Taming the document management beast

Document and records management isn’t a dark art, yet many organisations aren’t sure where to start tackling this great, white whale. Overwhelmed by product information, many business managers struggle to overcome decision-paralysis and put off the adoption of formal strategies and solutions, sticking to ‘tried and true’ file server shares, or heaven-forbid, paper records. How … Continue reading Taming the document management beast


Marriage Equality Plebiscite Rage Vomit: Step right up

I’m reblogging this, because Kate has so perfectly summarised my exact thoughts on this. Sensational post Kate.

The Fortified Sand Castle

Alright, since we’re here, and since we’re apparently having this godawful debate over extending basic human rights and treating people with human decency and dignity I’m just going to say it. It’s not original. It’s a bit weird coming from mostly-straighty-McStraightPants-who-is-actually-fucking-married over here in the corner. It’s fuelled by horror and rage.

But I’m going to say it anyway.

This is about extending human rights to people. Your default setting should be yes unless there is a very good reason to vote no.

1. There is no logical, sensible, useful reason to say no to marriage equality. Follow these dots.

2. If your reasoning is religious, then you should say yes to marriage equality, because your religion should not get to decide who other people marry. I do not follow your religion. If I wanted to marry a lass, or a nonbinary individual, I should be allowed to (were I…

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Down, not beaten

For Loz. Her tarnished pride was fading But she couldn't let it go She holds herself together Not wanting pain to show A fall from grace so sudden The future seemed so bleak She'd thought her life secure At Centrelink no one speaks Noone blames the husband Of her he'd just outgrown His job was … Continue reading Down, not beaten



She awoke with a start, unsure whether she had heard something or jerked in her sleep. It was still daytime, and she was alone. He hadn't returned from wherever he went most days, so for now she just waited for something to happen. She had been dreaming of a place he had taken her once, … Continue reading Morsels


Mental Health Stigma and Why Telling Your Boss Is So Hard

Telling your boss that you have a mental health problem is hard. Really hard. Even though you've made major gains in taming your dragons; even though you have strategies and mechanisms in place to manage your condition and keep you productive; even though you'd have no issues telling them you need time off or consideration … Continue reading Mental Health Stigma and Why Telling Your Boss Is So Hard


Talking about mental health helps yourself and others

Depression and anxiety are a part of my life. These are just two of a huge variety of mental health problems which are just that - health problems, like asthma, glaucoma or tinnitus. Like other health problems, sometimes the mental health problems of your colleagues, family or friends require additional consideration. They don't mean your … Continue reading Talking about mental health helps yourself and others


The US Government poses the greatest threat to US trade, all for the illusion of increased security

The United States Government has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons with its ramped up forced data exposure policies affecting travellers to their country. There are reports that increasing numbers of travellers are being forced to unlock and hand over their electronic devices to Border Control agents, who may then download an unencrypted clone of your device's … Continue reading The US Government poses the greatest threat to US trade, all for the illusion of increased security