Archive for August 26th, 2005

Further Fixes

Alrighty then, we now have a login/logout section in the sidebar.

This will allow you to register a username and password (which you will require to post comments). It will also allow you to quicly and easily login and logout.

This not only helps to protect your identity by preventing people from misusing your “name”, but also stops me from going insane manually entering URLs for site administration.

The site admin link will allow you to edit your profile (It’s a good idea to keep your email address up to date in case you forget your password).

Samuel

2 comments August 26th, 2005 at 11:15pm

Answer to Lateral Thinking Question

In a previous post about a sleepless night and a call to a talk radio show, I mentioned a lateral thinking question which was asked on that particular show. Since that time there has been at least one person type that question into google and land on this blog (and probably end up very disappointed that I talked about it and didn’t have an answer for them). Over the weekend I heard the answer and promptly forgot to post it, so here it is.

Firstly, to recap the question:

In the 1960’s an East German woman swam the 100M freestyle in a record time of 59.(something, forgot exact number) seconds, but it was never officially recognised, why?

Well, as it turns out, she was naked and disqualified as a result.

Does this mean that our swimmers would be better off abandoning the watery-aerodynamic suits and swimming without clothing? I don’t know, and I don’t think the TV stations would be allowed to show us! (well, not without blurring/blocking of images anyway)

Samuel

August 26th, 2005 at 12:31am

Baskets on a lamp

Canberra can be interesting at times. I took these two photos after seeing this rather insane sight and thinking “I don’t know how they managed it, but this needs to be preserved”, and so it is, here, in photo form, for your entertainment.

Firstly, the scenic view, the lamp post is roughly three metres high.
Baskets On Lamp scenic

And now, the closeup. Yes, it is three shopping baskets. They are from Woolworths (“The Fresh Food People” is their tagline), and the nearest Woolworths is roughly ten minutes away. There are a number of closer supermarkets so I’m not sure why the Woolworths baskets were chosen.
Baskets On Lamp closeup

Needless to say, somebody had too much time on their hands!

Samuel

August 26th, 2005 at 12:21am


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