Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smug

I was unfortunate enough to go see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in the last days of my annual leave. Before I went, I’d heard mixed reviews. There were those who argued that the introduction of a female action hero elf was the height of blasphemy against Tolkienism, and there were others that argued that… Read More »

Great Experiment: Have a break, have a Kit Kat

Introduction Somewhat tired of my “Telstra Exclusive” LG Optimus G being stuck on Android 4.1.2 for no other reason than Telstra being too lazy to release OS updates for their “exclusive” handset in Australia, I got myself a Google Nexus 5 handset over the christmas period. Apparently ordering devices on the Google Play store is… Read More »

Ruining it for everyone

One of the reasons we chose to move to Melbourne was its culture. Be it arts, comedy, food or music, Melbourne has a rich and diverse culture that offers something for everyone. Except, it seems, grumpy older people who are choosing to move from outlying suburbs into denser areas as they retire. The music industry… Read More »

The only resolution that matters

The great tradition of making New Years resolutions is matched only by the great tradition of failing to keep them for most people. That’s certainly something I’ve been guilty of myself on more than one occasion – or more to the point, where I pretty much gave up making new years resolutions some time ago.… Read More »