Monthly Archives: November 2011

Amanda Palmer reads “Is There a Santa Claus?”

Amanda Palmer reads “Is There a Santa Claus?” – the famous editorial which appeared in The New York Sun on September 21, 1897. Download this track, compose (or mix in) a bed of music for it, and share your “mash-up” … Continue reading

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[phish] Commonwealth Bank Logon problem

Today’s inbox sample is straight from the “it’s an oldie but a goodie” school of phishing; We are having some difficulties in logging you on (Error Code: NTB09). In order to maintain access to NetBank please update your phone number … Continue reading

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Music Monday #083 – Bic Runga

Briolette Kah Bic Runga MNZM (born 13 January 1976) is a New Zealand pop recording artist whose first solo album, Drive, debuted at number one on the New Zealand RIANZ charts. She has since become one of the highest-selling New … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2011-11-28)

In brief: * Self-interest is ruling Australia’s piracy debate (2011-Nov-29) [Delimiter] Australia’s love affair with piracy is not an effort to gyp content creators of their rightful remuneration for that content — it’s a simple attempt to get at content … Continue reading

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**Summer 2011-12 Reading Challenge**

The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the Summer Reading Challenge; Summer is finally here, and we want to celebrate making it through winter, suffering from hayfever in the spring (even though the floral display was magnificent) and now getting … Continue reading

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November 25 is White Ribbon Day. Take the oath.

November 25 is White Ribbon Day. Take the oath

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Vale: Anne McCaffrey

RIP Anne McCaffrey, the literary world has lost one of its greats. Because we build the worlds we wouldn’t mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us … Continue reading

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* Qantas has hired four social media managers in the wake of the grounding crisis [Herald Sun] * Qantas in new social media fail with #QantasLuxury hashtag backlash [mUmBRELLA] * Qantas competition hashtag hijacked [The Australian] * Qantas makes hash … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones – Season 2 Trailer

Game of Thrones Season 2 (A Clash of Kings) HBO has released an in-production trailer for the second season of Game of Thrones. The trailer provides a behind-the-scenes look at the filming on season two. The new season of Game … Continue reading

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Music Monday #082 – #OWS

Was not well this morning, so this week’s Music Monday is a tad late. Free speech is violence. Money is free speech. Corporations are people. Pizza is a vegetable. — @trojankitten Books are trash. Corporations are people. Tents are terrorism. … Continue reading

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