Good quote

H G Wells wrote in The History of Mr Polly:

"…When a man has once broken through the paper walls of everyday circumstances, those unsubstantial walls that hold so many of us securely prisoned from the cradle to the grave, he has made a discovery. If the world does not please you, you can change it. Determine to alter it at any price, and you can change it altogether."

This makes me think I did the right thing when I quit my job recently.

Wish I was an ant

Watched this ant dragging a spider carcass today and thought how amazing they are.

Aside from being able to lift things much greater than their own weight, I'm kind of envious that they have such a clear sense of purpose because I'm having a bit of an existential crisis at present.

Got pox

My kids are suffering chicken pox and it's been interesting how we've learned how their friends also had this infection recently after we got it.

Anyway, their suffering has been eased by adding half a cup of baking soda to their bath. It's cheaper than calamine lotion and a bit of soluble paracetamol has also helped.


The new Twitter interface seems so much more buggy and bandwidth intensive than the previous one. Weirdness like having to log-out to post a tweet sometimes.

I've also noticed this weird bug when someone you follow favourites and retweets, it shows that I've favourited it. Hope they fix it up soon.

Did you know?

The Daily Telegraph seem to be amazed there are women lawyers in Indonesia, judging by this story on their website today.

Ride To Work Day next week

It's Ride To Work Day on Wednesday 12 October.

I ride to work most days and reckon it's a great way to start the day. It raises my pulse rate and clears my head.

Another amazing speech

It's been great revisiting this today, made all the more poignant with the news of Jobs' death.

Jobs' life really is the stuff of legend: the loss of his company and then the triumphant return. Amazing.

How dumb are Australians?

Hope it isn't true that around half the country don't understand that using a dryer will use electricity.

Over-accessorised Apple

One of the cables above doesn't fit any computer I own.

The most maddening thing about owning an Apple computer is navigating the accessories, particularly the display cables.

They've successfully challenged the concept of built-in obsolescence with an ever-changing port for an external display and then there's a myriad of options for different monitors.

It's a waste and a disgrace and I suspect it goes some way toward paying for their expensive retail stores.

Would you believe these cables won't connect?

Crazy carp

Had a visit out to Fivebough Swamp yesterday. Dunno what the carp were doing but it was fascinating to watch the flurry of their activity.

Nice gift