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  • Yawning at the press gallery

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    I didn’t read, listen to or watch a thing over the weekend about the oh so crucial Labor caucus that was supposedly set to challenge Gillard seriously on her fitness to lead the party etc etc etc etc. It all smelled of such desperate hype, recycled hype at that.

  • Have just discovered a thing full of puppies

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    All you North Americans who already know about this can look smug now. Puppy Bowl VIII. And Animal Planet isn’t showing it here in Oz! Not Fair!

  • Quicklink: One’s A Crowd

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    The mere thought of living alone once sparked anxiety, dread and visions of loneliness. But those images are dated. Now the most privileged people on earth use their resources to separate from one another, to buy privacy and personal space. Indeed, living alone seems to encourage more, not less, social interaction.

  • Sunday Singalong: Pussy Riot

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    So, I did have somebody else lined up for the Sunday artsy fartsy post this weekend but jumping right to the front of the queue is my newly discovered find, Pussy Riot. Russian, feminist, punk riot band with anti-Putin lyrics…. Read More ›

  • Weekend Womenscraft: baking for AdaCamp

    The Ada Initiative, a group promoting women in open source and open culture, had their first AdaCamp in early January. In order to save some money, and because I like food to be inclusive for everyone, Brianna and I volunteered to do all the baking ourselves.

  • Book Review: The Service of Clouds by Delia Falconer

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    Book Review of The Service of Clouds #AWWC2012

  • Gratuitous Tim Minchin blogging: Not Perfect

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    Because I went to see his show in Sydney last night, and it was hugely enjoyable, and he sang this song which I’d temporarily forgotten about, and it’s just lovely.

  • Pinkwashing cancer – Pink Ribbons, Inc. asks who’s benefiting most?

    The poster for a documentary on how a devastating disease became a shiny pink marketing dream.

    Pink cancer marketing globally diverts generous people’s donations away from the organisations doing most of the work towards organisations who are just better at marketing – the filmmakers determined only 15% of monies raised in North America go to research prevention, and 5% to research environmental causes of breast cancer. Does this sound like the best use of donors’ money? And what about all the non-pinkified cancers?

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Fleeced – short book review

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    Book review – Fleeced. AWWC2012