BeachedAz – used as part of the key note at Microsoft TechEd…

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Mighty have to watch me a bit I of that. It’s great how “Bro” in a kiwi accent can be so funny…

Ahhh… the gold coast… it’s been too long since I’ve been to the beach…

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Stats for new Samsung Galaxy S II …

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System specs

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Performance

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Data speed on NextG

Running the default ROM

Wombat track

Ridden on 17/1/2010 – Wombat track, near Woodend.

Nice stack at 8:10ish.

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Meet the world…

Some interesting statistics for countries based on the colours of their flags…

Flags

Beirut (no, not the war torn city)…

I’ve been listening to a bit of Beirut lately. They’re an american band that we were lucky enough to see as a support act last year when we went to see Calexico at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. They play quite a different kind of music – very full of sound and interesting to listen to. One of the things that amazed me when we saw them live was the number and range of instruments they had on stage at any one time. I think there were 7 of them on stage playing at one time or another the following instruments:

  • Eukelele x 3
  • Mandolin
  • fiddle x 2
  • Guitar
  • baritone sax
  • tuba x 2
  • trumpet x 3
  • Clarinet
  • Xylophone
  • Drums
  • tambourine x 2
  • Cello
  • Keyboard
  • vocals x 2

While the lead singer wasn’t a terribly big bloke, he had a spectacular voice – very deep and strong.

I’d recommend checking them out if you get the chance – especially live.

Ahhh… The Simpsons…

Season 13 Episode 6


Millhouse: I didn’t know your dad was so interested in science


Homer: Science??


Bart: Aaahh – he didn’t say science, he said pie pants


Homer: mmmmmmm….pie pants…..

And Homer said to Bart….

(when Bart was getting kicked out of school and moving to another…)

And if you get kicked out of that one you’re going straight in the army where you’ll be sent to America’s latest military quagmire….where will it be? North Korea? Iran? Anything’s possible with commander kookoo bananas in charge

Fortune cookie wisdom…

Read about the Chicago Event Planning and management at a dim sum restaurant tonight:

We’re sorry: we had a message that would have changed your life forever, but the fat guy at table six got there first

and this gem

Beware a man with a gleam in his eyes – it may just be the sun shining through the hole in his head

nice…

What is nationalism??

An interesting opinion piece from The Age about the current situation in the middle east, dual citizenship, and the concerning level of blind nationalism that is arising in Australia.

War has lured bigots out into the open

What’s going on in Lebanon?

A well written opinion piece from The Age regarding the rest of the world, and particularly the main humanitarian body’s reaction to what is going on in the middle east…

Britain and UN dance to the US tune