It has come to my attention…

July 31, 2007

that some of my outgoing emails are bouncing. If you happen to be sitting there thinking that I’m brutally ignoring you… well lets face theres a solid chance I am, but its possible you may have actually made the cut but my reply has gotten itself onto a New Zealand health service waiting list and has less chance of showing up than the Titanic.

If you are in that group please let me know.

This will result in my either answering you or continuing to ingore you but with added satisfaction.

Carry on.


Just talk amongst yourselves for a bit.

July 30, 2007

As you may have noticed I haven’t been blogging much recently. This due to having spent the last couple of weeks actually “working”.

For those interested in live theatre I can recomend Taita Collages A Midsummers Night Dream which runs from tonight for the rest of the week. I’ve seen some of the rehearsals and they’re doing a good job. For me the highlight would have to be Bottom doing the Pyramus and Thisbe thing. Bottom would have to be wearing THE finest Roman armour I’ve ever seen in a school production. Corbridge A lorica segmentata if I’m not mistaken. Which I can asure you I’m not.

In other news I’ve been working a new range of cast “stuff”. The word of the day is pewter! Next week I’ll be launching the new stuff and there will be all kinds of things for you to throw money at me. Although I am aiming largely at the retail and reenactment markets.

In the first run there will be necklaces – Thors Hammer, large and small Celtic Cross, arrowhead and a couple of other things. A couple of broches including an upsized Viking longship coin. Renactment items include Medieval buttons, strap ends, buckles, torcs, penanular and coin tokens. And for the Romans full fittings for beltae including five different belt plates. Because NO ONE here makes them and I want some!

If you want something done right or even half assed…

I hope to have it on single web site in a couple of weeks.

Also in development is a catapult lesson module for schools. Education should be fun and if you can lay seige to the staff room at the end of the lesson well thats just a bonus.

Illegal Alien VS Preadator.

July 23, 2007

I have it on good authority that this is hysterical. Now if I had a decent connection I might be able to give a review of my own but why don’t you go look yoursel anyway.


July 20, 2007

And no parking problems.

Points off for incorrect use of “bugger all” though.I’ll tech em yanks to spik propa england yet.

It does however beg the question can your site muster a qualified tank crew if needed? Could be handy for that holiday in Fiji.

Something for all bloggers to read.

July 20, 2007

This is a transcript extract of an interview conducted by ABC’s Bruce Hill with Fiji Military Forces spokesman Major Neumi Leweni.

HILL: Sources in Fiji say the military are trying to get Fintel, the Telekom’s company to shut down all access to sites hosted by one of the most popular blogging companies, Blog Spot. Fintel has so far not commented publicly about the issue. But military spokesman Major Neumi Leweni has confirmed they are intensifying their hunt for the bloggers and that questioning Ulai Taoi a second time was justified by new evidence.

LEWENI: Yes, we did bring in Taoi today, just to show him the emails that he had been sending around.

HILL: What was the content of those emails?

LEWENI: Well, it is to do with some information that we believe was part of some bloggers.

HILL: So, when he denies being that blogger Fijian Black, you don’t believe him?

LEWENI: Well, this is evidence that we’ve got and we believe he had something to do with it.

HILL: And, is there any truth to the reports that the army is preparing to round up another 20 people on suspicion of being bloggers?

LEWENI: There are investigations ongoing, but I couldn’t confirm to you the number of people.

HILL: You said to me a week or so ago, that these bloggers were inconsequential and people shouldn’t pay any attention to them and the army wasn’t to fussed about it?

LEWENI: Yes I did, I did. But now evidence have pointed to people, so that’s an issue that we’ll need to address. Because it’s a form of media that’s been used and of course there are rules and laws on how you use this media tool, so that’s what we’re looking at.

HILL: By launching these manhunts for these bloggers, aren’t you just drawing attention to them? If you just ignored them, may be they wouldn’t have been?

LEWENI: Eh yes, like I said, initially we did say that, but now that identities have revealed some people, so that’s another matter now and when you actually know some people that do it.

HILL: What’s so wrong about it? They’re just engaging in some free speech, which is protected by the Fiji Constitution?

LEWENI: What paid to go around and saying bad things about people and speculating? To you that’s right? If that’s right, then I don’t think we should continue this conversation, bye.

Full transcript and audio. 

So for you blogging cheerleaders of the Fijian Military Dictatorship go ahead, defend this. Talk more crap. A little more at this stage wont make any difference and I can’t wait to see how you explain it when we progress to people simply dissapearing or hidden graves in the jungle, some over fed sharks perhaps.

At least in New Zealand Helen Clark can only use the title “blogger” as a slur, not an excuse to have the ARMY drag people away. Yeah at what point did we suddenly just accept the the Fijian army had any legal responsiblity for law enforcement. And there just arent sneer quotes bing enough for that phrase.

A Zillion reasons to go shopping

July 20, 2007

The trade site Zillion is having a birthday celebration by having a $2 reserve auction.

As I’ve mentioned I’ve found Zillion to be a vastly superior system to Trademe and its telling that even though Trademe has a hugely dominant position Zillion has flourished. Not to mention that Tradme has introduced aspects of Zillions system but Zillion hasn’t touched any of Trademes.

So support some competition and go shopping. Yes even overseas buyers can shop. I’ve put up a couple of Gnome Homes but no I’m not giving away the catapult kitsets thanks. The mark up on those is way too small and they sell well enough already.

The birthday sale is here or you can go directly to my items with the buttons on the right.

You don’t tread on Supermans cape.

July 17, 2007

You don’t spit into the wind.

You DON’T try and stich up Betty Windsor.

You can carry on lying your asses off about Iraq, Iran the ME in general and how Islam is the relgion of pieces whatever. But when even Australia isn’t interested in becoming a republic there’s a line you don’t cross. Every time you do it makes the monarchy stronger.