November - A Poem

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November is a hopeful month, full of spring and full of bumpf. And yet, this spring is grey for me, next week is Opal’s hysterectomy. Beside her side I wish to be, but that’s not our reality. So across the planet I do wait, to hear the news of her fate. I love my daughter with all my heart, the situation it does pick apart. Endo is the diagnosis, lifelong pain the prognosis.

2023 Lighthouse Rock Festival

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Bundaberg has an annual rock festival, which I learned earlier this week and attended for the first time on Saturday. A number of local acts, getting into bigger names as the day went on. Culminating with The Living End and Icehouse. Starting my day at Volunteer Marine Rescue, I missed the first few acts but spent most of the rest of the day and night only a few metres from the stage.

LastPass Compromise

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If you use LastPass your present from them this year is that your passwords are compromised and you should change them. While you’re at it, consider changing to another platform. The recent compromise puts your passwords at risk and their security practices mean they are not a good platform to use. Password managers are an excellent tool. They allow for using strong passwords everywhere and not having to re-use any (because there’s only so far human memory goes).

The Artisan Web

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I don’t post quite as regularly here as I would like to, I’m currently spending more time thinking about updates to [Dive Coaching Australia][]. Having said that, I very much agree with John Scalzi’s post on making the web a better place: own your content. Use a blog or other site you control for the majority of what you write. Yeah, it’s a bit of extra work. It’s also much more empowering and it reduces the amount of money flowing towards amoral billionaires and the ad industry.