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Belated Ada Lovelace day post

I know I’m run­ning late, I’ve bare­ly had time to think late­ly, let alone try to assem­ble a coher­ent blog post. But yes­ter­day was Ada Lovelace day and I want­ed to draw some atten­tion to one of the less vocal but def­i­nite­ly no less impor­tant mem­bers of the Syd­ney IT com­mu­ni­ty; good friend and crack […]

How to win an LCA charity auction without really trying

So, LCA char­i­ty auc­tion. Last night I had the sheer plea­sure of being part of the chaotic may­hem that end­ed in a $10600 win­ning bid (ear­lier claims of $10500 were cir­cu­lat­ed before we knew for sure how much we actu­al­ly had) for Karen Garbee’s beau­ti­ful award-win­ning print. Rusty informs me that’s the high­est bid for […]

LCA mascot and PSA

I am in love with this year’s LCA mas­cot, who I shall refer to as Taz Tuz, because that is actu­al­ly his name. After care­ful exper­i­men­ta­tion, I have deter­mined that a size 60 might be a bit too large for Taz. In com­plete­ly unre­lat­ed news, on the way home from din­ner tonight with a group of a […]

Quick summary of my week in Tasmania

Dis­tance dri­ven: 2163.7km. Plus anoth­er 30 or so tomor­row. Dis­tance walked: *shrug* 30km? 40? Lots of short walks rang­ing from half an hour to half a day. Times passed through Hamil­ton: 4. Best place name: Lemon­thyme. Best place name that I actu­al­ly stayed at: Snug. Cutest town: Both­well. It sits smack in the mid­dle of a big pret­ty […]