Hobbies

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Painting With Jules
Dec 21, 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.

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Does Anybody Blog Anymore?
May 16, 2019

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.

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Lease signed; another 12 months in Petersham
Feb 7, 2018

Well that weekend went fast! (I have to remind myself that our weekends in Sydney are numbered. In the hundreds, sure, but still numbered.) We spent Saturday morning looking for a new place to live, and why does this sound like a familiar refrain?

A year of blogging badly
Nov 27, 2016

My last post here was July. /me sighs. It’s not that we haven’t been doing things that are worthy of writing about — things I might want to remember later, to read and reminisce, to recall what it was like to be “young and free” (read: almost 40 and a parent) in my (hopefully short-lived¹) dotage.

Dusting off the ‘blog: It’s 2016!
Jan 10, 2016

It’s 2016, and I’m dusting off the ‘blog again. Sure, I might not be able to keep up with writing here, but I’ve got to try — it’s something I actually kind of enjoy, after all, and being able to go back and revisit my thoughts from a year ago (or ten!

The last two years
Sep 30, 2013

There haven’t been a whole lot of posts from me of late (where “late” translates to basically the last three years or so), and this afternoon I’ve been wondering about why that is.

Three Impossible Things
Dec 2, 2011

What a year. In the last rapidly-accelerating twelve months we moved into our own house, bought the biggest, sookiest dog known to humankind and had a son — although “had” is past-tense and he’s undeniably more of a handful here on the outside!

The Piano-ator – "I'll be Bach"
Dec 1, 2008

I have a piano! It is teh awesome. Dee got it from an online place for my birthday. It”s a Korg SP-250 (stage piano), digital, full size and with that fancy-pant hammer-action that makes it feel like a “real” (analogue?