May 2009

Amazon Uranium reviews

The first page of reviews for the Uranium Ore for sale on Amazon is gold – "This is a great product but for any serious application, you must also buy this :Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner. This is so you can centrifuge it and increase its applications. " and “I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty.” and -

Posted Fri 29 May 2009 02:48 (+1200)

Interesting immunological disorder news

Two interesting items on the BBC news website this week, firstly a group of scientists think they've found the frequently-observed link between asthma and eczema – and that it goes severe dermatitis → asthma, which means it might be breakable; and secondly, a 3-year study of 800 babies concluded food intolerances and allergies are far, far less commonly the problem than the babies' mothers think – and are don't seem to be getting any more common as time goes by, contrary to rumours to that effect.

Posted Wed 27 May 2009 01:21 (+1200)

Meat cards and others

After Sarah showed me the somewhat alarming meatcards.com – business cards seared into meat – I found this great collection of creative business cards. Some of the laser cuts are cool but I think the ones like the divorce lawyer, the personal trainer, & the hair person are best!

Posted Thu 21 May 2009 12:20 (+1200)

NZ public holidays feed

The Department of Labour has for many years produced a handy page showing all the NZ public holiday dates. Today I noticed they also provide a handy iCal feed, so you can get these holidays automatically showing up in your iCal and let them automatically sync to your phone. Should probably work with Google Calendar too.

Posted Mon 18 May 2009 19:57 (+1200)

New Sekuda site launch

Having realised that there are two different groups of people who read my personal blog, I've relaunched sekuda.com with a new design and a new blogging engine I've been writing over the last while, and I've started moving the software development blog posts from this site to that.

Posted Fri 15 May 2009 23:57 (+1200)

Snatch Wars

heq found this excellent Snatch/Star Wars mash-up (language NSFW):

Posted Mon 11 May 2009 21:34 (+1200)

Walk-in gin and tonic

Maybe I do live in the wrong city:

A former boutique storefront in London has become the temporary home for a pop-up bar with a twist: 2 Ganton Street is currently the U.K.'s “first walk in cocktail.” Created by Bompas & Parr (known for their earlier experiments with glow-in-the-dark jello and scratch & sniff cinema), the “Alcoholic Architecture” bar features giant limes, over-sized straws, and most importantly, a gin-and-tonic mist.

Posted Mon 04 May 2009 10:43 (+1200)

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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