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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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  • Using jQuery to generate extensible form fields

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    Sometimes you may want to allow a user to add extra fields to a form on the fly. For example, an online résume form will have space for previous employment. A jobseeker fresh out of school may only have had one other job whereas a more experienced may have worked for eleven different organisations. Do […]

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  • A clear night sky

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    Tonight's sky was amazingly dark and clear for Sydney so I brought out the binoculars, and just looked up. There was Jupiter in Scorpius, near red giant Antares. I saw nebulae and groups of bright young stars against a Milky Way still faint from city lights. It is so easy to forget that the universe […]

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  • Midnight weird

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    It's almost midnight and our neighbour with whom we share a wall is vacuuming.

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  • More weirdness

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    As we passed through the inner west I looked out of the window of the train and saw eight piglets roasting on two spits in a reserve beside the tracks. On the bus to Macquarie University the student next to me was listening to Chopin on his iPod. In fact, I noticed, while he scrolled […]

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