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Archive for July, 2007

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
July 24th, 2007

I recently purchased an award winning book created by the artist Shaun Tan. The title of the book is The Arrival and via a captivating series of beautifully illustrated pictures it tells the story of an immigrant as they travel and adjust to a new land. It is a superb book.

The story is told without a single word. It is a truly beautiful book. The following two links provide more information on the book.
1. University of the Sunshine Coast item.
2. Good Reading Magazine.
It can be purchased via Amazon.

Jing Project
July 23rd, 2007

A colleague, Alan, shared this amazing piece of software with me today. It is called Jing Project. It captures video or stills from your computer’s screen. It is cross-platform ~ Win or Mac. The team has a blog as well.

Eerie sounds from the transmission towers
July 22nd, 2007

During the bush walk across to the peak at Broker’s Nose we had to pass the transmission tower that sits atop the site. There was a fresh wind and as the breeze blew through the construction an eerie sound emanated from the tower… like a metallic symphony coming down through a long, cold pipe. Listen to it here.

The sound of metallic ghosts

Macritchie Reservoir to Bukit Timah hike
July 22nd, 2007

My friend Siva went on a hike with some friends from Macritchie Reservoir to Bukit Timah in Singapore today. Wish I was there! These are some of the sights they may have seen…

Life imitates art ~ interactive Sootie
July 19th, 2007

Shao Ping and I have this little cat on our web sites. The animated cat reflects the current weather conditions. Tonight the comfortable cat on Shao Ping’s blog mirrored our cat Sootie as he luxuriated in his bed, cleaning himself, before he settled in for the evening. It was almost as if the web based application knew that Sootie was grooming himself!