Christmas shopping is starting to heat up in Melbourne. Good in small doses but I think I will choose a less busy time in future.

Five songs I am enjoying at the moment.

  • Because I’m Me – The Avalanches
  • Tall Man Skinny Lady – Ty Segall
  • Over Everything – Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
  • A Man Is Not His Song – Feist
  • Dear Life – Beck

Also enjoying the fact that two of these acts hail from my hometown Melbourne!

Making the most of a sunny Saturday and have walked down to Docklands. Nice and peaceful escape from the apartment.

Spring is in the air tonight. A woman walking past just said “it’s so warm tonight, I’m so excited!”. Melbourne is great in Spring.

I have been spending quite a bit of time on the Oculus Rift over the last month. I am about to start a research project that will involve having older adults in residential aged care use the device. One of my biggest concerns is being able to fit the headset well for people wearing glasses. In my experience it inevitably pushed my glasses uncomfotably against my face, and when I take it off the headset rips my glasses off my face. Not the ideal UX for working with older adults.

Have been working crazy hours of late. Looks as though things are about to settle down just a little bit and I am enjoying the thought of having a weekend soon where I will not have to work. Especially exciting as Spring is in the air in the antipodes!

Love the iPhone X, but think the iPhone 8 is a missed oppertunity. Would like the iPhone 8 to have had touch ID at the bottom, but screen going up to the top edge with a notch for the camera. If I was open to buying from different manufacturers, why would I buy an iPhone 8 with a big forehead and chin, when I could spend the same money and get a Samsung or LG with edge to edge? I see no compelling reason.

I’ll be going to Perth at the start of November. Ashamed to say this will be my first visit. I am going for a conference so will not have a heap of downtime, but interested in any ideas people might have for must see attractions or great inner city cafes?

Been so busy with work stuff I have been seriously neglecting my guitar practice. Looking forward to the weekend so that I can recify this. If I can keep practicing through to the end of the year, I might just buy one of these beauties as a reward.