Friday, 23 November 2007

Beowulf version

Here is a bilinguage rendering of Beowulf (modern and old English) for those who want to see how much the movie does not match the poem:

Beowulf, I. The Passing of Scyld

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Salary Information - Latest Pay Rates by Industry at MyCareer

For a truly depressing picture of salaries in Australia if you are a writer. It's not that we earn crap money, that's not news, but that we don't even make a proper classification in the list:
Salary Information - Latest Pay Rates by Industry at MyCareer

Welcome to Dymocks Online. More for Booklovers.

Welcome to Dymocks Online. More for Booklovers.

Digital books here. No contemporary poetry I think. But plenty of "best sellers" and "classics".

Sunday, 18 November 2007

North of the Latte Line

Anne Kellas's blog North of the Latte Line now has some new contributors in Ivy Alvarez, Chris Mansell and Ralph Wessman. Check it out for writing links, news etc.

DIY lazy person's voting

Try this out: GetUp!

for your own How to Vote card. Not all of the candidates have filled out their profiles, but I found this remarkably accurate when I looked at the candidate's information. It didn't change the way I intend to vote, and I won't follow it exactly, but it did pretty well reflect my vote.

Try it out for yourself, be amazed.

In the clouds

From Michael Quinlon's World Wide Words bulletin:

"cloudware", online applications such as Web mail that are powered
by massive data storage facilities, often called "cloud servers"

Maybe everyone else knows this already, but I didn't.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Bloom. Western Canon

A list to get you started on reading everything in the known world: Bloom. Western Canon This is a famous list. Many of the books listed are available free if the translations are out of copyright. See the Library link on which will give you links to download free digital versions.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Haiku Productivity: Limit Your Projects to Achieve Completion

How many projects do you have on your projects list? How many balls can you keep in the air?I submit that the more projects you have, the less likely you are to complete each one. And the reverse is also true: the fewer projects you have, the more likely you are to complete them.

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