Classical Masterpieces for Solo Guitar – Guitarrista by Bridget Mermikides. I would highly recommend the final track El Ultimo Tremolo (Live), but then I’d feel weird for not equally highly recommending all the other tracks, because they’re brilliant too. For example, a very popular solo arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy appears in Guitar Techniques Magazine. You can buy the album from bandcamp, at Bridget – Guitarrista. Read more

Personally, I was taught ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ as a useful timing device for when doing CPR. Which reminds me, I’ll be doing a refresher course in First Aid post-January. Having helped someone who hurt themselves, it is worth it. Read more

Neil Davies’ shirt is available on RedBubble. Read more

Stephen Fry as The Tardis (and Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor #7). Read more

You can’t keep a good project down. You can read the interview I conducted with Hayley Stevens at the CSICOP Curiouser and Curiouser website. Each month a new action will be added that supporters and visitors are encouraged to try out. These actions will provide insight into how psychic trickery works, how easy it is to fall for the idea that vague statements are the result of paranormal abilities, and provide you with demonstrations you can use on other people… Read more

More news from the convention! Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and Editor of ABC’s Ramp Up, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdkWVUQScEo …Since then she has been active in the disability community in a variety of roles, including membership of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, Ministerial Advisory Council for the Department of Victorian communities and Women With Disabilities Victoria. Stella was a two-time state finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw… Read more

An article on the Stop The Australian Vaccination Network has been submitted to the Curiouser and Curiouser column over on CSICOP – here’s yet another reason to be concerned (even on the other side of the country, where I am) about vaccination rates. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_JXUyfCY4 ABC News Breakfast segment on WA’s steadily rising pertussis epidemic, brought on by low immunisation levels. Sydney Morning Herald: A whooping cough epidemic is rampant in Western Australia, prompting the Health Department to warn parents about… Read more

and That’s all. Read more

I’ll just put these links here… What is: The Young Australian Skeptics’ Skeptical Blog Anthology – Scientific American’s The Network Central: Inspired by the Open Laboratory, the Skeptical Blog Anthology is a collection of blog-entries turned book chapters, taking online investigations and essays and preserving them beyond the life-span of a RSS feed. Plus, it was a great way for a group of young scientists and designers to put their stamp on the burgeoning skeptical-scene. Online outreach is greatly valued amongst the skeptical community;… Read more

New Years Eve 2012 party at Mala Restaurant, Wailea, Maui. I’ll be back blogging in late Jan/early Feb. Read more

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