Linkums for July

What’s a Tripoli? Republicans reveal extent of America’s lack of comprehension of Lybian society. “With an extra dose of irony, according to the Benghazi report, the remaining Americans were rescued not by any of the “freedom fighters” Washington had supported, but by a remnant of Qaddafi loyalists.” Chris Stevens sister (and family spokesperson) does not…

Composer notes: Jesper Kyd

A key name on the video-game music landscape is Jesper Kyd. He created an impression on people when the Assassin’s Creed franchise exploded in the late 2000’s. As the AC brand bled into the mainstream market, the chance of hearing his music was significantly increased. “Oh yeah, that guy who did the Assassin’s soundtrack!”, I’ve…

From the Boidem

You don’t find many plain-text websites these days. Boidem happens to be one, though. Written in Israel, there are some thoughtful posts about the internet, tech and life. Go have a look.

Linkums for March

“Businessman” uses a .com to smear reporter. Hopefully Anonymous noticed and gets annoyed. My appearance was ravaged by “years of consuming hormone-packed fried chicken and stressing over money.” Now, I’d found a way to save my sinking career by writing negative articles about China and taking kickbacks from short sellers. Good goulash. But I’d add…

Sam, Cam ‘n Smug’s World

Minecraft is a game with lasting power, that’s for sure. We’ve run a server on-and-off for quite some time now. If the NBN ever reaches where I live we’ll no doubt host our own. Currently though my DSL2 connection clocks in at about 0.8Mbps up and with three users in the house, that’s not enough…

The Hawkeye State

Iowa was a thing. Turned out pretty much as expected I think. I didn’t know that the coin-toss was a legitimate mechanism in certain democratic processes but they are! I’m sure some commentator will cast ire on that. On to New Hampshire! as they say…

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Glow in the dark bike track

Canberra cyclists can ride on a glow in the dark bike track that will be trialled as an alternative to street lights for the first time in the ACT next week…

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The Masters

Australia is representing well at this year’s US Masters challenge at Augusta. It’s been on pretty early in the morning, so I’ve missed most of the live coverage although I caught the last three holes of round two this morning.  The rest of the tournament I’ve been following through masters.com which, golf content aside, is…

Knowledge Node on Twitter

By now you’re likely to be using knowledgenode.net as your exclusive source of renewable energy news, on account of it’s regular and broad updates that cover the topics of solar, bio and wind energy. Well, if you’re a Twitter  user you now have the chance to take the latest renewable nergy news in a slightly…

Powers Cosmic Episode 6

Elroy’s complicated, multi-threaded story arcs continue with Powers Cosmic Episode 6. You’d better believe the plot thickens! Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess. Check it out now.

on the network this month

A whole bunch of home grown content on the network this month. Elroy has reviewed Frisky Dingo Season 2 and Tokyo Gore Police. He’s also been ramping up the Twitter action for Powers Cosmic so if you’re not following yet, make sure to add @powerscosmic. To chat to the stars you can always add @elroyonline,…

Public Sphere #1 High Speed Broadband in Aus

The first Public Sphere event has just finished It’s been an information packed, thought provoking few hours. Here’s a brief rundown of material that has resulted: Official Public Sphere event details on Senator Kate Lundy’s site. The Twitter feed from the morning. Craig Thomler’s liveblog from the event. Tom Worthington’s blog (Including links to the…

Save Dollhouse PSA 2

Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, quite good by all reports, is the subject of an impassioned Elroy cartoon this week. He’s worried that it like so many other good TV series will be cancelled and encourages you to watch it. He certainly doesn’t mean illegally download it because you don’t have Pay-TV because that might rub the…