Bah. Stupid editing system…

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Guess who accidentally deleted his post congratulating his wife on her birthday? Yep, that’d be me. Blast. Oh well. She’s still just as beautiful, intelligent, sexy, witty, compassionate and captivating as ever, though, so I still win! Go me!!! And now, thanks to the brilliance of Annalisa, here’s the original text. Thank God somebody’s brain […]

History never repeats…

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I tell myself, before I go to sleep. Except that, well, it does. Today’s a prime example. But first, a quick trip back nearly twenty years ago… The year is 1988; I’m a third year student at Lakehouse High in East London (the school’s no longer there, and wasn’t even by the time I finished […]

Something different

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Something different in the publishing sphere, that is. I’ve just had a blurb published in the St Lukes Hornsby Heights church bulletin, which is about as far away from consumer IT journalism as one can get. Now, with the exception of my wife, I’d be guessing that most of my meagre readership doesn’t in fact […]

Wacky web stats moment…

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As an ex-Web editor — and frequent contributor to various commercial Web sites — I’m probably more interested in Web stats than the average person. But even I can’t work out why the 11th most popular search term on the site so far this month has been — and I swear I’m not making this […]

In this life, you’re on your own…

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I’ve been a busy lad; more articles published, this time at the ever-popular CNET.com.au: LaCie Slim DVD±RW with LightScribe, Design by F.A. Porsche: “A quick gander at the F.A. Porsche design site reveals that they consider themselves “Engineers of Purism” — whatever that means…” Sony Ericsson V600i: “The v600i is a good jumping in point […]

It means forever, and that’s a mighty long time…

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More online sightings of the words “Alex” and “Kidman”, with nary a “Nicole” in sight. CNET.com.au pops up again with a review of the Acer AL1951: “Acer’s AL1951 offers a decent option for gaming junkies and those wanting a large LCD display in a small frame….” And on a completely different note, 3DAvenue.com has my […]

The Quarterback is TOAST…

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I finally got a glimpse of the latest issue of the Home Entertainment Buyer’s Guide, and indeed, my feature on Digital TV legislation is in there, albeit without a byline. The solution’s simple, though: Go out, buy a copy and scribble my name in the margin. You know it makes sense. In the web world, […]

If the baby doesn’t come in 90 minutes, then the pizza is free…

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Ulp. Yesterday was a blur of panic and quick dressing routines, along with pain, blue goo and some wildly erratic driving. But perhaps I’m not being clear, and there’s just the slight possibility that some of my relatives are busy picking themselves up off the floor (or diving for the scotch bottle), so I’d better […]

Things with fins and wings and legs, they lay eggs

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Me, I write articles. Such as in the latest issue of the Home Entertainment Buyer’s Guide, which (so I’m told) has my feature on the future of Digital TV in Australia in it. Go out, buy copies; there’s a golden ticket in every 50,000th issue that gets you a free dinner with Peter Blasina! * […]

Random thoughts…

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* I had a very, very odd dream last night. For some reason — it seemed to make sense at the time, but I’ve forgotten the rationalisation — I was managing a tag team taking on WCW Tag Team Champions The Amazing French Canadians. My team was, inexplicably, made up from early Playstation 3D characters […]