Monthly Archives: July 2008

Psychedelic Bird

Spotted in the tui feeder: Drunk on sugar, this spaced out bird sends anything in its vicinity into a hypnotic trance.

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Urban Tramping: Eden Terrace to Oakley Creek

My closet fantasy is to run a marathon (and save the world in dramatic Macgyver-style fashion). To help facilitate this (the running part, that is), we often go on a weekend urban exploration run, and this Sunday, decided to check … Continue reading

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How To: Strip Wallpaper

If it’s just a single layer of wallpaper, then it can probably be pealed off dry, as is. However, if there are multiple layers of wallpaper, with the top layer painted, removal can be more challenging, but, also entertaining. And … Continue reading

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Breasts, Spaghetti, and the distance to Pluto

Well here it is, my much demanded post on breasts. A while ago I suggested Auckland should affectionately adopt Spaghetti Junction as the city’s new logo. I have not yet had much success with this, although at Dave’s suggestion was … Continue reading

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Ceiling Kittens all Grown Up

We visited ceiling kittens out in their Kumeu home the other weekend. They’ve grown into two lovely adorably friendly ginger fur balls. Although one did require surgery to remove a kidney, and I can’t help but wonder how much of … Continue reading

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Waikato Snow

Upon hearing news reports of snowfall in the Waikato (albeit in the Kaimais), we had to investigate. And so, early Sunday morning we left for Te Aroha, to see this so-called snow for ourselves. Te Aroha Township backs on to … Continue reading

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Glorious Visual Source Safe

Manager: Michelle, is it true that in Subversion anyone can check-out the code? Me: Yes, absolutely. Anyone with an account can check-out the source. Developer 1: Yes, see that’s the problem. If I check-out a file, I have no idea … Continue reading

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