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Today COVID-19 Became Real to Me

Not because I, or someone close to me, has contracted it I hasten to add. The number of confirmed cases in NZ while having more than doubled in the last two days, is still low overall at 28. There have been no detected cases of community infection,...

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Humble Choice: March 2020

Before jumping into the meat and potatoes of the Humble Choice post for this month, a confirmation! Just the other day, I noted that I was very likely to be the owner of a new Electric Vehicle before the weekend was out. This came after discovering...

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Going Electric

Come the end of this weekend — I’m very likely to be the owner of an Electric Vehicle (EV). I mentioned looking into this about this time last month. I’ve been interested in going electric for my daily-use car for some time now,...

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Very Much NOT Up at Five

OK, that’s a pretty large image. I wasn’t even sure an animated GIF would even work there. But it did. So here we are. … Hehe. *cough* Anyway. A few days ago I woke up quite early. Not something I do without a pretty solid reason,...

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Up at Five

I woke up at 5:00am today. Not only that, I got out of bed. On a Saturday. With no particular reason for having to do so. Overall, not an experience I would recommend. It still blows my mind that there are people out there who do this regularly on...

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Looking at Electric

I’m not really a ‘car guy’. I can tell you a tailpipe from a car door. But things get a little shaky after that. That said, I’d been thinking for a while that either my next car, or at worst, the car after that would be...

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No Escape for Tarkov

Battlestate Games — the developers of Escape from Tarkov — have come under fire for attempting to claim that they simply didn’t have the development resources to allow for the addition of female playable characters. That it would...

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Secret Santa for… Shoot the Rookie!

“Lightning” Ellen kindly organised a Secret Blogger Santa event this year — and I drew Pix1001 of Shoot the Rookie fame. If you’re unfamiliar with the premise as Ellen set it, the idea is to ‘gift’ your person a...

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Cognitive Dissonance

There is a psychological bias that we as humans have when it comes to attributing causes to behaviour, depending on whether the subject of the attribution is one we like — ourselves, friends, or people we agree with making them part of our...

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Separation of Self

This post has origins that predate this blog. It started with a conversation with a work colleague last year. A conversation that could only happen, I think, because we were removed from the context of our normal work environment. It was on the...

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Blaugust Day #2 — It’s a Knock Out

Currently I’m not allowed to drive, operate heavy machinery or sign legal documents. Going on Social Media and certainly writing a blog post is probably not wise either. The somewhat amusing aspect of this, is that the draft I was preparing...

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