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Gavin Bollard
Works at Australian Payments Clearing Association Limited
Attended St. Leo's College Wahroonga
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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How to Stop Youtube's new AutoPlay feature from Eating all of your Bandwidth...
I've noticed a rather annoying trend recently where youtube starts a countdown to the next video at the end of our current viewing and starts playing it automatically.  Sure, you can click cancel but what happens if you're not there? What happens if you're ...
I've noticed a rather annoying trend recently where youtube starts a countdown to the next video at the end of our current viewing and starts playing it automatically.  Sure, you can click cancel but what happens if you're no...
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Honestly, while this is very good work, I can't see Disney going for it because it's simply too violent. I'm pretty sure that they're aiming Star Wars right back down to kiddie level (compare the complexity of Rebels vs Clone Wars). Once I've seen The Force Awakens, I'll know for sure.
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Taking Ownership of Problems in Your Relationship
Taking ownership of problems is something that is important in every relationship but it's especially important in a  relationship  where one or more partners have Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger's syndrome. This is because partners with ASDs ...
Taking ownership of problems is something that is important in every relationship but it's especially important in a relationship where one or more partners have Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger's syndrome. This ...
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Wow, very impressive. It would take too much time to do this every episode but it would make a great season-ender. It should definitely be included.
More importantly, you might have just inspired a whole heap of new shots in the series which could take advantage of today's digital capabilities. Well done!
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How Asperger's Syndrome and Simple Miscommunication can Quickly Turn to Tragedy
Earlier this week in Sydney, our police fatally shot a woman who was wielding a knife . It later transpired that she had Asperger's syndrome. I didn't comment on it at the time as I was quite busy at work -- and I was also awaiting the backlash of comments ...
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Here's a good Doctor Who game that you can play ANYWHERE in the world; 
http://games.usvsth3m.com/2048-doctor-who-edition/

I really think that the US should Adjust the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead games to be available everywhere except the UK.  See how you guys like it. 
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It's like watching a train wreck....  awful but for some reason, I can't look away.
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Restarting Agent Manager on Domino 9.0.1 may crash your server....
KILLER AGENTS !  Just a fun tidbit we discovered today (fortunately on the test, rather than the production server). It seems that bug has been introduced in from Domino 9.0.1 which doesn't like having the agent manager restarted.  Specifically, via the com...
KILLER AGENTS !  Just a fun tidbit we discovered today (fortunately on the test, rather than the production server). It seems that bug has been introduced in from Domino 9.0.1 which doesn't like having the agent manager r...
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Domino Lives!
I had a very interesting conversation with IBM last week (more on that in later posts) and at one point we discussed the current status and the future of IBM Notes and Domino.  It's a discussion which seems to be largely ignored at the IBM events these days...
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A Door to Advocacy and Leadership for Asperger’s and a Special Kind of Fame
This is a re-post of an article from September 2010 for "SOS Research Blog" which was on a site which no longer exists. The SOS project eventually became Special-Ism  which is a site maintained by a group of bloggers to provide insights into support for chi...
This is a re-post of an article from September 2010 for "SOS Research Blog" which was on a site which no longer exists. The SOS project eventually became Special-Ism which is a site maintained by a group of bloggers to provid...
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This is ONLY available in the UK.... so frustrating. I don't want to have to use a proxy or pirate bay or some other trick to get it. Sure, I'm not a resident of the UK and I don't pay licence fees to the BBC but why can't I BUY the app!!!!  Really peeved. 
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Introduction
.I got my first computer in about 1985 and taught myself several variants of BASIC before moving onto Pascal and C.  I was on the Windows bandwagon from Windows /286 onwards but for some silly reason I started a degree in Civil Engineering rather than following my natural talents.  My initial results (a distinction in computing and failure in everything else) soon put me on the right path.

I worked in a library for about five years while I did my degree part time and when a PC and AS/400 job became available in EDP (Electrical Data Processing), I took it.  In about 1993, my role expanded to include administration of a Novell Network but during the installation process, I took all the books home to read and I ended up installing and configuring most of it. This was also my first experience with Lotus (Version 3.0).  By the time I left, I'd become proficient in Macro Writing, and Visual Basic (I bought and learned version 1.0 in my own time and wrote some popular - at the time - games and utilities). I started writing my login scripts as Visual BASIC Applications.

The next place I worked was much larger with 300 PCs in Australia and a total of 750 worldwide.  I was mainly responsible for the Australian arm though I did have some dealings with some of the other countries.  I was responsible for the SOE and for all parts of our network, including servers, topologies and remote access.  I moved from simple Domino administration and development to writing larger Domino systems while still retaining my applications diversity.

My current position is in IT Management and while I'm still doing all of the things I used to do, I'm now mainly concerned with IT project management and higher level systems.  I still like to be hands on but have less time than I'd like to do so.  I'm also very much involved in Web development and have a passion for the implementation of Web 2.0 technologies.  I'm also still a great supporter of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino.

I'm married with two school aged boys and live in Sydney, Australia.  My biggest "hobby" is movies and I have a very large and very well organised dvd collection.  My favourite TV show is Doctor Who and I've been watching it since I was 4.  I've got every Doctor Who DVD and hundreds of books on the show.

In 2006, I discovered that my eldest son had Aspergers Syndrome and shortly afterward, I discovered that I did too.  I've therefore dedicated quite a bit of time to promoting and increasing understanding of the condition in the community.  It is my goal to see that my sons grow up in a world that not only accepts them for who they are but which also understands the strengths that can be drawn from such a condition.
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