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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Phone

There was a time when I didn’t care for mobile phones. I was one of the last amongst my group of friends to get one, and I didn’t do so until it was absolutely necessary. My first phone was a hand-me-down from my sister who is 4 years my junior, which shows just how long […]

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Free as in Books

As I’ve previously mentioned, my recent purchase of an Eee PC has resulted in an increase to the number of eBooks that I’ve been reading. This horrible new addiction has lead to a general shortage of reading material that comes in the format I need. Here in Australia we’re a tad behind the times, so […]

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(Browser) Window Shopping

I love buying PC games on Steam, so much so that I haven’t bought a physical copy of a PC game since Battlefield 2 came out. However, I still prefer to purchase DVDs, CDs and books from brick and mortar stores. Why the discrepancy? It’s simple: I can still enjoy shopping for DVDs, CDs and […]

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Hold Me Closer, Tiny Laptop

After moving jobs at the beginning of February this year I found myself in an interesting situation. For the first time in several years I was without a laptop. What was I to do? I had an old 14 Inch 1Ghz iBook G4 sitting at home that would need some serious TLC. It would need […]

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Historical Tomes

It recently occurred to me that I have a rather large collection of technical books. A few years back I acquired the cast-offs of numerous university lecturers who had moved on to bigger and better things (apparently functional programming and early OO research were no longer impressive points of discussion for dinner parties and barbeques), […]

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