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Bye Bye Barney Trouble

Bye Bye Barney Trouble

Barney Trouble our Basenji/Foxy cross died this morning. Helen was leaving for work and he got away and chased her up the road, which he often does only problem this time is that he ran under her wheels and was killed instantly. Not Helen’s fault he was a bugger...

Kiva Lending and Borrower Interest

A bit has been said around the traps at how unclean Kiva loans are as the lender charges interest to the borrower on money that is provided for ‘free’, the quote was something like “They are charging 30% interest on money provided interest free”. Now taken at face value...

USA shuts down

Essential services keep going huh!

Unless you live under a rock you know that Congress has decided, by inaction, to allow the US administrative services to be shut down. Most of us outside the states would have a hard time understanding that the government doesn’t run the countries governmental functions. Most of the US...

News Headline :: VicRoads grounds trucks from crash fleet

VicRoads grounds trucks

I realise that a lot of trucks seem to travel really quickly (ie over the speed limit) but it seems in Victoria they have managed to actually fly seeing as trucks are being grounded now for safety defects. Just for the newsy … trucks can’t be grounded because except...

Privacy and the Internet

Privacy is a personal concern

Privacy and the Internet Or why you shouldn’t email your secret recipes The Internet has been around for so long now that people take it for granted, they also assume that it is based on things that it simply never has been nor is it likely to ever attain....

Election Day

Are we ready?

It is always with a sense of despair that I wake up on an election day and realise I have the totally impossible task of casting a reasoned vote that goes towards deciding the government of our wonderful country. Not that the issue(s) only relate to Australia it seems...

Spring has Sprung’d

Well we are into spring again, no doubt still some cold weather to go out this way but this winter hasn’t been super cold we only went through about four cubic meters of wood this year and didn’t even light the second slow combustion heater. I think the coldest...

Sheep & Cockies

Sheep & Cockies

Sulphur crested cockatoos noshing with the sheep…            

Just arrived in the mail

The new LTUAE

Well today I renamed deleted my Kiva group to Jenolan and made the images all relate to Helen and myself. That’s about the last bit of RBR that was still ‘alive’. The name registration and trademarks are also due to expire so soon RBR will totally cease to exist....