Graham Clements

A portrait photo of Graham Clements
Graham Clements

I have fought bushfires racing up the hills around Heyfield. I have scheduled television commercials in freezing Ballarat. I have even tossed bean sprouts in a shed in Sydney. I now live in rural Victoria where I write science fiction. Literature, science, technology, the environment and gardening are some of my many interests.

 

Graham Clements's articles

The Logitech Harmony 1100 universal remote control. It has a large touch screen with a series of icons with titles like "watch TV" and "listen to music" as well as buttons for volume and channels.
logitechharmony

The Logitech Harmony 1100 is expensive but can control many different devices

Remote controls can be difficult to use. Many remotes have tiny buttons. The buttons can be hard to see and press. But they can be replaced by a universal remote. Universal remotes can operate a wide range of equipment. Equipment might include a television, DVD player and amplifier. Some universal remotes have larger buttons that glow in the dark. Some use touch-screens. Others can be operated with spoken commands. Universal remotes need to be programmed before they can be used. Sometimes they might not work with your equipment. It is good to try a remote before you buy it.
1 comment - on 05/05/2011
Amazon's Kindle e-reader. It has a white case, has a black and white screen and a full keyboard as well as other buttons
Kindle

Growing popularity: one in five Australians read an e-book last year

Getting your writing published has never been easier. Writers can now turn their words into an electronic book. This e-book can then be sold by an online bookstore. Authors no longer need to spend time travelling the country. Instead, they can promote their e-book online. Many authors make a lot of money out of selling e-books. But free and cheap e-books dominate the market. Most authors will struggle to make money.
No comments
More about: 
Australian author K.A. Bedford signing a copy of his book Time Machines on a table surrounded by many copies of the book. He has a beard and is wearing a black cap and black tshirt.
KABedford

Australian author K.A. Bedford

Most writers dream of writing a novel. Having a disability should not be a barrier. Many authors with disabilities have published novels. Famous authors through history have had many different disabilities. Australian writers K.A. Bedford and Karen Tyrrell have not let bipolar disorder stop them writing. Bedford has had four novels published. Two of his books won major awards. Publishers are also positive about Tyrrell’s first three novels. Both Bedford and Tyrrell are determined to keep writing.
4 comments - last comment on 24/02/2011
More about: 
A woman using a computer and a textbook to study
computerstudy

I had positive experiences online

I wanted to do a creative writing degree. But I was worried illness would regularly stop me attending classes. A university offered me a place in an online course. In an online course you use the computer and internet instead of attending classes. I thought that writing was suited to online study. I accepted. I completed the course in less than three years. But there were many challenges. Slow internet access was a problem. It was also sometimes difficult to find the books I needed. And some university staff were difficult to contact when there were problems.
No comments
More about: 
Blues singer and guitarist Fiona Boyes playing the guitar on stage
Blues singer and guitarist Fiona Boyes

Blues singer and guitarist Fiona Boyes

The 21st Wangaratta Jazz Festival will be held this weekend. The festival is widely regarded as Australia’s premier jazz event. The festival starts on Friday (October 29) and finishes on Monday (November 1). You can hear overseas acts like Grammy Award winning singer Kurt Elling. Trumpet player James Morrison is one of many Australian performers. Jazz and blues performers Over 70 festival events are spread over 10 venues. Venues include the newly built Performing Arts Centre and the magnificent Holy Trinity Cathedral. International performers playing at the festival include: American saxophonist Oliver Lake and his Organ Quartet Portuguese singer Sara...
No comments
More about: 

Pages