Monday, July 31, 2006


I wrote my first ever letter to the editor on Sunday. I was reading the Sydney Morning Herald online and it had an article from the Sun Herald on a researcher's recommendation on immunisation of children against influenza.

The only quote on the research other than the researcher was from the Australian Vaccination Network basically saying it was a bad idea.

What irritated me enough to actually write about was that the article did not say that the Australian Vaccination Network is a lobby group for people who disapprove of vaccination and the article did not say mention this important background information.

Of course the letter wasn't published - but I feel so much better that I wrote complaining about it.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Pink Yellow and Green

Pink Yellow and Green
Originally uploaded by bristley.
My boyfriend took this one in Geneva. It shall be my logo and I shall call it pink.

A Golden Tree

A Golden Tree
Originally uploaded by bristley.
I was in Switzerland last year for work. We were in Zurich almost 6 months. It was lovely there - this was a tree on a hill above Zurich called the Hoengerberg but the g is pronounced like a k. It had been grey for a few weeks before this in September and this day was stunningly blue - I think half of Zurich was walking in the hills enjoying the view.

Every time I look at this photo It makes me happy because it reminds of a wonderful day.

I'm just trying out the flickr to blog linking :-)

A first post

Well, behind the times as usual I have decided to start a blog. Now almost everybody else in the known universe has one I thought it was about time.

Well actually my mother was saying she was becoming so highly technically ept that she was now advising other people about email and so I mentioned that the next step for her was a blog. Which made me think that it was about time I started a blog.

I will probably end up posting little bits of technical information I find that it took me a long time to find - stuff about "mplayer, freevo and digital video cards" or "twiki and internets". And then probably holidays and things that annoy me. A blog of self-indulgence that nobody but me will ever read. Except maybe technical information that someone might find.

I'm a computer programmer and I also like playing with computers.

I have fish - the "bristley" stands for bristlenose catfish - the favourite fish I've had so far. Freshwater tropical fish.