Friday, August 7 2009

Black Saturday - Videos

Well I was going through my phone and found some video I took on the night of Black Saturday, and a couple of days after after Black Saturday...

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Monday, May 11 2009

New Zealand Holiday

Our trip to the South Island of New Zillund.

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Thursday, May 7 2009

Defining Leadership

With the yearly Leadership Seminar coming up that I help organise and run, I've been thinking about my presentation for this year, and one of the topics I've been musing over is Defining Leadership. One of the angles I've been thinking about involves Stephen Covey's well known Circle of Control, Influence and Concern.

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Monday, March 16 2009

Another Trip to Ellis Track

Despite the rain on Friday night, we concluded that it was very localized rain and probably didn't even hit Ellis Track... We decided to head out for another trip up Ellis Track near Gladysdale.

Of course we stupidly forgot to check the BoM radar before leaving home.

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Friday, March 13 2009

Snow Motor (1926)

This, is awesomeness.

Friday, February 20 2009

The Story of 1 Fire Fighter

This is my account of Black Saturday. All times are my best estimate of when they happened, except where I have been able to verify them against pager messages, log entries, photo timestamps or some other method.

The events of this day still play through my mind constantly, just like it does to hundreds, if not thousands of other fire fighters and emergency services workers, as well as members of the public caught up in them. I ended up being the Crew Leader on a tanker that day, and the decisions I had to make on that day were some of the toughest I've had to make, but I made them to the best of my ability and believe they were the correct decisions at the time.

UPDATED: I've found some photos and added them to the story.

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Monday, January 19 2009

4WD Ellis Track

Well I found out about Ellis Track on 4x4 Earth

Nice and close to home - have to go try it out. So out we went on Saturday 27th with my 80 Series Landcruiser, my old man in his 40 Series Landcruiser and my girlfriend's parents in their Pootrol.

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Friday, January 9 2009

Custom Partitioning on ArchLinux with Linode

Partitioning schemes are a hot topic and everyone has their own preference. Including me. I'm not going to tell you how you should partition your Linux setup, but I will tell you how to do it in ArchLinux on a Linode. I used LVM and will be using LVM in this post.

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