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18 April 2014, 20:27 UTC

Victoria Sites


After returning from Queensland, we explored a variety of sites to the east of Melbourne. Wilsons Prom was a beautiful park on the southern coast, and we went on a couple of nice cruises on the Murray River.

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15 April 2014, 1:36 UTC

GemCraft: Chasing Shadows "Grey Trees" puzzle


So you may have noticed the achivement "Grey Trees" "11331791" in the list. I haven't seen anybody explain this code or the related codes yet, so here's my explanation. Non-plot spoilers follow.

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13 April 2014, 14:12 UTC

GemCraft: Chasing Shadows compass puzzle



Almost solved compass puzzle (increased contract)
In GemCraft: Chasing Shadows, there are seven fields which have a special compass item. The game never explains the purpose of the compasses, though the first thing you'll note is that on the loading screen of a compass level, there are seven gem outlines shown. I googled around but did not find anyone else who has explained the compass puzzle, so here's my explanation. Spoilers (but not plot spoilers) follow.

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8 April 2014, 15:41 UTC

Hacking flash apps...


So I enjoy the GemCraft game series, so I was excited to play GemCraft Chasing Shadows. Unfortunately, the game refuses to run on the latest version of Flash Player available for Linux in Firefox. Happily, I've been able to fix that for my own personal use.

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30 March 2014, 18:59 UTC

Australia: Granite Gorge, Fitzroy Island and Lake Barrine


On our way to Cairns, we stopped at Granite Gorge, a private park. You can buy food to feed the Rock Wallabies (supposedly it doesn't make them fat, but they sure like it), and then take a nice hike over many boulders. It was a fun and very scenic day, and then we swam for a bit in their pond to cool off (though Jeff sunburned his back here). There's also a few more photos here from Fitzroy Island, where we enjoyed the rainforest in addition to the reef snorkeling already posted. Finally, we have some photos from our walk around Lake Barrine, a beautiful lake inland from Cairns.

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21 March 2014, 19:10 UTC

Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat


Wildlife Habitat at Port Douglas, a zoo of North Queensland animals, including a great variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. There was plenty to see and do, and plenty of pictures to be taken. We'd already seen many of the birds in the wild, but it was neat to see them up close.

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13 March 2014, 1:27 UTC

Southern Florida Nature


Photos from various parts of Florida including the Everglades, Keys and Miami area.

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9 March 2014, 18:02 UTC

Florida 2014 (mostly Everglades)


We recently travelled to Florida. I took a ton of photos, mostly in the Everglades. Here are some of the better examples. Warning: Contains spiders and animals eating other animals.

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23 February 2014, 2:11 UTC

Northern Georgia Waterfalls

19 February 2014, 21:17 UTC

Red: the perfect unit of measurement?

15 February 2014, 14:35 UTC

Tropical Rainforest

3 February 2014, 22:33 UTC

Australian Coral Reefs

31 January 2014, 18:05 UTC

Mosh automatic cleanup of dead sessions

30 January 2014, 1:01 UTC

Big Day Out

27 January 2014, 18:03 UTC

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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