Since 2010


Saturday 26 January 2013

The sign says it’s a university now. They couldn’t have done it without me…

Sydney Harbour Bridge pylon lookout

Sunday 13 January 2013

The inside of the south-east pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge contains a museum and public access to the roof, so that’s where I headed today after breakfast.

It was surprisingly spacious inside the pylon, but then they were added simply to give the bridge an extra-strong appearance: they don’t actually contribute to structural integrity whatsoever.


Saturday 5 January 2013

This is a duck. And it’s in Cockle Bay as I type. And to get there, they had to bring Darling Harbour to a standstill. I just can’t write in words how amazing it is to see something so expensive, utterly pointless, and frickin' fun all at the same time. The world needs more giant rubber ducks if for no other reason that it makes people smile.


Tuesday 1 January 2013

Your turn, rest of the world.

Goodbye Telstra

Sunday 22 July 2012

I’d like to say it’s been fun, but it hasn’t. It’s been miserable. Was it good for you, Telstra? Was it? You took my money month-after-month in exchange for connection to your telephony and Internet services, and I was happy. I never complained. I ensured that the money I owed you was there for the taking.

And then you turned around and shafted me. Your glitzy new website (paid for by some of the aforementioned money, no doubt) began advertising super new plans! Cheap phone calls! Gazillions of Internet! Join now!

So I tried. I rang you up, and told you all about the creaking old bundle I was on, and why I wanted to pay a little bit less for a whole lot more, just like your website told me I could.

But you said I couldn’t. Those plans are only for new customers. You told me you’d be happy to switch my current service over, but that would see the start of a new 24 month contract. That’s TWO YEARS in old money. You didn’t want to know about the thousands of dollars I’ve happily given you over the last couple of years. And you laughed when I pointed out that the feeble download-limit you’ve imposed on me over that time just doesn’t work here in 2012.

What happened to loyalty? What happened to looking after existing customers?

So sod you. I’m off. I’ve had offers from about half-a-dozen other companies. Damned good offers. Don’t even THINK about gripping on to that telephone line I’ve been renting from you for two years: I’ll need that where I’m going. I’m serious. I’ll go postal on your ass. Serves you right for not even trying to hold on to my custom.