Guiding Principle

If there’s one guiding principle that shapes my approach to life, it’s design thinking. That might sound strange coming from the managing director of a company known for creating commercial accounting software. But I actually think that people who are familiar with our product, the tech industry and contemporary business in general wouldn’t find it …

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No Looking Back

I’ve never actually been outside my home suburb, so I’m not sure how far is ‘far’. Like…is Bendigo ‘far’? I’ve heard the name mentioned a couple of times, sort of in the same way that you might talk about other far-off places like Timbuktu, or Toronto. I mean, the way everyone talks about it, Bendigo …

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The Transformer Forest

Judging by the fact that none of the electricians I’ve seen are wearing that weird rubber suit I saw on that TV Show ‘Lizards Lair’, I’m guessing the whole idea fell through. I wonder how often that happens? The Lizards pledge a load of money to some wacky invention, they give their camera interviews at …

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Bird Beef

I’ve just moved house, and it’s quickly coming to my attention that the birdlife around these parts is of a bold persuasion. Within a week, some feathery joker has decimated several of my beloved succulents, much to my dismay. I don’t even know for sure that it was a bird, but by the way the …

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Solving glass problems

First day in Melbourne: awesome. I wasn’t sure what to think since this isn’t the city of beaches or bridges, and I know today has been…unusual, but if they all turn out like this, I think this is gonna end up suiting me just fine. Not a good start: I was shown my room on …

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Steel, Pure Art

I’m all for signing this petition to bring back ‘Real Steel’, because it’s so, SO boring and I appreciate that. I used to just have it on in the background while I was doing household tasks, and I could seriously look away from the screen for minutes at a time, look back and nothing had …

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When Darkness Falls

Ah, I remember the very first time I summoned a demonic entity in House of Dark Windows III – classic game, that. It was just a starter character; my team wouldn’t let me summon anything with more than six limbs and two rows of teeth, and it absolutely could not have the ability to breathe …

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The Parade Again

Well, I suppose that year went better than last. This time there were actual car mechanics Preston parade-goers could rely on for making sure that all the cars actually WORKED… unlike last time. Well, all the cars that were supposed to be acting as reindeer, that is. So the parade made it to the end …

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Freeze Fight!

Fascinating discussion tonight at the Futurist Club, as the speculated about water fights. It seemed appropriate with how hot things have been lately. Basically, what I’m thinking is that it’s going to get so hot in the future, what with global warming and such on the rise. The simultaneous eruption of every volcano in the …

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