I’m only the second most intelligent person in my home…

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Actually, now that I think about it, the kids are pretty canny. Zoe’s doing really well in school, and reading a couple of years above her level, James is due to start school next year, and Luc is capable of breaking into anything that interests him. And their brains are growing, while mine is shrinking… […]

Rubbing me up the wrong way…

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I haven’t written a tech preview for a while, although I used to write tons of the things. Still, this one rather invited my particular (and, I’m told, cynical) writing talents: Sony Vaio CS Series Preview: “Do we really need to point out the potential embarrassment when you show people that your laptop really “comes […]

Yawning in the early afternoon

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These late nights and long days are starting to take a toll. And with daylight savings just around the corner, that’s only going to get more marked. Meanwhile, in a shock move, I wrote another Apple review, for GadgetGuy.com.au: Apple iPod Touch 32GB (2nd Generation): “Apple hasn’t done anything strikingly wrong with the second generation […]

There’s a wet and miserable looking Kookaburra outside…

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No, really, there is. Well, there is if you’re looking out my dining room window, anyway. Your windows may vary. Speaking of variance, what’s the least varied thing I could be writing about today? If you answered “Modem emulation on a VIC 20 RS-232 Port“, then you couldn’t be more wrong, and I’d suggest that […]

Don’t be stupid, don’t be ridiculous…

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I’ve written some unusual game reviews in my time, but my latest effort, at Australian Macworld, might just containĀ  the strangest single paragraph yet: “Racing Games: Kiss My Asphalt” :“Now, imagine, if you will, a washing machine. Now, imagine (and bear with me here) that your washing machine had a mouth and, for some improbable […]

My head still feels like it’s being kicked in by invisible Half-Orc Ninjas*

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But once again, I’m working like a galley slave. Except with less rowing, sunburn, or hard tack to eat. The level of whipping seems to be on par, though. Here’s today’s effort, at APCMag.com: Artweaver: Photoshop for the skint: “Well, it’s at least a better name than “Gimp”” * Those responsible for them being half-orcs […]

Shhh…

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I have a really feral sinus headache. I’m declaring 2008 to be “Year Of Illness”. One theory doing the traps is that all of Sydney’s colds, bugs, and other ailments are down to pilgrims at World Youth Day bringing in exotic bugs that the locals didn’t have immunities to. It certainly sounds (and feels) plausible […]

Report card time…

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A little while back, my mother came across some papers of mine, which she duly handed over to my brother, and, in the fashion whereby he rotates around the planet roughly seven times annually, the time came about when he and I were in the same location, and he passed them on to me. For […]

Son, as your lawyer, I declare y’all are in a 12-piece bucket o’ trouble.

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Why does Monday morning keep rolling around? Couldn’t it just, for once, keep itself to itself? I guess if the LHC does go awry, it might well do, were that not largely poppycock. Oh well. Recent illnesses have put me behind the self-promotion ball, something that needs correction right away. If not sooner. Except that, […]

I had the world’s quickest and strangest haircut yesterday…

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As apparently my eyebrows were “Too antennae-like”. So, in the name of getting a nice headshot done, I had the world’s tiniest haircut on my eyebrows only. Who said my life wasn’t sometimes surreal? At the same time, quality Alex writing is available for your enjoyment in print and online. Just yesterday I was trying […]