YouTube – symphonyau’s Channel

A nice first from YouTube – an effort to form a symphony orchestra from people submitting their individual parts online. The music, composed especially for this project, is offered to anyone who might like to enter. Top entrants go to the USA to perform with all the other entrants in a special concert. Cool! YouTube…

CASE in The Canberra Times

Computing Assistance Support and Education, or CASE to its friends, had a visit from The Canberra Times last week and made a nice article in Monday’s Canberra Times Computer section. It looks at CASE’s history and structure and also details the recent work with the Dharriwaa Elders Group in the remote community of Walgett. If…

Top 5 Time Trips @ EOL

I started writing this post by saying “The movie debates continue at Elroy Online” and then had to double take. He’s got a list of the “Top 5 Time Trips” posted and open to comment. Two of the top five time trips (of all time?) are books apparently! Neither of which I have read, both…

Halloween in Pakistan

It’s amazing what gets you hits these days. Take Better Homes and Garden’s (US) tutorial on how to make a Halloween wreath. It’s a full page article that can be summed up in a single sentence. To make a pumpkin wreath, glue pumpkins to a wreath! Good advice. But not enough for poor She256: “I…

replacing an XO screen

Pia is pretty clever. Or maybe she’s just showing us how easy things are. Learn how to replace a broken XO screen while watching tuesday night TV!

Editorial: Sony Didn’t Intend PS3 To Succeed As A Console

It must be a game-news kind of day. I just read a thought provoking editorial (gaming editorials being close to my heart – I’ve read and written enough of them to know that it’s a hard thing to do, and there aren’t many good ones out there). But this is an interesting idea – Playstation…

Nintendo Wii Stomps Rivals

A great place to get your gaming news is consolemine.com. While browsing there I noticed an article containing the numbers I was recently wondering about… Despite Xbox 360’s big sales during Black Friday Nintendo is in the lead building a huge gulf between them an all rivals. Nintendos Wii sold three for each Xbox bought…

Internode serves ABC’s iView to customers

My ISP Internode (the highest quality ISP in the country) now has arrangement with the ABC whereby Internode customers are granted unmetered access to iView, ABC’s streaming service. That means free access to a great deal of their material, through an interface that is almost flawless! Read Internode’s press release here. And then maybe check…

New hurdle for net censorship – smh.com.au

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting an interesting development in the “Clean Feed” controversy – making it less and less likely it will ever come to be: The ultra-conservative politician known for his attempts to censor television has strongly opposed the Government’s plans to introduce mandatory internet censorship, highlighting the policy’s lack of support across…