Friday, February 24, 2012

Nicarra's photostream

frilly4Merlin upside down croppedHappy MerlinLooking down a canal
bridge over canalrandom buildinglooking down a large canalSmall churchsmall churchsmall church
looking out from Doge's PalaceLooking out from Doge's Palacelooking out from Doge's Palacethe Golden Stairs in Doge's Palacedetail of golden stair entrydetail from golden stair entry
New - half decent pics of a Frill Necked Lizard in Townsville

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Local Frilled Neck Lizard

Look carefully at that skinny tree. A young frilled necked lizard is clinging to the lower part of that tree.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

If you are a blogger user and in a different country

If you live outside the US, when you go to look at your blog, it gets redirected to

Currently, this is annoying because you can't edit anything directly on your blog main page, you have to go back to the blogger interface to edit it.

There is a trick!

Go to - this will stop the country code redirect (ncr == no country redirect)

Now you are back to the normal blogger space and can edit the posts and widgets directly from the blog page again. Yippee.

We can hope that eventually, if they force a redirect, they fix it so you can edit as normal.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I didn't hear about this until they made the complete movie but it's an interesting idea. They chopped Star Wars IV into 15 second clips. Fans then claimed a clip and remade it in any fashion that they wanted. There's animations, live reenactments, computer graphics etc.

So now they've remade the movie patching the best of those 15 seconds of fan made clips back together.
Check out the project here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

How to tick someone off in one easy move

Misspell their name. It's annoying, rude and careless.

Especially if it's a simple name. I don't care if Lyn is the common spelling in Australia. Mine is Lynn
It's not that hard and I don't know why you can't bother to get it right.

You want who to do something urgently for you? Well, if I find that Lyn you're after, I'll let her know. THAT ISN'T ME.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Referrer Spam

From time to time, I have some very odd url/domains hitting my blogs. I used to wonder how one got from there to one of my blogs.

The answer is, they don't. It's an automatic process that hits web sites hoping that the referrer log will be posted, therefore giving them a much wanted hit in search engine stats. I found it doing a search on one of the more persistent referrers and found it mentioned in the Blogger help forums.

Don't ever click a link from an unknown url in your stats. It will only encourage them and they could have some nasties waiting for silly souls if you do.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Why do so few pedestrians know?

I've studied road rules in a couple of different places and can find this advice online. And yet either few pedestrians hear of it or pay attention.

If you are a pedestrian walking along a street - walk FACING the traffic.
 "Always walk on footpaths or nature strips where possible. If there is no footpath or nature strip, walk so that you are facing oncoming traffic."

We walk dogs daily and very very few other people walking/jogging on the streets ever do this.

FACE the cars and live!