admin

Elevator Acupuncturist

My dad’s an elevator mechanic, and my mum’s an acupuncturist. Now that’s out of the way, and we can get on with the conversation. Can we, though? I’ve gone through life with a disproportionate sense of dread around people asking me what my parents do. It’s a question that tends to be asked less and …

Elevator Acupuncturist Read More »

Your Brain On Holiday

Let’s talk holidays. Specifically, let’s talk about adventure holidays versus ones where you spend the entire time lying on a quiet beach, with a tropical cocktail in one hand and trashy book you bought at the airport in the other. I used to be quite opposed to the latter, thinking it was a complete waste …

Your Brain On Holiday Read More »

That Stocking Feeling

Having lived for over 380 years, there are one or two things I regret. Compression stockings are not one of them. You know, despite the prevalence of healing magic, no one ever really thought to delve into a branch of the mystic arts related to podiatry. By the time a wizard reaches maturity at age …

That Stocking Feeling Read More »

Not the Outdoors!

Sometimes I’ll be lying in bed at night, clutching my Pretty Car Dealer Sailor Hoon body pillow that I got online seven years ago, and I’ll think about all the shows that could have been. Or rather…fake anime. Abattoir: The Fast Steerblender was the first time anyone in Australia tried to imitate the style, and …

Not the Outdoors! Read More »

Working Hardly

Identifying trends in office design is easier said than done – they seem to change so fast, it’s impossible to stay on top of it. That said, one thing I’ve noticed is that offices are beginning to look more and more like homes. I’m referring to elements like leisurely layouts, desk-free workstations, soft furnishings, soft …

Working Hardly Read More »

Those Forbidden Urges

Man, I could go for a hot burg right about now. Like…it’s been so long since I’ve really got stuck into a hot burg. The last hot burg didn’t end well, and I know the hot variety are more dangerous than the other kind. I just think hot burgs are superior, in general, to the …

Those Forbidden Urges Read More »

Strengthening the Spirit

I’ll tell you what, I’m really getting the hang of running an office through a robotic proxy. Not only does no one in the office suspect that I am truly synthetic, but they also think that I am Robert, ordinary office person, while G-Type Android R/I (Gary) supposedly runs the office as an independent entity. …

Strengthening the Spirit Read More »

Submarine Suits, Away!

We had a BIG planning meeting on Monday, and it was firmly decided: the one thing holding back our practical daywear mech suits is the fact that they’re not aquatic. Of course!  The whole world is moving underwater, what with everyone buying boats and society about to move permanently to giant glass domes under the …

Submarine Suits, Away! Read More »

Cars Made Ubiquitous

You know what Melbourne doesn’t really have enough of? Opera. Also, cars. I mean, I know it seems like there are a lot of cars right now, but let me tell you, there could be more cars. I’m talking cars in living rooms, cars in offices, and certainly a lot more cars on the roads …

Cars Made Ubiquitous Read More »

Steely Dan

I’m slightly weirded out by Daniel’s obsessive interest in industrial steel products. I know it’s normal for a seven year-old to be mad about one arbitrary thing or another, and that’s all well and good. I just would have thought it would be something a bit more accessible – dolphins, ambulances, gorillas, handball, inventing hover-shoes… …

Steely Dan Read More »