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 ...

300 posts and other things that couldn’t happen soon enough

I noticed when I really got back into the blog at the start of this year that I was barely over 200 posts in the whole history of the blog. Now this is post 300, which is quite a pace — and I like to think they’re useful posts as well. My personal highlight has ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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