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Two very different numbers

Omnishambles While watching another disappointing day in Australian political life unfold, I wondered: How long has it been since Tony Abbott declared, “good government starts today“? It’s such a great example of Abbott’s hopelessness: He survived as Prime Minister after … Continue reading

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Pictures of depression

A warning light is pulsing on the control panel in front of you, but it can wait. You’ll get to it in a moment. So many things to do. A polite, persistent bleeping began at some point. You weren’t paying … Continue reading

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A(nother) new era of WordPress

The other night at WordPress Sydney, I dropped a five minute brain-dump about some cool things going on in the web ecosystem that herald a new era of WordPress. That’s a decent enough excuse to blog for the first time in two years, right? I became a WordPress … Continue reading


A #tbldownunder tip jar for Pia

Update: Cool, now there’s a more official way to contribute back to the #tbldownunder project! The 6% of donations raised by this tip jar will be transferred over soon. Thanks so much for your help! 🙂 ❧ A year ago, when … Continue reading


A Sexual Awakening

Over the last twelve months or so I've gone through something of a sexual awakening. I want to tell you, my Twitter friends, about it first. — Jeff Waugh (@jdub) August 6, 2012 For as long as I can remember, … Continue reading


QotD: Jon Corbet on and Linux Australia

In summary, LCA remains unique in its combination of strongly technical talks, freedom-oriented and hands-on orientation, wide variety of topics covered, and infectious Australian humor. There is a reason some of us seem to end up there every year despite … Continue reading

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Depression, and the fight of my life

I’ve never really been sure how to say “I have depression”. It’s not like I have it. It comes and it goes, and usually it has me, not the other way around. I’d say, “I’m depressed”, but right now I’m not. … Continue reading


However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light

Playboy: If life is so purposeless, do you feel that it’s worth living? Kubrick: Yes, for those of us who manage somehow to cope with our mortality. The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, … Continue reading

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Parting ways

After nine years together, Pia and I are separating. This is a mutual and amicable decision, and we wanted everyone to know that we’re both okay. Pia has also written about it. Although it’s a rough time in many ways, … Continue reading

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Trying to will a world into existence

From James Cameron’s introduction to an early scriptment of Strange Days: At the beginning of any writing project is the agonizing period in which nebulous ideas dance before the mind’s eye like memories of a dream, and vaporous vague shapes take on human … Continue reading

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