Monthly Archives: June 2008

How To: Fix a Broken Laptop Hinge

In 2001 I made the transition from a desktop home PC to a laptop. I bought a Toshiba Satellite Pro, and despite it’s hard life, it’s still running as well as the day I got it. It’s a great little … Continue reading

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Seeking Applicant with Windows Me experience

My employer is currently looking for a contract tester. They have advertised through a recruitment agency and also on Seek directly. I’ve been asked to help sift through the mountain of CVs and establish a shortlist of three candidates. Having … Continue reading

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Vegan Spice

The problem with winter is the lack of sunniness and warmth draws us inside into a routine of boring predictability. We find ourselves eating the same items for dinner night after night, all followed by the same tv/videos shows, before … Continue reading

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Library Hack

I’ve become a regular visitor to the Auckland City Library. Whether it be investigating peak-oil, the Scott Watson Trial, minis, masonary, erotic fiction (that was purely research related for my secret website that will make me millions but hasn’t yet), … Continue reading

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Introducing Peak Oil

Before we bought a house, we would often head into town on Thursday nights, and browse the Borders bookstore, possibly followed up with a late night coffee at the Mezze Bar. (I never did get into clubbing.) Now that we … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Rage

It’s Monday 6pm, prematurely dark, and rather wet. I’m standing facing Khyber Pass Road looking for a clearway to cross, but the heavy rain has extended inner city rush-hour traffic by another hour. It’s not the sort of day you … Continue reading

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Deceptive Cheeses

When my mother and partner visited, I sent Beau on a breakfast mission to buy croissants and cheese. When he returned he lamented that it was difficult to know which brie to buy, as they were all 125g in weight, … Continue reading

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