PAX AUS 2013

I needed to let my brain recover before I posted anything PAX related. I’ve been home a few days now but the memories are still fresh, and they’re all good ones. When I first heard that the Penny Arcade Expo was coming to Australia I was surprised and happy. That probably sums up the feelings…

Top 100


Well, ABC Classic FM has been running their equivalent of Triple J’s Hottest 100. It’s more exciting than the Hottest 100 (these days), I’d say. They’ve never pretended that this would be an exhaustive list and even a quick glance over the list of 100 presents a challenge, albeit an entertaining one. If Vangelis’ Bladerunner…

Tomorrow’s Harvest

It took quite some time. But we have it now.

The Other Drone Zone

I saw a video of the Parrot AR 2.0 drone half a year ago or so and thought it looked like a lot of fun. Up until this point I’d been a $35 indoors RC helicopter kind of pilot. You know, weak IR, line of sight that kind of thing. I’d experimented a few times…

The Masters

Australia is representing well at this year’s US Masters challenge at Augusta. It’s been on pretty early in the morning, so I’ve missed most of the live coverage although I caught the last three holes of round two this morning.  The rest of the tournament I’ve been following through which, golf content aside, is…

Stumpy’s Plight

Returning from work one evening I pulled into the driveway and saw a possum sitting in the middle. Literally caught in the headlights, he looked in terror and then turned around and started to hop away. But his top speed was snail pace, because missing is his back right leg and all of his tail….

Welcome back

I’ve been meaning to do something about the look n feel of this place for a while now. In my head I’ve known pretty much what I wanted but of course things are always easier in your head… I stumbled across this template after doing a bit of a search and found it refreshing. Even…

The Baker’s Dozen

New goal: 13 loaves of bread from the River Cottage Bread Book. I’ve seen how easily it can be done, now it’s just about practice. Water, yeast, salt and flower for the win!

" They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap. "Lewis Carroll

good grief, more purchases

I try to keep my collecting habit fairly restrained. My recent decision to collect a set of Peanuts badges (or ‘pins’, as the Yanks call them) for a few reasons. Firstly they looked cool. I’ve always liked badges and have a few interesting ones. Secondly they are small – collecting takes up space, so you’ve…

Mission to Cars

I’d been paining over buying a car for a while. Working where I do means public transport wasn’t an option and it’s too far/dangerous to ride. Since dad had retired I’d basically just been using his X-Trail, since it was free the majority of the time. But when it came to purchasing my own car,…

thomas was alone

Following the micro-blog kind of theme this place is following these days, here’s a trailer for an entertaining game that is worth the $10.   You can buy it (PC & Mac versions come in the same purchase) from the official site here.