Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Orange Clouds

This was the colour of the sky on Sunday evening, I bet the sunset that was providing the light show was even better.

(Theres my 7 posts per month minimum maintained!)

All Hallow's Even

This is a jack-o lantern that my niece and nephew made. I think it looks pretty good. They are right in to Halloween this year, I'm guessing mostly for the lollies. Tonight they were going trick or treating.

Apart from movies and TV I grew up without even thinking of Halloween. My only real experience was in 1994 in Washington D.C. We went to a neighbourhood known as Dupont Circle and everyone was out in costume trick or treating and at parties. Basically it looked like a lot of fun. What a freakshow.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Kevin 07

...interviews himself.

Our next prime minister in action. His unusual interview style was just asking for something like this to happen.

Question time in parliament must be interesting with Kevin asking himself the questions.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bridgewater Bulldog

Follow the link to view the photo. Former Victorian Railways locomotives S300, T377, T373 hauling a ballast train across the Loddon River at Bridgwater in Northern Victoria. I like this photo. In fact I recommend a look at some of the other photos in this guys gallery.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Saturday in Melbourne Town

Who says there is nothing to do in Melbourne when the football season is over.

...not that I really care about whether or not it is the football season.

Shoppers crossing Swanston Street at Bourke Street. If I didn't know better I'd swear that horse on the left is whispering something in the other horses ear.

There are those horses again. I think I've interrupted the conversation...

Trams in Flinders Street. I love these new LED destos currently being fitted to the A class trams. Although I think the air conditioning pods ruin the looks of the tram, I'm sure the drivers welcome their presence. I know I hate it when the air-con at my workplace stops working, I'm sure it would not be nice in a stinking hot tram full of sweaty bodies.

Just to illustrate the improvement, here is a B Class tram with the old flip dots. The A class previously had destination rolls, which were OK, but the LED's rock. There are also some Z class trams with LEDs too, perhaps the B's will get them eventually also.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

No updates for me

My laptop doesn't like updates, Windows Update has been broken for about 5 weeks and has been reporting an 8024402c error. I've Googled it but I just can't seem to find any fixes. Windows Defender can't even get updates because of the error. I don't know if to reload windows or what, at the moment I just don't care.

Why are all the TV shows I like so hard to find...

I was checking the ABC website to see if ABC2 is repeating Enough Rope at all. Alas no, but it is available as a download. But what caught my attention is that Red Dwarf is on at 6:30pm on Sunday evenings. This was one of my favourite shows back in the day, I used to borrow the videos from the video library all the time. Now I just need to remember to be in front of the TV at 6:30 on Sunday.

Now if only the ABC or ABC2 would screen Wild West again at some stage. What I liked about Wild west was that it was completely absurd, and it took "west country" stereotypes to a new level. It was pretty well hidden away in the middle of the afternoon while I was unemployed, and that's the only reason I saw it. I think this was the same timeslot used for My Family which I also found quite amusing, which reminds me somewhat of the Singaporean sitcom Under one Roof which SBS used to screen about 10 years ago. Wild West is available on DVD, but not something I would actually buy.

A show I've been watching lately is Marx and Venus on SBS, it's only a short 5 minute filler but it's actually quite good. Each storyline was selected from public submissions and worked into a script by the shows writers. The basic premise of the show is that Marx has just broken up with his girlfriend who has moved out leaving behind just the other house mate Venus and himself. All the episodes are available as streaming downloads.

Another good show on SBS that I just discovered is back on is the Broken News...

"I'm Richard Pritchard"
"and I'm katie Tait"
"still to come"
"coming up next"

And speaking of digital channels, bring on ABC3 aka ABC kids! And finally I ask, why are the proposed commercial multi channel services only going to be available in HD?