Month: October 2007
Election07: Keifer Sutherland edition
*Announcements*: * Coalition announces [$444m for more doctors and nurses](http://liberal.org.au/info/news/detail/20071031_MoreAustraliantrainedDoctorsandNurses.php). * ALP announces [a national public holiday hospital report card system](http://alp.org.au/media/1007/mshealoo310.php). *Other*: [Not a good day for Tony Abbott](http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/31/2077872.htm). 24 days to go.
[Beautiful typographic art](http://www.kottke.org/remainder/07/09/14138.html). I love fonts.
Worst bookcase ever
[A very unstable bookcase](http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/concepts/topple-bookshelf-concept-is-as-unstable-as-the-dollar-311563.php) Probably not what you want if you are trying to encourage people to read.
Donner party, table of eight
[A guide to when it’s safe to eat people with various diseases](http://mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/30MaryamAkbariandSeanMichaels.html). Hopefully I’ll never need it, but handy to know…
[Where plants and animals fit in the scheme of things](http://www.boingboing.net/2007/10/29/plants-and-animals-o.html). It’s amazing just how much of the genetic variation in the world is in things smaller than can be seen.
Going in the right direction
[The new version of Microsoft Live Maps will give you directions that include signs that you’ve gone too far](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/29/live-search-maps-getting-better/). Better, but the future is probably when the online maps begin to link up with GPS systems.
Election07: Silver anniversary edition
*Announcements*: * Coalition announces [$168m in training vouchers for small business](http://liberal.org.au/info/news/detail/20071030_SmallBusinessTrainingVouchers.php). * ALP announces a [20 per cent renewable energy target for 2020](http://alp.org.au/media/1007/msCCloo300.php). *Polls*: [Newspoll](http://www.pollbludger.com/659) ALP 54-46. *Other*: [The great debate](http://www.smh.com.au/news/federalelection2007news/costello-and-swan-do-battle/2007/10/30/1193618858349.html?s_cid=rss_news) (Treasurer edition). 25 days to go.
A guide to English
[Petter Sellers runs through the various English accents](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLsVh6Qrpew). Quite brilliant.
One last Halloween post
[How to make a fake bloody gash](http://www.boingboing.net/2007/10/01/how-to-make-fake-gas.html). If only Australia took this one seriously, it could be quite a bit of fun. Try Georgetown (Washington DC) on Halloween to see what *real* Halloween is like.
[A push for plain English in US government forms and laws](http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/28/AR2007102801146.html?nav=rss_politics). But, as always in politics, [George Orwell was there first](http://www.resort.com/~prime8/Orwell/patee.html).