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19 May 2005 at 20:35

meeting of minds on high seas

Transmission from HMAS Puffin off SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND at 7:34 AM Thursday, 19 May 2005.

Ahoy! With the storm-clouds over Brisbane just visible in the distance over to starboard, and most of my breakfast just lost overboard, we're more than half-way to Sydney already. Our captain has generously let me plug the laptop into the ship's radio to type this, as long as I am quick, so here goes.

It turns out that one of the other passengers is headed for the very same conference as me, where he's delivering a paper on the industrial ecology of interface technologies, an area of interest which he shares with the MacDonald Institute back home. It really is a small world. I was able to offer some constructive comment on his paper, and he in turn was gracious enough to complement me on my work on Cross-Cultural Blogging.

But I don't mind telling you,

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST - SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND. Issued at 7:38 AM Thursday, 19 May 2005.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly

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Blogger hotboy said...

Ahoy, Adolf! Get yourself strapped to the front of the mast if it be a typhoon coming. Watch the lightning crash then slither across the mainbrace! Ah, a life on the ocean waves! Hotboy  

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