Are you paying for the bottle or the contents?

I haven’t done a post for quite a while, I’ve been busy working on version 3 of my writing application Quoll Writer. I haven’t come up for air lately. Recently I found myself in Priceline, a pharmacy come “everything else that a supermarket doesn’t sell” type of shop in Australia that brands itself as a…

Is it really that difficult?

I haven’t posted for a while. I’ve been investigating whether I should return to University to study Law. It’s a subject I’ve been interested in since childhood and recently I’ve decided I really don’t want to be a “writer” but I do want to write. That is, I don’t want a career as a writer…

No Company X, I do not want a relationship with you

A nice man from Hitman, the pest control people, came around to my house today.  He was very friendly and gave me a great tip on how I can stop my legs from getting cut up when I use the whipper snipper in the garden, his advice get some shin pads.  It was a genuinely…

Modern medicine, the human races’ most amazing invention yet

I’ve recently been suffering from a bad cough, a cough so bad I would wake up in the middle of the night and hack uncontrollably for nearly an hour.  I went to the Doctor and was prescribed three different drugs, prescription strength Demazin to dry out my sinuses, Ventolin so my passages would open and…

We are living in The Matrix… but in a good way

As a teen I loved the first Matrix film (the sequels not so much).  Science fiction Kung-fu?  It was a teenage nerds dream.  I still love the film and the iconic line “I know Kung-fu” was so powerful at the time.  What if we lived in a world where we can find out anything, learn…

Two aspects of human behaviour that I find fascinating

We often forget it but, as a species, the human race is amazing.  We are so inventive and creative, just look around you, at this moment you are surrounded by clever technological marvels that make your life easier or enrich it in some way. Even things we take for granted and see as mundane are…