Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another beautiful day in Paradise.

Sometimes you take where you live for granted, so this morning I decided to take a walk along the Cairns Esplanade with a camera.

The Lagoon was being cleaned, so there was hardly a soul around.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A suggestion for the next Cairns Ukulele Festival headline act?

Reckon they would be a crowd drawer for sure if they were to appear at the next Cairns Ukulele Festival.
From The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

I love the grunge metal Uke. Now you're talking.
This is what ukuleles were made for!

When Costa came to the Cairns Flexible Learning Centre

This was featured on Costa’s Garden Odyssey (between ads) on SBS earlier this year.
The FLC is located just behind the Cairns School of Distance Education and next door to Trinity Bay High School.
More info HERE.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Media Conduct during the Federal Election

John Menadue from the Centre for Policy Development has been calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the conduct of the media during the Federal election. If you would like to add your voice to his call for an inquiry, you may contact him here:

John Menadue
Centre for Policy Development
PO Box K3
Haymarket NSW 1240

You can listen to his interview on ABC Radio HERE

It is interesting also to make comparisons with the New Zealand Media. This Radio New Zealand National session about the interrelationship between the blogosphere and the mainstream media is worth a listen.

It is from the Radio New Zealand Media Watch program (not to be confused with the not-our-ABC's Media Watch).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Known Universe

This video simulation takes you further and further away from Earth as you see the Sun come into focus, the orbits of the solar system shrink smaller and disappear, the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpio stretch and distort, and, as the Milky Way receeds, the spidery structure of millions of other galaxies come into view. Then, you reach the limit of the observable universe, the afterglow of the Big Bang. This light has taken more than 13.7 billion years to reach our planet. Finally it returns the viewer back to Earth, to two lakes that are nestled between Mount Kailash and Mount Gurla Mandhata in the Himalayas. This link is in HD so it may pay to pause and allow the data to download first. Don't forget to expand the video to fullscreen.

The structure of The Known Universe is based on precise, scientifically-accurate observations and research. The Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History maintains the Digital Universe Atlas, believed to be the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ed Kuepper

Sick of politics in the news, it's almost the weekend. I'm turning up the sound on the headphones and listening to some classic EK.