Random PersonalKnowledgeNetwork thoughts (Braindump: in the interests of blogging more frequently, I’m not overworkshopping the literary value)  I decided to give Notion a miss – subscription based if you want syncing, limited export capability. I’m a big fan of maintaining control of my data and being able to move it between platforms. Not that said […]

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Networking: Tools of the Trade

I’ve just completed a one-semester Networking Fundamentals subject at CSU. To say it was tough would be an understatement, and I’m not optimistic about my exam results. But I loved it, and I’m on a mission to build expertise. I’ve decided to work towards the CCNA. Today’s diversion: automation tools. Any network bigger than a […]

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On the Transience of Work

The post linked in this tweet is beautifully written and worth a read in itself, but I want to point out some of the replies: several people comment on the transience of software, and how the code they’ve written is no longer in production, defunct; it seems pointless. The thing is that this is true […]

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The Shining Streets of London

I’ve been looking for my favorite poem, that I half-learned at school. Here it is, thanks to Corinna The Shining Streets of London by Alfred Noyes Now in the twilight after rain The wet black streets shine out again And softly through the coloured gloom The lamps like glowing tulips bloom. Lighted shops down aisles […]

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art as action

When I was at art school, somewhere between reading Homer’s poetry of heroism and the tales self-sacrifice in Weary Dunlop’s War Diary, between watching Top Gun and military vehicles rumbing down our street in convoy, I decided that I wanted to be a man of action – and took myself off to the recruiting office. […]

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Creativity: Stay on the Bus

A creative friend recently pointed me to Australian artist and videographer, Struthess – Campbell Walker. It’s refreshing to find content in the style and language of my homeland. Like most Aussies, Walker calls it how he sees it, and he’s an inveterate storyteller. In this video, Struthless riffs on the ‘Helsinki Bus Station theory’ of […]

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Writing and Power

Burke’s 2008 paper,  Writing Power and Voice: Access To and Participation in Higher Education has been pivotal for me. How my understanding of the issues raised in this paper will translate into practice remains to be seen, but it demands a radical rethink of my epistemological position.   An initial reservation is that my own […]

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