Wayne on August 2, 2016


This section of my blog has updates and photos of family life! Just click on ‘Our Family’ on the menu above.


Wayne on August 2, 2016


I run a help site for Apple computers at http://macintoshhowto.com. Under ‘Computers’ you’ll find some articles that were a bit too technical or obscure to make it on my main Apple website.

Wayne on July 9, 2016

Some photos of our place.

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Wayne on July 2, 2016


Under the ‘Church‘ heading above I have a stack of resources from how to select church PA gear to sermon ideas and some highlights of things we’ve done at DPC!


Wayne on April 3, 2015


Awesome fun video of our Slot car knockout!

Wayne on February 18, 2015

Happy Birthday!


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Wayne on March 7, 2014

Holidays 2012!


The Castle Budawangs

Dad and the boys

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Wayne on June 27, 2012

My contribution to ford mods.


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Wayne on March 7, 2012


Our family appeared in the February edition of 'Sanctuary Magazine'!

Our family appeared in the February edition of ‘Sanctuary Magazine’!

Click here to download pdf of article



Wayne on June 23, 2009


Just found this photo of when we replaced the engine in the falcon. We were working late into the night with torches because the crane had to be back to the hire place the next day.

Wayne on January 28, 2007

Well, the great BBQ challenge finals were last week.

Earle and I entered. Here’s a photo of us at the auditions.

We didnt’ even make it into round 1, despite our obvious wit and talent. I still maintain it was because we were too good – it would have made it too hard for the rest of the competitors.

Wayne on September 7, 2017

Wayne on February 4, 2017

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Wayne on September 2, 2016


Welcome to my website. Everything that isn’t on one of my other sites ends up here. Click on a heading above that interests you. (Eg Family, Computers etc.)

Wayne on August 8, 2015

I just found this  painting I did 3 months after my Dad died.

Death’s no friend whatever mask it wears. It breaks our fragile worlds apart and in the hearts of each of us plants grief and fear.

(a poem by Bruce Smith.)

I recently preached from John 11 where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. The chapter talked a lot about the emotions associated with death.

According to the Bible death is not good,
we should groan about it,
but we have hope because Jesus has defeated it.




Very good article by a lawyer.

I can’t believe the lack of info on HiACE vans.

Here’s how I changed a tailshaft in case anyone else wanted to try it.

  1. Better to have a pit or hoist. Very hard to do lying under van.
  2. Mark with white-out or white paint a line along tailshaft/dif/gearbox so you can line everything up again later.  Be very precise. It needs to be within about 5mm accurate when you line it all up again. Especially around the centre bearing.
  3. Undo 4 bolts that join rear uni joint to diff drive shaft. You may need to move car back and forward to make this easier. It won’t fall apart – prise 2 flanges apart with large screwdriver.
  4. Undo 2 centre bearing bolts. Support.
  5. As you drop tailshaft, remove shaft from gearbox.
  6. Put tail shaft in vice.
  7. Undo centre uni joint.
  8. Mark centre bearing thread with white-out or take a photo so you know which way it’s lined up. Undo centre bearing bolt. This is a huge bolt, done op  tightly, and it has a chisel hit in it to stop it moving. There’s a washer that then comes off after bolt.
  9. My old bearing then just pulled off by hand.
  10. Put a little grease inside new bearing and sit new bearing on, but don’t hit it on. Be careful to line it up properly.
  11. Do up bolt and this will press bearing on.
  12. Do it up tight. Then hit with chisel in the right spot to fix it permanently.
  13. Put it all back together.


mark well, very well.

chisel hit bearing thread before re-assembly

easier as 2 man job to help lift tail shaft.

easier in pit or on hoist.

Total time approx 2 hours. This was the first time I’ve changed a tailshaft bearing.




Why to-do lists are rarely as effective as scheduling time – a great article from Farnam St…

Saying No: How Successful People Stay Productive.

It’s really easy to add things to a to-do list. Because it’s so simple, these lists tend to grow and grow. Even worse they encourage us to say yes to almost everything because, well, we can just add it to our list. This means we’re not discriminating and we’re not as conscious about controlling our time as we should be. As Steve Jobs said, it’s easy to say yes but the real value comes from saying no.

Wayne on March 22, 2014



It might be time to get rid of your cordless phone….

I’m not completely paranoid about EMF. I still use a mobile phone. We have fixed wireless NBN.

But I did some measurements of EMF levels around our house and it was surprising how easy it is to reduce 95% of your EMF exposure with about 5% effort.

Take a look at this graph – it says it all…

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Wayne on March 18, 2014

Here’s how I invented the single modifier keypress that has found it’s way into some Apple products.

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Wayne on March 9, 2014