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Archive for May, 2007

Bathroom, nearly there?

More lining on the wall, and the loo is back after a day off.

Where’s the loo? It’s back

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, May 29th, 2007


Yesterday marked the fifth birthday of bucketFountain. I find it pretty amazing, I have a shockingly bad memory but I can clearly remember the day I set the site up (a tiny desk; a Dell laptop with a series of keys that didn’t work; two very shifty aussie flatmates in a shite flat in London; a warm sunny day; it was late afternoon…). It doesn’t seem like yesterday, so I guess that’s what five years feels like.

Also, this time last year we were enjoying the weekend after Webstock 2006. That seems like much longer than 12 months ago!

Webstock 2006

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, May 28th, 2007

Webstock mini in June

w00t! The next Webstock mini has been announced (Tuesday 19 June) and it promises to be a cracker.

One of my idols and a key contributor to Mozilla’s rendering engine, Gecko, Robert O’Callahan, will give us a preview of Firefox 3. He’s a software hero who like so many important Kiwi’s is virtually unheard of in his own country.

Leigh Blackall is lined up to explain and demonstrate Second Life. There’s no Linux client as far as I know, so that’s my excuse for not having tried it out yet. I’m looking forward to seeing it for the first time….

There’s also going to be a debate in the final session (which follows the second round of networking) which will be highly entertaining.

The full details on the evening session are on the Webstock site. It’s only $75, includes drinks and nibbles, and will be more fun than Steve Ballmer after too many diet pills.

Michael ‘Koz’ Koziarski will also present a half day workshop on Ruby on Rails for beginners. He’s one of the core developers of Ruby on Rails so you don’t get a much better opportunity to learn than that! It’s a steal at $300 bucks, and I think constitutes far better value than most training courses.

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, May 28th, 2007

Bathroom, day err um…

…I’ve lost track. I am now proudly in possession of a loo with a “soft close” seat. This means you can recklessly drop the seat and won’t slam, but rather it will softly close itself. The future is here!

Loo with soft close seat. Now this is what it’s all about! Pipes Dogo Roseneatho

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

El Perro

Bombon El Perro

Bombon El Perro (Bombon the dog) is a cool movie I saw a few weeks back. It’s a tad sentimental but a lovely film about a man and his dog.

And Charles has a blog, although I understand that he’s already getting comment spam. What is the world coming to?

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Full Code Press

Check it: Full Code Press, the Olympics for web geeks.

Full Code Press

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007


I love YaKuake. Oooooohhhh yes it’s nice. Screenshots here.

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, May 18th, 2007

All time number one best entry on icanhascheezburger

The all time number one best entry on icanhascheezburger

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, May 18th, 2007

Invisible Patent Violations

Spurred on by the recent farcical declaration that Linux violates over 228 Microsoft patents, I sent this image into LOLGeeks. They didn’t publish it, so for your enjoyment it’s Steeeeeve Ballmer:

Invisible Patent Violations

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, May 18th, 2007

Toilet Envy

While checking the net for toilet prices (I never thought the day would come), I came across the British Toilet Association. It made me smile.

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, May 18th, 2007


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