Woody Allen Vinyl

September 5, 2011

Of late @lunacinemas has been tweeting about Woody Allen and I have been loving it. The spur is Woody’s upcoming Midnight In Paris which will be out soon. As a show of support to all this online Woody Allen affection I thought I would make this week’s vinyl triptych all about Woody. Read the rest of this entry »


UWA Booksale 2011

August 23, 2011

Yes, I waited in line, and yes it was worth it.

For this year’s Save the Children booksale at UWA I rocked up just after 12.30pm to stake a place in line. I was 6th at this point and with only one extra person joining someone in front of me I got to be 7th inside the sale and certainly I was first to the boxes of records. Read the rest of this entry »


Song For Friday

December 11, 2009

Been listening to The Faces’ boxset Five Guys Walk Into A Bar all week (see my Another Day Another Disc tweets). Having saturated my aural inputs with Rod and the lads just I had to seek them out on YouTube for a little visual to add to the sonic. Here is “Cindy Incidentally”, a little rocker that for me captures a mood of happy/sad. It’s a song about having to move on, but at least having someone to move with. There is also enough time for a drink. Hey, it’s The Faces after all.


Reflections of 23 Things

December 1, 2009

Looking back on the course, I want to begin by saying how rewarding it has been. I really got a lot out of it and enjoyed it immensely.

Trying to pick a favourite thing is difficult. I really love delicious; being able to save all the great webpages I come across has been fantastic. I need to work more on my tagging though, as I have a fair few just tagged music.

The whole blogging experience has been great. I started up my vinyl display at my house last year but it suddenly hit me that it would be a great blog topic and I have really enjoyed posting the weekly triptych. I have also started up an ongoing topic of My Lost Library Thing. I do intend to resurrect the Game Review too.

Twitter has become very addictive; I tweet daily for my Another Day Another Disc feature on my blog using the identity of ADiscADay. I also just tweet socially at work under my regular blog identity of Arotulon. I feel that there is a little community of tweeters here at UWA now.

I have reassessed Library Thing, now that I have played around with it more. I have long kept a tally of the books that I read and have now begun to use Library Thing for that purpose.

There was not a thing that I didn’t like, but not having that many digital photos to upload I didn’t really get much into Flickr. I suspect that will change once I have more digital photos.

I don’t think I seriously posted about the lifelong learning habits and what my learning goals were previously, so here goes. Of the 7 and a half habits the easiest one for me is probably play; always happy to play around with something. Hardest habit is probably accepting responsibility for my own learning; too busy playing most of the time.

In terms of learning goals then, I wanted to increase my awareness of the various technologies or things and be confident in using them. I am someone who has never owned a mobile and currently does not have a computer, so I am a potential poster child for the digital divide. I wanted to be able to engage and understand with the things in this course and I think I have done that pretty well. My partner at home is keen to see and understand all of the things that I covered in this course so I guess that I will soon put habit 7, “Show Others”, into practice and that will really prove whether or not I have confidence in these things.

To end, at our final workshop our Practically Perfect Programmer came through once again and found this clip with which we ended the class. Let me share it with you…


Twitter List

November 25, 2009

How about that? I mentioned Richard Brautigan on Twitter and the next thing I know I’m on some Twitter list of Richard Brautigan fans. This social web we have is fantastic. I hope they don’t get too disappointed with me because I don’t mention Brautigan that often.


don’t follow leaders, watch the parking meters

October 16, 2009

Who I follow on twitter, so far:

I’ve tried to follow every UWA 23 Things participant that I see, since we are all in this together.

I have also decided to follow Stan Lee, or smilin Stan Lee if you like. You might recognise him from all of his cameos in Marvel Comics films. Read the rest of this entry »


Break In Transmission

October 15, 2009

twitter over capacity

Well, did anyone else see this at their twitter page this morning?

Does anyone know if this happens often?