Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2010«

Fuck China

December 26, 2010


China has been the cool new kid of the business and political world for the last couple of years. Its economy has been developing at a rate of knots (finally) which means it’s spending a whole lot of money that everyone else in the world would like a piece of. So everyone has been super […]

Friday News Picks

December 24, 2010


It’s a bumper issue this week—my contribution to your holiday reading and relaxing. Writers in prison: when having an opinion becomes a crime. A study on Echinacea says it doesn’t help common colds. I thought it was for infections? This cracked me up and taught me a few things too: 5 Ridiculous Things You Probably […]

Grammar Geek: Twitter Verbs

December 21, 2010


Or: why we need both ‘to tweet’ and ‘to twitter’ There’s been some discussion among grammar/web geeks about correct terminology around social media platform of the hour Twitter. Here’s my weigh-in/explanation for anyone who cares. When you’re tweeting, you’re posting a tweet via a Twitter account. When you’re twittering, you could be doing anything at all […]

Friday News Picks

December 17, 2010


An explanation of life for someone who is trying to seek refuge with their fellow humans who we insist on calling queue jumpers and terrorists. Something that I wish didn’t have to be explained but that our major newspapers, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, Sixty Minutes, the Today Show and Sunrise, plus almost all talk back radio make it necessary to […]

This sums up my philosophy of life

December 16, 2010


Courtesy of via Rowley.

Seriously, who does that?

December 14, 2010


A few years ago, I wrote a story that ended up being called Dragon Dust. I thought of the ending first, as I often do, then filled in the beginning and middle later. The idea came suddenly and was written quickly. I don’t often do that. It was set in an imaginary world, nothing too […]

A Wikileaks Reader

December 13, 2010


Wikileaks has been all over the news so I thought I’d get in on the action. Here’s a collection of links to articles and posts and sites that, I think, each add a layer to the whole issue. On New Matilda today, Ben Eltham writes about what Wikileaks reveals about the state of the world’s democracies, […]