Posts by Paul Brislen

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  • Hard News: Again: Is everyone okay?,

    I have the urge to go buy Bob some toy cars. Last year at Foo, Bob and I spent a lovely half hour with cars playing in the dirt.

    Hopefully we can do something more substantial today. Let me know.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Again: Is everyone okay?,

    What can we do for David and Jen and the kids? They need what, everything I'm guessing?

    How can we help?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Medical Journal, Chapter V,

    Two words: Southern Cross.

    Don't know about overseas, but in NZ I got the nip/tuck and SC picked up the tab.

    That was a major factor in my case.

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  • Speaker: Medical Journal, Chapter V,

    Thank you all for your kind words and oh-so-cruel stories... I didn't mean to start a pissing (blood) contest - far from it (I thought it quite painless, particularly compared with a bone marrow biopsy. Ouchies!) but the tales have been entertaining.

    Gerald, if you're reading this, you owe me a beer or a cut of the action. Oh wait, I already got that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Lessons from Nature,

    How did I miss that XKCD? That's gold...

    And here I was foolishly thinking BillR had come over all social media-ist what with his Twitter account and all... haven't heard from him for a while, not since he became a PR man.

    and the least said about that the better.

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  • Hard News: Paul Reynolds: A Contribution,

    I said this over on Janet Wilson's site (in answer to Bill R's rant about how stupid social media is):

    We last caught up at the Social Media Junction where he was speaking about museums.

    He was gracious as usual (”I’m not the other Paul Reynolds”) and bumptious (”These lights are too bright”, they were too) and just typically Paul, getting stuck into Thatcher and then complaining about conference hosts who don’t have clocks on the wall so speakers can’t tell how long they’ve got left.

    I got to heckle him for that (”Buy a watch”) and he got to complain that I never shut up and now he won’t get to badger me for an iPad and we won’t get talk about how it might be the saving of the newspaper industry and that is that.

    Here’s to you Paul Reynolds – the original, the one and only.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rousing Auckland,

    Paul, I don't think that warning is sufficiently strident, but I also don't know how to make it more so. Maybe some mistakes just have to be made.
    And, really, you haven't lived on the 'net (I was going to say tubes, but thought that might be a bit too rough) if you haven't seen it at least once.

    I figure there's probably a whole internet generation of users who have no idea what we're talking about as they weren't even connected Back in The Day (pre lolcatz).

    I hope it stays that way... but they'll have googled it and will now be pulling their own eyes out.

    Still, can't say we didn't warn them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rousing Auckland,

    At least it wasn't a goatse image like a certain local magazine foolishly ran...

    no, I'm not explaining that further and please (for those that don't know) don't google for it. For the love of god, don't do it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: P is for Potential,

    Oooh, I like it!

    Plus it means we can move those surplus science teachers out of the schools (where they're just getting in the way now we focus on readin' rightin and rythmatic) and back in the lab where they can be productive members of society!

    Like it. Like it a lot.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Do Want?,

    Of course, what I REALLY want is the second generation OLPC... but that won't see the light of day.

    Version 3.0 looks nice though.

    http://images.google.co.nz/images?q=olpc+xo-3&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=QglhS_fZCMGOkQXl97zqCw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CB8QsAQwBA

    ew. Ugly URL. apologies all.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

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