Commentary: March 2005 Archives

I've been using an RSS feed reader to read blogs for a while now. It's really great for seeing posts shortly after they're posted, and not having to actually go to sites that don't update regularly.

But I have a few problems with the whole feed reading method.

The main issue is comments. I never see them. I see the original post, but because I'm not reloading the main pages regularly, I don't see the number of comments change and so don't go back to read them. Once I've read the original post, I never go back to see it again. So I'm missing discussions going on in comments.

There's also the problem of blogs that don't have RSS feeds don't get read as often, because I actually have to *go* to them :(

Anyone have any similar issues or solutions?

Chill

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AmazType

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As seen at Neil's - AmazType - put in a phrase from a movie or book, and it'll generate a montage of images based on that phrase for the text.

Of course, I did one of Jason Isaacs (who else? :) )

Jason Isaacs

Lost losing me

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So everyone in the US raves about Lost. But, like Desperate Housewives, it's suspense is just too drawn out. Big whoop-die-doo, there's a big mystery, but we have to watch the *entire season* to find out what it is. Booooorrrring!

Give me The Amazing Race any day, I *love* that show. Even though I know the outcome of this season, I love watching the cool locations and cool activities and wishing that bastard Jonathon would get elimanted already! heh

Welcome to My Life

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This song has been getting a lot of airplay lately. I don't actually listen to songs on the radio anymore (I'm not into popular music anymore, that was sooo 15 years ago), but this one pierced my brain the other day. Musta been weird timing issues...

Welcome To My Life
by Simple Plan

Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place?
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you

Do you ever want to run away?
Do you lock yourself in your room?
With the radio on turned up so loud
That no one hears you screaming

No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels alright
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt, to feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

Do you wanna be somebody else?
Are you sick of feeling so left out?
Are you desperate to find something more
Before your life is over?

Are you stuck inside a world you hate?
Are you sick of everyone around?
With their big fake smiles and stupid lies
While deep inside you're bleeding

No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels alright
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt, to feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

No one ever lied straight to your face
And no one ever stabbed you in the back
You might think I'm happy
But I'm not gonna be ok
Everybody always gave you what you wanted
You never had to work
It was always there
You don't know what it's like
What it's like

To be hurt, to feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like (what it's like)

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked
When you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life


Brescia

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Brescia

Stopped and took some photos of the Brescia building burnt down this arvo. Would have been better lighting in the morning tho.

Um.

Don't think I got around to posting last night. Much fizzling was involved.

Um.

Been working more on website redesign. Is quite a bit of fun. I think I mentioned that last week.

Um.

Fish still alive.

Um.

A Country Practice

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So while looking up who Matt Tyler was, I found this awesome page on A Country Practice. Have been sitting here reading all the character bios, it's certainly bringing back memories.

Almost cried at this part regarding Molly Jones:

She died at home in May 1985 while Brendan and Chloe were flying a kite -- she was lying on a couch in the yard watching them when death claimed her and the last thing you saw and heard was Brendan running toward her and yelling before the picture faded to black

Even though it was something like twenty years ago and I was only 12 or so at the time, I remember that scene *vividly* :(

So tonight had an evening with Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings). Didn't think I was going to make it though. First was worried that I'd have to pay $45 not $30 because I wasn't a Powerhouse Museum member (Luc had bought tickets based on his id). Then I missed a train and the next one was ten minutes late, so I didn't get to the theatre til after everything had started. And the State Theatre usherettes had *no idea* where the seats were in the dark. So I never ended up sitting with the people I was meant to be with, and even then that turned out to be just Luc as Guy couldn't come. So then Luc raced off to get a bus after, which meant I didn't see him all night. heh.

So anyway. It was a really interesting night. He talked at length about how the deal with Miramax fell through and they had to get a new studio to back the films within four weeks. And how it ended up being three movies instead of two, or even one. And he talked somewhat about his background in making movies as a hobby, and also about King Kong which he's currently shooting. And just for fun, he had a dvd of LotR bloopers which he'd collected. Some of them were utterly hilarious.. like Gandalf done up with brides-maid style hair.. a bunch of setups like that and the usual line fluffups. Fun stuff.

Kazza is now on the front page of a Google search!

But that also means that this blog may disappear anytime soon. So if you come here and find a page on KaZaa, then try http://kazza.kazza.id.au instead :)

Don't panic

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Don't Panic

Don't panic, I'm not going to kill myself just yet.

In fact, I haven't even cried over it.

But I am vaguely annoyed I didn't just let them go four years ago the last time I felt so badly rejected. I would have recovered by now. Now I have to start over.

So there's this ad for V. It looks like a couple of cockroaches walking into a bathroom, learning to ballroom dance or something. And then they jump into an up-turned air hand dryer and do sky-diving moves..

So when you feel like you have no friends, you don't turn up for church or dinner and they don't bother to call up and find out why, and they really don't care anyway, and the only way to put off the depression is to lookup methods of suicide, about all you can do is get drunk.

Ironically the person that did call was Marylon, but unfortunately there wasn't much she could say that could change my mind, not knowing the situation.

So anyway. Might stick on a dvd after My Restaurant Rules.

Star Wars

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Watched Episode I on telly tonight. It's alright to watch repeatedly if you don't worry too much about the fact that it has no story (a pod race and a completely CG battle). Good cinematography and great music, means you can have it on in the background without causing too much offence. They're doing eps IV/V/VI in the coming weeks, but the "special" edition version. I'm still protesting and won't be buying the "special edition" dvds cause they ruined it by changing and adding all the digital crap. I grew up on the original movies, and seeing them adulterated like that is just wrong. If they'd ever bring out dvds of the original version I'd buy those.

Nuclear Week

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Watched the Chernobyl Zero Hour episode this week, followed by The China Syndrome (Dad's dvd) tonight. Really must dig out the Chernobyl documentary I taped years ago and get it onto dvd before the video dies.

And really need to get The Green Mile on dvd. Even after seeing it three times it still makes me cry.

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