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    Imagined worlds: Out of the corner of your eye

    Tonight I watched Miyazaki's Laputa, a Studio Ghibli animated movie about the adventures of a young girl and boy and their quest to find a flying city. Miyazaki's plots are so wonderfully and wierdly different to anything else on the screen, but what I love most are his fantastical cityscapes and industrial depictions. I would […]


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    The Christmas quiet

    The guests have gone home, the dishes are done. Outside, the only sound is of a jet aircraft high above and the evening squawks of cockatoos. The streets and houses are silent. Gone is the constant background hum of traffic. I love it. Sydney is so rarely quiet. This silence is the best gift of […]


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    Merry Christmas and woof!

    It's the wee hours of Christmas, but I haven't spotted Santa yet. We've been busy cleaning up the house in preparation for Christmas lunch with our siblings. Apart from one moment where he escaped and raced around the street our dog Kita has been a wonderful companion these past few days.  Unfortunately, many pets aren't […]


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    Stickiness

    I loathe this humid weather. Not only does the body feel sticky but so does the brain. Clear thought is not possible in this air. I preferred the rain. Last Friday I was driving into the centre of the city with a colleague and we couldn't see out of the front windscreen due to the […]


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    Eee vs Muramasa

    The other day I took a look at the much hyped Asus Eee 4G, recently released in Australia through Myer. I was interested in how well it compared to my Sharp Muramasa CV50F mini-notebook PC (more information). I bought the Muramasa second hand in Japan and it's now out of production. However, it's proved to […]


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    Scattered mail

    Bit angry tonight. Came back home to find some of our mail scattered on the ground for the second night in a row. It looks like somebody is messing with out letterbox. Identity or cash thieves? The same idiot young guys who throw their rubbish all over the street and our garden? It's a violation […]