March 2008

Dr [Randy Pausch](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Pausch) has been diagnosed with terminal [pancreatic cancer](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreatic_cancer) and was told in August 2007 to expect a remaining three to six months of good health. This talk was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical […]

## NEWS ALERT – Canberra government in Australia seeks slaughter of 400+ kangaroos. Please [sign the petition](http://www.gopetition.com.au/petitions/save-the-belconnen-kangaroos.html) to stop the culling. The official [Canberra Roos website](http://www.canberraroos.com/) has background information about the proposed cull. The Canberra Times has published [a story](http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/news/local/general/defence-fences-off-kangaroo-culling-area/1198928.html) covering the issue as well. Thank you for your support! – – – __Update: 29 […]

Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD

March 5, 2008

There’s a good article about the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD saga on [Roughly Drafted Magazine](http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/02/21/lessons-from-the-death-of-hd-dvd/), worth a read if that’s your thing [http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/02/21/lessons-from-the-death-of-hd-dvd/](http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/02/21/lessons-from-the-death-of-hd-dvd/)

A friend of a friend has recently published a [website](http://www.geofffarquharstill.com/) which showcases some of his sculptures. I like the Jingoisms section but it’s all good. Check it out: [http://www.geofffarquharstill.com/](http://www.geofffarquharstill.com/)