2018-12-01: When Harley says “ho ho ho” like this it is wise to confirm that she has not acquired a machine gun.

2018-10-30: The Labyrinth Index The Laundry books started as pastiches of spy thrillers and then went into urban fantasy. In a way …

2018-10-07: I was back in my hometown six weeks ago. Mt father turned 70 so Emily and I flew up to surprise him. …

2018-08-13: TFW your partner acquires the power to make purchases for the collection at the library 📚

2018-07-31: I’m beginning to think the world simply doesn’t deserve my stupid D&D themed nerdy jokes.

2018-07-29: Nerd problems - setting up email on your vanity domain what do you call the mailbox? …

2018-07-26: Twitter giving an object lesson on not relying on someone else’s platform at the same time as Anchor …

2018-07-13: I probably can’t be objective about The Cure’s Pornography. I’ve spent too many hours fighting my …

2018-07-13: • I always slip in my appreciation of Seventeen Seconds, but it is such a great album with gems. But …

2018-07-12: In my quest to re-listen to each Cure album from 1979 to 1990 (cf …

2018-07-10: D bought me a Cthulhu badge, which I pinned to my coat and only now realised that unless you look …

2018-07-02: Yes, I have two books going. I actuyally have three but one stalled out halfway through and I need …

2018-07-02: Currently reading: Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone, ISBN: 9780765379429 📚

2018-07-02: Started “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck” and I am already identifying. 📚

2018-06-01: I….should not have watched the finale to The Americans on the way to work. I can write off …

2018-06-01: If I’m interpreting the current Samantha Bee contretemps correctly, lèse-majesté is back and it is …

2018-05-22: There are three monitors in the wall in the office. The two in the main work room will become …

2018-05-20: It’s nearly winter and my confused roses are still blooming like it’s October.

2018-05-18: The office next door is re-locating and the hall is filled with their shit. Including a copy of Test …

2018-05-15: Always slightly concerned when I find something interesting …

2018-05-05: Also, one woman told me she had 20 years in me, which was nice to hear particularly because I’d bet …

2018-05-05: Helping beginners learn programming you hear some interesting analogies. Today was the first I’ve …

2018-04-27: I dreamed last night of a family trip to Tasmania when I was in grade 10. We were driving and I was …

2018-04-25: Oh yeah! 25 years of never (having been caught) speeding gets me out of the fine and demerit points …

2018-04-23: Is it possible to be a control freak with a subconscious that actively avoids responsibility as a …

2018-04-23: New glasses today. In that period where my eyes are becoming accustomed to new lenses and frame …

2018-04-17: TIL my fear of heights is bad enough that just looking at the gentleman across the street and 20-odd …

2018-04-15: How much of Lord of the Rings is just some huge teen sex comedy plot to help Gandalf’s best bro who …

2018-04-14: Made my DEX check and dodged multi-focals for another round.

2018-04-11: So my understanding is a venal, unethical young man is being interviewed by venal, unethical …

2018-04-06: D keeps mocking Draco for his efforts to protect us from shadows. He’s so diligent, lurching across …

2018-04-06: Today’s Stupidest Idea (so far): Twitter client, but using git commands. git checkout home …

2018-04-05: Bonnie and Harley re-enact a classic Kubrick scene.

2018-04-04: My little sister has been looking forward to walking across the stage to get her Masters for months. …

2018-04-04: Imagine the foreign representatives, the high commissioner in site, having to say “yes, you read it …

2018-04-03: Today was full of achievements, like only needing three(!) attempts to get my on call log correct …

2018-04-03: It just goes to show: some people are sociopaths and you don’t even know.

2018-04-02: Yay, stupid daylight savings is over. It will - briefly - be daylight when I am getting ready for …

2018-03-29: Nothing like a P2 to kick off your five day weekend

2018-03-28: Ok Thursday, Good Friday, a weekend, and Hey Its Monday But Still No Work, all in a row. Sure, on …

2018-03-26: I’ll be prepared to cop stick from English people, particularly their papers, for Australians …

2018-03-26: Every time I try and pick up some functional programming techniques, I first shoal out trying to …

2018-03-26: Lol, my random Mandelbrot generator got temp banned from Twitter because it keeps zooming into a …

2018-03-25: Berlotti beans are going to be a regular part of this households diet solely on the basis that they …

2018-03-24: Some of us know how to do a cream tea correctly. #royaleastershow

2018-03-22: I just caught myself bringing some text up close and peering around my glasses to read it. I think …

2018-03-22: 03:45 start for a 06:30 flight and now on my 4th espresso. I am developing a very twitchy shell over …

2018-03-22: I assume I can just rock up at the MCG tonight and waltz in for a good seat on opening night of the …

2018-03-18: Okay, rocks done. It’s now very hot, so mulch later.

2018-03-18: Ok, let’s move 500kg of ricks from here to there. And then do all that mulch as well.

2018-03-17: I had to stop moving the dirt when it hit 30C Apple Watch then piped up to tell me my 47 minute …

2018-03-17: CPR has a 1 in 10 success rate for resuscitating people. Portable defibrillators are 9 in 10. Going …

2018-03-17: We meet again, my old enemy.

2018-03-16: I can now provide first aid. Please form an orderly cue.

2018-03-14: Yesterday on Twitter Mark Pesce mentioned finger and now I have an entirely unreasonable desire to …

2018-03-14: Life Goal: have someone describe me as “a pretty big deal in the $x community”, where $x is anything …

2018-03-14: I have a new pen and I really love it. If you’d told me five years ago I would be into pens despite …

2018-03-13: I like to think that there is a prayer wheel for mockery and every now and then Tim Gunner feels …

2018-03-12: Gets $1,000 from ATM to contribute to the black economy. It asks for confirmation I will pay $2.50 …

2018-03-10: Chilling.

2018-03-10: We’re ripping up the turf in the front garden so we can level it all out a bit. Had a go at …

2018-03-08: International Women’s Day speaker whose first words are a disclaimer that she’s not The Angry …

2018-03-07: Declare todo bankruptcy. You won’t be able to run for Parliament until you discharge, but come on, …

2018-03-05: Every time I hear “Antoni can’t cook” I can’t help but recall not a single one of those str8 guys …

2018-03-05: I almost certainly won’t bother watching it, but apropos of my comments on fandom, I like that …

2018-03-04: Mute; The Culture; old old code and terrible opinions

2018-03-01: I suspect most of that project is going to be global subsitution of function names beginning with …

2018-03-01: I stumbled across the php code for my first blog. Actually, might have been my second, but the first …

2018-03-01: If I were Prime Minister, a chunk of the English syllabus in primary and high school would be …

2018-02-26: There’s a talk I would like to go to. It’s about functional programming which I’m totally not …

2018-02-25: If enunciated the right way and with the correct amount of confidence “This shouldn’t make a …

2018-02-24: Just had a young man tell me it is rare to meet people in Sydney with more than ten years of tech …

2018-02-24: It’s @nodegirlssydney day, and my first job is collecting the lost sheep milling outside the wrong …

2018-02-22: Because of an accidental captialisation, TIL that Google Translate translatest” Quis docet …

2018-02-22: Arming teachers with guns so they can accidentally kill the students vs just banning guns. Imagine …

2018-02-21: A fortnight ago I didn’t even know I could put an instance in the wrong subnet. The lesson here is …

2018-02-21: Elizabeth Swaney should be a folk hero.

2018-02-20: /me adds Subtweeting and Rage Incubation to my LinkedIn skills

2018-02-19: I started a new project on PHP, because I couldn’t remember how to write PHP. I mean, at all.

2018-02-18: Yes, I am a nerd. What of it?

2018-02-16: Bamboo! I have bested you and cast your remains down upon the slopes of Ziragzigil.

2018-02-16: What is it about men who think having a woman around is a pre requisite that not acting like …

2018-02-15: There should be a mod for Civ 6 to make the background music for Australia ‘Back in Black’ and ‘Am I …

2018-02-14: New Manager: “How often do you think I should fly up to the Sydney office?” Me, coming off 3ish …

2018-02-13: I don’t know how seriously admonishments not to configure PayId with my mobile number of email …

2018-02-11: It’s nice to see that Jason Mendoza gets to come back from the Bad Place and speedskate for …

2018-02-11: D: do you want to work for Atlassian? Only if I get to force them to build usable export/import …

2018-02-10: Purchased an orbital sander to help make the job of maintaining our merbau gates easier. Sure. …

2018-02-10: I muttered I wish I’d done CS at uni. After I explained the difference between CD and InfoTech, she …

2018-02-09: What possible motivation is there for putting a ssl cert on my blog? Chrome 68 is going to create a …

2018-02-08: I’m beginning to feel the scar tissue when I try and stretch my limbs in a bigger, freer …

2018-02-07: If I told ten year old me that I have given a lot of thought to the problem of how to make some I …

2018-02-07: I believe it is possible to be suuuper impressed with the technological achievements of the SpaceX …

2018-02-06: The artwork in my building is a bit….odd. Ironic criticism of this country’s brutal …

2018-02-04: Stuff from last week. A blog post for 2018-02-04 This would probably work better if I wrote daily. …

2018-02-01: A while ago someone published a video describing how they made a fractal version of All Star. I want …

2018-01-31: I no longer work in North Sydney, and I hope I never do again.

2018-01-30: New laptops for everyone in the team today. As I download and install all of the tools I use, I am …

2018-01-29: I have made this Chocolate Chip Skittle Biscuit two days running now, and reader, it is good. I may …

2018-01-25: To cleanse my palette and try - again - to write regularly: a media diet

2018-01-24: Startup idea: a projector that also publishes the current slide via (magic wireless sharing medium) …

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2018-01-23: Yes, I may have DOS’d the (old) company’s Confluence instance with my script, but to be fair, I only …

2018-01-23: I put it to you if we’re even partly reliant on Mark Zucketberg and his army of young turks to tweak …

2018-01-18: Not using a website should be an easy project to complete. And yet.

2018-01-17: It’s slightly frustrating that the only time I remember I need a couple dozen ping pong balls is …

2018-01-16: The First Law Of Wiki Total number of pages grows logarithmically. Dead pages grow exponentially.

2018-01-15: I’ve never forgotten the first recruiter I ever met who tried to troll me by telling me all software …

2018-01-14: A twitter client, but only for DMs.

2018-01-14: It was this day ten years ago that @randomknits and I went to Haleiwa Joe’s for dinner. Memories.

2018-01-12: 1) Shows someone how to make text red in HTML. 2) Feels bad for using inline style 3) Gets called a …

2018-01-09: One day I should do a dump of the timeline from @randommandelbot and run an analysis of just how …

2018-01-08: If you’re feeling bad today because you didn’t do any of the things you planned to over your break, …

2018-01-08: Finally. I can die now.

2018-01-06: Something uniquely frustrating about text books aimed at someone new to the topic having examples …

2018-01-05: powazek.com/posts/353…

2018-01-04: Getting stung by operator precedence is not my favourite part of 2018.

2018-01-02: 2017 Achievements: pull requests accepted from an open source project. Not my first, but the first I …

2018-01-01: I’m being convinced to join the RAS to get entry to Thunder and Giants games. Pretty sure …

2017-12-31: 2017 Achievements: New employer. Technically I didn’t actually do anything to achieve this, but I’m …

2017-12-30: 2017 Achievements: Groomed the Apple Music Favourites Mix algorithm to give me a mix with 80% women. …

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2017-12-26: True Christmas, not the fake northern one, is spent sweating.

2017-12-10: I liked Godless. A lot. I liked the last ten minutes. I liked Maggie and Martha and Alice and …

2017-12-06: I’m guessing it hailed at home while I was at work. Dog is ok though.

2017-12-03: Finished products from my bookbinding course.

2017-12-03: Finished products from my bookbinding course.

2017-12-02: Progress shots frof m my book binding course today. The sewing is a bit loose and the sections are …

2017-11-06: I have my new macbook and I have used the touchbar.

2017-10-31: I’m a better person when I’m empathetic. Masculinity’s problem, maybe even The Problem, is the view …

2017-10-30: The correct way to construct a burger is: Bun { Lettuce, Tomato, Beetroot, Mustard, Pickle, Onion, …

2017-10-29: I pickled Rick!

2017-10-26: Ok, new computer ordered and on its way. The things I will do with it.

2017-10-25: Are we finally at an inflexion point where society actually starts taking sexual harassment …

2017-10-24: MacBook gets officially diagnosed tomorrow. Upper limit of $250 but I am pretty sure it would …

2017-10-22: I’m not crying at the Halt and Catch Fire finale because Donna and Cameron are friends again, you …

2017-10-22: I’m not a communist but I definitely flirt with the idea. Capitalism is the entrenchment of …

2017-10-20: All these reports of dust grains disabling MacBook keyboards have come at exactly the wrong time. …

2017-10-18: I work for a company that provides marketing solutions: email, sms, eCommence, SEM. They also …

2017-10-17: A bot for tracking my sleep and asking during the day after a bad night how I’m doing, calm down, …

2017-10-16: On that macbook problem, were it a windows 95 machine I would have wiped and reinstalled within …

2017-10-15: My MacBook is running fine when I boot from a external drive, but seems wonky and fragile when …

2017-10-13: This weekend I want: To be a better person Work on the Interpreter book Think about how I want to …

2017-10-12: “covfefe” has become my new test string. foo bar baz covfefe

2017-10-11: It’s been so long that I’d forgotten that rain is a thing that happens.

2017-10-10: The more I think on Star Trek…a number of reactions I have read mention the Klingon redesign, …

2017-10-09: Really enjoying Star Trek Discovery. The focus not being in the captain and the bridge is a breathe …

2017-10-09: I have two stumbling blocks with Scrum when trying to run my team. 1) I overthink Story Points, …

2017-10-08: 12 hour slow cooked pulled pork and a roasted fennel, apple, and walnut mix. I think the pig eaters …

2017-10-07: I think I have a real problem with my competivness stopping me from growing. I have this internet in …

2017-10-06: The false information problem that Facebook presents society has always existed. In 1919 they were …

2017-10-05: I wonder which micro-demographics the homophobes are targeting with the really pernicious ads. I …

2017-10-04: I feel like Elon Musk has a point about AI. Not AI running amok and nuking humanity, a hangover of …

2017-06-22: I’m looking for a new job. I get asked what am I looking for. I say, I’m looking for the …

2017-06-21: Left out of @manton’s post on how to use a microblog is the one thing I struggle with most - …

2017-06-13: Wrapping up our holiday on Hawai’i. Swam with the fishes at Hanauma Bay today. Shoulders …

2017-06-06: Marukame Udon for dinner in Waikiki. Great choice by Donna. Had a fantastic time on Maui. Oahu will …

2017-06-04: We upgraded from a cottage to a room in the tower. One day I will explain to Donna why I think this …

2017-06-02: On the plane. I have waited months for this trip. Going to enjoy the hell out of it. Maui, Hawaii, …

2017-06-02: I earned that negroni.

2017-06-02: And now we play a waiting game. In ~15 hours….Hawaii.

2017-06-02: Goal for June: breathe. Pullback from the edge and breathe. Don’t react, accept and take on. …

2017-05-25: Whelp, gave the evil wolf a nice big feed this morning. Now I need to regroup, rebuild, and find …

2017-05-13: Meat delivery day is the best day of all.

2017-05-09: Project idea: camera that converts the picture it takes to sound.

2017-05-08: TIL that setting even a single pixel in an image to alpha 254 will stop Twitter applying JPEG …

2017-04-30: Hello, world! I mean, it’s kid of traditional, right.