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  • Music, storms, bears on car roofs and sick bags

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    On Friday the power went out again at work when violent storms struck the site with great bolts of lightning, heavy rain and even some hail. Disconnected until after 5pm, there was no point in staying so once the storms had passed it was time to leave. The creeks were roaring with run-off, the air […]

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  • Powerless

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    The power was lost at work this afternoon. There was nothing thaat could be done without our precious computer network, so many of us left early. I sat in the food court of Darling Harbour and worked away on my Zaurus. Outside the flags were fluttering wildly as the cool change arrive, banishing the summerlike […]

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  • A working city

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    There’s a flour mill I see out the window of the train on my way to work each day. I read yesterday that it is to be closed down and replaced with residences. It is one, if not the last, operating mill in inner Sydney. The Arnotts biscuit factory has also been converted into a […]

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  • Thai Style Lemon Coconut Prawns

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    I'm so proud of myself and B. Tonight we managed to replicate one of our favourite restaurant dishes on the first go. Illawong 's Sweet Chilli Thai's Lemon Prawns are delicious with a creamy coconut and lemon sauce. As I was riding home on the train today I gave some thought as to how I […]

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  • The Zaurus is back online

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    The Zaurus is back! I received my Ambicom compact flash WiFi card today and it works a treat. Hopefully it lasts longer than the Netgear MA701 cards which had a nasty habit of cracking. I’ve gone through 3 so far. It’s fortunate that they have a 3 year warranty, but I don’t think that the […]

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  • The long road home

    Array of radiotelescopes in front of a mountain

    Thanks to an accident on the Alfords Point Bridge it took me almost four hours to get home tonight. The road across the bridge was blocked off and we had to go the long way around via the Princes Highway. We didn't eat dinner until after 9pm and, as I was doing the cooking, I […]

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