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2016 - My Year in Running

At the start of 2016, I set ...

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2015 In Review

2015 In Review

It doesn't seem that long ago that I wrote up my 2014 list - but it's obviously far enough in the past that I don't really remember what I was trying to achieve this year, but it's worth a review - even if we are already six weeks ...

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Run Melbourne 2015 - My First Half Marathon

Run Melbourne 2015 - My First Half Marathon

Half Marathon is a pretty stupid name for an event. Those in the know are suitably impressed at the ability of the athlete1 to run for 21.1km (13.1 freedom kilometers2), but everyone else wants to know why you're only running half a race.

I started ...

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2014 In Review

What a year 2014 was. I know we're already a week into the new year, but there's a few things I wanted to list out - however terse some items are - so at least I can tell in the future what happened, when.

I won't go into details ...

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Eulogy for my father

Three weeks ago, on September 4th, my father Phillip Harry Poulton passed away at age 58 after a brief battle with cancer of the gall bladder. The toughest thing I've ever done was read part of his eulogy along with my siblings, mum, and Dad's friends.

I'm ...

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Why you shouldn't buy cheap watches, and investigate odd sleeping patterns in kids.

A fun anecdote, showing why you should investigate issues that occur too regularly to be co-incidence.

December, 2009 - Tasmania, Australia

A few years ago, my wife and I went to Tasmania and walked the stunningly gorgeous Overland Track, a 65 kilometer (5-day) walk through isolated north-west-central Tasmania. If you're ...

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2011 In Review

I'm not one to blog about personal topics, but I have to make an exception as 2011 has been a heck of a year on a number of fronts.

This is a pretty long post, so bookmark it if you're on an iPhone or just skip it entirely ...

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Jutda - Django-powered Solution Provider

In my recent catchup blog post I mentioned in passing a few projects including Jutda and WhisperGifts. Now, I'd like to formally introduce the former of these (with the latter coming very soon now)

When I'm not 'at work', I spend a significant amount of time working on ...

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Wedding Registry Post Mortem

I married by lovely wife on March 31st of this year. To handle our gift registry, I used my new Registry website (which I've spoken about in the past). Although I'm not quite ready to go live, I've analysed some of the data from our usage of ...

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What's Wrong with Bridal Registries

Next month, I'm getting married. For reasons unknown to me, getting married costs money. Lots of money.

That's not a huge problem, and to be honest it's not overly surprising. It just strikes me as odd that an entire industry is built around charging exhorbitant amounts of ...

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