2017 – The Year that was

So it’s the last weekend of the year and time for a more in depth than usual review.   I do a weekly review, usually just spending a couple of minutes looking at the list below and thinking about each item a bit. Recently however I have realised I need to start writing my thoughts…

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Low Carb, High Fat – Ketosis Diet

It’s been a month since I started the low carb, high fat diet also known as the Ketone (or ketosis) diet. I started it by eating (well drinking) KetoOS and here’s my thoughts and journey.   As intro you are best off reading this part of Melia Robinson’s article: The low-carb, high-fat diet — which…

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What is your core?

What do you care about? What’s the core of your life?   For me it’s relationships, for others I’ve noticed it can be food, music, sometimes it’ll be work but that’s rarely actually the case.   Your core part of you is what your mind drifts to thinking about when you are idle. It’s what…

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w00t! Solar Thermal in Port Augusta

w00t! 5+ years of campaigning and we finally have some great news. Solar Thermal is going to be build in Port Augusta! Key Points 150MW CST (Concentrating Solar Thermal) plant. The South Australian state government is buying the power from it at a maximum of $78 per megawatt hour. It’ll be build close to Port…

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ZDay presentation – Price of Zero Transition to an RBE

At both the Global ZDay event in Brisbane, Australia and the New Zealand ZDay event in Auckland I gave this presentation about the Price of Zero transition to a Natural Law Resource Based Economy. This is based on the presentation given on Sunday the 26th of March 2017 at the New Globe Theatre in Brisbane,…

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Michael Kubler and Peter Joseph at the ZDay 2017 global event in Brisbane.

Zday 2017 – My Experience

Wow, the last 4+ weeks has been INTENSE. Certainly the most intense of my life so far. First it was 12-16hr days at work trying to get a web project at work over the line. Then 20 hour days (yes, only 4hrs sleep a night) trying to move out, putting most of my stuff into…

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Fixing SA’s power network

There’s a lot of buzz at the moment about a Twitter conversation between Elon Musk and Mike Cannon-Brookes about fixing South Australia’s power issues. Elon says he can fix the issue in 100 days by providing 100+MW of battery storage. Mike Cannon-Brookes says he can find the money and deal with the politics. As a member…

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LetsEncrypt / Certbot – Virtualhost vs VirtualHost

Certbot, formerly letsencrypt is a great tool for setting up SSL certificates on websites. I love being able to quickly, easily and for free, setup a HTTPS SSL (TLS) certificate. I use apache to host lots of WordPress sites, custom sites (e.g Symfony) and the like and Certbot helps keep them secure. Except when it…

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My ~/.bash_aliases 2017

I have a base ~/.bash_aliases file which I normally use Ansible to update on various servers when needed and thought I’d share it. This is intended for sys admins using Ubuntu. [ Download the bash aliases file here ] The main aliases are : ll – I use this ALL the time, it’s `ls -aslch` and shows the…

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Looking Forward to 2017

Looking ahead, it seems like there’s some crucial parts of 2017 that I’m looking forward to. Mainly a 4-6week period around March and April. Emma my sister’s wedding on the 12th March. Then flying to Brisbane to help organise and also finish prepping my ZDay speech which will be on the 2nd day of ZDay,…

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