A big thank you too to those readers who've given me loads of positive feedback - Caz, Danny, Gareth, Mike, Ryan, Tom and Zannah - and to all those anonymous visitors out there as well. It's been a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to getting back into the thick of it soon.
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One of the few arts and culture programmes on NZ tele is back on screens: backch@t. It's always good to see some intelligent comment on the small screen and a show that can convince the Prime Minister to review La Traviata has got to be doing something right!
Go ahead ... make your day.
From Spork.org: "A spork is a perfect metaphor for human existance. It tries to function as both spoon and fork, and because of this dual nature, it fails miserably at both." Deep.
I found a packet of Smints in the car today, saw the URL plastered over the back of it and had to wonder what kind of site does a mint company have? One that seems intent on having you press various parts of your anatomy onto the screen, that's what.
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I always feel bad when I miss a day's blogging ... Friday was my last day at work (or "werk" as Zannah would say!) and as you can imagine, it was a bit hectic. Had a fine night afterwards though - everyone buying me drinks, then on to the casino for a little blackjack. Fun!
As a parting gift, my boss gave me a brilliant London guide book by the Dorling Kindersley people. They do some wonderful stuff - love the nice, clean, white space approach. And you can even read the whole thing online which I think is pretty good going.
Try your hand at the Dr. Seuss Purity Test (no comment on my score). Have you done it in a box? Have you done it with a fox?
What? You don't have four hundred toasters either? Well, this guy does.
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The guys in my office are currently glued to a site known as Inmates. It's a "Real World"-meets-webcam kind of madness: apparently the sponsoring radio station has locked six people in a luxury apartment for five weeks, as you do. The public gets to vote on the site for the 'inmate' they like the most: the one who comes bottom of the vote at the end of each week has to leave. And the incentive for the rest? A cool $10,000.
Play dress-ups with everyone's favourite is-he-or-isn't-he Teletubby at Tinky Winky: Virtual Paper Doll.
Thou loggerheaded folly-fallen jolthead! Thou cockered pale-hearted bum-bailey! Thou hideous spur-galled harpy! You get the picture.
I think my wrists are going to implode. I've been on the PC for a fair few days now (at work and at home) trying to get my digital life tied up before I head over to the 'mother land'. Just this minute, I've adjusted my swivelly chair down so my arms are at a 90 degree angle with the desk ... hey, it's a start. More on preventing RSI/OOS/CTS, complete with handy diagrams ...
Which leads me on to the more general field of ergonomics, or human-machine interaction. I touched briefly on it a few years ago while taking a paper in Applied Cognition as a part of my psyc degree: a fascinating field (plus we got to watch lots of Homer Simpson clips ... you know, the ones where he almost causes a nuclear meltdown and manages to prevent it in the nick of time by randomly pressing buttons).
All you never needed to know about fake tanning products and were far too afraid to ask (maybe it's a guy thing).
For the love of any higher deity, don't write stuff like this in your job application cover letters.
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