Plex Media Server is glossy but shallow

Before I talk about Plex, I’ll tell you what led me to look at it. I listened some time ago to one of the excellent Alive 90.5 podcasts by Peter Fowler in which he touched on Google’s Chromecast. It sounded rather interesting. Then in another podcast on November 13, Peter talked about a … Continue reading

Evidence for vitamin C supplements

Many people take vitamin C supplements in the belief they will: prevent or reduce the frequency of the common cold, or lessen the duration and severity of the common cold. But is there any evidence that vitamin C supplements work? In Jan 2013 the Cochrane Collaboration* published online the results … Continue reading

The Conversation – a great online news resource

It’s tough today to get online news for Australians that’s ethical, rigorous and well-written. I’ve always used the ABC, and about a year ago I ditched the Sydney Morning Herald in favour of the Australian edition of The Guardian. When all the bad news starts to get me down I … Continue reading