give him some pork he will become tame and follow you around. he will help you fight monsters. he can die though. his health is indicated by the height of his tail. so you have to give him food to heal him. actually i haven't seen one yet. (not played much for a while).

2. pistons (some future update)

some guy wrote a piston mod. pistons are machines that can move blocks around. minecraft engineers went nuts for them and starting building things like flood-gates, self-healing bridges, auto-reloading cannons. jeb said he would consider incorporating it if the mod author would share his code which he did. (in the wheat harvester video, notice how hard it was to design a working flood gate? this will become trivial with pistons). here is the self-healing bridge:

3. things in 1.5 update (out soon)

rain & snow. saplings will now grow into the tree they came from (used to be the same tree which was lame)

Minecraft - Advanced Automatic Wheat Harvesting System

(an ingenious boat/door/gravel/redstone flood gate system)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

got some adsl


update: it just hit 1015! i used to get max about 25 and gmail timeouts via these clowns.