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Monthly Archives: January 2009
I knew it had to come one day. Behold, the ultra-widescreen TV! What’s next, super-mega-ultra-widescreen?
Joshua Gans praises the iTunes App Store model, and it inspired me to do the same. I’m with Mr Gans – never before have I bought so much software. The low cost and ease of use means games and whatnot … Continue reading
This makes me mad. How dare Bush Jr bestow an honour originally meant for war heroes and now only supposed to reward “exceptional meritorious service” – and awarded to such luminaries as Nancy Wake, Pope John Paul II, Mandela, Galbraith, … Continue reading
Reading the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, as usual I browsed the letters to the editor. At the top of the page was one from Stephen Asprey of St Ives, bemoaning changes from the good ol’ days. He hit on the … Continue reading
Today I thought a game or two of Street Fighter IV after work would be a nice way to dispel the gloom that eventually accumulates when I review other people’s work for too long. I’ve played Street Fighter since it … Continue reading
The etymology of ‘tax’ is interesting. It derives from the Latin taxare, meaning ‘evaluate’ or ‘assess’, but also ‘handle’ because of its relation to tangere, meaning ‘to touch’ (from which we get ‘tangible’, and ‘tangent’ – a line that just … Continue reading