Archive for May, 2006

The Quest for Backdrops/Screensavers (Pierces Creek, ACT)

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Today, Nat, Clare, Dave and I went on a bit of a hunt for some decent screensavers or Desktop Backgrounds in the area of Pierces Creek (behind Cotter, before Tidbinbilla in the ACT). The reason behind this is that on the return journey from yesterdays Sunday School outing there were a great many views that […]

Joystiq Video of Wired Spore event featuring Will Wright and Robin Williams

Friday, May 12th, 2006

It’s a big honking file, but we have video of the Spore Wired Event from last night as well as interviews with both Robin WIlliams and Will Wright. Enjoy! — I must watch this. Anything with Spore is interesting, and if Robin Williams is involved, I hope its funny! read more | digg story

New Experiences : Krispy Kreme – Glazed Doughnuts

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

While food and drink section might be a little too ambitious for this topic, I had my first Krispy Kreme doughnut today. And they are wrong, evil, bad wrong. They need to be placed on controlled substances lists globally. For mass produced donught generica these are damn nice. I am scared what might happen when […]

Barossa Valley Estate “Epiphany” – Shiraz (2002)

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

This wine while relativly young, has character, its fruity, yet has a subtle hint of earthy oaks, and a nice spicy finish. Nestling in the 12-17 price range, its a not a bad drop for when friends pop over. I like this one enough that I think it will become my “house red” – the […]

nmap downloadable for XNmap 3.0 users

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Just a short update to let people know that the ever useful XNmap 3.0 now has a packaged version of nmap (command line interface, that XNmap is a GUI wrapper for) available for download . Grab if it you need it 😀

Stepping Stone (Padthaway) – Shiraz (2003)

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

A relatively nice Shiraz that is designed to be drunk about now (2006). Its not overly complex and relies on oakey flavours for the bulk of its tastiness. Its overall not a bad drop, an enjoyable drink to be shared with friends. Remember please that alcohol should only be consumed in moderation, and if you […]

Hardys Oomoo – Shiraz 2004

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

This wine hailing from the Mclaren Vale in South Australia is an insult to the region and they should get upset with their label designer. They mis-spelled the name – swap the M for an N and you have it right, oonoo this is one horrible vinegar tasting wine. AVOID IT! ’nuff said M