Truly mobile now

Anyone who’s read this before might just be wondering how on earth I’m happily blogging away while being at Nelson Bay, in a house I can proudly say has never had a phone connection (why pay month when it’s only occupied a few months a year in total?) And the answer of course is that ...

We have the tools, now let’s see the talent

To do a little paraphrasing from Ghostbusters up there, I’ve finally got the gear. Managed to work out the financial details (from bond money and the like) to go and get myself an eeePC today. EeePC 1000H, with a lot of good features, and most importantly a good keyboard. For writing, most of all. So ...

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month
Nanowrimo has been going for a decade now — it’s an online-based competition where every November a whole bunch of people write a novel in a month. The goal is volume, with quality to come later, if at all. And I’ve just said, screw it, I’m in. Unlike probably a lot of people, I know ...

Easy route to frustration

Having a good Saturday, still cleaning up and unpacking, playing with the kids, enjoying the nice weekend weather, and I figure that in the night, I’ll watch some more Daily Shows and maybe The Shield. I’ve got this great new system where I can burn files straight to DVD with no conversion and play them ...

The geekiest thing I’ve seen in ages — but funny!

With the Large Hadron Collider opening up at CERN in Switzerland this week, and the attendant media idiocy over whether this will mean “the end of the world” (or just their juvenile need to play-up that joke), it’s instead really refreshing to see this kind of “PR”. A science writer who works at the centre, ...

Working from home is … great

Well, it should be, anyway. Though still kind of sick — coughing awful anyway — I did get through some work. But naturally, nothing technical works how I’d really like it to. After all, the Windows PC is a joke, my Ubuntu laptop, while a lovely surprise, is now physically falling apart, slowing right down, ...

Blog additions

It’s nice to see that the del.icio.us import function that I tried to use ages ago (when I was with blogger.com), that never ever worked for me there, has now worked very easy under WordPress (no surprises there really). It gives me another stream of data to bring into my blog, since what I’ve been ...

The power of the niche

Read a couple of things today that seemed entirely unrelated at first, but then it all came together in a magnificent way. Locally, ABC chief Kim Dalton says that we should be regulating Internet content like we do TV content. Thought he was talking about censorship at first, which is both dumb and unenforceable online, ...

More thinking about workplaces

I’ve started thinking again that shift work, or more precisely evening shifts, would probably appeal to me again. I did them over a couple of jobs for a few years when I was younger, including some of my time at Fairfax, and generally I found it OK. I wouldn’t do graveyard shift stuff, but 2-10 ...

Nintendo did not create the semi-naked dancing girl

According to an article on Reuters, Nintendo would like the world to know they are NOT responsible for a poular viral video that shows a cute girl gyrating on a Wii Fit board in her underwear. Well, glad they cleared that up. For those unfamilar, here is the video from YouTube: It’s a fun bit ...
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