Green Day

Saw Green Day on a whim with Adam and Jackie. Great night. Was interesting to see the age range. It went from blokes older than me to teenage kids on the floor.

And the guy who wore a Spiderman costume on the off chance he’d be pulled up on stage? You’re a dead set legend


My new favourite podcast

I know I’m two years late but I’ve just discovered that Don Melton, formerly director of internet technologies at Apple, and the guy responsible for WebKit and the Safari browser has a podcast of his own. His guest spots on the Debug podcast about developing software are brilliant and insightful into what really happens at Apple, and he is refreshingly honest. Curses like a sailor too 🙂

Check it out.


Homeward Bound

Homeward bound
Long day today, trip to Melbourne for a work meeting and back the same day. Not helped by having a cold and feeling sick. Snapped this shot while coming in to Sydney of the Royal National Park, a favourite hike of mine. Will have to do this hike again some time soon.

Lieutenant Dan


Schrödinger had a run in with a car last week 🙁

He came home on Friday evening limping on one leg – a late night trip to the emergency vet revealed it was probably a broken leg, not good for a cat. We were left with a few choices, $5000 for surgery or $1500 for amputation. A hard choice to make, we certainly won’t going to have him put to sleep but we needed to chose. After speaking to vets and the RSPCA we went with amputation, there were no guarantees with surgery despite being expensive and cats quickly adapt.

In the end it looks like we made the right choice, the vet said the break was quite bad a would have been tricky to pin. He’s home now and getting around on 3 legs, feeling a bit sorry for himself. He’s strictly an indoor cat now, once his fur grows back he should look a lot better. Happy to have him home now.

Can’t say enough good stuff about the local vets, been going to them for years and they really looked after him.

City Lights of Australia

Recently I was playing with Apple Maps on my iMac and I notice that it showed the night lights of Australia. I thought it pretty cool but upon looking closer I noticed many “city lights” in the desert of the western half of Australia. My first thought was “someone at Apple has added random city lights – lame”. There’s NO cities there.


Then upon investigation I discovered NASA’s Earth Observatory had actually captured bush fires at night in 2012. Someone at Apple thought that was cool enough to use on Apple Maps. Awesome