Veronica Mars — watch and rewatch

Also started watching season two of Veronica Mars again. With all the talk about the upcoming movie from the successful Kickstarter project (yes, I did contribute!) I thought it might be good to go back and watch the show. Starting with season 2, since I haven’t completely watched it, but it’s been so long since ...

Leverage finale — the con to end the con

Finally got up to watching the last episode of Leverage season 5, also the last episode overall, the series finale. I’ve been a big fan of the show since it began (despite its lack of easy Australian airdates), and I’m the only person I know who’s ever been into it, so it seems like an ...

The perils of being devoted to teaching

I’m not even there yet, though I believe I am heading in that direction, but always I see online teachers I know and respect (from Yammer/Twitter land) and get both their excitement for the profession but also their frustration and concern. I see how hard and how long most of them work, how they’re marking ...

Limping to the finish line…

Only a few days left of the term and I feel like I can hardly make it. The hours I’m keeping aren’t helping, so I’m tired as anything… but the energy level and enthusiasm is hardly there either. There’s just too much not happening, too many things not happening how I’d like them, and too ...

Broadband and dead leaders

News today dominated by Margaret Thatcher’s death and the competing broadband plans in the news. Needless to say, I found the coalition plan to be underwhelming at best and a joke at worst, and of course was more disgusted by the general state of the mainstream news coverage of the announcement. It wasn’t really bias, ...

Big Four Corners special

Big Four Corners special
On organ donation in general, but specifically on kidney transplants and on Mark Colvin’s very recent kidney transplant. Such an important and worthy issue, obviously one I’m very involved with! Organ transplants change live, and organ donation drives that — whether as a post-mortem donation, or a live donor situation. We really should have an ...

In our house…

There is no Gangnam Style. There is only… Minecraft Style! Seriously, this is all the boys talk about at the moment… I know it’s a bit “last year’s fad”, but the parodies have definitely been far more interesting than the original song. And Minecraft is their thing… Though on the other hand, Will did mention ...

Watching good old things

Watched Return of the Jedi with (mostly) Alex this afternoon. Will and Lachie drop in and out for it, but it’s Alex that really loves this stuff. He’s there for every bit of action, every explosion and every exciting battle. Let’s just say it “moves” him! He really loves to be scared, loves to be ...

And a good thing that week is over, next stop that term over!

Only four days work this week, but that was quite enough. Nothing went wrong per se at all, but it all just seemed so long and so tiring… And there’s still one more week left till end of term. Much longer this year, and end of term will mean another trip to Sydney. That should ...

TV Piracy isn’t what it used to be

The online environment for TV viewing has changed considerably in quite a short time. And I won’t lie, I used to download a lot of TV — never films or movies — and while I still do a little bit, I’ve largely stopped now. There’s a few reasons for this. One, I guess I’m just ...
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