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The chains of Bentleigh

My local suburb is increasing in density, and (not entirely disconnected from that) it’s also interesting to see how the retail strip is doing. The shopping centre has grown around the railway station, which is still the epicentre, though the east side of the tracks is where most of the busiest shops are located. The […]

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transport

Learning from elsewhere

Once in a blue moon I’ll buy a copy of Modern Railways. It’s a Brit magazine which — although it does feature full-colour photos of trains — isn’t really a trainspotter mag. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. It highlights developments in railways in Britain, and the other week I noticed the May […]

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Doctor Who

I am not the new Doctor Who

Despite how it may look, I am not the next Doctor Who. We went along to the Astor Theatre on Saturday to watch the two 60’s Dalek movies — back from that curious time in British TV and film when they often seemed to remake television shows as big screen movies — in this case […]

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Perth 2012

Perth day 7: Heading home

All good things come to an end, and so it was with our Perth trip. We had a sleep-in, then packed up our stuff into the car and headed out. The flight wasn’t until lunchtime, but we had one more place to go before heading home: the boys have a strong interest in retro video […]

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Home life

My garden thinks it’s spring

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Bentleigh Consumerism

Yes, some mornings, it does feel like I’ve left my brain in Bentleigh

Yes, there are some mornings that it does feel like I’ve left my brain at home in Bentleigh. (The various ads at Richmond have different stations named depending which platform you’re on.) I’m not sure a Dare Iced Coffee really will fix this screen.

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Home life

Sinister letter

This letter arrived in the mail. It’s going back Return To Sender. But note the rather ominous text on the envelope. Debt collectors? Overdue medical test? What could it be? (No cheating/Googling now.)

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Net

Why I prefer Twitter to Facebook

Twitter and Facebook have some similarities. Both offer a micro-blogging feature via status updates. Of the two, I think I prefer Twitter. Why Twitter’s better Twitter’s public. You don’t need a logon to see my Twitter feed. (It can also be made private, if one prefers.) Twitter’s open. You don’t need to log onto a […]

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driving

So much for carpooling

Cynics have described carpooling as “a transit system with one round trip a day” — which means that while the trip itself may be faster and more comfortable, in terms of scheduling it’s less convenient than all but the very very worst public transport. Even if you don’t believe that, it would appear that any […]

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Geek

I can see my house from here

As I’m sure everybody’s heard by now, Google launched Streetview for Australia today. My neighbourhood is certainly in there, as are a lot of other Australian cities and towns and regional areas. View Larger Map Cool things I’ve found so far: Puffing Billy at Menzies Creek The Great Ocean Road It’s quiet in St Kilda. […]