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  1. The story of Lasseters reef - 2020 October 09

    A family member shared me a link to the fascinating story of Lasseter's Reef with a request for some help with navigating the website. It turns out that the website didn't have the story links ordered chronologically and they asked me for some help to sort this out. This is a perfect example of where using some web scraping along with programming can deliver value so that's exactly what I did, I wrote a short script to create some easier to navigate links to this great story.


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  2. Making the post date more obvious - 2020 October 07

    I find it annoying when I look at other blog archives and only see a list of posts without the dates. I noticed I was doing this myself courtesy of a comment from a reader so I decided to improve this


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  3. Impacts of a dependence on backpackers and other foreigners on farm labour during a crisis - 2020 October 01

    The other day I was watching a news report where some farmers were claiming they might not be able to get enough workers to pick their crops. At the same time Australia has the highest unemployment in a LONG time with many people desperate to work, so something doesn't add up here. Food security is important, surely we can figure this out.


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  4. WeGrow - 2020 September 30

    I had no idea that WeWork had a venture called WeGrow for providing child education until I came across this comment.


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  5. Is this blog now popular enough to be plagiarized from? - 2020 September 27

    This blog might be popular enough to be a target for plagiarism, I'm surprised!


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  6. Margin investing is psychologically corrosive - 2020 September 26

    Investing with margin/leverage has a bunch of particularly corrosive psychological effects that aren't talked about much. With retail investment providers offering margin accounts and volatility at especially high levels this is going to cause a lot of pain and suffering.


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  7. Canned audience sounds during the pandemic - 2020 September 25

    During 2020 we have seen a lot of sporting events with no audience, and one of hte most bizarre things was events with canned audience noises that drew attention to the fact there was no audience. The peak bizarreness might have been at the 2020 World Snooker Championship where the canned applause sounded completely fake.


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  8. Please don't exclusively use Twitter for communicating important announcements - 2020 September 23

    I'm annoyed that I'm making this post at all.


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  9. Why can't we house the homeless? - 2020 September 16

    There's a huge housing availability problem that has got worse in many places in the world lately, so why is this happening and what can we do about it?


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