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Biography

Why Kookaburra:
I suspect there is some connection between a Kookaburra 'laughing' and my writing. Suggestions that perhaps I am also a 'laughing jackass' are not appreciated :-) See http://kookaburra.typepad.com/photos/snaps/kookaburra.html

About me:
I was born at an early age ... now happily married with 3 kids.

A lot happened in between.

I have worked in Information Technology in mainly marketing roles since 1985.

I have geekish tendencies but I am not sure I qualify as a full geek. For example, I can only code really simple stuff and am usually much better off hacking someone else's code.

I use a Mac and have done so since 1985. I have used DOS, Windows and Linux. For me, the Mac works best. I am not going to flame you if you choose something else. All I can suggest is make an informed decision and periodically consider if you are using the right solution. I do and I still stick with Apple. My stickiness has been enhanced by Mac OS X.

Where:
On the eastern fringe of Melbourne, Australia

Interests:
Photography, cars, classic films, history, reading, environmental issues, alternate energy, the psychology of change "why don't people switch when there is a better way?"

Eats: Vegetables - I am a vegetarian. Why? It make sense to me for health, environmental and moral reasons.

Sleeps: Not nearly enough.

Drinks: Strong coffee, water (probably not enough), alcohol (whisky [ideally single malt from the Scottish Highlands] and wine - usually in moderation).

Editorial policy:
I am learning and as such make some mistakes (typographical and formatting) in posts. I usually correct those within an hour of posting.

I conscientiously fact check and never knowingly post something that is wrong.

I don't flame. I 'play the ball not the man'. I would never post anything about anyone I would not be prepared to say to their face. I expect that my site visitors to do the same.

Inevitably we will have differences of opinion but we're all growns-up and should act as such.

I will correct postings that prove to be incorrect. I will note the changes in the original post by either striking through the changed text and/or appending a note to the end of the entry.