Clothes Food'n'drink Geek


Went out to lunch with some colleagues, to some little place off Collins Street. Honey chicken, mixed vegetables and fried rice. And an orange juice. $8.90. Gave $20 to the girl, and she came back with change totalling $19.10. Something obviously went wrong there. Gave her a $5 note back, before realising later that I should have given her another $3.

At least unlike last time eating there, I managed to avoid getting pasta sauce on my tie, which set me back $6.50 at the dry-cleaners. Which seems like a lot. But what was I going to do — chuck out an otherwise good $45 luvverly silk tie? Ties may be the most useless piece of clothing ever invented for the male of the species, but they are decorative.

I’ve had a bunch of money sitting in my PayPal account for the past year or two, left over from eBay auctions. Rather than let it rot there, I’ve given it to WordPress instead. For a bunch of guys writing free software, they’re doing a great job, and the software has certainly made my life easier.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

One reply on “Micropayments”

Don’t forget that useless piece of clothe that gets shoved into a blazer’s pocket. You know the one were ou’re supposed to have three points sticking out of the blazer pocket. What good is that for???

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