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PythonMagus
Croydon NSW
Old man with illusions of grandeur
Interests: War gaming, Arguing with Paul, Eating Cinese Food, Cooking, Programming computers
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One reason for a future FMW in Sydney - we can go photographing dragons! This is an Australian Water Dragon. They are prolific in Manly, but found around the harbour. His camouflage is pretty perfect for the rock he is on. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I think I like decline and fall - probably my Roman heritage. This is the old coal loader on Sydney harbour. Coal was brought into here from Newcastle and loaded onto trolleys as fuel for steamships in Sydney - up until the 80s apparently. Around the time we discovered that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Remembering PRESTAGS
LOL! I have just been reading the history of the game. The first guy who commercialised it sold two copies!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on Look what I found at Remembering PRESTAGS
It even has a paragraph on the Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_(1977_video_game)#Empire_Deluxe I am getting old. I find myself pining for old games more than new ones now.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on Look what I found at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I am intrigued than when we moved house 17 years ago, we moved about 6 kilometres but completely changed our avian niche: Australian miners for Indian Mhynahs and wattle birds King parrots for rosellas Pluvers for mudkarks But no replacement for Kookaburras. I saw this pair on a long walk... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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This fellow dropped in on my work day last week. I took him outside as there was no food for him. You can see that I do not use the Nazgul keyboard often. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
There are parrots on the bottlebrush this morning. If I were not so dignified, I'd be trying to catch them.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2020 on Attempting to match MiLord at Remembering PRESTAGS
With the telescope, half moon is the best because you get strong shadows making the topography more clear - plus less light so you do not need to use such a strong filter.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2020 on Just because it was there at Remembering PRESTAGS
Yes - the Lebanese Cedar and red stripes faded into the Australia flag. A bit of fun!
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I noticed an odd flag flying on the walk home from the office earlier this week. It took me several seconds to deconstruct it. I think it is a clever bit of fun, and, for me, symbolises pride in the past and the future. I think my mates will bitterly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I opened the latest Strategy and Tactics last week and the map reminded me of something! Of course prettier, but structurally just like PRESTAGS. The leader counters are reminiscent, though again prettier. The archer and artillery had similar factors, but the absence of skirmishers (on of my favourites) was noticeable.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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Getting in the car today i noticed a bee working the bottlebrush. I set the phone to close up and took 20 shots. I could not get the focus right and often blurred the flower. MiLord is the master. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Good fun! The top photo seems cut in half
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2020 on Accidental naturalist at Remembering PRESTAGS
Can do
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How was the FMZ last night? I forgot all about it!
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2020 on opportunistic macro at Remembering PRESTAGS
Jacobo, my PT, takes all the credit for that!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2020 on Puti, Eat your heart out! at Remembering PRESTAGS
...only after the second Chardonnay order has been successfully established. Simon says you need a bottle of Chardy each for a proper Chinese lunch!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2020 on Inspired by Paul at Remembering PRESTAGS
One day our dignity will be taken from us, and this will be the only special left to us; until the lawyers, economists and accountants demand our lives too!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2020 on Dolphins at dawn at Remembering PRESTAGS
Chiko rolls support Same Sex Marriage and Black Lives Matter!
My mother had never seen a pano before - so made me take heaps more. I find the distortions you get from pano most intriguing. Almost saddle-like.
... and the photo does not fully catch it. Last day of winter? Only in this century!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2020 on Amazing Blue Skies at Remembering PRESTAGS
It means that if you see something, you can just take it. Our generating will leave yoctobytes of crap for our descendants to comb through.
In all sciences, the boundary conditions are the most interesting. Between height and depth, wet and dry, ecstasy and agony, life and death!
No one Moons like MiLord