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Did we really vote these people in?

After watching the news over the weekend, I’ve got a question about the Earth Summit. What the hell is our government doing? Our esteemed Prime Minister John Howard is zipping around the world claiming that somehow we Australians are special and shouldn’t have to be part of legally binding global greenhouse gas reductions?! Oh, terrific. […]

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Phone time!

Well, on Tuesday morning a telephone guy came around, fiddled with a few things, tested it all out and officially opened the new Telephone Service To Daniel’s Desk. Hooray I thought, people can ring me. And they did. After only about an hour, I’d had four calls for someone else – a someone else who […]

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Greg and me

Phone update: Nope. Last night the girl at Safeway kept staring at me while we were queuing at the checkout. Personally, I can’t help notice these things, in fact I usually think someone’s staring at me when nobody is. She definitely was though. What could it be? Had my double been on Australia’s Most Wanted […]

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The art of refuse disposal

I’ve talked before about my neighbours, and their odd ideas about refuse disposal. Well, now someone’s decided to start clearing out some of the furniture and put it out on the street, someone else has decided it shouldn’t be on the street (and it shouldn’t), and the result is that there’s now an armchair in […]

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Phone

Well, both Tuesday and Wednesday came and went, and in fact it’s Friday and the phone hasn’t arrived on my desk. Or to be more accurate, the phone is there, as it has been all along, but it’s not connected. Actually, to be completely accurate, it’s connected to the wall, but somewhere in the guts […]

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Spend the Money

The great End-Of-The-Tax-Year-Quick-Let’s-Spend-The-Money hardware binge continues. Next card off the rank and into the PC is a video capture board. Cool, so now I’ll be able to put snippets of video and pictures all over the web pages. If I can get the thing to work, that is! I think the next thing, if the […]

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Free money!

In the world today, some countries are thriving… some are not. For those that are not, there are many signs… civil war and unrest… starvation, famine… drought, flood… But what would be the most insulting and humiliating thing for a country? I’ll tell you what: Their currency being given away free in Corn Flakes packets. […]

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Messing around with hardware

Well, I just finished putting my computer back together after minor surgery. It’s a little intimidating for someone like me, who’s used to messing around with software configurations, installations, palpitations and exasperations, but not so used to opening up the lid and rummaging around inside the box. I’m a software geek, not a hardware geek. […]

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Sales pitch of the week

I’m sure advertising is an art. Inducing people into handing over their precious dosh in return for whatever crap you happen to be selling must be quite difficult – which is probably why advertising types always seem to be rolling in it. At least, the good ones probably are. The good ones being those who […]

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Bad hair year

It seems I’m not updating my diary as much as I’d like to – obviously the consequence of having a job where I’m not at home three quarters of the time, and have to do some actual, real, genuine work. Looking in the mirror this morning I suddenly noticed how much grey hair I have. […]