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Rod Bland
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Entrepeneur, perpetual learner, rebel.
Entrepeneur, perpetual learner, rebel.

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I'm pretty excited about Gosford becoming the first 'Gigabit City' in Australia.   I only live 20 minutes away, maybe that's where the new company office can be.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/gosford-council-votes-for-plan-to-make-gosford-southern-hemispheres-first-gigabit-city/story-fngr8h0p-1227093327855?from=newslocal_rss&nk=6884cfe0fc524f62d7467c9a7878b82d

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I was pleasantly surprised to find that Apple will replace the bottom case on my better half's 2010 model white MacBook, upon which the rubber surface has started to peel off.  

More details on their free replacement program is here:  https://www.apple.com/au/support/macbook-bottomcase/
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An interesting piece on consumer SSD endurance for all the storage geeks out there.  Summary: Normal consumer SSD's will last decades under normal usage patterns and even design professionals will have trouble wearing them out in less than a decade.

http://www.zdnet.com/ssd-endurance-death-by-petabyte-7000030656/

It was pupil-free day yesterday at our local school so Son No. 1 stayed at home with me.  It was great just to have some one-on-one time together for the whole day.
   
If you have kids I recommend taking a day off work when you can and doing something similar with just one of them.  I guarantee it will be good for both of you.

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An astounding story of an autistic young man with an incredible ability to draw buildings just from memory:

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/81712051

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Hardly a day goes by that I don't use Jing - definitely the one software tool I can't do without.  Well done to the guys at +TechSmith for making such an awesome piece of software, and free!

http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

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I love these 'the Universe is huge' slideshows, videos and what-not. Here's a great one to give some idea of scale:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/81873/experience-just-how-big-the-universe-is-in-one-mind-blowing-interactive

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Even though I work in the industry every day it's still amazing how small SSD storage has become!  On the left, an mSATA drive which can hold up to 1TB of data.  On the right, the new M.2 SSD, which in that length (42mm) will only hold 128GB, but a longer 80mm version can hold as much as 512GB.   #ngff   #msata  
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