Archive for October, 2006

From the laboratory….

October 25th, 2006 2 comments

Do you remember back when Penny Arcade pondered the question:

Does milk taste better out of a Star Wars cup?

Well, I just got back from the bottle-o with 2 cartons:

Broncos's Premiership edition XXXX

The subject matter is now in the fridge (being prep’ed for testing). I’ll be sure to publish the results… possibly in a scientific journal of some kind.


Categories: Update


October 24th, 2006 2 comments

OK, I’m playing around with Firefox 2.0 (get it) and 2 things I’m totally in love with:

* Re-open accidentally closed tabs (I do this DAILY!)
* RSS feed subscribe previews!

There’s a whole heap of other stuff… very cool.

Categories: Tech

TCSOTD returns

October 16th, 2006 1 comment

A shameless plug no doubt… but Toby’s Cool Site of the Day has returned. As well as a spiffy new blog.

Hopefully his frequent updates will shame me into updating my own abandoned blog more frequently. :)

Categories: Update

Grand Final Wrap-up

October 3rd, 2006 No comments

I’m still grinning. Its still hard to believe… I’ve been pretty quiet on this blog recently because the Broncos were all that I wanted to talk about but I COULDN’T because I’m superstitious. For some reason whenever my team is doing well and I start talking about it they screw up. So I’ve had to keep quiet.

When the Broncos made not only the top 8, but the top 4.. I was excited. But then when they were destroyed by the Dragons… that scared me. Something went completely wrong, and I started to lose hope, but then the boys annihilated Newcastle and that second half against Canterbury in the semi-final???….WOW. 3rd best comeback in FINALS HISTORY. I wanted to talk about it so much! But again I had to be quiet, because the gods would have taught me a lesson for sure. The Broncos were well and truly over their finals drought, and I couldn’t say a thing!

So then there’s Sunday’s Grand Final against the Melbourne Storm. The Broncos went in underdogs. For some that might be worrying but not for any team from Queensland. Thats just the way we like it. :)

I found some cool videos actually, you can watch the semi-final highlights (about 3 mins each):

Bleh, moaning about referee decisions in the papers again. Yes, there were a couple of dodgy decisions that didn’t go the Storm’s way. I’m not too bothered about it. At the end of the day, Melbourne just weren’t the best team on the field (Bellamy even said so). They didn’t deserve to win, even without the bad calls. The Broncos out-thought them tacticlly, diffused Inglis and Slater, and shut down their defensive umbrella by continually running up the middle and drawing them in. If they had answers to these relatively simple tactics they could have won, but soon as their game plan was broken they fell apart.

And thats not to mention unforced errors… their passing was shameful! I counted at least 4 Storm passes landing on the ground! This was not the same minor-premiership winning team from a few weeks ago. It just goes to show how much experience counts in a grand final… but they have more now. Watch out next year I reckon, the relatively young Storm (average age: 23) will be back, and they’ll be hungier than ever.


Categories: Sport


October 1st, 2006 No comments


Broncos 15 – 8 Storm


Categories: Sport