Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another one

So I'm back at work this week, which isn't good but I'm coping. I'm not sure that my back isn't sorer today than it was Monday - but tomorrow is the last day of the week so I think I'll cope.

In the last couple of days we have discovered Skype, and because of this I have seen my friends in Adelaide and my sister-in-law in Nth Ringwood and feel like we've caught up fairly properly (the only thing missing was a cup of tea). This is all thanks to my having dropped my laptop and bunged the screen, and for only $100 we have a new laptop, 2008 edition with Vista (Business Pro) and an inbuilt web cam and mic. This is exciting as I'm hoping I can talk to my bro in LA with it - but has already been a great way to catch up with people in Australia. I haven't used Skype enough to complain about it yet - that may come.

The other night Franklin gave me some hair clips and I was wearing them so we took a pic with the webcam.

The little alien is like a 'frame' the webcam can have - examples include making you look like you're in a 'Wanted' poster and other embarrassing/corny things.

I have found so many cool things to write about in the last couple of days - mostly as a result of my searching for cool presents for Franklin for his (gasp) 30th birthday. I hope he doesn't look at the credit card account history very much and so some of the things will be a surprise.

This caught my eye - called One Day Poem it is a sculpture that has holes drilled through it at particular angles so you see different words at different times of day. Apart from the cheesy nature of the actual poem, the concept is spectacular and well worth the effort.

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