about:toys

audio/video

Inger, Brendan and I enjoy spending time watching TV shows and movies on DVD or TiVo, and listening to music on our entertainment system, which comprises of the following components:

We replaced our previous setup in late 2010 with updated technology, freeing up space in our apartment's living room. The custom designed and built Class A-A-AB power amplifier is on long-term loan to my brother, Michael.

books

We have a large collection of books (catalog hosted at LibraryThing).

Most of my stuff is Science Fiction, with a bit of fantasy from my younger days, as well as a smattering of other genres. Some of my favourite authors include: Isaac Asimov, Iain Banks, Greg Bear, Greg Benford, K.J Bishop, David Brin, Charlie Stross, Kim Newman, Alistair Reynolds, Dan Simmons, and Vernor Vinge.

transport

bikes

My road bike is a Trek Madone 4.5.

My commuter bike is a Trek Soho 4.0, with a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal hub gearbox, and disc brakes.

Inger rides a Giant Cypress City.

Brendan rides a Specialized 29".

public transport

We're occasional users of Myway cards on Action bus. We also have Myki for Melbourne.

car

We currently have a 2012 Prius C.

We were Car Free from September 2005 to February 2013.

We're members of Flexicar Car Sharing.

we've previously had a MY03 Subaru Liberty Heritage wagon, and a more stylish yet less reliable MY99 Audi S3.

computers

Being a computer geek, I've obviously got a fair collection of hardware lying around. Here's an (incomplete) list of stuff that is in use:

music

We have a reasonable large and diverse music collection, including: ambient, blues, pop, rock, soundtracks, trance, and techno. One day I may put my CD database on the web, which makes it easier to work out who borrowed my CD's.

DVDs & videos

We've got a reasonable collection of DVDs, both movies and TV series that we enjoy.

photography

We use our iPhone (5 and 6) smartphones for taking photos.

We previous used a Canon Digital IXUS SD750 camera, and a Canon Digital IXUS S100, which served us well for nearly 5 years and over 5500 photos before the screen developed a crack and ceased to function.


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