Thursday, December 17, 2009

LoudTwitter now turned off

Hello there. I just turned off LoudTwitter. I figure, if people want to read my tweets they can go to

Now I'm going to have to blog about something.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:29 @jemappellekim 2 legs good, 8 legs bad is coming tonight, hopefully. So I'm a vacillator rather than a traitor. #
  • 08:30 In case you were NOT clicking F5 at 10.30 last night. New tshirt: All hail our octopodal overlords: #
  • 09:48 @qldwriters Yes, and a strange, mildewy smell. #
  • 10:24 RT @timmadden: Did a cartoon today for Barrie Cassidy's piece on Wilson Tuckey over on The Drum,,,, #
  • 10:24 @ChasLicc oh boy, i think my brain just melted. #
  • 13:28 An she was like, 'I'm on leave that week' an he was like 'No, you're not' an she was like 'Check the calendar... chk-chk-BOOM!' #rostering #
  • 15:35 Recapping: @firstdogonmoon's guide to how the internet filter will work: #openinternet #
  • 15:53 RT @abcnews: Computer says no: Google slams internet filter #
  • 15:56 Queensland's ugliest pet. WARNING! It really is ugly: Full story: #
  • 16:00 The freakiest thing about that cat is how it's walking LIKE A HUMAN! #
  • 16:13 @GemmaLBreen I think I'm going to have nightmares about that cat. #
  • 20:26 New tshirt: 2 legs good, 8 legs bad #octopusoverlords #coconutcarryingoctopus #aaaargh! #
  • 20:30 @Dr_Tad This one might be more your speed then: #
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:51 @jimwhimpey I deserved that. #
  • 08:52 @blackvalo Bad, as in good, right? As in, "That Michael Jackson, he's *bad*!" #
  • 08:55 RT @abcnews: Coconut-carrying octopus <- does anyone else fear they are but one step away from becoming our overlords? #
  • 09:17 Aurealis Award finalist Stephen M Irwin ( just bought one of my zombie mugs! @zazzle #
  • 09:19 @jemappellekim We need to take a stand now: 2 legs good, eight legs bad! #
  • 10:05 @HarperBooksAus I'm working on an article about advances. Can you recommend someone at HarperCollins I can talk to? #
  • 10:14 @blackvalo :) that's okay. I'm used to seeing really bad horror films. It can be worse than Saw V, can it? #
  • 10:54 @HarperBooksAus Thank you! I've just dm'ed you. #
  • 11:23 RT @jg_rat: RT @readfearn: How to swap your old mobile phone for a chicken.. for Australian readers only! #
  • 11:34 Black hole much closer to Earth than previously thought <- great, that's all we need. Can anything else go wrong? #
  • 12:25 RT @cassie_white: My story for @abcnews on self-gifting Go ahead, treat yourself this xmas. <- iphone? #
  • 12:53 All this talk of R-ratings for games reminds me of playing Barbarian on the C64: #
  • 13:01 RT @rosieryan: when cris said "twitter loves the octopus story" i thought of a certain simpsons meme— i w asn't alone: #
  • 13:08 @blackvalo I saw Saw I, then won a free ticket to Saw V. It had not aged well. #
  • 13:34 @jimwhimpey Careful, @cristentilley might block you. #
  • 14:50 RT @abcnews: Our internet filtering story is now open for comment. Have your say: #
  • 15:51 Over 250 comments on @abcnews internet filter yarn. The vast majority against. THE INTERWEBZ ARE ANGRY! #
  • 15:56 And those comments came in in an hour. Phenomenal response. #
  • 17:48 In my estimation, 60% of pop songs are about breaking up,35% are about falling in love, & 5% are like tism's i'm on the drug #
  • 17:51 ...that killed river phoenix #
  • 17:55 heading into city for dinner with wife. #kidfree #
  • 22:24 New tshirt: All hail our octopodal overlords: #octopus #octopusoverlords #overlords #freakyseacreatures #tshirts #
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 11:54 RT @nic_macbean: Journos who had eaten bananas in 12 hours before a press conf at a school were asked to stay away... Why? <- #bananagate #
  • 14:06 RT @abcnews: Have you used Facebook's new privacy settings? What did you think of them? (@sarahcollerton is working on a story it) #
  • 14:21 Welcome to Twitter @gemmalbreen! #
  • 14:44 I'm mildly surprised no-one wants to buy my @abcatthemovies-inspired 'Oh David!' tshirt: #
  • 15:07 @rinosphere I'm trying to factor the difference between 'liking' and 'buying'. :) Crucial t o my plans for world domination. #
  • 15:23 No, Mr Butrus Yazid, I do not want to help you transfer $10.5m from Burkina Faso, but thanks for asking. #spam #
  • 15:26 @rinosphere Touche, my fine feathered friend. Maybe we should organise a trade. Storey Bridge. Midnight. Be there! #
  • 19:26 @rosieryan It depends on the amount of irony invested in the purchases. #
  • 19:29 Working on article for @qldwriters. Wow, it's been so long since I opened my Word clone that it *creaked*. #
  • 19:58 Paranormal Act ivity Friday evening at South Bank? Drink after at @greystonebar? Who's with me? #smugcocd #
  • 20:01 @jimwhimpey It sounds like a snoozefest. #
  • 20:01 @pinglo Boom. #
  • 20:02 @Templesmith I'd prefer it if they spoke with Hollywood Cockney accents. #
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 19:02 @fluffodile @sarahcollerton Hear, hear. Awesome night. #
  • 19:19 Working on an article for @qldwriters about the pros and cons of advances. #
  • 19:30 Why do kids find going to bed so traumatic? It's often the best part of my day. #parenting #
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 22:11 #newsonlinexmasparty tiny dancer, @amesimmons and @rosieryan dancing #
  • 22:15 #newsonlinexmasparty totally needs a back channel #
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 15:40 Just wrote a personal note for a certain someone for a certain personalised gift for a certain upcoming seasonal event. I've said too much! #
  • 20:41 New tshirt: It's wrong on so many levels #
  • 20:45 New tshirt: I'm just here for the lulz #lulz #
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 13:35 Remember DIG (Directions in Groove)? #
  • 13:37 @rosieryan Some thing in Byron Bay in early 1992. Trout Fishing in Quebec. Spiderbait (maybe?). As discussed. #
  • 13:43 @rosieryan I love that @Fishingtweeter is also into Trout Fishing in Quebec. :) #
  • 13:46 @rosieryan Lots of people love fishing (twitter search): #
  • 14:13 @TAFORU hey there. Wrong ABC. @abcnews is Australian @abc is US. Thanks. #
  • 14:14 @cassie_white wow. that is impressive. #
  • 14:32 @TAFORU We do our best! No worries. #
  • 14:50 RT @cassie_white: Check out my @abcnews interview with the stripper from Bob Hawke's birthday bash last night. #
  • 15:15 @anaya_latter I've noticed that people type faster when they're messaging. eg gtalk #
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:28 @fluffodile no worries. Maybe next time. #
  • 08:28 @GreenJ Reminds me of the delightful flat my wife and I lived in in Bow Rd, East London. #
  • 09:40 @rosieryan and plus, you hate zombies. next time. #
  • 09:55 @sharonlives Hey there. You've got the wrong ABC. @abc is US. @abcnews is Australian. Thanks. #
  • 11:50 @itsthom David Bowie doing Hamiltonian cycles: #
  • 12:51 @rosieryan I actually said ANGRY and CONFUSED. #
  • 12:52 @benbarberhays @sarahcollerton no worries. i'll have a drink for all of you. I have to get into practice before the xmas party. #
  • 12:56 Someone should make a law against tagging people in school photos #facebookrage #
  • 13:13 @redpr :) 'rage' was probably a bit extreme. #facebookmildannoyance #
  • 15:11 @riskybusiness Margot O'Neill is there for @abcnews. #
  • 15:12 @granfalloon I'm scared I'll get a call from that number [cue twilight zone music] #
  • 16:15 @renailemay My wife had a v. frustrated experience with self-checkout today. Quote: 'I'm never going to use one of these again!' #
  • 16:15 @renailemay sorry to hear you're not feeling well. #
  • 18:52 Movie sold out. #smugcocd #fail :( #
  • 20:22 #smugcocd take 2. 2045 Eldorado. Zombieland. Be there. That s*** just got real, peeps. #
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 07:27 @julie_posetti re @abcthedrum comments, that's due to moderation resources. Twitter link - because I only set up @abcthedrum yesterday am #
  • 07:53 @MediaActive Hi Peter, That's a technical issue we're trying to resolve. #
  • 08:09 @julie_posetti I agree. We're also looking at less labour-intensive mod strategies eg karma/peer moderation. #
  • 09:03 @MediaActive What do you mean by 'tweeted as news'? Do you mean from @abcnews? #
  • 09:30 @MediaActive We tweet a range of content from @abcnews. #
  • 09:37 @MediaActive Well, @abcnews has tweeted analysis pieces before. We've been doing analysis for months. #
  • 09:39 @MediaActive There aren't opinion pieces in the Just In queue. They're analysis pieces. #
  • 09:50 @MediaActive It sure is. And the decisions will be made at pay levels far higher than mine! #
  • 09:55 @MediaActive I can't speak for the ABC as a whole. I am but one tiny c og. #
  • 09:57 @MediaActive No worries. #
  • 10:59 @kristoforlawson Follow up with a phone call. #
  • 11:09 @kristoforlawson stick with it. Often it can be a case of having your CV in the right place at the right time. #
  • 12:38 @Krasnostein i did the same with a guy i work with. 8 texts in one day. i now have AAA in my address book. #
  • 17:11 @jimwhimpey @c ristentilley @rosieryan @cassie_white 9/12: Zombieland + kwik snifter at @greystonebar after? Movie starts 1855. #smugcocd Y/N #
  • 18:42 @fluffodile @nic_macbean @sarahcollerton @benbarberhays: 9/12 Zombieland + kwik drink @greystonebar after? Movie starts 1855 #smugcocd Y/N #
  • 18:42 @jimwhimpey no worries. #smugcocd is a very casual affair. #
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 07:19 Working on prep for #thedrum, ABC's new analysis/opinion page. Just set up @abcthedrum. #
  • 08:03 @matt_dasilva It launches later today. #
  • 08:04 @matt_dasilva You can also follow @abcthedrum. #
  • 09:09 @neerav Not sure about the tech side of it, but @abcunleashed might know. #
  • 09:36 Those waiting for #thedrum, stand by. The bearings have gone in hamster wheel #475 in the basement in Ultimo. Technicians looking into it... #
  • 09:39 @neerav not sure. @abcunleashed may be able to tell you. #
  • 09:42 RT @abcthedrum: We're live! Come on in everybody and make yourselves at home. #thedrum #
  • 09:43 @greenj introduces #thedrum. Tell us what you think. #
  • 18:30 My motu tshirt has arrived and it is freaking awesome, even if i do say so myself! #
  • 19:58 @wolfcat @thejamesglover hah. #
  • 20:21 New profile pic, mostly because in the full vers you can see the whole fam'bly ( #
  • 20:28 @Donnas_Blog Thanks! It was pure fluke (although my wife is a dab hand at the photography) #
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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 13:47 Psyching myself for e's 5th birthday party. 29 friends + siblings. Send good vibes! #
  • 18:57 Mission accomplished! #
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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:36 Accidentally quadrupled birthday cake mix. Standby for cake @abcnews :) #
  • 19:26 @CristenTilley Tell me if you hear 'Unskinny Bop' -- it will mean you have time travelled to 1990. #
  • 19:26 @rosieryan I thought you didn't do horror? :) #
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Friday, December 04, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:00 @cassie_white don't tell me anything! #
  • 14:02 i just had to explain 'budgie smugglers' to an overseas visitor. #embarrassing #
  • 14:12 @nic_macbean Did you notice how careful I was with my choice of words? #
  • 19:58 @rosieryan i sure could go a cocktail right about now. #
  • 19:59 but instead i shall work on my next #webcomic. [cue thunderbirds theme song] #
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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:15 @rachelhills @JonathanStrahan @blackvalo Thanks for those thoughts re: advances. If it's ok I may be in touch to put flesh on the bones. #
  • 08:45 @rosieryan Impressed. #
  • 08:52 @GreenJ Hello there. Can you pls follow me so I can DM you? (It's regarding SEKRIT ABC BIZINESS) :) #
  • 12:46 Go away #failwhale, there's some serious laughing i need to do. #
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:07 @awrd I think we're going to have another weird summer. #
  • 09:34 Anyone else have problems removing people from lists? I don't seem to be able to uncheck the tick box. #twitter #lists #
  • 09:39 @LEIGHSALES favourite articles and YouTube clips of 2009 <- love this from the insomnia link #
  • 10:03 RT @tech_stream: twitter, iphone, augmented reality, geotagging. <- @rosieryan this is what we were talking about. #
  • 10:56 RT @abcnews: ETS voted down in the Senate 41-33 #
  • 12:33 RT @abcnews: News Editors' blog: @stuartwatt muses on the role of #twitter in the #spill coverage #
  • 13:03 @moonysark you'll need to ask @abcmarkscott for the 24-hr ABC news channel. :) #
  • 13:29 @wolfcat I could do with the overtime, that's for sure. :) #
  • 14:12 @awrd let me know how you get on. #
  • 14:24 Amazi ng animation: (via @wolfcat @mpesce) <- but i bet the librarian was really annoyed when they returned the book! #
  • 14:25 @theburgerman @annabelcrabb I prefer 'The Final Countdown' :) #
  • 19:07 RT @julie_posetti: So, @tonyabbottmhr, is that you writing those tweets or do you have a ghost tweeter? <- snap. Inquiring minds need 2 know #
  • 20:24 It's funny, the tshirt I spent least time on has been my best People just love zombies and/or guns. :) #
  • 20:43 @pinglo @RNFut ureTense Yes, but it's just me... with zombies! :) #
  • 20:43 @CristenTilley zing! #
  • 20:48 @RNFutureTense I think it's interesting that there are certain types of images eg head turned to side; hand on neck; cartoon. etc #
  • 20:49 #writing Are advances a good thing or a bad thing? I'm working on a piece for @qldwriters. Pls msg me with your views. Thanks! #
  • 20:53 @jimwhimpey similarly, do you find it bizarre that people use P.S.? (ps... i do) #
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:38 Twitter feed on @abcnews Lib Turmoil page now working. Our techs had to rejig it due to lists being down: #spill #
  • 08:51 RT @abcnews: Breaking news: Tony Abbott wins Liberal leadership after spill 42-41 #spill #
  • 09:15 More on Abbott's shock win: via @abcnews #
  • 09:15 RT @JohnBirmingham: OMFG YES! YES ! YES! About to change my employment designation from part-time political satirist to fulltime. #
  • 10:10 RT @Templesmith: Absolutely loving the comments Abbott is getting with his trending topic right now. This may b e as popular as he ever gets. #
  • 10:14 We asked @abcnews's FB fans if they would vote for Tony Abbott. Some, ah, interesting responses. #
  • 13:09 Finally, some good news on climate change (via @boingboing) #
  • 13:10 @julie_posetti If they keep delivering the same quality service, most people would stick with them, right? #
  • 13:41 RT @abcnews: All aboard the 'People Skills' wild ride: by @annabelcrabb <- worth clicking for the montage alone! #
  • 14:00 @jendudley is this what @coverington was talking about at #media140? Kindle? #
  • 14:01 RT @jendudley: HUGE NEWS: News Ltd papers to feature on an e-book in 2010. Which one? Can't say. #ebook #
  • 14:03 'You have a smile request' - has FB hit a new low? #
  • 16:48 Writing article for @qldwriters about advances. Looking for horror stories and hooray stories. Are advances a blessing or a curse? Pls RT! #
  • 16:49 @rosieryan it's because *he's* wearing it. #
  • 16:49 @rosieryan tell it like it is, rosie. #
  • 18:07 @wolfcat hang on, i think a 'bias alert' siren just went off somewhere. :) #
  • 20:17 In case you've been on Mars today, there's insanely comprehensive coverage of the #spill @abcnews: #
  • 20:18 And if you've had enough of the #spill, check out this pic of my kids with a bizarre bear-shaped #
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 10:25 @JoeHockey if you become Opposition Leader, will you keep tweeting? And will you keep tweeting yourself, or delegate to your 'team'? #
  • 11:17 RT @annabelcrabb: Morning tweeps! My first column for ABC Online... #
  • 11:27 RT @abcnews: Joe Hockey in Malcolm Turnbull's office now #
  • 13:33 RT @johnbattelle: It's be cool to see trending topics for just the folks you follow. Is that possible? #
  • 13:33 Die Hard #spillmovies #
  • 14:13 RT @abcnews: Joe Hock ey has told Malcolm Turnbull that it is his intention to run for the Liberal leadership. #
  • 14:36 @earleyedition You should've been watching ;) #
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:41 Baking... #
  • 09:57 Skeletor photo shoot #
  • 10:10 @cristentilley @rosieryan @jimwhimpey #smugcocd is a'comin' #
  • 10:11 note to self: the next time you drag a zillion photos from your mobie, don't send them straight to desktop. #
  • 15:02 Fixing toys #
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:14 @stilgherrian there's a link to all winners on there now. #
  • 08:22 @stilgherrian Wasn't me, it was our valiant news crew. #
  • 08:25 @stilgherrian Re: your article yesterday, did you check stats from other sources eg Alexa? #
  • 08:30 @stilgherrian It could just mean more people are coming to news via social media, rather than Google? #
  • 08:31 @stilgherrian Which would be bad news for search en gines, rather than MSM. #
  • 08:32 @stilgherrian Someone with more money. #
  • 08:36 @stilgherrian Thank you for filtering for me! #
  • 08:59 RT @CUhlmann: The Liberal Catch-22: you'd have to be mad to want to run the party #
  • 09:19 I'm putting together a list for @abcnews of Australian federal press gallery journos on Twitter. Pls send me your suggestions. #
  • 09:24 Re: press gallery tweeters, here's what I've got so far: Missing anyone? #
  • 11:04 @oliyoung @neerav's list features political journos who may not be based in Canberra. #
  • 11:12 'dutton' trending in Canberra, according to Trendsmap: :) #spill #
  • 11:16 No surprises on the map of Australia... Although, it's intriguing that 'turkey' is trending in WA. #
  • 12:05 @oliyoung No worries. #< /a>
  • 12:05 @BernardKeane It's stuffed, on and off. I managed to get in a while back. #
  • 12:51 RT @abcunleashed There's a real danger that Twitter will further emphasise journalistic process over substance. #
  • 13:37 RT @abcnews: Breaking news: Tony Abbott confirms he has formally asked for a Liberal leadership spill on Monday. #spill #
  • 14:50 Reading: @rosieryan's six bridges cycle tour blog. #
  • 15:04 RT @renailemay: Word is that Conroy has released the #nocleanfeed filter report, but I can't find an ything about it. Anyone know? #
  • 19:45 @JohnBirmingham Okay Birmo. You need to hand. The iPhone. Over. :) #
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:04 @rosieryan thanks for remembering to return the piece of string. :) #
  • 12:14 RT @abcnews: The key to internet harmony? Don't feed the trolls #
  • 20:25 Photoshop trial has expired :( Must mean time to play L4D :) #
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:03 New tshirt: Go then, Masters of the Universe, and fight evil wherever you find it #motu #
  • 09:54 Back in the 'hood. #
  • 12:20 Kickin' it old skool @ pch medical imaging. #
  • 20:14 New tshirt: He-Man + Che = AWESOME: #
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:01 Went and saw The Box last night. When you make characters *that* annoying, I don't really care what happens to them. #
  • 08:02 But I loved the 70s/NASA setting. I'd love to write a story about Cold War/NASA stuff. #
  • 09:34 @iiNet do you still offer unmetered xbox content, and does this include movie downloads? #
  • 09:36 @qldwriters well, there's rumours it's to do with a recent zombie outbreak. But you didn't hear it from me: #
  • 09:37 @GeordieG uy hah! I figured as much. Looks like the 'video store' will be my movie source for a little while yet. #
  • 10:59 @ABCTV_australia Xbox too? #
  • 11:15 @ABCTV_australia cool. I'll order in some extra bandwidth. :) #
  • 12:17 Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet? (via @rosieryan) #
  • 12:33 @GeordieGuy The ones on xbox have the filesize as around 20GB (HD) #
  • 12:35 @rinosphere Nov 12: (I am thinking of turning LoudTwitter off. If people want my tweets they can follow on Twter). #
  • 12:42 RT @CristenTilley: @nic_macbean @benbarberhays Two people sitting next to each other, communicating via Twitter. Look how far we've come. #
  • 12:46 Heated newsroom debate about whether or not the LHC 'smashes atoms' or not. #
  • 12:49 It's hotter than the surface of the sun. #
  • 12:54 Typewritten blog: #
  • 12:55 @< a href="">GeordieGuy Hmm, that's interesting. I'd give it a go but I'm scared of busting my meagre 2 + 2 monthly allowance! #
  • 13:16 @BenParr facing similar dilemma. #
  • 16:58 Dinner emergency! Anyone know of a binding agent 4 rissoles in lieu of egg? Cheese? Help me! #
  • 17:15 @dgalea @rinosphere breadcrumbs worked a treat. Added hp to moisten. Thank u! #
  • 19:22 @Bosun_McShiny Aren't mums great with that kinda crap! #
  • 19:23< /em> @rosieryan that's a lot of plasma! or is it? sounds like a lot. #
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:22 @Cacotopos My prob is I'm somewhere between commercial and non-commercial. I'm selling stuff, but nowhere near enough to justify $100/mth. #
  • 11:13 I know what I'm asking for for Christmas! (via @boingboing) #
  • 11:16 Love the photo on this howstuffworks article. Ways to improve your memory #1: cover yourself in postits: #
  • 11:21 @ABCArts Hi there. You should use a link shortener eg or type out your links including the http:// so they're clickable. #
  • 11:39 @ABCArts sorry, clickable in Twitter apps, such as Seesmic and Twhirl. #
  • 13:55 @julie_posetti what a cool kid. #
  • 14:03 @julie_posetti I could see that you were flat-out -- figured you had enough on your plate! Next time... #
  • 14:57 @qldwriters #
  • 14:58 @qldwriters continuing until Nov 27 #
  • 15:19 Twitter search: these people should drink less: #
  • 19:04 RT @rosieryan: the @abcnews editors' blog asks: should we leave the 'open for comment' panel off our front page? #
  • 19:17 @neerav @rosieryan We're keen to involve the audience in these decisions too, though, or at least to explain why we're doing things. #
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 11:51 @rinosphere @PeterBlackQUT we ended up being nannas and going home, but thank you for the suggestions! :) #
  • 11:52 @CristenTilley woohoo! Can I borrow it. #
  • 12:17 new #webcomic: Time-travelling bird + #lhc = #fail (attn @neerav) #
  • 12:23 @neerav doh! new #webcomic: #
  • 12:23 @neerav haven't read any George RR Martin. #
  • 12:25 am working on my most complicated tshirt yet. so complicated i may have to attach a mouse. #
  • 12:29 argh. this is going to be hard without the pen tool. wish i could afford the full photoshop, instead of just elements. :( #
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 14:38 kid-free. Possibly heading out 4 arvo tea/self-gifting shortly. #
  • 18:03 hello twitterverse. Can any brisbanites recommend somewhere 4 a civilised post-dinner drink 2nite? #
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 05:55 @miafreedman Oh well, you'll be in tune with 'the vibe' :) Good luck! #
  • 05:57 @KingLeonard Last night, saw the silhouettes of 4 Black Hawks, skimming treetops just across the road. Not jaded anymore. #blackhawksoverbne #
  • 10:44 @NASA Thank you for sending my son the Neil Armstrong photo and fact sheets. He was very happy. Do you forward the letters etc to Neil? #
  • 11:29 RT @abcnews: We've put together a list of fed pollies on Twitter: Any others you know about? #
  • 11:50 RT @rosieryan: 'hero' careflight pilot domenic james (see: was shortlisted for bachelor of the year #
  • 15:04 What if Earth had rings like Saturn (video) #
  • 19:06 working on my time-travelling, LHC-wrecking bird #webcomic. #
  • 19:08 Thinking about how beautiful it would be if the Earth had rings ( and, you know, i reckon we should do it #blowupthemoon #
  • 20:13 @neerav no! not nearly cliched enough! #
  • 20:37 @rosieryan i think they might have been paraphrasing Lt Col Kilgore, re napalm: 'It smells like, victory' #
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:47 Kid-wrangling today. Kindy drop-off done. Next stop: swimming. #
  • 16:39 So we can now stream movies on the Xbox. A HD movie file size is about 20Gig. My monthly data allowance is 4Gig. #fail #
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 11:16 @cassie_white argh. I was counting on you! #
  • 11:36 Handed my Masters of the Universe figures and Castle Greyskull down to my children today. Proud, proud day. #
  • 13:25 RT @rosieryan: @jkerrison i just spoke to them and they said she does have a real account - it's @juliebishopmp #
  • 13:31 @annabelcrabb @rosieryan put a call in to her office. @JulieBishopMP is the real deal. #
  • 14:07 RT @rosieryan: the #bradmanesque antony green is finally on twitter. here's one for the psephologists to follow: @abcelections #
  • 14:15 RT @abcnews: Fake Julie Bishop (@julie_bishop) dupes followers by @rosieryan #
  • 15:02 #blackhawkup They're still buzzing Brisbane. Last night they flew over our house so low the floor thrummed. #
  • 15:25 @KingLeonard yeah, but i couldn't hear the TV. COME ON! #
  • 15:28 @KingLeonard We had to PAUSE the dvd we were watching. A big hassle. Especially since our remote is an Xbox controller. #
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:56 @benbarberhays @sarahcollerton aw shucks. #
  • 10:36 RT @renailemay: Best Half-Life 2 dinosaur/nazi mod ever: #
  • 12:31 crikey editor @GreenJ is moving to abc online (via @wolfcat @PeterBlackQUT) &lt;- welcome aboard! #
  • 13:55 @JohnBirmingham and you can chop up some (footage of) CC-licensed zombies here: #
  • 14:33 My 2 1/2yo daughter wants 'a circle' for Christmas! #
  • 14:53 Just saw some Black Hawks flying low over Milton/Toowong. Christmas shopping? #
  • 14:54 @tzarimas I know. Kids say the darndest things. :) I'm yet to review my 4yo's list, but I'll wager it's more substantial. #
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:25 In city. #
  • 09:59 i could sure go some braised lamb shanks right about now. #
  • 10:37 Xmas shopping: knowing my family #fail :( #
  • 10:39 Xmas shopping: free chocolate for spending over $50 at oxfam. Ftw! #
  • 10:59 xmas shopping: i asked the magic 8-ball 'should i buy you?' it said: 'very doubtful'. Who am i 2 argue? #
  • 11:07 Dilemma- new stephen king book is out. Buy now or wait 4 xmas? #
  • 11:11 just saw a kid poring over new guinness book of world records. F lashback to me, circa 1988 #
  • 11:21 wish i'd bought that magic 8-ball now. It would know what 2 do #
  • 13:54 Heading 2 the 3 monkeys with eamon, if anyone wants 2 catch up. #
  • 20:11 @zazzle um, thank you, but I was actually after tshirt sizes, not shoe sizes. #
  • 20:17 @zazzle but I did find this. #
  • 20:18 @sarahcollerton no wucks. well done with the hike. my achievement was to do 75% of my xmas shopping today. #
  • 20:23 @zazzle thank you, that's great. and thanks for getting back to me so promptly. #
  • 20:30 New t-shirt: It's in the wiki #
  • 20:37 Time for beer and l4d. #
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 12:58 what r 13yos into at the moment? Trying 2 design tshirt for nephew. #
  • 14:12 @cristentilley @rosieryan xmas shopping in city tomorrow. Want to catch up for coffee/drink/lunch? (invite open to stalkers too) #
  • 14:13 @sarahcollerton Yo! Your #MW2 story is in most popular #
  • 14:15 @jason_a_w I'll be sure to wear my PHOTOSHOP ME OUT tshirt: #
  • 14:55 @CristenTilley @rosieryan Cool. I'll text you. Or text me. #
  • 15:11 New tshirt, for fans of ABC's @atthemovies: OH DAVID! #
  • 15:12 @jason_a_w Hah. #
  • 21:33 @rosieryan what idiot put you on that shift? :) Oh yeah, that's right. Me. #
  • 22:15 @zazzle could you tell me what sizes 12 and 16 (Australian, kids) equate to in zazzle sizes? #
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 12:33 RT @JohnBirmingham: JB's friday writin' blog. Point of View. #
  • 13:03 Should my next #webcomic be about fish fingers, time-travelling birds, journos v bloggers, l4d, or old new media? #
  • 13:06 @neerav I was doing a zombies special for @abcnews. After talking to @awrd thought it was a good opp to release news content under CC. #
  • 15:09 RT @CristenTilley: @ABCMediaWatch How come you don't follow anyone on twitter? Wouldn't it be a good source of tip-offs? #
  • 15:24 @cassie_white, are these your hands in the photo on this story? #
  • 15:27 RT @abcnews: Modern Warfare 2 sparks ratings controversy #
  • 19:23 Tshirt: Kitty, lawn bowler, enjoys the socialising as much as the bowls. #
  • 21:20 @rosieryan It's almost like I'm there. #
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:28 It's been a long time between drinks for The Soapbox, so here's some voxpops on publicans' duty of care: #
  • 08:37 If MW2 could get an MA15+ rating, why not L4D2? #
  • 10:08 RT @PenguinBooksAus: Shakespeare blotter from McSweeney's (via @qldwriters) #
  • 12:29 I've just joined delicious: #
  • 13:56 Meeting at @abcnews. Clem7, zombies and Fromelles all mentioned in the one sentence. :) #
  • 15:24 Just voted "time-travelling, LHC-wrecking birds" @ How about you? #twtpoll #
  • 15:28 @KingLeonard Who's laughing now? Huh? Huh! #
  • 15:30 @KingLeonard In this version of reality, maybe. #
  • 17:46 @thedanbarrett @rosieryan tell me more #
  • 19:59 @rosieryan So did you find anything to do? #
  • 20:06 whitening kitty's teeth #
  • 20:23 New tshirt: Kitty, lawn bowler. First in a series: People of the New World #
  • 20:35 Colouring in. I have always hated colouring in, and I still do. #
  • 20:35 RT @awrd: RT @ABCPool: A very Zombie Christmas! Part of our Dead Walk project with ABC News Online. #zombies #
  • 20:44 I know what will help with my colouring in... some @kate_bradley! #
  • 20:52 foiled by itunes update. #
  • 20:52 @rosieryan we got a new oven yesterday. am looking forward to baking. will possibly bring brownies to work on monday. #
  • 21:07 New #webcomic: The Wonderful World of Air Quotes Also, vote in my twtpoll to decide what I do next: #
  • 21:27 @CristenTilley Hee. #
  • 21:32 @kate_bradley 'album' downloaded. Now that I've got all this music in iTunes, I guess I'll just have to buy an iPhone. #
  • 21:34 Listening to music and tweeting on my laptop while I play l4d on the xbox. Am I allowed to do this? Or is it an #earlymidlifecrisis? #
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:00 @tzarimas Horror and sf. I won $6k last year for 'Untethered', which you can read for free here: #
  • 08:02 @CristenTilley Eeeh! Sorry Hans, wrong guess. Would you like to go for Double Jeopardy where the scores can really change? #
  • 11:40 @LisaMillar They actually have (had?) these in Brissie. But nothing so useful as a TV show... just dumb infomercials. #
  • 11:51 People who are 'so drunk': #twittersearch #
  • 12:40 @michaelmeloni You're in the wrong line of work. #
  • 12:50 RT @neerav: @media140 @sydney140 @julie_posetti fyi my @abcunleashed article about #media140 Future of Journalism #
  • 13:05 @jendudley phones were big, then they got small, then they got really small, then they got bigger, now they're getting smaller again? #
  • 13:53 @Stephanie_Gunn People have never been less silent, in so many ways. (People connected to the internet, anyhoo) #
  • 19:32 A bout to start 'colouring' my 'air quotes' #webcomic. #
  • 19:39 @renailemay And, you get the nerd merit badge for Family Tech Support: #
  • 19:41 @renailemay i know! They're on my Christmas list. #
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 20:12 @rosieryan Wow. #media140 is really paying dividends. :) #
  • 20:18 Working on new #webcomic about air quotes. Yes, air quotes. #
  • 20:21 Sorry, I meant to say 'air quotes'. quote unquote #
  • 20:39 And I'm about to scan a picture off a biscuit packet for an upcoming tshirt design. Yes, a biscuit packet. Yes, a tshirt. Tasty. #
  • 20:45 @tzarimas It's just a hobby. I'm taking a break from writing (my other hobby). #
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Monday, November 09, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:41 @abcmarkscott Cool! Can you get #30Rock next? I'm too tired to stay up until 2330 to watch it on 7! #
  • 09:46 @wolfcat. There's this, but it's 'working intermittently at the moment' #
  • 10:22 @neerav yes, that seems to be the case. Although, it lists @zaibatsu's first tweet back in 2007 unless it's wrong? #
  • 10:26 @neerav Ah, good point. #
  • 19:01 @rosieryan i see they got interested in that YouTube story. :) #
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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 07:55 RT @jason_a_w: Downfall causes Turnbull staffer's downfall. &lt;- how long before someone does a Downfall on this? #
  • 07:58 @TurnbullMalcolm Does the resignation of TT mean you'll be tweeting more yourself? (@garykemble, journo with @abcnews) #
  • 08:17 @renailemay Does. Not. Compute. :) #
  • 08:24 @renailemay Sorry, lame joke. At #media140 you were talking about robots and, given my work at ABC, sometimes I feel I'm being too robotic. #
  • 08:25 @renailemay I actually thought your presentation is good, so I'm trying to inject more personality into my tweets. #
  • 09:40 RT @abcnews: YouTube video sinks Turnbull minder #
  • 11:25 @earleyedition Or, going the other way, World of World of Warcraft: #
  • 11:41 @stephenconroy Oh god. How many aircraft carriers can you wash into the White House? #
  • 11:43 @stephenconroy they should just make a tv show about rogue aircraft carriers destroying public monuments/buildings. #
  • 12:07 Trying out Seesmic desktop, in a bid to address 'filter failure' Can't see my Twitter lists on it though. Am I missing something? #media140 #
  • 12:16 People who are so confused... and people who understand perfectly... #
  • 12:27 RT @Tara_Moss: Happy Birthday Mr. Vonnegut: ...and so on, and so forth #
  • 12:44 RT @stilgherrian: Also, people who did something they shouldn't have. &lt;- I love the insights these searches provide. #
  • 13:03 RT @timmadden: Please RT- Walkabout Beds selling new swag, profits to Street Swags to make swags for the homeless. #
  • 13:12 Had an idea for an article about how people find their voice on Twitter. Anyone know how 2 data-mine the 1st tweets of 'influential' tweeps? #
  • 13:12 Twitter Search doesn't go back far enough, and I don't have the willpower to click 'more' about a zillion times! #
  • 13:19 Amazing photo: And the little guy (David Haye) won! #
  • 14:39 Feeling chipper after discussing plans for world domination with @rosieryan. #
  • 15:01 @myfirsttweet Woohoo! Tally ho! #
  • 19:07 @danielmee Cool. Thank you. I'll check it out when I'm back in on Wednesday. #
  • 19:50 #webcomic: @KevinRuddMP... It's time... to follow @rosieryan. #
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It's time... to follow Rosie Ryan

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 09:27 Looks like @abcnews was the only mainstream media to cover #media140. Judging from Google News anyway: #
  • 09:31 RT @earleyedition: RT @hollingsworth: Great #media140 photo summary with speaker profiles by @neerav [Flickr] #
  • 10:06 Hello #lazyweb. What font is that in the Whitlam 'It's time' slogan: #
  • 14:11 RT @jayrosen_nyu: "If you don't have a democratic heart, you don't belong in journalism in the first place." &lt;- go @rosieryan! :) #
  • 14:18 @stephenconroy It's just the vibe. :) #
  • 15:49 @rosieryan Don't worry. You'll have heaps more once I finish this webcomic. :) #
  • 15:51 RT @rosieryan: spent an inordinate amount of time today doing up a blog about what i got out of #media140 #
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Friday, November 06, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 23:44 @Level20EastGuy Not really. Are you the same 'persona' when you're with your mates, as when with your grandparents? #media140 #
  • 23:45 @kate_bradley you rock! #
  • 23:47 Should be asleep. Not. #sleepfail #
  • 08:33 Feeling better than I have any right to. #thehealthupdateyouhadtohave #
  • 08:35 RT @jayrosen_nyu: Via Skype I'll addressing #media140 in Sydney soon. Just posted the notes to my talk at my Tumblr. #
  • 08:45 @media140 Something about the message being important, not the medium, I'd imagine. #media140 :) #
  • 09:38 RT @pinglo: How refreshing, @jayrosen_nyu. Finally felt like conversation was moving forward, going somewhere fruitful... not stagnating! #
  • 09:52 BBC's UGC hub is, ah, slightly bigger than the one we have at @abcnews :) #media140 #
  • 09:54 RT @jen_ava: 23 people processing UGC 24 hours a day at the BBC. #budgetenvy #media140 #
  • 11:20 RT @mississa: Hey look the younger speakers come out for the "how to" part of the conference! #media140 &lt;- attn @rosieryan #
  • 11:47 Namechecked at #media140 by @awrd. Woohoo! I'm famous! :) #
  • 11:49 And here's the article @awrd is referencing. #media140 #
  • 11:50 @media140 Aw shucks. #
  • 11:52 @mrbenjaminlaw The museum might have one! #
  • 11:58 Twitter won't kill journalism. Journ dedicated to reporting impact of Twitter on journ is going to kill journ. via @Elmo_Keep @barrysaunders #
  • 12:13 subbing article by @rosier yan about @jayrosen_nyu's keynote. #
  • 15:00 RT @rosieryan: wrote for @abcnews about jay rosen's talk at #media140 this morning: feedback welcome. #
  • 15:02 @neerav No worries. It was crazy busy. I don't know when I'll be down here next, but if you're coming up to Brissie drop me a tweet. #
  • 15:49 I wish #media140 could go on forever #
  • 21:19 While I did have a great time, I was mainly trying to get my tweet on 'wish' on during the final workshop! :) #media140 #
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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 05:51 @pinglo snap. #
  • 06:04 About to seek out coffee ahead of #media140. #
  • 08:05 Just noticed there's an ABC sticker over the Mac logo at #media140. Now that's branding. :) #
  • 08:16 @latikambourke There is! #
  • 08:26 ABC MD @leighsales 'worst puns known to mankind' #media140 #
  • 08:28 I just got mentioned by @leighsales! I've arrived, people. #media140 #
  • 08:31 @abcmarkscott says the biggest news stories always arrive in 140 chars or less. #media140 #
  • 08:33 @abcmarkscott: the audience is always going to be closer to the story when news breaks #media140 #
  • 08:36 @abcmarkscott is now namechecking @hornery and @tabloidterror! #media140 #
  • 08:41 RT @pinglo: Piccie of ABC Social Media standards #media140 #
  • 08:43 Just got the #failwhale on the #media140 twitter search #
  • 08:46 @abcmarkscott: abc will put 50 people into reg areas to train people to create content. &lt;- tree change anyone? #media140 #
  • 08:53 @tabloidterror oops. keystroke error. no pun intended. #
  • 09:01 #media140 moving up the trending topics! #
  • 09:09 @wolfcat ...and your 'to' is too short. :) #
  • 09:27 @pinglo I know. I got the #failwhale again. What's the deal? #
  • 10:49 @riy: #iranelection: (information-noise) + context = accurate reporting #media140 #
  • 11:33 @turnbullmalcolm says he does more responding via email than twitter. #media140 #
  • 11:34 @TurnbullMalcolm says he keeps it more for talking about politics than personal stuff (eg random foot injuries) #
  • 11:37 @TurnbullMalcolm: everyone in an MP's electorate is a constituent, even if they're a journalist. Journalists have rights too! :) #
  • 12:06 RT @rosieryan: powerpoint tips from the opposition leader! never realised i would learn so much at #media140 &lt;- his tip was 'don't use it' #
  • 12:08 RT @PhilWillis: Does no-one in the audience have a shoe worth throwing at @turnbullMalcolm ? #media140 &lt;- can't we tweet one at him? #
  • 13:51 Does anyone have a good pic of @turnbullmalcolm that @abcnews can use on a story I'm writing? Thanks! #media140 #
  • 13:53 @media140 Awesome. Thank you. #
  • 13:55 @comms_consult Ha! That's great. Was looking for something from #media140 though. #
  • 13:55 @benjaminsolah I think someone may have tweeted a shoe at him. #
  • 13:59 @media140 no mad rush, we'll go with a filer until we get the ones taken today. #
  • 14:21 More thoughts on that Rudd & Julie & Julia #media140 #
  • 14:24 I never tweet alone, Turnbull confesses (@abcnews) Attn @turnbullmalcolm @shoes_off @barrysaunders #media140 #
  • 14:42 In defence of @CUhlmann, he broke the Godwin Grech story on @abcnews (News Online) #media140 #
  • 14:50 Remember to make sure questions to @leighsales are questions, not statements #media140 #
  • 15:08 RT @TurnbullMalcolm: if a tweet is not written or specifically okayed by me, the assistant twitterer will initial it - eg "TT for MT" #
  • 15:10 @comms_consult I agree with that. Just pointing out that @CUhlmann may not be that much of a dinosaur! #
  • 20:44 Rockin' out to the goodbye horses (they rock, i nod... Vaguely) #
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Outbreak: Brisbane Zombie Walk 2009

I created this mash-up from CC-licensed footage at Pool - The Dead Walk!

Head on over, download the footage, and create your own video.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Heaps of zombies at ABC Pool

Just a quick update. There's now heaps of Brisbane Zombie Walk content up at Pool.

Photos (including the one above) by Giulio Saggin, video by Leonard King and I, audio interviews and sfx by me, and also contributions shared by other Pool members.

Head on over and check it out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tweet digest

  • 08:06 @RubyTombstone Yeah, that was a good one. #
  • 08:07 @kate_eltham Thanks Kate! #
  • 08:46 did #brisbanezombiewalk trend? I think too many people may have been too zombified to tweet. :) #
  • 09:42 New #brisbanezombiewalk video of zombie chomping on set of legs outside 7-11! At Pool: #
  • 10:21 New #brisbanezombiewalk video on Pool. Crowd shot... and zombie dog! #
  • 11:34< /em> Horror writer killed in freak zombie attack! :) Faux news, on Pool: #
  • 11:43 @ABCPool @Tara_Moss Don't think a lurch has been organised for Sydney yet. FB #
  • 15:11 Going on 720 ABC Perth at 1730 AEST to talk about #brisbanezombiewalk. Tune in or stream via #
  • 15:13 My #brisbanezombiewalk story is now 2nd in most popular! #
  • 15:35 More #brisbanezombiewalk video: Attack of the zombie dalmatian 7 #
  • 20:20 @reputationrepor Hey there. Just got this. I was only on air for about a minute! #
  • 21:25 New #brisbanezombiewalk video at Pool. Vox pop with surprise ending! #
  • 21:30 #brisbanezombiewalk blog post at Pool: #
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Fantastic day at Brisbane Zombie Walk

It was kind of weird, covering the Brisbane Zombie Walk yesterday.

I keep thinking of weddings. First stop for Giulio Saggin (ABC News Online snapper - see one of this great photos above) and myself was at the home of organisers Cara Westworth and Anthony Radaza.

People were rushing around all over the place getting ready. Peter Tame from MarzFX was creating gruesome wounds with latex and make-up. Cara's mum was over at the stove, whipping up some more fake blood.

It had that 'getting ready for a wedding' vibe.

Then, when it was all over, there was a strange sense of loss. And extreme exhaustion!

I emailed Anthony to thank him for his help and he msged back, thanking me for 'sharing their special day'.

Again - weddings!

Well, there were certainly enough zombie brides there!

You can check out some stills and footage from the walk, or upload your own, at the Pool. Also, heaps of people are posting stuff to the BZW Facebook page.

I also wrote a short story for ABC News Online, which you can read here. (Our special presentation will be up in about a month).

Thanks again to everyone who helped me out.