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Wondering About My Domain?

Having a common last name has its down sides. I’ve looked at various times for a good domain for my blog but all of the obvious garysmith.* domains have been taken for years. I was having another look recently and as usual domains like garysmith.com and garysmith.com.au were taken … garysmith.net...

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On The Road – Alice Springs

Posted by Gary | Posted in At Home | Posted on 25-07-2009

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My daughter has a friend over from Canada – staying with us for 2 months. We decided last year that when she came to Australia we’d basically trek around with her. So I signed up for some wireless broadband access and we started our adventure at Alice Springs. Given that it was going to take […]

Wild Storm in Victoria

Posted by Gary | Posted in At Home | Posted on 04-07-2009

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Last Monday we drove up to the Grampians (also known by its aboriginal name – Gariwerd), which is a mountain range here in Victoria. It’s well known for its spectacular rock formations and views. On the first day the weather was quite clear. We went on a walk to ‘The Pinnacle’. It’s a 2-3 hour […]

Roll Your Own WordPress Themes

Posted by Gary | Posted in At Work | Posted on 21-01-2009

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I’ve been watching this software application since it was an early beta. I gave it a try back then and though it had a few bugs, it really looked promising. It looks like they’ve ironed out most of the bugs now and Artisteer is looking like one of those ‘must have’ tools for developers and […]

First Post for 2009

Posted by Gary | Posted in At Home | Posted on 21-01-2009

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Crikey! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I blogged. I could do a roundup of the past 2 months but it was mostly work, so I’ll skip that. I watched a replay of the inauguration today and I think my last post was about Barack Obama, so I’ll talk about that I think. […]

Is Obama The New Messiah?

Posted by Gary | Posted in Opinion | Posted on 21-11-2008

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That’s an awfully bad choice for the topic of this post but it kind of amused me :). It was a very interesting election though. Being in Australia, we tend to take little interest in american politics but it seems like the whole world was watching this last one to see if you guys and […]

Wondering About My Domain?

Posted by Gary | Posted in At Home | Posted on 29-09-2008

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Having a common last name has its down sides. I’ve looked at various times for a good domain for my blog but all of the obvious garysmith.* domains have been taken for years. I was having another look recently and as usual domains like garysmith.com and garysmith.com.au were taken … garysmith.net was available for around […]

Back From Sydney

Posted by Gary | Posted in At Work | Posted on 29-09-2008

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I got back home yesterday. I had planned on writing a blog post or two while I was up there but unfortunately the ‘wireless broadband’ at the hotel was..well … wireless something, but definitely not broadband. In fact it was slower than dialup and I gave up after a couple of hours. Still, the hotel […]

Kurt Nilsen

Posted by Gary | Posted in Music | Posted on 25-09-2008

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I was poking around You Tube recently, looking at some Australian Idol clips and came across some from World Idol from 2003. Kurt Nilsen from Norway won. What an amazing voice. Amongst the music clips are his version of ‘She’s So High’, U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ and an interview in a taxi where he does a […]

It’s Off To Sydney We Go…

Posted by Gary | Posted in At Work | Posted on 25-09-2008

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I’m heading up to Sydney tomorrow to help out with the Rip2It training. It was a real blast last time from the flight up to the flight back. I’m not much of a traveller so sitting in a big piece of metal and air fuel, about 12 kilometres above the earth is a real buzz! […]