Monthly ArchiveApril 2007

Nerd stuff (technology) 17 Apr 2007 05:15 pm

Posting from Microsoft Office Word 2007

This is neat. Microsoft Office 2007 knows how to post to a WordPress site. I’ve prepared this post by typing into Microsoft Office Word 2007, and simply pressing the ‘publish’ button.

It just works!

Family &Humour 15 Apr 2007 10:01 pm

It’s just a fun photo

What happens when your kids are banned from using the computer for a day? They have to use their imaginations to play.


Flying stuff 13 Apr 2007 12:55 pm

Stunning gliding video

(It’s not like this in Australia, folks…)

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Video editing 12 Apr 2007 04:38 pm

Video magazine for Australia

For years, Australian newsagents’ shelves were graced by the magazine Video Camera. At the end of 2006, the publishers closed down Video Camera and terminated the contract of the editor. As one who has some interest in things video, I was a little bit sad.

I’ve just learned that David Hague, formerley the editor of Video Camera, has established a new magazine: Australasian Camcorder. The first edition is due on shelves by mid next week.

I’m going to buy the first edition – not because I have huge expectations as to content – but because I reckon it’s a venture worth supporting.

Church &Curmudgeonliness 11 Apr 2007 05:02 pm

Easter Bunny is ‘too Christian’. Eh?

Now this is really silly.

A school in Rhode Island (USA, where else?) has banned the Easter Bunny for being ‘too Christian’. They have replaced him/her with ‘Peter Rabbit’.

Maybe I’m missing the point, gentle readers, but it seems to me that the Easter Bunny:
* represents a crass commercialisation that adds nothing to the most significant of Christian celebrations
* would not be missed by most Christians if some sort of religious myxomatosis were to take hold.

Don’t get me wrong — the eggs at least have the potential to make a point (new life, etc.). I don’t have a problem with using eggs to mark Easter. But who ever heard of eggs coming from rabbits?

I guess the point is this: the Easter Bunny isn’t a Christian symbol. Banning the Bunny for being ‘too Christian’ is just another case of political correctness gone mad.

Church 10 Apr 2007 08:16 pm

Easter 2007: It is finished

John reports Jesus’ final words on the cross as: “It is finished“.

What did Jesus mean? What was the ‘it’ that was finished? And why does ‘it’ matter?

Keith Baker of Macquarie Anglican Churches spoke powerfully and clearly on this subject on Good Friday. Download this file to listen to what he had to say.

Flying Nerd site 10 Apr 2007 03:28 pm upgraded to WordPress 2.1.3

Latest bug fixes and security code. Please post a comment if you find anything broken.

Flying Nerd site 10 Apr 2007 12:16 pm

Beyond 10,000

Traffic here on seems to have picked up markedly in the last few weeks.

I noted back in February when unique site visits passed 6,000. That milestone took around 18 months (around 330 visits per month). In the last two months, the total has raced ahead to 10,000 site visits (2,000 visits per month in the last two months).

I attribute most of this acceleration to the fact that I have established and maintained a small resource page for people suffering problems when installing or running Windows Vista on computers configured for RAID on the Intel ICH family of SATA controllers.

Google Adsense revenue has now reached the princely sum of $US15.51. We eat tonight!

Computing - general &Flying Nerd recommends &Nerd stuff 10 Apr 2007 11:18 am

Another screen shot utility

Window Clippings looks like a nice utility for capturing windows in either XP or Vista environments.
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Computing - general 03 Apr 2007 03:55 pm

ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite – don’t use a download manager

Checkpoint has released an update to my Internet security suite-of-choice: ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite (ZAISS). So I downloaded it, of course.
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Humour &Miscellaneous 01 Apr 2007 09:23 pm

This is just cute (warning: furry animals)

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