Sunshine on a rainy day…

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One of the great things about running one’s own site is the fun you can have looking at server logs — especially for search terms. Right now, the fifth most popular search term for the site is “belligerent toddlers”. Perhaps you have to be me to find that amusing. Maybe I need more sleep.

And it was dark, as dark as night

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(just for my dear sweet old mother’s sake) There’s nothing that refreshes the creative urge quite as much as stopping work, going and finding some painkillers and then having a bloody good float in a pool. Even if it is raining right now. I thought Queensland was meant to have nice weather?

Who gonna stop 200 balloons?

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I’m somewhat out of my environment at the moment — but that would have something to do with being in Queensland at a convention, rather than at home changing nappies and breaking technology — sometimes at the same time. There may have been drinking. There may have been the inadvertent winning of prizes. There may […]

Won’t you cast your precious emptiness on him?

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Hey, look — an online journal! That hasn’t been touched for a while! Not that original an idea, really. My excuse this week is a combination of noisy builders, sick children and the age-old fallback position of “not getting enough sleep”. Still, that hasn’t stopped another couple of reviews squeaking out. CNET.com.au has these: ComPro […]

In the night, dream delights…

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Sometimes it feels like I never stop writing. The practical upside of this is that “they” never seem to stop publishing me. I’m still not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, though. Case in point: The next issue of Netguide Magazine hits shelves on Wednesday. My contributions include a feature on adding technology […]

Must be something in the water…

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My three and a half year old daughter just told me this story. I swear we’re not putting any drugs in her breakfast. Honest! “Once upon a time there was a water mountain. And there was a family of frogs. And the frogs got in their car, and drove all over the city. They were […]

It feeds, it grows, it clouds all that you will know…

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A few new entries for today, plus a bit of gratuitous back-patting. Don’t say you weren’t warned… Some of my Netguide work has made it online — which is interesting, at least because most of the reviews-based stuff I do for Netguide is for print only. This, however, is a guide to not getting ripped […]

Butterscotch Clouds & A Tangerine…

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CNET.com.au has published a couple more reviews (and there’s more waiting in the wings, folks!) Philips WACS700 Wireless Music Centre: Philips’ WACS700 Wireless Music Centre meets one of the core criteria for home audio equipment — it looks good… Linksys WRT54GC Compact Wireless-G Router: If you’re going to give a product a prefix of “Compact”, […]