This site is to collect my personal random thoughts on life, the universe and everything in between. Some will be pure unashamed ranting, some will be experiences and other bits will be “check out this interesting article”. I’m frequently spamming twitter to take the brunt of my little bits of interesting stuff and it’ll mean hopefully I’m producing interesting content a bit more frequently.
Who am I?
Australian, software engineer, wandering atheist, two wheel devotee, educator, traveller, tree-hugger, shit stirrer and terminal addict to the interesting stuff going on in the universe.
Work-wise I’ve worked with some great people over the years at various places in the world doing various things (from most recent):Macquarie Bank (Australia),Aon Australia, Guidewire Software (UK), Macquarie Bank (HK), CustomWare (Australia) and before that a (now merged and acquired) Solution 6 (now part of MYOB). At various times I’ve indulged in my love of educating with a stint lecturing at University of Sydney and used to tutor CS/SE subjects at University of Newcastle. My main teaching effort these days is volunteer facilitation of a bunch of kids exploring philosophy and ethics.
The views expressed on this site and any social media sites are my own and not as a representative of any organisation, group, drum circle or bridge club I may or may not have been involved with.
What am I up to?
Been tinkering in the political sphere for the last while – the Australian Progressives is the political startup/political party/”movement” I’m currently slugging away at with some other keen, forward thinking people. By all means Join the Australian Progressives.
Had a great couple of years back in the best country in the world, soaking up some good weather, mountain biking and beach time. Have recently jumped back into cycling to work in addition to a shiny new motorcycle for the trips to the countryside beyond the reasonable range of pedal power.
Before my return I did a bit of “lifestyle engineering” and tossed working in the UK to travel on motorbike for 6 months (UK to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco). My trusty triumph motorcycle and I survived everything from sun, snow, ice, 20 types of rain (thanks Europe for the diversity of rain I didn’t know existed!), sand, river crossings and gale force winds (that knocked out power to half of France, Spain and Morocco and blew my bike onto my tent as a rude wakeup).
Prior to the UK I was living in Hong Kong for several years and enjoyed my time there immensely. Damaging, bit crazy at times, but most certainly fun.
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Hope you enjoy my site.