1. 2020 USA election - 2020 November 04

    I think this will be close.


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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  7. 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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  8. The decline of the average level of experience in the software industry - 2020 September 11

    The average number of years of experience for people in the tech industry, particularly IT and software development, has fallen in the last few years. This is mainly due to the rapid rise of popularity of this industry


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  9. Fake comment discussion scam - 2020 September 08

    There's a particularly annoying new type of scam I'm starting to see that uses bots to post a thread with a fake discussion between multiple bot controlled accounts.


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  10. Could we see geographical divergence in Australian culture? - 2020 August 12

    With the most recent Stage 4 (currently the most severe level) lock downs in Melbourne set to keep going on for a while with entire states like Western Australia mostly operating as usual will we see some cultural divergence as a result?


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