NRL and AFL – shame on you for sticking up for the clubs/hotels rapacious desire to exploit problem gamblers through poker machines.
Eddie Maguire’s comment that the government’s proposal to introduce precommitment on pokies is a “footy tax” – in response to that I’m forced to use a word I studiously teach my kids not to use… and that word is STUPID.
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Had a look at Google+. I’m giving it a Google- and I’m deleting my Google+ profile.
It was all too much like going into one of those fancy department stores. I wandered around, lost and confused, didn’t see anything that interested me, then found it hard to find the exit.
Update 20 Feb 2015: Its interesting that my initial negative impression of Google Buzz got turned around and I ended up quite liking it, but my initial negative impression of Google+ never changed much.
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I discovered a new immensely useful word last night (thanks to Late Night Live) – “persiflage” which means “light teasing” or “frivolous style of treating a subject”.
Everybody does it. Now I now what it’s called.
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Windows 8 – what I’ve seen so far is leaving me underwhelmed – secretGeek does a wonderful job at comparing the 2 UI styles of Windows 8.
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How big is a family when you’re on a family holiday?
Almost universally, at any tourist attraction, accommodation or transport option, a “family” ticket means 2 adults and 2 children. I’m often tempted to say “Hello, can I have a family ticket and leave my bored and hyperactive 3rd child (who misses out on being in the “family”) to roam your gift shop unattended for the next 2 hours.
In a sad attempt to get around the definitional problem of “family”, the Scitech museum in Perth doesn’t have family tickets – they have “mini-group” tickets – still only 2 adults/2 children though.
All in all, thinking about this too much is putting a bit of a downer on our “mini-group plus additional child” holiday.
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C – for “Could do better”
- They advertise the timetables for your iPod, but you can’t get them on to your iPod/iPhone without using a computer. Um, I left my computer at home 4000km away.
- From their full website they advertise their 136213.mobi mobile site, and then give instructions on how to enter the website address into your mobiles browser! Haven’t they heard of hyperlinks?
- I finally decided to download the PDF versions of the timetable into iBooks. This worked fine except that instead of meaningful filenames like “Fremantle line” the PDF has a gibberish alphanumeric name which means that if you download more than one timetable you can’t tell which is which without opening the file.
On reflection the score is more of a D- for “Did not bother doing it right”
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Craziest moment on this trip… James dancing to “Be-bop-a-lula” in high heels in the Op Shop in Busselton.
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Kent St Bakery at Busselton, you’re now officially off the hook for WA’s worst cappuccino, having been resoundingly surpassed (underpassed?) by Janice’s Cafe Pot in Mandurah, with a copious concoction of hellishly hot bland brown fluid with the flimsiest film of foam with the far fetched price of $4.50 !!!
In a disturbing and unexpected trend on this trip the quality of coffee is in inverse proportion to the price. Is this other people’s experience?
[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #170]