Category Archives: Navel Gazing

Old Bit, New Bit

The Greeks used fire beacons at the time of the Trojan War, in the twelfth century BC. A bonfire on a mountaintop could be seen from watchtowers twenty miles distant, or in special cases even farther. … The meaning of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press

The High Court was very clear in declaring that an Australian Court should not act “to protect the intelligence secrets and confidential political information” of a foreign government … via Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press – speech … Continue reading

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Word Spectrum in Mac OS X

One of my favourite features in Mac OS X is Dictionary. And my favourite part of Dictionary is the thesaurus. Apple uses the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, which comes with a nifty tool called Word Spectrum. Word Spectrum lists synonyms between … Continue reading

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Floodaid is the Future

Floodaid.com.au is not a charity, nor is it a business. We’re not a non-for-profit or an organisation. We’re merely an international group of like-minded people following a vision and combining skills to create a new type of social network with … Continue reading

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I Finally Understand Evernote

I’ve used Evernote for probably 2 years now. I use it primarily as a text editor for all non-code text. It’s not a great text editor, in fact, it’s the buggiest I’ve ever used, but it’s everywhere, so I always … Continue reading

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Dealing with Risk

Lately I’ve been monitoring my risk aversion. I want a life that is achievable only by taking a large number of major risks, yet I have a risk averse disposition. I uncovered today what I think is another one of … Continue reading

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