Dance your cares away…

We currently get our fruit and vegetables through a co-operative arrangement with a company called Harvest Hub. Incredibly good value for very fresh veggies and fruit, and I’m now stunned when I go through the average supermarket at the vaguely slimy stuff that gets passed off as “fresh”.
Anyway, the one minor drawback with outsourcing your vegetable provision is that you lose a certain element of choice. This is OK by us — we’ve informed the Harvest Hub people as to the relevant allergies and extreme dislikes that the family won’t eat — and it works well within what’s seasonally fresh anyway. You could pay a fortune for out of season fruit — but it’d be that largely flavour-free snap frozen stuff anyway. So what we get is sometimes a mild (but not unpleasant) surprise.
Today Di unpacked this week’s box of wonder, and pulled out a bunch of radishes. With a glint in her eye, she turned to me.
Di: “You know what I could do with these, don’t you?”
Alex: “What?”
Di: “I could make Fraggle traps!”

There’s a reason why I love that woman with all my heart.
Meanwhile, the march of publishing carries on. Contrary to the experiences of many, I’ve had a reasonable week with Apple’s new “Snow Leopard” operating system, and I’ve noted my observations of this over at MacTheBlog:
MacTheBlog: Snow Fun: “Snow Leopard told me it would take around 45 minutes to install, so I went and made myself a sandwich and watched a previously recorded episode of American Dad. Around 45 minutes of munching and giggling later, my Macbook had rebooted and Snow Leopard was all mine to play with.”

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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