Monday, September 28, 2009

Proactive co-worker

Me: "Good news, $ApplicationDeveloper; upper management has finally approved the purchase of that source code management tool you suggested"

App Developer: "No rush; I managed to kludge up a valid license key".

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Apparently the dust storm that hit Sydney early this morning was the worst in 70 years; and of course Columbo's work place didn't escape the dramatic event:

View from the office, just after 8 am:

The photos have not been post-processed in any way (apart from a bit of cropping) and show the colors and lights (or lack thereof) exactly as they occurred.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday ...

A not so lazy Sunday afternoon in the local business district:

Sunday, September 20, 2009


It's quite true that not all men run the risk of being mistaken for, say, Brad Pitt; and obviously, we uglier slightly less handsome guys are supporting women in their efforts to resist, ahem, certain temptations by, well, not presenting such temptations in the first place. There's also no doubt that some blokes are more than just a bit delusional when it comes to assessing their own attractiveness; and that the occasional reality check, reminding us them that they may not be quite the chick magnets they think they are, is necessary.

However, I also believe it's important to keep in mind that we guys have feelings, too. Wouldn't you think we deserve more gentle, sympathetic treatment than the blunt, shocking approach Zest Communications has chosen to remind us of our effect on the fairer sex?

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Just a quick reminder that it be International Talk Like A Pirate Day today.

I wonder if it also be National Holiday of Somalia

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The commitytee is convening

Tomorrow's topic: Unlocking the full potential of shpehl chekk

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wisemans Ferry

Another time lapse; one in a more rural setting.

And on the way home, another stop on the banks of the Hawkesbury River (at Mooney Mooney):