November 19, 2011
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Save your online stuff for y o u r eyes only

August 23, 2011

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Or.. “your guide to private browsing” Its not really necessary to land in someone elses mail, social network, blog or online dating account when you jump on computers (fair enough if its their own usually..). It’s no wonder the jump in peoples emails getting hacked and spammed, log out of your accounts people ! Or […]

Self-directed study of Sinhalese language

July 28, 2011

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How to learn a language when you’re ‘on the road’? I’m keen on the immersion method, surround yourself in the culture and get a general feel for the way the language works rather than memorising a few key words here and there (although that’s also useful). I say this being a boring one language person […]

No. You don’t need a website

June 1, 2011

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Well you certainly don’t need to pay for one. I cringe when I hear people saying that they’re paying someone or a techie friend of theirs is building them a website soon which will be useful for their enterprise, band, project, life etc – if they ever finish it. I went through the website alternatives […]

chest fridge conversion

May 23, 2011

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This has been one of my favorite retrofits in terms of energy usage. Theres a few ways to convert an old chest freezer in to a super incredibly efficient fridge. One involves changing the internal thermostat to fridge temperatures and the other is a plug in version which interrupts the power supply to also maintain […]

Adelaide Reskilling Festival

April 19, 2011

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Over the weekend I took a trip into town and a break from wwoofing to go to the Reskilling Festival at Glandore in the south east of town. It was super lovely and I was facilitating a skills mapping exercise and a barter workshop which were pretty damn fun (thanks to the energetic participants i […]

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