It was a slow news day, yesterday. Emphasis on the word 'day'. I did something I rarely do and emailed my editor at Brisbane Times to query a few topics for today's blog. And I did something I often do, throwing the question out to Twitter. A surprising number of people there wanted me to write about cheese. Not sure what's up with that.
In the end I went with a topic I've had on the back burner for a couple of weeks, people's reluctance to part with even a couple of dollars for a decent app. I was inspired by the surprising (or perhaps that should be unsurprising) level of whingeing I saw on Twitter when Fantastical and Tweetbot relaunched their apps for iOS 7. Complete redesigns, beautifully done. And all of these nuff nuffs squealing like stuck pigs at the terrible terrible price of it all.
Two or three bucks as I recall. I bought both of them.
Anyway, there's really not that much to say on the topic, which meant that the language I used became a lot more florid and violent. Sometimes when you got almost nothing to say, it inspires you to say is in the most colorful fashion possible.
I reread the piece before filing and was reasonably happy with it.
Next thing I know, just before heading off to bed (without my iPad) I saw that Rudd had resigned, or retired or whatever they call it when you leave your seat in Parliament a week after you got there. The thought immediately struck me that that's what I should have blogged about, but screw him. I'd already filed.
Anyway, long story short, they backed the truck load of money up to my front door this morning and so there will be another Blunty today which I will link to a bit later when it comes through subbing. I hope they sub bit. I had to smash that thing out and about twenty-five minutes.