Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Massive Samoan Quake Triggers Tsunami Warnings Off Coast Of Hawaii, New Zealand -

This is from CBS News USA

Dozens Dead After Tsunami Levels Samoan Towns

American Samoa, Other Pacific Nations On Edge After Magnitude 8.3 Earthquake Spawns Tsunami

Thursday, 20 August 2009

We have fish AND WHALES!!!

Busy minding our own business, happily pulling in lots of different fish
(" We have fish!!! ")
when out of the blue these three enormous pests tried to scare away all our fish!!! :)

Check out the last picture!!!

Wait, there's more than one!

Thar she blows!

"Did ya get that shot Jim?"

Friday, 22 May 2009


Begin by standing on a comfortable surface,

where you have plenty of room at each side

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand,

extend your arms straight out from your

sides and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this

position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks,

move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then

eventually try to get to where you can

lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand

and hold your arms straight for more

than a full minute. (I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level,

... put a potato in each bag.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Don't know if this is just a coincidence but...


Don't know if this is just a coincidence but.... 

2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken - Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts 
of Asia

2008 - Chinese year of the Horse - Equine Influenza decimates Australian 

2009 - Chinese year of the Pig - Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of 
pigs around the globe.

 Has any one else noticed this???!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

But...It gets worse........

next year......

2010 - Chinese year of the Cock - what could possibly go wrong?

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Updated Blog and now side bar's missing?

I just updated the Blog and now the side bar's missing?
What could cause this?

ANSWER --- don't copy other blogs HTML straight to your blog!!
It stuffs up the formatting!

WHO Investigates Claim that Swine Flu Virus May have Been Created… By Mistake

Found on


Bloomberg- The World Health Organization is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.

Adrian Gibbs, 75, who collaborated on research that led to the development of Roche Holding AG’s Tamiflu drug, said in an interview that he intends to publish a report suggesting the new strain may have accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and drugmakers use to make vaccines. Gibbs said he came to his conclusion as part of an effort to trace the virus’s origins by analyzing its genetic blueprint.

“One of the simplest explanations is that it’s a laboratory escape,” Gibbs said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today. “But there are lots of others.” The World Health Organization received the study last weekend and is reviewing it, Keiji Fukuda, the agency’s assistant director-general of health security and environment, said in an interview May 11. Gibbs, who has studied germ evolution for four decades, is one of the first scientists to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus that was identified three weeks ago in Mexico and threatens to touch off the first flu pandemic since 1968.

A virus that resulted from lab experimentation or vaccine production may indicate a greater need for security, Fukuda said. By pinpointing the source of the virus, scientists also may better understand the microbe’s potential for spreading and causing illness, Gibbs said. The sooner we get to grips with where it’s come from, the safer things might become,” Gibbs said by phone from Canberra yesterday. “It could be a mistake” that occurred at a vaccine production facility or the virus could have jumped from a pig to another mammal or a bird before reaching humans, he said.

Gibbs and two colleagues analyzed the publicly available sequences of hundreds of amino acids coded by each of the flu virus’s eight genes. He said he aims to submit his three-page paper today for publication in a medical journal.

“You really want a very sober assessment” of the science behind the claim, Fukuda said May 11 at the WHO’s Geneva headquarters. “My guess is that the picture should be a lot clearer over the next few days,” Fukuda said. “We have asked a lot of people to look at this.” Gibbs wrote or co-authored more than 250 scientific publications on viruses during his 39-year career at the Australian National University in Canberra, according to biographical information on the university’s Web site.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Breaking news - Celebrity Swine Flu Fatality

Subject: Breaking news - Celebrity Swine Flu Fatality


And we all know who gave it to him…...

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Too much to drink!

image001.gif Too much to drink!
Memories of the the holiday season may remain (or not), so I would like to pass along this gentle reminder...
You may have seen some of these very disturbing photos before, but this is a reminder that you don't want to be another statistic.

6 beers

2 glasses of wine

2 bottles of wine (shared)


Too many margaritas


3 Kamikazes


7 Captain Morgan's (coconut flavored, of course) & coke

1 large purple haze

3 martinis

1 bottle of tequila



Saturday, 2 May 2009

Twitter Fan Wiki / Apps

This is a collection of twitter apps for the Mac in required
    Ada - Ada is the perfect little Twitter app with a clean, simple design. It doesn't hog up your desktop or distract you with a million crazy features. See and send tweets, replies and direct messages. Ada runs on both PCs and MACs.

    AlertThingy - AlertThingy v2 brings the very latest updates from your favourite social networks direct to your desktop. Plus send Tweets, update your Facebook status, upload photos to Flickr, post to Tumblr and more. With v2 AlertThingy makes it faster and easier to manage the online you. Plus you get the coolest looking RSS reader on the interweb.

    Airmailr - A full-featured Mac OS X dashboard widget for Twitter

    BigTweet - BigTweet installs easily and quickly as a bookmarklet on all the major browsers and allows you to post to Twitter (or FriendFeed) from any web page. Automatically capture the current page title, URL and any highlighted text. Insert special Unicode characters and shorten URLs with the API right from the bookmarklet window. Optionally add a API Key to track and view statistics on your shortened links. No registration is required - only Twitter login credentials are needed.

    Blogo - A weblog editor which is also a full-featured Twitter client integrated with Twitpic, tinyURL, tweetburner and

    Bluebird - A simple and beautiful twitter client by {13Bold}. Bluebird has support for html/css themes and works great for updating multiple accounts!

    Canary - An easy to use, single column Cocoa twitter client with filters, drag and drop TwitPic integration and more.

    Celly. OS X. The original Twittergotchi as a downloadable app by Chris Messina

    Chirp v.5. OS X. Dashboard Widget for Twitter, FriendFeed,, and Pownce by Warm Chocolate.

    Chitter. OS X. Plug-in for iChat by ROFL Software

    EventBox. OS X. Social network aggregator with full support for Twitter (searching, etc).

    feedalizr - A free deskptop application that allows you to view, rate and comment on what your friends are sharing online. Tweet, upload pics to Flickr, update your Facebook status, keep up to date with your friends’ Google Reader, Digg, Tumblr, YouTube and posts on Friendfeed. Use unique filters to reduce the noise. Duplications are filtered out. -- by MIH SWAT

    Friendbar- A Firefox toolbar that is the best way to follow Twitter & Facebook updates, and post to Twitter and Facebook

    iChat Status to Twitter. Applescript that pushes your iChat status, including iTunes current song by WT Leroux

    iTunes to Twitter. Applescript that pushes out your iTunes current song by WT Leroux

    MoodBlast. Updates Twitter (and Facebook, Jaiku, Tumblr, Yappd, iChat, Adium, Skype) from a hotkey with extensive replacement strings.

    NatsuLion - NatsuLion is a simple native Twitter client for Mac OSX with ability to view only @replies.

    Nambu - Free desktop application that combines Twitter, FriendFeed, Twitter Search and URL shortening together into a great streamlined experience.

    P3:PeraPeraPrv for Mac - P3: PeraPeraPrv for Mac is fully functional twitter client based on Java. P3 supports full-keyboard based operation, filter view to tracking with @id's and keyword, quick-appearance changing, English/Japanese/Chinese interface and many features.

    PhotoTwitter. This application allows you to take a Snapshot using your iSight and post the photo and your text on Twitter.

    pocket* - A refreshingly simple twitter client by the author of TwitterPod.

    Pwytter - The free open source Twitter client written in Python now packaged as an App

    RAILhead Design. Wiki page. UPDATED TO v1.3.2 on 02-23-2007.

    Robin. OS X Dashboard Widget by SimplyExcited.

    Scalaris - OS X. Built as minimal and unintrusive as possible. Relies on Growl.

    Syrinx - Syrinx is a fully customizable twitter client designed for Leopard (OS X 10.5+). Syrinx is built from two ideals: efficient workflow and customization. It includes some unique features such as the ability to pause the twitter stream, and a bookmark that flags your latest read tweet.

    TikiTwit . Updates your Twitter status when you change your iChat status.

    Tototl 1.4 - An opensource and lightweight Twitter Client for Mac OSX in Cocoa

    Tweetie for the Mac - a beautiful application including features such as threaded conversations and DMs, detached search windows, support for multiple URL-shortening and photo-posting services, and much more.

    Twidget. OS X. Twitter Dashboard by Aquabox

    Twitgit. OS X. Dashboard Widget by Ben Ward (See also Wiki Page)

    TwitterFun - A clean, easy to use Twitter Client for mac. It has seven URL shortners, send @replys to your friends, Send/Receive Direct Messages, and apply filters to your searches.

    Twits -- A simple Open Source Bash Status updater (v0.0.5 Stable). Also obtaining more features and optional GUI.

    Twitter Thingy - A very simple Adobe air based Twitter client for windows, OS X and Linux. It has all the essential functions that get you using the best parts of Twitter as quickly as possible, without having to learn a colossal new bit of software. It also does groups and archiving as well as threaded replies.

    Twitter from TextMate - A simple little script that allows you to tweet from TextMate with a GUI Dialog popup.

    Twittereze SIMBL extension for Twitterific by Sören Kuklau

    Twitterlex. Dashboard Widget by Brett Taylor

    Twitteromatic. OS X. Send out current weather, iTunes track, secret word of the day, this day in history, uptime and current IP.

    TwitterPod. A Twitter app

    TwitterPost. OS X. Desktop app by Maury McCown

    Twitterrific. OS X. Desktop app by Iconfactory (See also Wiki page)

    Twitter Studio. OS X Desktop app by BlueCrestStudios

    Twittia Twitter-client for OS X by Jeena Paradies

    Twoot - An ad-free open source minimalistic customizable twitter client for those who know HTML and CSS. Appified with Fluid.

    Twoot - Extended and improved version by Travis Jeffery.

    Visionary Saver. A Mac OS X screen saver for Twittervision, Twittervision 3D, Flickrvision, and various others.

    Twitterlights MAC app that allows for one click tweeting and content saving (and much more) all free!

    Twitminal Terminal app with growl notifications, very lightweight, free kind of cool .

    pbtweet - pbtweet is small program make your twitter experience ehnance. pbtweet enhances infinite timeline scrolling, automatically update, RT/via style quoting tweet, translating tweets, picture tumbnail badges and inline reply chains to All animation effects based on Webkit's early implementation of CSS3 transitions.-- by t_trace

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Test of upload of image with Mars Edit

iPhone photo from canal trip in Bangkok


Mars Edit

Mars Edit is now my main blog editing tool but I'm also looking at Qumana

Monday, 27 April 2009

Using "Ecto" V.3.0 to publish to Blogger

VirtueSoft BlogWriter

iPhone AppsAdd comments

Read what you like and blog what you think. Blog writer and RSS reader all in one app on your iPhone/iPod touch at a low price.

Supported Services:

- Google Blogger ( /

- MSN Live Spaces


- Self-host WordPress blogs

- MetaWeblog access enabled blogs


- Sync, publish, delete posts.

- Publish posts enclosing photos.

- Upload photos to your blog photo album.

- Geotag photos and embed geotag info in posts.

- Multi-languages support (UTF-8 encoding)

- Full featured RSS reader to track your favorite feeds.

NOTE: Limited by MSN Live Spaces server, VirtueSoft BlogWriter doesn’t support photo uploading with MSN Space blog.

The VirtueSoft BlogWriter is on sale in Apple App Store now.

Support forum:

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Not NDK but actually MBK mall ... (8 Floors) Bangkok

MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong (Thai: มาบุญครอง), is an enormous marble shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high and 330 metres long, with 2,500 shops using a total selling area of 89,000 square metres, this shopping mall used to be one of the biggest malls in Asia when it was first founded in 1985. It is particularly well known for its many vendors of mobile phones and other electronics, as well as furniture stores.