Archive for August 30th, 2007

Inner North Blackout For 40 Minutes

The suburbs of Reid, Ainslie, Braddon and some of Civic suffered a power failure from about 11:50am to 12:30pm today. Traffic lights on Ballumbir Street were also affected.

I spoke to a representative from ActewAGL about the blackout. He said that it was a “general blackout” but would not comment on the cause. I, sadly, was not in the affected area at the time, which was a pity as it was one of the few newsworthy things to happen around here for a while (and I haven’t been involved in a decent blackout for a while).

Samuel

4 comments August 30th, 2007 at 01:57pm

Nattie clocked at 2.2km/h

This morning as Nattie and I were walking along Limestone Avenue we passed Campbell High School where some students taking part in the “Road Ready” course were using a handheld speed camera to measure the speed of traffic travelling along Limestone Avenue. As we walked past there was a break in the traffic so they turned the camera on Nattie, and clocked her at 2.2 km/h.

Whilst it is a good thing that she was not exceeding the 60km/h speed limit, I dare say that, had she been travelling on the road, she may have been the lucky recipient of a not-quite-random breath test.

Samuel

2 comments August 30th, 2007 at 10:02am

Lunar Eclipse Photos

“Better late than never” is a phrase I use far too often.

I have finally uploaded the photos of the lunar eclipse that I shot from the top of Mount Ainslie. They are available on the photo gallery at http://photos.samuelgordonstewart.com/lunar07

As the shadow of the earth was moving across the moon I took photos every five minutes…unfortunately the moon was too bright (and I don’t have the appropriate filters) to get a decent photo of the moon prior to the eclipse, but I did get some good photos of Canberra while I was on Mount Ainslie.

Some highlights include:

Canberra from Mount Ainslie
Partial Lunar Eclipse
Full Lunar Eclipse

The full set of full size photos are available using the link above.

Samuel

3 comments August 30th, 2007 at 02:14am


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