Because it was Australia Day yesterday, and I’ve been busy this week and hadn’t written a blog post yet, I went back and read what I wrote this time last year. And other than being amazed at how well written it was, I was shocked by how disconnected I had become with its themes over the course of a year.
Because you end up with all sorts of problems if you don’t know what you’re doing. “You shouldn’t use technology that you don’t understand.” At first glance, this stance doesn’t sound unreasonable. In fact, it seems totally logical. How can you use something if you don’t understand it? However, when you start to think about what it is to “understand” something, you realise that it’s not that simple. Continue Reading
Because I’m so proud that I finally finished reading this series of books I’ve been trying to read since I was ~11, I’ve decided to give you a review of them. Also, I can’t come up with anything else to write about this week.
Spy X is a four-part series written by Peter Lerangis, and aimed at 10 to 12 year olds. The four books are called The Code, Hide And Seek, Proof Positive and Tunnel Vision, however I’m going to just refer to them as book 1, 2, 3, and 4, so it’s a bit easier to follow. As you can tell from the title, these books are about spies. More specifically, they’re about secret government organisations, conspiracies, missing persons, adventure, danger, code-cracking, strong female characters, and parental love. As always, I’ll try and keep this review pretty spoiler free, so that I don’t wreck the story for you, as I wouldn’t have wanted it spoiled for me. Continue Reading
Because I successfully started every post from last year with “So,” I’ve decided to take up this challenge again and start every post this year with “Because…”. I think this will be a bit more challenging but constructive than “So”, because it will force me to answer the unasked question of “Why?”. Anyway, getting to what this post is really about…
I saw Wreck It Ralph the other day, which I’ve been wanting to see ever since I heard about it. And while it was a good movie, I don’t think it lived up to all my expectations. Continue Reading