Category Archives: The common man

The human side of Mr Speaker

Wave rooting, Part II: Morning of terror

It seems like less of a good idea now. It’s 8.30am in a tent on a football oval, 6km from Dorkbot Central. I sport a chipper hangover, compounded by a brawny and ominous (though, thankfully fairly rain-free) thunderstorm. Emerging from the tent, I spy my mode-of-transport with a small slice of contempt. I quite like […]

Wave rooting, Part III: WävRüta

After such an epic journey, it was going to have to be a pretty impressive 8bit, lo-fi, noisy, multi-mode digital audio FX unit and signal generator we’d be building. And with such a description, how could it not be? Impressive, that is. It couldn’t not be, that’s the answer to that rhetorical question – and […]

Oi, Sharkie…

What’s your email address Sharkie?! Far out….

My Life – In Computer Years

Nothing like a major milestone to throw you into a whirl of nostalgic self-reflection. Today I’m 30. 30 years old. Here is a very nerdy retrospective of the computers that made up my life…

Technical Difficulties and Brain Surgery

Sorry about the wierdness around here folks… I’ve been away for a spot of brain surgery. The craniotomy so far has not given me any of the special gifts promised by trepanning. I’ll keep a third eye on it though. In other Mr Speaker news, while I was gone my hosting provider (smartyhost) decided to […]

Happy 51th Post!

Happy 51th Post

Beer o’clock. Beer o’clock.

A handy tool for tracking the time ’till that sweet, sweet end-of-week beer: Beer o’clock – the firefox extension

Playing with food

Nutrigrain E.T, and Statle and Waldorf wasabi-peas. What more could you want for your birthday?

The Old Lady and the handdrier machine

The old lady and the magpies Google may have noticed that I recently deleted a whole swag of posts from this blog. The posts were all titled “The old woman at the bus stop who I cycle past everyday said:” and the body of the posts contained a (usually one sentance) transcript of what the […]