OK. Now I feel old…

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How old? Let’s start with “very”. Primarily because I just worked out that my daughter’s primary school teacher was born in 1984. (On the count of three, anyone my age and above can go “aaaargh!” in their heads. All of you wot are younger than me can just sit there silently and wait for us […]

Bloody protected species…

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So now, to compliment the hole in the roof that’s still not fixed in the bedroom, a possum in our roof has kindly come along and scratched a virtually identical hole in the roof of the kitchen. That’s trespassing and causing criminal damage. Given the sharp implements that we saw it poking down through the […]

I just want to change my world, but from the inside

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Issue #110 of Netguide (AKA “July 2007”) is on store shelves now, and as is the norm, I’ve written a smidgen or two of content within. Sure, there are product reviews within; they’re still my bread and butter. Within its non-buttery pages* you’ll find reviews of: Norton 360, Belkin N1 Wireless Modem-Router, Linksys WAG325N Wireless […]

The cold remains of what began with a passionate start…

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CNET.com.au has another of my reviews live, this time of a piece of equipment that I really, really didn’t want to drop while testing: Sim2 Domino 80: “The D80 belongs in a class of projector where it wouldn’t just sneer at lesser projectors, but also kick perfectly projected mud into their lenses. It’s that kind […]

Energizer Bunny Thread

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(because it just keeps going, and going, and going…) Classically speaking, there are a couple of ways to generate interest in things on the Internet. Pictures of naked ladies apparently do pretty well for whatever reason, as does search engine spamming, or for that matter having your work Dugg, or Slashdotted, or Farked or whatever. […]

Arrr…

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Issue #12 of Home Entertainment magazine should be in your local newsagent — or at least, they’ve sent me my contributor’s copy. Within its Blasina-soaked pages, you’ll find two features of mine. Firstly, a guide to setting up wireless home networks (which should perhaps be my signature article for the year). Then a feature on […]

Long shot…

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You know how you sometimes get a name pop up in your head, months, or sometimes years after you’ve last talked to that person? It happened to me last night, when for some inexplicable reason, my mind cast itself back to my primary school days, and one of my friends from that era who I […]

Bah.

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Time for a quick pop quiz. Which of the following have I had to endure in the days leading up to my 33rd birthday? Severe gastro running throughout the family. James on Friday, Zoe and Di on Saturday, and then “my turn” on Saturday night and Sunday. I wish the contents of my stomach had […]

Foxy Stoat seeks Pig

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CNET.com.au has two of my pieces up today; one review and one feature. Almost coincidentally, they’re both to do with broadband. The above quote has nothing whatsoever to do with broadband, but it’s a lot better than the headline my brain originally came up with, which had to do with The Bangles. I’ll let you […]

Share my byline? Never!!

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Well, OK. Maybe just this once. And only because the journalist in question is someone I unreservedly love. And you can even tell my wife that! Pony Friends: “The last time I was truly passionate about a horse, it was in a boucherie in Versailles, wondering if the cut of horse I’d just purchased would […]