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  • Winds of change

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    A change has struck and the wind is gusting outside. It is still warm outside, despite the late hour. So far the Labour Day long weekend has been very warm, at least in Sydney. Yesterday we visited Floriade in Canberra and the thermometer did not even reach 13 degrees Celcius, but here it has been […]

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  • Sparkling!

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    So much has happened since my last post! The holiday in Japan was a real holiday. Read more about it in the blog or view the photos. I returned to find that I am to be looking after one division fulltime instead of two and that I will have to move back to Marsfield at […]

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  • The changing of seasons

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    Friday was the last day of Winter and my last day at work before our one week holiday in Japan begins. The end of Winter was warm and sunny and it felt more like Summer holidays with both the campus and our offices strangely quiet. It was the perfect atmosphere for beginning a holiday. In […]

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  • Blood Moon

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    I really enjoyed tonight's total eclipse of the Moon. It was a warm and clear night, perfect for moongazing. I had both the binoculars and the 4.5" reflector telescope out, but I think the latter needs a good clean as the binoculars provided the superior view. Watching the shadow of the Earth creep across the […]

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  • Doctor Who

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    I'm really enjoying Doctor Who at the moment. The last two episodes screened on ABC TV, 42 and Human Nature, have left B and I wanting more, more, more! Yes, B and I. She has been converted (I used a machine like that to create a cyberman… :)). Sure the science is utter nonsense, but […]

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  • Unimpressed with SharePoint

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    The latest version of SharePoint has been a support nightmare for me. On paper Microsoft SharePoint looks great. Integration with Microsoft Office, document sharing, discussion forums, task manager, blogs and even wikis. I really like the ability to drag and drop files using the Explorer View for document libraries. The problem is that the interface […]

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