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And so it begins....

And so it begins....

Also, have a look at Victoria Square in Adelaide on Google Maps...

If only a Certain Large Database Company could learn this...

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If only a Certain Large Database Company could learn this...

Originally shared by Liz Quilty

Masquerade from DoomCon 2012, at the Pan Pacific... Hey! That's where we're going this year, too!

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Masquerade from DoomCon 2012, at the Pan Pacific... Hey! That's where we're going this year, too!














The gaming program has been finalised!

The gaming program has been finalised!

You can preview it here:
http://bit.ly/1ycMxDR

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the Stephen Lee/GRADS production of Dr Faustus.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the Stephen Lee/GRADS production of Dr Faustus.

And what fun it was. 

Stephen Lee appears in a number of minor roles, but chews the scenery well while doing so! Meantime Patrick Charles Barton's portrayal of Wager was priceless - especially during his hiring of a flunky in an echo of Faustus' deal.

David Meadows as the good (well, not really at all) Herr Doktor Faustus was having fun - immersing himself in the role of a stereotypical annoying German tourist.  Given the nature of Faustus' life, this is a wonderful way of portraying him. 

Meantime, Mephistopheles (played by Grant Malcolm) seemed bored. Which is just right. He is bored, and just slowly digging the hole that Faustus is leaping into. He knows what is happening, and has seen it all before. And only Faustus does not know - until he thinks it is too late anyway.

Despite the tragedy of the play, it is played as a comedy - until it is not. Faustus ca…

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the Stephen Lee/GRADS production of Dr Faustus.

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the Stephen Lee/GRADS production of Dr Faustus.

And what fun it was. 

Stephen Lee appears in a number of minor roles, but chews the scenery well while doing so! Meantime Patrick Charles Barton's portrayal of Wager was priceless - especially during his hiring of a flunky in an echo of Faustus' deal.

David Meadows as the good (well, not really at all) Herr Doktor Faustus was having fun - immersing himself in the role of a stereotypical annoying German tourist.  Given the nature of Faustus' life, this is a wonderful way of portraying him. 

Meantime, Mephistopheles (played by Grant Malcolm) seemed bored. Which is just right. He is bored, and just slowly digging the hole that Faustus is leaping into. He knows what is happening, and has seen it all before. And only Faustus does not know - until he thinks it is too late anyway.

Despite the tragedy of the play, it is played as a comedy - until it is not. Faustus capers, japes, and dithers, while …

Moon and (not) stars

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Moon and (not) stars

WPP 2015 - Week 12 - Moon / Sun
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk12-MoonSun

Something a little different for me. With perfectly clear skies, and a very thin sliver of a moon, it was tough coming up with an image that was not boring. 

Playing around with one of my on-tablet photo editing suites, I ran the edge-detection algorithm over the image - and got this. The 'stars' are actually faintly hot pixels - which is why you can see some of them in the arms of the moon - that were detected as 'edges'. 

It was a lot of fun to see a photo turn into a cartoon, without actually trying to do so!

A brilliant way to camp using an AI or AI2!

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A brilliant way to camp using an AI or AI2!

Originally shared by Blake Fox​

Originally shared by Paddle Partner

Pretty Dam Cool!

#kayaking. #camping

Yesterday, Alicia Smith and I went to the Coles Gluten Free and Healthy Living Expo at the Perth Convention Centre.

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Yesterday, Alicia Smith and I went to the Coles Gluten Free and Healthy Living Expo at the Perth Convention Centre. Here are a few highlights from our visit this year.

Things that were missed: Billabong Brewing (who say they'll be along next year), our old friends from Cheese Buddies (Brazilian tapioca cheese puffs), Tasty Bite, and the Super Lupin cereals. :( 

On the up-side Dr. Schar was there as usual, and able to supply our usual purchase of a box of Twin Bars (a Kit-Kat type chocolate wafer), and O'Brien's Brewery were showing off their new Black Lager, which is (apparently) rather Guinness-like. Meantime, San Remo Pasta were giving away boxes of lasagna sheets, and showing off their expanded GF pasta range.

Lastly, the showbags were well worth the price of admission, with great samples, and even a full box of muesli for  Coeliac Society members!

#GlutenFreeinWA  













Via BoingBoing, more crazy Finns.

Via BoingBoing, more crazy Finns.

#finland
https://youtu.be/j6M0vP1rWm4

"The Big Time"

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"The Big Time"
WPP 2015 - Week 11 - Think Big
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk11-ThinkBig

The Rotary Club Clock, Scarborough Beach, Western Australia.

Just about done!

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Just about done!

First test piece :)

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First test piece :)

#fabtotum

"Past, Present, and Future"

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"Past, Present, and Future"
WPP 2015 - Week 10 - The Golden Hour
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk10-GoldenHour

Perth is effectively built on a swamp (and continues to be built and rebuilt almost constantly) - fortunately a number of the lakes and swamps have been preserved and rehabilitated over the years. This shot looks over part of Herdsman's Lake at the Perth CBD, in the last rays of the Autumn sun. And in the foreground, the iconic Black Swan.

Working on this week's theme for #wpp2015 !

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Working on this week's theme for #wpp2015 !

Our front pond, renovated with new cascade layout, new pump and filter, and reorganized plants.

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Our front pond, renovated with new cascade layout, new pump and filter, and reorganized plants.

A fun and fascinating look at how language evolves - via the ASL community.

A fun and fascinating look at how language evolves - via the ASL community. The demos are fun, but what is fascinating is the discussion about how the Deaf community arrive at a consensus on what a new word looks like.

The various sign languages around the world and Esperanto must be just about the only languages on Earth where there is so much conscious thought about how the language evolves.
http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/internet/168477-internet-american-sign-language

Comment on the original for a chance to win...

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Comment on the original for a chance to win...

Dots To Spots Printing​ do great work, as I know from the print I won last year!

Originally shared by Dots To Spots Printing

Free Print Friday
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4. The winner will receive a 16x24 inch print on 190gsm Satin Photo Paper delivered to their address.

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Night fishing at City Beach groyne.

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Night fishing at City Beach groyne.