Today a guest sent me this message, essentially asking me to explain why a particular date on my calendar was unavailable. I’m not sure what people expect me to do in this situation and I actually think it’s quite rude of them to ask. I mean, if any given date is unavailable, it’s because:
Scott Ludlam is my hero right now. Some of my personal favourites from his annihilation of Prime Minister Tony Abbott today:
"It is good to remember that these things are temporary … Prime Minister Tony Abbott and this benighted attempt at a government are a temporary phenomenon. This too will pass, and we need to keep our eyes on the bigger picture.
"Every time you open your mouth, the Green vote goes up.
"… geeks and coders, network engineers and gamers who would never have voted Green in a million years without the blundering and technically illiterate assistance of your leadership team. For this, I can only thank you."
And the clincher:
"Prime Minister, you are welcome to take your heartless, racist exploitation of people’s fears and ram it as far from Western Australia as your taxpayer-funded travel entitlements can take you."
Anna Creek Station is the world’s largest pastoral lease in the world. Covering over 30,100 sq kms, 5.5 million acres, it runs up to 18,000 head of cattle, depending on rain conditions. Anna Creek is huge - bigger than Belgium, half the size of England, five times larger than its nearest United States competitor and is about 8,000 sq. kms larger than its nearest rival in the N.T. of Australia, Alexandria Station.
Words of wisdom from an Estonian guy I met at a bus stop yesterday. I’m inclined to agree with him, too.
Yes, Microsoft, I’m sure Oodnadatta is a primary market of your Cloud OS, with their population of less than 300 and their expensive, unreliable, slow internet infrastructure.
You can’t just slap a dot right in the middle of our continent and have it represent the whole of Australia, because it doesn’t. To us, it just looks plain silly.
It might be 36C outside, but hey, the mangoes are cheap and plentiful!
today i was talking about christmas traditions with my class and they started talking about Christmas beetles and I was like….what?
apparently they’re beetles that come out around christmas time and everyone…
You mean these things?
We get them here in the NT, and they’re really pretty, but also really annoying! They’re not venomous or anything, but the ABC’s description of them as ‘something spiky that crawls down your shirt or buzzes loudly into your hair’ is quite fitting.
Check out what my Canadian surfer made me this week! It’s a drawing of my pet, Salazar :) Flo was awesome, by the way. She’s a self-proclaimed hippie with a super chilled personality. She cooked me meals, cleaned my apartment and just generally was a great help during what has been one of the most stressful weeks of my short life. Kinda sad she won’t be here to celebrate with me now :(