Somin VS Tucker

I happened to catch a short interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight where he interviewed Ilya Somin, a professor at George Mason university. I’ve seen Tucker struggle before but this was special and demonstrates exactly how someone with opposing views needs to conduct themselves when appearing on FOX. Far from being a bleeding heart liberal, Somin…

img_6754-1.jpg

Airbrush progress

I’ve been using an airbrush for a while now. My Sylvaneth tree lord is the latest attempt and finally it all gelled. I switched brushes from the Badher Rage to the Chrome, and much prefer it. Siphon cups don’t seem to hold a huge advantage and there are risks (like it falling off…). Anyway. The…

Conrad Black visits Australia

The following short story was written after I read an article in the National Review that suggested that politicians were responsible for making public servants leak sensitive information. A pitiful attempt at a smear, for some reason I immediately picture the author whinging to a traffic cop after being pulled over… “It’s not my fault…

You am I

For a very short while I thought about writing in to respond specifically to an article I read in The Daily Telegraph. About five seconds in I abandoned the idea – it’s not a venue for sharing ideas, more an echo chamber for poorly thought through social positions. What follows is an example. You could…

Monkey attack leads to use of tanks

At least 16 people died and 50 were wounded in Libya in four days of clashes between rival factions in the southern city of Sabha…according to residents and local reports, the latest bout of violence erupted between two tribes after an incident in which a monkey that belonged to a shopkeeper from the Gaddadfa tribe…

act_champ_header

ACT Pinball Championship 2016 – This weekend!

The second ACT Pinball Championship is on this weekend. Last year went down very well with a good crowd and visitors from interstate. This year it’s on 20 August 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm, and on Sunday 21 August 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Exhibition Park. The lineup includes an ACDC Lucy, Tron LE, a Ghostbusters…

sigmar_title

The Age of Sigmar

A long time ago battles raged access large swathes of fantasy land. Great armies rose and fell. High technology and magic were used to unleash devastation. As a kid, Warhammer was a bit complicated to play. I did however so a lot of painting of the miniatures. My key army was Eldar, space elves of the…

image

The Hobbit pinball

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend an “unboxing party” for a shiny new The Hobbit pinball machine. Limited edition no less! This is Jersey Jack’s second entry into the scene, with Wizard of Oz preceding it. I’m a huge fan of Woz.. If there’s a lineup that includes it, I will pick it…

Linkums for July

What’s a Tripoli? Republicans reveal extent of America’s lack of comprehension of Lybian society. “With an extra dose of irony, according to the Benghazi report, the remaining Americans were rescued not by any of the “freedom fighters” Washington had supported, but by a remnant of Qaddafi loyalists.” Chris Stevens sister (and family spokesperson) does not…

Composer notes: Chris Tilton

As a PC gamer I’ve spent plenty of time listening to Chris Tilton’s music but missed out on his earlier work because the games were released on the PS2 and Xbox. Black (2006) had a significant following but as a PC gamer I never played it. As an action driven FPS it was no surprise to see…

Philips hue update

The new Philips Hue app is just what was required. There are some key differences that make it easier to use that were maybe a bit overdue. When I first got the kit I did make note that the colour picking method was difficult because of the size of the drop pins and that you…

image

Nice haboobs

I wasn’t sure if it was worth the effort to post about the hubbub that is the haboob. But after realising that it sounded funny I had no choice. Some Texans are upset that their weather bureau used the term “haboob” to describe an incoming dust storm. The term has been around for quite some…