A little blogging hiccup

Submitted by James Purser on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 23:15
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So I ran into a bit of a hiccup a few weeks back.

An update managed to corrupt the database files that ran this blog and a few other sites. I tried to recover them, but it turns out that InnoDB files are notoriously finicky, so I had to turn to the backups.

Sigh. Last backup was in June.

Well in the washup, it wasn't a great loss, only five blog posts and an episode of Purser Explores The World need to be replaced.

On the upside, I've switched from the vanilla mysql to MariaDB, so we'll see how that goes.

Movement at the Angry Beanie station

Submitted by James Purser on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 22:41
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Good news everybody!

This week I've started pulling everything together to bring both For Science! and Purser Explores The World back to the internet airwaves :)

I won't reveal what the return episode of Purser Explores The World is going to be about, but suffice to say it's going to continue the same explorations and interview style that previous episodes had.

Tired but looking up

Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 22:42
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Ye gods I'm tired.

Mostly I think this is due to the prodigious amount of travel that I've been doing to Melbourne for work, which while interesting, has left me with very little time to get a handle on things that I want to do outside of work.

There is a light on the horizon though, it looks like the Melbourne sojourne is coming to an end, and that means that at the very least psychologically I can start looking at committing to doing things around Angry Beanie that I've been meaning to do for the past six months.

So here's a rundown of the tasks I've set myself.

Episode 28 - Octomum devotion

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 06:42

It's National Science Week, so we thought we'd bring out another episode, because there is no such thing as too much science.

This episode we talk Ebola. What's happening, why is the media so bad with stuff like this and we ponder why Homeopaths without Borders isn't mucking in.

We also have a look at two stories that look at different aspects of diabetes, true motherly devotion from a cephelopod, sleeping in space and crayfish who can regrow brain cells from their blood.

Episode 29 - Would you take a fecal pill?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 06:42

Sadly our original recording with Dr Katie Mack ended up as so much static due to a computer glitch, however Mags, Mel and James are back with another episode with topics ranging from the realities of a career in science, through fecal pills, nobel prizes and Killer whales that can talk to the Dolphins.

Fecal Pills

Episode 16 - Such cheese

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:42
It never rains but pours. The last week has been a veritable flood of wtf moments, so much so that we couldn't get through our run down.
Some of the topics we covered included Queenslands succesful campaign against chailk on footpaths and funeral procession escorts, Gemma Jones and of course, 150kgs of illegal cheese.

Episode 17 - Feelings

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:42
After a week off for something called Real Life, James and Bernie return to pick over some of the brighter wtf moments of the past couple of weeks.
Some of the highlights include:
- A petition to save democracy by kicking out a democratically elected government
- NBN Feelings
- Music Festival feelings
- Justin Bieber* 
(*Not an actual highlight)

Episode 18 - Dramatic Clive

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:42
This episode is a bit special as Bernie brings us his dramatic reading of a slightly dodgy transcript of Clive Palmers maiden speach to Parliament.
We also talk about the convoy of Clive, a council that wants to ban Councillors being huffy and in a move that surprises no on Scott Morrison acts like complete numpty. (Warning, contains swears)

Episode 19 - Summer of derp

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:42

We're back after a summer of frolicking and relaxing in the sun and surf. This week we have a look at the competition between the eastern states for the stupidest piece of legislation, briefly contemplate an OA for our work with Australian Cricket and ponder, will Schapelle ever be free?