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Gay Marriage Rights Pass Through the Australian Parliament

Published on December 9th, 2017

The single most annoying part of the entire gay marriage rights saga in Australia is the sheer waste of money, resources and time that it’s taken to achieve the inevitable.

Rich powerful people like Tony Abbott sporked lobster dinners on the public dime trying to fight Australia’s way back to the 1950s against the public will … and they shit me no end. Because those same overpaid bastards are the first to point at a single mum on unemployment or an indigenous kid from the back of bum fuck and scream the house down about “taxpayer’s money”.

Well, that was a hell of a lot of money wasted. Not just on the plebiscite, or however you want to frame a non-committal postal vote intended solely to placate a rear-guard action by the pro-Christian right. But on the entire last decade or two of utter bullshit that preceded this eventual win on behalf of the decent Australian.

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Ben Gould’s Blindside Lost Andes Malbec 2016

Published on November 15th, 2017

As a big fan of Naked Wines Australia I was shattered to open my monthly 15 bottle case to find the first bottle in my order, the one I’d been drooling to consume, Ben Gould’s Blindside Lost Andes Malbec 2016, was missing. It had been swapped out for an equal value bottle, which is fair enough, but I thought “Noooo, not the Malbec”.

Ben Gould was great. I mentioned on his Naked Wines page that I didn’t receive one of his delectable bottles in my recent case and he sorted it with Naked Wines immediately. Within 24 hours he dispatched 3 free bottles of that wine to my doorstep. It arrived this afternoon as a distant thunder storm rolled past the valley with the first desperate sprinkles of promised rain at the end of a hot day. I’d been sweating in the garden up to my elbows in weeds for most of the afternoon. Maybe it’ll rain; but perhaps it’ll just steam until I fall on the bed sometime tonight.

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Build a Portable Film Drying Cabinet

Published on October 14th, 2017

Commercial film drying cabinets can be expensive and not entirely fit for my purpose. Therefore, my previous portable film drying cabinet was a basic fence wire frame covered by a PVC garment bag. While the cabinet cost less than $10 to construct it was a crude solution, unstable at rest and difficult to transit through this house without piercing the cover.

The New Cabinet is a Frankenstein

The time finally came when I needed to build something just as portable but a lot more robust and serviceable than the first one. It’s a Frankenstein, but it’s effective. It’s ugly, but it works.

To understand the constraints I have in this large old house you need to understand that I process film in a bathroom on the below ground floor. The cabinet can’t be left down there and we have cats. So I have to carry the film drying cabinet up a tight set of stairs, through a bedroom, along a hallway, through a split level kitchen, past another toilet bathroom area, into the back of a laundry and up another even tighter and steeper set of stairs that turn a 90 degree corner up into my work space in the roof. A height constraint means 1600 millimetres is my approximate limit.

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My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I live in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a photographer making pictures with film. A web developer for money. A business consultant for fun. A journalist on paper. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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