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13 November, 2009

One day these watches will exist


To have a watch that only gives you a fuzzy idea of what the time is would be the best. I think it will help to keep everyone chilled out!

Flickr has the words

23 September, 2009

Clay Marzo - Pro Surfer

There are some truly amazing people in this world. Some incredible places and some awesome fun to be had by all.


22 September, 2009

An Awesome Book

A kids book with a concept I can really get behind. Too many kids don't get the chance to enjoy being a kid and we should dod everything we can so that they can. So here is a book to help bother of us remember.


Not only does this book remind us all to dream but Dallas Clayton (the guy above) has set up a charity (Awesome World Foundation) to donate books directly to school, hospitals , libraries, camps and shelters in the States and around the world. The idea is that not only will kids be encouraged to dream but also how to read.


09 September, 2009

A Box of Sun - Monday Project

In a bid to actual put time aside to draw, paint or play with (read learn) illustrator I signed up to The Monday Project. By having a project it made more sense that I would have that as the catalyst to finding the motivation needed to continue playing around and have fun. I especially wanted to use the project as a way to learn how to actually use illustrator; curiosity is a strange thing.

My first project and its not even completed (its not in illustrator like I wanted!).
A sketch of an empty box under a tree. As there are no clouds in the sky one can assume it is a sunny day therefore a box of sun sits under a tree on top of a rolling hill. A Box of Sun.


Think I'll still put it in illustrator and see what happens; I'm sure it will end up looking completely different.

05 August, 2009

James 1:12-27 (New King James)

Loving God Under Trials
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
Qualities Needed in Trials
19 So then,a]">[a] my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Doers—Not Hearers Only
21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone among youb]">[b] thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the wor
ld.

(via biblegateway)

I could study these words for weeks or even months and still there would be more to learn, more that God would reveal, more to repent from.

22 July, 2009

You Love Random Launch Party!

The time has finally come! After a year and a half in the making it is has come to the point for a launch party. Yes, it is late but really when did we have the time before now? Well, we didn't and now we do. So this launch party has been building up for quite some time and is set to be AWESOME because of this wait!

Here is what the YOU LOVE RANDOM website says;

Slip on your Hoodie, grab your skateboard and get to Horse Bizaar to celebrate with the new kids on the distribution block; You Love Random, that's US!

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Thursday 23 July 8:30pm

Horse Bizaar

397 Little Lonsdale Street

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With free beer for some, free chocolate for others, bands, an xbox and maybe even a turducken you just know it’ll be the best party since 1982!

T-shirt orders can be picked up at the launch free of postage charges too!

Live music provided by;
Alex & Sarah
The Tealeaves

14 July, 2009

My heart.


You want to hear my heart.

I'll tell you what it sounds like. Ripping! Slow slow ripping. And then the squishy sound as someone squeezes all the blood and life out of it.

That's what my heart sounds like; that's what you hear.

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Here is an enlarged human heart and a normal heart photographed by the good people of National Geographic.
The heart is an incredible muscle and this image brings to light how amazing it is. We need to look after our hearts; guard our hearts.


13 July, 2009

Stuck in my head... but I luv it!

So Human is from Lady Sovereign's latest album Jigsaw. It's a bit of a different step from her first album. This new one is a bit more femanine, she's brocken up with some dude and it still has some of her amusing rythmic quips that just get stuck in your head! Coz really "doesn't it feel much betta, when ya have a beta day than yesterday"

09 July, 2009

After 5+ years it was over

What does one say when a 5 year relationship crumbles and dissolves?
Well apparently I said this;

i fell numb
i swear my soul left my body when i walked through the door
i failed again; the news hasn't set in
i sit here waiting
waiting for the rain to begin

this is the way it happens, again and again and again
but you push it aside and continue smiling
I'm getting tired but i'll keep going
always do

26 June, 2009

What happened with ma.gnolia

Raises some interesting questions on how well the sites we love are backed-up.

Citizen Garden Episode 11: Whither Ma.gnolia? from Larry Halff on Vimeo.

25 June, 2009

The September Issue

Reading.

Reading is how we learn. How we explore ideas.
And sometimes its just because we like to look at pretty pictures.

23 June, 2009

Harry James Angus played at Bennett's Lane

These are non-sensical notes i made at some point either during or after the gig. hope you find something informative about the below. If not, dont stress just get this bit; go see Harry James Angus at some point in your life.
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great storyteller

makes you laugh at the ordinary things of life. those songs that aren't blatantly funny have a warming sensation like warm comforting hug from a lover or good friend; secure and true.

conjures feelings of a personal interaction

his music is funny and witty. music for the more intellectual of gig goers.

there is a older audience, mostly ppl over 30 and with a large portion seeming over 50. perhaps this is partly due to his gig being part of the Melb International Jazz Festival. Whatever the reason the gig is sold out and a waiting list started.

When the band joins Harry for the second set we are told they had only rehearsed that afternoon for the gig. As they jam and feel the music. As they feel the road with their instruments in what has become a pure jamming section and Harry even forgets what verse of the song they are meant to be up to you can't help but not care if the song isn't finished the way it may be intended. At this stage you are simply happy to have been given this opportunity to a glimpse into Harry's mind and world.

05 June, 2009

Psalm 13

How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.

I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.

26 May, 2009

Unpopular View #2 - Brumbys Pipeline



Topher gives both barrels to John Brumby and Tim Holding's very CLEVER North - South pipeline.

"We have an un-elected premier building a pipeline we voted against which takes water from people who dont have any and pipes it to a city that has other ways of getting more water cheaper."

Topher has done other amusing and well researched video's check him out on YouTube.

20 May, 2009

Monkey Ninjas


As everyone knows the greatest thing in the whole wide world is Monkey Ninja's. There is no doubt about it - they are the coolest.

05 May, 2009

Text from a drama

The world as we know it is dull and mundane
And no longer can we say that
“Original thought exists”
The fact is
“Everyday is no different from today”
And not
“Tomorrow will be different from yesterday”
Let it be said that
In the future
Beauty will be skin-deep and manufactured
It is wrong to assert that
We are meant to create
Human potential is limited
And no longer will we believe that
We were made in His image
In truth, because
Our generation will prefer to live
a lie
“Our children will know no better” will be
The saying of this generation
The truth of today
Should be
The institution of marriage
Is false
“Love is an illusion”
I tell you this
Now
Families cannot stay together
It is foolish to presume
my peers and I care
Let it be said that
Humans will always be selfish
I do not agree that
Life should be celebrated
The truth is
Our lives are meaningless
I do not believe that
We are fearfully and wonderfully made
It is evident that
Our creation was an accident
It is wrong to think
We were created with a purpose

And God said "Let there be Light", and He reversed the Darkness

We were created with a purpose
It is wrong to think
Our creation was an accident
It is evident that
We are fearfully and wonderfully made
I do not believe that
Our lives are meaningless
The truth is
Life should be celebrated
I do not agree that
Humans will always be selfish
Let it be said that
my peers and I care
It is foolish to presume
Families cannot stay together
Now
I tell you this
“Love is an illusion”
Is false
The institution of marriage
Should be
The truth of today
The saying of this generation
“Our children will know no better” will be
a lie
Our generation will prefer to live
In truth, because
We were made in His image
And no longer will we believe that
Human potential is limited
We are meant to create
It is wrong to assert that
Beauty will be skin-deep and manufactured
In the future
Let it be said that
“Tomorrow will be different from yesterday”
And not
“Everyday is no different from today”
The fact is
“Original thought exists”
And no longer can we say that
The world as we know it is dull and mundane

Words written by Daryl Yeo & Eddie

26 April, 2009

Nicostrata and "The City of Ladies"

I've become quite interested in Nicostrata the lady who invented the first 16 "Latin letter" for which we have the ABC's now.
There isn't much information about her but I have been able to gather snips from one small book. City of Ladies written by Christine de Pizan. Christine lived from 1364-1430, so AGES ago but her book is interesting if not a little repetitive.

In the book Lady Reason speak with Christine, which is how Christine clears and builds the foundation of the city, this is a little of what Reason says about how the people of Italy thanked Nicostrata.
"they heralded it as such a marvellous invention that they venerated her more highly than any man, worshipping Nicostrata like a goddess in her own lifetime."
"In honour of the science of Latin that she had invented, the people of the country called themselves Latins. Furthermore, because ita in Latin is the most important affirmative term in that language... they did not stop at calling their own realm the land of the Latins, but went so far as to use the name Italy to refer to the whole country beyond their immediate borders".



The picture shown is from Science & Society their side note to the image is as follows;

‘Typus Gramatica’ showing Nicostrata (also known as Carmenta), holding a hornbook and key, introducing a child into a tower of learning with six storeys. The lowest - Donatus, second - Priscianus, third - portraits of Aristotle (logic), Cicero (Rhetoric and Poetry), Boethius (Arithmetic). Fourth, Pythagorus (Music), Euclid (Geometry), Ptolemy (Astonomy), fifth - Aristotle (Physics), Seneca (Ethics). At the summit stands a Master of Sentences representing Theology. Mother to Evando, King of Arcadia, Nicostrata is known as a scholar of Greek letters and is often associated with birth, children and Apollo. From Grammar, part of ‘Margarita Philosophica’ by Gregor Reisch (1467?- 1525). First printed in 1503. Hand-coloured wood-cut.

24 April, 2009

Sparklers



Sparklers are magical at any age.

14 April, 2009

That's my King

Found this video just yesterday so its a little late for a Easter Sunday post. But in all truth it is never too late because He has risen and set us free for every day of the year for the rest of eternity.

13 April, 2009

For a very short moment

Personally and at work I use a Apple Mac computer and most days I love it. But sometimes I discover a cool little program that only works using Windows and I think, for a very short moment, that maybe I could buy a PC.

I've heard about Bump Top and the concept before but after watching the video I had one of the very short moments mentioned before.
Then I read that they will be making it for Mac and Linux soon too. I smiled and the moment was over.

30 March, 2009

An Exploration of Harry's Mind


An Exploration of Harry's Mind by The Collectables from You Love Random on Vimeo.


The Collectables music video for An Exploration of Harry’s Mind.

The Collectables play gigs around Melbourne at many different venues. They have always had a unique style and sound this video clip shows you once more how completely out of the box they truely are.

Their EP can be bought at the You Love Random website www.youloverandom.com

26 March, 2009

Tea or Hot Chocolate?

Both are comforting but I think each is comforting for different reasons.

Tea is soothing and calming and after a cup you feel like you can still do things. Hot chocolate on the other hand is also soothing and calming but after I usually just want to cuddle up with a doona on the couch or in bed and just dooze.

19 March, 2009

Forgotten Desktop File


The things you find on your desktop.
I have this bad habit of downloading stuff to my desktop and, most of the time, deleting it once I've finished with the file. But some times I forget. This pic is one of those forgotten downloads. I can't even remember how it came to be on my desktop. Still. He's wearing a pretty sweet t-shirt.

17 March, 2009

Awesomeness Unleashed!

video

Filmed in Hakuba, Japan. February 2009.

August

Just finished watching this movie. It leaves you with that deep sadness and anger that the main character Tom feels. The need to just hit something because in all honesty you realise that you like him are a duck treading water. It seems all calm and collected up top but look down further and your kicking as hard as your legs and heart will allow.

The sound track and cinematography took you to that trance like place with ease. I loved the music!


The synopsis is this: Two brothers, Tom and Joshua Sterling, own an Internet start-up, Landshark, that is as hot as a New York City summer--only this is the summer of 2001, their company is in lock up, its stock price is plunging and, in a few weeks, the world will change forever.


22 January, 2009

Mum? Where did you go?



Having people from all over the world stay with my family means that strange things sometimes happen at our house.
Walking in the front door tonight was a little.... strange indeed.

Über piggyback ride



Three people, two walking legs.
Aah the fun that is had when family visit.


20 January, 2009

Ali is engaged!


This is my sister Ali. She just got engaged!
Congratulations Ali and Nathan!

I think I'm going to boop from excitement!!!!!

13 January, 2009

Where are we at...

Christmas has come and gone. It was just like all the other ones except I just kept running back to my laptop to get a little more work done between courses. The best part is always the FIRE as we set the pudding alight! POFF! Blue flame consuming that yummy alcohol soaked cake mmmmm

After that New Years came, and then went. Again the usual. Parties. Managed to limit it to two this year. I find the hardest party about NYE is determining which parties to go to and which one to be at when the clock strikes 12.

They were weeks ago now.
I was going to write something about a new webcomic (Man vs Life) that is so wrong its just right but I'll do that later when I've more time. It is quite comical.