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  1. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Oh awesome, this could be the kick in the butt I need. Last December I wrote a list of 20 creative endeavours I wanted to completed in 2020... In late October I am at maybe 0.5 of 20 😐 I'm going...

    Oh awesome, this could be the kick in the butt I need.

    Last December I wrote a list of 20 creative endeavours I wanted to completed in 2020... In late October I am at maybe 0.5 of 20 😐

    I'm going to put my goal out there..
    I'm going to use my new-found-love of old style American country music and write a small album / EP... I guess "modern" country songs sang in the old style, but with an unabashedly Australian accent!

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  2. Comment on Hank Williams - Jambalaya (on the Bayou) in ~music

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    Man I am loving this song, and all Hank Williams actually. After watching the Country Music docu-series (by Ken Burns) it's blown my mind a bit how amazing some of the old schools country stars are.

    Man I am loving this song, and all Hank Williams actually.

    After watching the Country Music docu-series (by Ken Burns) it's blown my mind a bit how amazing some of the old schools country stars are.

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  3. Comment on What should I know about intermittent fasting? in ~health

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    Don't over think it! Read (and ask) enough to know you're being safe, but then keep it simple. I have done intermittent fasting on-and-off for maybe 10 years, and I think the main thing it has...

    Don't over think it! Read (and ask) enough to know you're being safe, but then keep it simple.

    I have done intermittent fasting on-and-off for maybe 10 years, and I think the main thing it has taught me is to not be scared to miss a meal (or two). But from reading a lot about it people also can feel things differently - so like any food/health related practise - do what works for you, and helps you feel good.

    Not eating till 4:30pm is actually what works for me! Even though I have been WFH since the COVID hit - so there is no reason why I could not be eating - I feel good in a fasted state (though I do drink coffee with milk, so a "semi-fasted" state), I like the structure, and I don't go crazy at 4:30pm and over eat.
    I generally look forward to a small meal (say one third of last nights dinner) to break my fast, and then I have a normal dinner around 7:30pm. I make sure I eat good nutritious food blah blah but thats another thing.

    Some people/blogs say recommend you take some vitamin supplements if you are going to keep this up for a long time (specifically electrolytes), and I have had periods of taking these with periods of not taking them - and I don't feel a huge difference. But YMMV.

    I am not following regimented fasting at the moment, (I have felt some anxiety recently, so in an effort to debug that I am eating a banana and some nuts mid morning) But from practising fasting I have no wish to go back to 3 square meals a day.

    I like to think of it this way... For a freaking long time humans did not have the luxury of 3 (possibly very diverse) meals per day,
    so not eating till 4:30pm? If you feel good you will be fine!

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  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    It's not a cerebral challenge - but for a "weeknight watch" I am enjoying Cobra Kai SE2. Somehow they hit the exact right mix of retro playfulness for me, which helps it edge away slightly from...

    It's not a cerebral challenge - but for a "weeknight watch" I am enjoying Cobra Kai SE2.

    Somehow they hit the exact right mix of retro playfulness for me, which helps it edge away slightly from the cliff, avoiding the free fall into a twee family melodrama (with karate!)

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Five reasons NOT to grow your QA department in ~tech

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    I have run a software consultancy for 8 years, and the best thing we ever did was add an official "Developer QA layer" into the mix. This simply means, another dev tests another devs code (after...

    I have run a software consultancy for 8 years, and the best thing we ever did was add an official "Developer QA layer" into the mix. This simply means, another dev tests another devs code (after code review / PR is approved), and before it gets to classic QA.

    I think this had multiple benefits: Developers are good at thinking about non obvious issues "between the cracks", the devs starting thinking (even unconsciously) that their programmer teammates will be finding their bugs, which in turn naturally morphed into people doing their own layer of "self QA" before hand. Now you would have hoped peeps would do all that anyways - but I think think "Dev QA" just made people more mindful of the entire process.

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  6. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    Haha, sounds like your in for a tough time convincing him ;)

    Haha, sounds like your in for a tough time convincing him ;)

  7. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    Bwhaha, I must admit I quite susceptible to throwing the "c-bomb" out there.

    Bwhaha, I must admit I quite susceptible to throwing the "c-bomb" out there.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    🇦🇺 Perhaps I am not a "true blue" Australian, but... I have never been killed by anything that creeps, crawls, or slithers. Not even once. I have not seen a spider in maybe 3 months, have never...

    🇦🇺 Perhaps I am not a "true blue" Australian, but...

    • I have never been killed by anything that creeps, crawls, or slithers. Not even once.
    • I have not seen a spider in maybe 3 months, have never seen a snake or kangaroo where I live, and pretty sure I never will.
    • I have never put a "shrimp on the barbecue" (but I do like to BBQ!)
    • The far majority of Australians I have met and interactive with, are not racists - and fully appreciate the vast array of different cultures that have come together to form what we know as Australia
    • I have never surfed
    • I don't live anywhere near the desert, and it would take me many many days of driving to get to the "outback"
    11 votes