Month: June 2009

  • The Thriller

    If there was one bit of news I didn’t expect to wake up to yesterday, it was that Michael Jackson had died. At first, I heard that “reports out of the US” were saying he died, or was in a coma. I didn’t want to believe it, but over the next half hour, the news […]

  • Fallen Princesses

    Fallen Princesses is a series of images imagining Disney’s Princesses post-“Happily ever after”. Some great juxtapositions, especially Belle of Beauty and the Beast.

  • Can’t talk

    It’s amazing how a sense of an unspoken privacy policy holds you back. You can’t blog about work, because that’s naturally privileged information, but then when you’re unemployed and looking for work, you can’t talk about the interviews you’re taking because that too isn’t something you want to broadcast. Rock and a hard place. I’ve […]

  • How to set the default language in Mac OSX or Pages to be Australian or British English

    How hard is it to find this somewhere straight-forward on the net? Very hard evidently, because how many people come here. Edit: now updated for Yosemite. Older version below. Step 1: Open Language & Region: Step 2: Go to the language list and click +: Step 3: Select the language desired – in this case […]

  • Andy Ihnatko on Google Wave

    In case you haven’t heard of Google Wave, or haven’t had the time to watch the video and realise how it really will change just about everything to do with the internet, Andy Ihnatko has written his take on it, and it pretty much lines up with mine – this is genuinely new, and if […]

  • Time Travel for relationships

    “So, you’re in love with one of your friends, but she has a boyfriend and probably wouldn’t have sex with you anyway.” Step Seven: When she enters the room pretend to be unconscious. Allow her to turn you over and try to wake you for a few seconds before you open your eyes. The injuries […]