Saturday, December 23, 2006

Calandar on the web

Well I have posted a public calendar on the web using ical. It is better than yahoo - for only 1 reason. It synchronises with my calendar on my computer with no effort. If you use an ical format application (such as apples iCal) then you can link automatically for the calendar. However I will not publish the details here.

The web site is simple and easy to use. Best of all it is free. Once you set up an account it is easy to link the calendar to the site. I have two calendars that I use, one is public, the other private. I actually subscribe to two other calendars, on anther site. One is NSW school holidays and the other, Australian Public Holidays.

Monday, September 18, 2006


One day I will find a genealogy web site that works the way I want it to. This seems to be the closest so far.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


This is an interesting design magazine from Japan. Lots of good design with a pod-cast to boot! (Though I have not listened to it yet.)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Make hommus not war

protest / make hommus
Originally uploaded by traceytakesphotos.
I love the proliferation of photos from the protest yesterday, unfortunately I did not read the group post till the afternoon and so did not get there. But there are lots of photos on Flickr of this protest. This is my favorite image.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The source of all those views

About a month ago, I added a little utility to some of my pages, not including the family history ones, which show where in the world the clicks are coming from. It is quite and interesting graph.

The web site that generates them is:

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Websites as graphs

Well this is an interesting little nick-nack. It seems to take a page and make a graph based on the tags in the page. There is no indication that it does more than one page, and the simplicity of some of the graphs probably bears this out. Here are three of my sites. For some reason this blogger site only generates blank graphs.

from left to right they are:


yewenyiBlipTv yewenyi360

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Get Off the Road - A cache set in LOTR

Geocaching |

This is an interesting Geocaching blog entry. I'm not sure how they do it as it is from an image on Flickr. I made a comment, which you can see with the picture, if you follow the link and it turns out that near there is a geocache!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

geocaching and satellite images

Well maybe this is going to end up sounding like an ad. But I love the concept.

I have just discovered this new toy. Go to the link below and see some people's feet in a bit more detail. (A small prize for anyone who can guess who the owner's of the feet.) Then click on the maps link to see the same thing, but from our friendly geostationary satellite.

aus nsw sydney west-pennant-hills dsc05798

You can almost zoom in all the way. I want to know who has been painting big, blurry red dots on the M2.

Now I really wish my camera had a GPS in it, so it can automatically add the coordinates. And if it could also do bread crumbs it could draw a little line on the map with each photo taken along the way as a balloon.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The long and winding road

This is one of those silly sites. You put in a phrase and it uses google to generate text. I put in the title and got this pharagraph.

The long and winding road To the Tetons CLOSER did did did did did you see the Lightning and hear the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; Help us to wring the hearts. of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out of their distresses. He sent His Word, and healed them, and delivered them from their distress. He delivereth them, and they rebel in their counsel, And were brought low for their iniquity. Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry, And these words. Then I consulted with myself, and I m

Google talk
Google Hack
Douwe Osinga

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Top 10 Strangest iPod Accessories

Well I suppose this is not about the Internet, but I have an iPod and some of these things are so cool. I'll have one of the Wurlitzer's thanks...


Friday, February 24, 2006

Technorati Rank: 854,184

Not wanting to build up my ego, or what. I fond this site today, and looked up my main site. I rank in at a heady 854,184th most popular site. Well perhaps the only way is up. And this site is worse. :(

2 sites link to:


General discussions about what I have seen in life.

Lost on the Internet

Rank: 1,123,887 (0 links from 0 sites)
The Link:

Friday, February 10, 2006

Multi-Touch Interaction Research

And I though that they idea of 3D windows systems was a good one. This is exciting. It just blows it away! Maybe it could even spell the end of the mouse. The video (all 16 MB of it) is just an amazing intro to how such a multi-fingered touch screen would work. Though it may have to come with some wipes to clean off the remains of lunch or the icing from some cake before starting work. Perhaps some gloves with pointy tips on the ends of the finger for that fine detailed work on the screen. But two handed work is a great idea as you can touch an icon with one hand while pointing and doing other nifty stuff with the other hand. A bit like having two or more mice.


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Mr. Picassohead

I love simple but elegant and fun sites like this. If only Picasso had access to computers and the internet during his prime, I wonder what he might have produced? Then there is a long list of great artists who could have benefited.

This was quite a simple image to produce and took less than 60 seconds. I just worked through the options available from top to bottom. As the eye was first, it seemed obvious that it should only be half on the face. I did the same with the mouth. The other items, such as eyelashes and hair did not want to fit in with the image without distracting from the simplicity. I would have loved a few decent eye-lashes.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Warped buildings in Praha

Originally uploaded by 天曉得。.
And I thought only Barcelona was advanced enough to build buildings like this. It is called the Dancing House. But I love it. The small thumbnail looked like there had been a disaster. But no, they build them that way.

A new approach here, this was added from Flickr, where I have some of my own images. But this time I was browsing the general library.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Why is it so?

Well I was thinking that there would be no post today, but decided that I needed to ask Dr Karl a question. Along the road, I found some old archival footage of Professor Julius Sumner Miller, who is perhaps one of the guilty parties in my interest for science. Typically, the shows on the site based not on what great science they provide, but based on how funny they are. I suppose that that accurately describes the old prof.

My favorite is
The Dunking Duck. And as a bonus, no static electricity to be seen anywhere.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Internet Archive: Details: Crazy 04 Summer

Well I was browsing the internet archive to see if I should upload my holiday videos, which I decided to do. I picked a few random samples which were not professional movies, as this is the catgeory my movies fall into. The second movie I selected was this little gemstone. The first half is particularly good.

View the video at