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Sense8: Renewed and Reviewed

August 10, 2015 - 12:19 -- Admin

Netflix has renewed Sense8 for a second season, and this is a great thing. S1 encompassed a comprehensive origin story with a satisfying climax and denouement, but as with all great stories peopled with interesting characters, it left me wanting to know What Happened Next.

The Lazy Dog Roll

August 8, 2015 - 07:28 -- Admin

My irregular commute, a morning run across the city just ahead of peak hour, takes me within striking distance of The Brown Dog Cafe in the back streets of the Gabba.

But I just bought new running shoes…

August 7, 2015 - 15:01 -- Admin

Really expensive new running shoes. But when were they ever cheap?

Actually, I have a history of buying the cheapest running shoes I can find. Not the worst ones, usually just the ugliest most unsaleable items from the back of the sports store. They might have started out at two or $300, but I generally refuse to pay more than fifty.

A fistful of awesome

August 5, 2015 - 20:09 -- Admin

I had a gig up in Maleny last week, about an hour on stage to discuss writing books and magazine articles and columns and so on. I went up with Andrew McMillan, who some of you might remember from the extract of his book about drugs and the music industry. There's a podcast of the evening is available here for anybody who is interested.

Apple Music is complex, opaque, inconsistent and buggy. But I don't hate it

August 4, 2015 - 14:17 -- Admin

I'm feeling left out. Apple Music hasn't deleted any of my songs or albums, and the only duplicates I can find in my library were already there – created by an app called Boom. (It's a great audio app which does something to your sound files to make the crappy little speakers on your laptop, or even your desktop, sound way more awesome. Unfortunately it creates amplified copies of the songs to do this. Hence the duplicates all the way through my library).