Give 1 Get 1 Australia

It comes as a surprise but OLPC Australia has announced an Australian Give 1 Get 1 program, similar to those currently running overseas. Details are sparse but this is most exciting news, especially for those individuals I talked to during iDEF, who were very very keen to get involved. “Early 2009” is the penciled in…

Riverina Music Festival

GPC‘s first non-CMS related job in a little while… I’ve teamed up with Dinah, who’s gone ahead and done basically all the hard work. Riverina Music festival will be held in early February at Nerrandera. You can get all the details (very shortly) from www.riverinamusicfestival.com.

eGames – after the dust has settled

I’ve made it back home in one piece and after sitting around in a daze for a whole day, I’m ready to make a report. Event management seems to be a very particular and peculiar lifestyle. You’d have to have boundless personal energy and integrity to do it on a regular basis. You’d have to…

Sugar Spin

The Fedora Project has just announced a Fedora Live CD that uses Sugar as it’s GUI. Included in the functionality are a bunch of XO Activites. Before I got my hands on an XO I attempted to run the virtual version that’s been available for quite some time. Performance was the problem, though, and I…

Cultural Content

Clive Longbottom at Silicon.com suggests a list of things you don’t want to assume when working on something like the One Laptop per Child project. Literacy, competency and connectivity are three things you need, that’s for sure. And, quite rightly, he suggests that content is king. The nature of the beast is that content has…

iDEF – details released

The finer details of Melbourne’s upcoming International Digital Entertainment Festival are now available online. The festival is broken into three distinct parts: Develop, The Digital LifeStyle Show and Egames. The Digital Lifestyle Show will be showcasing products and technologies from leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers… Portable devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, portable media…

Chris Vrenna on Alice

I’ve been digging trough the BuzzMoo.com archives and came up with my 2003 interview with Chris Vrenna, the man responsible for soundtrack to American McGee’s Alice and a lot of Nine Inch Nail’s drumming. I got the chance to ask him about the Alice soundtrack and computer game music in general… “…Up till now, it…

town planning

So I’ve just returned from dropping Mum’s car off at the insurance place (after a fairly brief detour through the parliamentary triangle). That in itself was fairly painless, a driver running me home after I’d handed the keys over. Older, fairly chatty, ultimately disillusioned with today’s state of youth and politics. His disquiet mirrored mine,…

Homer Simpson, smiling politely

The Smashing Pumpkins are in Australian territory this first quarter, playing at a festival that I don’t want to go to. Fortunately for us they’re playing a sidehow and the Melbourne gig looks most attractive. Tickets go on sale tomorrow and pending any technical complications (there’s a 50/50 chance) I should be able to seal…