1. Lost

    Last month my laptop became unstable. I had been trying to do something which I began to regret. Losing patience I reinstalled the operating system. Unfortunately on my previous installation I had negligently chosen to set up my hard-drives as a striped array. This meant despite days of recovery attempts …

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  2. Pelican

    In the endless cycle of tinkering with this website I have once again changed things around. I had a go at modifying a bash script (BLASH) to parse my markdown files into the html files you’re now looking at. Very quickly the loops and structures became ungainly. No doubt …

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  3. Bantam Killer

    Precious time off work. The Boys out for a ride with me.
    Precious time off work. The Boys out for a ride with me

    Working at SCU back in 2007-8 was a quiet gig. I had plenty of time to mull over things. I would cycle to work in the morning and have my day’s work mostly done by smoko. In …

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  4. Day 56 Broken Hill

    New Car?

    There’s this old ute near my place. It has been well used, like many of the cars out here. It’s like the glam version of my ute.

    Picture
    Thashed Ute

    I’ve not actually used a tank of petrol in the last 50 or so days. The …

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  5. We Moved

    Last Tuesday we emptied our little house into the back of a removal truck. After a quick tidy and a last tearful visit to family we set off on the trail to Broken Hill. Z&JB had to wait on some repairs to their car. They followed on at a …

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  6. Testing Times

    Looking South from The Gallows Headland towards Sawtell
    My current favourite local bit of coast. I’m going to miss the sea.

    Monday morning at work I started running a slight temperature. My shoulders and neck ached. I work with immunocompromised patients so it was safest to go home. I am a nurse so in the interest of …

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  7. Escape Routes

    In my continuing effort to make moving to Broken Hill quantifiable here are some extremely rough travelling numbers.

    From To Plane Train Bus Car Bicycle Walk
    Broken Hill Adelaide (500km) $200
    2hrs
    no train $20
    7hrs
    5hrs 1w 1m
    Broken Hill Coffs Harbour (1,400km) $500
    7hrs
    $60
    23hrs
    $120 …
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  8. Going for Broke

    We have both secured jobs in Broken Hill and have made the decision to make the move. We are jumping in with both feet, albeit with a lifeline back here in Coffs. We are renting our house out and buying one in Broken Hill. I hope to keep our mortgage …

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  9. Rum in the Bahamas

    Magnum PI can take the heat
    Magnum PI can take the heat

    I wish I was on a beach in the Bahamas. There might be a cool breeze; it might not be quite so insanely hot and the cocktails, unike the one I just invented, would not be so disgusting. I stuck some coconut milk in …

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