January 2008

Mock tudor castle in hay, because, you know

Meg, who needs a blog, sends this excellent story about a Surrey family who built a mock-Tudor castle on their agricultural land… and kept it hidden behind haybales. For 4 years. While living in it. Worth reading for the bit about the day the kids' classes were drawing pictures of their homes…

Posted Mon 28 January 2008 23:14 (+1300)

Thou shalt not

If you missed the memo like me when this came out, this Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip clip is excellent.

Posted Mon 28 January 2008 22:56 (+1300)

Baby pigeons!

I am growing baby pigeons in my baby tomatoes, in the balcony planters… Have to be careful not to water the chicks!

Posted Sat 26 January 2008 15:10 (+1300)

Si and Des get married!

I'm down in Chch where we've had a lovely weekend celebrating Si & Des's union. Here's just a few snaps – more on Facebook!

Posted Mon 21 January 2008 01:56 (+1300)

Science demands answers

Would a world race-walking champion race-walk or run when under danger? From samurai? Enquiring minds wanted to know.

Posted Sun 13 January 2008 11:02 (+1300)

Cheap flights (AU/NZ)

Just a quick link dump of cheap flights, mainly to/from Australia and/or New Zealand.

Posted Thu 10 January 2008 14:14 (+1300)

African building fractals

“I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof.” Ron Eglash gives a cool talk about how traditional African villages are built in fractal patterns – and how that is consciously related to the social structure.

Posted Tue 08 January 2008 10:46 (+1300)

Some random trip photos

Well, I had a great couple of weeks off on vacation down around Motueka and Christchurch. Here's some random bits and pieces I photographed on the trip – sea kayaking and our food still to come :).

Posted Tue 08 January 2008 00:49 (+1300)

Recent photos

Hong Kong at night, from Victoria Peak
An IFC monolith
Lucky Dessert neon
Hong Kong sign overload near Mong Kok
Sunset from Hong Kong Island
One of the stalls making Mong Kok overpoweringly smelly
Making the most of the land you've got
Cool arch up Nong Ping

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I'm a Wellington, New Zealand-based software consultant. In my spare time I enjoying cooking, traveling, geocaching, progressive house, and fixin stuff.

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