March 3, 2019 at 11:42pm

Gingerbread House Cubicle

Roaming through my Flickr history, I came across this gem.

We really smashed the Christmas decorating out of the park this year, as my cubicle was transformed into a gingerbread house.

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March 3, 2019 at 12:52pm


One of the joys of parenting is being exposed to children’s television. Much of it is as you would expect, which is to say, execrable.

A new Australian Show, Bluey, bucks the trend. It successfully encapsulates typical family life within modern Australia.

This article with the show’s creator goes into great detail about what makes the father character particularly great:

Equally refreshing is Bluey’s take on fatherhood. Bandit is a laid-back but resourceful dad who’s heavily involved in the day-to-day childcare. In his home office, he sits on a yoga ball at his desk because, as he explains to Bluey, I wrecked my back changing your nappies”. From cleaning to washing to school runs, Bandit navigates the drudgery of household life with calm assurance. He’s actually really competent,” Brumm says. He’s a good dad.”

March 2, 2019 at 11:16pm

Just trialing an embed from Flickr, as I determine whether to re-activate my Pro account.

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March 2, 2019 at 9:33pm

Jason Kottke runs about the best and most popular link blog on the web. This one featuring Freddy Mercury’s vocal doppelgänger, however, is one I have to share.

March 1, 2019 at 12:35pm

Monthly Review: February 2019

The second entry in a series, reviewing my month that was.

What went well at home?

  • I am still aware of my Year of Fun and applying the philosophy to my thinking.
  • My son started a new year at a new school. He has settled in well, and we are very happy with our decision to move him to a different school.
  • I met up for drinks with an old school friend; somebody I haven’t seen for 25 years. It’s incredible how a common link, such as a school history, can eliminate the sense of talking to a stranger. We happily chatted the evening away.

What went well at work?

  • I’m going on annual leave soon, so this has been a month where I’ve had to plan my wind-down, so that I can step away and not having upset clients and work left in limbo. I’ve been very happy with the way I’ve managed this wind-down project. Things should finish up very neatly with no loose ends.
  • I helped set up a colleague with a new project, which they appreciated greatly.


  • I took David to our second EPW indie wrestling show. David loved it once again, and has already been talking about the next show. It seems this may become a standing father/son date. I’m cool with that!
  • I resigned from my role of Director at Midlas. After almost 4 years of service, it was time to step away.
  • Celebrating the birthday of a friend by playing basketball on a rooftop court in the CBD.
  • Participated in a busy bee cleaning the grounds of the local Scout Hall.

My media diet

  • Continued watching Star Trek: Discovery, season 2.
  • Watched the first season of Travelers on Netflix. Created by the same guy who did Stargate SG-1 which is one of my all-time favourite shows.
  • NBL basketball finished its regular season, with my home team Perth Wildcats finishing on top of the ladder. Into the play-offs for the 33rd straight year!
  • Toll by Matt Gemmell, languished unread for no real reason.

My passion project

  • Continued writing on my wiki through the month, including a regular daily journal.
  • Had a realisation that I’ve been journalling in Day One for 6 years, with over 1,000 entries. It’s a sneaky constant in my writing system.
February 20, 2019 at 2:18pm

Imposter Syndrome

I have a tendency to suffer Imposter Syndrome.

At times when it strikes, it’s important to remember that while your own knowledge seems obvious, other people don’t share your brain. As such, sharing your information can deliver genuine insight and help.

This is why, in TheBrain, I keep these two nodes linked.

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