Tesla Dalek?

June 27, 2007

What on earth is this?

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The site’s domain is tesladownunder.com which makes me wonder if I could find the perpetrator(s) and see what they’re up to!

Two Huge Queens in Sydney Harbour on Mardi Gras 2007

February 21, 2007

QE 2 arrives in Sydney Harbour, Mardi Gras 2007

While the Queen Mary II (QM2) was in Sydney harbour for 16 hours on her maiden global circumnavigation, her sister the Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) also came into port.

A historic occasion since these (original) sister ships were last in Sydney in 1941 doing troop transport duty. It may be another 50 years before they are seen together in Sydney again!

A great many Sydneysiders came out for the spectacle, showing the two huge Queens a warm Sydney welcome. Somewhat interestingly, this was on the day known as Mardi Gras (Shrove or pancake Tuesday.) Sydney is known for a different Mardi Gras celebration that also features Queens. Hmm.

Perhaps my kids were a little over the event at the end – what do you think?
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Put yourself on the Google Map

January 24, 2007

There’s an opportunity for Sydneysiders to get themselves on the Google map this Friday.

Australia Day 2007 on Google Maps

As it happens, we’re hosting a neighborhood BBQ lunch on the day (postponed from Christmas) as it is our turn this year. However a friend of mine does live in a penthouse apartment that looks like it is in the picture zone, so I’ve put the call out to see if our friends can come up with something interesting.

Geotagging your photos – how good is your map?

August 30, 2006

Steve has a good point, the maps may not be as good as we’d like. In fact using a tool that Thomas Hawk points to we can compare Google vs Yahoo for a large shopping centre I use that has been open for around 2 years. Notice the buildings? Me either, although you can see some foundations on the Google map.

However what concerns me is how do I get the geotags out of Flickr (or Zooomr etc…) Well, here’s an interestng development :


Could we get a tool that extracts the data and brings it back into iPhoto? I wonder how – I don’t think iPhoto gets the Flickr image ID when uploading does it?

Sharing Photos

July 21, 2006

I have been sharing photos online for a very long time now. It is great to see things getting easier – witness my own Flickr photos in the sidebar of this blog.However, one tool isn’t always up to every task – so I’m trying a new site/tool called Tabblo.

My first Tabblo is the set of photos I took one foggy morning a month ago:


One Foggy Sydney Morning

It was a school morning, June 23rd. As usual we drive around Canada bay, through the golf course on the way. I was lucky enough to be able to take a few minutes after the drop-off to do my first fog photography.
The shoreline across the bay, only faintly visible in these pictures, made for a stunningly beautiful foggy morning in Sydney.
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As you see Tabblo is about creating gorgeous layouts for your photos, and certainly for this set I think it works much better than the same photos on Flickr

Half-year late – mobile phones with digital cameras

June 28, 2004

It looks like I was half a year late – I had predicted that by Christmas 2003 most mobile phones sold in Australia would have a digital camera as well. Well recently I saw a news item that stated digital cameras with phones attached were going to outsell standalone digital cameras – get this – 2 million to 1.8 million units this year in Australia.

Bugger me if there’s not a few new markets going to emerge around the fact that everyone will be able to digitally record practically everything they do in a year or two.