Saturday, June 30, 2007

Latin You Should Know

Why do you need these Latin phrases? Well, like Latin teachers always say, Latin lives on in plenty of English words and phrases. But mostly, it’s worth learning a bit of Latin because omnia dicta fortiori, si dicta Latina: everything sounds more impressive when said in Latin.
Latin You Should Know

US Census - Most Populous Cities

Phoenix has become the USA’s fifth most populous city, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. As of July 1, 2006, this desert metropolis had a population of 1.5 million. New York continued to be the most populous city, with 8.2 million residents. This was more than twice the population of Los Angeles, which ranked second at 3.8 million
US Census - Most Populous Cities

PC World - 100 Blogs We Love

Here are our favorite stops in the blogosphere, covering everything from high tech to low comedy and all manner of pursuits in between - from the Editors of PC World.
100 Blogs We Love

Medicine Guides - Gallstones & Pancreatitis

Medicine Guides for Gallstones & Pancreatitis covering 4 broad conditions are now available.
Medicine Guides - Gallstones & Pancreatitis

Mysterious Clouds Creeping Out of the Arctic

A new NASA satellite has recorded the first detailed images from space of a mysterious type of cloud called “night-shining” or “noctilucent."
Mysterious Clouds Creeping Out of the Arctic

Friday, June 29, 2007

The 5 Basic Survival Skills

The possible environments and situations you could find yourself in are innumerable. Although each situation has its particular requirements for successfully surviving, in the final analysis it is mastery of five basic survival skills that are essential. Proficiency and preparedness in these 5 basic skills will give you the edge and put you on your way toward becoming a talented survivor.
The 5 Basic Survival Skills

Australian Economic Indicators, Jul 2007

A monthly compendium of economic statistics, presenting comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes. Primarily a reference document, the publication provides a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian economy and includes statistics that can be applied to both macro-economic and sectoral analyses. The publication contains statistics under the following headings: national accounts, international accounts, consumption and investment, production, prices, labour force and demography, incomes and labour costs, financial markets, state comparisons and international comparisons.
Australian Economic Indicators, Jul 2007

Petrol Price Cycles Australia

Petrol prices are of great concern to many Australians. This brochure provides consumers with an understanding of petrol pricing in Australia by presenting answers to some frequently asked questions.
Publications: Petrol Price Cycles

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Opera House makes World Heritage List

The United Nations (UN) has added the Sydney Opera House to the World Heritage list of culturally significant sites.
Opera House makes World Heritage List

2007 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Ethics are absolute. Business ethics are relational. And ethical leadership requires a position of influence.
What does that mean? Certainly there are absolutes to business ethics, such as respecting employees and stakeholders, competing fairly and within the law, and being a responsible corporate citizen.
2007 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Rare "Smiling" Bird Photographed for First Time

Call him the Mona Lisa of the bird kingdom.
The rare recurve-billed bushbird, recently rediscovered by scientists in Colombia after a 40-year absence, sports a curving beak that gives the illusion of an enigmatic smile.
Rare "Smiling" Bird Photographed for First Time

Come fly with me (but maybe not with them)

I was loving yesterday's story about the guy who used one of the tiny videocameras his company sells to rescue himself and his fellow passengers from one of those planes that sits on the runway and never goes anywhere. Read on...
Come fly with me (but maybe not with them)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

07/07/07: Is This Your Lucky Day?

Those superstitious types who freaked out last year when the calendar read 06/06/06 will have something to smile about on the 7th day of the 7th month, 2007.
07/07/07: Is This Your Lucky Day?

September-quarter Weather Outlook Australia

The national outlook for total September-quarter rainfall (July to September), shows no strong swings in the odds towards either above-normal or below-normal rainfall. Over Australia the chances of accumulating at least average rain for the season are relatively close to 50%.
50:50 chances for above average September-quarter Rainfall

The national outlook for maximum temperatures averaged over the September quarter (July to September) shows a moderate shift in the odds towards warmer than normal conditions over much of the country, especially in the north and west.
Warmer September quarter for much of Australia

2006 Census Media Releases and Fact Sheets

For Example:

Australia's big picture: Census highlights the changes in Australian society
Census provides an updated picture of the average Australian
Census paints a picture of the average Australian family
Census puts our ageing population in perspective
Census shows non-Christian religions continue to grow at a faster rate
Census shows increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
More than one in five Australians born overseas: Census
Census: one in eight Australians lives alone
Census shows marriage still the norm for couples
Census reveals many young adults still live with their parents
Fewer Australian homes are paid-off: Census
Australia connected: Census reveals 58% of households have Internet
More than one in 25 Australians needs help with basic activities: Census
One in five Australians engages in voluntary work: Census
More than a quarter of Australians provide child care: Census
Census proves more of the domestic workload is shouldered by women
Balance of the sexes favours women
Some quirky Census facts.

2006 Census of Population and Housing: Media Releases & Fact Sheets

Australia Census of Population and Housing

After many years of planning, collecting, and processing the millions of Census forms, the first release of 2006 Census data is here. The valuable data you and the rest of Australia provided has been processed and is now available. You can discover information online about the people of Australia and your local community for free!

According to the 2006 Census, the median age of the Australian resident population was 37 years, up from 35 years in the 2001 Census.

Census of Population and Housing

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

CIA Document Dump

Okay, it ain't the "family jewels" -- the CIA's documents, detailing Cold War assassination plots, kidnappings, and "behavior modification experiments." But, "very quietly, the Agency has put literally thousands of documents online on their website," Entropic Memes points out. Many of them are formerly classified. And they cover everything from spy satellites to "screwballs" to Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
UFOs, Laser Weapons, "Screwballs" in CIA Document Dump

Talented Young Aussies

A break-dancing hip-hop group, a Tasmanian photography student and a young lawyer were among the National Youth Week Talent Competition winners announced today.
Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion said a high standard had been set by the hundreds of entries that had been received from right across Australia.
Competition Showcases Talented Young Aussies

Monday, June 25, 2007

Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia

This publication provides estimates of the quantity of beer and wine available for consumption for the financial years 2003-04 to 2005-06. It also includes estimates of the annual apparent per person consumption of these products by persons aged 15 years and over. Estimates of pure alcohol available for consumption from these products, as well as from spirits, are also included, together with the apparent per person consumption of pure alcohol from these products by persons aged 15 years and over.
Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2005-06

Sunday, June 24, 2007

25 Web Sites to Watch

Think that all of the great Web sites have already been invented? Think again. The Internet is evolving in new and inventive ways thanks to mashups that pull data from all over the Web and to AJAX-based interfaces that give sites the same degree of interactivity and responsiveness that desktop apps possess.
25 Web Sites to Watch

90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources

Photos are everywhere on the web. From sharing with friends, to editing, printing, buying, selling, searching, remixing and free hosting, here's a plethora of resources for photo fiends.
90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources

World's Ugliest Dog

Elwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog Friday, a distinction that delighted the New Jersey mutt's owners.
World's Ugliest Dog

Saturday, June 23, 2007

10 Books That Shaped My Life | zen habits

I’m a book lover, to be honest, and to choose just a few books that have influenced me is like choosing among your babies. However, I’ve decided to share a few books that have shaped the way I think, and that I would highly recommend.
10 Books That Shaped My Life, and 40 Others I Love

5 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger

“In a small space, everything counts.” - That’s the main idea behind this article, and how we can make a small room look bigger, with some clever tricks.
5 Tips for Fooling the Eye and Making a Room Look Bigger

How to Sleep More Effectively, Starting Tonight

Tired after getting a full nine hours and still feeling exhausted? You sleep the sleep of the innocent - you nod off quickly, don’t have nightmares and have no trouble breathing - and still you can hardly get up in the morning and seldom feel totally awake, no matter how long you slept the previous night. You are suffering from a clear-cut case of ineffective sleep.
How to Sleep More Effectively, Starting Tonight

Friday, June 22, 2007

Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips

Here are more than 40 mosquito bite itch relief tips organized in one neat file, each bullet tip is a single method.
Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips

American Film Institute: 100 Years - Top 100 Movies

You've come to the right place to find official information and downloads for AFI's 100 Years . . .100 Movies series. Ten years after the very first list in the series -- the 100 greatest American films of all time -- AFI's experts have taken another look and movie lovers have been waiting for the result. Now, the new top 100 movies list has been revealed.
American Film Institute: 100 Years - Top 100 Movies

Digital Da Vinci Codes: Thousands of Leonardo's Papers Go Online

The tiny brick library in Leonardo Da Vinci's hometown is putting 3,000 pages of the genius' work online in a high-resolution, searchable archive.
The Leonardian Library in Vinci, Tuscany, is making the Madrid Codices and the Codex Atlanticus -- two collections of scientific and technical drawings -- available as a free digital archive called e-Leo.
Digital Da Vinci Codes: Thousands of Leonardo's Papers Go Online

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Word Processor Review — DonationCoder

Review by Zaine Ridling
Welcome to the DonationCoder comprehensive review of Modern Word Processors. In part one we look at the major players; in part two we try out the second-tier contenders; part three examines the online word processors challenging the desktop heavy hitters.
Word Processor Review

Year Book Australia 2007

Year Book Australia provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of our great nation. This magnificent volume contains 30 chapters dealing with Australia's geography and climate, government, international relations, defence, education and health and welfare support systems; plus many more interesting topics. Copies of this limited edition Australian Bureau of Statistics flagship publication cost $97.00.
Year Book Australia 2007

Corrective Services, Australia

This publication presents statistical series on persons held in either adult corrective services custody or who are serving adult community-based orders in Australia. It contains data on the number of persons by their sex, Indigenous status, type of custody, legal status and sentence type; the number of sentenced persons received into corrective services custody each month; and the number of federal prisoners.
Corrective Services, Australia, March 2007

New South Pacific Island

August 2006, the yacht 'Maiken' is travelling in the south Pacific when they came across a weird sight...
It was sand in the water, and floating ON TOP of the waves...
A New South Pacific Island

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Top 10 Deadliest Animals

10. Poison Dart Frog - these pint sized frogs aren't for kissing. Their backs ooze a slimy neurotoxin that is meant to keep predators away. Each frog produces enough of the toxin to kill 10 humans.
Read on....Top 10 Deadliest Animals

Webware 100 Winners

And now the moment you've all been waiting for... The Webware 100 winners. Go to to see the top 100 Web 2.0 products, 10 each in 10 categories, selected by the Web's users.
Webware 100 winners announced!

39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

By Leo Babuata
Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it.

That's fine, and comfortable, until you have gone through another year without having done anything, without having really lived life.

39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

'Cross yourself before driving' Vatican tells Motorists

The Vatican has taken a break from matters purely theological to issue a list of Ten Commandments on driving.
Cross Yourself before Driving

Spyware vs Viruses - Understand the Difference

Spyware and viruses are both forms of unwanted or malicious software, sometimes called “malware.” You need to protect yourself from both.

What's the difference?

• Spyware (sometimes called adware) collects information about you without appropriate notice and consent.

• A computer virus spreads software, usually malicious in nature, from computer to computer.

What's the difference between Spyware and a Virus?

Getting Things Done Tools

A list of tools that help automate the process of Getting Things Done.

Inkjet Printers are filthy, lying Thieves

By Ken Fisher
A new study says that on average, more than half of the ink from inkjet cartridges is wasted when users toss them in the garbage. Why is that interesting? According to the study, users are tossing the cartridges when their printers are telling them they're out of ink, not when they necessarily are out of ink.
Inkjet printers are filthy, lying thieves

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fifteen Household Uses for Table Salt

Thousands of years ago salt was a valuable commodity and was used in place of money. Salt was given to the parents of the groom until the 8th century and by the 12th century it was sold for it's weight in gold. Salt has been used for many things through the years and in many ways but in our day we know it mostly for it's ability to enhance the flavor of our food.
Fifteen Household Uses for Table Salt

Australia Weighs in to Make the Perfect Kilogram

Australian scientists and optical engineers will be making a perfect sphere that may one day re-define the kilogram – and tomorrow they’re taking delivery of the cylinder of silicon from which it will be made.
Australia weighs in to make the perfect Kilogram

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Ten Most Common Photographic Mistakes

By Andre Gunther
Here is a quick rundown of the most common mistakes people make that mess up a good photo or prevent us from taking a good photo.
The Ten Most Common Photographic Mistakes

Waking Up Early - 15 Tips That Work

By Dave Cheong
It has almost been one year since I posted about how to Wake up Early and Consistently. I thought now might be a good time to post a follow up, including what I have personally found to work.

Let me first start by saying that waking up early has made a huge difference in my life. I used to be the complete opposite - late sleeper and late riser. These days, I wake up at 5:30am everyday.

Waking Up Early - 15 Tips That Work

Digital Cameras: Advice from DigitalCamera-HQ

1) Resolution is less important than you think
There is a popular misconception that more megapixels lead to better pictures. This is not the case.
Read on...
Digital Cameras: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know

Arts and Culture in Australia Statistical Overview

This publication presents a statistical overview of culture and the arts in Australia. The information is drawn from a variety of mainly Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data sources which are presented, wherever possible, to align with the Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications.
Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

25 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil

Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates. As a cooking fat, it’s high up on the heart-smart list…which works out, ‘cause it tastes darn good.
25 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil

The View from Everest

The View from Everest

Long Exposure Picture of a Plane taking off at Night

UPS Boeing 767-34AF/ER taking off at Night

Friday, June 15, 2007

Hack Your Work: 23 Ways to Get Ahead, Work Less and Achieve More

It's something we're all looking for - the perfect solution that will minimize our work life while still getting the stuff done that we need to get done. Well, that one solution doesn't exist, but with a combination of strategies, you can get to where you want to be.
Hack Your Work: 23 Ways to Get Ahead, Work Less and Achieve More

Worst 007 Gadgets

For every garrote watch, exploding toothpaste, and GPS phone, there was at least one item that made you wonder what really was in the pipes of the team at MI6. Did he really need grappling suspenders or a submarine that looked like an alligator?
Worst 007 Gadgets

National Archives of Australia - Knitting Socks for Soldiers

Australian women knitting socks for soldiers during World War I had to follow strict instructions to ensure a quality product for our boys, says Alva Maguire, a researcher with the National Archives of Australia.
National Archives of Australia - Knitting Socks for Soldiers

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Windows: Copy Error Messages Text to the Clipboard

We've all gotten error messages in Windows, and we generally all take the same approach to getting to the bottom of the error: by searching the contents of the message in Google. The annoying part of this process has always been that you can't select and copy text in the error message box, so you have to try manually typing out the error message. But the ChuckOp's eXPeriences blog points out there's another, much simpler solution.
Windows Tip: Copy error messages text to the clipboard - Lifehacker

Australia In Your Pocket

There are more than 13.9 million motor vehicles in Australia and 6.65 million Internet subscribers and they can all fit into your pocket - thanks to new transport and regional Australia pocket guides released today by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Mark Vaile.
Australia In Your Pocket

Education News, Jun 2007

This newsletter highlights the latest curriculum related teaching resources, student activities and statistical tools that have been developed by ABS Education Services.
Education News, Jun 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Queen's Birthday 2007 Honours List

Below are the Biographical notes for each recipient in The Queen's Birthday 2007 Honours List.
The Queen's Birthday 2007 Honours List

Little-known AV packages outdo Symantec, McAfee, Microsoft

Andreas Clementi, who runs the web site, has released his latest report that looks at how well antivirus programs do against threats that have not yet been identified and included in standard AV signatures. The test looked at 17 different products, including offerings from Symantec, McAfee, AVG, Kaspersky, and Microsoft, and tested how well releases dated February 2 (with no updates) fared against a swath of new malware—viruses, scripts, trojans, and other nasties—that were discovered between February 2 and May 2.

Little-known AV packages outdo Symantec, McAfee, Microsoft

Forgetting helps us to Remember

U.S. researchers have discovered for the first time the neural connection of forgetting and remembering: the brain forgets trivial stuff so that it can more easily store and retrieve important information.
Forgetting helps us to Remember

Google Recognizes Faces

Google has made a silent launch of a new face search function in Google Image Search.

If you search for a person — let’s say Henrik Larsson — and then add the following text string to the end of the URL: &imgtype=face , Google will only include faces in image search results.

Google Recognizes Faces

How Swiss Bank Accounts Work

Swiss bank accounts aren't just for millionaires, criminals or government officials trying to hide ill-gotten wealth, or celebrities protecting their assets from former spouses. They're available to anyone and lots of average people have Swiss bank accounts. People who live in countries with unstable governments and banks in particular often turn to Swiss banks because of their security and privacy.
How Swiss Bank Accounts Work

Funny Signs from Around the World

Here’s a rather large collection of funny signs from around the world that you probably haven’t seen before. There are multiple pages.
A Collection of Funny Signs from Around the World

Sunday, June 10, 2007

20 Ways to Eliminate Stress From Your Life

By careful editing of your life, and changing certain habits, you can eliminate most (not all) sources of stress in your life.
20 Ways to Eliminate Stress From Your Life

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Top 10 Network Utilities - Lifehacker

Looking at the history of computing, anyone can see that it wasn't until some brilliant folks connected a couple of computers together that the real fun began. Countless tools let you do all sorts of network trickery, many with their roots at the Unix command line. But forget arcane command line tools.
Top 10 Network Utilities

World's most polluted River?

It was once a gently flowing river, where fishermen cast their nets, sea birds came to feed and natural beauty left visitors spellbound.
Villagers collected water for their simple homes and rice paddies thrived on its irrigation channels.
Today, the Citarum is a river in crisis.
Is this the world's most polluted river?

CIA Website Top 25 Search Phrases

This collection reports the most frequent phrases used to search for documents on the CIA website during the previous month.
CIA Website Top 25 Search Phrases

Which Movie Reviews Should I Believe?

These days, anyone can be a published film critic, but who should you listen to when you can find both negative and positive movie reviews for anything out there? Now, the answer is simple! The quick tool below will compare your personal movie reviews with the movie reviews of some of the most prolific movie critics. The result is that you’ll know who your movie critic match is, and where to go for the movie reviews that will help you find the movies you’ll love.
Which Movie Reviews Should I Believe?

Who Gives Money to the Homeless?

Blunt Money has opened up an interesting thread about giving (or not giving) to beggars. Some of the comments bring back memories:
One reader says, "My daughter and I saw [a beggar], with a sign 'hungry need food...' while he was smoking a cigarette and talking on his cell phone."
Ask The Consumerists: Who Gives Money to the Homeless?

Friday, June 08, 2007

Microsoft Security Response Center June 2007 Advance Notification

This month, Microsoft is planning to release six security bulletins:

· Four Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows with a Maximum Severity rating of Critical. Three of the updates will require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

· One Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office with a Maximum Severity rating of Important. This updates may require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

· One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows with a Maximum Severity rating of Moderate. This updates will not require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Security Response Center June 2007 Advance Notification

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Top 10 Intrepid Explorers

These daring men and women have made the world a smaller place. Thanks to their guts and sweat, we know the Earth is round, life exists in the depth's of the sea and that the view from space is spectacular.
The Top 10 Intrepid Explorers

Travel Advice for Thailand

Exercise a high degree of caution because of the high threat of terrorist attack. We continue to receive reports that terrorists may be planning attacks against a range of targets, including tourist areas and other places frequented by foreigners.
Travel Advice for Thailand - Australian Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Mohammed to be Britain's top Boys' Name

Mohammed to be Britain's top Boys' Name

Boing Boing: Google Street View

Here's a Boing Boing roundup of some of the many responses to last week's posts about Google's newly launched "street view" zoom feature.
Boing Boing: Google Street View: a cavalcade of reactions, gag pix, paranoid rants

Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2006

Statistics on incidents of victimisation for a selected range of offences that came to the attention of police and were recorded by them in the period 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006.
Recorded Crime - Victims, Australia, 2006

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Australian Demographic Statistics

The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 31 December 2006, based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, was 20,852,000 persons. This was an increase of 293,100 persons since 31 December 2005, and 73,200 persons since 30 September 2006.
Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2006

London unveils Logo of 2012 Olympics

The logo for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics has been unveiled in a star-studded ceremony in London. The jagged emblem, based on the date 2012, comes in a series of shades of pink, blue, green and orange and will evolve in the run-up to the Games.
London 2012 Olympic Games Logo

Monday, June 04, 2007

Business Indicators, Australia

Underlying strength in sales, wages and profit growth in the March 2007 quarter.
5676.0 - Business Indicators, Australia, March 2007

15 years of Native Title

On 3 June Australia commemorates the 15th anniversary of the High Court's landmark Mabo decision - the catalyst for native title in Australia.
Tribunal President Graeme Neate said the anniversary was an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved since then, and to look forward: ‘There have been 101 registered determinations of native title, 67 that native title exists and 34 that native title does not exist. Most of these determinations have been made by agreement, but much work remains to be done.’
15 years of Native Title

Doctored Magazine Covers

The June/July issue of Men's Fitness enhanced Andy Roddick's bicep muscles -- so much so that Roddick said he stopped in his tracks when he saw the cover while walking through the airport. Eight other celebrity magazine covers are featured, including those of Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Brad and Angelina, and OJ Simpson.
Doctored Magazine Covers

I-SPY Online Snooping

A good read for awareness. Be careful out there.
A Master Class in Online Snooping

Australian National Library to Digitise Newspapers

The National Library of Australia, in collaboration with each Australian state and territory library, has embarked on a plan to digitise out of copyright newspapers.
National Library to digitise newspapers for the nation

Google Street View Gallery

Here are some oddities found on Google Maps’ new Street View feature, via (most of these are from San Francisco, as it has the highest resolution panorama photos).
Google Street View Gallery

25 Best Movies You've Never Seen

Forget The Godfather. What we've got here are the overlooked greats, the hidden gems. From Jake Gyllenhaal in a bubble to a murderous Kate Winslet to a pair of violent, avenging Irish "angels" … these are the box-office left-behinds.
25 Best Movies You've Never Seen

Behind the Scenes of Google Rankings

The New York Times has a mighty interesting inside look at Google’s top search algo engineers, most prominently 39-year old Amit Singhal, and their methodologies. Some highlights:

Users expect more: Amit says search moved from “Give me what I typed” to “Give me what I want.” Users expect more and more these days and take good results for granted... if something they’re looking for is not in the top 3 results, something feels broken.

Read on...Behind the Scenes of Google Rankings

Saturday, June 02, 2007

10 Beach Photography Tips

Here in Australia we love to hit the beach.
We’re one big island and most of our population is scattered along the coast line so the beach is a natural place for us to go both on day trips and longer holidays.
Beaches present digital camera owners with a number of wonderful opportunities as they are places of natural beauty, color and interesting light. However they also present a variety of challenges including camera damage, privacy issues and making large open spaces interesting.
10 Beach Photography Tips

Science Podcasts - The Lab

Get caught up in the podcasting frenzy, but in a sciencey way! You can now have the latest ABC Science Online and Radio National science shows to download at your leisure or to have magically delivered when you subscribe via RSS feed.
Science Podcasts - The Lab

Friday, June 01, 2007

Internet Activity, Australia

The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects of Internet access services provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia.
This publication contains results from all ISPs operating in Australia with over 10,000 active subscribers as at 31 March 2007. Growth from September 2006 to March 2007 may be due to the movement of subscribers from smaller ISPs.
Internet Activity, Australia

Top 15 Google Street View Sightings

Google’s Street View feature for Google Maps, which enables users to see certain parts of several big US cities through panoramic images, has caused a new trend: StreetSpotting.
Top 15 Google Street View Sightings

The First Digital Image

The first film photo registered by a computer and recreated in pixels—30,976 to be exact. In 1957, Russell Kirsch, a scientist at what is now the National Institute of Standards and Technology, used a drum scanner connected to the SEAC (Standards Electronic Automatic Computer) to scan an image of his three-month-old son Walden.
The First Digital Image (The World Almanac)