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Greg Black

gjb at gbch dot net
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If you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.

FQE30 at Qld Raceway 25 May 2003


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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


(Coming soon…)


(Coming soon…)


(Coming soon…)

Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Thu, 20 May 2004

It only took seven months

Got my toy car back today, after seven months of waiting while various workshops up and down the east coast farted about failing to resolve a slight miss at over 6500 rpm. It has been claimed that all is “fixed” but I’ll have to wait another week until I get it on the track at Morgan Park next Thursday morning to be convinced. If it doesn’t perform up to expectations after costing me almost $4k to get it “fixed”, I’ll be a bit put out—but I’m thinking positively for now and have every expectation that it will just fly. It has been so long coming that I don’t think I’ll sleep properly tonight …