Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Trentham Break

Spent a couple of nights away in Trentham on Saturday - Monday. The first night we were woken several times by about three emergency vehicles passing through the town. In the morning when walking down to the market, the town was full of firefighters, down the street was a very burnt pub. It was a major fire, more here.
Pictured here is Daylesford taken from the Convent Gallery. An interesting gallery with some great photographic exhibitions.

On Sunday we took an historic train to Bullarto, the highest operating station in Victoria. This train line connected Daylesford to Melbourne until the late 1970s. There is not much at this town, but it is an interesting train trip through Wombat State Forest and Musk.

A trip to the region wouldn't be complete without tasting the mineral spring water. Kylie wasn't too keen on the Sulphur smell. This is Sutton Spring, a short walk from Lake Daylesford.

A short drive from where we were staying is Trentham Falls.

Many Easter family camping holidays were spent here at Jubilee Lake, a few kilometres south of Daylesford.

On our trip home we drove up Mount Macedon to the memorial cross. The view of Melbourne was non-existant due to the smog covering the city. Last time I came up here was a few years ago, and the view was much better. Even so, the memorial is pretty spectacular.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Get Perpendicular

If you haven't seen Hitachi's animation on their "Perpendicular Recording" technology. You probably should, it's here.
I filled out a small survey at to show my feedback, and took the unusual step of leaving my name and address to enter the draw to win a "Get Perpendicular" T-shirt. Being in Australia, I didn't think I would be eligible. To my surprise a courier arrived at the door, asking me to sign for a package, I had no idea what for. I had won one of the T-Shirts and it had been sent by international courier from San Jose in the USA! A lot of effort to send a T-Shirt.