Thursday, July 29, 2004


Courtesy of Michael Deegan who pointed this out to me (and so that I've got the URL for later)

DHTML Lemmings!

It's the original lemmings recoded entirely in dynamic html and javascript. All you need a recent web browser.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Depressing is... (Part Three)

I seem to be making a habit of taking Lisa to airport and then she flies to Melbourne. The first time she was gone for a fortnight, the second time it was three weeks before we were together again, and now this time... is a little longer.

This time, Melbourne is just the first leg of an around-the-world-trip-of-a-lifetime that's eight months long. There's a good chance that we'll catch up in Thailand for a week in September, but my boss is being real cagey about giving me the time off, despite me working 8 days worth of overtime in the last fortnight, and generally being a valuable member of staff.

So, after a day and a bit, I can safely say that I love her and miss her, and hope that she has a wonderful time and comes home safely and will maybe want to spend time with me again.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Brand New Phrase

The other day in a conversation with Lisa, I came out with the phrase "It's like cling wrap for the soul." completely randomly. We both agreed that it sounded cool, but we couldn't quite figure out exactly what it was refering to.

I thought that it might be a quote of some sort, but Google assures me the phrasing is unique.

The challenge for you, dear reader, now the hard work of coming up with something new is done, is to find a use for it. Just toss it randomly into conversation. Find out what it means.

Go on, be a pioneer.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Red Rock! RED ROCK!

Tried a new resturant last night with Lisa, in the form of the Red Rock Noodle Bar and Resturant in Victoria Park. They do Asian style noodles and wok stir fires and the like, and were very, very good.

The big selling point, though, was this: just about every dish on the menu comes with a choice of things like beef or chicken. Or vegetables or tofu. They tell you which noodles are egg noodles. They tell you what the noodles are cooked in ON THE MENU. It's easy to figure out what dishes have peanuts in. So pretty much every dietary or ethical eating requirements can be catered for. I was very impressed.

They're a chain, so there's stores in Applecross, Mount Lawley and Claremont, as well a big wad in Adelaide.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Travel Times

For those who were invloved in the conversation earlier this evening - you can drive from Riverton to Northbridge in around 17 minutes. Less if you get better traffic. Safely, but not legally.

I was still late, however.

Friday, July 02, 2004


Spaceballs is by no means the best film Mel Brooks has ever made. That's not to say that it's awful, but it really needs more jokes. And maybe a better plot. (The plot is basically a Star Wars spoof. That's all you really need to know.) But it does have some gems, many of which have stayed with me since I last saw this film fifteen years ago.

Amongst the standouts:
* John Hurt's "Oh no, not again"
* "I knew it, I'm surrounded by Assholes"
* "What's wrong Colonel Sandurz? Chicken?"
* The part where the Spaceballs rent the movie of the film so they can find out where Lone Starr and the Princess are, and accidentally end up at the part of the film where they're fast forwarding through the film... OK, so I thought it was funny.

Perhaps the most obscure gag was this:
"Preparing ship for metamorphosis, Sir"
"Good, get on with it."
"Ready, Kafka?"


In all, a film, that if you must watch it, do so with friends. Probably drunk.