Tuesday, December 18, 2007
2 1/2 years of accelerated gradings whenever possible and a torn hamstring limiting my training these last few months. I certainly could have done better but i did pretty good.. especially the sparring!
Yes, I do feel proud of myself.
OK! I now give myself 2 SWORDS for sheer perseverance!
Friday, December 7, 2007
My hamstring tear took a good 3 months off my prep and I'm still sore. Long recovery! It appears that I am getting older. That is life.
Which is all the more reason to do this NOW! Fortunately all the grandmasters are at important meeting in Melb re future of TK in Aust... perhaps fall out of TK Aust sacking from AOC?
Anyway. One way that being a couch potato has helped me with black belt is finding some good patterns on You Tube to help me practise.
I kick arse with patterns!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
This is cool, but I can't help but be struck by how google has pwned zeitgeist but noobs can only get the lame instructions for the zeitgeist game using google zeitgeist of course.
Meanwhile (conspiracy theory!) Zeitgeist is the name for the google partner forums and talkfests for which you can search in vain as you need (used to need) an invitation to view.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
although it's more of the plain english that is used to sell you not one, but two sets of steak knives and is a teensy bit patronising, I like seeing how seemingly simple it is to put a youtube presentation together.
so props to Lee and Sachi LeFever who run the commoncraft show, and i'm sorry mum and dad but I'm definitely going to hook you up with this site.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Suddenly, I need to coordinate (and have accounts in) Facebook, Google, Technorati, Flickr, WordPress, Linkedin, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Digg, Del.icio.us, Picasa, Shelfari, ClipMarks, NING, Meetup, Vimeo, DailyMotion, You Tube, My Space and whatever happened to Wayne's Whatever?
There are more! I keep signing up for things and losing the details. Although, i'm looking forward to tracking down and burying all my old websites!
But for now, I'm still getting very confused and I'm annoying all my friends with redundant multiplicities. Except that most of my REAL FRIENDS are luddites with personal policies against wasting time in virtual realities who will never ever read anything i say! or even look at the pictures :(
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
This is the real deal!
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Think of a 3 dimensional swirl of icons. Avatars should be collections of icons or command objects or "apicons".
Saturday, July 7, 2007
i think that there is a massive increase in body image and eating disorder issues world wide and this connects to the globalisation of mass media PLUS the increase in wealth (side issue - more of the world's poor are fat than skinny these days... although skinny is still starving to death) .
having just explored facebook i am feeling more optimistic about our ability as a society to restore the body image balance. the surge in facebook and web 2.0 social networking allows us the freedom to create connections unrestricted by our physical presence and whatever body image issues (dysmorphia) we have can become secondary... or can be explored.
perhaps this is the real avatar assault!
Friday, May 25, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Sunday, January 7, 2007
For years I've been on the almost bleeding edge. I've watched. I've dabbled. I've dillied, I've dallied, procrastinated, carped and moaned. I've been allowed myself to be put off by a few early adopters who have not gone in directions or with flavours that I like.
Like missing out on my domain name because we didn't want to spend $25. Like not starting the first Aust freecycle cause I didn't have time. Like not...
Regrets. I've had a few. The blogs that I've started and not followed through with. The stilted selfconscious prose. Stuff it.
I'm blogging like there's no tomorrow and I've discovered how to back date my posts. Now I will look.. like a not so late adopter.
And if I've only just figured it out... how long has this been going on! Check out the Wayback Machine, which highlights the swings and roundabouts nature of all. Although I am largely invisible and had a tedious time piecing together my various free blogs and sites!
We also apparently gazumped someone from their domain but I'm still bummed about being gazumped or cheated out of several others.