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Priority Design

Vanessa has been on at me for ages to give some thought to overhauling the office. I just haven’t had a spare moment, and it hasn’t seemed like enough of a priority to carve out the time. It’s been in the back of my mind, though, and I’m starting to think that she might be …

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Stress To Impress

Having my wife’s family over for dinner is always… well, a thing. It typically requires several trips out to hunt for obscure ingredients – the farmers’ market, the fish market, the milled-onsite bakery that’s forty minutes’ drive away, the artisanal gin boutique, even the florist. The worst bit, though, is that we have to pretend …

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Cars, But Not

I tell you what, this place is pretty nuts. Weirdly, there are things that I recognise, but people have found different ways to make them work. Like…okay, back in my day, we had cars. Or, something very, very similar to cars, but we powered them using crystals that fell from meteorites. On Earth it’s petrol. …

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Cardio Fitness, People

As much as I like the idea of gaming becoming immersive enough to have people running around on hamster balls wearing headsets, I have to say that I don’t think people have really thought it out. And really, just now, think it out. If gaming is as addictive as is it now, then gamers are …

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Settling Down??

I’m seriously worried about Chad. And while we’re at it, I’m not so sure about my other friend Chad, either. There was a big meeting the other night that I was supposed to be at, but my car broke down and I was coming from Mornington, and my phone had fallen down a drain so …

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Unappreciated Plumbing

Drains are an unacknowledged hero in our society. They exist beneath the surface as silent servants, only seeming to exist when something goes wrong. But blocked drains are rare, and usually the fault of the owner. Here are just a few reasons why the humble drain makes our lives so much easier- and why we …

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Conventional Cooling Tips

Folks, I’m about to blow your minds with my wisdom. And that wisdom is: exaporative cooling through damp clothing. I know. Lap it up. Take a moment to collect your synapses from where they lie on the floor. And when you’re done, I’ll actually provide some context so you know what I’m  talking about. This …

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A Roadworthy Union

I used to think I was the only person I knew who’d memorised the entire Roadworthy Certificate Regulation Handbook – every single edition since the RWC was invented. I even have several notebooks full of detailed descriptions of every single change made in each of the editions, and my private thoughts on whether the changes …

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Hail, Go Away

Hail is the worst. In fact, on my official list of weather conditions that are the worst, hail just went right up to number one. Wind used to be at number one, but at least wind mostly doesn’t try to kill you. Hail usually comes in really hot weather, so you run outside because you …

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