recent post, I decided to put together altitude profiles for the
various mountains around Canberra that I've ridden up. They are
normalized to 0m at the start. Black
Mountain is the greatest altitude difference and the steepest. Red Hill is almost
as steep as Black Mountain but much shorter. Stromlo is the
longest but shallowest.
Grubby and I did the Cotter-Uriarra
loop on Saturday. Really nice ride. Not many cars around, even
being a mid morning/lunch on Saturday. Not as hard as I though, but
still lots of climbing, especially out of Uriarra coming back to
Canberra. We also did a quick run up Stromlo after for good measure.
Dunedin was fun. There are some photos here.
One particular night, we went out to a bar to grab some beers (this
was regular (read: every night) occurance during the conf). We
ended up standing outside but then a bouncer came up and said we had
to have a seat if were to remain outside. So, while we were gathering
out thoughts, the bouncer also said "Hey, are you guys at that Linux
"Yeeeaah?" we replied.
"Well, I'm studying and I use Debian all the time!" he said
back, much to our amusement. We talking to the bouncer for a while
longer as we started to head inside.
Then over came another bouncer who was a huge scary looking guy. He
comes up and says "Hey, I'm a Debian user too!". Hence we now have
The Depricator! (see picture)
The current Liberal government is nuts!
Some CControl stuff happening. I have a Mercurial repo here, if you want to
try my additions and merges with other people. I'm starting to get
into Mercurial which is
great for a distributed project like this.
Despite having 3 (yes 3 people!) separate blogs, Simmo is quite a smart
guy. In a recent
post, he mentioned The
Ugly Stick which is a new show on community TV. So trusting Simmo
the first 2 episodes. It's pretty silly stuff and plays a lot on our
lazy Australian culture (I'd be surprised if people from another
country enjoyed it). Anyway, check it out.
1. which is a great concept for artists trying to get their stuff out.
As Rusty says,
obscurity is the greatest threat to vast majority of artists,
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Jo and I headed back to Adelaide for Christmas and New Year. We
had a great but tiring time catching up with lots of friends and
family. Thanks to those who made the effort to see us, it really
means a lot.
While back, we went flying a couple of times with Dad in his new
plane. First trip we went for a longer flight over Goolwa and
Strath. Afterwards I fixed Dad's GPS which didn't have a power
adapter for the plane and was chewing through batteries. After
heading down to Jarcar for some components, I made up a small circuit
board to regulate the plane supply voltage down to what's required for
the GPS. After looking at the plane's electrical schematics, we
decided where to splice into the supply, pulled out the trusty
soldering iron (trusty being that it was purchased 5 min before hand
at Jaycar) and soldered it into the plane. Much to my amazement, it
flight, Jo went up with Dad and I went up with Larry (another
"fly boy"). We ended up flying around only 100m away from each
other, which was a very cool experience. There are some photos and
videos of this flight here.
Congratulations to Brad and Tennille who are expecting their
first child in August. Congratulations again to Brad for winning the
University medal for best PhD at Adelaide Uni in 2005.