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Quick random thoughts

The Herald Sun paywall launched in March, and offered free 2-month passes. Any word on what’s happened now those have run out?

Strange dream: Woke up with the most enormous sideburns. Struggled to get them removed before having to go to work.

Another dream: Was invited to a very elaborate dinner party at Alan Kohler’s place, which in the dream was in Carnegie around the corner from where I used to live.

Another dream: Woke up to find the kids had re-arranged their bedroom. TARDIS-like, they’d managed to fit furniture into the room that in real life wouldn’t fit in there.

QR-codes in emails now? Really? What use would this be apart from on printouts? And shouldn’t we be discouraging printouts?

I felt like I was being a bandwagon jumper for buying a Beastie Boys the week after Adam Yauch passed-away. I even looked around and found something else I wanted to buy, to try and diffuse the judgement of the JB Hifi checkout person. Oh dear. In retrospect it’s a little like slipping a dirty magazine in between a bunch of nerd mags at the newsagent.

Perhaps the preface for everything on Twitter (indeed everything online) should be: “You may choose to disagree, but my hypothesis is this:”

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.

4 replies on “Quick random thoughts”

LOL at the sideburns dream Daniel. That is just brilliant.

The Beastie Boys purchase was a good thing, bandwagon or not. They are a talented group of individuals and Yauch was an activist for many honourable causes. Even if you never listen to it again, you’ve put some money in the pockets of artists that deserve it, and the estate of a man that has sadly left behind a wife and daughter.

His passing was the first celebratory death that actually left me feeling a bit torn up.

My 2-month free pass ran out (finally) after about three months or so, and now I just read the articles that are free. I don’t want to pay for an online version of a newspaper – I’d rather pay for the printed version.

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