January 21st, 2009



I did not stay up to watch the Inauguration in the end.

I got very sleepy around 11pm and decided that was a normal time to go to bed and that in fact, since I am going to be in Brisbane on Friday and hanging with a bunch of people who send me hyper, I might be well-advised to not go into the mayhem already tired. And somehow I am already pretty tightly scheduled for the weekend :-( I have realised that I will need the Monday to recover and have myself flying home Sunday night to sleep the Monday public holiday. Or like ... lie in bed and listen to the Hottest 100.

And on top of going to sleep early last night, I accidentally slept 10 hours. So I must have been tired.

Today is my last day in the office for the week. Tomorrow I will be out on a field trip. And then Friday, I am leaving to catch my jet plane at 10am.

So ... email access will be minimal-ish after today.

I'm catching up on the Inauguration goss now. I am undecided on Michelle Obama's outfit though I am amused at Laura Bush's white coat. I am reading the speech transcript, looking at the pictures and smiling because today there is no longer a monkey in the White House and President Barack Obama is finally the leader of the free world. It is really very very cool. Oh Happy Day!



Um ... not sure what happened somewhere *out there* in the cosmos but ... opportunity keeps hitting me, and it's coming at me from every conceivable direction.

I just got this cool call at work about me being the only one to be capable of offering technical advice on something for a totally different agency to mine and would I stay involved in the project long term. (I knew that PhD would come in handy some day ... should probably finish writing it up or something)

I feel very reactive at the moment, mostly caught unawares and juggling as best I can, not wanting to drop even one ball.

Life is interesting at the moment. It's far more than just "cool" and a lot of fun.


ASif! Facelift

We've been doing all sorts of revamping of the ASif! (Australian Specfic in Focus) website over the last month or so and I think electricant and I have finally settled on a format for the frontpage that we like and that is easy to update. And thanks to curufea adding a new plugin, we also have a running news column as well.

Check it out here.

Bits and pieces throughout the site are still in the process of upgrade. We've recently had a whole new batch of reviewers join the team and we hopefully can handle more electronic review copies. Look out for more material reviewed more quickly soon!



If I read or hear one more report that claims Obama stumbled over his taking of the oath, I really will open a can of whipass! It's *quite* clear the Chief Justice gives the words in the wrong order! Grrr

(Just watched Ch 10 totally misreport it and then show the footage. Ferfucksake what do you need for a journalism degree these days?!)