Glass Wings Blog: May 2005

The Time Traveler Convention

Mon, 2 May 2005 13:34:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
We need your help for...
The Time Traveler Convention
May 7, 2005, 10:00pm EDT (08 May 2005 02:00:00 UTC)
East Campus Courtyard, MIT
42:21:36.025°N, 71:05:16.332°W

(More...)

Fwd: Kitty training

Tue, 3 May 2005 10:10:25 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: Kitty training
Date: Tuesday 03 May 2005 08:18
From: Amanda Penrose <amanda@dd.com.au>

(More...)

[amanda@dd.com.au: Kitty training]

Tue, 3 May 2005 13:30:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Relief all round as cat goes potty
By Richard Macey
May 3, 2005

...

(More...)

Photograph confirms a far-flung planet

Wed, 04 May 2005 09:10:31 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
Photograph confirms a far-flung planet

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Science/A-star-is-born/2005/05/03/1115092494825.html

Astronomers have confirmed that a controversial photograph taken by a telescope

(More...)

dorkbot

Wed, 04 May 2005 17:29:20 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
They have divison in Melbourne.
http://www.dorkbot.org/

Warmest Regards,
Yukihiko

(More...)

Free Comic Book Day

Sat, 7 May 2005 16:00:05 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Get down to your local comic book store and get a free comic book today!

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

(In Melbourne, Classic Comics and Comics R Us are participating)

(More...)

Morse code beats txting at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Sat, 7 May 2005 16:04:00 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
April 16, 2005

A race to the wire as old hand at Morse code beats txt msgrs
By Mark Henderson

(More...)

Report on the 2005 Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race

Sun, 8 May 2005 12:30:35 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
This year's race featured 28 entries--more than ever before--and in many
other ways was the grandest Baltimore race in history.  See the photos
below, and even the videos, provided by KineticBaltimore's own Karen
Wallace.

(More...)

Disability Pension Changes Threaten Australians with Disabilities

Sun, 8 May 2005 12:40:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.livejournal.com/users/rickybuchanan/52501.html

Dear Everybody,

** This message is very important **

(More...)

30-Second Bunnies Theatre

Sun, 8 May 2005 13:43:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
30-Second Bunnies Theatre
http://www.angryalien.com/

Currently on line:

(More...)

Alfred Deakin Innovation Lectures

Mon, 9 May 2005 12:53:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.deakinlectures.com.au/program/fulllisting.php

Apologies for not posting this earlier - I didn't find out about it
until today, and unfortunately that means we've missed Larry Lessig
and Joi Ito's talk yesterday!  :(  :(

(More...)

Williamstown Literary Festival

Tue, 10 May 2005 09:53:32 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This weekend I will be speaking at the Williamstown Literary Festival. I could
use all of the support I can get, and would greatly appreciate a cheering
section. I will be talking about "How to Create An Online Literary Zine" and
I will be on a panel discussing "E-publishing: Is The E-book Dead?"

(More...)

Pure capsicum - deadly spice!

Tue, 10 May 2005 13:25:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
A NEW chilli sauce goes on sale today that is so hot it could KILL.

Ultra-concentrated “16 Million Reserve” is the hottest science
can make.

(More...)

Hybrid electric car comparisons

Tue, 10 May 2005 14:22:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
GreenHybrid, the interactive hybrid electric vehicle resource:
http://www.greenhybrid.com/

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

(More...)

US robot builds copies of itself

Thu, 12 May 2005 12:43:22 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
US robot builds copies of itself
By Roland Pease
BBC science correspondent

US researchers have devised a simple robot that can make copies of

(More...)

Incendiary Clergy

Fri, 13 May 2005 07:56:48 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
In the 7 May 2005 issue of New Scientist (London) appears this correction:

  "Our feature on cloud seeding (16 Apr, p40) should have started
  with the words 'Cannons blazed'.  No clergy were set on fire in
  China's rainmaking experiment."

(More...)

Freecycle

Fri, 13 May 2005 12:43:52 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
"The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe.
It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free
in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator
(them's good people). Membership is free."

(More...)

Best. Comics. Ever.

Fri, 13 May 2005 17:50:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.superdickery.com/galleries.html

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

(More...)

New video game: Okami

Fri, 13 May 2005 18:04:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
"Okami" is a forthcoming video game in which you play a wolf-spirit,
the earthly incarnation of the Sun-Goddess Amaterasu, founder of Japan.
The entire game is portrayed in a Japanese brush-painting art style!

Article:

(More...)

John Cleese writing Aardman film

Sun, 15 May 2005 00:33:16 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Monty Python star John Cleese is writing the next feature film for
Aardman Animations, the makers of Wallace and Gromit have announced.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4512099.stm

(More...)

Columbia House sold!

Sun, 15 May 2005 09:16:19 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Columbia House sold!
rhf@Hack-Man.com (Otto "Hack-Man" Heuer)

It was announced today that Bertelsmann (BMG) will be purchasing the Columbia
House music club. While terms weren't announce, analysts believe Bertelsmann

(More...)

The People Own Ideas!

Wed, 18 May 2005 14:44:34 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The People Own Ideas!
By Lawrence Lessig June 2005

We entered the youth camp that morning by passing down a long, white
gravel road and under a wooden gate. Spread to one side, and for as far

(More...)

Cute stories in the Age today

Thu, 19 May 2005 08:29:39 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
The force is with them
A 28-year cinematic journey ends today for fans of the Star Wars series, and
some say it's defined them in more ways than one.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Film/The-force-is-with-them/2005/05/18/1116361612240.html

(More...)

Shoe kick-starts active lifestyle

Thu, 19 May 2005 11:58:15 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
It could be the ultimate incentive to get kids exercising - a shoe that
controls the amount of TV they watch.

The shoe - dubbed Square-eyes - has a unique insole that records the
amount of exercise a child does and converts it into television watching

(More...)

Dice Collector

Thu, 19 May 2005 23:30:50 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The world's largest collection of dice:

http://www.dicecollector.com/

(More...)

Stack the cats

Fri, 20 May 2005 09:25:21 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
http://www.thefrown.com/games/stackthecats/

I crashed and burned on level 6 :-)
AJ

(More...)

clever

Thu, 19 May 2005 19:22:54 -0700

Linda Page <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda Page
Star Wars Spoof: Organic Rebels and the Dark Side of the Farm
<http://www.mercola.com/2005/may/17/store_wars.htm>

Clever :o)
   Linda

(More...)

Eurovision Song Contest

Mon, 23 May 2005 14:57:49 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
How many of you watched the contest last night?

For you poor people who are not graced with the wonders and terrors of
Eurovision on your TV, this site might help:

(More...)

Fwd: Physicists uncover Eurovision biases

Tue, 24 May 2005 07:40:42 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: Physicists uncover Eurovision biases
Date: Tuesday 24 May 2005 03:42
From: Andrew Pam <xanni@glasswings.com.au>

(More...)

Cats!

Wed, 25 May 2005 14:32:46 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Japanese cats:
http://nub.iichan.net/b/src/1116809390177.jpg

Rocky the flying cat:
http://members.shaw.ca/turd.furgussen/catjump.mpg

(More...)

11 steps to a better brain

Fri, 27 May 2005 12:48:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
It doesn't matter how brainy you are or how much education you've had -
you can still improve and expand your mind. Boosting your mental
faculties doesn't have to mean studying hard or becoming a reclusive
book worm. There are lots of tricks, techniques and habits, as well as
changes to your lifestyle, diet and behaviour that can help you flex

(More...)

oh my

Sun, 29 May 2005 16:28:22 -0700

Linda Page <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda Page
Enjoy!

http://www.netdisaster.com/

Linda :o)

(More...)

Playing It Again

Tue, 31 May 2005 00:01:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The inventor of Pong and founder of Chuck E. Cheese is getting back into
the restaurant game. Adults welcome.

By Brad Stone
Newsweek

(More...)

Pointless Waste of Time

Tue, 31 May 2005 03:06:03 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Funny and quite accurate manifesto on the future of computer games:
http://www.pointlesswasteoftime.com/games/manifesto.html

And something more typical of the site:

(More...)

Computer graphics

Tue, 31 May 2005 14:02:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The results of the competition for best computer graphic image created
in 2004 using the free POV-Ray software:

http://www.povcomp.com/entries/

(More...)

Home E-Mail Sponsors Index Search About Us