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Don’t Buck the System, Change it

3 minute read

I don’t consider myself a Buddhist but attest to their belief that “Life is Suffering”. Not all of it all the time, but there’s always some waiting. To some...

Semantic CloudFormation Parameter Values

2 minute read

Here’s a pure Cloudformation solution to two annoyances I encounter when managing AWS CloudFormation Parameters. It allows you to optionally specify exported...

Smoking: Prevention & Treatment

1 minute read

When it comes to life threatening situations, prevention and treatment serve different purposes and importantly, different populations.

How to Save Money

2 minute read

Are you price conscious in your everyday spending? A lot of us aren’t for the basic reason that it consumes brain cycles for little percieved reward. Quittin...

Truth about Edinburgh Gardens NYE

3 minute read

What happens when more 15,000 revellers converge on an inner city Melbourne park to ring in the new year with no perimeter fencing, byo drugs/alcohol and jus...

Fun with Retinal Burns

1 minute read

Disclaimer: Don’t look at any bright light source. It may damage your eyes!

Vagrant notes

less than 1 minute read

I’m a massive fan of Vagrant’s command line virtualisation goodness. This post is me trying to find a public place for my vagrant notes to rest (I couldn’t f...

EC2 Outage: Pimp my Fail

less than 1 minute read

Amazon are reporting degraded performance for some volumes in a single AZ in the us-east-1 region.

Lost Dogs Home Cry Poor

2 minute read

[Update] The ABC have acknowledged that the Lost Dogs Home does actually get funding from government.

RVM in Production

1 minute read

[update] Aussie Rubyists are discussing this on rails-oceania@googlegroups.com