My Musings

May 27, 2012

Picking up by the roadside (or, even more Melbourne food trucks)

So you’ve had a crack at the deliciousness of Part 1 of my Food Truck Odyssey and you’re still hungry?! Some…

March 7, 2012

…so I started a Bitcoin hedge fund

Over the past couple of months I’ve been toying with a new approach to currency, called Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a…

January 30, 2012

Hot Wheels: A growing list of Melbourne Food Trucks

Melbourne is going through a bit of a love affair with dining al-van-o. Following an explosion in the concept that began making waves…

August 20, 2011

Long Straws and the Melbourne Marathon

42.95km’s of pain In a little under 6 weeks your favorite Aussie Financial Services, User Experience & Social Media blogger (wait are…

January 31, 2011

Margin Call

Booking a Victorian ski trip over the wettest weekend during the season, investing in JB Hi-Fi three months out from…

January 22, 2011

..and you think myki is messed up now!

myki (pronounced /ˈmaɪ.kiː/ ‘My-key’) is the contactless ticketing system being intoduced across Victorian public transport. Thus far, it’s also considered to be a fairly colossal f*ck…

January 6, 2011

Longstraws 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how Longstraws did in 2010, and provided a high level summary of my overall blog health.

December 22, 2010

Oh God, not another Melbourne foodie’s “top” list of 2010

Fear not, Longstraws isn’t turning into a food blog; I just need to think about some slightly lighter content for this weeks post.

November 4, 2010

Interviews Bogans Like

Australia’s most original, idiosyncratic, enigmatic, visually exciting, infuriating, catchy, smartarse, profane, iconoclastic and flat out funny group. Ever. This is how irreverent Aussie pop band TISM has previously been described, however I feel some of the same adjectives apply to the six man team behind the hugely popular Things Bogans Like blog, and recently released book.

I sat down with guest author Michael Jayfox to ask a couple of questions around the socioeconomic status, online success, and the future of the bogan.