2009: The Year In Reviews

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So, I’m sitting here as 2009 draws to a close, and thinking on the year past, as is often traditional for folks at this time of the year. 2009’s been a tough year, financially, personally and from a work perspective, but the one constant thing is that it’s been constant. Even allowing for the fact […]

The Walrus Was Paul…

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Well, I’m glad that’s cleared up. I’ve been taking a brief break, which frankly wasn’t in my game plan for the festive season, but needs otherwise dictated that it should be so. It’s done me some good, frankly speaking. While I was unwrapping presents and nibbling at fine cheeses, a few articles with my byline […]

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh…

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This is what happens when I get a digital radio in and decide to only listen to Elf Radio for the day. It’s doing wonderful things for my productivity, though. Not because I’m filled with cheesy Christmas spirit, but simply because I rather desperately want to get out of this office, and I can only […]

I scare myself to death… that’s why I keep on running…

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OK, now iTunes is getting very random. Think I’ll adopt a new post naming scheme in the new year. But what should it be? In the meantime, the run towards Christmas sees a lot of articles being written at a frantic pace, which inevitably leads to them being published. My long running series of iPhone […]

Well, I had two weeks of vacation time coming…

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No. No I didn’t. I’ll be more or less working through the festive season, with only a couple of significant days off. Such is the life of a busy freelancer. Sure beats being an unemployed freelancer, though. The subject line’s original song is brought up in one of my articles currently live, though, at MacTheBlog: […]

It seemed like rainbows would appear…

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iTunes, you’re serving up the oddities today. Although perhaps just telling it to randomly play everything I own is to fault. Lucky it’s not The Wiggles, a totally random Dr Who or Goons quote really… Meanwhile, my ongoing column series on iPhone Apps for PC Authority¬† dips, as it inevitably had to, into games territory, […]

Solitary sister, is there still a part of you that wants to give?

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Astonishing what iTunes throws up on random some days to make up my subject lines. Hadn’t thought about that song in years. I’m willing to bet you haven’t either… And that’s as good a random segue as any into today’s articles. Firstly, online. At CNET.com.au I dip into notebook territory: Asus UL50Vt: “The UL50Vt’s black […]

Fame… makes a man take things over..

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Thankfully, while the thin white duke is pretty famous, I’m not. Or at least not to the best of my knowledge. If there’s any paparazzi out there stalking me, they’re doing a very stealthy job of it. There’s a lot of my work out there that I haven’t particularly plugged as yet. I’m blaming the […]