BuzzFeed (the pinnacle of clickbait, Internet trash) published an article in 2015 with accompanying poll (which seems to still be running now, five years on) asking if you pee in the shower or not.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of people who voted, admitted they do it. The other 19% (almost known as shower pee denialists) apparently do not pee in the shower. We all know that the real number would be somewhere around 98 to 99.9% of voters, only a handful of people wouldn’t.

Peeing in the shower saves water.

Here is the one benefit nobody thinks about, everyone focuses on the fact that peeing in the…

It’s hard to escape all of the posts on social media, elsewhere online and in real life, about how shitty 2016 was as a year. Some are saying that it is the worse year ever. I’ve seen the posts and I am sure you have too.

To be quite honest, I’m sick of hearing privileged citizens tell me how bad the year was for them. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but I’m kind of pissed off and felt the need to rant.

It all started with the death of David Bowie in January, 2016. Undoubtedly one of the most…

This is getting out of hand. I can’t go to any blog, news website or even browse Medium without being reminded that Donald Trump is going to become the president in January 2017.



There is nothing that you can do to stop Trump becoming president once the electoral college elects him in December 2016.

Every article you write which decries the result of the election actually has the opposite effect of what you’re trying to achieve. …

Just like everyone else who has seen Netflix’s documentary on Steven Avery, titled Making a Murderer I came away from the experience thirsty for the truth and a somewhat feeling of helplessness.

Before continuing, if you haven’t seen Making a Murderer, keep in mind this article will have some serious spoilers. This is a fair warning you will read things that don’t get brought up or discussed until at least half way through the series, some until the end.

I also apologise for any factual errors in this article. The 10 part series is exhausting, the Reddit threads, blog posts…

Anyone want to buy a kidney for $2000 AUD?

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2016 virtual reality race. Take your seats, grab a drink and place your bets. Who will win, who will lose? You decide, the people.

First to market so-to-speak is Oculus and their well-known Rift virtual reality headset. While they have just started taking pre-orders as of January 2016 to be shipped in March (although that has since been pushed to May now), their competitors gear up to release their own headsets in the first half of 2016 as well: HTC/Valve and their Vive headset and Sony with their Playstation 4 specific headset: Playstation VR.

A few months ago Packt Publishing reached out to me and asked me to write a book on the upcoming Aurelia Javascript framework. The premise seemed simple and I was excited to be one of the first to write and publish a book on Aurelia.

However, I recently gave up.

Surprisingly, a lot of work goes into writing a book. I am not sure how other publishers do it, but Packt is an incredibly well-oiled machine. They have processes, guidelines, strict requirements about formatting and page layout. Obviously this works for them as they have a great catalogue of books.

If you have not watched the highly addictive real life documentary on Netflix, Making A Murderer about Steven Avery and his nephew Bobby Dassey, then I implore you to go watch it.

Before you continue to read, please be warned there might be spoilers in this article. If you do not want to know finer details or how things end for Steven and Bobby, please stop reading here.

The documentary filmed over the course of 10 years tells the story of Steve Avery, a man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit. …

When it comes to Australian music festivals, you don’t get much bigger than Soundwave Festival headed up by outspoken music promoter AJ Maddah. Originally starting out small in Perth and once known as Gravity Soundwave as part of the Gravity Games, it branched out in 2007 to other capital cities.

I still remember Soundwave Festival 2007 like it was yesterday. For a seemingly small festival (at the time) they managed to pull some great acts, including an equally great headlining act: Deftones. I was there for Thrice myself, but they had some awesome bands nonetheless.

In a sea of music…

I have read a couple of articles on how Medium can monetise itself of late and while they presented some alright ideas, I think the obvious ways that Medium can monetise have not been presented (unless I just have not looked hard enough).

I agree that advertisements are not the best way a site like Medium can monetise itself. I am for ad blockers and believe there are other ways that Medium can explore which would yield better value for both the readers, writers and Medium itself.

Paid Accounts

This is what offers. They have a free tier to cater to…

Subtly Qualified

On the surface this just looks like a bowl of oranges. And in any other situation, you would be right. These oranges are pro-immigration and believe in a level-headed approach to national security form. They are also ripe and ready to be eaten. Can they count on you at the ballot in 2016?


Dwayne Charrington

Front End Engineer and ideas man from Brisbane, Australia. I blog here:

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