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Encrypt away

With days until mandatory data-retention starts in Australia it's time to encrypt all the things.
  // With mandatory data retention only days away in Australia, it's time to encrypt all the things. What is mandatory data retention? Think of it as parliamentary supported… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2015/10/encrypt-away/

Excuses

Often excuses are so I can avoid responsibility.
  // Sorry readers for it has been too many days since my last contribution. I admit it. While I have found the time to enjoy the ramblings and analysis of others I have not si… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2015/01/excuses/

BudgetAus: an example of collaboration that works.

A short post about the BudgetAus collaboration of which I am part.
  // Headlines about technology and business collaborations which sour are familiar: the well-trodden path of poor communication, broken promises, and shattered projects. Well … http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/05/budgetaus-example-collaboration-works/

Why are public servants expendible?

An updated rant about job losses.
Up to 7,000 families affected by job losses. 30,000 jobs at risk, unemployment tipped to rise. I posted this originally in December but, with the budget upon us, perhaps time fo… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/05/why-are-public-servants-expendible/

#MyBroadbandvReality Survey number 2

A quick update on the MyBroadbandvReality Survey mk 2
  // The MyBroadbandvReality crew (of which I am a member) is up to it again. Earlier in 2014 the group surveyed Australian's and provided a submission to the Australian Senate… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/04/mybroadbandvreality-survey-number-2/

Anime. Manga. Made in Japan.

I took advantage of a fine day in Tokyo to visit Anime Japan 2014 being held at Tokyo Big Sight.
  // I took advantage of a fine day in Tokyo to visit Anime Japan 2014 being held at Tokyo Big Sight. Anime and Manga are two words which for many is synonymous with Jap… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/03/anime-manga-made-japan/

A wordcloud for your last 3,000 tweets or so

A quick post about how to do a word cloud of your tweets
  // Have you ever wanted to see a picture of your tweets? Here is one of my last 3,000 or so tweets, with some filtering applied. Now the steps described below are f… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/03/wordcloud-your-last-3000-tweets-or-wo/

Do you love a good example of hypocrisy and/or bias?

A quick post about a recent news.com.au article.
  // Do you love a good example of hypocrisy and/or bias? I know I do. Here's one for you: do a Google search on “Convoy of no confidence news.com.au” and you should find… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/03/do-you-love-good-example-hypocrisy-andor-bias/

Ikebana. Art. Sushi.

A quick blog post about a fun weekend absorbing some art in Tokyo.
  // Ikebana. Art. Sushi. Warning: I’m starting to get a handle on Japanese characters (Hiragana ひらがな in this case) there’ll be a sprinkling through this post. Over the l… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/03/ikebana-art-sushi/