Thursday, July 26, 2007

Say goodbye to a perfectly good camera

Just when I am thinking about changing my camera system brand I see this. Maybe my new camera will just fall from the sky?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

My favourite motorsports video ever!

This has long been my single favourite motorsports video. It won numerous film awards arond the world on its release in 1990. It documents world rally champion Ari Vatanen's attack on Pikes Peak, Colorado in his then all-conqeuring Peugeot 405T16. Enjoy Climb Dance.

Seriously fast fun!!!

Oh what I would give to sit alongside Alain Castellana for this ride in his custom Norma M20, powered by a 400bhp BMW M3 engine. That is, if they added a second seat! This drive up the Saint Baume mountain near Gemenos, France is one of the finest and fastest pieces of driving I have ever seen. Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2007

No more carpark door dings...ever

I just love this idea - carparks and garages could be slightly narrower, no more opening your door into a flying cyclist and no more kids flinging the door opening into another car (grrr). Bring it on Toyotahondamazdanissan!

Michael Moore v CNN - It's a cracker!

I have put these CNN videos together in one spot in chronological order so if you have broadband, like news & current affairs, have a bit of spare time and love a healthy debate/on air fight then enjoy!

So, first CNN started off with this interview with Michael Moore

Part II continues after the end of the interview with cameras still rolling

So then CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta responded to Michael Moore

Then CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Michael Moore appeared together on Larry King Live

Part II of the interview

And Part III of the interview

So then, after all of this, Michael Moore posted an "Open Letter to CNN" (
CNN have now responded to this letter (
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta blogged about this ongoing incident (

Where will it go from here? The best result would be a much improved public health system in the U.S - this could be the start.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Geeky gadget of the year!

You probably won't believe it, but this is an electric toothbrush with wi-fi! Admittedly it is only a wireless connection to a panel that tells you how hard you are brushing and where in your mouth you haven't brushed but really.... What next!

For those who know me you will probably think "Bet Cameron already has one"... Well I don't but to keep up my gadget-i-ness maybe I should? Darn it, not available in the US for another few weeks, so probably another 3 years until they hit Oz.

Season ender for Darren Lockyer

Despite narrowly beating the Cowboys 24-16 at Dairy Farmers, Brisbane left Townsville with long faces. Kangaroos, Maroons and Broncos captain Darren Lockyer suffered a season-ending ACL injury that will require surgery and put him out of action until 2008.
Sports betting agencies instantly lengthened the odds of Brisbane taking out the NRL title which speaks volumes for the skill and leadership shown by the Broncos stalwart.
If we could have only met a Lockyer-less Broncos this round. Which makes me wonder... Is a Lockyer-less Broncos as vulnerable as a Johns-less Knights or a Thurston-less Cowboys?

Love to know your thoughts!

See my Cowboys v Broncos pics at

Thursday, July 12, 2007

USB memory 'sticks'

What more can I say? Perfect for the woodgrain laptop or the timber desktop... See them at

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

iPhone, will it blend?

I'm a big fan of the Blendtec blender, they are a must if you plan on blending golf clubs, matchbox cars, pickled pigs feet or magnets into a scrumptious dinner treat. Interested? Click the links or head on over to for a nice boredom breaker. But they have crossed the line now - blending the latest and greatest gadget is very uncool!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Care for a Coles donut?

My eagle eyed brother spotted this in the current Coles catalogue. Wonder if it was done as a parting prank by the board of Coles as the transition to new owners Wesfarmers takes place? Anyway, whatever the case - enjoy your donuts....... not!

Monday, July 02, 2007

All natural music from Naturally7

I'm not sure how I stumbled across this band but they are truly amazing. The seven artists who make up Naturally7 are all out of the States but due to a European recording contract now base themselves in Europe, rarely making it back home.
What will amaze you when you watch and listen to this video and any of the other Naturally7 songs is that there is absolutely no use of any instruments apart from their own voices. That's right - none... nada... zip...

Burdekin Dam in full flow

Yesterday I went for a drive out to the Burdekin Falls Dam to photograph its current level over the spillway for The Courier-Mail newspaper. Although it was only flowing about one metre over the spillway it was still pretty amazing. The Burdekin Dam is Australia's second largest dam behind the Warragamba Dam and holds 1.86 million megalitres. It is currently holding 108% of capacity and is well worth a visit when flowing!

Awesome violin

My daughter plays the violin and found this on YouTube for me. As long as it inspires her then it is cool by me. It is pretty damn amazing!