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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thingamablog Move

After several years of irregular updates, I've decided to move all my content to a blog system. Thingamablog 1.5.1 being the light weight blog of choice.

Some of the blog entries have estimated times and dates on them, as the original dates have been lost in the mysts of time.

In the mean time, is redirected to these blogs.

Posted by Christopher Burke at 5:16 AM
Edited on: Saturday, March 27, 2010 6:46 AM
Categories: Personal

Thursday, April 01, 2004

In the Beginning

Welcome, my name is Christopher Lawrence Burke. Born in Bathurst on November 15th, 1962, and had my first run of the touring circuit when I was around 6 months old. I've got a younger and two older sisters, all completely different to me in every way.

I moved to Queenbeyan in the late 1960s where I spent a typical wonder years type of suburban childhood (including trampolines). A few years later I moved with my family to Mawson in Canberra (yes the hot air capital of Australia), got up to typical youngster mischief and had a fun. Went to school at St Peter's and Pauls then Marist Brother's for some Catholic indoctrination.

My parents finally had enough of the cold, freezing Canberra mornings where it sometimes took until after midday to get water out of the frozen taps, and headed north to the warmer climes of Queensland.
So I started at Iona College in Brisbane, where I spent the remainder of my indoctrination. I've loved the Brisbane climate and lifestyle enough that I've lived in Brisbane ever since.

During the 1980s, after I left school and had my own money, I finally managed to start getting a social life, a taste in music and all that stuff I was meant to have 10 years earlier. Thanks to one of my sisters who bought me an electronics kit, and my father's taste for innovation and invention - I started having fun with electronics, programming and this of course leads me to the next step....

I went to The University of Queensland from 1980 to 1984, got my self a nice bit of paper called Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. I did volunteer work at the 1982 Commonwealth Games where I had the time of my life, got free tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies. I spent the 1980s spending money, building computers including a Super 80 then a Microbee (just to name a few).

In 1993 I got married to an amazing French gal, and we had a turbulent and delightful 11 years of marriage - bushwalking, laughing and fun times. I studied linguistics, creative writing, film making and a host of other creative things in those years. In 2004 we decided to go our separate ways.

Since then, I've been reinventing the bachelor in me - reintroducing myself to computer games (wow - changed in 10 years), D&D, board games so, if you are in Brisbane - send me an e-mail. I've been blogging, philosiphising and alround sparking an interest in the deeper things.
Posted by Christopher Burke at 6:35 AM
Categories: Personal