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Meanwhile Down Under

It’s white with snow all over the lower mainland, and that makes for a lovely break from the grey.

After a morning of snowboarding I started going through some photos I took in Sydney a few years ago.

Maybe because my sailboat Madsu is tucked away out of the water and undercover for the winter, two photos jumped out at me.

A couple of examples of the ultimate in waterfront living…

  • Steps to the ocean
  • Pool
  • Dry dock

Click the pics for larger versions, if you can stand it…


It’s one thing to haul up that nice little runabout.

But get a load of this ketch.


Gotta love those Sydneysiders.

Both of these were taken in November 2002.

Horror – Social Networks Are The New Crack

At least according to an Australian researcher named Julian Cole…

“For many moderate to heavy users, checking their MySpace or Facebook account has become an automatic and compulsive behaviour, with some participants reporting they log on up to twenty times a day,” Mr Cole said.

He found that many openly admitted to their addiction and, in an ironic twist, contribute to online confession groups. Full story at Sydney Morning Herald

This got me wondering about young Julian’s research methods. He’s a recent university grad…

Mr Cole’s findings were based on an in-depth survey of 20 participants, chosen from a larger survey of 300 people.

Coincidentally, Julian Cole’s Facebook account shows 373 friends.

Feel free to poke him for me, won’t you ?