Archive for the 'Personal' Category

10 years of advertising…

Friday, August 6th, 2010

After 10 years of ignoring them, I’ve finally earned the right to remove advertising from my slashdot page: Whilst it’s a low-cost move (particularly as they can presumably make that offer based on me having clicked maybe 1 ad in 10 years), it’s an interesting way of building community… I wonder what the difference would […]

Coworking Melbourne

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I will be spending the coming weeks updating Coworking Melbourne to reflect my thoughts on vital aspects of this new and exciting community working exercise. Check out the twitter feed, blog and FaceBook page.


Monday, November 10th, 2008

Yes, I am addicted to Scrabble. It seems I’m not the only one: Gotta love XKCD… except this particular comic bugs me. A veteran scrabble (tm, c, r, wheres-my-capital-letter get-lost-and-die-under-a-torrent-of-lawyers-scrabulous all-rights-reserved-hasbro) player would never play OSTRICH for a mere 13 points, not even making a second word and destroying the beautiful bingo-potential set of {O, […]

Seasons Greetings!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

It’s a while since I posted on this blog, quite possibly because I’m too busy with my new company and reading much better or funnier blogs. Oh well, in the spirit of the Festive Season, I thought I’d share a few gems from the last year of RSS: Great post on today’s generation that echoes […]

The Internet is a small place

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007


A Global Obligation

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Dear all, By now some of you will have heard my talk about my latest project – A Global Obligation. Well the good news is it’s open for all (Web 2.0-compliant beta mode of course!) Please do your part for humanity and check it out. If you have any feedback or bugs, please let me […]

What’s wrong with America…

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

What’s wrong with America is exemplified by this experiment. Maybe it’s my upbringing, but if you did that here in Melbourne, there is no way it would be ignored like that. Reminds me of the Michael Moore ‘Dead guy’ (almost wrote ‘skit’) segment on The Awful Truth. Context indeed.


Friday, February 9th, 2007

Having just bought a new car, fuel economy is somewhat on my mind, as I compare that of my old Volvo 242GT with my new Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2006 manual, senze go-fast stripes. I quickly realised the majority of fuel savings would come not from a change in vehicle, but a change in driving habits. […]

New (additional) Blog!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

John Cleary and I have just launched Life With Mediocrity. You can read more about it at our About page, subscribe to our RSS or visit our homepage. Please support us in our quest to rid the world of mediocrity and incompetence.

Sex and Religion

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Well, I’ve got 2 of the 3 taboos covered, but there was probably another somewhere I’m not supposed to mention… Personally, in four years time, I’m looking forward to the Liberal Party being able to answer one simple question: “What are you FOR?” I think we have a pretty good idea what they’re against. It […]