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Weekend social 02/08/2013

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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

9 comments on “Weekend social 02/08/2013 ”

  1. George D 1

    For Aucklanders, there’s the City Vision campaign launch (Wesley Community Centre, Sandringham Rd) on Sunday afternoon (3:30pm).

    I’ll be going down, socially, of course. Say hi! And if you don’t know me, I’m sure you know someone who does.

  2. Murray Olsen 2

    I hope to get to the West End markets, where I’ve found a Tongan guy who sells taro, cassava, and yams. Despite the subtropical location and easy access to tropical produce, Brisbane people seem to prefer stuff that was eaten back in England. Apart from that, I’ll probably just sleep a lot.

    If I can, I’ll get to the local Aboriginal Embassy. They are totally opposed to the Australian government policy on refugees who arrive by boat.

    • mac1 4.1

      Yes Phil, remember him from the Stage Door in ChCh in the late Sixties. I remember as a guitarist he was forever making adjustments to his guitar volume and tone settings, and he played with subtlety and taste. Our guitarist ( I played bass in a blues band then) really rated Harvey Mann.

  3. lprent 5

    The last of the film festival intermixed with TEDx and a bit of coding.

    WordPress 3.6 finally released after a long and arduous gestation. Installed it while I was at the pub last night. An hour later what turned out to be one of my unfavourite database lock bugs showed up and took out the site (proving that 3.6 hadn’t fixed it).

    Didn’t have keys on the laptop. So had to head home to login and read the log, then reboot the db system. Annoyingly the notification that it was the db bug showed up on the way home. I could have dealt with that at the pub!

    Then went back to Galbraiths..

    So today I tighten up the db notification and make it an automatic restart in monitor with a text dump of the locks and running SQL to figure out what is jamming it. Infrequent bugs are a pain to track.

    Hey r0b, I don’t have to get on with computers right. I can treat them as if they are recalcitrant recidivists not doing their job 😈

  4. Rosetinted 6

    Kim Hill’s interviews have been fascinating this morning. One on disasters, wrecks etc touches on cannibalism. The terrors of being lost without food and trying to stay awake when you’re weakening as that is when you might be killed. Then remember there is a danger in eating liver. Your skin starts dropping off after getting a headache. There is also a wish to not eat family, that becomes a remnant control.

    And how having a uniform is symbolic of joining a group and belonging and then putting aside personal checks and taking on group behaviour as the norm. In Lord of the Flies one lot of boys adopt face paint, few clothes and hair tied back. In another case, I think the Batavia was mentioned, the leader got hold of some red wool and made capes and sewed gold braid over for his group. Learning how civilised people are expected to behave can be over-ridden leading to dis-association from those strictures that govern our behaviour. It happens in society now, but under high stress will be exacerbated.

    Then there is the autistic man who speaks about many things, may be in a different place every three weeks. He has great understanding of autism. Very interesting. The part of brain that regresses in early autism is not the part with music. Autistic people with speech difficulties may be able to play the piano and sing.

  5. Rosetinted 7

    Put youtube on to Johnny Cash and Hurt, what a powerful song and he sings it as if it was his own, though I think it was Nine Inch Nails’. Though almost more if you just listen and don’t see the video.

  6. lprent 8

    Antarctica, a year on ice. Awesome

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