If you are thinking of a last minute new-year holiday then the above URL
(which requires providing some details and enabling cookies) has a 13 day
cruise on the Diamond Princess from Auckland to Sydney departing on the 29th
of December for $US705 per person (assuming 2 people per cabin).
Generally any cruise that is less than $100 per night is cheap, so $705 for 13
nights is really cheap.
I've just been on the Dawn Princess, a smaller ship from the Princess line (so
presumably the Diamond Princess is better in every way). The food in the Main
Dining Room was better than you can get for a $100 meal anywhere in Melbourne
(AFAIK, let me know if you are aware of any good restaurants you think I've
So if you book that cruise you can expect $1300+ of fine dining in addition to
all the other cruise stuff.
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Just in case anyone is interested in my newest toy;
'400 watt 240 VAC inverter'...probably not sine-wave;
air-compressor; running off a 18 AH lead-acid battery;
all up weight `~ 8Kg;..... bit heavy for a bike I suppose !
pressure gauge, battery meter, 240 VAC and 12 V DC charging;
caveats: 18AH = 18A x 12 Volt. Hr = 216 W.H = ~ 0.5 H at 400 watts
and haven't timed the compressor yet,
to see if it pumps up a car tyre in T =< 5 min ;;
$150 at Autobarn ; regards Rohan McLeod
I have a LanTech 500XD hub, and a power supply that may not match. I
have tried googling and otherwise chasing, but the limits of a 56K modem
make it troublesome. Can anyone let me know the correct power supply
voltage? Even a pointer to a site or page would be very appreciated.
I have looked at the LanTech current site, and they appear to have
changed focus, no longer much on the consumer front. What I did see of
interest, but not yet followed up, was fiber optic termination
equipment, very good for WAN infrastructure. I will need to look again,
but a 56K modem is a bit limiting on sites that require the graphics. At
least I find them helpful as to some of the navigation.
Thank-you everyone for your comments. I remember learning to program on my zx-spectrum at the time and just wanted to get the children started with something simple. I've had them using Alice for a little while, but might look at some of those suggestions for something more traditional.
Thanks for all the input.
On 29/11/2011, at 12:11 PM, Gordon Heydon wrote:
> Also I forgot to add, Scratch will run on anything, and my 10 Y/o had lots of fun with scratch. We have also started playing around with iOS development between us, which he has been designing the layouts and I have been adding the code behind the buttons.
> On 29/11/2011, at 12:09 PM, Jason Lade wrote:
>> Thanks Gordon,
>> That might be a little similar to Alice at http://www.alice.org. Will have a look at it.
>> On 29/11/2011, at 12:07 PM, Gordon Heydon wrote:
>>> The best one that I found found for kids is scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/ which is a very visual drag and drop language, and helps kids work out how languages work and I think it is good starter before moving onto a more lower level language which is more text/coding based.
>>> On 29/11/2011, at 12:02 PM, jason(a)docpc.com.au wrote:
>>>> I would like to start teaching my children programming. They have access
>>>> to an iMac, I am thinking that now they old enough to learn a language.
>>>> I've looked at the standard Mac programming. But it seems to complex to
>>>> start them off on. Any suggestions?
>>>> By the way the children's ages are 9 (boy) and 13 (girl). They are home
>>>> schooled it would be great to be able to add another subject under their
>>>> If necessary I could create a virtual machine with linux running in it.
>>>> Thanks for any suggestions.
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