Sunday, 13 November 2016 6:16:45 pm Australia/Melbourne
It’s been a long time between drinks for us and mainstream Televisions …
There was a glorious epoch in the early 2000s where we had on display simultaneously Plasma Televisions from Pioneer, Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, and Marantz along with the first Generation Sharp Aquos consumer LCD panels.
When I unlocked the shop in the morning after they had been left on at night a blast of heated ozone laden air would surge by me onto Lygon St. These Plasma TVs were power hungry high voltage devices and vengefully dissipated their waste heat into the confined space of our store.Read More
Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:10:09 am Australia/Melbourne
It seems that brown coal isn’t the only problem we have with power … here is a nice sine wave picture of a typical Victorian mains supply … no, it shouldn’t have all that spiky stuff in it …Read More
Friday, 12 August 2016 5:23:00 pm Australia/Melbourne
Friday, 19 February 2016 11:11:00 pm Australia/Melbourne
We all have that seminal piece of music that strikes us at a certain age and stays with us forever as part of the epiphany of adulthood. Sure I went through playing Black Sabbath at max volume when I was 14 … but that music never really stuck, it was a glandular experience rather than an education.
For me that piece of music had to wait until 19 years of age in my second year at university … along with a number of other significant life experiences …
Saturday, 16 January 2016 5:19:19 pm Australia/Melbourne
A small business such as ours is hallmarked primarily by the people who work there and by the people who shop there. Nobody’s perfect … and we can certainly exemplify that principle. In this world of the anonymous click to buy we are exactly the opposite of that. I wonder if that makes people frightened of our potentially undue familiarity ...Read More