Thursday, August 03, 2006
Roy stands. 'Commence.'
I start at the ankles and work up.
I am like a spider binding him in my gossamer web. I do it tight with
several layers. Soon Roy Orbison stands before me, completely wrapped
in cling-film. The pleasure is unexampled.
Ulli's Roy Orbison in Cling-film site
Sunday, July 23, 2006
I particular like the flash interface for the London website.
Helsinki has some of the more out there styles though.
I guess what really pisses me off is the continuous show of hyprocrisy coming out of so many corners. We have what was supposedly a great example of the emerging middle-eastern democrocy and economy in Lebanon being bombed back to the stone ages on the weakest of excuses and no-one who really matters gives a shit. Its pretty obvious now that the Israel bombs (being resupplied as fast as possible by the US) are are accurate as those falling in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course those who do matter, i.e. the US politicians, have already demonstrated the levels of idiocy, cruelty, self-delusion beyond those that I thought were possible.
The really sad thing is just the complete void of an any sense of opposition coming from people in America. Well, I mean there are the normal list of pundits, mainly bloggers, some thoughtful, some just throwing around insults, but certainly no political opposition. I'm really not sure how people can still think that persuading people to be nice by killing them indescriminately is a great idea. Jesus. I'm ranting now...
As usual the innocent suffer and nothing is going to get solved. Just more hatred and killing.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
It all seems kind of odd. I do like the way it just magically appears at the bottom. Hmmmmm.....
Friday, October 15, 2004
Originally uploaded by andyh.
Finally went back to flickr (by way of jot - a very nice looking structured wiki service) and playing around with their stuff.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
I guess its probably only going to be a few more years before some country somewhere mandates that all citizens have to have a RFID chip implanted rather than carry around ID papers.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Economies and their success (or not) is linked to change. Infact I'd argue that less change is far more healthy than change. I guess this is the "if its not broken then don't fix it" theory. If an economy is good then don't change anything fundamental because theres a good chance its going to break.
I think markets adjust to economic conditions, so if someone does make a fundamental change then in the short term the economy will go to shit (excuse my terminology) but eventually people will work around the change and in the long run the economy will stabalise. Okay, I guess thats not the same as becoming good. Obviously there are extremes where you can fundamentally screw the economy really good and there are fundamentally screwed economies in the world which need big changes to help them.
So the moral of the story. Don't go making changes if things are good. No matter how well intentioned they are.
Of course its way more complex than this. Good is a relative term. One persons good is not necessarily anothers. And one persons a little good is another persons not good enough. We also live in a global economy where one countries change can affect another countries economy. So I guess we're just going to have to put up constant change and ups and downs.
So what happened. Well I reckon (and these are probably blindingly obvious):
- In good times people don't like change regardless of a governments reputation and policies, but in bad times people are much more willing to throw out a government no matter how good intentioned they are. This is probably blindingly obvious.
- The majority of people are fundamentally selfish. They only care about their present situation. Thats part and parcel of the previous point.
A highly simplistic argument, yup, it sure is. Probably reflects on my disappointment at the result.
The irony of all this is by giving the Coalition a majority in the Senate they've given John Howard the opportunity to make changes, lots of them, big fundamental ones, which he hasn't been able to do before. Lets hope we enjoy the ride!
Friday, June 18, 2004
More silliness from the world of politics.
In the US President Bush contradicts the September 11th committees assertion that Ex-President Saddam had nothing to do with the September 11th terrorist acts. Yeah right on...
Meanwhile in Australia the Defence Minister Robert Hill said that they went to war because of the weapons of mass destruction not the terrorist links, and not the terrorist links. Hang on, didn't we rule out that whole "weapons of mass destruction" crap months ago.