Glad I fixed the side gate over the weekend (filled and re-drilled the bolt hole).
Wind is up tonight and the gate which is right beside my bedroom window no longer rattles :)

This is novel, I am going to take part in a for the first time in a while. low bands contest for 6 hours starting 0800 UTC. only 160m, 80m, 40m allowed.

So I am now binging or Star Trek Enterprise, after having it recommended to me. GOD. DAMN. IT.

WSJT-X 2.1.0 has been released:

The main addition is the FT4 mode, but quoting the release message:

Improvements have also been made in the following areas:

- FT8 waveform generation using GMSK, fully backward compatible
- user options for low-sidelobe waterfall and spectrum display
- UDP messaging for inter-program communication
- accessibility

... as well as many minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Release notes at:


is a terribly upsetting show to watch from the other side of the globe. To see what they buy and for how much, and I am thinking I can't even pay people to take my stuff away to use.

When you get a wood heater burning efficiently, it can throw out incredible amounts of heat for a small amount of wood.
However when it's isn't burning efficiently, well, its a pain in the ass!

is on at 1pm on World Movies. This is a stunning Studio Ghibli animated movie and everyone with an appreciation for Miyazaki works should see this.

Why doesn't anyone value secondhand gardening tools? I have accumulated many tools over the years, worth quite a lot to buy new, but apparently aren't worth anything second hand? Why!? they work well, been looked after, I've cleaned them up and kept them oiled. Yet people seem to think that you should either buy brand new, or secondhand should be free..

I wish the umpire would pull up and give her the choice to either stop grunting, or start forfeiting points

Once you realise that the little sister in is drawn pretty much the same as Ponyo, you’ll never unsee it.

It’s been magnificent that World Movie Channel has kicked of it’s first weekend with a Studio Ghibli weekend, but I am finding the re-use of facial characteristics between movies disconcerting when watching one after the other - β€œHey wasn’t she in the last movie?….”

It's my . One with a 0 in it. apparently that's a big deal.
waking up with a blinding headache due to a sudden drop to freezing temps overnight (cold bedroom), does not make for a good omen for the day.

Well it's time to get on the bike again. Gained 12kg back over 6 months by falling in a heap.
Step 1: Holding myself accountable for my food intake again.
Step 1a) Start swimming more than a few times a fortnight.


"Try the new Fast 450 Tier. Fast typical speeds at midday Thursday for general browsing, plus ten hours of Netflix or fifteen hours of Stan free per month*. Basic Twitter included and ten free Instagram posts in your first month. Contact your RSP today!"



I can see the ads now - "NBN50 with typical evening speeds of 43.8Mbps for $79.95/month, unless you want to stream legal content, in which case it will be $89.95/month & typical evening speeds of 38.4Mbps"

On what planet is this considered acceptable?


Apparently there is an Aurora Australis Happening tonight. I'm definitely not game enough to go out in the strong winds to capture it though!

Why am I disgusted but not surprised Senator Abetz has come out in support of Folau's gofundme campaign.

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