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Clyde Mountain cycling

Clyde Mountain cycling

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

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Keeping in touch with my roots, I read Tim the Yowie Man’s column from the Canberra Times on local history of the Canberra area. I’d bookmarked The downhill daredevils who conquered The Clyde – two cyclists riding from Canberra to the coast in 1943 – and read it this afternoon, prompting almost a stream-of-consciousness of memories of a similar trip. There aren’t many routes to take so it almost parallels the trip Richard & I made after the end of year 12; the road much improved from 1943 in that article, but for us two eighteen year olds quite an adventure, and given how long ago it was and that I can’t find anything I wrote about it, strong memories.
Tyneham, Dorset revisited

Tyneham, Dorset revisited

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

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Back in June 2001 I cycled through an odd part of Dorset in England, the deserted fields and villages of the army range between East Lulworth and Swanage. Very peaceful and post-appocalyptic and a place I’d love to revisit with a camera to take more photos! Since then I’ve read more about the area and wish I’d taken the time to detour to Tyneham. Why the post? Well this evening an article in the news caught my eye and had me looking back through my journal and the scruffy old A-Z map of the UK that I used when touring.
The movie is never the book

The movie is never the book

Monday, Apr 9, 2007

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I saw one of my all time favourite books converted to television this evening. An English tele-movie version of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals, of course I stayed up to watch it… found it quite annoying. None of the characters seemed as I had pictured in my mind from so many years of reading and re-reading the book, it all seemed to light-hearted and silly and pointless, there was none of the feeling of wonder and eye-opening experience I had always envisaged from my reading of his years on Corfu.
Memories and coincidences

Memories and coincidences

Friday, Oct 27, 2006

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Last night as we drove home from the semi-ritual of “Thursday night dinner out somewhere in Richmond”, the Saints, an old favourite band, were playing on the radio. RRR’s “The Australian Mood” always seems to be music I like — two weeks ago it took me back to 1980-82 and my almost-underage ventures into the Civic hotel and bands like Tactics and others whose names I’ve forgotton. Enough rambling, the Saints' Walk Away was playing, for once it wasn’t just the opening few bars being used as an introduction or station promo.
Wishing for winter

Wishing for winter

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003

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Riding home, listening to the magpies in the trees — memories of riding on frosty mornings in Canberra. Melbourne’s weather is a little too mild in the winter, sometimes I miss the really cold, clear, mornings!
'ol music

'ol music

Monday, May 21, 2001

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Victim of a sudden old music attack: listening to the Undertones, and then found a couple of songs by the Thought Criminals, something I thought I’d never be able to do.

About

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…The Owner

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

…The Site

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.

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.

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