Archive for December, 2009
Hunters & Collectors
Hunters & Collectors were an Australian rock music band formed in Melbourne in 1981, fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Seymour, they developed a blend of pub rock and art-funk. Other mainstays were John Archer on bass guitar, Doug Falconer on drums and percussion, Jack Howard on trumpet and keyboards, Jeremy Smith on French horn, guitars and keyboards, and Michael Waters on trombone and keyboards. Also acknowledged as a mainstay member was engineer and art designer Robert Miles. Joining in 1988, Barry Palmer, on lead guitar, remained until they disbanded in 1998. Their hit singles were “Throw Your Arms Around Me”, “Talking to a Stranger”, “Imaginary Girl”, “Holy Grail”, “True Tears of Joy” and “Say Goodbye”, and they became one of the best live acts in Australia.
Time for some music …
Hunters & Collectors – Do You See What I See (1988)
Hunters & Collectors – When The River Runs Dry (1989)
Throw your arms around me – Hunters & Collectors
The Guild uploaded 7 new videos for the holiday season
Firefox v.3.5.6 was released December 15th, 2009 fixing several security and stability issues
Fixed in Firefox 3.5.6 
MFSA 2009-71 GeckoActiveXObject exception messages can be used to enumerate installed COM objects
MFSA 2009-70 Privilege escalation via chrome window.opener
MFSA 2009-69 Location bar spoofing vulnerabilities
MFSA 2009-68 NTLM reflection vulnerability
MFSA 2009-67 Integer overflow, crash in libtheora video library
MFSA 2009-66 Memory safety fixes in liboggplay media library
MFSA 2009-65 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:184.108.40.206/ 220.127.116.11)
Vulnerability ratings: 3 Critical, 1 High, 2 moderate, 1 Low
Affects: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
Evaluation: Update now
 Firefox Updated: Firefox 3.5.6 (2009-Dec-15) [Mozilla]
 Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6 Release Notes (2009-Dec-15) [Mozilla]
 Security Advisories for Firefox 3.5 [Mozilla]
 Bug List [Bugzilla@Mozilla – Bug List]
Did you know the Government is proposing an internet censorship scheme that goes further than any other democracy in the world?
I’ve just signed a petition to prevent the scheme that will make the internet up to 87% slower, more expensive, accidentally block up to one in 12 legitimate sites, will miss the vast majority of inappropriate content and is very easily sidestepped. The government of the day may add any ‘unwanted’ site to a secret blacklist under the scheme.
Our Government should be doing all in its power to take Australia into the 21st century economy, and to protect our children. This proposed internet censorship does neither. Can you join me and take action on the net today to save the net?
Boom Crash Opera
Boom Crash Opera are a pop-rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1985. Initially based around the songwriting partnership of Richard Pleasance (guitar/bass/vocals 1985 – 1992) and Peter Farnan (guitar/bass/keys/vocals) Boom Crash Opera also includes Dale Ryder (lead vocals), Peter ‘Maz’ Maslen (drums/vocals), Greg O’Connor (keyboards/guitar) and Ian Tilley (bass/vocals 1992 – present).
They released seven albums and an EP in the thirteen years of their recording career, and continue to play occasional shows.
A very under rated act from the late 80′s. These guys played at the “A Day Of Healing” benefit concert (Sunday 5 April 2009) in Alistair Knox Park, Eltham and they’ve still got it!
Time for some music …
Boom Crash Opera – Onion Skin (1989)
Boom Crash Opera – Great Wall (1989)
Boom Crash Opera – Dancing in the Storm (1989)
Proving yet again that our Australian Politicians are daft when it comes to technology
I think the articles should more correctly state ‘a small number of zealous Attorney-Generals are interfering with a rational classifications system that is used successfully in the rest of the developed world’.
A survey of 1614 Australian adults commissioned by the IGEA found 91 per cent were in favour of an R18+ rating.
“The debate keeps raging around children but we need to look at this debate also in terms of adults being able to access content that’s age-appropriate for them,” Curry said in a phone interview.
“The majority of politicians, particularly of Atkinson’s age, are just disconnected from this form of media. 
 Game over for adult players: ratings made for children, bemoan fans (2009-Dec-13) [SMH]
 Fair game? (2009-Dec-10) [ABC]
 Australia’s Atkinson: Only ‘Small Number Of Very Zealous Gamers’ Want M Rating (2009-Dec-11) [Gamasutra]
 Game on: Aussies have their say on R18+ video games (2009-Dec-15) [The Age]