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Possum showdown. Shit's getting' real

April 7, 2015 - 10:22 -- Admin

"Let's say a guy had a possum problem. Hypothetically speaking, you understand. And let's say that our guy was in the market for another guy to take care of his possum problem. How would our guy go about securing the services of this other guy who would have, let's say, just hypothetically, a certain moral flexibility on and around the question of dealing with said possum?"

Netflix ahoy

March 24, 2015 - 15:27 -- Admin

I had my usual run at Blunty this morning, but didn't link to it here because it was just more bitching about climate change destroying my appliances.

When I opened my email this morning, however, there was an exciting message from Netflix, that their local operation was now underway. I did something I don't often do. Went home and wrote a whole new column, for free, just because I wanted to have my two cents worth:

Your work, their profit

March 24, 2015 - 08:32 -- Admin

I've seen a few younger writers I follow publishing at of late. I have an account at Medium and occasionally throw something up there, just as an experiment. But I always republish those entries here. Why? Because Medium, for all its beauty and design-forward aesthetic is possessed of that strange new fangled feudal ethic which treats its content providers as serfs. This is why I worry when I see young writers putting some of their best work up there.

3 for 3

March 23, 2015 - 07:30 -- Admin

So, that storm that blew through on Saturday afternoon? Yeah. Lightning strikes like bolts of plasma canon fire, all over the suburb. Destroyed a lot of telecoms infrastructure. And probably my modem. Again. We won't know for a few days because both Telstra and Optus are out.