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Upgrading the Bastl Microgranny firmware - chip replacement
If you have a Microgranny and have bought the firmware upgrade with a replacement chip, here are some hints on changing it. Remove the four screws from the bottom, then take off the back cover. This is also how you access the battery. You need to take off o...
If you have a Microgranny and have bought the firmware upgrade with a replacement chip, here are some hints on changing it. Remove the four screws from the bottom, then take off the back cover. This is also how you access the...
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Revolution in the Head Introduction: Fabled Foursome, Disappearing Decade
Hereunder, for critical purposes, is an excerpt from Ian MacDonald's fine book about the Beatles. I think this is a good account of the 1960s, emphasising that music was the most significant part of the culture of that decade. He does ramble a bit at the an...
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Love letter to brutalism... my photos of the UTS tower.
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Enough of the Jesus already!
My response to:  Competitive Scapegoating? The Case of Two Nations, and Two Condemned Men I come to the ABC Religion and Ethics page expecting to be appalled by the garbled delusions of believers. For a moment I thought this article would be an exception. A...
My response to:  Competitive Scapegoating? The Case of Two Nations, and Two Condemned Men I come to the ABC Religion and Ethics page expecting to be appalled by the garbled delusions of believers. For a moment I thought thi...
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Islam is STILL not a race
Here's my reply to the article  Religion and the Racial Discrimination Act: Don't Muslims Also Deserve Protection? Death threats and online bile from the likes of the Australian Defence League deserve condemnation. A racist might target a person because of ...
Here's my reply to the article  Religion and the Racial Discrimination Act: Don't Muslims Also Deserve Protection? Death threats and online bile from the likes of the Australian Defence League deserve condemnation. A racist m...
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Je Suis Stephen Fry
An article which tried to explain Why Stephen Fry's Complaint Against God is Unconvincing - if You're a Chri stian was spectacularly unsuccessful. Here is the comment I posted in response. The problem of evil is just one of many reasons not to believe in go...
An article which tried to explain Why Stephen Fry's Complaint Against God is Unconvincing - if You're a Christian was spectacularly unsuccessful. Here is the comment I posted in response. The problem of evil is just one of ma...
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Album list, 2014 - 2015
Panda Bear - Meets the Grim Reaper LP, Crosswords EP Three albums in a row and I still love Noah Lennox's mixture of experimental synthesis, cavernous production and Beach-Boys style melodies. Plus his lyrics about his everyday life are kind of moving and I...
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The Pope is in bed with the (ahem) MSM
It's bad enough that the ABC Religion and Ethics page ignores the general audience and instead models itself as a sort of trade paper for clerics and theology students. But now the editor wants the rest of the media to follow his example! When the doddery o...
It's bad enough that the ABC Religion and Ethics page ignores the general audience and instead models itself as a sort of trade paper for clerics and theology students. But now the editor wants the rest of the media to follow...
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A bit on Fry
A little comment I made on God, Suffering and Stephen Fry: A Response to John Dickson Joel's reasoning reminds me of Douglas Adams' little fable asking us to picture a muddy puddle which might somehow develop intelligence: 'Imagine a puddle waking up one mo...
A little comment I made on God, Suffering and Stephen Fry: A Response to John Dickson Joel's reasoning reminds me of Douglas Adams' little fable asking us to picture a muddy puddle which might somehow develop intelligence: '...
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Abortion in America
Here's my comment on an anti-abortion article from the ABC Religion and Ethics site. The high temperature debate in the United States is not a good test bed for consideration of this issue in Australia, where opinions are likely to be more mellow. But if I ...
Here's my comment on an anti-abortion article from the ABC Religion and Ethics site. The high temperature debate in the United States is not a good test bed for consideration of this issue in Australia, where opinions are li...
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A Delorean in my neighbourhood. I'm very impressed.
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I have a massive list of music favourites, from the 1960s to the present. Current likes include Panda Bear, Fleet Foxes, Fuck Buttons, First Aid Kit, The Tallest Man on Earth, Villagers, Metronomy. Without music not much else can happen for me.

I support filesharing and the relaxing of copyright for personal use by individuals. I like free and open source software and use linux.

I am an atheist and I am opposed to religion. I keep up with atheism news via Atheist Alliance Inernational and The Richard Dawkins web site.

I love science fiction and fantasy, but I also like children's/young adult literature and some science writing. I tend to have reading binges, but in 2010 I made a commitment to make the reading binge permanent. My reading log is here

I live in Sydney, I work as a journalist, my partner and I have 2 children. I prefer to keep personal stuff in personal circles.
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I have achieved inner peace.
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