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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…)


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Thu, 03 Jun 2004

Tired tyres update

Finally got around to checking the usage I got out of those track tyres (see the earlier entry and pictures). They managed exactly 999km, which works out to $1.36/km. For comparison, the last set of street tyres on the same car lasted for 34,000km and cost just $0.02/km—and that included a few hundred km on various race tracks. So, in order to go a few seconds faster, I’m paying almost 70 times as much for tyres. Or, to look at it another way, a day at the track where I might expect to do about 150km at speed will cost me about $200 in tyres alone.