Apr 28, 2013

Despicable Me 2

My friend Irene who knows more movie trivia than anyone I've met, put this clip up on her Facebook the other day. Which had me giggling.



Apr 25, 2013

Cat Thursday - ANZAC Day






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ANZAC Day is commemorated on the 25th April every year in Australia.   It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. 

ANZAC Day has become a National day of remembrance for soldiers in all military operations that Australians have been involved in.

 (More info: The Australian War Memorial)


Apr 24, 2013

Around our Garden

Quite a while ago I posted some pictures from around our garden. (Here) 

Since then, we have been trying to make the garden more edible and useful. 
Here's some our efforts so far. 


Thai Chilli

Apr 19, 2013

Cat Thursday - Scams & Hoaxes.






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My blood pressure is playing up, and when that happens I get really grumpy for some reason. Well today I have decided to hate on scammers. Those people who trick little old ladies out of money, send viruses and malware to your inbox, people who peddle nonsense to the public for profit, and people who clog up my news feeds and email with stupid hoaxes. But my biggest annoyance at the moment are those who trick people into liking something on Facebook by appealing to your better nature and using made-up stories of woe. They don't care who they hurt along the way or who they exploit as long as they can sell their page for profit. 

Apr 18, 2013

GLAM - EasyBib




GLAM is an acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. It also incorporates other cultural institutions such as theatres, zoos, botanical gardens, public broadcasters etc. (Wikimedia Outreach)

While studying Information Science, I realised that I come across many interesting resources that some people may not know about. I will be sharing some of these on a regular basis, to spread the GLAM knowledge.

This week I will share EasyBib. It's a bibliography maker that couldn't be easier. Whether you are writing an article, a piece of non-fiction, an essay or helping your kids with their homework - this handy tool will help you get it right. 

Apr 13, 2013

Underground: The Julian Assange Story

This semester I have been studying Introduction to Computer Forensics as part of my post-Graduate studies in Information Science. When my lecturer referred to WikiLeaks during one of the lectures, it reminded me that I missed the screening of Underground when it had been on television and I wondered if I could view it on the TV's webpage or buy the DVD. Anyway, a bit of searching brought me to the Underground webpage and I realised that the film was currently touring. I bought tickets and my husband and I went to see it last night.

Apr 12, 2013

Finishing the Series Reading Challenge.



I never have much luck with Reading Challenges as I'm too busy going off on a tangent. But I will definitely be finishing The Southern Vampire Series this year, so at least I will reach level 1.

I only need to read 1 more book but since I have already read one this year it counts as well. This can follow on from my Sookie Stackhouse reading challenge from 2011 (hosted by Yvonne as well) because the rest of the series wasn't published then.

So I am aiming for Level 1 at the moment: Finish


Apr 11, 2013

Cat Thursday - Cattitude






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At the moment I am reading this book by Geoff Bartlett with photography by Gudrun Reiss called Cattitude. 


Apr 10, 2013

Guinea Pig update.

My Guinea Pigs Beatrix Potter & May Gibbs have gotten really big. (See the pictures below.) You can see a picture of Beatrix when she was a baby here. You can see a picture of May when she was a baby here.


Apr 6, 2013

Genesis of Memory


Background:

Way back last year, I went to the Charlaine Harris book tour with my daughter. We were waiting in line to get our books signed and as you can imagine it was quite a long wait. I was chatting to my daughter about some of the books I have signed that are a bit special such as Tom Hungerford and Elizabeth Jolley who have both passed on now, and were wonderful Western Australian authors. I wasn't having a private conversation just general chit chat.

Apr 4, 2013

Cat Thursday - Robots






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Jigglypuff is really not impressed with the robot vacuum cleaner. 

It was a bit dark this morning, so I didn't get a very good picture. 

But you get the idea. Not impressed!