Archive for 2019

A bit of fun for the Christmas break: I found my old Warhammer 40K minatures that I'd had as a kid1 and showed Jules. “Can I paint one?” he asked. “No, but I'll buy you one for yourself.” The same day we visited an art supply shop, for a completely different reason, but sure enough there was a single “blind box” Space Marine. I couldn't back out, and the last couple of nights we've been going through the various steps: first spraying an undercoat, then painting the base colours (shown here), and today we added some details.
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We made it. It's probably the same feeling every year, but it certainly feels like this one has been a tough slog. From work (what the hell??) to learning how to help Jules with dyslexia, there's been a steep learning curve for all of us this year. Not to mention all the craziness happening in the world around us: Trump, Brexit, HK, bushfires at home and “forever wars” abroad. Of all the applicable clichés my favourite has to be “…once more ‘round the sun.
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Life keeps happening1… We’ve moved into a new place in Sydney: a small, new-build townhouse with undercover parking (rare in Sydney!). The place is so close to Jules’ school that his grandmother (who now lives with us) can walk him there each morning; it’s also close to a bouldering gym and a microbrewery, so I’m pretty much covered however I want to spend my time. The other evening we saw kookaburras on the roof.
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A little after 11pm on a Thursday night and I've just finished1 the migration of my ‘blog from Wordpress to Hugo, the static-site generator written in Go. It was actually reasonably easy considering I had quite a few posts and pages, not to mention the content types provided by various plugins. (But it's 2019: does anybody blog anymore?) Hugo has taken a little bit of getting used to, but I'm definitely liking it more as I use it.
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