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Where’s my phone? (New levels of dopiness)

Need to leave. Where’s my phone? Not on the counter. Not on my bedside table. Not on the desk. Not on the kitchen table. Not on the dresser. Not on the couch. Look again in all those places. Not found. Really need to go. Reach for home phone. Dial mobile number. It rings. It’s in  ... [More]

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It’s Turbo Chicken!

(from the same day as this pic)

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Maribyrnong’s underwater park: an update

Do you remember the pics of the brand new Maribyrnong playground from a couple of weeks ago, showing severe drainage problems? On Saturday night there was heavy rain in the area, but evidently the City of Maribyrnong’s drainage experts have been busy, because on Sunday morning the park was almost dry — and certainly not  ... [More]

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The prepaid phone saga

A while back I gave eldest son my old (but quite capable) mobile phone, and got him a SIM card that looked to be a reasonable cheap basic prepaid phone service: Woolworths Everyday Mobile. This worked fine until early October when the phone stopped working. Or to be precise, the SIM stopped working. We tried  ... [More]

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Video: Talking to the chickens

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Online vs Retail

Another online vs retail comparison. Component cables for a Nintendo Wii, so I could plug it into the new TV. Nintendo official product: $47.99 (JB Hifi and others). Around $41.00 online, from an Australian online seller. Futuretronics clone product: $29.94 (Dick Smith). Dick Smith also had the cables included in a “Wii Starter Kit” with  ... [More]

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Over the holidays

Over the holidays, I became a bikie: … discovered the truth about Roger Ramjet: … and took a ride in a harvester:

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Server admin again

Fiddling with the server. Hold your thoughts until Iā€™m done and I re-open comments. 3pm. Move done, re-delegating. (When you see this, it’s reached you.)