Monthly Archives: January 2006

LCA2006 Photos on Flickr

Just a quick note: I’ve got some photos from LCA2006 over on Flickr for your consumption! Enjoy!

LCA2006 Day Three

Friday – the second last day of LCA2006. The keynote today was Damien Conway – of Perl fame talking about Perl 6. I can certainly see why he is such a popular speaker. His comparisons of why Perl is better than Java were excellent and certainly added alot of life to the presentation. I’ll definately [...]

LCA2006 Day Two

Today I attended the OpenLayers Seminar, the Building Rich Web Applications with PHP5 by Rasmus Lerdorf himself and the Google BOF session. OpenLayers looks cool but isn’t quite up to the level where it will challenge the maps API’s offered by Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! Speaking of Yahoo! Maps, Rasmus Lerdorf talked about using Yahoo! [...]

LCA2006 Day One

At the first full day of LCA2006 the first round of tutorials and seminars took place. I attended the Open Source Graphic Design tutorial – without a laptop unfortunately. It was quite interesting, but for someone already trained and experienced in Adobe Photoshop, The GIMP isn’t quite the same, but it’s slowly getting there – [...]

New Zealand and

Kia Ora! Greetings from Aotearoa! Otherwise known in English as New Zealand. This is a land with incredible scenery, sheep and an uncontrollable urge to jump from high places. I’ve been here since the 9th of January and only now can I be bothered to make a blog post about it. The fact that I [...]

“More smart” should be “smarter”, anyway

Louie the Fly is approximately 588 times the age of an average house fly.┬áThis is perhaps strange since he is the mascot of a fly spray. Indeed, it seems Mortein not only fails in killing the bad-guy fly (he has a gangster hat and smokes a cigar!) but gives him some freakishly prolonged life – [...]

My Milford Track and New Zealand Trip

As you may have read both Drew (Devslashtux) and I have been in New Zealand on holidays. Not the same holidays, it was just a co-incidence that we both planned trips to New Zealand at the same time. I left for my trip on the 6th and got back on the 18th of January. Drew [...]

Musings on my general apathy towards writing at the moment

I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine. For the purpose of privacy, this friend has asked me to conceal his identity. The conversation I had with Mr A occurred at a local sandwich shop I like to hang out in, not far from where I go to pick up my dry [...]

Happy New Year

2005 has come to a close and 2006 has arrived. It’s a MON NYE Experience! With photos from Sydney Harbour!