Advance Australia Fair

An unexpected find while trolling YouTube for inspiration … Katie Noonan’s performance of the Australian national anthem. One of the best versions I have ever heard – and it even includes the mythical second...

You Can’t Control the Links that Come To You

I love hypertext … I love the unexpected journey that a blank browser represents. As I wait for the “server to respond”, my sense of anticipation increases. Where will this link take me? What will I find? Who will cross my hypertext path and what will be the shape of their footprint on it? There are many ways to start a hypertext adventure. I...

It’s a Small World

nola and jlo (sorry, that’s jennifer lopez to you) Originally uploaded by wireful. Some time ago, my brother, Dean and I were talking about business opportunities. You see, he was in the process of moving back to Sydney from Melbourne and was thinking about going into business for himself. He is a great hairdresser but had lost most of his clientele in...

Typepad’s a Giant Pain in the A*se

Plumbers crack Originally uploaded by little dune buggy. You know, I have been a real fan of Typepad. When I decided to switch from WordPress and hosting my own server to using Typepad, I took some time to research the different blog systems, investigate their benefits and features … and one of the things that I liked about Typepad was that it was HASSLE...

All about Olive

I love the way that blogging throws new people into your path! I was just checking out Stan Lee’s excellent blog, Brand DNA, when I saw this link. The site is called All About Olive and the site is made up of the life stories of 107 year old Olive Riley. While Olive now lives in Sydney, she was born in 1899 and lived in Broken Hill — far to the west...

NYC Pillow Fight

Pillow Fight Originally uploaded by davegolden. OK … so I am jealous that there are events like this that I simply cannot get to. Though now I am thinking this would be a neat addition to our coffee mornings in Sydney (well I am close enough to sleeping that early in the morning anyway). But for you folks living in NYC … check the details of the...