I received an SMS message today which was spam for a Vodafone MMS promotion, linking back to a page on the Vodafone site. Basically the message and the site urges you to upload photos and hopefully win prizes; they send you a daily sms with the topic and you take photos and upload them, all of which you pay for… Read more →
Really. Don’t (NSFWÂ – wildlife, that is – pics)!
PezCycling News has an article showing the non-racing side of the Tour. The sponsors’ caravan must be an incredible sight in real life. Despite the massive presence of sponsors’ signage along the routes I find my self caught up in the racing and not focusing on the advertising. However, the sheer weight of that presence must work wonders on a… Read more →
The graduate and family Originally uploaded by wamblicious Danya graduated with a first-class honours science degree from Sydney University yesterday. It only seems like a little while ago that he first came down to Sydney and crashed on my couch for a few months. He’s grown in many ways since then, and it’s a real pleasure to see him honoured… Read more →
Blue Knob Originally uploaded by wamblicious I was wandering along the Casino to Uki route using Google Earth, and realised that the only peak that matched the profile in this photo was Blue Knob. Homeleigh isn’t even really visible, as there’s another range in the way, from where I was riding. It was then I realised that I had a… Read more →
Thursday night, I was going out to the tent sometime after 10pm – about to settle in for the night. I noticed that the sky was lit up on the horizon every few seconds by lightning. It was obviously a massive storm way out past the valley in the west – maybe out Doon Doon way. I called Danya out… Read more →
Banksy CCTV, originally uploaded by kipricephotography. By now, everyone’s probably seen some version or other of the Banksy CCTV mural. This one has that nice “small thing being surveilled” angle. Now there’s a new twist. A band that was too poor to afford a music video clip, performed in front of CCTV cameras and then demanded the footage using Britain’s… Read more →
Edge 705, originally uploaded by wamblicious. The new Edge 705 is available in Australia, finally. While it’s not perfect, it’s much better than the old 305. You can see the map screen, with the OzTopo Roads map being shown. I got it bundled with the maps from GPSOz, so I wouldn’t have to depend on the crappy default maps that… Read more →
The blog article says that its rideable. I guess that’s strictly true, but it’s certainly not useable as a real bike.
This (linked from Neil Gaiman’s blog), is a collection of very disturbing playgrounds. A lot are from soviet Europe, but a lot are not. It’s hard to choose between so much badness, but I find the following image captures the overall weirdness.
I was reading the Google blog and found a link to a page where Dan Catt, who works for Flickr, has information about using the Flickr API to generate KML, which can then be opened in Google Earth. It doesn’t work so well in Google Maps, but if you create a network link in Google Earth you can get –… Read more →
While riding through Canada Bay, this morning, I saw the pictured monstrosity. I can just imagine the conversation between husband and wife starting as follows: Dear, you know how I had some concrete left over? Guess what.
I was looking through the collection of photos on the phone (a capability I’d forgotten about on the last day of the ride), when I found this: it’s a rainy day, and Ripley’s stuck inside.