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Greg Black

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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


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Fri, 20 Aug 2004

Olympic happiness

The ongoing television frenzy over the Olympics certainly makes it quicker than usual to scan the TV program looking for the odd item that might be worth watching—there are two full columns that I don’t even need to glance at. Cool.

To put this into perspective, the last Olympic Games I attended in person were in Melbourne in 1956. I was pretty young then, but happy to watch some of the best amateur athletes of the time do their stuff. In these days of rampant commercialism and the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs, I have to say that I just find the whole thing a waste of time.