Everything Must be Airtight

I think architectural research is going quite well. Many would simply think that building on the moon is the same as Earth, but it is not true. You have to account for lower gravity, and a less stable surface. Also, you can’t just stack bricks on top of each other and call it a day. … [Read more…]

Summer Daydreams… About Windows

Summer is approaching, and I’m starting to daydream about having time to spruce up my living space. Sounds mundane, but this is actually a rare treat. In annual increments, my house is gradually becoming an ever-more awesome place to be. I think my project for this year is going to be to do with windows. … [Read more…]

Who Burnt the Popcorn? (It was Gary.)

My cousin, Gary, is such a dunce. I mean, not really – he’s been through medical school – but he can be a real airhead sometimes. I’ve just heard the news that he accidentally burned down a large chunk of his kitchen last week. According to my mother, he was making some popcorn on the … [Read more…]

The Ghost Boat Chronicles

Day 1, on the ghost boat: I’m not sure what the fuss was about. In terms of this boat being old and creepy, I guess I can see what they mean. It’s about 200 years old and barely sea-worthy, which is fine because the challenge said that it’s just getting pushed out into the bay. … [Read more…]

Parental Madness Zone

So my dad is making a will with a lawyer in Melbourne, even though he’s living in Croatia. Mum seems to think this is because he’s planning to move back over here. She still has a soft spot for him, despite wanting nothing to do with him these days. Anyway, this will drafting process is … [Read more…]

I Can Be Independent…Mostly

It certainly is fortunate that I have a manservant here to type this for me, because I constantly have trouble with the alphabet. Have you ever noticed that if you flip an ‘a’ upside down and add a little stalk, it turns into a ‘b’? How did the person who came up with this not … [Read more…]

When You Know You’ve Made It…

You know, some people are so rich that they could basically host a small economy on their property. Maybe that’s the ‘rich’ of the future. You won’t be held to any laws, except the ones you make yourself, because each person’s estate will be like a country unto itself with no outside influence. People will … [Read more…]

There Should be Metalworking in the Future…

I appreciate Mum and Dad making our life choices for us, I really do. They made it very clear for us, and now that I’m leaving school I can see why. So many of my classmates don’t have a clue what they want to do, or even what they want to do at uni. They’re … [Read more…]

Things to know before cutting down a small tree

More people need to know that cutting down trees is extremely dangerous and is best left to a professional in tree removal. Melbourne has very strict rules about how close a tree can be to houses and power lines. If you wish to cut down a tree on your property by yourself you are going … [Read more…]

It’s Not My Fault, Obviously

There’s a lot you can say about open wood fires, but mostly, I’d just like to say they suck. And Mum and Dad gave ME the job, obviously, because they want to do it. Adults can suck sometimes, as well. Base facts: it rained a lot during that winter. It was cold, it got dark … [Read more…]