Category Archives: Personal

Spawning a child process – from development to production!

A warning – this post isn’t going to be technical at all (despite the title!). It’s going to be quite confronting because it’ll go into (somewhat) gory details around pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks of my Lil’ GirlGerms’ life. It’s also going to be looooooooooong… So, go get a cup of tea. Go on. I’ll wait. So, some… Read more »

The shitstorm that is rheumatoid arthritis

(DISCLAIMER – If you are an anti-vax wacko who wants to try and sell the benefits of ‘clean living’ and ‘removing toxins’, please fuck off. Do not comment. Your comment will not be approved. It will be ignored. It will be trashed. I’m not interested in what your Googling told you, or your conspiracy theories about pharmaceutical companies, or the… Read more »

What’s the point of doing the right thing?

This is a bit of a stream of consciousness post, because it’s something that monumentally frustrates me. This has been eating at me for a while. For those who follow me on Twitter, you may have seen some posts regarding this. May have seen me get a bit angry about a few things in relation to this topic. It’s something… Read more »

2015 – a lookback…on AWESOMENESS!

So, I’ve noticed that the past few years I’ve done a “This is what I’d like to accomplish/do in the following year” type post…but I haven’t actually looked back or reflected on the year that’s been. I thought I might change it around this year and just do a look back on some of the big things that have happened… Read more »

Lady Gaming Streamers – we really don’t need to see your boobs…

So, I got a bit cranky at a tweet that was promoted by Blizzard on Twitter a few days ago – the tweet was for a female streamer (won’t go into names, I prefer not to do name-and-shames) and the image for the stream was of her – and, of course, a blatant cleavage shot. This turned into a bit… Read more »

Mental illness – it’s not all fun and games…

DISCLAIMER – This post is about mental health. Mine in general and in particular. This is quite confronting for me to post online for all to read – including friends and family who have no idea about this, co-workers who may not be aware or (scarier still) prospective employers. My decision to publish is based on this fact – if… Read more »

Ranty pants engaged – Sexism in tech: Deepdive

[WARNING, WARNING – DANGER <INSERT NAME HERE>: This is going to be a very stream-of-consciousness rant and is going to be a mixture of my ranty-pants being firmly engaged in regards to this issue and expanding on some of the points I made in a particular Reddit post] So, not long ago, I posted a link to TableFlip.Club to a tech… Read more »

Lego Update – July 2015

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So I realise that the last time I did a Lego update was back in April last year. That’s a long time and a heap has changed. Saddest thing – I’ve had to pack up a whole heap. I have five giant rolling storage boxes filled with all the Lego I’ve taken apart. I dismantled all my Creator (minus the… Read more »

Fun and games with an insurance company…

The following details the dealings I’ve had with AAMI and outline the background of what occurred. The following is the correspondence (with some slight omissions to protect names/contact details) that I have sent to/received from both AAMI and the Financial Ombudsman Service regarding what had happened and just how many times they’ve screwed up over the last three months, as well as my… Read more »