World leaders delay climate agreement beyond Copenhagen Summit

Today at the APEC summit, President Obama announced that top world leaders would not form a binding, global agreement on CO2 emissions reduction at the Copenhagen Summit this December. They didn’t give any firm dates, beyond saying that such an agreement is not likely before the second half of 2010, which basically means 2011. ThisContinue reading “World leaders delay climate agreement beyond Copenhagen Summit”

Laughmageddon II: The Copenhagening

Over the last few months I’ve been gradually putting together a new comedy show. This will be my biggest ever, at a huge two-story venue at Trades Hall, Melbourne. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: Laughmageddon II: The Copenhagening. Fundamentally, it’s a bunch of top comics performing standup and a version of Al Gore’s “AnContinue reading “Laughmageddon II: The Copenhagening”

Shifting the bar for Fabulous

Seth Godin claims the Internet is “raising the bar for fabulous” globally. I tend to agree. The increased competition to stand out in a global online community should produce “higher highs” of creativity. There’s a conundrum here, though. Is this phenomenon purely due to the network enabling us to find more things that are “cool”,Continue reading “Shifting the bar for Fabulous”

My first Google Wave Robot

So last night, powered by half a bottle of cheap plonk, I wrote and deployed my first Google Wave Robot. It’s not perfect yet, but it kinda works. All it does is replace emoticons with pictures. Right now, they’re pictures of my girlfriend. To try it out, you’ll need a Google Wave account. Currently they’reContinue reading “My first Google Wave Robot”

Experience importing an existing Drupal site to Aegir

(Cross-posted from the Aegir group on Aegir is a brilliant new framework for managing web sites built in Drupal – upgrading, migrating, enabling, disabling and so, SO much more.) Hi all, I just wanted to share my experience migrating an existing site to Aegir, in the hope that others will find it illuminating andContinue reading “Experience importing an existing Drupal site to Aegir”

The Number One Hit for “Arsehole”

(Cross-posted from Tawtof) Ah Google. Any company that can have three copies of the Internet just kind of lying around is awesome to behold. And Google Image Search is a modern marvel. All the speed and power of Google Search, now with the nerve-rattling immediacy of images. However, despite the best efforts of thousands ofContinue reading “The Number One Hit for “Arsehole””