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Food'n'drink Health

Snacks

Just comparing some of the snacks I regularly take into work, or buy from the charity boxes or fundraiser boxes. Snack Sultanas 40g Banana 118g Apple 182g Giant Freddo Frog 40g Carmans Apricot & almond muesli bar Mars Bar 60g Energy 536 kJ 440 kJ 396 kJ 884 kJ 796 kJ 1150 kJ Protein 1.1 […]

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Photos transport

Some pics from the last week

Sunday afternoon, waiting for the 6:40. Yes, people with grey hair use laptops too. “Mind the gap” is something familiar to Londoners (where some of the gaps really are worth minding), but this warning has recently shown up at Footscray. Monday the 16th was not a good day on the Frankston line. I didn’t have […]

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Geek

Fiddling with the web server

Fiddling with the web server. Comments will be disabled for a little while, and you may notice some other glitches in the next little while. Update. Moved to new server. Consolidating hosting plans. Not as smooth as I hoped. WP2.7.1 broke some bits of it. 2.7 looks better. Thursday morning. Just waiting for the DNS […]

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Geek

Deprecated

I always used the term depreciated, but according to Wikipedia it’s deprecated. It’s not trying to say it’s lost it’s value; it’s trying to say you’re discouraged from using it. In computer terms it generally means something that has been replaced by something better/newer, but it’s still kept around for backwards compatibility. I officially launched […]

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driving

Snake tales

A story I heard a while back… Friend of friend driving along an unsealed country road. As is common in dry weather, the car was causing the dirt and rocks to go flying around. Driver had his arm out the window. Something hit his arm. At first he thought it was a stick. He glanced […]

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Consumerism

The iron

I just dropped the iron. No, it didn’t cause any kind of comical foot injury, but it did cause a crack in the iron. Time to go shopping for a new one. It’s a Sunbeam iron. Lasted 15+ years I think. I’ll happily buy another one. I wonder if they’re on sale anywhere this week? […]

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transport

That picture again

That picture showed up again, this time in an article I wrote for Planning News. I like the blur they’ve put on it.

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Food'n'drink Health

Medicinal reasons

I’d been meaning to write about this anyway, but one of Richard’s Twitter posts reminded me: If only more medical problems could be solved by simply ingesting more caffeine. The world would be a better place. Indeed. The cluster headaches I suffered from last summer did return this year, but happily the medication has been […]

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TV

But that was on the outside

The TV soap Prisoner is 30 years old this year. For a year or two in the 80s, our family was hooked on it. I don’t remember how or why we started watching it, but some of the characters certainly stick in the mind: “The Freak”, Bea Smith, Mrs Morris, Lizzie Birdsworth, and that guard […]

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driving

Let the green man go first

At this intersection, as at most, vehicles turning have to give way to pedestrians. Given that, why have they designed it so that the green man appears several seconds after the cars start moving? It was changed a few months ago when they modified the intersection. It sends the wrong message. Surely, to improve safety […]