Alex’s message to Nanny, Granddad and Uncle Wayne

It’s already on YouTube and Facebook, but it’s my website and I want it here Alex got his slightly late present from his grand parents and Uncle in Sydney, but he is still very impressed Here’s his little message of thanks (with my embellishments, I mean, why not :)) Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

When will NSW DEC take school technology support seriously? 3

When will NSW DEC take school technology support seriously?
This is going to be a loaded question for many, and one that I admit upfront has a certain amount of self interest. But I’m not the party most affected by the currently woeful state of technology support in NSW public schools — that honour goes to teachers. It’s true that the department was thrown ...

Writing methods, September 2014 1

Writing methods, September 2014
In my continuing and ongoing quest to find a way to write more and better I’ve hit upon a new yet old method. And so far it’s working, rather well in fact. I just get up early. Yes, that simple. It’s always been the obvious idea, but it’s always been just as tough in practice ...

The New Pornographers brilliant at the Brill Building

The New Pornographers brilliant at the Brill Building
I’ve been listening to Brill Bruisers, the new album from (mostly) Canadian supergroup and like the title shortens, it’s really brilliant… they have the most perfect harmonies and they create just perfect, smart, listenable pop. It’s what pop music should be. Maybe it’s pop music for intelligent adults. This is their sixth album now, and ...

My new writing tool — Das Keyboard Professional Model S for Mac

My new writing tool -- Das Keyboard Professional Model S for Mac
I only ordered this on Monday night, after months of deliberation and attempts to try one out in person. But with seeming no chance, I had to rely on reviews and recommendations online, and they were entirely unanimous. So today, several days earlier than I expected, I got this: It’s the Das Keyboard Professional Model ...

The Hold Steady live… at home!

The Hold Steady at Hill Country BBQ — from Flickr user wfuv, used under Creative Commons license. Taking a short time out now to watch a surprising live opportunity… The Hold Steady live on Yahoo Screen. Usually these things aren’t at the right time, or I’m at work, but let’s just say things lined up ...

My recent weekend project: Raspberry Pi Volumio music machine

Over a couple of weekends just before our holiday I dived into a mod project I’d been wanting to try for a while. Using a Raspberry Pi unit I built a radio/music machine to use in the kitchen for home, building it into a 1940s radio case that I found at a local secondhand store ...

Fathers Day

Fathers Day
A nice, quiet day. The picture says it all Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

And we’re back home, and it’s so quiet…

So we’re back home now. We got home on Friday night and had the weekend to readjust and now things are basically back to normal. And it’s kind of hard to make that adjustment… It was only two weeks away, but it’s such a different place to be, and such a different situation to be ...

Melbourne Museum

We spent most of today at Melbourne Museum. It’s probably something we’d have visited anyway, but Lachie took particular interest in the visit when we discovered it had a large dinosaur exhibition. Dinosaurs have become his current fascination recently… A very classy establishment. The dinosaur exhibition is massive and well featured, and the rest of ...
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