Peter M Howard ::

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 […]

Two of Three Short Scripts


Have just uploaded a couple short scripts to the ?film section. I wrote both last week for my 'Writing for […]

V For Vendetta


On the surface, this film appears to be a fairly decent comic adaptation, with a smattering of action, Natalie Portman […]

26Mar-1April2006 :: This Week


saw Adam Alexander play at The Basement; he opened with Talk of Funny Days which is still a beautiful song; […]

19-25March2006 :: This Week


read Delia Falconer's The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers watched Scrubs, Season 2 watched Beautiful Creatures watched Bringing Out The Dead […]

Flora, Thrice


Despite Panasonic Australia's protestations that my NV-GS400 camera does not exist, I managed to find a manual online, and in […]

Why I Do This; Some Justifications


This thing I do, I do it for me. I write for me. I am conscious that I am putting […]

12-18March2006 :: This Week


read 'Chance' from Alice Munro's collection of short stories Runaway; very short-film-ic watched Syriana watched Balzac and the Little Chinese […]

We've Been Underestimating Those Buildings


On the bus on the way out of the city today I saw “the city's most envious office building”. I […]



From the movie's opening scene, I knew this one was gonna be good. Beautiful camera work. Not far in and […]

5-11March2006 :: This Week


This is a replacement for the '?currently' entries. And for listing movies I saw, books I read, &c, when I […]

Style Updates


As promised, I've made some changes to the styles on this site. There are three alternate stylesheets available: the black […]

Attempting Reconnection... Failed


Abort, Retry, Fail?_ R After returning from the year of In-Country Studies, one hits a 7-8 day mark when reality […]

White vs Beige, Round 4


On Switching Put the White vs Beige fight on hiatus, it having become somewhat academic as I have no money, […]

Crash, House of Flying Daggers, Little Fish


I saw these movies a few weeks ago, when I hired about a dozen in the space of a couple […]



Have been feeling strangely disconnected lately. I've been back for over five weeks, but don't feel like I've settled. Doesn't […]