Archive for August 4, 2006

Melbourne Store Activity Hinted

Posted: August 4, 2006 in Misc Tech

A tipster claims a top floor restaurant in Federation Square, Melbourne (Australia) is moving out after Apple took over the space which may eventually become a retail store. The high-up location seems an unlikely spot for a retail space, but Melbourne is definitely on the list of possible store sites.

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LAN Event running in melbourne at high profile venue in October 500 Players

define:// “A LAN party is a temporary, sometimes spontaneous gathering of people together with their computers, which they connect together in a local area network (LAN) primarily for the purpose of playing multiplayer computer games.”Any Questions or for any more info visit the fine folks at fusionlan:

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Melbourne: The Cat Empire

Posted: August 4, 2006 in Misc Tech


Great Band

Anyone that saw the opening Commonwealth Games Ceremony from here in Melbourne, would have heard a great funky local band called The Cat Empire, and are one of the best new(ish) Aussie bands around. The members are all from around Melbourne, and are very comfortable on stage. Their music is difficult to assign to a genre. There is a strong jazz background, but it is not your average jazz! Mixed in is Hip-hop and Reggae, and a very fresh sound…

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Funny Cat Clips – Very Funny

Posted: August 4, 2006 in Misc Tech

I personally like the cat that chases the Bear away…

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Well it happens every 4 years.
What the Olympics- No, The Commonwealth Games, No.

Ahh, it’s the Australian census. That fun little half hour or so you spend answering questions about everything from how many sprog you have to, do you have a car or a bike. Last time an entertaining spamming campaign to Australians asked them to put their religion down as Jedi”. This resulted in over 70,000 census results for the “force” sensitive beings.

The result was that “Jedi” was the fastest growing religion in 2002. As the results are supposed to cater for the answers we give, I am still waiting for our temple.

This time we are treated to an e-census, the ability to answer all your question online (if the system will let you login).

This year we have seen no such spam. We do get spam but hopefully the fasted growing religion this time won’t be V1agra.


A pair of strange new worlds that blur the boundaries between planets and stars have been discovered beyond our Solar System. The pair belongs to what some astronomers believe is a new class of planet-like objects floating through space; so-called planetary mass objects, or “planemos”, which are not bound to stars.

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U2 plan a Free concert in Melbourne for 17 November 2006 .

This is to coincide with the Meeting of G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Melbourne.
A site HAS been booked. U2 are in Melbourne for shows anyhow. Here is the link to the first story on it.

I will add more detail as it surfaces here (and why I am not direct linking the story).

Here is the info on the location of the “potential” free gig.

It is a nice location and easy to get to.

Ed…Love them or not I like a couple of their songs of theirs but am no Fanboy personally, and I do question the “good” they do (if any).

UPDATE: This looks like a good site for the U2 tour updates