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Samuel’s Blog Year In Review: August 2005

April 7th, 2006 at 07:00am

August started off with me outlining some of the reasons why I don’t like Internet Explorer, and celebrating the Horse’s Birthday (thanks to John Kerr’s show for informing me of this interesting event).

The first Blog View Stats post appeared, but was just a copy of the Webstat stats, with no analysis.

It was around this time that I started to become annoyed with the services of, and contemplated moving to WordPress.

I also rang George Gibson for the first and only time, attempted to solve his brain teaser puzzle, and amused him (for the record, the answer was that the swimmer was naked).

Lawsie had his 70th birthday and got quite a nice cake.

I had some fun with some scammers on the phone, who insisted that they wouldn’t stand on me…but still wanted my credit card number.

Windows Media Player asked me the same question ten times in a row.

Samuel In Dolgnwot ended with a double image finale.

Schnappi reached sixth on the ARIA charts.

I declared City News to be the worst newspaper in the country, whilst Queensland Parks and Wildlife went on a shooting spree.

Tree Of Life wanted to hire an acting assistant manager and experts contemplated releasing tigers and elephants throughout the US.

I officially Joined AIR News and bought the domain name as well as some hosting, and eventually moved the blog over to it.

Just before the move, SBS continued their downward spiral with a very odd and impossible to answer viewer poll question, which they changed when they showed the responses.

I spent a fair bit of time fixing up the new site and the old posts, something I’m still slowly doing.

I found out that the video from my Linux.Conf.Au seminar would not be able to go ahead due to further audio problems.

Somebody decided to put some shopping baskets on street lamps.

I spent a bit too much time thinking about the answer to the previously mentioned brain teaser question.

Statistics on the new site went haywire, informing me that 295% of people added the site to favourites/bookmarks.

After nearly eight months, PC User sent me my prize for writing the letter of the month, supermarkets employed some very odd and covert methods of checking competitor prices and I stapled myself.

There was some further proof that Coffee is good for you and I noticed some of the odd spammer names.

The month ended with the CSIRO conducting sheep intelligence tests and me finishing the categorising of old posts.

Tomorrow morning we will look back on September.


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  • 1. wonko the sane  |  April 7th, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    It all seems like yesterday. This time next year, can you do a review of this year’s review?

  • 2. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 7th, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    I love the year in review posts. Showbags from PC User Magazine and shopping baskets as street lamps. Gold!

    Only on Samuel’s blog can you really see what goes on in Canberra.

    Good work Samuel. 10/10.


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