Where's my genie then?

Friday, August 13, 2004

I've been educated

I always thought those two little kids said "Shazam!" when they joined their rings together. Looks like I was wrong, they actually say "Shazzan!"

I like this show so much, I'm going to name my blog after it now. Maybe the years of watching weekday and Saturday morning (and afternoon) cartoons will eventually pay off. Not sure how, but one can hope can't one?

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Some CSS explainations

I haven't been to devedge for some time, but here's a nice article explaining a tricky css problem. Nice things to read if you want to keep improving you're web publishing skills. Onwards and upwards!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

New kebab dubbed most dangerous U.K. food - (United Press International)

This sounds good. I'll be in Glasgow soon so I'll have to try it out. For all of you in spitting distance of Glasgow, get down there now! (That means you Damien).

I got this link from Boing Boing. I've read some stuff from there a couple of times, I'm not sure if it's a top notch site. First impressions are a little messy, but maybe the content is worth it. We'll see in times to come.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Thankyou SBS

I love Volleyball. This time around, I'll get to watch all the Olympic volleyball games, and it looks like it's the complete match, not just highlights. And in-between the indoor volleyball, I'll get to watch the beach volleyball. Now I just need to find someone with a widescreen TV and who likes volleyball, or is a real pushover :)

Last time the Olympics was on I was just getting into volleyball seriously. I was kinda peeved that the volleyball wasn't getting much airplay (it was only on cable from my memory), but it didn't bother me that much. Now though, since I'm taking my volleyball more seriously (a little anyway) I'm very excited to get to watch elite level games. 8 years ago, when I started playing volleyball in Year 12, I never thought that I'd be very good at it. I'm sure some of the people I played with thought the same thing. I always got that "Joe's not that good, but he's trying" kinda treatment and that was fine, I knew all that already. At the time it was just something to do, I was never that good at sport and I was tired of losing at tennis (even though I enjoyed playing that too, always thought of getting a new racquet and having a few more games).

When I went to uni I was thinking, "volleyball was kinda fun, I should stick with it for a while", so I signed up with the Adelaide Uni Volleyball Club. That was good, and I leant a lot from that. The next year though my brother decided to play volleyball again. He had played at school but had a break for a couple of years. He went to UniSA so we opted to go to neutral territory, Flinders University. We played there for a good 5 years or so and clawed our way from D grade social to A grade social players. Since we got that far we figured we might be able to cut it in a state league club. So we've been playing reserve league for Norwood Volleyball Club for the past 3 years.

It's nice to think that there's no limit to how far I can get in the sport, even though there probably is. Still I never have thought I'd get this far when I started playing.

There's a nice story for the kiddies out there, hard work and achieving and all that. A regular Wonder Years episode.

It's offical, I'm a geek

There is way too much cool stuff at ThinkGeek (more more more more more more more more). The biggest problem is that they're in the US, and I'm way way over here in Australia (you know, near Tasmania). If there was a ThinkGeek wish list like on Amazon, I think I'd need a "Select All" button as well.

In the beginning ...

Here's the obligatory beginning of a blog post. This is the start of my little space on the Internet. A long time overdue since I like to consider myself as having started using the Internet since its inception (at least in a superficial way). Here's to new beginnings! Hip-hip ... huzza!