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R5

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So I was introduced to Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino in about July 1998.  Some exec type person where I worked said "hey we should all use Lotus Notes".  But literally had no clue how to implement it.  So our department hired a contractor and we got Lotus Notes/Domino setup.  We ended up with a bunch of servers and did mail and our website with it.  But no integration with the rest of the organisation because did I mention the higher ups had no clue?  This probably would have been about Notes 4.  On this day twenty years ago our team went in one Saturday to upgrade stuff to R5.  

Sami, Kinh, Luc, Jim

R5 upgrade

Who'd have known I'd still be using it twenty two years later.  Although higher ups being higher ups still don't think it's sexy enough and want to get rid of it.  Which is a shame because there is literally nothing else better on the planet for doing documentation.  Just saying.

Twenty years ago today we had a Mother's Day gathering at Ken and Jeanine's place in Baulkham Hills.

Mum and her three "little" brothers
Mum and her brothers

Ken and Jeanine
Ken and Jeanine

My glamorous cousins
Cousins

Me, Nana and Neety
Me, Nana, Neety

The extended clans
The clan

Climbing

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I was definitely around for this though.  Although I don't remember why we were there (taken at Bangor).  But when you see an opportunity (presumably no fence/barbed wire to negotiate - must have been a gap or something) you take it.  Not that I got very high - probably not really any higher than this.  But it was kinda fun.  Twenty years ago today.

Climbing a power stauncion

I don't think I was around when this photo of Dad was taken with a yellow bellied black snake at Bundanoon.  But it was a very Dad thing, and it featured in his funeral slide show.

Dad and a yellow bellied black snake

I very possibly wasn't even around for this photo either of Dad and Dave on one of Peter Neve's trains

Peter Neve's trains

Both taken thirty years ago today.

Woronora Bridge

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After the January 1994 bushfires, the powers that be realised that oops, emergency service vehicles couldn't get across the Woronora River in an emergency because it was such a narrow windy road down to the bridge and got super congested when people were trying to flee fires.  So they finally finally built a new one.  

I took these photos of its construction twenty years ago today.

Woronora Bridge construction

Woronora Bridge construction

Woronora Bridge construction

Woronora Bridge construction

Woronora Bridge construction

Woronora Bridge construction

Flood Relief

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Thirty years ago today Mum took this photo of me sitting on their bed.  They'd had the bedspread and lamps since they moved into the house in 1972, so what, eighteen years.  They donated them to the Nyngan flood relief cause.  

So the lamps and bedspread went to that.  The print above the bed they kept for another seventeen years.  I gave it away on Freecycle for them in February 2007.  The bed head Mum still has, although to give herself a bit of extra space in her bedroom, she got a single bed and got the bed head cut down to work with a single bed.  The funky looking phone was an old rotary dial phone we had for years.  I probably used it the most, talking to my first boyfriend in 1991/1992.  Mum may still have that jumper.

Me on Mum and Dad's bed

Goat Goat

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It was ten years ago this month that Kit got Goat Goat.  She was such a sweet little thing.  Kit and I basically met because of her - Goat Goat would come and eat the climbing roses we have out the front before Kit got her enclosed properly, and Kit would have to come and retrieve her.  Kit only had her for two and a half years before a dog managed to get into her yard and mauled her.  We were all pretty upset.  I told Kit it had been ten years and she was thinking it might be time to get another one ;)

This was taken ten years ago today.

Goat Goat

Yowies

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Twenty years ago today I took photos of all my Yowies setup on the buffet.  I collected I think the first three or four "series" and had some of the specials as well.  They were pretty cool.  Wonder if they're worth anything now...

Yowies

Yowies

Yowies

Yowies

Yowies

Yowies

Year 11 Redux

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Thirty years ago today, Mum restaged this photo of me in my room in my school uniform.  My guess is she wanted to redo it (including turning the calendar back to Janaury) because the photo she took in January (which had probably just been developed) is out of focus (you can see it in the previous entry).  

Me in my room

Libby's 21st

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At least I think it was her 21st.  It could have been her 18th.  Anyway she decided to have a medieval themed party at Rodd Point at Dobroyd.  Twenty years ago tonight.

Libby's 21st

Libby's 21st

Libby's 21st

Libby's 21st

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