We have a winner!

... I'm back in Australia for the festive season. Under a careful veil of secrecy I've been planning some time away from the office to rejoin the Orchestra of the Antipodes playing period violin for a season of Rameau's French Baroque opera Dardanus........Read More...

Where to next?

...Zoe & I took the opportunity to try some new baroque violins in Berkeley just for fun. We spent about 3 hours playing various instruments and bows, eventually purchasing a new baroque replica bow to satisfy some of the early-mid 18th century repertoire.......Read More...

I love living in the future!

...birthdays for us are often little more than (another) excuse to eat something exotically different or conversely eat ludicrously massive amounts of something we mung on all the time......Read More...

Dallas TX, New York City NY & Siggraph in LA

...jeans & sandals, listening to french baroque opera, perhaps holding glances a little too long ... just want to get to where I'm going.....Read More...

Italia, Destructo V.2 & travel whims

...Angelini (my favouritest new friend at the local consulate) obviously got fed up with my random appearance at her desk bearing faxes, photocopies, photos, cash and some very poor Italian pronunciation....Read More...

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

... that's like playing in the Super Bowl of computer graphics. Awesome! And so I'll head to Los Angeles in August, this time as the company's official geek ambassador (or should that be mascot?) with the intent of consuming so much new math that my head expands at least half a size ... time to buy some new hats .. perhaps elastic hats would be best...Read More...

Mozart & Merlot .... & PSP

... rechargeable, waterproof &/or WiFi. What magical device exhibits these 3 attributes? ... well, an internet surfboard would be a good example ... but quite frankly it's a bit too bulky to draw my interest and seeing as I don't know how to surf (yet) I'd probably just end up hefting it down to starbucks to find a wireless hotspot ....Read More...

Caribbean adventures

... From memory, I think the first week went something like this .... lobster, lobster, kingfish, snapper, yellowtail, shrimp, lobster (in my tummy that is)!....Read More...

Skating, Skiing, Scuba

... carving the surface with the blade perpendicular to the direction of travel. Last time I tried this, I ended up on my face so instead Zoe & I opted to wash off the "extreme speed" by turning in progressively tighter spirals until we finally ground to a halt, inevitably mimicking a (very) lame attempt at a figure skater's pirouette.....Read More...