Mar 13

Why working in aviation was so cool

The company I used to work for took part in the Avalon International Airshow lately – showing off their Learjet 45. Less words, more video 🙂

Onboard Camera:

Outside view of the high-speed pass:

The landing back at Avalon:

Feb 22

When Melbourne Wireless was featured on TV

I caught up with a few of the Melbourne Wireless original members a few weeks ago, and while we were reminiscing, I was reminded about the Today Show feature article we helped Ms Megabyte put together on Wireless. There was a little creative license, but the video conferencing and gaming was done via wireless links – and we did actually video conference to a car – although it was parked at the time 🙂

I’ve been trying to get an accurate date for when this aired – best I can tell was around March 2003. Here it is in all its glory:



It brought back a ton of memories of making wifi antennas out of pringles cans. Good times 🙂

Feb 21

Tribute to Max Quartermain

Its been all over the news today that Max Quartermain lost his life today when his B200 Super King Air crashed on takeoff after what is suspected to be an engine failure.

Max was well known in the aviation industry, especially around Essendon Airport where the crash occurred. He was a very knowledgeable pilot that was always available to give advice, guidance, or thoughts to any prospective pilot – including those who were struggling to find success in the industry. The aircraft involved in the fatal crash was always well looked after and he took pride in his work.

While I’ve only spoken to him a couple of times, I know many people who knew him well. From those working in support operations, to those who have flown with him over the many years that Max has been doing what he loved. He always left an impression of genuine love for what he did, and the aviation industry as a whole.

You will be missed.

Dec 25

Remembering TITR

So it’s now been 16 years since the end of TITR (This Is True, Really) News. I still occasionally listen to the old recordings of what we now know as ‘podcasts’ and have a giggle.

Scott, Tony, wherever you guys are, hope all is going well.

If you want to share in on the laughs, I’ve put up the small archive I have on soundcloud.

Dec 03

Central management of Lets Encrypt SSL certificates

Just wrote up a quick article on how I implemented centralised management of SSL Certificates issued via Lets Encrypt.

Yeah, its an article – its a bit big for a post 🙂

Using centralised management with Lets Encrypt

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