My life, extended DVD edition

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You know that scene at the end of bad action movies, where the grizzled and slightly bloodied hero hugs the buxom blonde with the suggestively torn denim shirt on top of the slightly burning pile of rubble? The one where the villian, who seemed to have been defeated with the one mighty punch, rises up […]

Oh what a night…

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Well, it looks like act 2 of the screenplay that is my life has been written for me, courtesy of the events of yesterday — and most notably, the events of last night. But before we begin, a quick bit of scene-setting, via a recap of yesterday’s more ordinary daytime activities. Zoe’s health has improved […]

I was dreaming when I wrote this…

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More published works with my distinctive stamp all over them at the mighty CNET: Yappermouse: It’s easy enough to believe in many things mouse-related. A mouse that roars? No problem. A mouse that runs a billion dollar entertainment empire? Not a worry. Even an invisible mouse is conceivable, albeit a little hard to see…. Belkin […]

Somebody say, “Movie Star!”

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I swear, one day I’m selling our family story as a screenplay. Sure, it’s a little unbelievable, right up to the point where that little line of text scrolls across the screen, stating that “The events you’re about to see are all based on a true story. Only the names have been retained to implicate […]

U might say, “what U mad about?”

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While family dramas unfold, the tide of the presses erm… presses ever onwards, I guess. The annoying thing about being stressed and super-busy is that your usually reliable store of … whaddyacallem? Oh yeah — words — dries up on you. The latest issue of PC User is out; go and buy it, and marvel […]

Mama said there’ll be days like this…

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OK, so here’s how the plans for the past two days were meant to go: Monday: Public holiday for the rest of the worky types, work day for the freelancer types. Alex to work on his download video feature, write some short form reviews for a few other publications and get in some free play […]

Mmmm.. honey dipped babies..

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While things could be better right now, they could also be worse. And the one upside of being in a hospital is that they hook you up to weird technology, like the ultrasound machine that produced this image of our as-yet-unborn bub. I’ve animated it to make the features clearer: And before anyone worries, no, […]

That was my drug of choice…

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More reviews spill forth from the Kidman brain; sometimes I can’t stop them. Sony VAIO VGN-FE15GP: Sony’s desktop-replacement VGN-FE15GP is impressively light and has great battery life, although its overall performance trails behind its dual-core competition. Linksys WUSBF54G Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with Wi-Fi Finder: The WUSBF54G is a handy Wi-Fi detector and 802.11b/g network […]