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  • Sitting At The Bottom Of The Gravity Well | James Purser
    I came across this post by Jeff Astronauts are in the Command Service Module now almost all the way to the Moon poking around in the Eagle 47 hours until landing After a brief period of wondering whether he d either ingested some good honest Yass herb or had infact invented a time machine I came across wechoosethemoon org which has been put together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings One of the very cool features of this site is a live stream of the mission audio from Apollo 11 This means that no only do we get to relive the landing itself but we can get that almost there sensation It s like eaves dropping across time on a moment that for me at least is one of the highest achievements of humankind On the other hand it s also kind of depressing 40 years ago we got to the moon proved that it could be done and that we now had the opportunity to create a new pioneering age Instead we got stuck with a brick with wings and teflon Have we as a species lost that urge to explore that drove us

    Original URL path: http://jamespurser.com.au/blog/Sitting_At_The_Bottom_Of_The_Gravity_Well (2014-01-05)
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  • ChromeOS Is Going To Splinter Linux?!? What The? | James Purser
    people angry that Google has decided to build their own Distro to those who are claiming that it s a deliberate slight against Ubuntu and will fracture the Linux world some say fataly Take a breath people Let s deal with the biggest claim first shall we ChromeOS Will Fracture The Linux Community 11 I m sorry people but get a grip please The Linux Community was never something that could be fractured It was born fractured and its strength lies both in the differences and the similarities Adding another distro like ChromeOS will add to the common store rather than detract from it Especially if as promised they release it under a broad Open Source license like the GPL 2 or 3 Face it there are already something like 150 different distro s out there adding one more will not break the FOSS world They should have Used Ubuntu 1 1 As I understand it Google already uses Ubuntu internally at least their own version of it This is a desktop version specifically tailored to Googles own requirements The fact they re not using it for ChromeOS isn t anything special Hell the ASUS EEEPC s didn t use

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  • Google Wave - Developing And Exploring | James Purser
    in bits but this time instead of just doing a random series of blog posts I m going to use Drupals Book module and attempt to put things together in a more coherent manner So contained within this book I m going to explore the Wave Robots Gadgets and more This is going to be a living document so expect updates and edits as my knowledge of the area increased

    Original URL path: http://jamespurser.com.au/book/Google_Wave_-_Developing_And_Exploring (2014-01-05)
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  • Waving At OpenAustralia | James Purser
    to search the Open Australia database and return the information to the wave for dicussion or further dissection by the participants If you want to play with it the id is openausbot appspot com Just keep in mind it s pretty damn Alpha I know people are starting to get annoyed with the very limited access that has been given out so far and I can understand why On the

    Original URL path: http://jamespurser.com.au/blog/Waving_At_OpenAustralia (2014-01-05)
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  • Creating Waves | James Purser
    the Plone CMS One of the big things about Wave is the fact that Google is not envisioning it as a vendor lockin system Instead they are open sourcing and open standarding yeah I know it s not a real word the lions share of what they have This includes their very rough Federation Protocol This is the bit that allows different wave servers to talk to each other much

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  • ATO Spam | James Purser
    recieved an email with the following text You have get a Tax Refund on your Visa or MasterCard Complete the formular and get your Tax Refund Your Refund Amount Is 250 50 AUD Complete Formular Classy work isn t it So out of curiosity I clicked on Complete Formular to see how professional the crackers had made the site look It was meh They d obviously done a screen shot of the ATO site and then overlaid some sort of imagemap There was a link you had to follow to claim your refund so I thought I d follow that and see what sort of information they were asking for Here it is in all it s glory I m sorry but anyone who falls for this is asking for it The ATO is never ever going to ask for your ATM PIN Ever I can see them asking for Credit Card details but only in relation to paying of taxes not giving of refunds Sigh Blog Catagories social cracking James Purser s blog Add new comment Comments ATO Spam fraud Permalink Submitted by Scott Evans on Tue 23 06 2009 13 45 Also as far as I m aware

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  • A Mental Prototype - Biogas Reactor | James Purser
    the initial generation of the gas occurs Manure water agri waste and kitchen waste are combined in a drum and mixed thoroughly The system works on a four month rotational batch process At the beginning of the first month one drum is connected to the first outlet pipe At the beginning of the second month the first drum is moved to the second outlet pipe and a fresh drum is connected to the first By the time the fourth month is completed the first drum will be exhausted and ready to be emptied and prepared with a fresh batch The Bio Gas reactor will consist of the following 4 200 Litre Drums 4 Pressure Gauges Tubing to take gas from drums to gas scrubber 4 Custom lids with gas outlet valves and pressure temp information Gas Scrubber While methane can form anywhere up to 60 of the gas produced by the reactor C02 and Hydrogen Sulphide are both produced in large quantities Not only are these gases environmentally dangerous they affect the combustability of the bio gas and thus inhibit optimal operation of any power generation To prevent this we need to build a Gas Scrubber The idea is to filter the gas through several stages to ensure that any contanimants are stripped out of the gas before it hits storage usage Ideally I would like to build a solution that involves re using the C02 in the process of either bio gas generation or bio diesel There are a variety of different ideas regarding this The one I like the most is passing C02 through a bacterial solution that converts the C02 into methane thus not only taking the C02 out of the equation but increasing the yield of the system Scrubbing out the hydrogen sulphide could be even

    Original URL path: http://jamespurser.com.au/blog/A_Mental_Prototype_-_Biogas_Reactor (2014-01-05)
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  • A Quick Update | James Purser
    I m back up to 131kgs Sigh On the bio diesel side of things I ve been quite happy with my previous experiment and am now pricing the materials to make a bigger more permanent reactor I m also tentatively investigating what it would take to wire a bio diesel friendly generator into the house We had a 20 minute power outage today and I d like to get to the point where when the power drops out we re the house with the lights still on I m going to be presenting at SLUG by the way at the end of the month I ll be talking about the work I ve been doing with Plone and local governments the ups downs and possibilities Blog Catagories General Tech Health James Purser s blog Add new comment Comments May I ask what exercise you Permalink Submitted by Scribbler on Sat 23 05 2009 03 55 May I ask what exercise you are doing I too am having a torrid time losing weight I find myself spending too much time on the computer instead of exercising Junk food is also a weakness reply Essentially I ve been using Permalink Submitted by James Purser on Sat 23 05 2009 07 26 Essentially I ve been using our cross trainer for half an hour each day Combine that with walking up to my kids school occasionally and starting to watch what I m eating and there you have my whole fitness regime up until now reply I ve noticed a number of gov Permalink Submitted by Michael Fox on Sat 23 05 2009 04 21 I ve noticed a number of gov agencies now switching to plone which agencies have you been involved in only curious incase it s hosted via my employer

    Original URL path: http://jamespurser.com.au/blog/A_Quick_Update (2014-01-05)
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