Posts by Robyn Gallagher

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  • My Story,

    Does anyone else find it ironic that a supposedly viral lo-fi TV series like 'my story' has been made by what is essentially a corporate?

    Er, no. I can't figure out how that is ironic. Should I party like it's 1996 and ask Alanis?

    harry sinclair didnt need big brother to make topless women

    Speaking of which, I've been jonesing for the Topless Women movie, but it looks like it's not at all available on DVD! WTF! This is one of the coolest New Zealand movies ever made! It must be released on DVD asap! (Plus, I want to relive what Auckland was like in the mid '90s)

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Green Acres,

    My income is low enough that I qualify for an accommodation supplement from Work & Income.

    But this means that I can live within walking distance of work (healthy, yes) and I can also - gasp - buy one or two lattes a day.

    I have a nice amount in my savings account, more in my work retirement fund, no debt, and I still buy crap off Amazon and too many songs on iTunes.

    The thing is, I don't really want to buy a house. I'm happy with living in a good rental and not having the terrible burden of a mortgage. I know property ownership is big deal culturally for people, but I could take it or leave.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: They faked those moon…,

    Che farted:

    first.

    Don't let PA System become one of those forums.

    Please.

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  • A night with the Wellingtonista,

    When I heard that, I fainted and had to be revived with smelling salts by a fellow bus passenger near the Symonds-Newton intersection. How embarassing!

    But I think that might have been exacerbated by my corset being laced too tightly this morning. I'm going to have words with my ladyservant.

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  • A night with the Wellingtonista,

    I listened to this on the bus on the way to work this morning. I had to get off one stop early because I was laughing (or lolzing, as they say on the interwebs) so much, especially from the aural evidence of the increasing drunkeness as the evening progressed.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

  • PA Radio: Wellington Flickr Group,

    I was just looking at the various Auckland- and Wellington-centred Flickr groups.

    The Wellington group has 468 members and 9945 photos, while the Auckland group has only 288 members and 3081 photos.

    My perception is that the Auckland one is largely populated with tourists sharing their holiday snaps (i.e. the Sky Tower), so because of this transient audience, there isn't the same sense of community over in Wellington.

    And I'm sure Wellington's geography has a lot to do with it. Because people generally live and work in such a compact area, a lot of the same places get photographed in different, creative ways, which adds to the sense of community.

    But with Auckland, it's difficult for someone from Albany to feel a connection with a photo of Mission Bay.

    I will note, however, that photos of cute kittens know no boundaries!

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dancing the DMCA,

    I often had reason to trawl through the shared drives at my last employer, and one thing I constantly saw was a huge amount of dead or abandoned folders full of all sorts of interesting things.

    When I worked for [NZ's largest ISP], I found a directory on their website that contained a long forgotten webpage with a poll on which staff member had the funkiest hairdo.

    No one knew anything about it, yet it was out there on the interwebs for anyone to stumble across.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On receipt of a not-so-nastygram,

    Seriously I don't quite understand how Germany (90 mln people) manages with a single level .de but we need multi level domains for 4 million?

    I really like the strictly allocated .au domains.

    For example, looks how neatly organised this local council web address is:

    www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au

    And not to mention that .com.au domains are only available to registered Australian companies.

    This order pleases me greatly, but I still like the free-for-allness of .coms and other TLDs.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Sideslap: 5 Years And Mounting,

    Also something about truth, fiction, and degrees of strangeness?

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  • Random Play: Sideslap: 5 Years And Mounting,

    yes well i put 'good' in quote marks. breathtaking isn't it?
    thanks to Spareroom for posting it btw.

    My meaningful "um" meant that Graham's "Sideslap" was a parody of the NZ Herald's sideswipe, which is compiled by Ana Samways, who also co-runs the Spareroom blog. Geddit?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1841 posts Report Reply

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