There is an old adage in management circles that people optimise their work towards what is measured. In my business if you measure someone on the number of bugs they fix it has been observed that some programmers will actually introduce problems in their code just so that they can fix them and increase their […]
Once more it has been a little quiet around these parts. Whilst I’m busy doing things other than writing here are some things which I have recently discovered to be rather good: Outbursts – the last track on Outbursts by Turin Brakes Glad and Sorry – track 3 on CD2 of There’s a Whole New […]
An occassional competition, run when I feel like it and when I find a name that is so good it must be applauded – or the parents prosecuted for child abuse. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present this week’s winner, spotted on an internal email at work – â€œIrish Fearsâ€?.
In 1995 I bought an album called “Tall Blonde Helicopter” by Francis Dunnery. Last night he played most of it in my living room. Accompanied by stories about the events and people that inspired the songs he was singing Francis managed to engage and entrance an audience largely made up of people unfamiliar with his […]
On Thursday the 19th of November we are hosting a night of music and entertainment and you’re invited. Francis Dunnery has been making music for the best part of 30 years, first as the singer and lead guitarist of It Bites and since the early 90s as a solo artist. He combines great songwriting and […]
We have made it to our holiday destination. Unfortunately the weather would better suit an English winter than an Aussie spring. The good news is that the driving rain and southerly wind are due to come to an end. The bad news is that the bureau of meteorology are saying that this is going to […]
At about this time for the last couple of years my lovely wife’s thoughts have turned to holidays for the family. Spring is approaching, the weather is getting warmer and we can look forward to getting away as a family for some fun in the sun. In appreciation of the delights of the global financial […]
One of the things that has been keeping me away from writing on this blog is a little bit of rock and roll. I’m pleased to announce that on Thursday the 18th of November, 2009 we will be hosting a Francis Dunnery house concert. I’ve been a fan of his for (more than) a few […]
It is July and the ankle biter’s birthdays (JFGP turns 6 and MIGO turns 4 in the next week) are fast approaching. Small boy’s thoughts then naturally turn to presents and parties. Luckily SWMBO was on the case and organised a sports activities party for the boys and a few of their close friends. Presided […]
I’ve just checked and there is a bloke at the end of our street with a pile of wood and nails. Not to mention a variety of interesting looking hammers. He is calling himself Noah and I’m beginning to think that he isn’t that mad after all. I love the sub-tropical summer.