An eclectic bunch of stuff, just "because".


The harder I work, the luckier I become!

Great Minds?

"Great minds discuss ideas ..."
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1967)

Oh Fortuna!

Velut Luna, statu variabilis.
... Carmina Burana


"Every person I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of them." This quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)  was hugely influential in my career. It made me realise how much skill, experience and expertise there was in everybody else. And that changed my career to be more interesting, productive and fun!

It also suggests life-long learning in which I am a strong believer, not least because my life has spanned from before computers to where they are an integral part of the way we work and play. And with the benefit of hindsight, read these absurd quotes about computing. And weep. And learn.


The picture heading this page is of Byangee Walls and The Castle in the Budawang N.P.  as seen from Pigeon House , about 4 hours drive South of . It is one of the most spectacular of the many spectacular natural beauties surrounding Sydney, and largely unspoilt on account of its inaccessibility.

Captain James Cook  named Pigeon House as he sailed up the eastern seaboard of Australia in his    : historic 1770 voyage .

Velut Porci?

Dog-latin after Carmina Burana's "O Fortuna"  :Go the pig!