Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Australian Iconic Sounds 2010

Fourteen iconic Australian sounds have been immortalised alongside the Vegemite jingle, Waltzing Matilda and Aeroplane Jelly after being inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive's (NFSA) Sounds of Australia. Check out the site here.

Post Election - War Birds Air Show Mareeba

Got sick of the Election 'fallout' so we went up to the Warbirds Airshow at Mareeba on Sunday. Had a great time. It makes you realise how much of a historical link this area had with WWII and the thousands of military personnel that were based in this part of the world.
I'm no aircraft specialist but the DC3 would have to be one of the most amazing aircraft ever made. Built before WWII they were probably the forerunner of the modern airliner and still fly commercially in some parts of the world. I was fortunate to fly (on possibly this DC3 ) with Bush Pilots Airways back in the Eighties to Bamaga.

This one is still being rebuilt but they were still able to kick the engines over to stir the memories.
There were lots of other attractions but the scene stealers were the RAAF Roulettes.

Say no more!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Where's Warren?? Overseas!

Looks like Warren has a good chance to get another term of travel junkets and nose in the trough topped up pollies superannuation after this weekend. Not that it will do Leichhardt any good if Labor gets re-elected and the odds are it will. Then again he didn't really do much more when he was a HoWARd lackey last time - he supported Workchoices, the Tampa fiasco, SIEV X tragedy, Iraq, the treasonable AWB bribes.....never spoke out against any of them.

Coalition broadband: a wireless tower in every street

Under the Coalition Broadband plan our skyline will need to undergo some major modifications to allow for the myriad towers required for the limited wireless broadband technology. Here are some tasteful examples of how they might look.

This one should fit in with our tropical environment.

These would have to be some of Tone's favourites.

More Pics of cleverly disguised Talking Towers HERE

This story from Crikey

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Time Trivia

At exactly 06 minutes and 07 seconds after 5 o'clock on August 9th of this year it will be 05:06:07 08/09/10 ~ This will not happen again until the year 3010...

Monday, August 9, 2010