Friday, June 15, 2007

It's Obvious

The world is a depressing place. Seriuosly, if you think about it, heck you don't have to think hard, there are so many things wrong with it I can't begin to name them all. And everyday just brings more terrible things to my attention. Some huge general things? Death, poverty, war, corrupt leaders and animosity between so many people. Be thankful for what you have, that's all i have to say. We're lucky we live such a life.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What do you think is out there?

You know, way, way up there, as in out of this world up there, literally. To be honest, i couldn't care less. Really. I mean, NASA's budget every year is $15.47 billion dollars, but there are a billion-plus people living in the poorest conditions elsewhere in the world and we're wasting 15 bilion dollars trying to work out if any more people exist so that they can starve too, or, other people starve instead. I mean seriously, can we please look after all those poor people in Africa, the terrible living conditions of some Aboriginals and tidy up our health, education and environment management. I'm sure there are plenty of other things we could spend that 15 billion on too, just give me a couple of days, loads of newpapers and google; you'll have a long list in no time. I just don't get it. Why can't governments just learn that human life is more important than getting to mars (which is a barren planet, it'll do us no good going there), broadband for everyone and, well alot of stuff governments spend copius amounts of money on. I could scream at Labour's stupid plan to spend 4.5 billion on broadband when it's clear that our health, education and travel systems need more work. *sigh* I guess that's just how it is. Gotta run. Later.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

All-American Microsoft

If your from anywhere that isn't America, type the word coloUr into Microsoft Word. Inevitably, a squiggly red line will appear under the word when you hit the spacebar. Right click on the word and a menu will pop-up that suggests you want the word color, no 'u'. You think, "No that's not what i meant," and go to change the default language. Later you type the word colour again and another red squiggly line appears. "NO!" you yell at the screen. "It's right! I spelt it right! It's you that has it wrong Bill Gates!! You can't even congfigure the stupid program to recognise another countrie's spelling of 'colour'!! Surely it's a simple thing to do!"
But apparently, it's not. That's right, even if you manage to survive a whole session in Word without a red line popping up, the next time you open the program, that little red worm will turn up whenever you spell a word correctly, or with an 's' instead of a 'z', and i just don't get it!! Please Gates, learn how to configure a program you wrote, please. It was save us all so much frustration. Or, you know, Americans could just spell the same as us, and while their at it switch to the metric system which makes much more sense. But that's a whole other story. For no, please do something about Word!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

How we are who we are

Have you ever stopped to wonder about how we got where we are today? I mean, yeah my great-great-grandparents came over some time. . . oh and you know that guy Gov'nor Arty Phillip? He brought over a bunch of ships back in the 1700s - might have come form a bunch of those people.
Nah, i'm talking about how we all spread out from wherever we orginated from - the Middle East, or wherever the garden of eden was, to get all over the world. Definately makes me wonder at people having any racist attitudes at all, when we all descended from the same people/things, whether you believe in evolution or religion. I mean it's fascinating just to think of the way countries were discovered and settled (sadly we Aussies were foudn to late to have any exciting history!) let alone how different races unfolded and were simlilarly, effectivly killed out (original central americans anyone??) and then moved to their different locations.
I've also wondered at Africa staying 'uncivilized' as we'd put it, while europ advanced and built castles and cool little gadgets. I mean it's weird, that the people were seperated and advanced at different rates, such that we now have 'developing' countries and 'developed' countries.
Now along wiht all that also goes the development of language which i personally take as incredibly interesting - not only the deveopment of different languages (which all originated at the Tower of Babel, but the way they changed is fascinating) but the evolution of languages within themselves. Anyway, just a small though and not have of my thoughts on the matter. Until next time.

So I Admit. . .

Yes, alot of rain can be too much rain, as proven in the Hunter valley and along the Central Coast the last couple of days. A torrential amount of rain in only two days threw the area into a state of 'Natural Disaster' and it just goes to show that that ol' song was right. This is the land of droughts and flooding rains. We've been in drought for like ten years right? Then we get floods like this, and tomorrow our dams will be drying up again and we'll have forgotten what rain looks like. Well maybe not us but those poor people inland will have. Which leads me to say, i'm glad to see some of this rain has gotten into our dams. Admittadly, last i heard warragamba has only gotten 30mm, but hey, that's something! Well, I guess that's it. Disappointed that soccer was cancelled for all this rain but we needed it and it did give the news something to talk about for a couple of days, so be thankful any fell at all and pray for those people up in the Central Coast. Later.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Do you know whether the weather is fine?

No it's not. It's the most miserable weather we've had in a while and I'm loving it. Which is why i don't get why it's called miserable weather. In my mind, wet, windy, cold weather always signals for a better day. So enjoy this weather whie you can! Rug up, start a fire, get cosy and find a good book to read with some jazz, 'cos the rains are finally here, if not to stay. . .