Another reason not to stay in the Clift Hotel…

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Before I forget: Many thanks to the (expletive deleted) concierge staff at the otherwise appalling Clift Hotel, who instead of handing over a bit of luggage (in this case, a skateboard, for reasons I won’t go into here) to another Journo I was traveling with in San Francisco last week, decided to keep it for […]

I have a cunning plan…

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Step 1 — Move to Canada Step 2 — Start a highly profitable Cocaine smuggling operation. Why Canada? Well, because they’re never going to find the evidence…

And the laaaand… of da freeeee…

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Having just been in the land of the supposedly free, I figure it’s time for another poll. Well, it’s got to be more actually democratic than the US system is right now.. {democracy:3} * Note: Polling results are only indicative and are in no way binding upon Alex, who reserves the right to be bought […]

One more thing…

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Well, Steve Jobs didn’t bother doing one, but I am, even if I am now in chilly Calgary enjoying some time with relatives. Actually, it’s not one more thing — it’s three. Part the first is at CNET.com.au: Macbook Air: Apple drops another product: “Walking past the massive Apple booth at the Macworld 2008 conference, […]

Never touch that switch…

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I’m somewhat surprised that there isn’t smoke coming off my fingers right now — I’ve been a very, very busy little journo over the past twenty four hours. To just pick one, the following stories went live yesterday at CNET.com.au: Why does Apple hate iPod Touch owners? “Now, it’s not unusual for a company to […]

How to get squashed in SF…

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Namely, trying to get to the front row of the media section of the Macworld Keynote. A certain amount of shoving, running and hiding behind ex-NRL players got me into the third row in enough time to pen the following for APCMag.com: Macworld Keynote: MacBook Air, Time Capsule and Movies everywhere: “Steve Jobs announces a […]

So, you’ve just had a nice meal…

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With plenty to snack on, all washed down with a few too many* Margaritas. Your stomach is full, you’re feeling content with the world, and you’re swapping a few bon mots with your fellow semi-inebriated wordsmiths. Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you spot a plaque on a wall, somewhat hidden out of […]