Peter M Howard ::

Quoting Song Lyrics


I have, as John Mayer sings, “too many corners in my mind” right now, and have been unable to get […]

The Prophetess


Our hero's story 'begins' when he, somehow, finds himself at the wrong end of a dark alley… (The theory is […]

Untitled Vampire Short :: Treatment


Just uploaded a treatment to the ?film section. This is a story outline for a 15-minute short I'm writing this […]

A Flickr photoset :: Europe in Black & White


(Skip straight to the photos: Europe in Black & White) I've been meaning to do something with all the photos […]

Recent Consumption


watched People I Know; started slow but interesting thriller once it got going; the racism was a bit weird though […]

Photos :: Darling Harbour under storm clouds


A few images from around Darling Harbour today. The storm clouds gathered but it didn't rain. I'm pretty impressed with […]

16-22July2006 :: This Week


watched The Brothers Grimm; “I know this story” watched 28 Days Later; a few too many conveniences at the end, […]

9-15July2006 :: This Week


watched the first part of Bleak House; it's setting up rather nicely, complete with nasty Dickensian exposition; but I'm not […]

A Vampire Lore


The vampires, with their cousins the werewolves, represent two extremes of human nature. If a true human is body and […]

2-8July2006 :: This Week


watched Annie Hall; not as amazing as Manhattan but in a similar vein started rereading Pattern Recognition; have been meaning […]

MySpace :: the latest victim of cultural ignorance


So MySpace just launched an Australian site. Haven't seen it marketed yet, so it's possible they'll fix things up before […]



Snapped this of the windows across the street from the Red Cross Blood Bank in the city. The perfect place […]

That Imp of Earth and Industry


Download (Quicktime 6+ MP4): 320x240 8MB version 640x480 22MB version Have just uploaded two versions of a film I made […]

25June-1July2006 :: This Week


watched The Society Murders; which strangely felt like propaganda for the victims' family watched Underworld Evolution; didn't have the edge […]

18-24June2006 :: This Week


watched Springtime in a Small Town; beautiful Chinese film; the film work was poetic: long, lingering shots with periods of […]

Working 9-5


Have just completed my 7th day of nine-to-five (well, 9-6 actually)… It really is awful. Was fortunate though: managed to […]

The Author and The Logos


I've just uploaded a piece I wrote for uni to ?myth=author_logos. I wasn't sure I even wanted to title the […]

4-10June2006 :: This Week


watched Answered by Fire (Parts I and II); first part focussed on the lead-up to referendum, much better than the […]

On Switching, Part the First


This is the first part of some bits I'm writing about migrating from Linux to Mac. Herein, I discuss my […]

28May-3June2006 :: This Week


watched The Family Stone; funny lite; very predictable watched Prime; light funny with some very understated humour; loved the ending […]

Dreams of a Place That Never Was


Have had memories of last year thrust back into my mind lately… They come and go in waves; when they […]

21-27May2006 :: This Week


watched Deceiver; simple story but some clever cinematography watched The Deal (2004); interesting but it's clearly difficult to put oil […]

Who Says Computers Aren't Intelligent?


Received an ' Recommends' email the other day. I haven't been particularly impressed with Recommends in the past, not because […]

14-20May2006 :: This Week


went to the Reelife Short Film Festival at the Dendy, Newtown; a friend's short, Brown Trash won the audience favourite […]

Looking For Work


I've decided to write on this here: I'm looking for work. I'm currently in my final year of full time […]

Shooting Bombsites in Melbourne and Sydney


Went to Melbourne with the family a couple of weekends ago. I took the video camera to get some footage […]

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have A Winner (White vs Beige)


Back in Round 4 it looked like White was coming out on top with the 17” iMac. Well the final […]

7-13May2006 :: This Week


watched The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; a mistake; can now see why Alan Moore is so ashamed of the adaptations; […]

On Being Marketed Down To


Went to a couple sessions of Adobe's Fully Loaded tour on Tuesday, the first on Video and the second on […]

30Apr-6May2006 :: This Week


started reading Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis; Edit: actually only read the first third or so and put it from my mind; […]

Shooting Bombsites in Melbourne and Sydney


Shot over the space of a week in Melbourne and Sydney; 30Apr-4May2006

  • Melbourne: Waterfront
  • Melbourne: Abandoned Warehouse
  • Melbourne: Abandoned Warehouse
  • Melbourne: Enfogged

(7 photos)

23-29April2006 :: This Week


watched Roman Road watched Holy Man, despite having decided not to watch movies on commercial television ever again; at least […]

16-22April2006 :: This Week


watched Mr Harvey Lights A Candle; feel-good and trying to be Mr Chips but otherwise interesting comments about religion in […]

Fou Amoureux


Je suis amoureux, mais de qui ou de quoi, je ne sais pas. J'aime Paris, j'aime la France, j'aime le […]

9-15April2006 :: This Week


watched Corpse Bride saw James Blunt perform at the Hordern read Sara Douglass' God's Concubine (Troy Game Book 2); great […]

Venus and Mars and some other planet


Men and Women are different; their brains work differently Not everyone conforms to (1) Because of (1), those in (2) […]

Team B Mark II


Saw James Blunt perform at the Hordern Pavilion last night. It was impossible for him to live up to what […]

Rehearsing for Fourty Thousand Years; On Cultural Curiosity


Having watched the latest Australian Tourism ad I'm starting to wonder if it was banned simply because it's such an […]

2-8April2006 :: This Week


finished reading EL Doctorow's The March; quite a good read, lots of good ideas come together towards the end; was […]

Rethinking that Convergent Gadget


Mostly inspired by my current cash-strapped state, and the lack of any paid prospects, I've been thinking about the gadget […]