Rant Of The Day THIS RANT 15/09/97

Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.

Once more into the breach

Several Gusworld subscribers have complained that it has been nearly ten days since the last update (and looks like longer, since I managed to get the date on the front page wrong). For this I apologise. Having taken a week off work for spring cleaning, I had intended to continue updating Gusworld, but the remote access technology for this server is temperamental, finicky and basically doesn't work. Normal service will now attempt to resume itself.

Media Blotch will also resume normal service this week. Its enforced break was due largely to the complexities involved in trying to keep track of magazines as they issued multiple issues over the course of a single week in a vain attempt to keep track with market demand for Di-related material. As well, the volume of 'analysis' of popular media generated by newspapers and TV shows should have kept Blotch junkies at least mildly amused.

It only remains to explain the rather tasteful picture you see attached to today's Rant (if you're not one of the 2 million people in the IT industry who've already had a good chuckle at it). This is in fact a shot from the recent Com Tech Forum in Queensland (there's a whole stack of similar pics on the event Web site), where I got down and got funky after way too much alcohol and ended up doing my dancing machine thing without benefit of shirt. The hysterical reaction pictured on the faces of my female companions is a fairly typical outcome when my clothing comes off in public. But I'm not ashamed; I had fun, no-one got hurt, and I've had a whole fortnight since the event to get used to the idea that this shot can now be accessed on the Web and my body mocked by complete strangers. (And before you ask, yes, standing at that angle is very unflattering to my stomach.)

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