Archive for May, 2007
I’d say I get between 30 and 100 spam posts on this site a day.
Needless to say this makes me mad and I’m pretty sure a few genuine comments have gone astray as a result.
However, I have just uncovered the Captcha plugin so you will now have to enter a code to make a post.
Here’s hoping that it works!
For the first time in a long time I actually checked where links to my blog are coming from and came across this post over at Bloggreen.
Now, I do regularly read Bloggreen so was surprised to have missed the post but there you go. The problem is it was about a month ago. But perhaps this is a good opportunity to point out a few blogs that I particularly enjoy – and ones that seem less known (although how I judge that is anyone’s guess).
So I give you:
- What’s this on my hand – possibly the second funniest blog around
- A Live Toad Every Morning – a former colleague of mine. It’s inconsistent, often not updated for weeks, usually obscure, at times quite personal but always very sharp
- Buggery – again, always really sharp and usually pretty good fun, and if memory serves me correctly a fellow Keatingite.
- Suki – What can I say, John Howard could learn a lot from this woman.
- Finally Lawrence Lessig because intellectual property is something that really fascinates me and he is undeniably a world leader on the topic. Plus where else do I turn in the absence of Kim Wheatherall?
So there you go.
I’ve been slack lately and for that I’m sorry – truly.
So what’s been going on?
Well, I’m now the only guy living in a household of 4. The dynamics have shifted my friends, and A, if you’re reading this, please come home. Last night, while I was dusting and vacuuming my room, they were in the kitchen drinking.
We had a house inspection today (hence the cleaning) and there are threats of us being kicked out. Apparently the owner is on his last legs and they will sell the house once he’s gone. Otherwise, apart from the garden and a small hole in the wall, all was fine. I really hope the old bastard stays in there. I hate moving and the thought of trying to find a place in the current rental market is something I’m really not excited about.
However, I am excited about two recent purchases. My new Laptop (Toshiba Tecra A8 – but there’ll be another post about that soon, as well as a post on the new version of Ubuntu) and, on Hambo’s advice, a new TV. Rock n’ roll!
I had the Melbourne Social Forum a couple of weekends ago. It was the best one yet by quite a margin but I fear it will be my last as an organiser. It’s time to focus on the Australian Centre for Democracy and Justice again where some really cool things are developing.
Not least of these developments is our next forum: The Future of Community Media. It will be run by Alex Burns, editor of Disinfo. I’ve been a big fan of Disinfo for a very long time and am pleased to have now met Alex who is equally as impressive. So make sure you come down, it should be a fascinating talk.
I’m off to see Herbie Hancock tomorrow night. He’s one of my heroes, and few musicians have been anywhere near as influential. He pioneered Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip-Hop and Electro to name a few. I’ve absolutely no idea what he is going to play but he truly is one of the all-time greats.
I’ve also got two engagement parties this weekend. I’m only 27, why are my friends getting engaged?*
So forgive me if I’m not posting as much of late, I’ve just been run off my feet. However I’m still here and kicking on.
*You all have my blessings of course