Monthly Archives: October 2010


Instead of going to get a cup of coffee, I wrote this. Continue reading

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taking a breather 2: escape cafes

A list of coffeeshops and cafes around Civic and North Canberra, where I have been lurking to eat sugar and distract myself momentarily while pretending to do work. Continue reading

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taking a breather

Relaxing in the sidewalk seating of a bar in Civic called BaBar, with a reasonably priced Shiraz blend. Waiting on the vegetarian lasagna, which I am told will involve pumpkin, basil pesto, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and something called bocconcini which … Continue reading

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Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Last night (Saturday), went out with some of the Stromlo postdocs to dinner at Lemon Grass Thai in Civic, where I had some passing good panang curry and a New Zealand Sav Blanc which fulfilled everything I’ve now come to … Continue reading

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dinner at Brian’s

And so it was that on Saturday around 5:45, Wolfgang came by to chauffeur me and the newly arrived Stuart Sim to dinner at the house of Prof. Brian Schmidt, FAA, NAS, the Skymapper PI, one of the acknowledged co-discoverers … Continue reading

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getting set up: driver’s license, broadband

Getting established, bit by agonizing bit. Internet access is expensive and limited, but converting a US driver’s license to an Australian one was easy. Continue reading

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Get Rained On Day

Yesterday (Wednesday) was Ride To Work Day in Australia. There is apparently quite a bit of environmental awareness in Australia, particularly in the ACT where bike paths and bike shops abound and much of life has been made easier for … Continue reading

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