Futher Kidman sightings…

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The October issue of Sound & Image magazine has a guide to wireless networking, written by yours truly. I spotted the issue in question in Borders this morning, although whether it’s a “new” issue or one that’s been out for a while is uncertain, what with magazine cover dates having almost no meaning these days. […]

There’s Kidmans on the starboard bow…

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CNET.com.au has published my review of the Altec Lansing inMotion iM7 speakers, which have perhaps the strangest first line of any review I’ve ever written: The 80’s were a great decade for style. No, honestly, they were. From big permed hair that you could rest dinner plates on, to thin leather ties for stylish chaps, […]

iTunes gets even more interesting…

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As an additional side-note to that iTunes commentary: I noted you could only buy “Intensive Care” on a song-by-song basis, but that’s not in fact strictly true. It is something of a cock-up, though: If you go into the album listing, it says Song Only, and lists the booklet as Album only, and you can’t […]

iTunes in Aus…

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I wrote this as a non-specific commentary, but nobody’s bitten on it, so I’m publishing it here So, Apple’s finally managed to launch the iTunes Music store in Australia. Things went live early this morning with plenty of punters eagerly awaiting the chance to legally put music onto their hundreds of thousands of iPods. It’s […]

The postman only knocks.. thrice?

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Sometimes, you have to love efficient organisations. Take, for example, Australia Post. Normally, I get one mail delivery per day, generally around 4pm in the afternoon, although it can vary by up to three hours — usually earlier rather than later. Except today. Today, the postie has been no less than three times. I say […]

Flash the Fish has fallen in the pond, B1!

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That’s OK, B2. He can swim. It’s probably a damning indictment of my state of mind that I found that incredibly funny when I heard it this afternoon. It’s nice when children’s TV creeps up on you like that. I’m working hard at the moment. How hard, I hear you ask? (or perhaps it’s just […]

Ouch

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This is not one of mine. I wish it was, though. This bloke goes to the doctor and says, “Can you take a look at this little thing on my neck?” So the doctor looks and there’s what looks like a small treeshaped thing. He says to the man, “nothing to worry about, come back […]