Recovery and anticipation

Seem a lot better than yesterday now, but not the greatest. Did some shopping … not helped by my lack of leaving money, apparently a final gift from CNET is delaying that for who knows how long. Finally mowed (most) of the back lawn. Was almost dark then, but it’s always such a relaxing job, ...

Holidays end … but just the beginning?

Had to head back to Sydney today … always sad to go, but there’s a few more days of break left to relax, and there’s a happy realisation that Nelson Bay isn’t that far away anyway. We’re already aiming to coming back here late next month, with the appealing realisation that Anzac Day is on ...

Why I like holidays now …

This is why I like holidays now … getting away from work, from commuting, from not being with the family. Truthfully, the reverse can be a little tiring of course, but being able to spend all your time with your kids and not actually having to worry about anything else just distills the good bits ...

Fog, holidays and pondering the future

What a day … the strangest fog first thing in the morning. Tom and his family had to go home early, so everyone ended up at the crack of dawn after Millie got up at 5am! The fog was really heavy, and it didn’t look like we’d do anything much, but by lunch time it ...

Moving this blog to WordPress — go there for the new stuff

I am somewhere in the process of moing this blog to WordPress on its own server — now properly and accurately at stephen-turner.net. But there seems to be no end of problems to the import/export process, to the point that I don’t even know if it will happen properly.So I suspect I might just start ...

Happy birthday to me!

Well, another birthday, another year … a nice day to be sure, but I try not to think of too many other implications of course … Better than usual because I took a day off work today, then proceeded to go into my new job for four hours for some startup training. Knocked off there ...

Toys for big kids …

While it’s undoubtedly childish, it’s also incredibly fun … a guy in the US has started making custom weapons for Lego figures. Everything from world war 2 weapons to pulse rifles from Aliens and everything fictional and real in-between. Check out the pics at the Brickarms site or a Gizmodo interview with the creator. It’s ...

Making and breaking

Now that I’m letting myself think I can afford a few things, I am thinking about how to move the PC from the loungeroom (where it’s mostly a media centre but terrible for the task) back to the office/sunroom where it can be used more usefully, especially by Sallie, who’s sick of a nine year ...

I’ve got a new day job

Yes, this came about pretty suddenly, even for me. It’s no real secret that I haven’t been that happy with my current job. Great company, not so great position within it. All the fringe benefits in the world couldn’t make up for a job that was restrictive, uninspiring, unexciting and woeful compared to everyone around ...

Return of the DIY generation

An interesting story by Clive Thompson at Wired today, where he laments the general decline of the home handyman, and people’s lack of ability to fix things, leading to a more wantonly consumer culture, while also highlighting the return of that culture through Make Magazine and other high tech returns to old school tinkering. I ...
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