Bottles, spiders, social networking and a patridge in a pear tree

So, I’ve been dabbling a lot in social media, RSS and other assorted things a lot recently. I’m bringing together a whole lot of knowledge, research, reports, white papers and other assorted things regarding the “web 2.0″ . I need to develop some documentation and cases for work. We are redeveloping the intranet and I really want to introduce social networking and a more collaborative way for people to work. I think it’s very important. And probably not just where I work, but across government as well. I think agencies need to collaborate and network more effectively. Things like RSS, Facebook, linkedin etc for workplaces can add a lot of value. Wow, nerdy ;)

Where I was going with that was that you can now subscribe properly to the RSS feeds from here and Bunny Abandonware, because I put in some links to them n stuff.

What else? I updated BA, yay. I also have some other games I’m working on. John found me a really good proggie for screenshots. I used to just use the built in DOSBox capture, but it came out with these tiny little pictures. Irfanview takes big screenshots, with all the right colours and everything. We must have tried about 10 different applications and then he pointed that one out and it was like WOOHOO! Thanks John <3 :)

Hexie also updated Bunny Abandonware. He did a most excellent review. Thanks Hexie. That’s an awesome review, you also write nice and informally, very cool ;) It’s nice to share something you love with someone so special too. BA couldn’t be in better hands.

Was enjoying my breakfast yesterday and this spider crawled out from under my chair and across the floor. Even the dog panicked and backed away. Charlotte went for it but I got her away just in time! It’s a fecking White Tail spider. Notorious for trying to murder children and old peoples. How it was in the house I’m not sure, we have lots of daddy long-legs to keep them away. But he got in, and he was a pretty decent size too. >_<

I got a video of mum squishing it too. ;)

Mum K had her operation yesterday. They removed a growth/tumour thingy from her throat. She’s a bit of a heavy smoker, and I think she’s finally going to quit. The growth they removed was about 5cm in diameter, that’s quite large. Now she can breathe again easily and her talking is already a lot better. It’s just amazing. I’m surprised she’s allowed to talk, but she can. She’s not allowed to sing or yell or whisper though :) I’m glad she’s okay. Went around there this morning and had a chat to her and took Charlie. Charlotte was so glad to see Nana that I had to wrestle her into the car to come home. We would have walked over (it’s like a 3 minute walk) but it’s raining here in Wellington. And I had to go past this other place I know of and take a photo. It’s usually dark or I don’t have my camera when I go past, and it is SO photo-worthy!

Y’know how you can put a bottle of water on your lawn to keep your lawn free from random stray animals going for a crap on it? Well, this person was very concerned with keeping their lawn nice, so nice and uncluttered isnt it…

Note: they usually do have their lawn mowed nice and short and tidy.

Heaven forbid a dog might crap on their lawn and make it look bad!


Oh, and I just found a photo I had to take to proove that I have the smallest DVD collection in NZ:


4 thoughts on “Bottles, spiders, social networking and a patridge in a pear tree

  1. They could put a fence around the house to stop people from crapping on their grass .. Thank you for that nice comment on my BA posting, I’m a happy kid right now :) That spider is freaky. I’m glad we dont have those here.

  2. HAHA, That looks like the yard across the street after a night of partying, only with beer cans. :D
    There’s a pear tree at the corner of the property here, but, um, where’s the partridge? ;)

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