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Hello, my name is Anthony and I write The Sizzle

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Many years ago I started MacTalk, One More Thing and Reckoner. I've contributed to Delimiter, SMH/The Age, Macworld Australia, PC & Tech Authority, Australian Personal Computer, Drive Zero, Wheels/WhichCar and Media Connect/ITJourno over my decade long stint as a tech writer. Reckoner won the 2014 Optus IT Journalism award for best independent media, which I know was a while ago but I'm proud of it.

You may also remember me as the guy who went to New York to buy some iPads or who set up a cryptocurrency mining farm in a shed, or scored a bunch of frequent flyer points off a bank. I used those points on two seperate business class trips around the world and it was heaps of fun.

I talk a lot of shit on Twitter and write boring nerdy long form stuff that nobody pays me for over on my blog

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