my how technology is a grand

I got a Chromecast the other day. It’s a little thing that I plug into the back of the telly so that I can send videos from the phone or tablet to be viewed on the big screen. Both phone and tablet screens are just too small to be comfortable to watch _anything_ on. The laptop is just bearable but this new thing works good. Now at dinner time, instead of reruns of M.A.S.H. I can watch <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pVWfzsgLoQ”>a 10hour train journey through Norway from the front of a loco</a>.

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Last Saturday was Pakofest. Here is a foto of my bruddas and sistas of the Karen community in Geelong. The parade was okay except there was a couple of big gaps in it and because I was not near a loud speaker I thought it was over so strolled off after only two-thirds had gone by. I did manage to bump into some of the last parts again but I don’t know what was going on with the float co-ordination.

Also whatever sliver of tolerance I had for being stuck in crowded throngs is presently gone.

a few weeks ago

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We headed out for a couple of days – it’s always nice to go further west past the Cressy turn-off. It’s hard to not stop at Mortlake for a pie. (above: Mortlake)

I would’ve mentioned the travels earlier but there was not that much special to say. Stayed at Dunkeld one night. A partially successful attempt at seeing a mob of kangaroos at the Dunkeld Consolidated school’s oval. Drove through the Grampians. Stopped at Lake Bellfield.

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Stopped at Hall’s Gap, which I found to be surprisingly touristy. Stayed a night in Stawell. There’s a couple of nice old buildings there but otherwise seems fairly unremarkable.

r u cirrus

I remember in grade five at primary school for a while the teacher had us doing a project where we’d go outside for a minute each day at three o’clock and record the names of what clouds we could see. So I did know the names of different kinds of clouds at one stage but I suppose I forgot them.

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