Must try harder to offend Chinese govt

My blog is currently not blocked by the Great Firewall of China, according to this test. How disappointing. I will be sure in future to say more subversive things about Falun Gong, Taiwan, Tibet and the Chinese government’s many, many human rights abuses. Advertisements

Adventures in TV repair

Came home the other night to find the TV on and the house unusually warm. Suspected burglary, but nothing seemed to be missing. Figured the TV had caught a random cosmic ray and switched itself on, and it puts out a fair amount of heat. Things got weirder on Sunday night. TV kept turning the…

Free to be annoying

The Federal Court ruled that the NSW Government’s ban on annoying World Youth Day pilgrims was invalid in law. Justices French, Branson and Stone, said the laws “should not be interpreted as conferring powers that are repugnant to fundamental rights and freedoms at common law in the absence of clear authority from Parliament”. It is,…

Barry Hall, motivational speaker

Barry Hall’s current suspension from the Swans may be the best thing that ever happened to him. If today’s article in the Fairfax papers is any guide, Barry has a promising future as a business motivational speaker. Titled I must be proactive to get through these confusing times, Hall’s article is a cornucopia of corp-speak…

Where is Hetty?

Hetty Johnston has been shrilly denouncing the Anglican Church and child abusers for years. Her silence on the current furore around Cardinal George Pell and sexual abuse in the Catholic church is tres mysterious.

How much user generated content can one user generate?

Things have again been a bit quiet on this blog. I must now divide my attention between this, my work blog, Facebook, Twitter and all the content I can aggregate on Google Reader. And the dozens of random links people send me on instant messenger. What troubles me is that I know plenty of people…