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Twitter

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-30

Kudos to Terry Mulder for noting today that we need trams, trains and buses to get us out of congestion. #SpringSt #

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Home life

Inadvertently demolishing spider webs

I often think spiders would have better luck with their webs in urban settings if they had a little sense of spots to avoid, such as where us lumbering humans come barrelling through without looking (or without being able to spot them). It seems like time and time again I’ll inadvertently demolish a web — […]

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Food'n'drink Health

I’m not a drinker

I’ve never been a drinker. Oh sure, there were the social pressures in my uni days. But it’s a habit I just never picked up. My parents weren’t drinkers. My partner isn’t a drinker. It’s just not my thing. I’m not a teetotaller though. Occasionally (perhaps a few times a year) I’ll indulge in a […]

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Consumerism

Supermarket specials that aren’t. Deliberate, or just careless?

I’ve turned into one of those boring people who looks out for specials in the supermarket. This deal is from this week’s Safeway/Woolworths catalogue. If you happen to occasionally buy frozen fish and frozen chips, it appears to be a pretty good deal, saving $3.55. (Sometimes I’ll use this type of thing; sometimes I’d prefer […]

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Bentleigh Consumerism

I hope nobody with a morbid fear of rabbits was on Centre Road yesterday

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Twitter

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-23

More level crossing eliminations would be good, but overpasses don't always stop cars getting on the tracks http://j.mp/fztgZi #

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Home life transport

London Underground shower curtain FTW!

With thanks to my sister, who picked this up for me during a work trip to London last week. (I needed a new one.) If you’re in London you can get them from the excellent London Transport Museum shop. Otherwise, at the online shop. (It’s so big and my bathroom is so small that it’s […]

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transport

Using Myki to calculate how late my trains are

I have a Zone 1 Yearly Commuter Club Myki, so I don’t normally need to touch-off, but I have been doing so, in order to gather data on train punctuality. Each trip is recorded, with its start and end station, and the time down to the exact second, and can be viewed via the Myki […]

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Retrospectives TV

RIP Sarah Jane Smith

Right from the very beginning, the companions in Doctor Who were our (the viewers’) representatives on the voyage. For me growing up, the archetype for this character was Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen. She was there just as I got into the show. The innumerable repeats of 70s episodes in Australia during the […]

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Geek

I need a new phone. Should I get iPhone or Android?

I’m genuinely undecided as to which I should get. What do you think? Google Forms doesn’t stop you voting more than once. Please don’t. I’ll publish the results in a few days. See below. Disclaimer: Have your say via a vote or a comment, but I won’t necessarily go with the majority view. Update 6pm: […]