NOOOoooo!!! FIFA has overturned its decision to give Oceania a direct qualification spot into the 2006 World Cup. This is incredibly bad news. I cannot believe FIFA could do such a thing. I sincerely hope that this news will not have an affect on Frank Lowy’s bid for control of the Soccer Australia board.
Nigel and I just now returned from shopping. We purchased rather more than we set out to, an occurrence that is rare with us. Having found the item Dad requested for his upcoming birthday/anniversary, I proceeded to buy the Essential Bach CD with 36 of his greatest compositions; Mission Impossible and Mission Impossible II on Read more about 2003-06-28 05:59:46[…]
Yesterday was a sad day for football, as Marc Vivien Foe collapsed and died in the middle of the Confederations Cup semi-final between Cameroon and Colombia. He keeled over in the 72nd minute and never regained consciousness, despite the efforts of medical staff to revive him for 45 minutes. Cameroon won the match and there Read more about 2003-06-28 00:21:30[…]
I have just witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. In fact, it was probably the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. The best part of it was the southern sky, which featured a bright double rainbow over a gorgeous orange horizon. The western sky was bright orange and mottled with clouds, Read more about 2003-06-26 07:19:11[…]
NSW wrapped up the State of Origin series last night with a thoroughly deserved win. QLD was hopeless. They showed none of the famed QLD spirit of years gone by, but even that spirit wouldn’t have helped this bunch. They were truly outclassed. Andrew Johns was magic, as usual. IMHO, he’s better than Wally Lewis Read more about 2003-06-26 02:51:02[…]
I finally submitted my complex systems paper for review. It was a bit late, but the submission web page was still open so there shouldn’t be any problems. I think the paper turned out pretty well, and I hope the reviewers agree. KMH didn’t take too kindly to the hanging of Bob the Bear with Read more about 2003-06-26 00:39:45[…]
Visited the parents this weekend. Climbed Mt Coolum today. Steep climb but it’s pretty short. All in all, a very relaxing weekend, and one that I needed. Straight back to paper writing on Monday. I probably should have been working on it over the weekend, too, but there’s more to life than service discovery. A Read more about 2003-06-22 12:38:16[…]
I was going to write a review for Super Troopers but have decided against doing so. It’s really not worth it. A few funny moments but nothing more. On the other hand, Black Hawk Down is an excellent film depicting the ill-fated attempt to capture a warlord from the Somali capital, Mogadishu in 1993. This Read more about 2003-06-15 08:36:16[…]
I’ve just read Roger Ebert’s review of Igby Goes Down. He’s left me wondering whether he was watching the same movie as the rest of us. His first mistake is to keep referring to Jeff Goldblum’s character, D. H. Baines, as Igby’s Stepfather when in fact he is Igby’s Godfather. The second mistake is to Read more about 2003-06-14 15:57:05[…]
Just read Ben’s blog again. I think he’s getting a little carried away with my aptitude in various departments. I can code, yes. But I’m not Nathan. I know very little about Complex Systems compared to someone like Kai. In short, I don’t deserve the kudos heaped on me by Ben. Seriously.