Google Maps does Street mapping for Australia and New Zealand

  • Posted on: 28 September 2006
  • By: agittins

You know, I blame conventional media for this. I place my trust in them by watching TV news several times a week, and they miss reporting a massive story like THIS? Google added a street map layer to their Australian and New Zealand maps back on May 18 2006, and then just a few weeks ago on September 6 Google Maps added street Searching too! This is great news indeed - why on earth did I not find out until a friend mentioned it only yesterday?

Portal

  • Posted on: 1 September 2006
  • By: agittins

Taken at the Powerhouse Museum in Brisbane.

FujiFilm S7000, processed in the Gimp with UFRaw, as always.
Submitted for the photofriday.com "Circle" challenge.

Reg

  • Posted on: 28 July 2006
  • By: agittins

Reginald, my Sister's Pug. So much character in such a small package.

Submitted for PhotoFriday's "Portrait" challenge

Pirate Spotting

  • Posted on: 21 July 2006
  • By: agittins
He lowers his binoculars - the pirates are much closer than they first appeared!

Taken at the 2005 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, NSW. The ladies on the bike are part of the <a href="http://www.dykesonbikessydney.org.au/">"Dykes on Bikes"</a> contingent, a clear crowd favourite at every Mardi Gras. There are groups all over the world so I don't know if these two ladies are from the Sydney club or elsewhere. The sound of over 200 loud and proud motorbikes has to be heard to be believed!

He lowers his binoculars - the pirates are much closer than they first appeared!

Taken at the 2005 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, NSW. The ladies on the bike are part of the "Dykes on Bikes" contingent, a clear crowd favourite at every Mardi Gras. There are groups all over the world so I don't know if these two ladies are from the Sydney club or elsewhere. The sound of over 200 loud and proud motorbikes has to be heard to be believed!

Alsa sound broken after update (FC4 x86_64)

  • Posted on: 10 January 2006
  • By: agittins

I recently applied a whole bundle of updates including alsa-lib on my Fedora Core 4 x86_64 desktop. Since then I started getting the error message

ALSA lib control.c:817:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default
Open error: No such file or directory

whenever I tried to open alsamixer, and similar errors and crashes running other apps that expected to be able to use the Alsa sound system (which worked quite well before the update).

Airbus A380 - As far into the hangar as it gets

  • Posted on: 16 December 2005
  • By: agittins
This is the new A380 when it made it's first visit to Australian soil - touching down at Brisbane airport for a quick Quantas paintjob before heading down south. Note the size of the massive semi-trailer parked on the apron of the hangar, then look at the plane! Maximum takeoff weight: 590,000 kg (1,300,700 lbs) - yup, a MILLION POUNDS! If you love your specs, you can check out some good A380 stats at <a href="http://www.thaitechnics.com/aircraft/a3xx.html" target="_blank">Thai Technics</a>
This is the new A380 when it made it's first visit to Australian soil - touching down at Brisbane airport for a quick Quantas paintjob before heading down south. Note the size of the massive semi-trailer parked on the apron of the hangar, then look at the plane! Maximum takeoff weight: 590,000 kg (1,300,700 lbs) - yup, a MILLION POUNDS! If you love your specs, you can check out some good A380 stats at Thai Technics

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