Wednesday, 28 June 2006

Lost

And here's a post that I have been meaning to post for over a month. I even wrote that long ago, but just haven't had the time to post.


Some post-season 2 thoughts about Lost.
  • The Dharma Initiative may or may not know what the Island is about.
  • The employees of the DI on the Island do not know what the Island is about.
  • "The Incident" on the Island never happened. It's just a cover story to account for the odd things on the Island that the DI employees may see.
  • The employees are sent to the island to accomplish tasks. However, these tasks aren't what they employees think they are. The DI doesn't want the employees knowing what they are doing. So in the "Pearl" employees think their task is to watch the other employees, but their real task may involve the computer that Locke says doesn't do anything.
  • The Others are not part of DI.
  • The Others think they are good and that the DI is bad.
  • They dress in costumes to prevent the DI from knowing that there are a group of organized people on the island trying to thwart the DI's plans. The DI may just think they're random people who have been sucked in.
  • The Island and surrounding area are a bubble in space. Its location is unknown, but it has entrances in several places. The entrances are possibly the Vile Vortices. One near Fiji where Russo and Flight 815 entered. Another in Africa when Mr Eko's drug plane entered. Another in the North Pole where the polar bears enter. And everyone's favorite, the Bermuda Triangle, for where the Black Rock entered.
  • The "quarantine" door that falls from the sky at the end is from a "hatch" protecting another entrance to the Island.
Things that still need explaining.
  • Why are illnesses cured on the island? Will this simply come down to magnet therapy?
  • Why are everyone's back stories so intertwined? Simply a case of six degrees of separation?
  • What about the "whispers"? If a lot of people are accidentally sucked into the island, then there would be a lot of deaths there. The magnetism may prevent spirits from escaping, therefore it's quite a haunted place?

Two things to keep in mind. I haven't been participating in the Lost Experience. I don't have enough time to post here, let alone play this game. And, yes, I still enjoy the show, despite it's poor ratings indicating other don't.


I spoke with MB last night who gave me a quick update on the Lost Experience and it seems like some of my thoughts could hold true. We shall see.

One other thing, I'm using DHARMA Initiative above where I should probably be using Hanso Foundation, but I don't have time to think about the ramifications of the change right now, so it stands as is.

Tennis

I've been meaning to write this post for more than a week now. The segue text has changed several times since then.

I was going to tell you early last week that things are ramping up for The Championships, Wimbledon as shown by VMP's brother having dinner at the table next to Andre Agassi and associates.

Then late last week the signal was going to be that VMP, her parents and myself had dinner next to Lleyton Hewitt, Bec Cartwright, baby Mia and the rest of the posse.

Then on Monday it was going to be that Aten hates tennis, or at least tennis spectators because He hid the sun behind leaky clouds of moisture and only allowed 40 minutes of play on the first day of Wimbledon. Yet the people who slept on the street overnight for tickets and on the wet courts waiting for play to resume persisted through His joke and He has rewarded us with sun again.

But that was all the segue to the real point, which hasn't changed in the last week.

Tomorrow I've got the day off and will be spending the majority of it in Centre Court while people dressed in white get sweaty grunting at little furry balls... Or something like that.

Friday, 16 June 2006

Photo Day

Well, it's finally time for Photo Day again.

This is where I lived when I first arrived in the UK. Interesting things in this photo: a parking spot for a DB9 Volante, a parking spot for a Hummer H2 and the home of VPM's parents.

Sorry that the interesting cars aren't in the shot, but I guess the owners had taken them out in an effort to make use of the blue sky. One other interesting fact, when taking the photo my back was to the home of a Love Actually star.

Tuesday, 6 June 2006

Tim Tam Colosseum

This is just a simple shout out to Bex and her Tim Tam Colosseum.

I think that's my favorite of your creations so far!

More New Zealand Street Maps

Someone wants an update.

A few days after my last post about New Zealand street maps Microsoft updated Windows Live Local to include New Zealand.

The Good: it includes address lookup and driving directions.

The Bad: most streets are missing from the maps; most streets that are there aren't labeled; address lookup is close, but far from perfect; the lines for driving directions don't match the roads; if it can't find the address it suggests locations that aren't in NZ even though NZ is specifically requested.

Despite all this it's still nice to know that New Zealand isn't being forgotten about.