Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Ultimate Flu Tablet

Recently​ and like many others​, I had the flu. ​

The best remedy was ​to stay home and rest in bed without getting bored. The ​perfect cure was the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro is more than a tablet - it's also a projector. It's thin, light and carries a built-in projector, allowing user​s​ to ​project videos and movies on a wall or screen. You can adjust the positioning of the tablet to easily play a movie on whatever wall or ceiling your eyes desire.

Armed with a few cough and cold medicines and a box of tissues, I set-up the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro while lying on my bed, fired up a movie, pointed the device at my bedroom wall and voila - there was ​the classic movie, E.T.​ ​playing ​on my wall ​with clear, crisp audio coming from the front facing speakers.

When I finished the movie, I also caught up on some YouTube videos and read some email​s​ from the comfort of my sick bed between naps.

In Australia, you can acquire one of these puppies direct from Lenovo for around A$700.

For me, it's the ultimate flu tablet!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

FOR THE SEAN IN OUR LIVES - Sean Harrison Tribute

I went to school with Sean Harrison but I didn't know him well. I know that he was one of the guys who hung out with his own friends and would make the odd contribution in class. We'd have the occasional interaction but he pretty much kept to his own group.

What I didn't know is that Sean suffered from depression. After his school life, he went through some tough times which resulted in his taking his own life at the tender age of 38. I think those who knew him were just as surprised at his tragic demise as those who didn't.

I think we all have a "Sean" on our lives. The individuals who look OK on the outside but are struggling with internal demons that ultimately consume them. So what can we do to learn from and help prevent what happened to the Sean's in our lives?

My school mate, David Peach did something about it. He was a close friend of Sean and decided this year to take two actions. One was to honour his memory with a tribute ride known as the Black Dog Ride from Sydney to Central Australia. The ride creates awareness of depression and raises funds to provide mental health services. The second action was to raise money from the community for the cause.

I have a deep respect for David for honouring a fallen schoolmate and for doing something about raising awareness and funds to assist in preventing this happening to others.

If you have a Sean in your life, I encourage you to read about him through David's compelling story and maybe place some dollars in David's online bucket to fund more services to deal with this condition via this link:

Saturday, March 7, 2015

All The Things You Are - A Brotherly Tribute to Tony Pintado

One of the things my brother, Tony loved to do was sing. At family events like my Mum's 80th birthday in July 2011, he sang the Frank Sinatra torch song, "All The Things You Are" in his own inimitable style.

It's these memories that made us want to remember him for the vibrancy and personality he brought to our lives. In essence, all the things he was.

On the second anniversary of his passing, his brothers and sisters decided to honour his memory and celebrate his life in an online tribute site. We wanted to share with family and friends our memories of him via the stories, photos and videos of his time with us.

You can access this tribute site on The site has been optimised for smartphones and tablets.

I'd appreciate any stories you may want to share about Tony and any feedback you may have via the contact form on the site.