Month: August 2006

  • The Birthday Cat

    Helen’s present to me this year was this lovely kitten: His name is Winston (as he’s a British Shorthair). A few more pictures:

  • Working for the PNG government

    The PNG Department of Treasury has some positions vacant. From the list: Assistant Secretary(GEP) K31,289 plus other allowances Or about $16,000 Australian. I don’t think I’ll apply… (Of course, that’s about 18 times PNG’s GDP per capita, while I only earn a bit over two times Australian GDP per capita).

  • The Return of the Blog

    As you can see, I’m trying to post a bit more often now. I’m going to try and post around three things every day. We’ll see how long this lasts: my money is on less than a week… (If I go really nuts I might actually finish writing the template for this blog too). Update: […]

  • Ding Dong, the Pluto’s Dead

    Good Riddance! So: next question – is Mercury a planet?

  • T-Shirts I must own

    I think I’ll go get my order in…

  • The global reach of Starbucks & McDonalds

    Via Marginal Revolution is this neat map of Starbucks and McDonalds’ global reach.. The thing does raise a bit of a rant in me. The chart shows McDonalds as having global sales of $41 billion, which is compared to the GDP of Afghanistan ($21 billion). The message from this is meant to be ‘Wow, McDonalds […]

  • Weight: 107.3kg Breakfast: None Lunch: Vegemite Sandwich Dinner: Tomato Soup, Turkey & Vegetables, Christmas Pudding Steps: 4,941 Snacks: None

  • Weight: 105.9kg Breakfast: None Lunch: Vegemite Sandwich Dinner: Lemon Chicken with Rice Snacks: None Steps: 4,463

  • Weight: 105.9kg Breakfast: None Lunch: Vegemite Sandwich Dinner: Rogan Josh with Rice Snacks: Cheese & Biscuits Steps: 6,450

  • Weight: 106.6kg Breakfast: None (too busy!) Lunch: Vegemite Sandwich Dinner: Mince with pesto & tomatoes Snacks: None Steps: 5,844