Friday, August 31, 2007

I've recently started to use a digital camera I bought well over a year ago. As with most things I do now, I've been thinking about how I can use it to turn a buck.

Not surprisingly, the net holds a plethora of related earning possibilities. Hope to one day investigate some of the ones listed here.

Friday, August 10, 2007

One of the advantages of Blogger is that you can write multiple blogs all from the one place. So I thought I'd take advantage of this and create another one.

I've got an idea for one that I've been mulling over of late. I live in Sydney, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And I get around the city quite a bit. Since Sydney is so diverse in so many ways, I thought of documenting my travels within it in a kind of micro-travel blog. I do have a digital camera, and when I figure out how to use it and post the photos to Blogger, I think I might have quite an interesting project.

The challenge is to actually get around to doing this, though. Always harder to achieve than to dream about ...

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Have recently joined Adsense through Blogger. I'd recommend this to other bloggers, since if you manage to build up some decent traffic you'll eventually earn some money for your trouble. Once you have an Adsense ID you can also participate in revenue sharing with other sites, such as certain article directories.

In researching this I've discovered that, understandably, quite a few people are concerned that having your Adsense ID embedded into another person's site might be seen as a bit of a no-no by Google. But apparently it's okay.

Still, I'd recommned caution if you are to do this.

For the time being I'll just stick with having Adsense on this site and see how things go ...

Saturday, June 30, 2007

When I first heard about news anchor Mika Brzezinski refusing to read out a story about Paris Hilton I suspected her outrage might have been faked. I just couldn't accept that a newsreader -- highly paid no doubt -- would jeopardise her income by acting so unprofessionally.

Looks like many other people saw things this way too.

In the story linked above, the final lines are, "When it comes to Paris, we've all had enough".

Clearly not true. If it were, the piece wouldn't have been written. We all know that Paris Hilton is a vain twit. But she still draws huge interest, let's face it.

It seems that this condemnatory technique of reporting on Paris Hilton is a way for media organizations to get their ratings and, er, disavow them too.

Monday, June 25, 2007

For ages the Road Traffic Authority has used increasingly graphic ads to try to dissuade hoons from hooning.

Now they're trying a very different, more minimilistic approach. I suspect it might be the most successful campaign yet.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I think the outrage over this Big Brother goo-throwing incident is pretty over the top. Still, I can understand why Mexicans were miffed. The goo-target, the Mexican flag, does represent their country, after all.

Let's just hope that the goo-throwers -- the yokels pictured here -- don't represent Australia!

Gawd help us if they do.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Back in 1983 I saw David Bowie on his Serious Moonlight tour (at the Perth Entertainment Centre). He was a veteran then, at age 37.

I always remember that concert, since it was the only one I'd ever seen. (Well, the only one of its size. I've seen the odd pub gig, of course! Oh, and I did see Rodriguez, of "Sugar Man" fame. That was a disaster -- seemed he'd binged on the "sugar" that night!) Because I remember that Bowie concert so well, it's kind of a marker for that whole time in my life.

The amazing thing is that it doesn't seem that long ago at all. But it's 23 bloody years! I'm 42 and working at the uni I was studying at in 1983. And David Bowie has just turned 60.


Saturday, January 06, 2007

Anti-smoking zealots have demanded that puffers must give up their habit before undergoing elective surgery.

I suggest a compromise: Durrymaniacs should cease and desist -- but only during the procedure itself. Lighting up in the operating theatre is not just rude, it's dangerous. It can burn those gowns and hoods the docs and nurses wear!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Hello readers. As you'll see from the date of the last post, this blog has been fallow for yonks. But it has been consistently getting visitors. It also seems to rank pretty well in Google, perhaps because Blogger is owned by it. So, after a whole 3 years I've decided to resurrect it.

I have other Die, Fluffy Wuffy, Die! blogs going. There's the one mentioned below, at tBlog. I've got another one which is here.

So this blog has three concurrent addresses. Each will have different posts. I think they might develop their own particular themes as well. I'll see.