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Gonna be listening to this for a while. BBL

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Good Friday, fish & chips on the beach
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I love Puddles Pity Party.

PMJ is pretty good, too.

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When a cyclone dies it's basically indistinguishable from a monsoonal storm. Par for the course, when I was a kid up North.

When it blows down to a major centre, without the infrastructure to deal with it, and a recent history of devastating floods, people go a bit funny.

They've closed all the schools in South-East Queensland.

I'm still going to work, though. I have RedHat migrations to complete.

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Local scrub turkey chicks approve of my front yard. Not quite +Lerato Majikfaerie​ tier, but working on it.

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Man, the news here is getting so hyped up about this cyclone [http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20023.html]. As someone from the tropics I can only say: this isn't our first rodeo.

Here's some highlights from my childhood:

* http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/charlie.shtml

We got the edge of Charlie. My little sister was in kindergarten. She found a couple of baby finches in a displaced nest. Mum fed them mush using toothpicks, and thus began our aviary (which we had for years and several generations of birds.)

* http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/aivu.shtml

Got the eye of this one. Our back yard started the storm with no mango trees, and ended it with four. Watched the roof peel off our neighbours' house across the street.

* http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/ivor.shtml

Not even really a cyclone, but it was still a wild storm by the time it came back to Mareeba. A cyclone of any size that far up the tablelands was unheard of.

Also Felicity (another not a cyclone by the time it got to Mareeba.)

Then as an adult: Jim went the wrong way, Larry and Olga and Hamish gave us some rain, Yasi ripped right over us. And then there's all those that didn't make landfall, or did so to the South, or too far North. And all those in the gulf or out in the Coral Sea or over in WA.

Little cyclones – two or three a year – were just a part of living in the tropics. Yeah, thanks to climate change they're now less common and more intense, but technology is better and the preparation is the same.

Too much drama.

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🎶 I see skies of blue, and clouds of.. uh, clouds... I see... nevermind

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Bugger.

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I done another blog.

This time it's about "file:" URLs.

Because that thing I've been doing for the past few years is actually finished now.
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