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I am a software designer, radio presenter of the Fusion Delusion and purveyor of fine purple toasters.

Real estate, it's another language

Federation House

So Real Estate uses a lot of terms to describe property. Surely there is some fact and some fiction behind all of these terms? I figured it was about time someone decided to decrypt the mysterious language of Real Estate.

Tried selling a house before? Been told your place is "quaint" (basically, tiny) or "open plan" (impossible to heat)? Or perhaps "bay-side" (the bay is down the road, turn left, turn left again, keep driving for another 2 kilometres, yep, there you go)? You may find some of these terms strangely familiar...

Counterfeit Australian Money - Fake $10 Note

Fake $10 note comparison

This article was originally published on my nisch.org blog August 2009. It proved popular so I've brought it back!

Well today was an interesting day. When Boyter, Greg & myself went out for lunch today, everything seemed normal... until Greg decided to buy some hot chips for lunch. He tries to pay for the chips with a $10 note and they don't accept it. Weird we thought, so I had to lend him $3 in coins hoping they would accept that. Turns out the $10 note was fake!

The "noindex" Day

This is the story of how one check box caused 4 weeks of heartache and suffering.

The day started well, I was moving house and hired a ute to pick up the final few things from my apartment. I'd already done most of the heavy lifting with the help of my family and a truck with a tailgate lift on another day. But today was simply a few last minute things and a day off work to complete the job. Or so I thought.

What's the story, morning radio?

So why is Digital Radio in cars so behind the times?

I mean, if you have a look for digital radios there are plenty of nice units for sale for use in your house. Little speakers, pull up the antenna, cute lunch box size. Perfect for that Sunday morning radio time with the paper and a croissant. But where are the radios in the car?

Today's discussion is thus: if Digital Radio really wants to be successful in Australia, why are the choices of Digital Radios for cars so limited?