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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.)

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Muckup day FAIL

It seems some students at Xavier went over-the-top in their end of school celebrations, ties used as G-strings, with one student injured, food fights on trams, jumping on cars, firecrackers let off at Balaclava Station, and all year 12 classes cancelled. (Some newspaper reports say the entire year level was suspended, but the principal was  ... [More]

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-04

BEHOLD! I AM CREATOR OF WORLDS! (for kid’s school project) # Looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s paper. # New road cash five times funding of rail http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/05/04/1209839456871.html # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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New Year’s Eve thoughts

This NYE, I’m not out and about. So instead, amidst the chaos and heat of today, here are some random thoughts (including some attempted ideas for blog posts during the year that never got past embryo stage). I’ve seen two Dymocks bags disintegrate after being kept for a few months. It’s great that they biodegrade  ... [More]

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Ex

Manchester Lane, four years later. She looked about the same. Some bloke on her arm. Both smiling. Don’t know if she noticed me noticing her as we passed. Didn’t say anything, just kept walking. Glad she seems happy. Me too. PS. It was an ex, not the ex.

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