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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

Mon, 17 May 2004

Sad new world / perceptual glitches

When I was in Shepparton a couple of months back for the 2004 Grand Prix Rally, I shared a motel room with my co-driver. One evening, I looked out the window across the main drag and noticed a large sign above a shop that said, “Sad New World”. Surprised by this, I called Andrew over to see it. Closer inspection and careful peering around the large horse on a stick that adorned the footpath in front of the shop revealed that the sign really said, “Saddlery World”. Since then, I’ve used “sad new world” as a shorthand for perceptual glitches of this kind.