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International

Tromso! Part one of a triology

Tromso! Part one of a triology

In Samoan, depending on context the word ‘Malo’ performs as  ‘hi’, ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, ‘well done’, ‘good job’ and was the name of a cheerful, rotund boy in my class at secondary school.

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Tech

Has Apple lost it?

Has Apple lost it?

There are countless stories about the insane brutality Steve Jobs would inflict on the company he started as a young adult

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Tech

Why I love and hate Twitter (though it’s more about hate)

Why I love and hate Twitter (though it’s more about hate)

I admit, I was a little slow getting to Twitter. I’m no innovator, nor an early adopter.

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Humour

Even though his disguise was lacking, Jarrod Doubtfire was still able to fool his family

Saving television

Television is dying. I don’t mean my television specifically – rather ALL television. The medium of television.

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Health

Get help faster

Get help faster

Anxiety disorders run in my family and after a particularly tumultuous period a few years ago I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, otherwise known as GAD.

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General

The new good guys (some spoilers)

The new good guys (some spoilers)

Are fallen heroes the new normal? Or did I just grow up?

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Humour

Bring it back: The Great Egg Obsession

Bring it back: The Great Egg Obsession

I love eggs so much.  I guess you could call me an eggthusiast.

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Reviews

Coq Au Riesling

Coq Au Riesling

An alcoholic’s twist on Coq Au Vin

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Humour

Bring it back: Weird competitions

Bring it back: Weird competitions

I am very competitive.  Very.  I’m only writing this blog post because I’m not currently winning this blog.  I don’t even know what that means.

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Feminism, Rights

Where’s the bacon?

Where’s the bacon?

In the last year the gender gap increased from 12.85 per cent to 14.18 per cent to the biggest it has been in a decade.

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General

Gaining integrity while looking at old emails

Gaining integrity while looking at old emails

I got a new computer, and I spent some time importing some old emails (from a non-cloud, pre-hotmail type of email account) so that these old emails could live on in infamy.

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Humour, Reviews

The greatest song of all

The greatest song of all

When it’s 2am and the only people left at a party are the ones you’re not entirely comfortable talking to, conversation often lurches around trying to find common ground. Something you can all relate to. One such topic is “what’s the greatest song of all time?”

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Reviews

Slow Roast Pork Belly

Slow Roast Pork Belly

Get in my belly, belly.

by × May 19, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood – Notes

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood – Notes

Jeremy Elwood is one of the mainstays of New Zealand comedy. He’s appeared on several TV shows, comedy galas, even stepping out as a serious actor on stage. And there’s a reason why he’s been around for so long (fourteen festivals apparently)*. He’s just that good.

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Reviews, Uncategorized

Comedy fest review: Greg Ellis – Vance Fontaine for Lovers

Comedy fest review: Greg Ellis – Vance Fontaine for Lovers

It’s a small crowd packed into the large Foxglove Starlight ballroom. Which is a real shame because the next hour or so proves to be a masterclass in musical improv comedy.

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Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Alexander Sparrow – A One Night Stand

Comedy Fest review: Alexander Sparrow – A One Night Stand

Alexander Sparrow is a bright young thing from Wellington’s up-and-coming comedy scene.

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Feminism, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Michele A’Court has long been one of New Zealand’s premier comedians, she’s won oodles of awards and has pretty much clocked comedy.

by × May 17, 2013 × 0 comments

Tech

Here is the future of online news

Here is the future of online news

Warren Ellis, the one who writes comics and stuff not the one who is a musician, linked today to this Fast Company feature on the new way it is  handling news content.

by × May 16, 2013 × 2 comments