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Mick Jones and Joe Strummer onstage with The Clash

The Clash

An interesting anecdote from about The Clash from 1978, taken from Pat Gilbert's excellent book "Passion Is a Fashion".

Solar panel array

Green tips #2: subscribe to GreenPower

GreenPower is an Australian opt-in scheme that allows customers to source their electricity from accredited renewable sources.

Photo of Rheem hot water system under house

Green tips #1: Adjust your hot water system thermostat

Most Australian houses have their hot water systems set too hot. Here is how I adjusted down my temperature and saved money.

“A Climate for Change” book review

Di Worrall's "A Climate for Change" may help readers embarking on personal projects of change, but as a whole falls short in its execution.

Upside-down bicycle on verandah

A pit stop for the Typhoon

How changing my old mountain bike tyres to slimline road tyres helped me gain an extra 5-10km/h cruising speed.

Blogging demotivational poster


Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few.

The 3/50 Project

The 3/50 project

The 3/50 project encourages people to select 3 local independently-owned businesses to spend at least $50 between each month.

Yellow and green ripe and unripe bananas

Green and gold

A bunch of bananas at a mixed stage of ripeness was an interesting sight in my Food Connect CSA fruit box.

Second-hand books on shelf

A year of reading

For my sake as much as yours, here is a list of the books I have read in the last 12 months (that I remember!)