Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The state of the internet nation

This one is a little IT heavy, but is more an indictment on our society, so I decided to put it on my personal blog. Besides I have been blogging a fair bit at my other two blogs, links on the right.

So I was looking at the new top level domains (the current ones are .com, .gov, .net etc) that are coming out here;  and I though it was a bit interesting. There are a lot of car companies; who really needs domain.fiat or worse domain.alfaromeo, but also who needs domain.adac which was applied for by a German Car club.
But the thing that really got me, the lack of science type names in the list. There is no .lab for example, no .physics no .math. There sure are stupidly long ones like JPMORGANCHASE, NORTHWESTERNMUTUAL, and TRAVELERSINSURANCE. But no one thought a nice short multi-use one like .lab or .labs would be useful. Heck there is a discussion here, about it from 2000, 13 damn years ago.

This is why we can't have nice things, this is why the world is in a mess, because we spend money only to make money, any advancement is incidental and only made by people altruistic enough to spend their time and energy to better mankind.

Science is what made the internet, and now they are almost forgotten, which is kind of sad.

Oh and the below one is interesting, I am wondering why that applicant applied for it as Google will surely come down on them with all their might should they register something.youtube...

Proposed new domain name         Applicant
YOUTUBE                                  Charleston Road Registry Inc.

Peace out all, except scientifically illiterate, corporate shills...

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Google goodness and Birthday

Sometimes Google is just too cool... I saw my phone had backed up a few of my photos and it had detected these photos seemed to go together and auto stitched them together. This from Geoffrey's recent birthday. Thank you Google.


















Peace out all, especially those awesome software devs and support peeps at google.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dystopia

Finally something to post that didn't fit in the other two blogs.

I was invited out to see a play, and it is a comedy about a dystopian future. I then realised how much I like dystopian future stories and decided to lookup a few
I realised not only have I seen a vast majority of these films, I have liked every single one I have seen... I even liked Waterworld...I am sorry that I was the only one Mr Costner.
I don't know why I like these films. Is it the sci-fi element, is it the world in ruin, is it that I want to see how not to fix things?

I don't know, it is very odd. I like the idea of a utopia as much as the next person, I will talk at length about utopian ideals like freedom of information and expression, that I believe everyone is intelligent in some way and that Gene Roddenberry and his utopian picture is glorious :)
So why do I watch anything dystopian that comes my way, as one of my mates used to say "team of therapists, round the clock, Morgan". Hmm, maybe I am just being subconsciously contrary?
Oh well now to collect then watch all the movies on that list I haven't seen, does anyone know where you can get "The World, the Flesh and the Devil" on DVD?

Peace out all.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Yikes it has been a while since I posted. Well to recap the long amount of time since then. We moved back from Brisbane in 2011 after things didn't work out with schools the way we had planned. I miss Brisbane to some extent and made friends up there after going to a board game group for twelve months. I am still with the same company, and despite being fairly busy still loving it. I guess one of the main reasons I hadn't updated this blog was that google decided to drop support for publishing from blogger to other platforms. I have moved my blog wholly over to google now, so I can ditch my cheap hosting altogether. This should also result in the site being a bit quicker than the cheap hosting I have, or the old days when I had this all hosted on my own server on the end of a slow DSL link. Geoffrey has started school, Anne has started pre-school and they are both growing into beautiful little people. You may notice a fair few of the links on the sidebar don't work, I am still working out some of the content heck it hadn't had an update since 2004 prior to Geoffrey being born, but they should be fixed eventually. You may also notice a new blog on the left there, if the subject's don't interest you then don't read it. Well that's it for this quick update. Peace out all.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Moving up north

Well its official I am moving to Brisbane. Work has approved the move, and we researched schools and suburbs, and looked at distances to my companies various offices and finally decided on a suburb and have signed the lease on a place and put down a deposit. We have also started packing (mostly Fiona's work) and gotten several quotes for methods of getting our possesions up there, and settled on one.
To those who want to drop in you already have my mobile and email, drop me a line.
I feel nervous but another chapter of my family and my life is about to start.
If you want to catch up before I go, give me a call/email/im/carrier pidgeon.
Peace out all
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