April 12, 2014

Accepting a position on the Graduate Development Program will involve a change in your personal circumstances. For some, it may mean leaving home and relocating, for others, it will be your first full-time role, and for others, it will mean new work and a new team. Please outline what sort of changes you anticipate you will need to consider to commence work.

As much as I hate writing answers to selection criteria, sometimes the questions posed do make me think.


December 2, 2008

I got in 😀

Can’t wait for the 3rd of January!


November 27, 2008

I’m applying to go to the National Computer Science School at USyd in January.

I’m not sure exactly what they do there or whether it’ll be particularly interesting, but, well, what is there to do in January anyway?

Books I’m reading

September 22, 2008

Well, I figure I’ve been to the library more times over the past two weeks than over the rest of the year put together, so I may as well document what books I’m reading. I might post up a more detailed review sometime.

  • Night Watch – Terry Pratchett – I’ve only read one of the Discworld novels so far (The Colour of Magic), which was very good. Wanted to get this read to see if I could use it in an English assessment, but I just haven’t had time.
  • The Art of Intrusion – Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon – Yes, they call it ‘non-fiction’ which might be a bit of a stretch for some of their stories, but it hasn’t been too bad a read so far. The bits where Mitnick explains basic computer concepts can be quite boring.
  • Z – Jonar Nader – Endorsements on back look interesting. Read several chapters so far; Nader’s writing skills are certainly a bit less developed, and certain aspects of the story don’t really make much sense, but regardless, it seems interesting enough.

The Media

April 2, 2008

Interviews with TV, radio and print media all on one day. TV was the worst. The newspaper was the best.

I wonder how much research has been conducted into the difference between how we hear our own voice and how others do. Hearing a recording of my own voice is disturbing.


March 19, 2008

I’m no Christian apologist, so I’m not going to try to be one.

I do, however, find it interesting how atheist apologists tend to fit the concept of a god into human constraints.

I also don’t understand how anyone could logically become an atheist. I can understand why one could become agnostic.


March 19, 2008

“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

– Albert Camus (seen on