The small community house where I help out has a pretty diverse group of souls floating in and out. From the elderly trying to stay in-touch to the homeless trying to stay warm, the mean seems to be human contact.
On Thursdays – I help setup blogs for folk who feel the need – one of my regulars kicked into a rather personal conversation, normally I’d abruptly curtail such talk, however with my current intrigue of pharisaicalness, I allowed the conversation a little space.
Apparently – according to Jo – I’m not bad looking, interesting as opposed to good looking. The line that most stunned me was: “compared to most of the men around here, your good looking.” Jo is a 65 year old homeless woman, who surely has more on her plate than what I look like? :: Read the full article »»»»
Getac are legendary for Ultra Rugged, Purpose Built Field Computing. They’ve just outdone themselves with a NEW Überspecked Military Certified Laptop, meet the X500. Getac’s range of rugged notebook, tablet and handheld computers continues to grow with the release of this heavy-weight Überlappy. Aimed squarely at Getac’s core military and explorer customers, the X500 combines extreme durability, ultra fast speed and expandability to produce the ultimate computing solution for field operations. the X500 is designed to withstand the most extreme working conditions. With Intel Core i5-520M 2.4GHz and Core i7-620M 2.66GHz processor options, 2GB of RAM and the option of a NVIDIA GeForce GT330M MXM GPU with 512MB of VRAM, the X500 is also the most powerful ultra-rugged PC in the company’s 22-year history M★C READ MORE
Generally at Grilled we write up stuff that goes fast, high, or cuts the edge of some form of technology. We don’t often waste our time on products that are intended to go slow. Calm inducing products aren’t our thing! Until Now?! Picture yourself snorkeling the turquoise waters of your nearest tropical resort, you look up and floating gently passed you is someones bum – hope you vision isn’t a fat, white German bum – what you just watched glide over the top of you was Clear Blue Hawaii’s Molokini Kayak! . This little tub is too cool, why someone hasn’t done this before is a little baffling. The Molokini is an all transparent two passenger kayak made out of the same durable polycarbonate material used in the production of bulletproof glass and fighter jet canopies M★C READ MORE
Just months after announcing the Lumix GF2, Panasonic has trumped itself with the tinytot sized GF3. Panasonics ever growing – yet shrinking - stable of Lumix Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic claims it’s GF3 is the world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash. The new DMC-GF3 is 16 percent smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the DMC-GF2. The Panasonic GF3′s size and weight reductions are largely thanks to the elimination of an optical viewfinder and mirror-box, which also means there’s – eek – no electronic viewfinder M★C READ MORE
Tim Vagg’s latest showing at Melbourne’s best contemporary gallery – Kick - is outstandingly, unapologetically coloquial with a smirkish twist. Mr Vagg’s inspiration seems – in part – to be the cringe factor Australians feel for their own Aussiness. His works are brilliantly gregarious, as always masterly crafted and sit squarely on Kick’s walls. The always dapper Mr Vagg, opened his show to a packed house, his opening comments a toast to his very oddly angled eye – we do love a touch of irony – commenting on a perspective that is seldom seen from within Australia, an introverted view of ourselves – our history – thought out from an outside point of view and painted by one of our own. OK, that may have been a little carried away. Vagg’s works are quite outstanding pieces, his homage to – inspiration came from Les Darcy and Lionel Rose – our fighting spirit, our obscure almost freakish embrace of the different M★C READ MORE