Thursday 21 April 2011

Via Mumbrella: Fairfax Media is to drop its controversial use of autoplay video

It's amazing what the threat of loss of advertising dollars can do to change a company's silly ways!  As detailed previously in this blog, Fairfax have until now insisted that users LOVE it's autoplay video "feature", and refused to remove it.  Some net users have figured out ways to stop it, thereby preventing the embarrassing sound of an autoplayed video while sneaking a look at the paper in the office.  But last month one of Fairfax's advertisers announced that they weren't going to run their client's videos on the Fairfax network because their own surveys indicated that 96% of users found the autoplaying of video annoying.

So imagine my surprise (!!) when Mumbrella reported this morning that Fairfax is now planning on dropping the autoplay videos in favour of "exciting new video formats".  One can only wonder at what stupidity they'll come up with next.

Friday 8 April 2011

Living My Life Faster - 8 years of JK's Daily Photo Project

I must confess, I'm not entirely sure what would inspire someone to do this for EIGHT YEARS... but the end result is kinda cool all the same. :>

'Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)' a cappella tribute medley

'Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)' a cappella tribute medley - Corey Vidal and Moosebutter


Monday 4 April 2011


Joshua, telling me about the set of triplets at his kinder...

Josh: "Mum, what's a triplet?"
Me: "It means their Mum had three babies in her tummy, all at the same time, and they were all born on the same day".
Josh: "So... like twins?"
Me: "Well, yes, except twins means 2 babies, and triplets means 3".
Josh: "How did she fit them all in?  I wouldn't mind having a look in there!"

Sunday 3 April 2011

How to steal like an artist (and 9 other things nobody told me) - by Austin Kleon

Every so often you read something that helps to set you back on the right track.  After months spent rushing here, there and everywhere, trying to juggle kids, building a house, study, work and just having a life, I'm struggling.  And then I read this, and it helped.  So today, I am going to 1. finish an essay, and 2. go with the family to the footy.  Tonight, I will 3. make a list, and prioritise.  And try not to be so anxious.  And that's all. :-)