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Archive for July, 2007

Bulli Rock Platform
July 29th, 2007

After visiting the Mount Kembla Mining Heritage Festival Shao Ping, Fiona, Michelle and I went to Ruby’s Cafe at Bulli Beach to grab a bite to eat. I wandered about the rock platform at the water’s edge and took some photographs of the intricate designs in the rocks. The weather was fine and the light was good. Explore the gallery.

Mount Kembla Mining Heritage Festival
July 29th, 2007

Shao Ping, Fiona, Michelle and I checked out the Mount Kembla Mining Heritage Festival. We watched the parade and wandered about. There were lots of stalls, vintage cars & bikes and historical displays. We walked up to the cemetery and I took some photographs of the tombstones of the miners that perished in the 1902 mining disaster. The festival was most entertaining. Explore the gallery.

News from the Adventurers’ Club
July 26th, 2007

The adventurers embarked on another expedition… a bush walk to the peak of Broker’s Nose. The peak was formally known as Brooker’s Nose however local historians believe that the miners at the Corrimal Colliery below the peak renamed it Broker’s Nose because they were always broke.

Read about the adventure here…. View the gallery of photographs as well.

Must be raining in Singapore right now
July 26th, 2007

A Mac OSX dashboard widget linked to the expressway cameras in Singapore shows rain on some of the freeways just now…Can you guess which expressway?

CD volume name changes from one device to next…
July 26th, 2007

Hi all

A friend “burnt” an audio CD and when it is placed in different devices its volume name as well as the single audio file name included on the audio CD changes. Here is his description of the problem…

1. Audio recording made on iBook #1
2. File burnt to CD on iBook #1. Name of CD is “Audio CD”
3. CD tested on iMac desktop computer and volume name appears as Paris which is the name of a previous disc burnt on the iMac.
4. Same CD tested on iBook #1 volume appears as Jo Logan -the name of the previous burn on iBook #1.
5. CD tested on MacBook Pro appears as “Audio CD”.
6. On each occasion the recording plays as recorded but volume and file names change.

Has anyone seen this problem before?