Monday, October 31, 2005


Happy Halloween everyone. This is AA's favorite holiday. Play dress up for adults. They say 3 Billion is now spent on this day. I painted my face and tried to entertain the kids that came by the house.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Cricket Books Arrive!!!

Their here! My order from Amazon UK via Germany is here. They are in great shape and I can't wait to read them. The invoice was in German. Amazon I guess has a distribution center or would that be centre in Germany.

England in Pakistan

The English cricket team are in Pakistan for a Three Test Series and Five ODI's that is One Day Internationals for you none cricket speakers.Andrew Miller is covering the tour for Cricinfo with a diary style column. I have enjoyed his entries.

Cricket on US TV

The AZN Network shows two cricket shows on the east coast sunday mornings. At 6:00am there is the ICC Cricket show and at 6:30am there is Cricket Classics. I sent them a note saying how happy I was about it but never heard back from them.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

British Mags...

I bought a special edition Green Day magazine today published by Metal Hammer. British publications are so far ahead of US publishing as far as I am concerned.Everything from the paper to the writing is better. Their graphics magazines are the best as well. The step by step thing sometimes assumes that the reader might be more up to speed then the average user but I guess you need to get on with it in such a venue. On Tuesdays Kojo Nnamdi show game designer Sid Meier was the guest. I think it might be worth your listen.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks

A great American past away last night. Rosa Parks will be remembered as a woman who had enough of being treated as a second class citizen and got the United States heading towards being the kind of place we all claim it is. We have a long way to go and might never get there but she was someone I feel proud to have called an American hero.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Sick day...

Went into work and didn't even pucnch in before going home. Slept till 3pm got up watched one of my cricket DVDs and that was pretty much it for the day.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Comic Art

The artwork shown is from illustrator Ashley Wood. Taken from issue 12 of Metal Gear Solid published by idwpublishing. Mom and I drove Nola and Tony to National...sorry Regan National Airport this morning. They are on their way to Las Vegas via Dallas. I hope they had a good time in Virginia.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Vidster Video...

I bought a Mattel Vidster camcorder and recieved it friday. It is pretty simple to use and the quality isn't to bad for $50. I will try and upload video soon. I started reading Hillman Curtis' new book Creating Short Films for the Web and have really enjoyed the first few pages. Curtis made a name for himself in the mid 90s with his use of Flash software. Creating motion graphics that actually worked over dial up connections.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mom's house.....

Went to Moms for dinner Tony cooked steaks. They were very good. I'm a bit affraid of grilling steaks for some reason. I was bidding for a camcorder on ebay but didn't win. The bootleg DVD I bought yesterday is pretty good quality. I purshesed one around a year ago that was total crap. Very pixelated. You get what you pay for I guess.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Bootleg Cricket DVD

I bought an home made DVD from a middle east shop in Arlington, VA today. For all I know the FBI we be at my front door saying how I contributed to Al Qaeda with it's purchase.
AA went to the U2 concert tonight. I told her to buy a Powerball ticket tonight, the jackpot is $340 million.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Compuer Guys:Special Edition

The Computer Guys who normally show up on the first tuesday of the month made a special appearence today. On for WAMU's Membership Campaign they had some ipod information as well as a plug for a vlog site. I just went there and can't see the big deal but you might enjoy it.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Australia win

Australia beat the World XI. Don't really know how others feel but I didn't have much emotion invested in these games. Ordered four cricket books from Amazon Uk last night. With the exchange rate I'm looking at some expensive pulp. I would like to fly to London and spend a few days going to second hand book stores.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Family Guy

Rented Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story from Potomac Video at the Twinbrooke shopping center today. I give the movie 4/10. The show works best in it's 30min format if you ask me. Australia seem to be taking care of the World XI in Sydney.

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Went to Microcenter with AA after work and bought a USB cable. Why would I buy a USB cable you ask...No one is reading this. I read an article in res magazine on how to turn the CVS one time use camcorder into a use it as much as you want camcorder. So I am going to try it. Oh yah if you're lucky enough to own a Mac there is this very cool software( that can turn your photos and stories into comics.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Aust vs World XI

The test match between Australia and the World XI has started in Sydney. Listening online. Got home late after doing inventory.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

AA's Big day.....!!!

30 years ago the world became a better place....I hope she is happy. Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Mom's house.....

AA got to meet Nola and Tony tonight. She had a good time. We are going over there for a BBQ sometime next week.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Columbus Day

Wish I could say I had a really interesting day but that was not the case. Same old thing. Mom, Nola and Tony went into DC and had a good time. Sunday we went to Best Buy and Tony found what he was looking for, so that was good news.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Air and Space.....

Went to the new National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly Va. It was worth the $12 for parking.

Friday, October 07, 2005


The rain we didn't recieve for the past two months is going to arrive over the weekend. The LL Bean jacket I bought years ago came in handy today.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

First email post...working?

I want to see if this really works.

Driving to DC......

Had to drive into Washington DC today to pick up some friends from Union Station. Nola and Tony Pope are friends of my Mom from Australia. We havn't seen them since 1991. They look great and have been on some world wide adventure. I got lost somewhere on the George Washington pkwy and almost drove into oncoming traffic. But I'm still here for what that's worth. Also took another day off from work and don't feel the least bit guilty.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Aust win,Wash car..Borders

Australia beat the World XI infront of a very small crowd. The stadium can hold 51,000 and only around 10,000 showed. Washed my car today(MrClean:See picture) ) and in the shade thought I did a good job. However I drove to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and saw the in the sunlight I missed a couple of spots. Stopped at Borders a got a few more books. they are starting to back up on the taxi way waiting to be read.

Australia v World XI

Australia won the toss and have elected to bat. I don't know if the public are all that crazy about this match. Listening online at the moment. First ball, one run. Well I'm not going to do a ball by ball thing.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Kojo show again

The first tuesday of every month brings the Computer Guys to the studio. Two local (Washington DC) computer experts. I enjoy the show, however they sometimes stray from the help format into their own inside jokes.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Books, Radio....

Bought two book's today to help me not look so incompetent online. I hope it works. The Kojo Nnambi show had their monthly show Sporting Views which is worth a listen. It's about sports but without all the chest thumping.

Ren Fest!!!

Went to the Maryland Renaisance festival today with AA along with Alex and Emily.
Bought a nice pottery bowl for Mom. I have four photos of the trip.