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Staffo's Excellent Song Service

February 20, 2019 - 16:02 -- Admin

Douglas Coupland it was who coined the term 'option paralysis'. The tendency when faced with limitless choices to make none at all. He obviously knew music streaming was coming all the way back when he wrote Generation X. I often find myself defaulting to the same old albums and playlists simply because I can't think of what else to do. Voice control systems like Siri and Alexa make it much worse.


February 12, 2019 - 16:43 -- Admin

I had no idea this was even in development, let alone as a six part TV series. Directed by George Clooney!

Also I have no idea where it'll run locally, but wherever that is, I'll be there. I fucking LOVED this book when I read it, and six or seven hours of peak TV feels just about right to deliver it to the screen.

The Killer Awoke

February 7, 2019 - 10:26 -- Admin

Had a pleasant surprise this morning when I found a cheque-yes, an actual paper cheque, possibly delivered by carrier pigeon-in my PO Box. It was from Baen, for a story in John Ringo's Voices of the Fall anthology. I'd forgotten about that piece, and the money turned up fortuitously. The Aussie dollar is in free fall on rumours of an interest cut, and my car rego was due.


February 5, 2019 - 07:17 -- Admin

Quite a few peeps have emailed and messaged me directly about being unable to comment. I"m aware the comment fuction is wobbly and will probably get some renovation work done on it in the next few weeks, depending on cost. But I"m also looking at a site overhaul and don"t want to burn money on work which I then throw away in a month or so.