Reconstruction

Hi all. It’s been a little while since I’ve added anything to the website. Here’s some jumbled up stuff that will hopefully go some small distance in helping to explain why. —— The last thing I want to do is just write something for the sake of having something new for people to look at. Sometimes, if you consider yourself a writer, you do need to write for writing’s sake. That can come down to something as simple as enforcing self-discipline. I enjoy writing, but I’m not a writer, so I thought it would be OK to excuse myself for […]

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Space Monkey celebrates Alfa registration

The Alfa GTV6 is now registered and road legal here in Tasmania. WooHoo! Next challenge – to grind away a few centimetres from the top of our driveway to stop it scraping. The cutting wheel has been purchased. Now all we need is some time and some dry weather. While we wait, here’s a space monkey sent aloft by Aussie band, Skipping Girl Vinegar (good band names appear to be getting harder to find). They’re not the first to gaffa tape a video camera to a weather balloon, but they’ve got some of the best results, I think. Nice song, […]

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2012 Australia Day ads for lamb

Every January the industry body promoting lamb in Australia produces an ad as part of their “eat lamb on Australia Day” campaign. Our national day is on January 26th. The ads are fronted by a guy named Sam Kekovich, who started his public life as an Australian footballer and then had a media career as a sports commentator and verbose guest on a number of TV shows. One regular sketch involved Sam sitting at a desk like a politician and making outrageous statements about various areas of social policy, which is the theme that has carried through to these lamb […]

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About Swadeology

Hi, all. Seeing there’s been a few more visitors in the last few days, and because many of those visitors will have a few preconceived notions as to what to expect from a site that I write, I figured it might be a good idea to talk a little about what’s going on here. I first started writing online back in late 2004 – a site I called Green Interior. I still love that title, actually. I should have used it for this. My first focused effort at writing was with a Saab site called Trollhattan Saab. Several CMS changes […]

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New Years Un-resolutions 2012

It’s New Year’s Eve here in Australia. Here are some things that I resolve not to do in 2012. — I will not buy an iPhone or an iPad. I love my Apple MacBookPro and I loved the iMac I had before this. I might even replace these with a new iMac to do the heavy lifting and a MacBook Air for portability. But I don’t think I’m going to go down the path of the iPhone or iPad. The iPad bit will be easy. I borrowed one a few weeks ago in order to look over a Porsche magazine […]

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