Bad Glenn Medeiros joke within…

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Issue #2 of Player magazine is on store shelves now, and I’ve got a four page feature on hooking up your iPod to your home theatre system within. As they say on the idiot’s lantern, it’s available at all good newsagents, and probably at the chaotic neutral ones too. As promised, there’s a bad Glenn […]

Can we hear it? No, we can’t!

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Another day, another instance of children’s theatre. In this case, it was a Bob The Builder show, something that Zoe had been excited about ever since we did the Playschool show at the local RSL; she’d seen the posters and been pestering on and off ever since. Leaving aside the parking woes that saw me […]

It’s not a good idea to shout at your kids…

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Like I did yesterday. It doesn’t achieve anything, and you may (as I did) lose your voice. That’ll learn me. In the actually achieving things stakes, however, I’ve got another couple of reviews up today, at CNET.com.au: Samsung LA40M61B LCD TV: “Most of the common functions are replicated with very small buttons on the base […]

Gonna paint that wagon…

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I’ve been spending the day doing something a little different. Something I promised myself I’d do about six years ago. That’s right — I’ve undergone a vasectomy using only two bricks and a bottle of Jack Daniels — I’ve started to paint out all of the horrible Mission Brown that coats most of the external […]

Drink champagne from a glass, with chocolate handles…

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More printed appearances of the byline A.Kidman — hardly a rarity in themselves these days between me and the clone, but anyway: Issue #7 of Home Entertainment is out now — or presumably is, given that the devastatingly clever and pretty* editorial director sent me my contributor’s copy — and it features a seven-page guide […]

Normal flaming will resume as soon as possible…

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The Delta fans are back. (note: You’ll have to scroll to the bottom of the Delta page for the latest entries. It almost feels to me like there could be a book in this.) Well, actually, it seems to be a sole, angry Delta fan, who has declared “war” on me. Frankly, I wouldn’t have […]

My wife is a very clever woman…

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Today’s been a tough day for everyone’s favourite freelancer*; I’ve been tired and grumpy and unable to write, no matter how long I’ve stared at an LCD display. So what does she do? She comes in and gives me this, which I promptly place on the floor of my office. Improves the decor immeasurably. Not […]