Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No nuclear power in Aus!

Got an action alert from the Blue King Brown news letter about plans to introduce nuclear power to Australia, the largest island continent on earth comprised largely of sun-drenched desert and completely surrounded by ocean, both limitless sources of renewable energy.

Worth while plans take time to implement and are expensive, but the benefits are enjoyed by our children and all generations to come. I'm completely over the oil economy, and my son who is much smarter than I will have his own opinion about it when it matters, which will be after those now lobbying for nuclear power have retired on the windfall and the damage is irreversible. I don't want to let that happen.

All that glitters is not gold

Saturday, November 15, 2008

World of Warcraft first timers be warned...

Caved in to peer pressure today and bought a copy of World of Warcraft. I had actually played the streaming trial and quite enjoyed it, but really just don't have time for gaming. It was naive to think I could just buy the full game and start playing...

Here I am now in the middle of the 5th successive patch the game has downloaded, weighing in at a massive 2.6GB!!!

Notice the message about being behind a firewall. The first massive patch screamed in at nearly 1MB/s and took less than half an hour. This one is dribbling in at ~200KB/s, so I opened up the required ports in my modem/router's firewall, but to no avail...

Good thing I just upgrading my broadband account. If I leave my computer on overnight it might be ready to play by tomorrow, but I'm thinking that by then I'll be over it. And here was me trying to be good by playing games at home instead of drinking excessively. Oh well

Monday, November 03, 2008

Blue King Brown

I've been really enjoying Blue King Brown recently. The music is great, and they're utilising social media well.

I guess I must have subscribed to their newsletter at some point, but over the weekend they sent out a link to download their latest single Moment of Truth from iTunes for free. It's a great track, and I liked it so much I bought their full album Stand Up while I was there.