Category Archives: Rants

Australian catch-up TV resources

Apparently there is a move away from so called ‘appointment viewing’ where we patiently wait for our favourite TV shows to come on in their designated timeslot, to ‘convenience viewing’ where we simply stream TV shows to our screens whenever and wherever we want to watch television shows. Now that I have sufficient bandwidth, I am rapidly becoming hooked on convenience viewing. Not only have we streamed rented movies from iTunes and BigPond Movies,more »

Yoda’s wisdom

When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not. Wars not make one great. Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. You must unlearn what you have learned. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try. Luminous begins are we … not this crude matter. That is the way of things … the way of the Force. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment,more »

How many toys do men need?

The only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys. So how many expensive toys should a man have? Expressed as an equation, men should — and in fact need — N + 1 expensive toys, where N is the number of toys that they currently own. Too many toys is never enough!

Pigs do fly! – the swine flew …

It seems that my family has finally succumbed to the swine flu. With one child in school and the other in child care, it was only a matter of time. While my various members of my family have been sick at different times during the last two weeks, we only pieced it all together this week. On Monday there was a notice on the child care centre door that one of the children had testedmore »

Tao of the blog

I like to refer to myself as a Taoist, in much the same way that many people call themselves Christians but do not go to church. I am a believer, but not a practicer … yet. I have been saying for many years that Taoism sits with me comfortably (from what I know if it!) and it is something that I would like to explore further. I think that time is here. My currentmore »

Fly swat physics

I never thought I would have a rant about fly swats, but here goes. 😉 Me? Procrastinating from doing other things? Never! Recently our fly swat had been swatted a few too many times and was beginning to break. After many successful swats, I was in danger of my swatter falling to bits. This, of course, is an essential item in any Australian household. I checked in Coles, but it seems they nomore »

Toolooa class of 1988

I was toying with the idea of organising a Toolooa State High School class of 1988 gathering (I didn’t want to call it a 20-year school reunion) last year. However, events overcame me — my employee who I had assigned the task to was poached; and I got too busy to organise the event myself. So apologies to those people who expressed an interest in getting together. I also pulled down the Toolooa Classmore »