My memory of Barry Humphries Barry Humphries has always inspired me. Better known to many all around the world as Dame Edna Everidge, it is the other talents of Humphries that I have most admired. Writer, actor and teller of tales. I wrote the following piece based on the style and my memory of a monologue I once heard him deliver in a one-man show many, many moons ago. A Monologue – Of Memories As electric toasters go, it was a classic. All Australian mined metal and made by Aussies in blue overalls somewhere near Glebe probably. Weren’t they were the days? When Aussies made stuff for Aussies and played
Software update available. Do not touch!! How often do you have a notification for a software update? Often I guess. It’s almost a daily occurrence. But my advice, after my last week of pain, is to ignore these dastardly red flashing alerts, once and for all. Well, until there is no choice. Why? Because unlike the good old days, updates are so often rushed out and are now usually full of bugs, not tested and should be labelled, ‘only for the damned brave’. It doesn’t matter if the update is for your iPhone, your Android phone, your computer’s operating system, or like for me this week, for WordPress. All I can say,
Relax, it’s only another financial crisis A quick glance at any newspaper will tell you that we are soon going to enter yet another economic or financial crisis. Yes, yet another one. As always, it will bring on a period of times are tough, things are hard, forget about a welfare card kind of financial crisis bordering on the total economic collapse of the entire Western world as we know it. That we don’t say or know much about the Eastern, Southern and Northern worlds, and if they will suffer the same financial crisis, tells us a lot about our ignorance, but that’s another story. However, there’s no use crying
Reading is a lost art, and so is comprehending. I know people don’t read because what I write is so often misunderstood, misconstrued or more often than not, ignored. All people read are headlines or titles, but rarely the text. Worse, though, is that people who only read headlines are very fast to the keyboard to make a judgement, complain, boast or deride. Okay, I am making a generalisation here. However, I will give you a clear example of what people do and do not read. Some time ago, I wrote a post about the poor use of grammar by some writers. The title of my post was, Writters Who Should
An author, musician, writer, poet, very lazy soul, teacher, grandfather? Who knows? From his own description below, it seems he doesn’t really know who the Vandal is either.
Derek Haines is an author of quite a number of books but he spends most of his time blogging and making technology go horribly wrong.
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