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Posted
16 October 2004

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Cartoon Renaissance

Sheep in the Big CityOh, to be a kid nowadays. Thanks to the miracle of Atomic Power (or something like that) we have movies and TV shows, which far surpass what was available 30 years ago when I was a wee lad. OK, so maybe it's not always progress, but there's no doubt in my mind that the cartoons, for one thing, are a lot better than 30 years ago.

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Posted
14 October 2004

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Verisimilitude Provocation

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Fun With Statistics

AEC LogoLast time I promised no more election talk. OK, and here's the funny thing, it turns out that was a non-core promise.

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Posted
14 October 2004

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Verisimilitude

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Election Issues

Yes, I know, we're all sick of talking about the election. The editorials are awash with theories as to why the ALP wrecked their train last Saturday. Alan Kohler's explanation of the Keating government economic legacy seemed to resonate the most with me, but there are lots of others to choose from. From me though, just one more blog entry, I promise.

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Posted
11 October 2004

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Provocation

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Polling Place Stories

The Wife and I escaped to the gorgeous Hunter Valley this weekend, sans sprogs. 48 hours of guzzling wine and sleeping in, only interrupted briefly by our Civic Duty.

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Posted
11 October 2004

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Verisimilitude

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Bugger

No shortage of things to gripe about today.

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Posted
07 October 2004

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Nerd Factor X

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Delicious Links

The del.icio.us "social bookmarking" webware continues to interest me. It's quite a lot better than my previous post made it sound. My suggestion is to play with it a bit; set up an account and post some URLs. Then just navigate around the site to see what else you can find.

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Posted
06 October 2004

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Provocation Or Something

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Spandex Too Tight?

This rather uppity cyclist either has some pretty sophisticated machinery or has no idea what 2WD means. I report, you decide.

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Posted
06 October 2004

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Cultcha Personal

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Too Legit To Quit

One of the constants about Internet access in Australia is that our Usenet news feeds suck. This is how it is now, and how it has always been. If you want to get a decent news feed you need to sign up to servers in the US.

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Posted
05 October 2004

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Nerd Factor X Meta

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Girt By Links

You may be relieved to note that I am going to try not to post to girtby.net each Cool New Link that I come across. At least, not without some incisive and worthwhile commentarry. Or a dumb joke.

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Posted
05 October 2004

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The Value of VoIP

Extensive musings on the benefits of VoIP technology follow. Apologies that I didn't have time to make it shorter.

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