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Category: General

July 2, 2018

Having a proper go at this music career thing.

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it." Debbi Fields Things haven't been working... More
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December 8, 2017

At last! Marriage equality ...

Congratualations to the Australan Parliament for finally doing what we all knew the a majority of the Australian people have wanted for some time - allowing Same Sex Marriage. This is wonderful development that will improve the mental health of... More
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September 4, 2017

Tetrafasi launched ... sort of.

OK, so two important things have happened recently. First, I created a logo for the Tetrafasi project: Pretty cool, hey? Only a full day of work last Friday ... and acoupe of days reflection and refinement ... I had the... More
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September 6, 2015

What's been happening?

OK, so it's been far too long since I updated this site about general things. Much has happened that will be detailed in following posts, but here's a quick run-down on the status quo: I have a girlfriend. Sue. She's... More
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September 3, 2015

War and peace ... and other stuff

Just posted this as a comment on Dave Rowlands' Facebook post. Thought it was meme-worthy so I'll create a meme for it soon and see what happens: "The sooner we stop thinking that killing our opponents ends the argument, the... More
Posted by Huge at 1:17 PM | Comments (0)

January 30, 2011

I'm back!

Right! I'm now back on the Blog ... Had a few problems with my host over the past few months, but those are now sorted, thanks to the awesome Mihai. Thanks, dude ... Lots to discuss, lots to fix, lots... More
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January 27, 2010

I'm back!

Now that I have successfully negotiated the post-Christmas holidays with my beautiful kids, I can announce that I'm back! The other news is that I have completed two drafts of my PhD and hope to present it to the University... More
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January 14, 2010

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... for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and their families.... More
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August 12, 2009

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... for the victims of the typhoon in Japan and Taiwan.... More
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April 8, 2009

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for the victims of the Italian earthquakes and their families.... More
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January 1, 2009

Happy new year

I hope 2009 brings you much success, joy and fulfillment. It has to be an improvement on 2008.... More
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December 25, 2008

Season's best wishes to all

Wishing you the best of your season, whatever your race, colour or creed. May your life be filled with joy and wonder now and into 2009.... More
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November 28, 2008

This space left deliberately blank ...

for the victims of the violence in Mumbai. All of them.... More
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July 22, 2008

Musowiki turns 200

This morning I posted the 200th entry in Musowiki.net -- not counting redirect entries and a couple of odds and sods that are in there for ... dunno why. Anyway, this is a nifty milestone to reach at this point... More
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June 24, 2008

Musowiki turns 100

Yesterday I put the 100th entry into Musowiki.net. There are now 114 entries. This is wonderful progress and I am so happy about it ... but there's a long way to go before it becomes a really useful resource. The... More
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June 6, 2008

Harry Potter ...

Last night, at about 2am, I finished reading the last of the seven books in the Harry Potter series. Much to my surprise, I had started it at 9am and found it impossible to stop reading. This, unfortunately, followed on... More
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April 11, 2008

Literacy in Vanuatu

Just got word of this worthy cause. It's raising funds for Vision Generation Qld, this year specifically to improve literacy in Vanuatu. Unfortunately, I'll be at Gumby's wedding, so I can't get there ... Come on all you crazy Queenslanders!... More
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March 28, 2008

Support Earth Hour 2008

Lately I haven't been able to do much but here's something that is pretty effortless for everyone: join Earth Hour and turn off your lights for an hour. Tomorrow night at 8pm, just turn off all the lights and appliances... More
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February 23, 2008

Missing in action

I apologise for my significant absence recently. Things here have been very ugly with regard to my family, so I have made this blog, my study and my music a fairly low priority. However, things should pick up again soon,... More
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February 13, 2008


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December 24, 2007

Season's Greetings

Whoever you are and wherever you come from; whatever you believe and however you may appear, we wish you all the best for this time of year. We hope 2007 was great and may 2008 be even better.... More
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November 12, 2007

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... for the victims of the Jokela high school shooting in Finland and their families.... More
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August 30, 2007

In Philadelphia now

and attending the IMC07. Last night was the pre-conference party and setup thing, which was fairly low-key. Not many people there and we had a good jam at the sound-check. Met a heap of really nice people and song a... More
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August 29, 2007

Nashville via LA

Well, I'm in Nashville right now. Arrived yesterday via LA the day before and am struggling somewhat with a lack of sleep ... But Nashville is an amazing place. The people are so friendly (especially compared to LA) and the... More
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August 20, 2007

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... for the victims of the Peru earthquake, their families and their communities.... More
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August 6, 2007

Technical difficulties

I'm offline right now because I bought a new PC (the old one was bought in 2001) and for some reason it won't connect via ethernet to my old router ... though the laptop still connects wirelessly. Weird. Back soon... More
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June 2, 2007

Hardware malfunction!

My PC died this afternoon! I am writing this on my son's PC. I'll have to replace my old PC, which had been misbehaving for some time, as soon as possible. Hopefully I haven't lost any of the info on... More
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April 17, 2007

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For the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting and their families, friends and community.... More
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April 6, 2007

Best wishes for the season

Whether Easter is a holy occasion or just an excuse for a holiday to you, I wish you and those you love all the best for the season. May this time meet your expectations and fulfill your needs with love,... More
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February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day all

Had a lovely (if brief) lie in a cuddle this moring. Hope you did too ... That's what it's all about - buying presents and other material things are optional.... More
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February 5, 2007

Easier Typing

Typing this on my new keyboard. Same old computer and other stuff, but my darling persuaded me to invest a new I/O on the grounds that the old one had a dysfunctional F9 and a sticky K - which was... More
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January 30, 2007

Microsoft not copying Mac? What's new?

This is classic. A NYT columnist shows why the Microsoft have NOT blatantly ripped off Mac OS X ideas in making their new Windows Vista system: I'm glad he says it's "much more secure" than previous Windows releases. It needed... More
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January 22, 2007

The day of many Kates

Saturday was interesting. We went into the City for a bit of a day out. First we had a great feed at the Pancake Manor in Charlotte Street - always good value. Then we walked down the hill to Archive's... More
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December 25, 2006

Season's greetings ...

... to all. Whatever your location, creed or beliefs, may this time of year bring you peace, happiness and joy. May the New Year bring you success as well ...... More
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November 2, 2006

We got bubby possum!

I was in the studio yesterday afternoon when the female possum who lives in my garage wandered down to introduce me to her baby ... very cute. Now I understand why she's been so touchy lately. The baby is about... More
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October 24, 2006

Huey's cooking show

I've noticed in my server logs that people are finding my site by looking for "Hughie's cooking show". I apologise for disappointing those people, but my cooking is not worth eating, let alone making a TV show about. What you... More
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July 27, 2006

Upgraded service

OK, I've now upgraded to Moveable Type 3.31 in the hope that it will help me beat some of the chronic blogspam I have been copping. So far, so good ... :-) However, the upgrade has taken me all morning... More
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May 29, 2006

Well, that didn't work!

I have completely failed to turn off comments, as I said I would. Apparently it's more difficult to do that than I thought, but I'm consulting the makers of Movable Type and have another couple of options to investigate. However,... More
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May 28, 2006

Damn! Damn! Damn the blog spam ...

I apologise to all innocent parties, but I'm going to shut comments down on this blog for a while. This is the direct result of a recent increase in blog spam being posted here - I don't have the time... More
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May 9, 2006

Welcome back, Beaconsfield boys

Congratulations to everyone involved in rescuing the Beaconsfield miners, Brant Webb and Todd Russell. Well done. As ?someone? said on TV this morning, the only measure of a rescue operation is that it succeeded - and this one did (tell... More
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January 27, 2006

2006 Update

OK ... where have I been? Family duties, distraction therapy, building my backyard ... all the usual excuses. However, as of next week (Feb 1) I will be studying for a PhD at the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, examining... More
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January 16, 2006

New years

Well, I'm back on deck now from family stuff and "holidays" and all that. Got a lot of organising and thinking to do and then I'll get serious about all this again. For 2006 I've been granted an ICI scholarship... More
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December 25, 2005

Season's Greetings

To all. Whatever your race, colour, creed musical preference or belief system, best wishes for the holiday period and for the future. May 2006 turn out to be a lot nicer that 2005 ... Peace.... More
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December 23, 2005

Late-year spleen venting

Thought I'd get a few things off my chest just before the end of the year - sort of "leave them in 2005" idea. This post will probably be the last of 2005 since I'm spending time with family until... More
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December 15, 2005

Shame, Australia, Shame

The sort of behaviour that has been seen on Sydney's beaches is un-Australian. It is not appropriate from any group of Australians: migrants, indigenous, black, white, brindle or polka-dot. It is a black spot on our national soul. John Howard... More
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December 9, 2005


Aaarrgh! Drowning under a wave of comment spam - of a most peculiar kind. Most of it seems to be providing irrelevant text and links to legitimate sites. This is clearly aimed at getting legitimate sites put on the blacklist... More
Posted by Hughie at 10:07 AM | Comments (0)

November 30, 2005

Ausculture, Oz style

Just found the Ausculture blog, which offers a reasonably unique take on the trivial (and occasionally not-so-trivial) issue in Australian culture. It's run by "Jess" and has some absolutely cracker commentary on things. Jess is a lot more prolific than... More
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September 2, 2005

This space left vacant ...

... for the victims of the Iraqi stampede.... More
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... for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.... More
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August 25, 2005

Does Bali attract idiots?

I don't often agree with our Prime Minister but he was spot on when he described people who are associated with drugs in Indonesia as "stupid". How much of an indication do people need that Indonesia does not tolerate drugs... More
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May 20, 2005

Sorry about that,

I've been a little quiet. A combination of having a skin cancer surgically removed (not as interesting as Kylie Minogue's cancer scare) and too much marking to do. This cancer was small and not really even a BCC yet -... More
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April 26, 2005

Oh Dear

Seems some people just don't learn. I was disgusted to find out that Disco music had been played at the Gallipoli Service at ANZAC Cove. As I mentioned earlier, modern music, particularly party tunes like Stayin' Alive, have no place... More
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April 2, 2005

I'm back

Back from a few days' holiday at the beach. Nice and relaxing. A couple of observations on world events: 1) I think what happened to Nick Riewoldt in theSt Kilda vs Brisbane game has no place in sport. It is... More
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March 17, 2005

Happy St Patrick's Day

Had a great morning with Bun' Ber E down at Dicey Reilly's, Garden City. Then Wylde Thyme took over and I went home to write a lecture for tomorrow ... which I still haven't done ...... More
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March 6, 2005

Welcome to my UQ communications students

A big welcome to any students from my COMU2010: Communications Skills New Media class. This is my blog and you are more than welcome to read all of I and tell me what you genuinely think. This is a place... More
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January 3, 2005

Asian Tsunami

(This space left blank in silent respect for those who have lost everything)... More
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Happy new year

Well, it's that time of year again. Having busted a gut in the lead-up to a New Year's Eve rock-out, I'm off to the farm for a week's holiday with the kids. Plenty of exciting news to discuss when I... More
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December 23, 2004

Season's greetings

Best wishes to all, whatever your persuasion. I'm not much of a fan of Christmas per se, but it is a good opportunity to reflect on the state of humanity and one's place in it. Besides, the world could use... More
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December 21, 2004


Sorry for my recent absence. It's been a combination of a couple of things. The first is my father's accident - he fell out of a tree and broke his second Lumbar vertebra. He'll been fine if he behaves for... More
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June 27, 2004

Where am I?

OK, now that I'm back on line, I thought I'd take stock of where I'm at. Wanted to be a lot futher advanced than I am by now, to be honest. I've recorded (to my satisaction) two first goes at... More
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June 22, 2004


Sorry, I've been offline due to a technical glitch for the past few weeks. Back online now and looking forward to getting back to it!... More
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March 13, 2004

What a week I've had!

Well, it's been one of the best weeks I've had for a long time. On Tuesday I received notice that a nice woman in Florida, USA, liked Bun' Ber E's CD enough to buy it from CDBaby. That was a... More
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February 9, 2004

Lost weekends

Well, I now know what it takes to wield a jackhammer for a day and I've gotta say that anyone who can do that has my undying respect. If I never see a jackhammer again, I'll die happy. More
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January 21, 2004

Spam - the scourge of the Internet world ...

I wonder how long it will be before some firm sues for the cost of spam ... or some law firm takes a class action on behalf of people bombarded by the crap. More
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January 13, 2004

Another belated update about day jobs.

I love my day job. If I had to pick a day job to do, this one would be it. The boss is great and I get to "read and think all day" as my Angie puts it. So why would I long to give it up? More
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January 6, 2004

Tuesday Update

OK, I've been rather busy and Angie has been using the PC with the Internet connection to do her Honours thesis research ... More
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January 1, 2004

Getting on with it

Well, so far, so good. Got the basics up and running - now trying to make it all look half-decent. More
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December 31, 2003

Making a start

Well, at long last I have launched the vehicle that will enable me to live from my creative output (I hope). More
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