Monthly Archives: October 2011

WARNING: Vehicle transforms into a robot

(sticker from Diesel Sweeties)

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Music Monday #079 – All Hallows’ Eve 2011

All Hallow’s Eve. Monday 31 October 2011 The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (“evening”), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Although the phrase All Hallows … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2011-10-31)

QANTAS Alan Joyce’s hoovering of the cash while standing firm against the claims of staff was just one of two appalling errors of judgement. The second was to offer no public pre-warning at all for the grounding of flights. Unions … Continue reading

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QuickTime 7.7.1

APPLE-SA-2011-10-26-1 QuickTime 7.7.1 For: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later Released: 26 Oct 2011 This patch addresses critical several issues affecting Quicktime running on Windows. Impacts include application termination or arbitrary code execution. Evaluation: Update now LINKS: [1] About … Continue reading

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iOS5 Music app & audiobooks :(

If you use your iDevice to listen mainly to audiobooks rather than music, you might want to hold off on that update to iOS5. Why? With iOS 5, the iPad’s Music app has been completely overhauled no longer “iPod” it … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Read

All Hallow’s Read is a (new) Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book. This can be traced back to Neil Gaiman’s modest proposal [1]; I propose … Continue reading

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The Sword and Laser – 2011 Book list

The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club and podcast, started by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of sci-fi / fantasy buffs, … Continue reading

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Music Monday #078 – Armageddon It

This past weekend saw the hosting of the Melbourne round of Armageddon Expo. Armageddon Expo has to be seen to be believed, and is a must for anyone interested in imagination just beyond our reach. Gaming, comics, wrestling, TV and … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2011-10-24)

In brief: * Short Cuts: James Meek (2011-Nov-03) [London Review of Books] … I don’t care for the feeling I had when I realised that the virtual book I bought and downloaded new for £3.99 was noting my annotations and … Continue reading

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**November Challenge – Horror**

The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the November Challenge – Horror; *Thundery clouds strike lightening into the ground making the world shake to its very core* BOOOO! Did I scare you? Oh, I’m sorry (not), tonight we dine on … Continue reading

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