Thursday, January 31, 2008

Funny failure to vote excuses!

Yes, every Australian over 18 is forced to vote whether they like it or not.  These are some of the classic excuses smart Aussies come up with!




Friday, January 25, 2008

Taking busking to the extreme

This is pretty damn classy and innovative!


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Is this unfair?

While Greg Vanderjagt is doing a great job at the Crocodiles this season I can't help but think that Kenny George from the University of North Carolina - Asheville would be a handy addition in the pivot position!

7' 7" (231cm) and 360lb (163kg).  As a matter of a fact he would probably be ok playing prop for the Cowboys, so long as you only needed him for a couple of minutes!  Go Kenny!

What a super idea!

London's Telegraph reports that the inventor of this kite claims it will cut diesel requirements of ships by up to 20%, saving cash and the planet at the same time!

More info at

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Burdekin Falls Dam in full flow

Couldn't quite get to the Burdekin Dam today either by road or air due to a massive low that hung around the area most of the day.  The kind folks at Sunwater were kind enough to shoot some pics of the flow. The dam is currently holding well over 100% of capacity and is reported to be dripping 80,000,000,000 litres (80 thousand megalitres) of water a day over the wall!

See all my flood pics at

Bit soggy in the north!



I took a helicopter from Giru down to Airlie Beach yesterday to photograph flooding in the region.  Apart from many sections of the highway being cut the damage didn't appear to be too bad.  At least I managed to get a page one pic that helped alleviate the cost of the charter!  I have put a bunch of pics on my site so wander over and have a look (link below).
UPDATE 15 JAN 2008: Conditions in Townsville were terrible this morning with a massive low centred directly over the city.  I have added pics from today as well to my site.


See my pics of the downpour at

Thursday, January 10, 2008

OK, graffiti mostly sucks but then again...

Nothing to say about these but hahahaha

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What is that song - wait.... my iPhone can tell me!

The coolest hack is now available in the installer and it works like a treat.  Simply open the program, hold your iPhone near a speaker and it will tell you the artist, song and even the album that the song appeared in!  Here are a few screen grabs from my iPhone to show you a couple of the results.  (You can tell it is mine by the music and the iFartz application!)



Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Uber cool gadgets on display at CES Las Vegas

I'm simply going to post links to some very cool things on display at CES 2008 that I would LOVE to get my hands on! (updated regularly)


Tiny laser projector plugged into an ipod

Tiny projector built into a cellphone!

150" Panasonic plasma!

Great video about Bill Gates' last day at work!

A great video featuring Bill Gates with surprise celebrity appearances!  Unfortunately it was the only thing I enjoyed in Bill's keynote speech webcast at the 2008 CES Convention.

Bill Gates Last Day Of Work - Watch more free videos

Monday, January 07, 2008

Maybe I don't have it that bad?

If you are ever feeling like you have a tough job then spare a thought for this little guy and his work buddies!


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

These guys are great!

Just found these guys while trawling around the net - check out the 'live on stage' video below (or the film clip at bottom), if you like them there are plenty more videos on YouTube at this link


Bulls and Bushrangers combine to debut the new Tony Ireland Stadium

Townsville/Thuringowa's new stadium kicked off with a 20/20 cricket match between the Queensland Bulls and the Victorian Bushrangers.  Despite the heat it was a full house and hopefully we will see plenty more sporting events of this calibre in Townsville.  I smell an AFL pre-season game!



See a selection of my pics from the match at

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Photographs of 2007 as chosen by news websites

News gathering websites around the world have posted their popular annual "Photos of the Year".  I'll make it super easy for you to find them - click the links below

MSNBC - 2007 Year in Pictures

International Herald Tribune - 2007 In Pictures - (Interesting blog post at the IHT readers blog)

AOL - People's Choice - Editor's Choice

Time - Year in Images

Reuters - Pictures of the Year 2007

Sports Illustrated - 2007 Year in Pictures

USA TODAY - 2007: The Year in Pictures

National Geographic - Best Wildlife Photos

The New York Times - 2007: The Year in Pictures

The Washington Post's - Best of Post 2007

Los Angeles Times - Best of 2007: Photography

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