Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Somebody think of the children!

The Australian Government's mandatory internet censorship scheme still threatens to become a reality. If it does, it will slow down our internet and block access to thousands of sites deemed "harmful and innapropriate to children" to all households, whether there are any children living there or not. Even where there are kids, couldn't parents, I don't know, try supervising them? At the very least they could use one of the optional filters that are already freely available instead of a universal filter inflicted on everybody.

Get is running a campaign to try and stop the scheme from going ahead. If you're a fellow Aussie and you believe in freedom of information click here to sign the petition.

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. -Voltaire

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sinead's Hand

This video is so clever, and a great way to approch a sensitive topic.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tag! You're it!

The talented EdBeale tagged me for this game. That was almost a year ago, so she may have long since forgotten about it, but now that I’m back online I may as well fill it out.

In this game of Tag, one has to list 7 things about him/herself and pass it on to 7 others, who in turn list 7 things. Should be simple enough…

1. I find glasses terribly sexy, on men or women.

2. Sometimes evangelical Christians spam my MySpace page wanting to save my soul. The last one said he’d had a dream about me, which is flattering, I suppose. I asked him what he was wearing in the dream, and what I was wearing, and did he mind if I invited a friend to watch. He didn’t reply. I guess I’ll never know.

3. If I find any change (down the back of the couch, under a chair) while I’m cleaning the house, it’s mine, regardless who it originally belonged to. Of course, this is irrelevant when you live alone.

4. When the planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center I was asleep in my bed.

5. I’m a terrible gardener. I can’t even keep pot plants alive. I have such good intentions when I buy potted herbs, imagining serving my guests pasta with fresh basil, or Thai with homegrown coriander, but then I forget to water them or the cats eat them.

6. My favourite ice cream flavour is choc mint. Or maybe Cookies and Cream. Or Rum and Raisin.

7. As you can see, I am often indecisive.

Well that’s that. Now for the tagging part. I tag…um…

Giselle Renarde
Laurie's Laudanum
Deliciously Naughty
Jennifer Muirhead
Sasha White
Tales of a Fantasy Scribbler

I don't know some of them very well (or at all, I just follow their blogs), and of course there's no guarantee they'll want to play, but I had fun.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Whoa...long time, no post. A good friend of mine threatened to, and I quote, "poke [me] with a stick" until I updated this blog, so here is an update. I don't have anything much to report, except that she and I have made a pact to try harder to get some more writing done. I've just sent off another submission, so we'll see what happens.