Posted on August 5, 2009 by joni
It is now official. We have now moved into our new home. Comments have now been closed here.
Our new home is www.blogocrats.com
I will keep this site as it is for a while until we work out what to do with it.
See you on the other side.
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Posted on July 20, 2009 by joni
I have been making very good progress on blogocrats II, but it will take a while until I get the new version sorted. Hopefully we will have a better site for us all, which will include some of the things that we have been missing (numbered comments, cleaner interface). It is taking a lot of my spare time to configure the new site (well, to play with the configuration) – so the number of posts from me on here will not be as prolific as before.
But, like Arnie, we will be back.
Technical details: For the nerds amongst us, we will probably be moving to a Joomla based CMS.
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Posted on July 6, 2009 by joni
A director decided to award a prize of $100 for the best idea of saving the company money during the credit crunch.
It was won by a young executive who suggested reducing the prize money to $20.
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Posted on June 30, 2009 by joni
I know that a few on here are quite into music (including quality music like Neil Diamond). I was wondering, does anyone else on here have SACD or DVD-A’s, and if so, are you dissappointed that the formats have not taken off? For those who do not know what they are, they a dedicated surround sound mixes – in 5.1 channels – with a higher quality digital recording.
I have a few SACD’s and DVD’s, my favourite of course being the Dark Side of the Moon SACD, which was expertly remixed by James Guthrie. Coming a close second are Roxy Music’s Avalon and Bryan Ferry’s Boys and Girls. I was listening to REM’s Automatic for the People on Sunday and was actually dissappointed with the mix.
Does anyone have any other SACD/DVD-A’s? Any that you would recommend.
(also – we could make this a general discussion on your home stereo setup)
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Posted on June 21, 2009 by joni
Wow – we have reached half a million hits. Pretty amazing in itself, but the more telling statistic is that we have had over 46000 comments – which means that 4 in every 10 hits results in a comment.
So (at the risk of upseting myself) – what are we doing good, what are we doing bad, and how can we improve the blogocrats?
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Posted on June 5, 2009 by joni
Here is the content of an email that I received at work from a lovely lady that I work with. I asked if I could use it on here. She was pleased and if anyone wants to donate some money, contact me via email and I can give you details of a bank account to use, or you can donate directly to the Big Brother Mouse website.
As you may know, I am shortly going to Laos for a couple of weeks. My friend who I am travelling with has been to Laos several times and has told me about a wonderful programme that supplies books to Laos children called “Big Brother Mouse“. This is a Lao-based (in Luang Prabang), Lao-owned project which designs and produces educational & fun books for kids, most of whom have neven seen or owned a book.
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Posted on May 24, 2009 by reb of Melbourne
If Sally has two apples, and Ben has three pears, how many sardines does Nicolas have?
Two Zen Buddhist monks are walking through a field. One monk says to the other:
“The Sakura blossoms are particularly radiant this Spring.”
“Yes” replies the other monk. “But I had an apple and cinnamon muffin for breakfast.”
Is having better than wanting or not?
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