Matthew Davidson (mjd)

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Matthew Davidson
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Sawtell, NSW, Australia
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http://mjd.id.au
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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. http://www.run.edu.au/cb_pages/news/Joint_RUN_Go8_statement.php #

    about 5 hours ago from web
  2. "I have a purple hand." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8n1msQWtc&html5=1

    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.” http://www.salon.com/2014/09/13/ted_ralls_uncomfortable_truths_how_exiting_afghanistan_risks_tremendous_national_trauma/

    about 20 hours ago from web
  4. Neoliberal academic integrity at work. http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/09/12/15495/koch-foundation-proposal-college-teach-our-curriculum-get-millions 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. http://robertreich.org/post/96977059465

    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. http://ur1.ca/i7dp7

    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". http://theoodcast.com/s06e03/

    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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZM3FXlLMug&html5=1

    about 7 days ago from web
  16. Exploding pianos. For science! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Fa1ESqGeE&html5=1

    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. https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-and-debian-join-forces-to-help-free-software-users-find-the-hardware-they-need

    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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_Rare_Trax #

    about 8 days ago from web in context
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