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Our new house

A quick photo of our new house. This album will be updated with some more.

New House Front

Enjoy! :)Stuart

Trade Recipes online

Just finished putting all of Sally’s recipes back online over at Trade Recipes.


So where am I at?

Hi all,

I figured it’d be pertinent to post an update as to what I’m actually doing now.

I’ve graduated. Yes, after 4 long years I graduated in Bachelor of I.T. with a Major in Information Systems. The ceremony was nice although I get the impression that unless you’re actually a graduand that it’d be rather boring. After doing the whole ceremony thing I went and had some photos taken which I have yet to order and dispatch. Once they arrive I’ll send a bunch to my grandparents. 🙂

Christmas was good fun. I spent most of it at Sally’s parents place and had a fairly quiet Christmas by comparison to 2003. I met up with Paul, Gab, Mum & Rod on Boxing day. Was good fun and we went for a swim in Paul’s pool. Once again, a fairly quiet affair which is what I was hoping for anyway. On New Years eve I went out to lunch with Dad and we had a nice long chat. It was good being able to chat so freely to him again having only just having regular conversations again in the past 6 months. On the 3rd I met with Dad & Joanne. Joanne was a lovely lady and we had a really good dinner with them. She also gave Sally and I a piece of jewellery from her store in Canada. Overall, the Christmas -> New Years week was very enjoyable indeed. With the down side being the moving….

Yes, we’ve now moved from our flat of 2 years. Sally & I have moved out on our own (Stephen is now living with his parents again) into a nice house in Ashgrove. I’ll try and get some photos but basically it’s a 2 bedroom + Study place with polished woodfloors. It’s a refreshing change to be in a house after being in a flat for so long (+ the 2 years I spent in a college room). The ability to hear nature so readily and Ashgrove’s very high greeniness (if that’s a word :-|) makes me enjoy this suburb more and more. It also seems to contribute to me waking up earlier than I usually did in the flat.
In work related news, I’m currently on permanent contract basis at a large Brisbane web host. The cluster environment I built has been in testing for about a month now and is fairly rock solid. I have to tie up some loose ends and hand in my final report but then we’ll be back to a maintenance phase of the project. Should be very fun indeed.

I’ve also taken over/create a number of new projects too. Including BlogMe, HostTalk & Freespacechat. I’m attempting to diversify the type of services we offer to generate a few extra revenue streams. Sally’s Recipe website also hasn’t been left out with a new address ( and an overhaul in the pipeline.

Serverpeak has heavily diversified it’s product offerings. We released Australian dedicated servers a 3 months ago now and they’ve now sold out. It was a very quick growth so I’m happy to simply let the servers stay as they are for the time being. Last week we released U.S. Dedicated & VPS services too. Having formed a number of close partnerships with FortressITX & Transnexis it means we were able to obtain sizeable discounts which we could obviously pass onto our customers.

I’ve also overhauled Seekbrain (as you know). I upgraded to the WordPress publishing software for a few reasons:

– Better comment/ping spam filtering
– Cleaner interface for publishing
– Seems to be a LOT more stable
– Doesn’t have the strange licensing that TypePad adopted
– I use Multiblog on so I thought the best thing to do would be to convert to the same WordPress backend.

On top of that I’ve cleaned up the main directory & migrated the gallery to Gallery2. Gallery2 is still in heavy development but it has been released as stable. I was so far behind in versions I first had to upgrade to the latest Gallery1 version THEN migrate appropriately.

Finally, I think I’m going to move the RPM announcements etc. back here. It seems to be the best location for such releases and since it’s already setup as a blog it makes it easy to announce with detracting away from sellable products as is the case on Serverpeak.

Well that’s about it from me. I haven’t posted such a huge update in quite some time so I thought it’d be a good idea. Hope this message finds all the readers in good health. Until next time, adios! 🙂



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Converted to WordPress


Ok, in case you didn’t notice, I’ve converted Seekbrain to WordPress now. Will take a bit of time to get everything linked up again but at least now I won’t have to worry about excessive spamming of comments & pings. In my experience WordPress seems to be a little bit better at dealing with such things.

Standby, I’ll be adding links & releasing a new set of RPMs soon! 🙂


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