first day in the new office

It’s a tough life but somebody has to do it. Seriously though – the trip was great, the boys and I had lots of fun stopping off at Parkes Observatory, going to a planetarium at Coonabarabran to see Saturn through a telescope, checking out the radio...

Fare Thee Well Melbourne!

well… here we are. It’s 26/03/08, 5.14pm, I’m in my sister’s apartment in Melbourne, it’s a cold rainy afternoon outside and this is my last day as a Melburnite. At 7am tomorrow, the boys and I start a three-day drive to Brisbane via...

Big Dog – Amazing Robot

Watched this tonight and it blew me away. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before. BigDog is a quadruped robot created in 2005 by a firm called Boston Dynamics and JPL and funded, of course, by DARPA. Bloody amazing balance this thing has. Mind bending...

Who Does Obama Work For?

I’ve been having a discussion over email with a friend about Barak Obama, based on my post the other day where I said he’s just like Bush (for denying that the USA has caused the terrorist problem by interfering in the government of other countries). My...

TPN Week In Review: March 17 – 23, 2008

This week on TPN – discussions about photowalking, the future of social networking, the Bear Stearns financial crisis, nuclear energy, a $3 Billion Man, a reversal of the full mount position, The Wire finale, footy, What To Do When You Become The Boss, box...