AboutI'm Stewart Macdonald, a biologist in Australia. This blog details the adventures I have tracking down wildlife (mainly reptiles).
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Monthly Archives: December 2005
Today I went into the field with a colleague of mine (Kat, who was on Totally Wild yesterday) to help her with her current research project. She’s investigating the ecology of the Lamington spiny crayfish up near Lamington National Park. … Continue reading
New copyright laws are apparently planned for Australia. At the moment it’s illegal in Australia to tape a TV show at home. It’s also illegal to transfer music from CDs you’ve legally purchased onto your computer or MP3 player. But … Continue reading
First I was blown away by Cog. Now I’m amused by Impossible Dream from Honda.
I’m not sure I particularly like Ecto, so I’m giving MarsEdit a go. A few minutes later… Well, after a couple of minutes of playing around with it, I much prefer MarsEdit to Ecto. It’s got a much simpler interface. … Continue reading
I downloaded Ecto, which is a desktop blogging client for Mac OS X. This means I can write and format my blog posts offline, then upload them when I get online. It should be useful for when I go into … Continue reading
Rolf Harris has unveiled an impressionistic portrait of The Queen. [Full story] Rolf Harris I’m a big fan of Rolf, and have been since I was a kid. A lot of people knock him, but anyone who’s made the wobble … Continue reading
News@Nature has an interesting article about the accuracy of Wikipedia versus Britannica. Turns out that science articles on the “open source” Wikipedia are only slightly less correct than their commercial Britannic counterparts .