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Scrutiny

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So, my “social media presence” (I hate that term, it just sounds like a haunting of some kind) has come under scrutiny from my current workplace. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about this. I started off feeling a bit wary, because I know that some of the things I post are rants and crankiness. Then it morphed into… Read more »

Sexism rears it’s ugly head…again

DISCLAIMER – This is in no way a reflection on my current employer. I am not bad-mouthing where I work or the people I work with, as 99% of them are fabulous. I need to put this up, pretty much to cover my own arse, but I still want this story to be told – because I don’t think we… Read more »

Lego Update – July 2014

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Realised it’s been a while since I’ve done an update on where my home Lego collection currently stands, so thought I’d throw up a few photos. (Top of the bookcase above my desk) (Top of my Ikea 5×5 Expedit bookcase) (In the Ikea 5×5 Expedit bookcase) (The pieces that won’t fit anywhere else so they have to go on the… Read more »

I’m sorry I’m not who you want me to be

This was going to be a very different post originally…but it’s morphed a bit due to the fact that my view on how I’ve seen events over the last few months has changed. So the draft that was a few weeks ago is very different to the post that’s published here. I’m sorry I’m not who you want me to… Read more »

Impostor Phenomenon/Syndrome – also known as “I thought it was only me who felt like that!”

Attended a talk last year, held by Geek Girl Dinners, here in Brisbane. After investigating, the topic was something that I really wanted to hear about and it. The title of the dinner was “Impostor Phenomenon”. I’d heard of this term before, but after seeing the post advertising the dinner, I went off and did a bit of research of… Read more »

The “Oh Shit” kit

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Had a request from someone who wanted to know what was actually inside my “Oh Shit” kit (as mentioned in my “Looking back on *the* wedding” post)…which makes sense. I really should’ve provided this in the first place! So, to elaborate, my own personal “Oh Shit” kit contained the following (and it was all contained in a small makeup bag… Read more »

Looking back on *the* wedding

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So, as you would all know, back in October 2013, Alex and I got hitched. It was pretty darn awesome. A fair bit of my inspiration came from an amazing website called Offbeat Bride and as they had a section for submitting your wedding, once it was all done and dusted, I jumped at the chance. Well, they published my… Read more »

How did I get where I am in IT?

UPDATED – May 2019 Spurred on by reading a similar blog post on Adam Fowlers blog (go have a read: How did you get into I.T.?) I decided to do a post of my own about how I ended up where I am today. I’m relatively lucky in that I wanted to know from a fairly early age what I… Read more »

Yuletide Greeting Merry Christmas & Happy Festivus

Just a short one today! I hope you all have a wonderful day with family, friends, food, feasting, fun and most of all love and laughter. Wishing you all a very happy day (or days, for those of you lucky enough to have time off at this time of year!) and a very joyous New Year. Here’s to hoping 2014… Read more »

Screw News Years Resolutions – I’m going to give 30 before 30 a go!

So, my New Years Resolutions for 2013 didn’t go down as well as planned. Quite a few of the major ones failed *spectacularly* (if I do say so myself…you can read all about it here). So instead of duplicating the same fabulousness in 2014, I have decided to change tack. I have decided that instead of New Years Resolutions, I’m… Read more »