Archive for January, 2005

The New Zealand Flag

Friday, January 7th, 2005

My car has a radio with Japanese frequencies, thus I limited choice in the stations I listen too. I tuned into News Talk ZB today, and heard them debating the flag. Someone recently called for it to be changed and the presenter, and every caller was lashing into them for being unpatriotic and forgetting the so many NZers died for the flag. I disagree. I think they died for our right to self govern, not to be ruled but other countries and to ensure that every country has that right.

I called up and said such. I mentioned that Great Britain is only a part of the heritage of some of the people here. And that the % of people it represents is rapidly decreasing. What we need is something that represents the country, so I brought up Mr Hundertwasser’s design.

haha The next caller on is thinking the same thing. Agreeing with my points. “the previous caller had a really good point about the cultures represented”, and how people fight for the country not the flag.

We’ll see how long that lasts.

A whole new year

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

   2005 is here and lots of people are doing their yearly summaries. But I’m feeling tired already so it will have to wait. I’m trying to get inspired to push through the ideas I have for this website, getting new photo albums available and other little widgets installed. I cobbled together a webcam with some Canon software and an Applescript that has been snapping away for a few days. At some point I’ll use my new AC adapter for time-lapse photography. What I really need there is a room with a view to capture 24 hours in sequence.