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Apr 22 2018

I went out for a hike yesterday evening and got a scare when I nearly trod on this guy crossing a track: I am pretty sure it is a Burton’s Legless Lizard. But not so sure that I would pick it up. I have heard that there are two common places where people get snake bites; on the legs because they are unlucky and on the arms because they are stupid. Read more →

Apr 21 2018

The end of March and most of April have zipped by since my last post. What happened was… well lots of things happened but what didn’t happen was me writing and posting. Blog is now re-homed up on a VM I have on Vultr and I have fronted it with Cloudflare for a bit more resiliency and https so you can read my inane mumblings with added security. And from that you can gather that one of the things that did happen was me playing with various IT geekery to build and configure the VM and associated bits. Read more →

Mar 14 2018

I am currently reading Deep Work by Cal Newport. Herewith two quick Firefox hacks to help reduce distractions and hence the temptation towards shallow work. Firstly customize the new tab page to show only search (instructions); in short there is a gear icon in the top right of the new tab page, click on it and turn off everything except search. Secondly set the Firefox homepage to about:blank or about:newtab if you would prefer to have a search box. Read more →

Mar 03 2018

Yet another busy week! (YABW) I am in the midst of kicking off a new largish/complex project at work and it is keeping me on my toes. If you are familiar with The Dinosaur Theory of project management you will know that this is to be expected and if I am doing it right it should thin out again in week or three. Wife was working in Floreat this morning so the kids and I tagged along for some geo-caching around Herdsman lake. Read more →

Feb 25 2018

Well that week flew by! I have been on SES training all weekend. I completed the Basic General Rescue (BGR) course at Mundaring SES. BGR is the entry level course for search and rescue operations it covers a multitude of sins from hand tools and ladders to knots, stretchers and rescue techniques. Good course with an exercise today where we had to put most of the pieces into practise. Thanks to Mundaring SES for hosting us. Read more →