Posts by Robert Urquhart

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  • Capture: Walk across the rooftops., in reply to Russell Brown,

    It occurs to me that at some point inviting everyone to delve into their parents’ photo albums and scan and post some here would be fun and rewarding.

    One project I started this year is in fact scanning my late grandparent's photo albums before they get distributed far and wide throughout the family. It's a bit of a start-stop process, when the urge strikes. But I will be publishing the albums to the web for extended family, I might post a few photos here.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Capture One,

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    Well, while we're on the Catholics .. a post-quake photo from inside the chapel at Antonio Hall - earlier Holy Name Seminary (on Riccarton Road) - I'm not the cameraperson many here are :)

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Tower Insurance Have Some Bad…,

    Tangent, since this seems to be the current earthquake/christchurch thread - I had the opportunity to look around inside one of our earthquake-threatened historic places this past weekend and thought people here might be interested in the photos (and the possibility of another group visit at a later date)

    Antonio Hall/House

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Politics of Absence,

    There have been "party vote national" signs scattered around my part of "Wigram" for some weeks now. Just the (young) local candidate on them, no sign of JK.

    I would have liked to see the Greens run a strong candidate and campaign here, with the void left by Anderton there might have been a chance to catch people thinking about their vote. Instead I expect most of those votes just to slip straight over to Labour (especially since Jim sent around a nice letter endorsing their candidate as his successor).

    Doesn't go any way to making me feel like my (electorate) vote counts any more in this election than it has in the past 6.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A work of art called Chimney Book, in reply to Eediot,

    Just get the words Flash Flash in place of the video when browsing on Chrome on Mac here.

    Ditto Firefox 6, Windows 7 Pro 64bit. Link to NZOA and video there works fine though :)

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: One, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    this picture is seriously doing my head in.

    I don't see the full gallery linked here yet – Facespy
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.171263566282748.40926.132340030175102

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I'll Be in My Bunk, in reply to Lilith __,

    And I <3 Jayne! Man, I miss that programme.

    This might be a good point to mention that there's a geek convention here in Chch in a couple of weeks time which includes in the programme a Firefly marathon.

    http://www.sancon.org.nz/events/movies.html

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2011: The Year Of What?,

    By the end of February I was already thing of this as "The year of Storms". Political, geological, familial. The snow only added "literal" to that list.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: When the Weather is the News,

    Archival reports from the 1992 dump.
    http://www.3news.co.nz/Canterbury-hit-hard-by-massive-snow-storm-1992/tabid/309/articleID/131508/Default.aspx

    I have to say these don't bode well for either the hillside or low-lying suburbs under the current conditions, as it all melts. Recalling from a geologist acquaintance who was up inspecting the cracks in the hills what is expected to happen once water gets into them.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: When the Weather is the News, in reply to 3410,

    How about setting up a donation thing for Haywood’s power bill? I’m in for $20.

    +$ (and predicting the next post from David will be in protest)

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 142 posts Report Reply

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