New Game?

I knew it was going to be a mistake to kill off the characters in our Hardware Store Bonanza game. The players are naturally upset about it, but they refuse …

Big Rort

It’s been quite a week for financial scandals. As a financial journalist specialising in the technology arena, that’s good news for me – bad news is better than no news, …

Cleaning the Sewers

Cleaning all of Melbourne’s sewers was a lot harder than I thought it would be. In theory, it should have been easy. I used to teach my school class all …

Athlete’s Foot Problems

Being an elite athlete has been filled with incredible highs and devastating lows for the entirety of history. I would be very shocked if someone could prove to me that …

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

A drive with friends in the country: what could be better? Well… how about not breaking down in the middle of nowhere, and having to walk 45 minutes down the …

Caught in the Crossfire

I hate being caught in the middle of things. My high school careers counsellor always said I’m a pacifist by nature, and that I’d be a good diplomat because I …

Windows take care

I love my parents, and they love their windows. As my latest gift to them, I want to repair and replace all of the windows in their summer house that …

Draining Situation

What’s more disconcerting than waking up to a kitchen sink that refuses to drain? Answer: there are also gurgling sounds coming from deep inside the pipes. Bonus points for having …

Bewildered Bather

Why, in the name of all that’s holy, would anyone remove a perfectly good bathtub? I’m serious – what sort of monster does that? This accursed move was pulled by …

Teach Us Better

You know what they should teach at high school? The fact that stress is more than something to one-up your mates on. I’m not joking when I say that lots …