March 2, 2019 at 11:16pm

Just trialing an embed from Flickr, as I determine whether to re-activate my Pro account.

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March 2, 2019 at 9:33pm

Jason Kottke runs about the best and most popular link blog on the web. This one featuring Freddy Mercury’s vocal doppelgänger, however, is one I have to share.

March 1, 2019 at 12:35pm

Monthly Review: February 2019

The second entry in a series, reviewing my month that was.

What went well at home?

  • I am still aware of my Year of Fun and applying the philosophy to my thinking.
  • My son started a new year at a new school. He has settled in well, and we are very happy with our decision to move him to a different school.
  • I met up for drinks with an old school friend; somebody I haven’t seen for 25 years. It’s incredible how a common link, such as a school history, can eliminate the sense of talking to a stranger. We happily chatted the evening away.

What went well at work?

  • I’m going on annual leave soon, so this has been a month where I’ve had to plan my wind-down, so that I can step away and not having upset clients and work left in limbo. I’ve been very happy with the way I’ve managed this wind-down project. Things should finish up very neatly with no loose ends.
  • I helped set up a colleague with a new project, which they appreciated greatly.


  • I took David to our second EPW indie wrestling show. David loved it once again, and has already been talking about the next show. It seems this may become a standing father/son date. I’m cool with that!
  • I resigned from my role of Director at Midlas. After almost 4 years of service, it was time to step away.
  • Celebrating the birthday of a friend by playing basketball on a rooftop court in the CBD.
  • Participated in a busy bee cleaning the grounds of the local Scout Hall.

My media diet

  • Continued watching Star Trek: Discovery, season 2.
  • Watched the first season of Travelers on Netflix. Created by the same guy who did Stargate SG-1 which is one of my all-time favourite shows.
  • NBL basketball finished its regular season, with my home team Perth Wildcats finishing on top of the ladder. Into the play-offs for the 33rd straight year!
  • Toll by Matt Gemmell, languished unread for no real reason.

My passion project

  • Continued writing on my wiki through the month, including a regular daily journal.
  • Had a realisation that I’ve been journalling in Day One for 6 years, with over 1,000 entries. It’s a sneaky constant in my writing system.
February 20, 2019 at 2:18pm

Imposter Syndrome

I have a tendency to suffer Imposter Syndrome.

At times when it strikes, it’s important to remember that while your own knowledge seems obvious, other people don’t share your brain. As such, sharing your information can deliver genuine insight and help.

This is why, in TheBrain, I keep these two nodes linked.

TheBrain software psychology
February 17, 2019 at 10:17pm

Kids Grow Fast

I’ve been cleaning up my hard drive, and came across this meme I generated a couple of years ago. This was my boy then. Now he’s 3 years old, looks different, and I wonder where the time went.

I still think this is funny, though.

February 10, 2019 at 11:15pm


Putting this here as a method of recording the fact that the concept of zettelkasten and leveraging software to create an effective collection of zettels is taking up an unreasonable portion of my brain space.

The parallel problem is that there are too many intriguing options that offer possible solutions, and I can’t settle on one. Probably my wiki has been my most comprehensive effort, but I have also loved TheBrain. It is expensive, but the content stays private. Of course, there’s my old reliable DEVONthink. I’m hopeful that VoodooPad makes a great comeback, but there’s much radio silence from developer Plausible Labs. I had a look at Tinderbox, but as interesting as it looks, I don’t think I’ll end up working so well with that one.

At this stage, the wiki is free, but has editing friction. TheBrain is expensive, but is quick and fun to create visual links.

Aw man, I can’t decide nor settle.

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