The Null Device
The American-British/British-American Dictionary has a lot of details on differences between British/Commonwealth and American/International English. Interesting to note that Australian English uses a number of American terms rather than the British ones (such as 'studio apartment' instead of 'bedsit' or 'station wagon' instead of 'estate car'), though that may be a result of the document being somewhat dated (as Jim suggests), and the effects of American television may be worldwide.
A young man named Chalmondley Colquohoun,
Once kept for a pet a babolquohoun,
His aunt said "Chalmondley!
Do you think it quite Calmondley To feed a babolquohoun with a spolquohoun?"
Looks like the web site of anti-capitalist terrorist group S11 has disappeared. Perhaps someone has had a word with the RMIT admin and got someone sufficiently senior to lean on the right people and get it pulled. Or perhaps it has been served with a takedown notice; wouldn't surprise me with the distinctly Bjelke-Petersenesque direction in which John Howard's Australia is heading.
Cos (aka District Device) has two new tracks on his mp3.com page. Check them out; An evening in somebody's rocking chair is a cracker...
Auf wiedersehn, Frogmore Rd. Today I took a day off from work to clean out the flat in which I lived for the past year, and returned the key to the landlord. As of today, it is no longer my home, but just another flat, presently unoccupied. In any case, Northcote is a much nicer location (for walking, seeing bands, going to cafes, and such); and while I liked having a flat all to myself, the walls here are sufficiently thick that I can turn the stereo up without bothering the rest of the house. I am presently immersed in the second Slowdive album.