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## Morons with their mobiles

Friday, Apr 20, 2007

Dear selfish bastards… PUT THE PHONE DOWN BEFORE YOU KILL SOMEONE! You’d think that with all the recent media focus on idiots who insist on breaking the law, that maybe, just maybe some drivers would actually STOP USING THEIR BLOODY PHONES. Obviously not, they just can’t resist their mobile phone addiction. I’m not really looking for them and in my fifteen minute ride to work I’m still seeing four or five a day, every single day.

## Phone ph*ckwits

Thursday, Aug 17, 2006

Aaaarrrg! Every day I ride to work. It’s only five kilometres and it only takes fifteen minutes. Every day I see a couple of idiots on the roads on their phones in the morning, and another couple in the evening. Every week once or twice I have to take some evasive action from the antics of one of these idiots. The local papers state that the police had “a massive crackdown” on motorists on the Monash freeway with “round the clock staffing” for an entire month.

## Motorists

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005

It went WHOOSH! But thankfully, there was no THWACK to follow. Idiot in a red VW Golf, (NSW registration ##-##-##), driving along with the phone pressed hard against the ear, half in one lane, half in the other, missed my elbow by inches as he decided at the last minute to not exit from North road.

## Journal for [2004-04-01 Thu]

Thursday, Apr 1, 2004

Uploaded the photos from the trip last week and then realized that I’d forgotten to reset the time in my camera — yet another device that knows the time but can’t learn it from anything else. Sick of changing back and forth in daylight saving, I’ve set my camera to UTC! This evening we hoped it would be third time lucky for the Curry Club, but it turned out to be “three strikes and out.

## Phone$, phone$…

Friday, Nov 14, 2003

Someone has decided to start trying to log the mobile-phone users and send an email direct to the top — Andre — or Police Minister Andre Haermeyer, if you want to give him his official title. Andre has a mobile phone driver reporting page. You can find it at http://www.ratbagitinerant.com/cm/phones.html Reg says: Dob in a drongo driver! Just the one? As the sign says “Wipe off five". This evening’s mild entertainment came from:

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried PHP, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on Emacs Org mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is Org mode and hugo.

# …The ISP

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