Category Archives: Life

This is my own life, in which I hold a masters degree.

Free Admission

Yep: I’m willing to admit that I’m making the change from Netscape4 to IE4 for my daily browsing. It wasn’t an easy decision, but the factors that swung it for me are that IE4 is definitely faster (albeit once it has your system by the neck), and the ability for you to organise your Favouries a lot easier and quicker. (For example, if you’re an IE4 User, you can drag BONWAG Links directly into your favouries window: it’s about 2k away in Netscape to do the same thing!). I feel dirty, but I have a job to do.

Political Comment #1

It’s a shame that we don’t show the same respect for politicians while they are in office that we did when we first elected them there. In some cases, they do turn out to be duds once they’re in the job, but mostly, they’re all considered scum from the moment they take their first paycheck from our taxes. What posessed us to vote for them at all? Surely some voter had confidence in their abilities at some time?

The Baggage We Carry

I used to believe that stories of luggage going astray in air travel was an urban myth held aloft solely on the hot air of american comedians. Personal experience has enlightened me: personally having been deprived of luggage for the FIRST WEEK of a say in England, and with Ainslie (my wife) having hers go amiss during a changeover flight Perth->Armidale NSW, I stand corrected. My prediction is that soon, luggage will come with Global Positioning Sattelite equipment as standard.

Mourning Constiutional

Let’s pretend that I am a great leader. My people are muttering about changing some of the rules I have to follow in leading my country. I don’t agree that that’s what has to happen, but I have to *appear* to be doing the right thing. What’s the best way of making sure I put myself in a win-win situation?
I set up a convention to discuss the new ideas. I tell the people that they’ll need to put up a good case FOR change if I’m going to accept it. THEN, just to make life even harder, I make sure that a good proportion of the people in the convention don’t want change either, so that they, like me, don’t want to see any constructive ideas come from the convention either.
Am I clever or what?

Millennium Impact: Part II

I was born in the seventies, a child of the eighties, entrenched in the nineties. What happens post-Millennium? Is it the age of the noughties?
“A man doesn’t have any real wisdom until he thinks about indigestion before he eats instead of afterwards.”

Whither The Weather?

Weather reports at the end of TV news are mostly a waste of time. Why spend 5 minutes telling me about atmospheric conditions when all I want to know is whether I have to dress dry or wet and hot or cold. At best it’s a good guess anyway. Now: when they have a weather machine to CAUSE the weather rather than predict it, I’ll be the first on their TV Phone Poll which asks the question “what should the weather be like tomorrow?”. I’d like that.