28 September 2007


Today for the 23 things project I put some photos in Flickr. I had to join a group too. Seeing as I had only put 3 photos and one of them was of my cat and there are about a squillion groups for photos of cats, I chose a group for my photo of a dead flower - yes there are groups for people who like photos of dead flowers. Who knew?
You can see my photo of a dead iris in the Flickr group Dead or dried flora
How exciting.

27 September 2007

Search engines with a difference

I was talking to a friend about different search engines and remembered this one.
It's Google but designed as the bottom of a Macca's bag. Your results come up as icons for fries.
Works the same as usual.
And another is the same guy's version of Amazon, called Flamazon. Try it out.
Does anyone know of any other interesting search engine designs?

25 September 2007

More music

The Devil Goat Family String Band where wonderful on Thursday with their own special renditions of some classic favourites.

Then on Sunday I headed off to the Hi-Vibes Festival in Northcote. Beautiful weather and plenty to see and hear.
The highlight had to be the second of three sets played by the hardest working band in Northcote, The Band Who Knew Too Much, at the Town Hall.
A couple of really happy guys started dancing, then some kids started dancing. Soon there were about 50 people dancing. This band is wonderful. Guaranteed to create an exhuberant atmosphere wherever they are.

20 September 2007


Loving music again this week.
Think I'll go see a friend play tonight.
The band is called The Devil Goat Family String Band.

Check out their myspace page at:


for some rockin' bluegrass delight.

19 September 2007

Speaking of Laurie Anderson

She's coming to Melbourne for the Arts Festival to perform her work Homeland and also giving a talk.
Her web page sounds beautiful:

and her myspace page is pretty wonderful too:

What an incredible artist.

Word #1

meme (mēm) Pronunciation Key
n. A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

[Shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme, from Greek mimēma, something imitated, from mimeisthai, to imitate; see mimesis.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 18 Sep. 2007. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meme>.

What a useful word.

"Language - it's a virus' Laurie Anderson.

14 September 2007

Strange loops and 23 things

Today is the first day of my work on 23 things and it is really hard to think of a name for a new thing. So this is my strange loops blog and my first task was to swim in the Sea of Memes and find a title.
I'm having fun and have lots of ideas.
Welcome to my blog.