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Scooter tips

July 25, 2022 - 07:26 -- Admin

We’ve been thinking about getting an electric scooter for the house. Mostly for Thomas to zip up and down the hill for work, but I could imagine using it for a quick run to the shops that didn’t justify burning fossil fuels.

There’s a bit to consider, and this guy covers most of it.

Canberra cancelled

July 21, 2022 - 08:33 -- Admin

I was supposed to be in Canberra for a gig in early August, but the organisers called me yesterday to say that everyone had Covid so they’d like to push it back until next year.

Fair enough. I’d agreed to travel down there before the current wave and wasn’t feeling good about it anymore.

Lesson learned though. Only book refundable flights. (Luckily I did).

Compulsory early mark.

July 20, 2022 - 15:17 -- Admin

I had big plans for today until a migraine ambushed me. A weird one too. Not so much pain, but a lot of confuzzlement. It goes that way sometimes. They just scramble your eggs.

I managed to edit a chapter of The Forever Dead to put up on Patreon, but I reckon that might do me for the day. I’m probably better served by taking it easy.

Eric Flint 1947-2022

July 18, 2022 - 17:53 -- Admin

I just heard news that Eric Flint has died. This is very sad. Flint was a great writer and a generous soul. The creator of the 1630s alternate history series, he was one first authors who not only let other writers, especially amateurs, play in his story world, he actively encouraged them.

I corresponded with him a bit after Weapons of Choice came out and found him to be a wise and big hearted supporter of anyone who was willing to have an honest go.

First share house

July 18, 2022 - 09:51 -- Admin

We had a significant parental moment here over the weekend. Our daughter moved out into her first sharehouse. It wasn't the big shock to the system that it could have been because she'd been staying over at her boyfriend's place a fair bit the last year. But it still felt significant.

I helped her take a load of stuff over to the new digs.

Frank Moorhouse, TV bartender.

July 15, 2022 - 14:21 -- Admin

A decade or so back I flew to Sydney to work on a TV idea that didn’t take off, a book show. We should have known it was never going to take off. TV already had a book show, which is to say the ABC did. Who else was going to make one? SBS? Don’t make me larf. We needed a budget for this thing.

I can’t remember the full pitch now, but it was going to be ‘different’.

B2s at Amberley.

July 13, 2022 - 12:05 -- Admin

Growing up in Ipswich it wasn’t unusual to have F1-11s come roaring over a couple of times a week. You got used to it.

Don’t know that I’d get used to having a pair of these bad boys in the hood, though.