Nothing technical is working … everything else is good

Lunch at the parent’s today, with Will positively gidy dwith joy at having the backyard to walk through, to sit by the barbecue fire with his Granddad, and run himself ragged up and down stairs to the sundeck. Alex just enjoyed the walking practice and the exploration. A fun afternoon. But back here, this blog ...

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 ...

Blog demand

At Mum’s birthday party last night, I found out from various friends and relatives of the family that they look at my blog quite regularly and were complaining about the lack of very recent pictures of the kids on the site. This was both refreshing and disconcerting at the same time … But they’re right ...

A day of frustration, with fun links …

A day that started off OK, then ended up feeling really frustrating, at least in a professional sense. Some amusement in the morning that at least gave me the illusion of being involved, but then an afternoon that dragged on and on with no end in sight. It usually ends eventually of course, but then ...

Morning is for the logical, night-time the creative

Been going through freelance journalist Clive Thompson’s blog today — he’s a regular writer for Wired and New York magazine, two excellent publications. A couple of months ago, he wrote about a study that identifies morning people as logical, and night-owls as creative. I can’t say I disagree 🙂 I like to think of myself ...

Six-word biography

There’s a bit of a “web meme” thing going around right now where writers famous and anonymous are writing six-word biographies that sum up their lives to date. Sounds fun, I can be in this too … wouldn’t promise this as a lasting example, but here’s my thought on it at 2am on a Sunday ...

Underbelly: Ridiculous media suppression 1

So everyone now knows that Underbelly has been banned from airing in Victoria, and banned from the Internet altogether. But the reasoning behind this and the ridiculousness of it all in the modern media age is what I want to mention here. Basically, the judge’s thinking goes: We have a murder trial coming up, the ...

Underbelly: Bad luck if you’re in Victoria … or …

News in today that a Supreme Court judge has banned Underbelly from being shown on Victoria television. Sucks if you’re in Victoria, so being in Sydney, this isn’t a problem for me. But it’s an exact replica of the Blue Murder situation from 1995, where ongoing trials stopped the show from being aired in NSW ...

Damn Google … or Optus … or something …

It is so incredibly annoying when things don’t work properly. Especially when you don’t even know what it is that’s stopped working. Since at least yesterday morning, my blog posts have gone a bit weird. Can’t get any images to upload properly (missing my wonderful image of the Deschanel sisters from the previous post!), and ...

Dumbest lawsuit EVER 3

This story caught my eye because it’s about Google, but man, the stupidity and ignorance of some people is astounding … Real estate agents launch defamation action against Google Two Victorian real estate agents have launched a defamation action against the search engine company Google. Counsel for agents Mark Forytarz and Paul Castran of Castran ...
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