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Category Archives: Diary
I’m flying to Perth for Christmas, so things will be quiet hereabouts.
Just resting. I have internet access for an hour or two, so I thought I’d let the teeming masses know that I’m still alive.
Today’s WWA Grand Prix #3 was a good day for yours truly. I won the gold for most-improved Sinclair and took second place for the premier cup. Snatch 90kg, Clean & Jerk 130kg, total 220kg. Just as Jack Walls predicted. … Continue reading
Since leaving The Frontier Group in late June I’ve been watching the job lines and shooting off resumes here and there. I’ve been to a few interviews, had a few offers, but now I’ve decided to take a job at … Continue reading
A while ago I asked my loyal readers (both of you) to help me decide on the best course for the next few years of my life. The results are in: I have accepted a fulltime position at the Frontier … Continue reading
I am, at long last, within a cooee of actually having an undergraduate degree. The road to this point has been much longer than I expected back when I graduated from high school in 1999. The intervention of depression in … Continue reading
So today was my first day at UWA. I committed the classic fresher faux pas by turning up late. Actually, I turned up on time. To the wrong theatre. I went to the geography theatre; I was meant to go … Continue reading
Bachelor of Computer Science. I start on July 23rd.
And finally I have DSL again. Sweet merciful DSL.