July 30, 2008

True Geek

True geeks use LaTeX in situations where mere mortals use a word processor. Slashdot had an article discussing whether there is a better replacement for LaTeX yesterday.

The answer is either "It's LaTeX. Get used to it," or "Don't worry. A word processor can do all you need!" depending on which camp you fall into. That is, the "most of the known world" camp, or the other camp.

I think in this situation, even knowing someone who knows LaTeX must give you some kind of geek cred. That's more than enough cred for me.

July 20, 2008


I don't get much time for geocaching these days, but on a recent holiday at MacMasters Beach I found Head Like a Box, Primate Peak, Little Beach and Watch Out.

July 15, 2008

MacMasters Beach

The school holidays are upon us, and so we took up the invitation from some friends to join them at MacMasters Beach on the NSW Central Coast. It's a great spot. Here's a photo from a day when we walked through Bouddi National Park to get down to Little Beach.

The Gruen Transfer

OK, so it's been a while since my last post. Sorry!

Anyway, The Gruen Transfer (Wednesday nights on ABC1) has taken a little while to grow on me, but last week's was a ripper. They have a segment called "The Pitch" where 2 ad agencies compete to produce a TV commercial to sell the unsellable.

Last week's challenge was selling an invasion of New Zealand. I think the winner was 303's "100% There for the taking". I've got nothing against New Zealand, but this was pretty funny I think. Take a look.