Meanwhile, on the other side of town…

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Inbetween little girls starting at Kindy, rapidly escaping lizards and all the rest of my life at the moment, there’s still yet more of my work being printed. Or, in this case pixellated, as I’ve had two reviews go live in recent days at CNET.com.au: Dell 2707WFP: “It’s a huge display. Really, really big. You […]

Eep.

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An entry for the family members here. Zoe started at Kindergarten today.   I’m just going to go off in a corner and feel old, if it’s all the same to you.

Natural selection

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For many years now, there’s been a crude — but highly effective — method of natural selection going on at Casa Kidman. The basic routine goes like this: Idiotic tiny skink wanders into the house through a gap. Our cats capture, torture and kill skink. Sometimes, just the tail, in which case we might save […]

Rainy day invasion

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It’s a wet and rainy day, so in order to keep the kids under control — is such a thing just a pipe dream? — I decided to show them how to make Space Invaders. Hey, what can I say — I’m a sucker for the classics. The problem, of course, is that you start […]

Look out for the Snilth Wimbat*

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A few observations on the last week, which has been a very busy one: Driving in 40 degree heat still sucks. It’s worth it, though, to visit elderly relatives, who just love the kids, and the kids love them. Melting your car electrical systems with a Christmas gift (in this case, an in-car cooler) can […]

Women won’t be fooled on child care

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“A senior Liberal Party MP has again lashed out over the affordability of childcare services in an apparent swipe at the Federal Government.” Apparently, at least according to enlightened 19th-century woman Bronwyn  Bishop, childcare is an issue that affects only women. Men are presumably entirely removed from the equation. I’m particularly fond of this quote: […]

Dear Technology Industry (1)

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It’s 2007 already. And yet, it feels like I’ve spent the last nine years doing the exact same thing; chasing your poor overworked PR representatives for product photos. What’s this year’s excuse for why they’re not up on your otherwise flashy (pun intended) Web sites? (obviously, those enlightened companies that already do this are excluded […]