This is not about my relationship with my dad

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I grew up with concrete. I think I’m over it, but I might be wrong. My dad, being a civil engineer, used to have a stack of Concrete Quarterlys on the bookshelves by his patriarchal chair. CQ was an odd thing, it was a magazine about architecture that didn’t bother with breathless theoretical philosophising, it …

Comments too long for Twitter – Ethnicity in NZ

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There’s an inevitable debate in NZ, about what it means to describe yourself as a “New Zealander”. The 2006 census had tick boxes for NZ European, Maori, Chinese, Samoan, Indian, and so on. It also had a write-in box, with 10% of the nation choosing to call themselves New Zealander. And then we can all …

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Someone is explaining to me what a heading is on a web page. Apparently you can have different kinds of headings, in levels. *nnrgh* *must not kill*

House this weekend

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We’ll not be working on the house this saturday but we’ll be up there sunday from 10-4. Any help gratefully appreciated.

A helpful form letter, in response to a deluge of concerns

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Dear Mr _______ [Fill in as required] Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your concerns regarding climate change science and the actions this nation is taking in response. We are aware that several individuals have claimed that climate change is not connected with human activity and instead is caused by …

Lots of house progress

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We’re getting ready for closing in the interior walls with gib (plasterboard for you non-NZers) so a welcome horde put wool insulation everywhere, mostly in the walls and ceilings, but a reasonable amount in noses, eyes, and everywhere else. We’ve also the electrics and plumbing installed, switch boxes and sockets everywhere, gas pipes, water pipes, …