Published May 19, 2008
adventure , outdoors
Tags: caves, caving
48 hours trapped 100m underground after a significant underground rock fall at Wombeyan Caves, west of Mittagong;
A diabetic man trapped in Wombeyan Caves Park last weekend faced an excruciating wait for two days with his legs trapped in a rock “squeeze” and his upper body pinned under fallen rocks, says the president of a rescue group that freed him.
He had been caving alone last Friday and was reported missing by friends on Saturday. Rescuers located him yesterday morning, but he was only freed and brought to the surface several hours later, about 9pm.
The man had been crawling through a “squeeze” – a small cavity that cavers try squeezing through for a challenge – in the Bouverie Cave when rocks came tumbling down onto his chest, said Gary Raymond, president of the Volunteer Rescue Association, which was part of the rescue. … 
Located 176 km south-west of Sydney the Wombeyan Caves (a network of over 230 caverns) have a well deserved reputation as one of the country’s most attractive cave systems. The name is of Aboriginal origin meaning ‘grassy flats between two mountains’.
There is no easy access to the Caves. By far the best access to the caves is via Goulburn and Taralga, on the Oberon Road. The journey takes an hour from Goulburn and only the last 25 km is unsealed.
The location of Bouverie Cave is indicated in the silhouette map as W3 Bouverie [Sydney University Speleological Society]
He said the man was an experienced caver and well-equipped. “But he was alone – you never do an extreme sport alone.” 
 Trapped caver in survival ‘miracle’ (2008-May-19) [The Age]
 Missing caver rescued – Goulburn (2008-May-19) [NSW Police Force ]
 Rescued caver ‘lucky to be alive’ (2008-May-19) [ABC]
Published May 19, 2008
Workshop: Virtual Classrooms in a Web 2.0 World (2008-May-16)
Virtual classrooms in a Web 2.0 World. This session offers Victorian educators a chance to learn about and participate in a virtual classroom, and to talk to Web 2.0 educators about what they’re doing.
Speakers: Tamara Carpenter, Carole McCulloch, Anne Mirtschin, Caryl Oliver, Lilian Austin, Caroline Walta
When: Friday 16 May, 11am and 12pm (two workshops)
Where: Online AND Melbourne Convention Centre.
Indy’s Desk – by Dave Brasgalla
Make yourself at home with the Joneses with this desktop inspired by the Indiana Jones™ films.
Indy desktop wallpaper [IconFactory]
HP said the problem could occur because XP SP3 tries to place on computers a power management driver that’s only supposed to run on PCs that use Intel chips. The driver can cause AMD-based computers to crash or enter a cycle of reboots, HP said.
 HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario Desktop PCs – Computer Restarts after Displaying Stop Error 0x0000007E After Updating with Service Pack 3 for Windows XP) (2008-May) [HP]
 Windows XP SP3 Causes ‘Blue Screen Of Death’ On AMD-Based PCs (2008-May-16) [InformationWeek]
 XP SP3 Issues (2008-May-17) [SANS]