Monthly Archives: March 2011

On bullying

This blog post is a long time coming. What has provoked me to write it is the astonishing media frenzy around a confrontation between two kids in a school playground… and some cartoons. I’m a fan of Judy Horacek, and … Continue reading

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No Carbon Tax Rally

I just read a post over at Grog’s Gamut which is a great summary of the events of the day. The pictures he has provided are particularly informative, a lot of which came from Latika Bourke‘s twitter feed. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Tossing up between Redis and MongoDB (or postgres)

I’m working on an XML indexer. I’m running a bunch of XPath queries, which return a list of nodes. For each of these nodes, I then run subsequent XPath queries which return textual keys. For example: talker: //talker time = … Continue reading

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Pecking at things does not work

A little over a month ago I was in Alice Springs for a holiday. Funny how it seems so long ago! Within my 3.5 full days in Alice, I took 3800 photographs. I’ve uploaded around about 100 of them to … Continue reading

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Gnome Shell

I’ve been running the Fedora 15 branch on my home machine. There are a few big things in Fedora 15, the most obvious of which is gnome-shell. I ran it briefly about a year ago, and wasn’t overly impressed – … Continue reading

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Gargh.

Feeling tired and sick. I’ve been working hard during the day, and trying to slog away at my home projects in the evenings. Haven’t really hung out with people much, starting to feel increasingly frayed and grumpy. Hopefully I’ll knock … Continue reading

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Great weekend

I decided to focus my efforts on my most wonkish project, and I’ve got heaps done. I’m working to write an XML database that’s a lot more lightweight than what I’ve found looking on the net, and I’m making a … Continue reading

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