Cheap Blurays in Australia

I love movies, especially in hi-def

But the price of blu-rays dvd sets in Australia is terrible. But amazon UK seem to have a lot of good stuff on special.

I got the complete Rumpole of the Bailey for 14 pounds (DVD)

Bluray Bargains – Best Blu-ray Bargains for Australian Blu-ray Enthusiasts  ….. if you ever want to buy blurays

The Kingkiller Chronicle


Just finished reading the first two books of the Kingkiller Chronicle. Unfortunately the third and last won’t be out for a while (still not out in 2019!).

I loved the books, they each have a deep sense of history and a rich set of characters. Well worth reading.

I read both of these books in epub format on my ipad.

Until the third book comes out I will have to settle for a new author I’ve just discovered – George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series (an HBO television series will soon come out)

More stuff to look pretty on my bookshelf

Just order some new books from Originally I was going to order them from which has free shipping worldwide (unlike amazon) but in this case it was cheaper to buy from amazon even after postage is added.

But if you are after a single book then I would recommend you to check out  UK Version
or  US Version

Do price compare between the two sites as you can usually save a few dollars and the postage is free!

So what did I order?

The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook

This book is all about using Lightroom 3 and Photoshop 5. It focuses on techniques and workflows. It has nothing to do with the art of photography. For the art of photography I ordered the following two books:

The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos

The Anatomy of Martial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used for Each Strike, Kick, and Throw

Pretty much what the title says. Useful to know what muscle you injure when you stuff up whatever technique you are doing

Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA (Mr. Spreadsheet’s Bookshelf)

I have already downloaded the PDF. This is a first rate reference to VBA and excel.

Collins Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation

The basic of grammar … exciting stuff ..zzzz .. but lots of pretty colours in the book.

Installing WordPress on Windows 7

I have recently purchased a new Windows 7 machine. The official reason is to learn photoshop, but really it is to play games.

One of the things I wanted to do is to learn WordPress. On my Mac it gets a bit technical to install if  you stick with the standard tools (OS Xs Built in Apache, PHP and downloading MySQL)

I was expecting something much worse for Windows, especially since it is not a unix environment. Imagine my surprise when I got it up and running in 15 minutes using Microsoft products (legally and free!)

The new product is aimed at beginning web developers and is called WebMatrix. I was most impressed. It installed WordPress 3.01 without any trouble, downloaded PHP and MySQL
When I visted my new local wordpress install, I upgraded by the wordpress update function. It worked flawlessly.


Do a google search for “webmatrix wordpress”