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Monday, November 24, 2014

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Catching the ferry to MONA. I am ready for a day of Confronting Art!
Catching the ferry to MONA. I am ready for a day of Confronting Art! @ Mona Ferry

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Sobering thoughts on poverty

IASC: The Hedgehog Review - Falling - Bookmarking for the Snook to read when we get home. Let's put the retirement discussion back at the top of the To Do list...

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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I know it undid all the healthiness of the weekend, but we couldn't resist POUTINE. (Unfortunately it wasn't great.)
I know it undid all the healthiness of the weekend, but we couldn't resist POUTINE. (Unfortunately it wasn't great.) @ Bar 55 Salamanca

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Last one, and a perfect coda to the weekend. (Thanks Ollie!) Now to rest up before our MONA encounter tomorrow...
Last one, and a perfect coda to the weekend. (Thanks Ollie!) Now to rest up before our MONA encounter tomorrow...

Our plane, the Tasman Bridge, Captain Ben, and Mount Wellington. @brunyislandlongweekend
Our plane, the Tasman Bridge, Captain Ben, and Mount Wellington. @brunyislandlongweekend

Mr. Snook enjoyed the flight too. @brunyislandlongweekend
Mr. Snook enjoyed the flight too. @brunyislandlongweekend

YOU GUYS. I WAS CO-CAPTAIN IN THE SEAPLANE. @brunyislandlongweekend
YOU GUYS. I WAS CO-CAPTAIN IN THE SEAPLANE. @brunyislandlongweekend @ Tasmanian Air Adventures

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"Milf Hunter." Stay classy, bogans of Tassie. @ Adventure Bay, Tasmania

Fur seals, cliffs, albatross, sea caves, and dolphins. Amazing. @brunyislandlongweekend
Fur seals, cliffs, albatross, sea caves, and dolphins. Amazing. @brunyislandlongweekend @ Bruny Island Cruises, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania

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We're on a boat!
We're on a boat!

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Lovely dinner. The pork rillettes and shoulder came from Ross O'Meara's farm (of Gourmet Farmer fame)! @brunyislandlongweekend
Lovely dinner. The pork rillettes and shoulder came from Ross O'Meara's farm (of Gourmet Farmer fame)! @brunyislandlongweekend

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Made it. Hardest bush walk I've ever done. 12000 steps, 8.8km, 107 floors climbed. It's quite brisk at the peak! @brunyislandlongweekend #nofilter
Made it. Hardest bush walk I've ever done. 12000 steps, 8.8km, 107 floors climbed. It's quite brisk at the peak! @brunyislandlongweekend #nofilter @ East Cloudy Head

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Halfway up a bloody mountain. Currently at 9100 steps, 6.7km, and 72 floors climbed. @brunyislandlongweekend
Halfway up a bloody mountain. Currently at 9100 steps, 6.7km, and 72 floors climbed. @brunyislandlongweekend @ East Cloudy Head

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Morning. Definitely the best night's sleep I've ever had in a tent. Packing up for another long walk! @brunyislandlongweekend
Morning. Definitely the best night's sleep I've ever had in a tent. Packing up for another long walk! @brunyislandlongweekend

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The finale to last night's dinner: pannacotta with honey and fresh local berries. @brunyislandlongweekend
The finale to last night's dinner: pannacotta with honey and fresh local berries. @brunyislandlongweekend

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Friday, November 21, 2014

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Dinner. Quinoa salad and the tenderest lamb rump I've ever eaten. @brunyislandlongweekend
Dinner. Quinoa salad and the tenderest lamb rump I've ever eaten. @brunyislandlongweekend

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Dinner. Bliss. @brunyislandlongweekend
Dinner. Bliss. @brunyislandlongweekend

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Oyster farm. Some to eat now; some to take back to camp. #brunyisland
Oyster farm. Some to eat now; some to take back to camp. #brunyisland

The intrepid nature photographer is not afraid to get his pants wet for the perfect shot.
The intrepid nature photographer is not afraid to get his pants wet for the perfect shot.

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Lunch on a promontory. Fitbit says 14,400 steps and 10.6km so far! My challenge: not to wee til we get back to a proper toilet.
Lunch on a promontory. Fitbit says 14,400 steps and 10.6km so far! My challenge: not to wee til we get back to a proper toilet. @ Bruny Island

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It's 10:30am and I've already done 8500 steps! Bruny Island is pretty spectacular so far...
It's 10:30am and I've already done 8500 steps! Bruny Island is pretty spectacular so far... @ Adventure Bay Beach, Bruny Island

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Only a little hungover. Grabbing some brekkie before heading to Bruny for three days!
Only a little hungover. Grabbing some brekkie before heading to Bruny for three days! @ Daci & Daci Bakers

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Before dinner: whiskey tasting. Nice.
Before dinner: whiskey tasting. Nice. @ Lark Distillery

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10 years ago today. Same outfits, same shoes; a little older and wiser. Happy anniversary to my best friend!
10 years ago today. Same outfits, same shoes; a little older and wiser. Happy anniversary to my best friend!

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Awwwwwww yeah. #MONA
Awwwwwww yeah. #MONA @ Tasmania Airport.

Hello Tasmania! We are in you!
Hello Tasmania! We are in you! @ Hobart International Airport

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Persimmons?

Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States - NYTimes.com - Indiana is represented by Persimmon Pudding?! I've never ever heard of such a thing.

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  • georgiedent: "A meritocracy is defined by those who believe they are meritorious" Lt Gen David Morrison We are all riddled with bias. #DCAdebate
  • Jane_OLeary: I utterly reject that there are a lack of women in leadership because of lack of their merit Says Tim Wilson #DCAdebate

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Newsletter for Technical Presenting

Technically Speaking by Chiu-Ki and Cate - My friend Cate is one of the founders of this newsletter sharing Calls for Proposal from tech conferences as well as information about public speaking. I've already found some useful links in the first two issues. You can also follow them on Twitter.

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Cool contest.

Google Fit Developer Challenge - I've been playing around with Apple's HealthKit and it's got some nice features. I wonder what the Android devs will come up with? (I also note that Withings gets a big nod, while Fitbit's anti-integration stance presumably kept them out.)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WHAT THE HELL, BARBIE.

Pamie » Barbie Fucks It Up Again - Well, crap. I actually own a Computer Engineer Barbie. I won it at a Girl Geek event at Google three years ago. She's been sitting on my desk at work ever since, still pristine in her box. I loved her pink laptop and her jaunty Bluetooth headset and her sensible sneakers. And now I can't even look at her! HOW COULD YOU LET ME DOWN, BARBIE. Ugh.

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Attended my first ever Toastmasters meeting tonight, and I won an award! Positive reinforcement FTW. #hermione
Attended my first ever Toastmasters meeting tonight, and I won an award! Positive reinforcement FTW. #hermione @ Australian Computer Society (ACS)

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  • Lackadazy: "@cumberbatchweb: Such an awesome shot of Benedict Cumberbatch courtesy of @cumberbuddy http://t.co/jYdKx0tvb3 " @eatsleepbebrit *swoon*
  • imdominating: The way my scarf is jiggling when I walk makes me think this might not be a great bra. Or maybe it's the *greatest* bra.

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This sucks!

Scalpers target The Fat Duck - WTF. I can't believe I missed out because I was honest and only entered once. The Terms said you had to register for the ballot under your own name and couldn't sell the ticket. They should make people show IDs that match when they turn up. Jerks.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

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Oh. That's confusing.

What does the “plus sign” do in the new Spotify? - This was frustrating the hell out of me. I liked starring things.

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Archaeology.

Movie Review: 'Atari: Game Over' digs up a great story in a mass grave of game cartridges - GeekWire - Is anyone selling these cartridges on eBay yet? Because I would 100% buy one. (We had that game as a kid.)

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