May
6th

People

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People annoy me. Not all people. Just certain types of people.

People who use their age as if it is some badge of honour and the rest of us should bow to their obviously superior intelligence. Because at 60+ years you obviously know everything about everything, regardless of the fact that what you learned 40 years ago is only a fraction of what is taught today, and what is taught today is outdated by the

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Mar
20th

Blindness

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The more I read on facebook, especially comments, the more I realise that we only see what we want to. That guy whose glaring flaws are so obvious to one person can be an absolute saint to someone else. That woman who most people see as having the perfect life could be pitied by a select few.

We go through life looking at things through glasses made of our own mind.

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Mar
12th

Programmers vs Real Programmers

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I read something on reddit today. It struck a cord with me, mostly because I am caught between the two types of developers mentioned in the post. Read it below before I get to my comments

I work as a programmer and in my jurisdiction people in the IT industry are exempt from overtime laws. Even if there are no pressing deadlines (and there usually are since unrealistic time frames are seen as a motivator) working

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Mar
6th

Disowned, again.

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So I heard my father was moving to the US soon, and had intended to invite him round to see his grand daughter for the first time (she’s already nearly 20 months old).

I got a call from him today, and he wasn’t happy about that. He wasn’t happy that after not seeing him for two years, I would invite him round for a BBQ and a chance to meet the happiest little girl I

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Feb
28th

I won a car

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On a last minute whim, I decided to enter the code off a McDonalds receipt for their Amore promo in to their website, and was greeted with “Congratulations, you are a provisional winner of a new Suzuki S-Cross GLX”.

Now I just have to wait for them to call and provide evidence that I entered the code off the receipt and that I have a drivers license, and then I can get the new car.

And

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Feb
11th

Wholesaler

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I’ve finally moved away from GoDaddy for my domains. I now use TPP Wholesale, which means I get domains for about the same price, but I don’t have anyone trying to upsell their services every time I register a new domain.

I’ll also be able to resell domains through a white label website pretty soon. I’m setting that up sometime soon.

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Jan
23rd

Starting out

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There's always some kind of inertia I need to overcome when starting to read a new series of books. This time round I am starting the Drenai series my David Gemmell, and I have read one or two of the books (the waylander trilogy) already, but still, its hard to get into it. To commit myself to a new author, who writes differently to my usual crowd. Whose characters act differently to my old "friends".

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Jan
20th

Server Updates

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I've been working on building the KMC network lately, getting the servers set up with backup storage and testing environments. Next set is adding in some load balancing and failover. It will improve the stability of our network alot to have these extra features, and it will be a great learning experience for me to set it all up.

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Dec
20th

2013 – Lessons Learned

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This year has been a year of learning for me. I've learned a lot of things, but I'd like to share the biggest ones:

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Dec
9th

Family

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I’ve been blessed with an amazing family. My wife, Sammy, is an incredible person. The amount of work she puts in at home, keeping on top of the house work, looking after our daughter, and everything else that needs to be done, is nothing short of amazing. My daughter, Mackenzie, is a constant source of joy and pride for me. Her laughter is infectious, and just watching her learn is a blessing.

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About the Author

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Jason Fowler is a South African born - June 1983 - British citizen living in Australia, a serious geek, a father and husband, and a Spirit-filled, Bible-based disciple of Jesus Christ. Online he uses the handle phalacee, hence the title of this journal.

During office hours Jason has a financially rewarding hobby as a Senior Web Engineer for Kresta Holdings. In the past Jason has worked as a production manager for Tonkin Brands and a web-developer for Moodle, Metisc, Titan Interactive, Edgwize, jamdesign, and VoIPNet Australia/Solid State Solutions.

Jason spends his spare time doing the things he loves most - serving God, hanging out with friends, coding, gaming, and playing basketball. Jason serves as webmaster of his church's website and refs basketball.

Jason has founded a creative collective, Kiss My Creative, which he hopes to grow into a full service creative agency.

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