Matthew Davidson (mjd)

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Matthew Davidson
Sawtell, NSW, Australia
Hypersensitive New Age Guy

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  1. Interesting: Regional Universities Network and the Group of 8 scratch each other's backs, becoming the rock and the hard place that squeeze the other unis. #

    about 5 hours ago from web
  2. "I have a purple hand."

    about 18 hours ago from web
  3. “You could not possibly be a journalist, because journalists don’t talk to ordinary Afghans and we saw you talking to ordinary Afghans.”

    about 20 hours ago from web
  4. Neoliberal academic integrity at work. Oh yes indeed, we should be emulating the # model of #

    about 21 hours ago from web
  5. It's fine for Robert Reich. He's only a little fella. He can probably run for a month on a single Tic Tac. I need a good pint of carbonated sugar water before I have enough energy to get dressed in the morning.

    about 21 hours ago from web
  6. Just picked up my new pair of glasses. Enjoying seeing the world through unscratched lenses while it lasts.

    about a day ago from web
  7. Dick Warburton was chairman of Caltex when I was a mail boy at Caltex House and apron-clad ladies emptied the ash tray on your desk. Now chairing a review of renewable energy targets?! Objectivity fail.

    about 2 days ago from web
  8. That part of the academic term when you realise how long ago you should have started working on three different tasks is a killer. #

    about 3 days ago from web
  9. Had enough of that sing-song voice used by lecturers that have not prepared a lecture to be spoken, but are merely reciting from their PowerPoint slides. #

    about 3 days ago from web
  10. Lucas and Spielberg have the poor judgement to do Young Indiana Jones, Young Sherlock Holmes, and Young Darth Vader. Do not go there, Moffat! # #

    about 5 days ago from web
  11. Listening to an interview with a French academic who says he's studying tennis shoes. He then starts listing topics like climate change, HIV/AIDS, and so on. What have these got to do with tennis shoes? Oh, "ten issues".

    about 5 days ago from web
  12. The Ood Cast is my fave # podcast so far. Sometimes too smug about their own cleverness. I also thought after seeing Deep Breath that # is the "6th Doctor done right".

    about 6 days ago from web
  13. The Edinburgh Tattoo is on the telly, making one last attempt at stirring sympathy for the No vote. A fool's errand; anybody immune to the blistering charisma and dynamism of Cameron and Miliband won't be swayed by ranks of people in kilts hopping about under fireworks.

    about 6 days ago from web
  14. Took a mental health day away from # today. Thanks to nurse @tregeagle for assisting.

    about 7 days ago from web
  15. God bless John Shelby Spong. A good # with cracking jokes.

    about 7 days ago from web
  16. Exploding pianos. For science!

    about 7 days ago from web
  17. It's time # was # endorsed. The fact that they also host a non-free package repository does not negate the fact that they provide a complete free OS.

    about 7 days ago from web
  18. @bobjonkman True, those formerly dull professions (George Harrison trained to be an electrician & his father was a bus driver) now seem positively idyllic. I can see McCartney as a social media guru, but not Lennon or Starkey in a call centre "Gerroff! You're dead soft, you are."

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  19. @kuro When I was a boy, # was going mad over ABBA and Neil Diamond. The # were both a cause of the terrible music of the 70s, and a relief from it. And they were authentic. You can spend your life doing what you love instead of being a bus driver or an electrician.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  20. Finished the 97 hours of Get Back Nagra reels in under a year. On to a much less ambitious collection. I bought most (maybe all, in fact) of these on vinyl in the late 80s when Utopia Records was in Martin Place. #

    about 8 days ago from web in context