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Consumerism

Big enough, small enough

St George Bank is using the slogan “Big enough. Small enough.” Which is why this made me laugh: Clearly, that’s not small enough. (They’ve taken it down in the last day or two.) Happy new year, everybody.

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transport

Myki: the cases for and against

It’s a year today since Myki was switched-on in Melbourne. There were a lot of problems on day one, and many others have been highlighted in the last twelve months. In today’s Herald Sun, Paul Mees argues Myki should be scrapped and replaced with a system from elsewhere, such as Perth’s SmartRider. I argue that […]

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transport

Build your own Metro

Sick of how Metro’s running? Then build your own! (ABC News, 26/12/2010.)

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driving Video games

Coolest Mini ever

Spotted in Centre Road, Bentleigh:

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Friends and loved ones

Merry Christmas

Quieter than usual due to my boys being away in Hawaii, but I chatted with them on Skype this evening. Presents are easier now all the adults in the family have switched to (non-anonymous) Kris Kringle… and of course we stuffed ourselves full of heaps of food. The only downer was being locked-out of my […]

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transport

Perfect for a train-spotter

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for a train-spotter? Got a budget of hundreds of thousands of dollars? Then splurge and buy them a home in this new development in Caulfield East. Urban Art Apartments is an artistic, inspired residential development in Caulfield East which is surrounded by lush greenery and designer art pieces. The […]

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dreams

Dream: the late start

Just had an interesting dream. I dreamt that I woke up at 11:48am (according to the clock) today. (I’d intended to get up and out early, with a planned half-day at work followed by various errands before the shops shut for Christmas.) Somehow I’d slept through the alarm. Despite it being late, I was very […]

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Consumerism

Lego: Santa’s little helper

For the past year or two, Lego have advertised heavily around Christmas time on billboards and in newspapers. Surprisingly, they don’t direct you to the Lego web site, but say to search for “Santa’s little helper”. This is tied into their advertising for those keywords on Google, which goes through to their web site with […]

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Politics and activism transport

Baillieu and the Clearways

Some thoughts on the new state government, and trams

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music

Happy Gravy Day

(There are several versions of this song on Youtube. I like the versions with his full band, but this one — which appears to be with Uncle Bill — is excellent.)