Twitter – ‘I have the conch’… ‘no I have the conch’.

Has Twitter become Lord the Flies (that’s flies – not fries)? That’s the question that came to my mind during the week watching for some reason, a certain cricketer sledge an opposing team. At least this time he wasn’t having to be beeped out. Having been on Twitter for a few years now, I think

Read More

Ten things I’ve learned in a week of ‘working from home’

With recent changes to my career, two weeks ago I began the adventure of building my own public affairs consultancy and also developing rapidly The Armchair Selector. Since then, I’ve learned and reflected on a number of principles for working from home and how to maximise my productivity. Love to hear your experiences and thoughts

Read More

‘D-Gen’-erating (happily) to my late teens: Podcast of the week

This week as I ploughed my way through Twitter one night, I came across a tweet by Simon Owens (@SimonOMelb) mentioning his new Melbourne Radio Podcast and decided to go and download some of his interviews. The first one I listened to was with George Donikian, which I enjoyed. Then – ah, a name from the

Read More

Building The Armchair

It started months ago with mucking around on the digital camera, talking about cricket. From there, an upload to YouTube and hello, what’s this – hello iMovie! Sometimes ideas evolve, and as I sit back now a few weeks after the launch over Easter of our sports-based fan-written website The Armchair Selector, it’s timely I stop

Read More

Reviewed – MacArthur’s War; Invasion: Alaska; and Neue Europa

Counterfactual history is a genre based on the question ‘what if?’. It’s one of my favourite types of fiction, combining creativity based on historical events. Some prominent authors include Australian John Birmingham, with his series Axis of Time, and American Harry Turtledove (though I’ve passed his series on aliens invading the world). Invariably, the parallel

Read More

Reviewed – High Wire Act: Ted Rogers, by Caroline Van Hasselt

Where to start in reviewing this 520-page tome? WHAT a book. This book is not just a biography on Canadian media / technology owner and magnate, Ted Rogers, although that’s what I bought it for. It is much, much more than a biography, providing detailed insights into the personality and drive of Rogers, whose name

Read More