Archive for July 24th, 2005

100 Pictures On The Photo Gallery

My photo gallery hit 100 images tonight after I placed the two Samuel In Dolgnwot images on it. The photo gallery continues to grow, and this milestone is quite an acheivment, especially considering that its main original purpose was hosting my photos from Linux.Conf.Au 2005

The first pictures on the photo gallery were of Nattie at the Canberra balloon fiesta in March, however the photo gallery was still in a trial period at that time. After a little while it became the official image repository for this blog as it automatically resizes pictures and gives them URLs without me having to think about it, and whilst now has image uploading, the photo gallery still mirrors most of the images used here and often has more.

The photo gallery went into true production mode when Linux.Conf.Au 2005 came to town, becoming one of the most popular websites of the conference receiving 306 visits with 2357 page views. During this time it received 16748 hits, some of which were from images on this blog, which was one of the most popular blogs during Linux.Conf.Au 2005 and was used as a news source by The Register for Andrew Tridgell’s bitkeeper demonstration.

Since this time the photo gallery has received numerous pictures covering things that Nattie has done, pictures I have drawn and numerous other things.

The photo gallery can be found at


Add comment July 24th, 2005 at 11:22pm

Samuel’s Artwork: Samuel In Dolgnwot

The Samuel’s Artwork series continues now with a series of pictures titled “Samuel In Dolgnwot”.

Samuel In Dolgnwot was a series of pictures I drew in Year 6 (1999) during a unit of school work called “The Gold Game”. As part of this we had to keep a diary, and rather than write my diary, I drew it, and this series is those drawings. The drawings mainly consist of my “patchwork art” which was my style at the time, I will explain the process I went through to create the images at a later date. I intend on running one episode per day, so stay tuned for the full series of Samuel In Dolgnwot.

The first picture was the cover of the book, and it is an artwork itself. While I was drawing these pictures I decided that it was a TV series, and as such, each picture is an episode. The episode you see here is the pilot episode where I leave home for the goldfields. Despite the fact that this is the first picture in the book, it was, in fact, the last picture drawn in the book. I made the plot for the pilot episode long before I drew the picture.

Anyway, the basic outline of the story is that I live in the forest of Canberra in the mid 1800’s (Long before Canberra actually existed, and history shows that Canberra was not a forest, but for the purposes of Samuel In Dolgnwot it was) and my house is very futuristic for its time, containing most of the modern conveniences of 1999, however money is starting to become scarce and as such, I leave for the goldfields in order to make some extra money. In this particular episode, I am just about ready to leave when my mischevious housemates (various animals) hide my luggage and make me go on a mystery hunt through the house, following the clues they have left behind, to find my luggage. Eventually I find the luggage and head for the goldfields on my horse.

Clicking on the pictures will show larger versions, you can also find them on the photo gallery.


Add comment July 24th, 2005 at 10:52pm

Comment Spam

There is a rather long piece of comment spam on the post below this one. It is weird and interesting, but just so you know, my blog does continue after it.


Add comment July 24th, 2005 at 06:23pm

Samuel’s Musician Of The Week

This week the award goes to Johnny Cash, and in particular, the song Ring Of Fire which I have fond memories of hearing when I was much younger (two or three years old I beleive).

Wikipedia has a very good biography of Johnny Cash at and the lyrics of Ring Of Fire are below.

Love is a burnin’ thing,
And it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild desire —
I fell into a ring of fire.

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire —
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher,
And it burns, burn, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

The taste of love is sweet
When hearts like ours meet.
I fell for you like a child —
Oh, but the fire ran wild.

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire —
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher,
And it burns, burn, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire —
I went down, down, down,
And the flames went higher,
And it burns, burn, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

The ring of fire (and Fade)


4 comments July 24th, 2005 at 12:49pm

Stargate Atlantis: Brotherhood to be replayed

Good news, Seven have seen common sense and will be replaying the episode of Stargate Atlantis they cut off last week at the usual time on Thursday.

Well done Seven, and thankyou for considering those of us who watch late night sci-fi.

I hear there were a number of angry phone calls to Seven after the debacle they created, so maybe this had something to do with the decision…regardless, Seven have made the right decision. Thankyou Seven.


Add comment July 24th, 2005 at 12:46pm


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