Friday, January 27, 2006

Holy Crap! Its Genius!

Go here and marvel at the ingenuity of the Australian male.

Why didn't I think of it? In case eBAY yanks it. It's four mates in Sydney selling a weekend with themselves. Basically they provide the beer the snags and the good times and you provide yourself and the moolah which at 10:18 this morning is up to $2,425.


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The most exciting thing happened recently...

I bought new strings for my guitar!

For those of you who don't know I haven't changed the strings on my lecky (electric) since I bought it about 4 years ago. For those non musos among you, you're supposed to change them about every 2 months depending on how much you play.

Whats even better is that the shop I bought them from was having a 2 for 1 sale so that means, as Master Robson pointed out, I have an entire decades worth of strings. Yay! :)

Oh and I bought new shoes also. No more big toe sticking out of holes in soles! I can now walk over broken glass and gravel without a care in the world and, as an added bonus, I no longer have to worry about rain or puddles, acid or otherwise. Hooray!

On second thought that wasn't really exciting was it? I'm really the only one that cares.

Kez was excited about the shoes though...


Dan out...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Aren't these things supposed to be about me?

greetings my loyal readers

I just remembered these things are supposed to be about me and whats happening in my life so here goes an update...

Still working altho not for much longer I think as honours will start in another 5 weeks or so.

Honours starts in another 5 weeks...

Unbearbly lonely. A great, black maw of loneliness slowly consuming me. I need to love again but am too emotionally stunted and abused to do so...

Well...that was...morose.

I'm currently stressed to the eyebalss as I have a sense of impending doom descending from on high, sent by the honours I am currently doing...

I don't see as much of my friends (thats you guys) as I'd like even when I try and organise something I don't get a reply or no-ones interested. I'm hoping I'm just unlucky and its not due to my offensive body odour or something...

I'm going to bed before some 14 year old with black, greasy, dyed hair in a Slipknot t-shirt kills themself over this post

Friday, January 13, 2006

This is Kremit Lupin the Wizardfrog speaking here....


Just did this quiz

You are Kermit the Frog.
You are reliable, responsible and caring. And you
have a habit of waving your arms about

"Hi ho!" "Yaaay!" and
"How Green Was My Mother"

"Surfin' the Webfoot: A Frog's Guide to the

Sitting in the swamp playing banjo.

"Hmm, my banjo is wet."

What Muppet are you?
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yes I did deliberately make it Kremit in the title

I think the quiz could be a mite more comprehensive tho...

Still I'm happy with the result, though I think I like animal better.

What Muppet are you?

Also did this quiz to find out what Harry Potter character I was

You scored as Remus Lupin. You are a wise and caring wizard and a good, loyal friend to boot. However sometimes in an effort to be liked by others you can let things slide by, which ordinarily you would protest about.

Remus Lupin


Ginny Weasley


Albus Dumbledore


Harry Potter


Ron Weasley


Hermione Granger


Sirius Black


Draco Malfoy


Severus Snape


Lord Voldemort


Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
created with

Came out with Lupin so not bad...

Although Ginny Weasley was 5% off and that could have been embarrassing

I'm such a geek...

Thursday, January 05, 2006

First post for the new year...

Upon looking over my blog I have realised that since I started it I have made exactly 80 posts not counting this one.


How is everyone? All is well I trust?

I'm doing super. I am slightly closer to going to Sweden at the end of my honours this year so thats cool.

Here are some people who seem to genuinely believe that finding a living pterosaur will disprove evolution. Do they not realise that all it proves is that the pterosaur did not in fact die out millions of years ago? I especially love their explanation of the Second Law of Dynamics and how they try to use that to disprove evolution. Yes things tend towards disorder and yet, if left to themselves, many proteins dissolved in water will rearrange themselves into functional shapes. i.e. the protein has become more ordered. This is allowed to happen under the rules of thermodynamics because the water around the protein becomes more disordered. Therefore the entropy, or total amount of "disorderedness" in the universe has not changed.

Additionally you are allowed to "reverse" entropy by putting energy into the when you smelt iron ore to produce pure iron. You pump in a lot of energy to turn ore into pure iron. Here, again, the increase in "orderedness" of the iron atoms in the ore is compensated for by the "disorderedness" produced by the various gases evolved from the ore during the smelting process and from the production of the energy in the first place, whether from burning of wood or fossil fuels or from nuclear decay.

So life, while extremely ordered, also relies on energy input i.e. food to remain in that state. So take away food and you lose the ability to repair damage and keep things in their ordered state and you slowly become more disordered and die.

There I suck at physics and yet I can explain it to you...

I won't go ino how wrong their statement about how random mutations cannot add more information to our genome is. It just shows their complete ignorance of the subject. (Yes I do realise that a lot of our genetic information is the result of invasion by retroviruses but still mutation plays an important role, to say that the mutations are random is also untrue. There are areas of the genome that are more prone to mutation than others and the mutations lead to order over time due to selective pressure)

Well that wasn't supposed to be quite so rantish...oh well

til next time...