Melbourne, transport

Observations from a crowded train

Turned on my phone at 7am. Beep beep, beep beep. 9:01 train cancelled. Connex apologises for any inconvenience. (Is it really a sincere apology if it was typed by a programmer into the automated alerts system, and it's just the computer repeating it ad nauseum ever after?) So it was no surprise when I got to the station a couple of hours later (after breakfast, shower, dressing, glooping toothp

Geek, Net, Retrospectives

Daniel’s diary FAQ

Where it came from What's in it Where it's going to Why this name Comments Other stuff Where it came from When I originally started writing and posting stuff to the Net (via e-mail and Usenet) in 1990, it was pretty much all off-the-wall "I wish I was a Python" surreal bizarro kind of stuff. And arguably not particularly funny. But by the mid-90s a lot of it had morphed into more au