So welcome to 2015

So welcome to 2015
It’s an interesting year to be in… there’s obviously a sense of the future, even though we don’t seem to have a lot of that future yet — cue the obligatory Back to the Future reference that everyone is trotting out right now. My son’s been into Back to the Future for months now, so ...

Merry Christmas all!

Hope your day has been a good one and that you and yours got what you all wished for. A small break then bring on 2015…   Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

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 5

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 ...

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 ...

15 stories above Melbourne

15 stories above Melbourne
And we’re here. And it’s exciting. And the apartment is really nice. And I’m exhausted… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Feed me Seymour

Feed me Seymour
Lunch at Seymour. McDonald’s. Yes, exciting. So exciting I’m having a chicken salad. Too much similar food otherwise last night! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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