Tumbling around the web in a big mess. Picking up and dropping off bits and pieces with no clear goal, just spending a bit of time looking at stuff I like.
What do I like? Visual stuff mostly, photos and videos, a bit of music and interesting thoughts. When I say interesting, I mean interesting to me. You might be extremely bored by the whole thing, but I don't really care, because this isn't for you. It's for me.
2008 was the year new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to the Stolen Generations. It was a big deal, even if it was really only symbolic.
Another first happened in Australia that year, when a woman was made the Governor General. Quentin Bryce has served as the federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, so it did seem appropriate for her to be the first one. Hopefully she’s not the last.
2008 was also the year the iPhone first came to Australia. That’s not as exciting as the other two firsts.
My house, in the middle of my street
I continued to work as an online journalist in Hobart and my partner and I moved out of the freezing share house and into a rental of our own. It was a big relief to be out of that house.