Sunday, December 13, 2009

Shopping 1,!

Flo and I went shopping today. Ostensibly we were buying a few books and getting some "furry prawn" sushi...but we ended up stopping for "a snack", a pair of ill-fitting "pink cloppy shoes", some other things, and a bratwurst in a roll...Then we came home.


We were there early enough for ALL the oddballs: crutch-man, cowboy-hat-dude and even sleeping-homeless woman! a heartless, sushi vs shoewear showdown...

Then we spent the afternoon rockin out on some trikes!

Monday, December 07, 2009


ZOMG!! Twitter is down....where can I rant?!?!!!11!!one

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Today Ian and I took the kids to the heinously expensive Blue Reef Aquarium that opened a few weeks ago in place of the old "Wild Walk"....I say it was heinous, but to be honest I thought it was brilliant, though typically the girls weren't as impressed...well not all the time.

Still, I found it a thoroughly entertaining way to spend a good 2-3 hours, and the best bit was watching Flo interact with the 3D IMAX film about whales and dolphins and that....reaching out to stroke them, recoiling from huge whale flippers and trying to catch pieces of floating seaweed. It was awesome.

Esmae took her 3D glasses off because it was too scary.

All of Ian's pictures are bound to be better.

Testing the "rock" ;-)

In other news, my brother just asked (via email, because he's either in Sumatra, Russia, or (last I heard from him South Korea (for a day!))) if I thought a 1.4GHz laptop processor was slow/crap....the 1st 'laptop' I ever had (15 years ago) had an ~50 MEGA HERTZ processor!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

guh guh guh GEEK!

I've been running an extreme beta of Google's Chromium OS on my Acer Aspire One [aao] for the last day or two, and I have to say apart from a few niggles it's actually pretty decent...

You see, I bought this netbook for 3 reasons: web stuff while sat on the sofa, light tinkering with USB connected things (arduino, beagle, etc) and light media stuff...It's been great at all of these things, except the arduino thing since the upgrade to Ubuntu Karmic (of course, I have workarounds)...but...The main thing I use it for is web stuff...for this, Chromium seems ideal!

Booting off a 4Gb USB drive takes about 10 seconds, time to desktop is about 3 more...The Atheros wifi worked OOB (Broadcom doesn't apparently), it's uber simple (a chromium start page and time/date, network manager, power indicator and options icons up top)...annoyingly it's set my keyboard layout to US, has Hulu & Pandora (only work in US) on the home page and no way to customise that page...but I've not really gone under-the-hood yet....that's what I'm about to do....

Anyway. The current plan is to partition the SSD into 2 4gigish partitions, stick this on one and rethink my linux install on the other....hmmm.

Oh yea, didn't get killed by piglung....all is cool...

[EDIT] Oh yeah...HIBERNATE WORKED OOB!!! This is a new one on me!

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