Just beat it

Never say never. I made that mistake when I was five and first laid eyes on a metronome on top of Sister Bernadette’s piano in my first year at school. It was a wooden pyramid-shaped box – but I doubt I knew the pyramids existed back then, so I didn’t waste time wondering in music class if my mummy… Continue reading Just beat it

A la cart

Video and music site AIs are becoming increasingly accurate at guessing what else I’d like watch or listen to based on what I’ve already enjoyed. But I fear the Artificial Intelligence bots at Facebook are still on the practice tee. The other day I got a message saying “based” on my browsing history I might… Continue reading A la cart

A fishy story

I have marvelled for many years over Lake George, the disappearing lake near Canberra. In 1996 I commuted from Canberra to the NSW Southern Tablelands to work on the Goulburn Post and I well remember water lapping at the then single-carriage highway that skirted the lake. Then for years it was bone dry. Where had… Continue reading A fishy story