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Ned Martin’s Dot Org

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Ned and Bronwen
Welcome to v3, the third incarnation of my personal website.
v3 is a stylistically diverse site. That’s the point of it. The freedom to style each page how I want, easily, without any restrictions—while still keeping some semblance of order. Total anarchy isn’t for me. The menu up the top is your friend. It’s the one thing that’s always there.
v2 was a very fixed site. Every page, every section, was exactly the same—stylistically speaking—as every other page. It’s still there—go have a look. It was heavily focused on standards compliance, accessibility, and all that jazz. It seemed the “right” way to design a perfectionist’s site back then. Now I’ve moved on. Order in chaos is my current goal.

v1 was my first attempt at a “proper” website. A few little bits of it have been saved.

amused3 Because Someone Has to Be:
Ned MartinI believe you can tell a lot about a person from what amuses them, or sometimes, what doesn’t amuse them, so when I come across something that amuses me, I put it on my amused site. Plus it’s a lot of fun.

There’s usually a few revealing things hanging around at my public file depository too, although be aware that, despite the name, they may not actually be intended for public view—read the disclaimer first.


All of this, and more, can be found from the menu, or check out the site map.

Hard Answers
HardAnswers.net It’s where you go for all those hard answers—or if you have a question you need an answer for. A useful site, by Ned Martin. HardAnswers.net

the-i.org – Ned Martin’s Online Persona

I also have a website devoted to my online persona, “thei”, where you will find some of my photography, including some of myself, the-i.org along with some information about me and where I live, amongst other things. There are also instructions for getting in contact with me via MSN or IRC, my musical tastes, and a whole lot more

Hogswatch, Acro, Slacklining, Climbing, & the James Street Food & Wine Festival I go to Hogswatch in July, & Bronwen & I go to Acro at Davies Park, Climbing at Kangaroo Point, the James Street Food & Wine Festival, & Slacklining & Acro at New Farm. Sat 30th Jul – Sun 31st Jul 2016CC the Cat & the Julia Rose Band I see CC the Cat & the Julia Rose Band at The Motor Room. Fri 29th Jul 2016Europe, Egypt & Africa I visit Silas, clean up around the house, & sort through the Europe, Egypt & Africa photos from 2011. Sun 24th Jul – Thu 28th Jul 2016Acro at Davies Park Bronwen & I go to Acro at Davies Park & Sizzler. Sat 23rd Jul 2016Fat Picnic I go to Fat Picnic at The Motor Room. Fri 22nd Jul 2016West End Full Moon Fire Festival Bronwen & I go to the West End Fire Festival. Sun 22nd May 2016Slacklining & Acro Bronwen & I go to Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park. Sat 21st May 2016Slacklining & Acro Bronwen & I go to Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park. Sun 15th May 2016Take Action for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Development Bronwen learns to ride motorbikes, I go to the “Take Action for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Development” rally & we both go to Acro at Davies Park Markets. Sat 14th May 2016The Dentist & The Crown I go to the dentist & have a zirconium crown installed. Thu 12th May 2016Slacklining, Acro & Sunset Gathering Bronwen & I go to Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park & Sunset Gathering at Kangaroo Point. Sun 8th May 2016The House of Fandom Markets Bronwen & I go to the House of Fandom Markets & Cosplay, & have drinks at Jeb’s place. Sat 7th May 2016The Dentist & The Preliminary Crown I spend over an hour at the dentist & get a temporary crown. Thu 5th May 2016The Motor Room Protest Picnic Bronwen & I go to The Motor Room Protest Picnic. Wed 27th Apr 2016Bronwen’s Frizzy Hair Bronwen has frizzy hair & I take photographs of it. Tue 26th Apr 2016West End Full Moon Fire Festival Bronwen & I go to Knock Off Comedy, the newly moved Motor Room & Boundary Street Markets, & the West End Fire Festival. Fri 22nd Apr 2016My Teeth Hurt My teeth hurt & I go for a run Thu 21st Apr 2016The Endodontist: Part 2 I go to the endodontist again & have my root canal finished. Wed 20th Apr 2016The Jungle Book Bronwen & I watch “The Jungle Book”. Tue 19th Apr 2016Roving Conspiracy at 63 Annerley Road Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy at 63 Annerley Road, Wooloongabba. Mon 18th Apr 2016Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park Bronwen & I go to New Farm Park where we find a soccer game & the slackline & acro crew. Sun 17th Apr 2016Kallidad & the Washing Machine The washing machine breaks, I fix it, & watch Kallidad at The Motor Room. Sat 16th Apr 2016Fighting Sugar & Cleaning My Laptop I fight sugar, go walking, clean my laptop, eat ramen, & pick up the mower from Silas. Mon 11th Apr – Fri 15th Apr 2016Sizzler, Slacklining & Sunset Gathering Bronwen & I go to Sizzler, watch the slackline & acro crew at New Farm Park, & go to Sunset Gathering at Kangaroo Point. Sat 9th Apr – Sun 10th Apr 2016Fat Picnic I find many smelly fungi & Bronwen & I go to Fat Picnic, Miel & Jonathan Sri’s Campaign After-party at The Motor Room. Fri 8th Apr 2016The Civil Dispute I drive all over the place to hopefully wrap up my civil dispute, Bronwen & I drop the mower off to Silas & go to Halim’s Indian Taj with him, & my tooth hurts again. Mon 4th Apr – Thu 7th Apr 2016Orienteering, Slacklining & Acro Bronwen & I go orienteering at Mount Coot-Tha, then to Suitcase Rummage in the city & on to New Farm Park where we find the slackline & acro crew. Sun 3rd Apr 2016The Coin Machine Bronwen & I watch “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, turn coins into money & have dinner at Bronwen’s parents’s place. Tue 29th Mar – Thu 31st Mar 2016Stradbroke Island Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island to escape the Easter chaos on the mainland, & manage to survive. Thu 24th Mar – Mon 28th Mar 2016West End Full Moon Fire Festival Bronwen & I go to the West End Fire Festival. Wed 23rd Mar 2016The Dentist I go back to the dentist, visit Silas & see “London has Fallen”. Mon 21st Mar – Tue 22nd Mar 2016The Election & The Toll Tunnel There is an election, & I drive in the toll tunnel by accident. Needless to say, I am very angry. Sat 19th Mar – Sun 20th Mar 2016Another Wisdom Tooth I go to the endodontist who performs stage one of my root canal, I visit the dentist who removes my wisdom tooth, & I lie in bed in pain and misery. Wed 16th Mar – Fri 18th Mar 2016The Persian Kitchen Bronwen & I have dinner at the Persian Kitchen with Silas, Liza, Morgan & Celeste. Tue 15th Mar 2016Roving Conspiracy at 42 Mollison Street Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy at 42 Mollison Street, eat felafel kebabs, & feed worms. Mon 14th Mar 2016World Science Festival Bronwen & I go to the World Science Festival. It is not very good & it rains. Sun 13th Mar 2016Wilsons Lookout, Dinosaur Pasta & The Security Camera Bronwen & I start watching “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, eat dinosaur pasta, go to Knock Off Comedy & Wilsons Lookout, & I install a security camera. Tue 8th Mar – Fri 11th Mar 2016The Dentist I go to the dentist, who refers me to the endodontist. Mon 7th Mar 2016Suitcase Rummage, Slacklining & Acro Bronwen & I go to Suitcase Rummage in the city & Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park. Sun 6th Mar 2016Deadpool, Toothache & The Media Centre Bronwen & I watch “Deadpool”, my tooth begins to hurt, & I upgrade the media centre to Kodi Jarvis & connect it to Maz’s NAS. Mon 29th Feb – Sat 5th Mar 2016Maz Flies to America Bronwen & I drive to the airport to see Maz off on his way to the US, the mower doesn’t start, & we watch slackliners & acro performers at New Farm Park. Sun 28th Feb 2016Maz Moves Out I work & help Maz pack, Maz moves out & Bronwen & I go to MZAZA at the Motor Room. Mon 22nd Feb – Sat 27th Feb 2016Slacklining & Acro I go to Francy’s Patisserie with Maz, the Vigil for Baby Asha, Slacklining & Acro in New Farm Park with Bronwen, & meet Sarah & Micah at the airport. Sun 21st Feb 2016The Vigil for Baby Asha I watch the Slackline crew break all their gear setting up a waterline, then go to the Vigil for Baby Asha. Sat 20th Feb 2016Work, Hanaichi & Halim’s Indian Taj I eat Hanaichi, see Maz a lot, start a new contract, & meet Kieran at Halim’s Indian Taj. Mon 15th Feb – Fri 19th Feb 2016The Vigil for Baby Asha I go to the Vigil for Baby Asha, then go to Maz’s. Sun 14th Feb 2016Stradbroke Island Maz, Chris & I go to Stradbroke Island to take drone footage. Bronwen joins me later & we stay with her parents. Fri 12th Feb – Sat 13th Feb 2016Interview & Dental Check-up I go for an interview & have a dental check-up. Mon 8th Feb – Thu 11th Feb 2016Slacklining & Sunset Gathering Bronwen & I go to suitcase rummage, watch the slackline & acro crew at New Farm Park, & then go to Sunset Gathering at Orleigh Park. Sun 7th Feb 2016Rio Rhythmics Carnaval 2016 Bronwen & I watch the dancers at Rio Rhythmics’ Carnaval in West End, then visit Maz. Sat 6th Feb 2016Neon Pop 2016 I find Brisbane’s most confusing lift & photograph cosplayers at Neon Pop. Fri 5th Feb 2016Sore Throat I get a sore throat, but I survive & it gets better. Tue 2nd Feb – Thu 4th Feb 2016Thunderbolts and Lightning: Very, Very Frightening I take photos of lightning & Bronwen, Maz & I have curry at Halim’s. Mon 1st Feb 2016The Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Bronwen & I attend the Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Sun 31st Jan 2016Awfully Hot It is awfully hot. Wed 27th Jan – Sat 30th Jan 2016Invasion Day Rally & Australia Day Esky Races Bronwen & I go to the “Invasion Day” rally, the Normanby Hotel’s 1000 Watt Esky Races, & see the Bollywood film “Airlift”. Tue 26th Jan 2016The Stairway to Knowledge Bronwen & I discover the Stairway to Knowledge, & watch for trains. Sun 24th Jan – Mon 25th Jan 2016West End Full Moon Fire Festival Bronwen & I go to Sizzler, Great Australian Bites, & the West End Fire Festival, where it storms. Sat 23rd Jan 2016Free the Nipple Picnic Bronwen & I go to a “Free the Nipple” picnic, Roving Conspiracy, watch “The Big Short”, & I meet Silas. Sun 17th Jan – Fri 22nd Jan 2016Walking up Mount Gravatt Bronwen & I watch “Suffragette” & “The Dressmaker”, & I continue my attempts to walk up Mount Gravatt every so often. Mon 11th Jan – Sat 16th Jan 2016Brisbane No Pants Subway Ride 2016 Bronwen & I attend the Brisbane No Pants Subway Ride. Sun 10th Jan 2016The Week after Woodford Bronwen & I get home from Woodford & try to readjust to normality. Sun 3rd Jan – Sat 9th Jan 2016Woodford Folk Festival 2015/16 Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time. Sat 26th Dec – Sat 2nd Jan 2016Christmas & My Birthday Bronwen & I have a quiet Christmas. Wed 23rd Dec – Fri 25th Dec 2015Christmas Lights Bronwen, Maz & I go look at Christmas Lights. Tue 22nd Dec 2015Woodford, Tents & Fireworks Bronwen & I set up tent at Woodford, watch the Myer Christmas Parade, take photos of fireworks, & see Star Wars Episode VII. Sat 19th Dec – Mon 21st Dec 2015Early Christmas Bronwen & I go Bronwen’s parents’ place & have an early Christmas. Fri 18th Dec 2015Christmas Lights Bronwen & I go look at Christmas Lights. Thu 17th Dec 2015Storms & Air-Conditioning There are storms, Bronwen & I see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”, watch the lighting of the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Tree, visit some fancy rats, & help Maz install air-conditioning. Mon 23rd Nov – Sun 29th Nov 2015Cedar Creek Falls Bronwen replaces her phone battery, we eat at Sizzler, & drive to Cedar Creek Falls with Maz. Sat 21st Nov – Sun 22nd Nov 2015Bronwen’s Birthday Book Bronwen & I watch “Spectre” to celebrate our eleventh anniversary, I surprise Bronwen with a Kindle Voyage for her birthday, hidden in a hollow book which Maz & I make, & I fail to bribe Woodford. Mon 16th Nov – Fri 20th Nov 2015Shandina’s Photos I edit photos, forget to pay my credit card bill, talk to recruiters, eat Mexican & Thai, & plan for a bushwalk. Mon 9th Nov – Fri 13th Nov 2015Cedar Creek and the Toilet Bronwen & I drive to Cedar Creek, block Amanda’s toilet, drive to the other Cedar Creek, & unblock Amanda’s toilet. Sat 7th Nov – Sun 8th Nov 2015Anonymous, Lightning, Hospital & America I finish working, take Amanda to hospital, find out Maz is moving to America, watch an “Anonymous” march, & try to photograph lightning. Mon 2nd Nov – Fri 6th Nov 2015Brisbane Zombie Walk 2015 Bronwen & I go to a photoshoot, a Jewish festival, the Grass Roots Festival, a suitcase rummage, & the Brisbane Zombie Walk. Sun 1st Nov 2015Fiesta Latina Bronwen & I go to Fiesta Latina, where I take many blurry photos. Sat 31st Oct 2015Germination: Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers and Supporters Party I drop Maz at the airport, there is cake at work, & Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy & eat bin food at the Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers & Supporters Party. Mon 26th Oct – Fri 30th Oct 2015Stradbroke Island Bronwen, Maz, a few of his friends, & I go to Stradbroke Island, & I am clever and do not camp. Sat 24th Oct – Sun 25th Oct 2015Valley Fiesta Bronwen & I go to the first night of the Valley Fiesta. Mon 19th Oct – Fri 23rd Oct 2015Northbrook Gorges Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Northbrook Gorges and get wet walking up a creek. Sun 18th Oct 2015Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival Bronwen, Maz & I go to the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival. Sat 17th Oct 2015Fixing Bronwen’s Mum’s Laptop I go to the dentist, switch to Bronwen’s old phone, Bronwen removes her Mum’s hard drive, & I test it. Thu 15th Oct – Fri 16th Oct 2015The Death of my Galaxy Note My Galaxy Note dies after 3 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, and 5 days. Wed 14th Oct 2015Pop-up Conspiracy I make a huge mess, take the cooktop apart, go to a pop-up conspiracy, stay up late, get results from the doctor & watch “The Martian”. Mon 12th Oct – Tue 13th Oct 2015Robowars 2015 Nationals I begin to recover from my laryngitis & Bronwen & I go to the Robowars 2015 Nationals at Ipswich Art Gallery, & Sunset Gathering. Sun 11th Oct 2015Brisbane Open House 2015 I start to recover & Bronwen & I go to Brisbane Open House. Sat 10th Oct 2015Laryngitis Bronwen & I go to Miffy’s birthday party, & I get laryngitis. Mon 5th Oct – Fri 9th Oct 2015Bris Bricks Lego Exhibition Maz & I go to the Bris Bricks Lego Expo after Bronwen & I went to Wellington Point instead. Sat 3rd Oct – Sun 4th Oct 2015West End Fire Festival Bronwen & I fall sick, go to West End Fire Festival, eat burritos with Maz, & have a delicious dinner with Bronwen’s folks. Mon 28th Sep – Fri 2nd Oct 2015Macro Tubes & Riverfire I get my macro tubes & Bronwen & I go and see the projections on The Treasury & watch Riverfire. Mon 21st Sep – Sun 27th Sep 2015The Dentist & My New Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens I go to the dentist & have my tooth accidentally killed & buy a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens. Thu 6th Aug 2015Car Rego, Ant Man, Fruit Toast & The Dentist I pay my car rego, watch “Ant Man”, lose my umbrella cover, shop, eat fruit toast, make focal length graphs, go to the Night Noodle Markets & attend the dentist. Mon 20th Jul – Thu 30th Jul 2015Point Reyes to Fort Bragg Bronwen & I look around Point Reyes National Seashore & the San Andreas Fault, then drive along California 1 to Fort Bragg, following the scenic coastline. Sun 17th May 2015Sacramento, California Bronwen & I drive to Sacramento & go to Sizzler. Sat 16th May 2015Yosemite National Park, California Bronwen & I drive to Yosemite National Park, find snow, look at Giant Sequoias, spend the night at Oakhurst & drive to Lakeview in Stockton. Thu 14th May – Fri 15th May 2015San Francisco, California Bronwen & I meet Maz, have a look at his place, go see the Golden Gate Bridge, drive into Downtown San Francisco, & go for a walk around some of the more interesting parts of the city. Tue 12th May – Wed 13th May 2015Big Sur, Santa Cruz, & the drive to San Francisco Bronwen & I drive along Big Sur from Los Angeles to San Francisco, spending the night at Carmel-by-the-Sea. Mon 11th May 2015Los Angeles, California Bronwen & I look at the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Centre, stroll around LA, visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Malibu, & I scratch the car. Sun 10th May 2015Las Vegas, Nevada Bronwen & I drive to Las Vegas again, then continue on to Los Angeles. Sat 9th May 2015Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada Bronwen & I drive to Hoover Dam, then through Lake Mead Recreation Area to the Valley of Fire State Park. Fri 8th May 2015Las Vegas, Nevada Bronwen & I drive from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, & have a look at “The Strip”. Thu 7th May 2015Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Bronwen & I drive to Grand Canyon National Park & spend a very cold night in our tent. Wed 6th May 2015Zion National Park, Utah Bronwen & I explore Zion National Park, then sleep at Walmart in Page, Arizona. Tue 5th May 2015Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Bronwen & I drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, walk through many hoodoos, see snow, drive through Zion National Park, & sleep at Springdale. Mon 4th May 2015Canyonlands National Park, Utah Bronwen & I drive to Canyonlands National Park, where my knee hurts & there are many canyons. Sun 3rd May 2015Arches National Park, Utah Bronwen & I drive through New Mexico, along parts of Historic Route 66, past Monument Valley, & through Colorado on our way to Arches National Park in Utah, where we find many, many arches. Fri 1st May – Sat 2nd May 2015Dallas, Texas, United States of America Bronwen & I fly to Dallas, Texas, hire a car, & begin our American holiday. Wed 22nd Apr – Thu 30th Apr 2015Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Bronwen & I drive to Tweed Hospital then North Kirra Beach & watch the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Sat 18th Apr – Sun 19th Apr 2015Quitting Work & Fighting Hospitals Maz makes new poi, I receive fake rubbish from eBay, find malware, quit work, buy an Easter egg, go to Sizzler, Pancake Manor & Indooroopilly, & Bronwen gets business cards, goes to the doctor & fights Tweed Hospital & we see “Furious 7”. Tue 7th Apr – Fri 17th Apr 2015Easter Bronwen & I go to “Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave” with Maz & Emmi & find glowing mushrooms, I observe “Reclaim Australia” versus the communists, Bronwen & I drive to random jetties & Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse at midnight, go to Leslie Harrison Dam, fight lantana, & meet Clint & Kelly with Maz & Emmi at Mount Ngungun. Fri 3rd Apr – Mon 6th Apr 2015Maz’s Farewell Bronwen, Chris, Clint, Emmi, Maz & I go to Stradbroke Island for Maz’s farewell, & only Clint misses the ferry. Fri 27th Mar – Thu 2nd Apr 2015Coomera Circuit Clint, Maz, Emmi & I walk the Coomera Circuit at Binna Burra. Clint falls over many times but does not dislocate his finger. Tue 24th Mar – Thu 26th Mar 2015Bronwen’s Cyborg Finger & Purling Brook Falls Bronwen finds out she is to be made redundant & dislocates her finger, we see Chappie, drive to Coolangatta with Maz & Emmi, & walk through the clouds at Springbrook. Mon 16th Mar – Mon 23rd Mar 2015Waterlining Bronwen & I go and watch “waterlining” at Kangaroo Point. Sun 15th Mar 2015Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show Bronwen recaptures worms, we see “Focus”, go to the Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show, & Maz makes LED poi. Mon 9th Mar – Sat 14th Mar 2015The Three Worlds Fire Twirling Competition I take photos of water & the Three Worlds Fire Twirling Competition, fight my phone & Cyanogenmod, & Maz returns to Australia. Mon 2nd Mar – Sun 8th Mar 2015Neon Pop 2015 Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, buy a new Canon 70D camera, test the camera at Neon Pop, see “Jupiter Ascending”, & Bronwen goes to Q-Ride & postpones buying flights. Mon 23rd Feb – Sun 1st Mar 2015The Year of the Goat Bronwen & I watch “Fifty Shades of Grey”, live through a cyclonic flood, & visit Chinatown for their year of the goat celebrations. Mon 16th Feb – Sun 22nd Feb 2015The Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot & Amigurumi Toyland Bronwen & I find miles of VHS tape at “Sublime”, watch “Kingsmen”, I eat a terrible curry & hunt for laptops, we go orienteering & to the Valentine’s Day Busk where a world record is broken, to the Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot, Recycling Art Competition Exhibition, Suitcase Rummage, Amigurumi Toyland & The Japanese Festival. Sun 8th Feb – Sun 15th Feb 2015Rio Rhythmics Carnaval 2015 Bronwen tries Stretch Hummers on for size, we visit the state library & the museum, and then watch the dancers at Rio Rhythmics’ Carnaval in West End. Sat 7th Feb 2015Mortdecai I go to Brisbane Free University, The Dentist, Lake Baroon with Clint, West End Fire Festival, The Cinema, & there is an election. Tue 27th Jan – Fri 6th Feb 2015Australia Day Bronwen feeds snakes, it rains a lot, we go swimming at Cedar Creek Falls, attend the Super-Awesome Greens Supporters Party, go to a photoshoot where my camera doesn’t work, watch Australia Day fireworks, & Bronwen goes in a 1000w Esky Race. Mon 19th Jan – Mon 26th Jan 2015College’s Crossing I return to work, Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, watch “Taken 3”, survive the bull sharks at College’s Crossing, & Bronwen plays with snakes & wins a trip to Dallas. Mon 12th Jan – Sun 18th Jan 2015Brisbane No Pants Subway Ride & Sunset Gathering Bronwen & I test my camera, go to a climbing BBQ, ride the train with pantless people from No Pants Subway Ride & attend the first Sunset Gathering of the year. Mon 5th Jan – Sun 11th Jan 2015Woodford Folk Festival 2014/15 Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time. Tue 23rd Dec – Fri 2nd Jan 2015Brisbane G20 Summit Bronwen & I attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane. Fri 14th Nov – Sun 16th Nov 2014Island Vibe Festival 2014 Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island & Island Vibe Festival. Fri 31st Oct – Sun 2nd Nov 2014Rockets & Scarecrows Bronwen & I drive to Queensland Rocketry Society’s Rocket Launch & watch many rockets, then continue to Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival. Sun 19th Oct 2014Little Planets I go to the G20 Laws Community Session, learn how to make “little planets”, & Bronwen is sent a bomb. Mon 13th Oct – Sat 18th Oct 2014Brisbane Open House, West End Festival, & Brisbane Kite Festival It is Brisbane Open House weekend so Bronwen & I go see QPAC, Roma St Fire Station, the Law Courts, the Masonic Temple, & the Port of Brisbane, as well as the West End Festival and the Brisbane Kite Festival. Sat 11th Oct – Sun 12th Oct 2014Bris Brick’s Lego Exhibition & Roving Conspiracy Bronwen & I go to Bris Brick’s Lego Exhibition, The Greens’ “Roving Conspiracy”, & I watch a lunar eclipse & some Diwali celebrations. Mon 6th Oct – Fri 10th Oct 2014Brisbane Zombie Walk 2014 Bronwen goes to TedX & I go to the Thai Festival & The Brisbane Zombie Walk, which I survive. Sun 5th Oct 2014Spring Hill Alive Festival Bronwen’s parents return from Japan, I finish working, & Bronwen & I go to the Spring Hill Alive Festival. Mon 29th Sep – Sat 4th Oct 2014Riverfire Bronwen & I go to Riverfire, watch jets & helicopters, & trample people & their picnics. Mon 22nd Sep – Sun 28th Sep 2014Mitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival Bronwen & I drive to the Mitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival, have a great time, & drive home again very tired. Fri 19th Sep – Sun 21st Sep 2014The iPhone 6 Plus I buy a mousepad. Bronwen wears a hat. Everyone else buys an iPhone. Mon 15th Sep – Thu 18th Sep 2014Swell Sculpture Festival Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival & stop at the PNG Independence Day Festival in Beenleigh on the way home. Sun 14th Sep 2014Exxopolis & Street Reads Bronwen’s parents go to Japan & Bronwen & I go to the Exxopolis luminarium, watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, & battle roaches in “Street Reads”. Mon 8th Sep – Sat 13th Sep 2014Spring is Sprung! I recover from my tooth extraction, Bronwen & I see “Do Do Land” & go to the Kurilpa Derby, & Sizzler. Mon 1st Sep – Sun 7th Sep 2014The Wisdom Tooth I have pain & my wisdom tooth is removed. Mon 25th Aug – Sun 31st Aug 2014Valley Fiesta & Slacklining I eat a cupcake, watch “The Expendables 3”, go to Valley Fiesta & watch Slacklining. Mon 18th Aug – Sun 24th Aug 2014Ekka Flu & The Supermoon Bronwen & I go to Moonfest & there is a Supermoon. Then we catch Ekka flu & ache. Mon 11th Aug – Sun 17th Aug 2014The Pipe Organ & Sunset Gathering I ache, watch “Lucy”, break my phone, & Bronwen & I go to the Brunswick St. Mall reopening, listen to City Hall’s Pipe Organ, & go to the colourful Sunset Gathering. Mon 4th Aug – Sun 10th Aug 2014Cannon Firing at Fort Lytton I go to the Hawken Village Street Festival, watch AFL, crazy uni students, & “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, & try to photograph cannons firing at Fort Lytton. Mon 28th Jul – Sun 3rd Aug 2014Hogswatch in July It is Alexandra’s birthday, I drop a hard drive off to Amanda, taps to Bunnings, pay some tax, look at Cosplay people, Hogswatch in July people, St. Brigid’s Church, & find a brush with breasts. Mon 21st Jul – Sun 27th Jul 2014South Bank’s Regional Flavours Festival I go to work, the bus is slow & annoying, Bronwen & I go orienteering, & eat lots of things at the Regional Flavours Festival. Mon 14th Jul – Sun 20th Jul 2014The Temples of Tamil Nadu Bronwen & I travel India for 2 months. It isn’t the season tourists normally go, because it’s starting to get too hot. To try to make the best of this, & also the best use of our limited time, we fly into Chennai, & head immediately south, travelling through Tamil Nadu. Tue 18th Feb – Sat 22nd Feb 2014Preparing for India I clean my car air-filter, look at flights to India & travel insurance, apply for an Indian visa, buy a new camera bag & camera strap, go to Sunset Gathering, get immunised & a sore arm, buy some locks, SD cards & various things for India, fight Citibank, book flights to India, & pack for India! Wed 5th Feb – Mon 17th Feb 2014The Rent-a-Bomb, Flash-lit Cactuses & Chinese Dancing Girls I rent-a-bomb, photograph cactuses at Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, watch dancing girls at the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations, finish up at work, give the rent-a-bomb back, swim in the peeing pool at Southbank, & Bronwen’s leave is approved. Thu 30th Jan – Tue 4th Feb 2014Australia Day I go to the “Freedom Rally”, take my car to the RACQ Assessment Centre, & clean my laptop heatsink. Sun 26th Jan – Wed 29th Jan 2014Chopping Tree, Hitting Car, Scanning Ear Bronwen & her Dad chop down a tree, I fight ivy & a washing machine, go back to work, eat sushi, move office, watch “47 Ronin”, swim at Cedar Creek, have ear scans at hospital, & am involved in a car accident. Also, a possum comes inside. Sat 11th Jan – Sat 25th Jan 2014Bronwen’s Hair Bronwen & I are sick & sleepy, watch “The Desolation of Smaug”, I see a koala, & the rest is about Bronwen’s hair. Fri 3rd Jan – Fri 10th Jan 2014Woodford Folk Festival 2013/14 Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time. Thu 26th Dec – Thu 2nd Jan 2014Christmas Lights Bronwen & I watch the Myer Christmas Parade and Pantomim, “American Hustle”, “Enders Game”, & drive lots, seeing many, many Christmas Lights. Mon 16th Dec – Thu 19th Dec 2013Christmas Carols I watch “The Spectacular Now”, The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols, City Hall’s Light Spectacular, & go to College’s Crossing, which is destroyed. Mon 9th Dec – Sun 15th Dec 2013Wide Eyed I eat veggie pasties, pizza & am wide-eyed & amused. Tue 22nd Oct 2013Brisbane Zombie Walk 2013 Bronwen & I rush to Brisbane Zombie Walk, then drink milkshakes with Alexandra. Sun 6th Oct 2013Swell Sculpture Festival Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival & attend UQ’s MBA Information Evening, & I eat lunch with Alexandra & Anne & start exercising, & my ear plays up. Sun 22nd Sep – Fri 27th Sep 2013Symphony under the Stars I take my car to the mechanic, who fixes two of the three things wrong with it; Bronwen & I see “Jobs”, go to “Symphony under the Stars” & “Opera at the Riverstage”; & I buy Bronwen a B. Mon 16th Sep – Sat 21st Sep 2013SpringFlare Festival of Colours Both Bronwen & I are sick & go to the doctor. We also see “White House Down”, the Brisbane Festival, & SpringFlare Festival of Colours, as well as gardening. Mon 9th Sep – Sun 15th Sep 2013Election 2013: Krishna’s Birthday, The Fire, The Snake, Serbians, The Kurilpa Derby & Alexandra’s Bass Guitar Bronwen & I go to Krishna’s Birthday, the Serbian Festival, The Kuripla Derby (& squid race), the Sit Down Comedy Club, a few Brisbane Writers Festival events, watch “Red 2”, & Alexandra’s bass arrives; I find a fire & call for help, I find a snake & deal with it, & Abbott (Liberal) beats Rudd (Labor). Mon 26th Aug – Sun 8th Sep 2013Rallies, Movies, Indians & Robots I go to several rallies (gay marriage, saving the reef, & fearing chemtrails), see movies (“Now You See Me”, “Elysium” & “The World’s End”), eat very expensive food at The Stokehouse, watch ravers at “Elements in the Park” & dancers at “The Indian Independence Day Festival”, & see Japanese & teddybears at The Botanic Gardens & robots at QUT’s Robotronica, before watching the Glow Run & becoming sick. Sun 4th Aug – Sun 25th Aug 2013Comedy Hypnosis, Ailan Kores, Bastille Day, Sunset Gathering, Thai-ish Food & the Epicurean Festival Bronwen, Anne, Andy & I go to Anthony Laffan’s “Comedy Hypnosis”, then Bronwen & I watch a (failed) attempt to form the largest trumpet ensemble ever, slackline, drink water, go to The Ailan Kores, Bastille Day, the Sunset Gathering & the Epicurean Festival, endure “Pacific Rim”, eat Thai-ish food, & I save Australia. Thu 11th Jul – Mon 22nd Jul 2013Lockyer Powerfest, New Farm v Brisbane Wolves & The Teneriffe Festival Bronwen & I go to Lockyer Powerfest at Lake Dyer where I develop “ouchies” & photograph lots of speedboats, eat at Sizzler, watch “Superman” at South Bank, ogle art at “A Celebration of the Female Form”, watch Dan lose in soccer, visit The Teneriffe Festival, & Bronwen & I watch “The Lone Ranger” but it is broken. Sun 30th Jun – Wed 10th Jul 2013Moonfest Bronwen & I go to the World Refugee Day Festival, see the “supermoon”, & twirl fire at Moonfest. I catch public transport & take my car to David, go to Sizzler with extreme difficulty, & switch my mobile to TPG. Bronwen recycles batteries at ALDI, I upgrade my phone to ICS, & we both go slacklining & to a fifties-style street party–“Shake the Village”. Sun 23rd Jun – Sat 29th Jun 2013Africa Day Bronwen & I go to “Africa Day” & look at amazing hats, watch Dan play soccer–twice, watch “The Great Gatsby”, go to the Albion Comedy Club with Greg & Kylie & Toowong Cemetry with Sarah, & I help Maz move & pay my speeding fine. Sun 26th May – Sat 8th Jun 2013Greta’s Wedding Bronwen & I drive to Greta’s Wedding in Coffs Harbour. It is beautiful. Later, we watch “G.I. Joe Retaliation” & “Oblivion”, & I buy $5 shorts. Sat 6th Apr – Sun 14th Apr 2013Propaganda, Flooding & Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse It floods again, I build a Propaganda site, & I go to Tom’s Confectionary Warehouse. Sat 2nd Mar – Wed 13th Mar 2013Australian Sand Sculpting Championships Bronwen & I drive to the Gold Coast to look at the “Australian Sand Sculpting Championships”, I start work, & we watch “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”. Sun 17th Feb – Fri 1st Mar 2013Daisy Hill Koala Centre I attend interviews & get some work, Maz’s car battery goes flat, & Bronwen & I go to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. Thu 14th Feb – Sat 16th Feb 2013Mapleton Falls Bronwen, Maz, Clint & I walk to the base of Mapleton Falls, & Maz & I nearly die. Sun 10th Feb – Wed 13th Feb 2013The Harrowing History of my Media Centre I build a new media centre, which promptly breaks, prompting me to revisit the harrowing history of my media centre. Bronwen & I also go see “Race 2”–a Bollywood film–& Mettro tells me Ray White have pulled development back in-house. Sun 3rd Feb – Sat 9th Feb 2013Twin Falls Circuit, Springbrook Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & walk the Twin Falls Circuit, which is closed, & then go to Chez Tessa because The Burrito Bar has run out of tacos. Sat 2nd Feb 2013Flooding, Storms & Power Failures My umbrella is stolen, there is a little storm & half of QLD (including me) loses power, & the media centre dies. Fri 25th Jan – Fri 1st Feb 2013Boondall Wetlands Bronwen & I swim at Southbank, walk through Boondall Wetlands, see many jellyfish, & I have my wheels balanced. Sat 19th Jan – Thu 24th Jan 2013My Last Two Weeks at Mettro I go back to work, replace the diff in my car, and finish up at Mettro. Bronwen & I watch “Les Miserables”, “The Life of Pi”, Jupiter at Astro Pete’s, & “Gangster Squad”, & we go to Heidi’s Fortieth. Laurie passes away. Mon 7th Jan – Fri 18th Jan 2013The Solar Eclipse of 2012 Bronwen & I fly to Cairns, drive to Mount Carbine, & watch an amazing solar eclipse with Bronwen’s parents. I then meet Silas & Liza, & fly home. Mon 12th Nov – Wed 14th Nov 2012The Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo & The Brisbane Grass Roots Music Festival Bronwen & I go to Sunnybank, The Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo, Astro Pete’s, The Diwali Festival, The Brisbane Grass Roots Music Festival, & see “The Intouchables”; Sarah’s laptop arrives, Silas & Liza visit, & I get sick. Sat 27th Oct – Fri 9th Nov 2012Bogans, Scarecrows & Cedar Creek I buy 6TB of hard drives for the server & find they can’t be used, go to Sizzler with Bronwen, & Cedar Creek & Cameron Falls with Bronwen & Maz & most of the bogans in the Gold Coast, & see some scarecrows. Then Niall leaves, I meet Clint, & go see Anthony Laffan’s Comedy Hypnosis Show. Sat 20th Oct – Fri 26th Oct 2012Springbrook, Twin Falls & Natural Bridge Bronwen & I drive to Springbrook, walk the Twin Falls Circuit, & look at Natural Bridge in the day time for a change. I also use the bike carrier for the first time. Sat 13th Oct – Fri 19th Oct 2012Kondalilla Falls & Alexandria Bay Bronwen & I go to Govinda’s, don’t take Natacha to Murwillumbah & instead go to Kondalilla Falls & Alexandria Bay, see a fruit bat and many naked men, & eat a Frenzy for the first time in many years. Fri 5th Oct – Fri 12th Oct 2012Springbrook, Purling Brook Falls & an Upside Down 4WD Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & visit Purling Brook Falls, coming across an upside down 4WD on the way home; Bronwen & I get free mini Dutch pancakes, watch “Looper”, & I cook two-minute noodles. Mon 1st Oct – Thu 4th Oct 2012Robowars 2012 Nationals & Riverfire Bronwen & I attend the Robowars 2012 Nationals, watch Riverfire from the 33rd floor of the Suncorp building, & Bronwen starts a new job. Mon 24th Sep – Sun 30th Sep 2012The West End Block Party, Alexander Hills Hotel, Byron Bay & Nimbin I go to the West End Block Party, Bronwen & I both go to the Sit Down Comedy Club at the Alexandra Hills Hotel, & Maz, Uzi, Ian, Chris & I drive & ride to the Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Nimbin. Sat 22nd Sep – Sun 23rd Sep 2012Stradbroke Island, The “Straddie Salute” Triathlon, & Moonrise Kingdom Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island, watch the “Straddie Salute” triathlon, “Moonrise Kingdon”, eat chocolate nachos & go to Govinda’s. Sat 15th Sep – Fri 21st Sep 2012The Brisbane Festival & Lake Kurwongbah Bronwen & I watch the Brisbane Festival opening & Santos City of Lights, drive to Lake Kurwongbah with Maz, walk up Mt. Gravatt, eat pizza, & I am nearly killed by a ferocious shower spider. Sat 8th Sep – Fri 14th Sep 2012Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave Maz, Kate & I drive to Natural Bridge Glow Worm Caves, we all look at Ngoc’s milk boobs, then Ngoc’s icecream boobs, watch “The Expendables 2”, a spider is in my shoe, the police deafen me, I clone my hard drive, & go shoe shopping & visit the new Chez Tessa. Sat 1st Sep – Fri 7th Sep 2012Flinder’s Peak & Secret Cave Bronwen & I go to The Korean Multicultural Festival, & climb Flinder’s Peak with Derek, Eric & Robert, I fall sick, Bronwen’s job ends, & wee see off Natacha at The Three Monkeys with Shane and Alexandra, before booking flights to Cairns. Sat 28th Jul – Fri 3rd Aug 2012A Week of Food I eat–and photograph–food for a week, go to Pittsworth with Maz, watch “Men in Black 3”, & try a new vegetarian restaurant–The Green Vegetarian Restaurant Wed 30th May – Tue 5th Jun 2012Wabbit Season I eat chips at Pittsworth, curry in Rosalie, & film the massacre of many Easter Bunnies. Sun 15th Apr 2012Pittsworth Light Painting Bronwen & I go to Pittsworth with Maz & Clint, eat birthday cake, & take photographs in the dark. Sat 14th Apr 2012Stradbroke, Ants, Mosquitoes & Gum Nuts I go to Stradbroke Island with Bronwen & am attacked by ants, mosquitoes, & gum nuts—but no icebergs. Thu 5th Apr – Tue 10th Apr 2012Suitcase Rummages, Mini Bike Trainers & Earth Hour I run out of milk, go to the Sit Down Comedy Club, eat chips with Clint at Scarborough, shop for shoes & chocolate, watch “The Hunger Games”, attend “Earth Hour”, a suitcase rummage, & buy a Mini Bike Trainer. Thu 22nd Mar – Wed 4th Apr 2012Gavin’s Funeral Bronwen & I attend Gavin’s funeral, I get toothache & visit the dentist, go to Govinda’s Sunday Feast, & watch “Coriolanus” & “The Rum Diaries”. Sat 10th Mar – Wed 21st Mar 2012Bushwalking O’Reilly’s, Leeches & Itching Bronwen, Clint, Maz & I go for a wet & misty walk through the leeches along Toolona Creek & Mount Wanungra at O’Reilly’s, & itch for days after. Sun 4th Mar – Fri 9th Mar 2012Birthday Shirts I get very “me” Birthday Shirts, walk the Gateway Bridge, & eat muffins. Sat 3rd Mar 2012Sick, Retiring, RAM & Comedy I put more RAM in my laptop, Bronwen’s Dad “retires”, her Aunt & Uncle leave, we laugh at the Sit Down Comedy Club, & watch “Killer Elite”. Mon 20th Feb – Fri 2nd Mar 2012Coomera Circuit, Lamington National Park Bronwen, Clint & I walk the Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park, & I eat pancakes & fall sick. Sat 18th Feb – Sun 19th Feb 2012The KGB Don’t Find Me The KGB don’t find me, I fix my car’s central locking, watch “Chronicle” with Clint & “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” without him, the water fails, Flash crashes, I redesign my site, & Bronwen & I attend Cam & Christine’s party & a family dinner. Wed 1st Feb – Fri 17th Feb 2012Family Dinner, Sizzlers, & Cloudflare I have some days & nights, attend family dinner at Bronwen’s parents’ place, eat most of Sizzlers, & start using Cloudflare. Mon 23rd Jan – Tue 31st Jan 2012The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo It is hot. I fix my car door, watch “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, & eat a lot. Mon 9th Jan – Fri 20th Jan 2012College’s Crossing I watch “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, eat a late Christmas Lunch at Sizzlers, & go swimming at College’s Crossing. Wed 4th Jan – Sun 8th Jan 2012Woodford Folk Festival & The Dreaming Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, where the weather is good for a change, I fall sick, we don’t argue, & overall have a great time. Mon 26th Dec – Tue 3rd Jan 2012Wherein I get a new bike & the moon goes away I am haircut, there is a lunar eclipse, Bronwen buys me a bike, I go riding & get lost, fall over and damage my laptop, & post my old camera up to Sarah. Sat 10th Dec – Fri 16th Dec 2011Dotty at GoMA: We Miss You Magic Land! I go dotty at GoMA, eat chips, pizza & pasta, & attend the work Christmas Party. Sat 3rd Dec – Fri 9th Dec 2011Pittsworth & Light Painting A picture breaks, I eat at Coffee Club, buy a Mack Diamond Warranty, drive to Pittsworth with Maz, take starry photos, go-live at work, & watch the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree. Wed 23rd Nov – Fri 2nd Dec 2011Bronwen’s Birthday It is Bronwen’s birthday, I make my first ever “Extra Special Birthday Vouchers”, get lots of things from eBay–some of which aren’t broken–& photograph the city. Sun 20th Nov – Tue 22nd Nov 2011Seven Years It is Bronwen and my seventh anniversary. I attempt to change my headlamps, eat curry with Silas, photograph the media centre & my server, give Bronwen flowers, gain a battery grip for my camera, & eat dinner at Caravanserai. Mon 14th Nov – Sat 19th Nov 2011Canon EOS 7D My new Canon EOS 7D camera arrives & I am excited. Mon 7th Nov – Fri 11th Nov 2011Brisbane Zombie Walk 2011 Bronwen & I go to the Brisbane Zombie Walk, Occupy Brisbane & The Confectionary Warehouse. Sun 23rd Oct 2011Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival Bronwen & I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & are lucky to survive. Sat 15th Oct 2011The Steamers (Attempt Five) A fifth unsuccessful attempt to get to “The Steamers”, wherein it rains, squalls, & I meet the strongest wind I have ever met. Sat 1st Oct 2011More Torches & Some Thai Two torches arrive from eBay, only one of which is broken; it rains & blows, & I go to Tara Thai. Tue 6th Sep – Fri 9th Sep 2011Torches, Tax & Dinner Bronwen has her first day at work, my 18650 batteries and P-Rocket torch arrive, Mack Warranties suck, it rains, & we have dinner with Bronwen’s cousins, Laurence & Valerie. Mon 22nd Aug – Fri 26th Aug 2011A Funeral, Classical Music, Cowboys & Aliens I attend Bronwen’s grandfather’s funeral, Classic FM’s Topology, & Cowboys & Aliens. Thu 11th Aug – Thu 18th Aug 2011Computers Suck I fought–then bought–a monitor, fought the media centre, watched Captain America fight, bought some torches & batteries & a fake Wi-Fi card on eBay, fought my netbook, went to Sunday Live, fought Bilharzia, & got fit & stayed thin. Mon 1st Aug – Wed 10th Aug 2011The Haircut & Not The Steamers I get a haircut & don’t die on a cliff, in the dark, trying to find “The Steamers”. Fri 29th Jul – Sun 31st Jul 2011Stradbroke Island & Ida’s Funeral I get a quote for my lens repair, go to Stradbroke Island, trim the hedge, install windscreen wipers & attend Ida’s funeral. Fri 22nd Jul – Thu 28th Jul 2011Home, Frizzy Hair, Pizza & Lens Repair I arrive home, Bronwen’s hair goes frizzy, we watch Harry Potter & Transformers, visit Kieran, Maz, Smeagol, buy pizza & a shirt, & visit Camera Tech. Wed 13th Jul – Thu 21st Jul 2011The Netbook, The Diseases, & Tom I buy a netbook, eat Malaysian food, visit the travel doctor, inject diseases, buy a Lumix camera, travel on a bus, & have lunch with Tom. Sun 20th Mar – Sat 26th Mar 2011My Kindle, My Dentist & My Last Day at Work My Kindle arrives, I visit the dentist, have my last day at work, & nearly die in several road accidents. Mon 14th Mar – Sat 19th Mar 2011World Naked Bike Ride I watched naked people ride bikes, had a milkshake, and watched “Gilmore Girls”. Sat 12th Mar 2011Quitting Work, Buying Flights & a Kindle I visit Amanda, give notice at work, book flights to Europe, & Bronwen gets a Kindle. Mon 28th Feb – Fri 11th Mar 2011Storms, Nachos, Anger & Laptop Repair I am very angry, it storms big, Maz moves to his new place, my laptop is repaired, & we go for a lovely drive. Mon 21st Feb – Sun 27th Feb 2011Stradbroke Island & Natalie I go to Stradbroke Island, and, unrelatedly, meet Natalie. Mon 14th Feb – Sun 20th Feb 2011Gasses Damaging to the Ozone Layer I cancel things, get in trouble, visit Amanda, & Maz, Kieran, Bunnings, Sunnybank & Govinda’s. Mon 7th Feb – Sun 13th Feb 2011The Eight Dollar Milkshake I buy an eight dollar milkshake, find that traffic congestion occurs during peak-hour, eat a fair bit, & go to Cleveland. Mon 31st Jan – Sun 6th Feb 2011Moving House My sister is pregnant, I visit College’s Crossing Moonscape, move to Bronwen’s, & find traffic sucks. Mon 24th Jan – Sun 30th Jan 2011Squatting after the Flood I move my things back to my flood damaged house & squat there. I also trim hedges, eat Sizzlers, tacos, curry, & help Maz move. Tue 18th Jan – Sun 23rd Jan 2011The Flood There is a huge flood: I evacuate, my house is flooded, & then cleaned. Tue 11th Jan – Mon 17th Jan 2011College’s Crossing Flooded I drive back to Woodford, go for a swim, eventually get to Nandos & naively go to swim at a flooded College’s Crossing. Mon 3rd Jan – Mon 10th Jan 2011Woodford, Rain, Relationship Woes & 2011 It rains a lot, my feet hurt, I volunteer at Woodford, argue with Bronwen, & return to Brisbane. Sun 26th Dec – Sun 2nd Jan 2011Robowars I attend Robowars & buy fudge. Sat 27th Nov 2010Sculpture by the Sea Bronwen & I fly to Sculpture by the Sea & take lots of photos. Sat 13th Nov 2010Handel’s Solomon I fix the broken front door, look at cameras, eat cheesecake, go driving, stay up all night, buy tickets to Sydney, & attend Handel’s Solomon at St. John’s Cathedral. Wed 3rd Nov – Fri 12th Nov 2010Police remove Blaise & Amy My horse wins, Amy & Blaise attempt to break in, breaking the door, & the police are called. Mon 1st Nov – Tue 2nd Nov 2010A Taxing Time I am threatened, eat pizza, do my tax & work after hours. Mon 25th Oct – Thu 28th Oct 2010Brisbane Zombie Walk 2010 Bronwen & I shoot zombies at the Brisbane Zombie Walk, eat Thai, visit Maz, & it storms. Sun 24th Oct 2010Earthlings, Remix & Bronwen’s New Laptop I attend “Earthlings”, “Remix”, the West End Markets, several cheap takeaway places, & Bronwen gets a new laptop. Mon 18th Oct – Sat 23rd Oct 2010Hayfever, Paintball & Flooding I get hayfever, shoot people with paintballs, & it floods. Fri 1st Oct – Wed 13th Oct 2010Riverfire & Riverbreakfast I drive far into the mist, watch F111 jets & fireworks, & squeeze through crowds to eat French food. Sat 4th Sep – Sun 5th Sep 2010My Car Breaks My car breaks, Eagle Boys suck, I buy U2 tickets, see “Tomorrow, When the War Began”, & see Peter Berner at the Sit Down Comedy Club. Tue 31st Aug – Fri 3rd Sep 2010Valerie’s Second Coming Valerie comes again, It Takes 2 to Tango, I see Clint, “Salt”, & Buderim & Bronwen’s Grandfather. Sun 22nd Aug – Mon 30th Aug 2010The Return of Valerie & The Pressurised Head I hurt my eye, see the doctor, argue politics, fall sick with a pressurised head & Valerie returns. Mon 9th Aug – Sat 21st Aug 2010New Flatmates: Amy & Blaise I stay up late working, get new flatmates & Bronwen bruises herself. Sun 25th Jul – Thu 29th Jul 2010Sabine says Goodbye I replace my car mirror, say goodbye to Sabine, show people my rooms, watch Inception, & go to the wreckers. Sun 18th Jul – Sat 24th Jul 2010The Return of Sabine I drive, eat, wreck my mirror, watch Knight & Day, & Sabine returns. Mon 12th Jul – Sat 17th Jul 2010Abbey Medieval Festival I attend the Abbey Medieval Festival. Sun 11th Jul 2010Going Between & Car Re-Tiring I visit the Go Between Bridge, Kara is sick, & my car is re-tired. Sun 4th Jul – Sat 10th Jul 2010Death of a Teapot A teapot dies, I watch Balibo, Samson & Delilah, interview people, & build a perpetual motion machine. Mon 28th Jun – Sat 3rd Jul 201020 Bread Rolls, A Brainstem Infection & A Lunar Eclipse I get a brainstem infection, 20 bread rolls, two LED torches, & there is a lunar eclipse & lots of fire twirling. Mon 21st Jun – Sun 27th Jun 2010I am sick, watch The A-Team, & Sabine departs I am sick, watch The A-Team, meet Sabine’s boyfriend, & am sad when Sabine leaves. Tue 15th Jun – Sun 20th Jun 2010The Dreaming I go to The Dreaming Festival, & fall sick. Fri 11th Jun – Mon 14th Jun 2010Paddington Fair, Jokes & Suitcase Rummaging I flash phone ROMs, watch “Titanic”, fight Paypal, visit Paddington Fair, rummage through suitcases & tell the best joke ever. Tue 1st Jun – Thu 10th Jun 2010Phone buying dramas & Stradbroke I get the wrong phone, then the right phone, & go to Stradbroke. Mon 10th May – Sun 16th May 2010ANZAC Day I attend ANZAC Day, learn how to train my dragon, & suffer from a pre-midlife crisis. Sun 25th Apr – Tue 27th Apr 2010Ma Baker’s Tonic I hunt green fleas, meet Sabine’s fiancé, watch “The Book of Eli”, clip hedges, brighten my car & see “Ma Baker’s Tonic”, amongst curry puffs, spring rolls & homemade lemonade. Sat 17th Apr – Sat 24th Apr 2010Alexandria Bay, Noosa In hindsight, there was a Music Kafe, very few people at work, Sabine arrived home, Bronwen bought surround sound & Valerie, Kara & I went to a nudist beach, after the markets. Sat 10th Apr – Fri 16th Apr 2010Easter: Scouts, Stanthorpe, Girraween & Work I climb the great pyramid amidst apple cider whilst my flatmates sail the oceans, before technical issues cut short my holiday—& regularly my sleep—& I return to work. Then, it’s Kick-Ass. Thu 1st Apr – Fri 9th Apr 2010The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art I’m depressed, dangerous & go to Bunnings. The Earth has an hour, Bronwen & I have Hungry Jacks, attend APT6, drive Kara to the airport, and decide to be positive—not to mention, buying German bread & seeing the doctor about my eye. Fri 26th Mar – Wed 31st Mar 2010A Very Bad Day I’m furiously angry, filled with quiet, subdued, rage - ironically, not at the police who I failed to evade, but at my work, Bronwen, & Valerie. & it’s all because I was trying to get fit. Thu 25th Mar 2010Queensland Wind and Brass I am annoyed at the lack of enforcement of road rules, cut myself on a can, & watch Kara play with Queensland Wind & Brass. Sun 21st Mar – Wed 24th Mar 2010Welcome, Clem7 & Hurt Locker I watch “Welcome”, “A Hurt Locker”, & some comedians, before getting a sore throat, calling in sick & driving through the Clem7 tunnel. Sun 14th Mar – Sat 20th Mar 2010Alice in Wonderland Ophthalmology, Alice in Wonderland, a kilo of peppermint creams & the St. Patrick’s Day parade, along with a new keyboard for my phone. Mon 8th Mar – Sat 13th Mar 2010March Ophthalmology I attend the ophthalmologist, Umart, curry, rain & pizza. Mon 1st Mar – Fri 5th Mar 2010Linda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary Linda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary: Mt. Tamborine in the rain: Bushwalking, swimming & mingling. Fri 26th Feb – Sun 28th Feb 2010Nothing of any interest Just another normal week at work. Mon 22nd Feb – Thu 25th Feb 2010Late & Flatmates I gain a sore eye, a very rich cheesecake, & two of Germany’s loveliest as flatmates. Mon 8th Feb – Sun 14th Feb 2010Pulling apart computers Bronwen pulls apart computers & Ned has an entire Arnott’s Family Assorted biscuit packet to himself, but fears it may not be enough. Mon 1st Feb – Sat 6th Feb 2010Let There Be Light I am a fan of light, & my room has high ceilings… so I drove down to Bunning’s, & bought a thirty dollar light bulb. Sun 31st Jan 2010College’s Crossing It is quite hot. Bronwen & I go swimming. Sun 17th Jan 2010Lock ‘n’ Load, The Steamers & The Unwarping It rains, I get my car unwarped, fail to climb The Steamers, Lock ‘n’ Load with Kristin, watch “Up in the Air” & have potential flatmates. Fri 8th Jan – Sat 16th Jan 2010Brisbane, Again Back in Brisbane again, I go about my daily life, have Kara visit, & watch “Sherlock Holmes”. Sun 3rd Jan – Thu 7th Jan 2010Clem7, & An Apple Notebook I tour the Clem7 tunnel, & give Bronwen an Apple Notebook. Sun 20th Dec 2009Pre-Woodford Woes I set up camp at Woodford & remember why I don’t like Woodford. Sat 19th Dec 2009Hot, Inspired & Pensive It’s hot. I eat curry, visit Kieran, stay up late & watch for Geminids. Sat 12th Dec – Sun 13th Dec 2009Kurbaan Kurbaan, work, & some geeky things. Mon 7th Dec – Fri 11th Dec 2009Brisbane Zombie Walk 2009 I go to the Brisbane Zombie Festival & am not eaten. Sun 25th Oct 2009Sunday Live, Byron Bay, Speakers & Mustangs I attend Sunday Live broadcasts, Ian Smith’s Bay Pastel showing, “District 9”, investigate speakers, have an x-ray, drive to Byron Bay, take over from my boss, & visit the Mustang State Concours & Muscle Car Spectacular. Sat 1st Aug – Mon 31st Aug 2009Winning a TV & Bright Lights I win a TV, buy earphones, start designing v3, fall sick, buy 500watt lights, am reviewed & see Harry Potter. Wed 1st Jul – Fri 24th Jul 2009Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & am bitten by a vampire. Sun 21st Jun 2009IKEA-poisoning I install CentOS, start hosting my own sites, Maz buys surround speakers, & I suffer IKEA-poisoning & mental degradation due to excess shopping options. Fri 1st May – Sun 31st May 2009April Daze Kieran buys a car; I buy apple juice & reverse into a car. I also visit Stradbroke Island, Pittsworth, work’s Christmas in April, attend TocH, ANZAC Day, see “Fast and Furious”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, my phone fails, & I get toothache. Wed 1st Apr – Thu 30th Apr 2009A New Laptop, Stradbroke & Rejects I sell an iPhone, buy a laptop, attend the Pittsworth Show, watch “Watchmen”, go to Stradbroke Island, & meet the rejects. Sun 1st Mar – Tue 31st Mar 2009Stormy It was a stormy day at work. Fri 20th Feb 2009Brisbane, after Woodford; Canberra & Maz’s New Car I drive to work, fly to Canberra where Maz buys a car, drive back, visit Amanda, & see a movie & eat a lot. Sat 3rd Jan – Sun 18th Jan 2009Woodford Folk Festival I drive to Cairns, fly back to Brisbane, drive to Woodford & enjoy the festival. Fri 26th Dec – Fri 2nd Jan 2009I buy a New Car I buy a new car, see “Australia”, setup tent at Woodford, meet Silas & Sam, am embarrassed to be associated with the “No Clean Feed” people, & Stella moves entirely out. Tue 2nd Dec – Mon 22nd Dec 2008Interlude I argue about solar power & see “Quantum of Solace”. It rains. Tue 25th Nov – Wed 26th Nov 2008My Father’s Passing Dad passes on. Fri 14th Nov – Mon 24th Nov 2008Thai Food Most of what happened is no longer known. Mon 10th Nov – Thu 13th Nov 2008Extreme Kayaking 28 kilometres of kayaking, against the tide, through waist deep mud, into 30 knot winds. Fri 7th Nov – Sun 9th Nov 2008Hip Hop, Movies & Food I watch a school hip-hop competition, “Rock’n’Rolla”, “Death Race”, & eat food. Sat 1st Nov – Thu 6th Nov 2008In The Middle It hails. I get pizza & watch “Burn After Reading”. Mon 20th Oct – Fri 24th Oct 2008Sydney & Sculpture by the Sea I fly to Sydney, look at Sculpture by the Sea, & fly home again. Fri 17th Oct – Sun 19th Oct 2008Macro Sydney Bronwen flies to Sydney, and I play around taking macro photographs. Thu 16th Oct 2008Car Accident I am hit by a truck, go to hospital, then fly to Cairns & Cooktown. Wed 23rd Jul – Sat 26th Jul 2008Brisbane Zombie Walk 2008 I photograph Brisbane Zombie Walk. Stella, Grace & Jamie are zombies. Sun 25th May 2008The Execution of a Laptop I go to Pittsworth with Bronwen & Maz & execute a laptop. Also, a pleasant bonfire is had. Sun 23rd Mar 2008My Last Day at Work I go to work for the last time, & send my lauded multi-me farewell email. Wed 28th Nov 2007Brisbane Zombie Walk 2007 Maz & I go to our first Brisbane Zombie Walk. Sun 1st Apr 2007Hanging Rock Chalets I relax and unwind at Hanging Rock Chalets. Fri 26th Mar – Mon 29th Mar 2004The Indian Journal: October 2000 – January 2001 I travel to India, see amazing things, & have an absolutely fantastic time. Tue 10th Oct – Tue 30th Jan 2001The first entry in my journal I buy more RAM, & start using DragonNaturallySpeaking to write a journal… Sat 26th Feb 2000