The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

It’s been seven years, but …

Thursday 31 July 2008 at 7:14 am

Look past the lame service and Qantas is still one of the safest airlines in the world, so last week’s news about a scare over the Philippines isn’t that big of a deal.

Of course, I’m assuming that Geoff “must save money, we’re going bankrupt!” Dixon and his management aren’t to blame for, I don’t know, maybe running a plane that was in poor condition. After all, that’s the best explanation for part of its skin ripping off. And thus it is that the Australian news reports were asking questions about maintenance, interviewing union officials, that kind of thing.

But I actually saw the story first in the San Francisco Chronicle, and barely a few sentences into their AP article: “An official at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, who spoke on condition of anonymity … said initial reports show it was not related to terrorism.”


Hey! Over here! I’m not dead!

Thursday 31 July 2008 at 7:11 am

Phoenix-fire, photo by jurvetson
photo by jurvetson

Reborn! Resurrected! Recreated! Like a phoenix, rising from the ashes!

Yeah, okay, I’ll stop now.

So I have finally redesigned the blog template, complete with amazing features like gratuitous gradients and tag clouds and Gravatar support! (WordPress 2.6 for the win!) Hopefully more fun stuff will come soon.

’Cept … this is maybe two years after I’d initially planned the change, and in my best government contractor style it came in way overbudget and nowhere near as good as it was supposed to be. Oh well.

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