• Australia Day

    The Freedom of Being Australian

    It’s Australia Day and it’s always nice to celebrate what’s great about Australia. Sure, we’re not the perfect nation and we have our flaws but Australia Day is...

  • 2014

    Resolution 2014: Just Do It

    This year’s resolution is better known as a Nike slogan. A bloke at church was sharing about his recent trip to Myanmar and how “Just Do It”...

  • wheatharvest

    The cost of organic farming

    There’s a whole lot of talk about GMO’s and organic farming popping up again on my Facebook news feed and each time it happens, I come to...

  • travel

    Would you rather ‘progress’ though life or succeed?

    A few days ago, a mate of mine asked me “So I’m curious, how’d you get so good at photography? Like, who taught you? Or is there...


Yesterday, I finished my last day of work up here in North West NSW. We’ve finished cotton harvest, planted our winter crop and prepped the ground for next summer. It’s the end of one of the busiest times of the year.

As I sit in front of the fire, I watch a new born lamb frolic in the back paddock and contemplate a Stephen Covey quote: “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

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I’ve recently started developing a web application in Laravel using the Twig templating engine and I ran into a problem trying to get the full page url as a variable in the template.

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I recently had a problem after upgrading to a new Macbook Pro. Deleting files required me to enter my password every time.

The problem started after I had manually copied a few files across to the new Mac running OSX Mavericks. Only these copied files were affected by the problem. After some mucking around, I worked out what the issue was. Read More