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October 19, 2009

One For My Campaign Team

Farq Yeah Icon

Farq Yeah!
Designed the poster for Rob Farquhar's 2009 Employee of the Year campaign.

50 Gamerscore
Acquired 25/9/2009

(It used to be just for voting, but that'd be too easy a task to earn 50 Gamerscore.)

October 14, 2009

Bio Logical

For a good few years now, I've been using a standard biography whenever a web profile has requested one:

A bloody whinging Pom immigrant, Rob has settled into Aussie life with little angst. He’s happily married to a wonderful woman and can be counted on to pontificate at length on anything SF related.

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September 30, 2008

E-Mail Public Key

Over the last week or so I've started fiddling with a few computer related things, including Linux and encryption. Last night, I set up GnuPG on my PC; tonight, with the help of a handy tutorial, I set an encryption facility up on my e-mail client and created a public and private key.

So if you want to send me an encrypted message, you can find my public key here.

August 07, 2007

Social Networking

This is something of an open letter to anyone who’s thinking of inviting me to join a social network website that you’re a member of. Folks, thank you for thinking of me; it’s good to know that you’re keeping me in mind.

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December 14, 2005

Short Biography

Originally posted on November 2, 2003

Some facts:


  • Name: Rob Farquhar

  • 182cm (5'11") tall, medium build, dark brown eyes, black hair.

  • Born in the United Kingdom on July 11 - that's right, I'm a Cancer.

  • Moved to Australia in 1988.

  • Lived in Sydney until 2005.

  • Residing in Queensland's Far North with my wonderful wife.

  • Working full-time as an administrator for the advertising sales team of a News Corp. newspaper.


And just for you geeks out there:

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August 27, 2005

Yes, I Am A Nerd.

One of the first things that were done for us new employees (another person started at the same time I did) was the showing of a News Corporation Induction Video, welcoming new employees to the firm and telling them what a strong multinational company theyre starting with.

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March 25, 2005

They Used To Tell Me My Best Friend Was My Palm...

January 07, 2005

My Long Lost Fae Brother?

I ran into a friend at work today. She told me that she'd recently been to America, and paid a visit to Walt Disney World while she was there. She reckons she saw a Disney character who was the spitting image of me. (No, not Goofy!) She even took some photos, and forwarded a couple on to me.

So in the spirit of hard-hitting, investigative journalism (and just so Boots and Rog don't feel singled out), this website must ask:

Is Rob the long lost brother of Peter Pan? He Can Fly, But I Can't

(Yes, the pic of me is about three years old. I thought the comparison would work better.)

December 07, 2004

Which Book Are You?


You're Invisible Man!
by Ralph Ellison
Most of your life, people have either ignored you or told you that you were wrong. You've been duped, mistreated, misled, and neglected. Maybe it was because of your race, or some other uniqueness that people were quick to condemn, but now you just want to crawl into a hole and disappear. After all, nobody knows your name. But you just might speak for everyone.
Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.

November 24, 2004

15 Questions on Gaming

Matt Snyder has got on what he calls an "RPG Meme Bandwagon" and posted fifteen gaming-related questions on his LiveJournal. I found out thanks to Ginger Stampley and the 20' By 20' Room, and, as may well be obvious, I decided to answer them myself.

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March 28, 2004

Obligatory Web Quiz #01

And I've never even read it...


You're Watership Down!
by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.
Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.

November 02, 2003

Site History

IMAGinES kicked off during 1997, when I wanted to build my own website. It started off with material for roleplaying games; rules, characters and the like. It changed, grew and mutated over the proceeding four years; I experimented with frames, fiddled with FrontPage and dabbled with design. Eventually, however, IMAGinES began to stagnate. I wasn't investing any time in keeping it up to date or organised. New sections were added almost as afterthoughts, and as for planning, well...

In mid-2001, I began to seriously consider revamping the site. I didn't like its layout, it didn't do what I wanted it to well, and it probably wasn't the easiest to navigate either. (I'm biased, I designed the thing.) I also wanted to put new material on the site; I wanted to challenge myself by making a serious commitment to practising writing and adding new material.

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August 12, 2003

(Not the) Sale of the Century

Evening everyone! I was going to write something on Sunday, but found myself wanting to stay the heck away from my PC after about 5 PM.

I just looked over our bills situation for August. Factoring in the triple-hit of rent, I'm going to have around $80 for the entire month. I want to sink $42 of that into my credit card, and make a token deposit in the Christmas Club. Vickie has to pay around $600 in rates this month for her place in Cairns that she's renting out. This means we're going to be quite stingy this month, especially as we have a guest arriving from Perth on the ninth. Ergo, no computer games, not even Tron 2.0, until October at the earliest (maybe, as we have a trip to Cairns in January to shell out for, not even before January '04). Even the TV aerial, which I was hoping to buy in July, is going to have to wait until September. I thought that I'd have my tax refund in by now, but I've yet to receive any documentation from my various superannuation accounts. It looks like it's time for me to do some phoning.

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