Monthly Archives: September 2010

Analysing conservative reactions to losing elections

Nothing says “bad sports” like conservative politicians losing elections. They’re not only bad winners, but they’re also terribly, terribly bad losers. Here’s the way conservatives work: If they win by 1 seat, or 1 tenth of a vote, they have a “clear and firm mandate from the public” to implement whatever scheme they talked about… Read More »

Music from the Universe

Stargate Universe, that is. For many Stargate fans, Universe was an interesting conundrum. It was like it was trying to be part Stargate, part BSG, and not quite sure how big each part was. (I likewise saw similarities with Star Trek Voyager, albeit without the power buns and magically self-repairing ship, but I’ve long since… Read More »

Things I learn from search results leading to my blog

Here’s a few common search terms that lead people to this blog: “trundle hd solution” – sorry folks, I can’t help you there. I like it, but I’m not recording my journey through the game. “bards tale iPad” – I share your desire; I loved Bards Tale III, and I’d love to see it on… Read More »

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

Posted on the “Life. Then Strategy” Facebook group today was a link to a fantastic article, “Top Five Regrets of the Dying“, written by someone who worked in palliative care for years. One of the opening paragraphs is incredibly powerful: People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never… Read More »

iTunes Annoyance

I was really, really hoping that iTunes 10 might have solved a long-running bug in my user experience, but alas it remains just as annoying as ever whenever I go to update apps. The scenario is: Check for updates to apps. When told there are updates available, go and view them. Click to download all… Read More »

Politics and Independents

Almost two weeks ago now, Australia went to the polls for our federal election, and it would appear that the overwhelming consensus from the Australian population was “meh”. With 76 seats required for victory in the lower house of parliament, neither of the main parties (Labor or the Liberal/National coalition) managed to secure enough seats… Read More »