on the edge

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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

Wed, 18 Aug 2004


I just opened one of the seeming millions of books that clutter up my study awaiting review and glanced at the list of recommended hardware while checking to see if the book was of any interest to me or those I write for.

There were two lists—one for required hardware and another for recommended hardware. Not surprisingly, both lists contained specifications for CPU, RAM, disk storage, etc. The part that surprised me, given that there were similar software lists further down the page, was that each hardware list specified a version of Microsoft Windows. Somehow, an author who thinks Windows is hardware seems unlikely to have anything to say that I’ll find interesting; that book will end up on the pile of stuff to be given away.