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thomas was alone

Following the micro-blog kind of theme this place is following these days, here’s a trailer for an entertaining game that is worth the $10.   You can buy it (PC & Mac versions come in the same purchase) from the official site here.

Sports science isn’t rocket science

When I became a public servant I knew that my lifestyle would change, especially in terms of physical activity. Even though I’m a computer geek I’ve generally managed to maintain a lifestyle that involves something other than sitting in front of a computer. Living so close to the bush has helped, with great walking tracks…

Air Force 1, Canberra, 2011

mega update

When you’ve been this long between updates it doesn’t always make sense to recount things chronologically. I’m writing this the day after Australia Day (months later) and I’m happy to report I escaped the whole thing wtihout a hangover to speak of. Kind of impressed with myself, actually. Especially since this auspicious day is sometimes…

running on an even keel

It’s been a productive few weeks. Yesterday we launched the new Sleep Apnoea Association of ACT site. It was in desperate need of a refresh, probably the of the best examples of severe neglect I’ve seen actually. Took me right back to the Web 1.0 days! Anyway, I ran the spirit of their design through…

Obviously at some stage I managed to find a beanie.

drive

The invite had disappeared in the massive pile of paperwork that occupies a significant portion of my desk. Regardless, I was aware that Tye was turning 27 and that there was a party to be held in celebration of that event somewhere in Sydney. Robbie, running on a program of his own, had already booked…

Trace Collection by Emma Chillman

Trace Collection

There was a vacant desk behind where I set at work for a number of weeks that has now ended up occupied by a character very good with a needle and thread. She probably uses a sewing machine more, but “needle and thread” has a ring to it…anyway, fashion designer and content author Emma Chillman…

The Convoy of No Consequence

You might have heard about it. You might not have! Some people went on a bit of a bike ride – I wasn’t able to participate as I was busy making it to work in record time thanks to all the clear roads. People we probably know have done a video and Rafe sang the…

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beacon flew pretty damn high

Yesterday I hit the road with James – destination The Metro Theatre, Sydney – in order to attend the James Blake gig. Turned out to be a well coordinated and well timed trip, transport and accommodation coming together without a hitch even though we did have to navigate the most horrendous car-park on earth. Now…

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The Friends of Huong Phuong Orphanage

Events, or accounts of events, often drive my focus. I’ve always said context is important. With it you can better understand the human values at play in a given circumstance. When I heard about an orphanage for disabled kids in central Vietnam and the story behind it the thought “Must help…!” was evoked. Not that…

Two music facts

We have an old 45 that has on it Prince’s work that was rereleased for Tim Burton’s Batman. I used to listen to it as a kid. Didn’t like it all that much, really. Born in 1985 I missed out on the Prince thing and have always wondered how exactly he became associated with the…

If rain drops were made of chocolate

I know a lot of teachers. A number of my friends are teachers, I have family who are or have been teachers. I know people training to be teachers. A hugely honorable vocation, teaching forms the cosmic line between humanity and animalism. It provides a positive, powered, position to push back against the things that…