The Invention of Lying… our Apple TV first

We got an Apple TV last week. It’s an amazing little device that fits in the palm of your hand and sits next to the TV as classy looking as any AV component. It has a variety of functions (and more when I can get the XBMC add-on running for it), but the core stuff ...

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities… what a disappointment 1

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities... what a disappointment
After my much hit “Underbelly character guide”, I kept thinking I needed to write something about the new Underbelly series, and I kept thinking that I really needed to write something about the series. But since it finished last night, I’ve realised the reason I really wasn’t compelled to write much. It just wasn’t that ...

Friday on my mind

Currently in a work sense, I’m really not doing Fridays very well… Day’s too long, work is too overdone, and not enough gets done anyway. Work-wise, it’s all crazy… I’d rather be doing the new things, but the old things just take up all the time. And lunchtime is party time on Fridays, which is ...

Oscars 2009

Watched the Oscars last night, doing my usual semi-inexplicable obsessive view of the whole event. For the first time ever they were shown live here, in mid afternoon, and then repeated at night in a cutdown version. That probably explains why I missed the writing categories… It was largely as expected win-wise, with Sean Penn ...

New Simpsons opening titles

For the first time in 20 years, The Simpsons has created an all-new opening title sequence, largely to coincide with their move to HD and widescreen format. It’s largely the same setup as the old title sequence, but with heaps of new embellishments and additions. Some good laughs, all embedded on YouTube: Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like ...

Real quiet one today

Barely at a computer for most of the day… an odd and quiet one which involved me not going to work by arrangement, but getting several other things done instead. Very tight-lipped, I know Got to drop the kids off at kindie and pick them up, which is always good. Will especially is really enjoying ...

The clean man

I seemed to spend most of today cleaning the house. I don’t really mind that at all … as long as it isn’t too repetitive, it’s a nice feeling, to get your “mansion” clean and liveable. The kid’s room got a final makeover and cleanup, though there’s short odds on that lasting long. The loungeroom ...

The end of The Shield 1

Just watched the last episode of The Shield… spoilers follow: Damn… pretty hardcore, yet real. A lot of big moments, but it stayed in the right realm of reality for the show. VicĀ  sort of does get away with it, and yet his life is destroyed. His family hates him and is gone, his team ...

Wonderful day

Really great day at home today. Was feeling a bit ill from last night, so was able to get up fairly late (9am, ha!), quiet morning, getting back into it. Actually got a good amount of writing done today, which is a change for the weekend, but by the end of the day, probably not ...

Shopping fever

It’s amazing how you can go shopping, think you won’t spend that much, but then spend lots, but then realise that it was all necessary anyway. We bought a bunch of new house things. It’s always how it goes — when you move there’s always a whole list of things you need that you either ...
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