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AS-Currency Converter v1.0
December 18th, 2003 | View Post
AS-Currency Converter v1.0 is a PHPNuke block/module combination. The block displays current exchange rate information - displaying countries that the administrator defines. The module is a currency converter.

Get this module/block combination from Freecode (previously FreshMeat):

http://freecode.com/projects/as-currency

Download directly:

Tar/GZ: AS-GasTracker_v1_0_0.tar.gz (43,789 bytes)
WinZip: AS-GasTracker_v1_0_0.zip (62,133 bytes)
New Zealand Spider
December 15th, 2003 | View Post
I would just like to say to anyone who has told me New Zealand 'does not really have spiders', you are wrong or a liar. For the past few weeks now I have been watching the so called Black Tunnelweb spiders make funnel like nests in front of my flat. Today I came home around 11:00pm and headed into the bathroom only to be staring at one of these monsters stretching perhaps 2 - 2.5" across. This is not my idea of 'no spiders' much less even 'small spiders'. It was huge to say the very least. I have read that they can be typically found inside of bathrooms as they seek the water when straying inside - but I am left to think that spiders aren't smart enough to know where the bathroom is. This would leave me to conclude that these things are crawling around in my house and eventually stumble upon the bathroom. I am hoping not to come across any others.
Congrats to Anne and John!
December 6th, 2003 | View Post
Wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to Anne and John for finally getting engaged! I will be looking forward to that wedding whenever it may take place.

On another note, I am currently working to get some music files online. I have been recording some stuff via my digital camera's microphone so while the quality isnt all that great, it will still work. The camera saves as .MOV files and so I am working to extract the audio into .MP3 - this is turning into somewhat of a nightmare but I imagine I will have it done in a few hours.
Gallery Back to Normal
December 2nd, 2003 | View Post
The gallery has finally been restored fully. There are now all 978 pictures online that have been taken in the last 6 months or so around New Zealand. Sorry it took so long to get the older ones back online but now that I don't live with anyone, I have been able to tie up the phone lines all day long. And yes, to those interested, I am in fact using dialup. It was a hard set-back at first, having been used to broadband for so many years, but I have adapted to it well.
Christmas is Coming!
December 1st, 2003 | View Post
Just wanted to add a little content to start off December. Only 25 more days till Christmas. If you wanted to catch up with anything from November, the link is in the top-left block.
Helicopter Ride from Kaikoura
November 24th, 2003 | View Post

The helicopter sitting on the pad waiting to go
Today started off a little rough as the whale watching tours were cancelled due to bad weather. This is the second time Tisa and I have tried unsuccessfully to go whale watching in Kaikoura only to have the weather turn sour on us. Determined to do it anyways, Sean and I took a helicopter(first time for both of us) and went whale watching. We were told that there would only be a 50% chance of actually seeing whales given the conditions so Tisa decided not to go with us. While we did infact see a Sperm Whale even with the bad weather, the fun part of the trip for both Sean and I was the helicopter ride. If you have never ridden in one, I would strongly suggest trying it. Perhaps in my efforts to conquer the world I will learn to fly a helicopter someday - I'll certainly take more rides in them.

After our Kaikoura experience, we headed up to Picton and caught the InterIslander Ferry across. The weather was still pretty bad and it was an enjoyably rough Cook Straight Experience. Our friend, Leah, picked us up at the Ferry Depot and she and her family have been kind enough to put us up in the home for the evening.