“I’m no longer cynical about male attention”

I never realised, until now, that large breasts made women cynical about male attention.

Nor, did I realise that British bra cup sizes were different to Australian bra cup sizes.  When the article below appeared in the UK Daily Mail, it was titled “From an F cup to a D cup with no scalpel or scars: Meet the first woman to undergo the pioneering surgery

The Australian Herald Sun version: “I went from an E to C cup”.

I went from an E to C cup

Claire O'Keefe, 30, had Microlipo in 2010.

I'd spent years looking like a cartoon character with breasts that were huge in proportion to my size-12 figure. I was flat-chested until I was 14 and overnight my breasts were huge.

Suddenly the things I loved, such as dancing, swimming and fashionable clothes, became a nightmare because it was impossible to find things to fit me. Nights out were unbearable because my breasts attracted unwanted male attention.

I love to exercise but anything that involved running or jumping was painful and I had to wear a normal bra plus two sports bras to do a work out. Sleeping on my front was also a no-no and I anticipated getting back problems as I got older.

I know women who had traditional breast-reduction surgery and, despite all the problems their breasts had caused, they ended up wishing they'd put up with them because the scarring after the operation is so bad. I'd also like a family one day and I'll want to breastfeed.

Microlipo was painless. I had a bit of swelling afterwards, which took six weeks to subside. The worst part was wearing the compression bandages. They were so tight it was difficult to sleep. I only had to wear them for three days, which is nothing compared to the weeks of recovery after traditional surgery.

The operation was worth every cent. I'm now a C-cup. I can exercise, sleep on my front, and I'm no longer cynical about male attention. It has been life-changing for me.

You know it’s a tech slow news day when …

“Microsoft knew about Xbox 360 disc-scratch problem, employee claims”

Here’s a hot flash for you.  If you move a PC with a spinning CD/DVD in it, it’s going to scratch.  That’s because the CD/DVD rides on a cushion of air.1

I scratched up a Windows install disc back in 1998 forgetting this, while helping Mary Webb.  Should have listened to Mary, she did warn me as I started to shift the PC.

Laptop’s have a spindle which you push the CD/DVD down onto.  Move a laptop around as much as you want.  Within reason, don’t forget that your hard drive is spinning around as well.2

1 – this is a simple explanation. 
2 – better quality laptops have “motion detection” software, which stops your hard drive when your laptop is bumped.  Such as the Lenovo ThinkPad range.

FCW Article: Which biometric to use?

By Heather Hayes (with additional BLUE color comments by me)
June 30, 2003

Which biometric to use- (June 30, 2003)

E-government applications that use biometrics to authenticate the person making a transaction are likely to rely on one of four types of identification: fingerprints, facial recognition, iris scan or voiceprints. Choosing the right biometric for the job could mean the difference between success and failure.

All the biometric choices have pros and cons in an e-government environment.

Because it relies on a telephone, voiceprint identification doesn’t require any special equipment or training for the user. It’s cost-effective for both the customer and the agency and is often seen by users as the least invasive biometric technology. But there are downsides. If the telephone connection isn’t clear or the user has a cold, a voiceprint can be difficult to identify.
Or if someone records your voice …

Fingerprint readers are now being integrated into keyboards, and stand-alone units are dropping in cost, making them easy enough to use in the privacy of one’s home. And they are especially well-suited to government- to-government and government-to- employee applications, because agencies typically already have federal employee fingerprints on file. On the other hand, the criminal connotation associated with fingerprints can make this method a hard sell with the general public.
Gummi bears are one way around this.  Disney has been collecting fingerprints from theme park visitors since 2005.

Iris scans.
This is by far the most accurate of the biometric choices, but it is also the most invasive and expensive.
I’ve seen this in use.  It was used to protect one (Windows NT4 PC), which reportedly had confidential, BUT not classified information on it.  The reason for the particular agency buying it?  The CIO was a gadget freak.

Facial recognition.
Users can rely on their own Web cameras as readers, making it more cost-effective than other technologies, but it must still be perfected to reduce the number of false positives and false negatives.
Only now starting to see wider deployment of this.

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Dead Dick

Sick Of Dick Seen in Monday’s Age:

The most eye-catching wearer was a pregnant woman waddling around with the “Sick of Dick” message.

Dick being Dick Gross, St. Kilda councillor who voted for the St. Kilda Triangle Development.  Listening to Dick on Monday nights’ television news, it certainly comes across that Dick likes Dick.

The voters, on the other hand, voted Dick out.

All this talk about Dick reminds me of the “Drop The Dead Donkey” television comedy show.  And the episode where George Dent talks about the fact that his daughter has a new boyfriend.
“Can’t get enough of him”.

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Australia (the film)

Busty photo of Nicole Kidmin from Australia Film Some things I like and dislike about Australia (the film)


  • Over-promoted to heck and back.
    You just know it’s gotta be a dog of film with this much promotion.
  • It’s too long at three hours.
    A three-hour click flick, ummm, no thanks.
  • Baz Luhrman?!?
    What has Baz actually done of note, and more-importantly, box office success?
    Strictly Ballroom, 12 Million USD
    Romeo and Juliet, 46 Million USD
    Moulin Rouge, 57 Million USD
    Australia, ???
    So, Moulin Rouge has been his only successful film to date.


  • Does not have Russell Crowe
    Baz made a wise decision dropping our “Russ” from the role.
  • Darwin Bombings
    People will learn about the Darwin Bombings.
  • Nicole Kidman
    Nicole has gone from an ironing-board figure, to a figure with substance.

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