Wednesday, January 28, 2004


Been a while hey. Haven't been posting much recently because I've taken on some freelance programing work which uses the last few remaining seconds of my free time. I get most of the work done on the train actually. I'm going to use the money to buy a domain name and some server space, register a business in Aus and take the first tentative steps towards business ownership. No specific plans for it yet, just get established and go slowly and carefully from there.

Everything else is cool. Actually it's still really cold here, but this has been a really mild winter for japan. It's only really snowed once!

Wednesday, January 14, 2004


Has anyone seen the new sony robot? I saw it on tv, and was completely taken aback, it's brilliant! Even if it is remote controlled, it's range of movement is increadible! They're claimiing it has sufficient AI to conduct conversations, remember people's voices and faces and stuff, but all the PR aside, it really is some increadible enginering. The future is apon us, and let's just hope it doesn't turn out like japanese manga or qrio's decendant's will be head-hunting vampire cyborg sex maniacs. Don't worry, sony's dream for the future is a fun, friendly companion who can play with you and make you happy and joyfull. I can feel the love already.

QRIO - it's great

I think they're planning to release a version early next year that can open beers and make toast. I've allready pre-ordered a couple.
Oh yeah - they're tiny! About 2 feet tall.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

remeniscant capcicums

It's extremely late, but this is really the only chance I get to do stuff like browse through my archives of photo's from the last few years. Man, since 2000 so much stuff has happened. I was just thinking of everyone and wondering what you're all up to now. sleepy time...

Monday, January 05, 2004

happy new year!

Wey-hey, what a great holiday! Dave, Michiko and family came down to stay for a while. Great times were had, many photos were taken, much video footage was recorded, copious quantities of beverages were consumed and fun was had by all.

Many special thanks to all who sent messages and gifts to us! We've sent over some cards and photo's and stuff, which will be arriving soon. A little late for christmas, but anyway. We bought a new printer, so photo's may, or may not arrive more frequently from now. I'm still working on convincing Misaki of the importance of upgrading our video card to a model which includes firewire so we can edit some of our video archives and send some of that over too.

So, how was new year's eve in the rest of the world? Dave and I were graciously allowed to rock into Osaka for a few hours which we spent at a friends place enjoying good food and good company before missioning back to Sanda in an attempt to ring in the new year with the family. Well, just like the best laid plans of mice and men... we arrived in Sanda just in time to hear the temple bells sounding the arrival of 2004, after terrorising the unfortunate occupants of the train we took home for half an hour or so with our raucus and jubilant celebrations. We were a little dissapointed by being unable to purchase any fireworks for the occasion, but it was a good night all said and done.

So, I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone some time this year. Stay in touch. I've found a free web host, so should be able to get some gfx on this page soon. Meantime, enjoy the festive season and have a happy new year!