Australia Day

I had a lot of fun with this today. The color scheme (Australian flag colors), the Australian terms (try and find a posting with over 20 and 25 comments attached to see all of them), but most importantly, introducing you, my weblog reader, to the Australian Delegation.

As I introduced my friends from Australia, I realized that if for no other reason, I weblog because of the people I meet. They increase my reach, they enrich my life, and they expand my horizens.

And they now owe me a case of Tim Tams!

G’day mate.


And introducing a new Australian weblog

I think an appropriate end to Australia Day is to introduce you to a new Australian weblog, Marius Discovering Photography — a photoblog (photography weblog).

Welcome Marius! I especially liked the parachute photo and pic of your Dad. Your dog’s cute, but you need a cat photo.

Note that I’ve started a pool to see when Marius loses his photography theme and starts meta-blogging like the rest of us 😉

(Thanks to Jonathon for intro)


Attack of the Techie Woman

All that discussion about weblog statistic programs and Perl and Python in the last posting. I’m finding this incredible urge to tweak coming over me. The last time this happened, I hit FreeBSD Ports with a vengence and almost maxed my server installing goodies. And play, play, play, play!

I am Techie Woman! Hear me Code!

Playtime for Burningbird today consists of:

— playing with Redland the RDF Application Framework with APIs written in Python, Perl, Tcl, and Java

— Snooping around my server using SAINT to sniff out my network weaknesses, being very careful not to _accidentally_ sniff around any other network as this could be considered a violation of anti-hacking laws

— working on my RDF content management system, making the move to Tomcat and JSP using Jena (nummy)

All of the above necessary work to do for my books.

Don’t you love it when the work you should be doing and the work you want to be doing all come together at the exact same time?