25 September, 2009

Rainy Friday

It looks like I won't be getting home dry today. 13 km to ride and this is the latest rain radar image for Melbourne (from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology).

(Melbourne is in the centre of the image.)

12 September, 2009

A photo story

It's Saturday evening, I'm not quite feeling motivated enough to write anything about the day, so I'll let the photos tell the story. though I should explain that the first photo is from the Collingwood Childrens' Farm where there was a farmers' market this morning.

More photos:

09-09 Hair

11 September, 2009

Carrier Pigeon faster than ADSL

It's what I've always suspected was true of broadband in New Zealand; it's faster to transmit information by carrier pigeon than by ADSL. This article from BusinessDay in South Africa reports on a trial where a carrier pigeon carried 4GB of data over 70km in a pinch under 2 hours 7 minutes, during which time only 5% of the 4GB was downloaded over a Telekom ADSL connection.

08 September, 2009

New Flat, New Flatmate

I moved into my new flat last week. It's right in the centre of Fitzroy with all the associated cafes and restaurants (there's a pub right across the road). It's a three-and-a-bit bedroom apartment, which I share with three others, in an old chocolate factory. And today we got a new flatmate:

He's a 12 week old Burmese called Chocolate.

Here he is meeting Mette for the first time.

05 September, 2009

Alpha Queen

Not nearly as good as Epic. No where near as hoppy either, despite the, (I thought), rather grandiose, claims about how many hops were used. The balance of the hops didn't seem quite right either --- not enough bitterness to balance the fruity flavours, and even they were seemed a bit, well, thin, I suppose. Not that I'm saying it was a bad beer, and full credit to the people who brewed it; or rather, arranged its brewing, but at $20AUD for a six pack, I don't know if I'll be buying it too frequently. At least not while there are other new beers out there to try.

Glass blowing at Abbotsford Convent

A few photos of the glass blowing that was going at the Abbotsford Convent last Saturday.

09-08 Glass Blowing