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Robert Norris
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Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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    Wish Granter, 2012 - present
  • Monash University
    Analyst Programmer, 1998 - 2012
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Who am I: I'm a hacker. Mostly the computer version of that, but I tend to apply the mentality to everything, including marriage and parenting. The constant question is "how can I bend the resources at my disposal in the situation I'm in to get the outcome I want?"

What I do: By day I'm a mix of sysadmin and developer at FastMail. We use Perl, Cyrus, Postfix, MySQL and Linux to make mail awesome.

By night, I'm a developer and merge monkey for Pioneer, a space trading and combat game in the tradition of Frontier. Over there its C++, Lua, OpenGL, physics, maths, and community management. Mostly everything that work is not.

In between all that I'm a father to three headstrong daughters and husband to the single most inspiring person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

What I post about: Mostly things I'm working on, especially if I can show screenshots, and occasional photos of the kids. Pretty much anything that tickles my fancy though :)
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Happy Americaday or whatever.
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Not the one I was looking for, but I love the style as well.

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Four hours in. We picked at it a bit, and it's amazing. 
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About an hour in, looking good. Adding more coals (prepped on nearby fire) and adding more water to keep everything moist. 
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We made an oven and slow-roasted a pork leg in it. 
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The start of something. I will see you in a couple of days. Maybe. 
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Country house with my three best chums for a weekend of enormous quantities of meat and booze. 
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One of the quietest dinners ever. 
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+Andrew Copland after I mentioned this to the boys, someone said "how come people called Andy are always so cool?".
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Meanwhile, let's do some crackling! 
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That's a whole leg, boned and butterflied, salted with Himalayan Rock Salt, with two blocks of vintage cheddar ready to melt. 
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Pool table how does it even work. 
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Look at these arsehole wind farms, just sitting up there, spinning around, all up in my face about how they're not a coal mine. You're not the boss of me! 
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This tool was first written last September. Back then, it only took a username as a parameter and we thought that it wouldn't need anything else. Today, its starting the task it was built for - moving a few hundred thousand +FastMail users onto our new CardDAV contacts backend. A lot can change in nine months :)
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I love this. Government refuses to discuss or justify its new child-abuse-hiding laws, so the people it affects say "fine, prosecute us and you can justify it to the court."
More than 40 current and former workers at Australia’s detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island challenge Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton to prosecute them under new secrecy laws for speaking out over human rights abuses
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