The pleasure of ebooks Apr06

The pleasure of eboo...

I’m a reader. Compulsively. Newspapers, magazines, books, cereal boxes, blogs, brochures – anything. But my physical bookshelves are scattered. Hence the pleasure of ebooks. ┬áMy trusty Nexus tablet lives in my handbag or at my desk, ready to be picked up and read at any moment. I...

The best Sydney bus driver Apr01

The best Sydney bus ...

Last week was lovely. A bus driver made it that way. On Tuesday just as I walked out the office door, the bus I wanted to catch went by. (The 230). I paused for a second, then decided to chase it. Pulled out my hairband and combs, started running at top speed for a block and a half, dodging...

which device? Oct16

which device?

Apres Sunday night dinner, looking for a relaxing tv show to watch with the ferals, and choosing NCIS. Needing to multi-process, but I can’t decide which device to use whilst watching tv avec doona: the android tablet or the laptop. So I bring both into the living room, grab a couch,...

The transcript Sep11

The transcript

Scott doesn’t usually MSN me, unless he wants something. On Wednesday I gave up on my old iPhone 3G, and converted to a Samsung Galaxy S running Android. As soon as school finished, Scott logged on to MSN. I assumed he was after my phone. Here’s the transcript of our online...

cool, cooler, coolest Jul26

cool, cooler, cooles...

Here is mum’s old drinks cabinet. Love the etched glass front. It’s pretty cool. Then you open the front, and the top lifts up. That’s even cooler. And finally you fill it....

an ode to new years eve Jan03

an ode to new years ...

with apologies to Clement Moore. twas january 1st and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse the kids were still snuggled asleep in their beds late nights and much walking had addled their heads we olds were enjoying a morning of peace the dogs werent yet barking...

my favourite Christmas present Dec30

my favourite Christm...

My favourite Christmas present this year was from my youngest son. He likes to make things (especially if it doesn’t cost anything). And also leaves things to the last minute. So on Christmas Eve afternoon he was running around, trying to find a blank CD at home. He didn’t say...

good hair day Jun14

good hair day

Driving home from Woolworths (not game to use home delivery), I saw the corner hairdresser was open, and grabbed a haircut. And said I’d give him a plug for doing such a good job: David and Sasha, 52 Avenue Rd Mosman. He doesn’t have a website yet, or else I’d plug it....

Garageband windows alternatives Jan06

Garageband windows a...

It’s fun planning for a new year. All the things you want to achieve this year. One of which is creating more videos. And videos need music. And music usually has copyright problems. So I need a music program to create my own music. I have a lovely Roland touch-sensitive electric...

Google Street View Aug05

Google Street View

Just launched today in Australia. It’s very cool seeing photos of your street. Gee, my hedge looked neat! Our photos were obviously taken at Christmas time – there was Santa Claus and a reindeer on our roof. Despite this, when I showed my high school son the photos, he immediately...