Bumrungrad Hospital and Surrounds

J.W. Marriott Hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008-10-05

I’ve been on-site in Bangkok the last two weeks. Having gotten all my work and expat-housekeeping type tasks sorted out this morning, I went for a relaxed walk around the main Bumrungrad campus and the local area. Here’s a few photos.

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New Soundequip Website

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-05-19

The new look soundequip.com.au

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Office Revamp

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-04-20


Over the past 6 weeks or so since I last went to Bangkok, I’ve been making incremental improvements to my home office. While it’s not quite a minimalist desktop it’s cut down to just what I need, plus a couple of zen plants.

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Generate PDF's on Windows with Open-Source

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-03-27

PDF conversion software for Windows is one of those categories where there seems to be a million shareware bits of crap out there cluttering up the place. SourceForge saves the day again: if PDF conversion is something you need, I highly recommend PDFCreator. It is:

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A New Reason to Love ThinkPad

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-02-29

The cooling fan in my two-and-a-half year old ThinkPad T42 had started making death rattle type sounds and it was clear it was on the way out. I called the local service number to arrange to get it repaired under warranty. The process went something like this:

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MediaWiki on Debian Etch with Templates from Wikipedia

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-08-12

For a couple of years now I’ve been maintaining an invite-only-access family history wiki site using the MediaWiki engine (the system built for Wikipedia). It was the last thing left on my creaking old RedHat 7 box, until recently when I finally sat down and figured out how to move it to my VMWare Server based Debian virtual server farm.

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Desktop: Particulate

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-05-13


A multi-desktop wallpaper for four panels. Resolutions mixable.

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Converting Repositories from CVS to BZR on Debian Etch

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-04-15

I’ve been using Bazaar for version control for about 3 months now and it’s been working well, so it’s time to start converting some older modules that are versioned under CVS to BZR.

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Domain Name Tracking

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2008-03-18

I’ve been registering a few domain names lately.

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Tunneling VMWare Server over SSH with PuTTY

Au Bon Pan at Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008-02-06

SSH tunneling is a really neat all-purpose technique for getting TCP/IP traffic securely from you to a remote server.

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