Archives for Month: November 2015

In November I passed my driving test! I also should rename my previous monthly reviews to include the month that has just ended, rather than including the following month too.

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At the time I interviewed Norman for this post, we hadn’t yet met, though he’s a mutual Twitter-friend of myself and quite a few other people. As a software developer at Atlassian, he swung by to catch part of my presentation I did at their offices, on the topic of blogging, in December 2015. That’s when I got to meet him in person!

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I first got my learner licence in 2007, then it expired because I never needed to drive, so I never learned. Many years later I decided to ‘be an adult’ and learn how to drive again – lessons, practicing, test and all! 🚗

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The weather has really been warming up so I’m able to wear sleeveless tops without having to carry a cardigan or a jacket. We live on air conditioning in the summer. The other day I actually got really cold in the office when I was at work, because of the air conditioning. I walked outside because I needed some sun and wanted to warm up a bit, but I went outside and was greeted by hot windy weather. Needless to say, I didn’t stay outside for too long and I was actually looking forward to getting back inside where it was much cooler.

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There are quite a few active volcanoes in Indonesia, Mount Merapi being one of them. On our recent trip to Indonesia we visited Mount Merapi to see what we could learn about this historic site.

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Why do we set things ‘on the hour’? Why don’t we just start a task now instead of waiting for the clock to hit half past or to hit the next hour?

At 5:53am, would you wait until 6:00am to get something started? And why would you, when you could do something in those seven minutes?

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Have you ever, upon waking – and if you actually remember – tried to write down what happened in your dreams?

I have, several times, but only because the dream was so vivid, or so strange that I wanted to write it down so I could share or retell it. The first time I tried, what seemed to be just a short few minutes of dreaming turned out to span four pages of explicit detail.

I don’t think everyone is like this. I’ve had people ask me how I can remember such detail from just a dream. I don’t remember all my dreams. Sometimes I have moments during the morning when I remember something random and realise I have remembered a very small fragment of a dream. Other times, I just remember it vaguely upon waking up, but then it’s gone.

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