Photo from GetUp! Here’s the text of the e-mail I just sent to my MP: I just wish to offer my support for the Labor government’s decision to take the hugely symbolic and just action of apologising on behalf of… Read More ›
Month: January 2008
Greenwashing: dodgy green claims
CHOICE, the consumer activist group1, have a longstanding campaign targeting misleading “green claims” in advertising. Photo by Daveybot Organisations may mislead consumers by promoting themselves and their products as ‘eco-friendly’, ‘green’, ‘sustainable’ or ‘environmentally friendly’ and so on, when in… Read More ›
Gestation Anxiety: the othering of intentional single motherhood
“Maverick Mother” is playing on SBS tomorrow, Friday February 1, at 10 pm. (on XY Doc).  “Brave stuff”. “Controversial”. ABC’s Life Matters has this to say about Janet Merewether’s autodocumentary, “Maverick Mother”. Did Merewether climb Mt Everest? Take her… Read More ›
Neale Fong and Jim McGinty: the plot thickens.
Ah, Western Australian politics. Such a festering sewer. I wrote last week about Neale Fong, overpaid Health Department bigwig, being forced to resign. The trigger was the Crime and Corruption Commission report recommending disciplinary action and possible prosecution – after… Read More ›
Oh, we hatessss them
15 Design Decisions That Annoy Readers addresses one of my pet peeves. Snap Shots allow a reader to view a website’s design by simply hovering over a link. The feature is annoying for several reasons: Readers have no choice in… Read More ›
The closer you are to my rear bumper, the slower I go. This is not done merely to annoy you (that’s just a bonus). This is a safety issue. See, if you are right on my tail, and if I… Read More ›
Thoughts from a SAHD
On how differently he is treated when he’s doing exactly the same job as any full-time mum, and nothing more than women have done forever. Treating us much the same will be real equality. And it will be much harder… Read More ›
Taken in Hand: Sculpture in the Hills
We all know about the penis-spire on the cover art of the Little Mermaid. (Snopes claims that any resemblance to any phallus, living or dead, is purely accidental.) Little did I know that Perth has its very own life sculpture… Read More ›
More maths fun
It’s no Gomboc, but the boy produced this earlier today using a maths renderer. The function is f(x,y) = (πx3)×y He also thinks you all should know about Acid2, which test your browser to see if it is latest-standards compliant.
Watching The Lord of The Rings. All of them.