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.
[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #177]
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.
[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #176]
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.
[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #175]
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.
[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #174]
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.
[This content was originally posted to Google Buzz, #173]