June 2005 saw many exciting changes on Samuel’s Blog, in fact it started off with a new feature, the Musician(s) Of The Week award , which went to Boney M. Later that day I announced two more changes , the addition of a Google search box (something which I didn’t carry over to this site), and advertising. I particularly like my quote about the ads
The other improvement is advertising…hmmmm, I hear people moaning…look, it isn’t that bad, it is actually quite good. I could have gone with any number of advertising providers, but I don’t want ads that flash, flicker, buzz, popup, popunder, squeal, annoy or interupt. That rules out a lot of advertising sites. I also don’t want ads for “Pills & Potions ‘R Us” or those annoying ads that appear on Yahoo Mail and Hotmail “You can live and work in another country”…who cares??? I don’t want to move country, and I doubt many of my readers do, if you want to move country then call a travel agent.
Another change  was having a link back to the homepage of the blog, something the blogger.com template lacked, but I added.
Nattie and I both have our birthday on June 2 , and Nattie loves cake.
My head didn’t turn lime green with polka dots , but that didn’t prevent somebody from gawping at me in Civic.
I then had a grumble  about Fireworks and the way people use them during the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.
Then, on June 6, I brought you the story  of rumors that Stuart Bocking would take over John Kerr’s program later that month.
I even showed you a picture of Steppy, the pedometer that makes the Step-O-Meter possible.
It was then time for the Dickson College open night, I invited everyone along , and then documented it  as part of what was a very busy day, I also rang Mike Frame on that day to voice my objections to the arboretum that the ACT Government had planned. I also debunked the theory  that I drink too much coffee and brought you real life pictures of flying fish , one of which is shown here
The Stuart Bocking/John Kerr move became a bit more murky , I became very annoyed with Microsoft , had my record SmoothWall uptime , and showed some of the dangers of computer power saving .
John Laws had a rant  at the expense of 2UE Management, and I held my breath  as John Kerr was due back on air, in case Stuart Bocking took over. He didn’t take over, and John Kerr was back with many stories from his holiday, but the rumor turned out to be true later in the year.
And that pretty much summed up the month! We’ll look back at July 2005 on Thursday morning, as we continue to get closer to one year of Samuel’s Blog!