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Showing posts from July, 2004

ESA Portal - Ship-sinking monster waves revealed by ESA satellites

ESA Portal - Ship-sinking monster waves revealed by ESA satellites is some more info i found after researching an earlier story below. Check out the photo.

Freak waves the real monsters of the sea - SMH

Freak waves the real monsters of the sea - Environment - this article says that a 30 metre ie 100ft wave hit a cruise ship recently! The pic below is a surf wave, but still imagine 100 ft wall of water coming at you while on a cruise!

Tribute To Geoff Eldridge/ old riding buddy

This page Culture runs some comments from Wayne Brady one of the guys that Geoff and I rode with. wayne was probably his most oftne riding buddy and Terry was also a warm favorite. Sadly, Wayne mentions times at the old rock, which I was priviledged to be part of when I eventually caught up to them. They were good times and a good mob... real touching comments from Terry about the funeral... I remeber Terry putting the wings on his casket and him riding up on his KDX but never got to ask him about it... these were some good guys.

Welcome to Australasian Dirt Bike

Was thinking about an old buddy Geoff Eldridge who died here in Nevada in 94 (I think) in an Enduro racving accident with a 4 wheel drive that got on the course!... he ran and owned this mag...Welcome to Australasian Dirt Bike... its been passed on to a corporate mob now but still brings back memories of riding with Geoff and doing the odd article for the Mag. Geoffs Missus sold me his bike for $4000 and I sold it before coming here for $3500... same bike today would still get $3k US... crazy.

Added to Blog via email!

This email was added to the blog via email displaying some of the most bleeding edge technology I have seen on the web in a long time. Not necessarily is it earth shatteringly hard to do... in fact its obvious but its just that no ones been able to do it yet... this is really groovy.

Just testing Hello service for logging photos to this blog. This pic is of a little fella we added to our family about a year back. Hes now a terror!

For the Homesick

For the homesick here are some great photos to remind you.

A new California Craze

Stand aside Segways, electronic scooters are really taking off in Southern California. This little scooter does not require registration and can be ridden by anyone or 16+ year olds depending on which department of the local police you ask. And its only $300 to boot.


Popular science mag ran a great articleWhooshhh! about the race to find a way to do supersonic flight without the sonic boom that kills public acceptance. On another note a story running on cable recently quoted Richard Branson of Virgin Airways faming saying that if Boeing had won the contract for the Concorde that 3 hour flights from LA to New York would be a standard expectation today. Now its too late to get the flight corridors arranged (ie they make 3 times the noise of a 747 at takeoff!).

Shot of the tragic Concorde crash recently in Paris. Sad end to an era.

If you love Byron Bay

This virtual tour Virtual Byron :: Multimedia Tour does a wonderful job of showing of one of the best spots in Australia. Every significant destination in the world should have a web site as well done. Its where our family hopes to go when I retire some time at the end of this century.

Oxygen injection to fight fatigue

The Japan Times Online shows a new chamber type contraption being touted for consumer use to combat a gym workout or other oxygen depleating activity. Unfortunately it only comes in Small and Medium sizes!

Search firms hunt the next dotcom boom

This article Search firms hunt the next dotcom boom does a pretty good job of rounding up the state of the art in terms of where new areas of search engines are moving. Below see an article and link regarding a front runner called blinkx.

Blinkx to replace my Google Bar

Just tried out Blinkx search tool. It has started indexing my main drive and is working brilliantly. The main web indexing has onlty reached 10% of the Net according to them but they are quickly looking to be a contender in this important space. Also note they have a categorization feature that visualizes and groups related sites into a kind of internet map. Ill put a screen shot up later but it looks really interesting.

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