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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.

“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!)