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Old memories

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.

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The Great BBQ Challenge

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

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Some reflections on death

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

remove ds-store files from zip file

If you are trying to  upload theme to WordPress.org and are getting the following error: ds_store Hidden Files or Folders found Here is an app that will remove the offending files from your folder… http://software.ryangrier.com/dsstorecleaner  

Saying No: How Successful People Stay Productive

Why to-do lists are rarely as effective as scheduling time… 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,

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Reduce 95% of your EMF exposure with 5% effort

  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%

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wp clean up plugin

This plugin a beauty for trimming a bloated akismet database from wordpress. See here my kismet has over 600,000 entries of spam – bloating my wordpress table and slowing my site down. This plugin removes them with a click. No need to use phpmyadmin. http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/wp-clean-up  

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LOVE Fisher and Paykel

Our 10 year old washing machine pump motor has a small leak around the shaft. 1. Download Fisher and Paykel service manual from the web. 2. Order new pump  from ebay (from ASAP spare parts) for $36.30. 3. Undo old motor and put new motor in – I DIDN’T EVEN

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