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Peter Anderson

Christian - Husband & Father - Web Developer

Melbourne (Drupal Downunder)

Melbourne panorama

In January 2011, Australia hosted its first major Drupal conference in Brisbane, Queensland. This year, 'Drupal Downunder' (aka DDU) was hosted in Melbourne, Victoria from the 14th-15th of January and (as usual) the Coffs Drupal team attended (Matthew, Ruben and myself).

The Trip Down

Matthew and I met at Coffs airport on the Thursday afternoon and flew out together; first to Sydney, then on to Melbourne. This was really only my third time flying, so I'm still amazed at the view you get from a plane flying high above the world. At one point I looked out the window and all I could see was...

Birthday at the Cinema

The Cinema

In February 2002, for my 16th birthday, my family and I went to the cinema to see 'A Beautiful Mind'. Each year since then, some (or all) of us have made an effort to continue this tradition of celebrating my birthday at the cinema.

What follows is a record of what we saw each year:

2002

A Beautiful Mind
Still one of my favourite movies ever!

2003

One Hour Photo
Robin Williams plays a great bad guy, but certain scenes not appropriate for family viewing...

2004

The Passion Of The Christ
Amazing portrayal of the final hours before Jesus' death.

2005

Finding Neverland
A beautiful story.

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Part of the Puzzle

Puzzle pieces

I have a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of a Giant Panda that myself and Mum been trying to put together for over a year now (possibly closer to two years). We started off going really well, but then got stuck on some of the large areas of black fur and brown tree trunk. The semi-completed puzzle spent six months under a bed gathering dust, but is now back on the dining table and I'm vowing not to move it until it's finished and framed (I'm certainly not pulling it all apart again!).

I was just sitting there this afternoon grabbing random black pieces and trying to fit them into every available...

Memory Lane

Memory Lane

I recently came across some YouTube videos of old TV shows I used to watch growing up. They brought back lots of fond memories for me, so I thought I'd share some of them here with you.

Update: September 2017

This was originally two separate posts (parts 1 & 2) with embedded YouTube videos. However most of those videos no longer work, so I've removed the videos and linked to the shows' Wikipedia articles instead.

Aladdin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_(animated_TV_series)

Art Attack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Attack

Babar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babar_(TV_series)

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Randomness, predestination and free will

Funny cartoon

While listening to the "In Our Time" podcast recently with some friends, specifically the "Random and Pseudorandom" episode, the topic of predestination vs. free will came up.

I made the statement that, as a Christian, I don't think anything is truly random - God created everything with, and for, a purpose. Just because we can't see a pattern or logic in something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

Take Pi for example; the podcast discussed whether the digits of Pi are random, saying that it is likely they are as we can't find any pattern or logic to them. But unless we possess infinite...

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