Stop over
The last time I drove to Hervey Bay, it was almost four hours of driving. For such a long-distance vehicle, it is very important to take a break halfway, and lack of concentration will affect driving safety. So, I took a break every hour and a half. There are rest spots like this on the side of the main highway. There are gas stations, fast food restaurants, and even slides for children to play. You can take a break there, eat something like a pie or a sandwich, and drink coffee.

I was talking with my colleagues today that technology has changed now. I recall using Java in college. Now that C# and TypeScript have been used, we have used Server/Clients. Now, everything is in the cloud. However, I suddenly remembered the classic textbook Design Patterns, from my college days (more than 20 years ago). Technology has really changed, and it has changed a lot, but it is basically based on the same theory, and the Design Patterns in the book are used today.

I have been doing programming for about 20 years. Whether technology changes or signs of progress, I can adapt to it because the basic has not changed. If the basic has changed, and I have reached middle age, I really don’t know what to do to respond the changes

In my previous blog posts, I said that the Newnham Hotel is a great place to meet friends. Recently, I also attended another friend’s dinner party at Club Southside.
It was a Saturday night, so the parking lot was almost full during peak hours, and the inside was almost full, so you really needed to book a table to suit you.

Once inside, the restaurant decorations are grand, and the seating is wide. It’s much better than Newnham Hotel, so it feels good. And they all sit comfortably and have a sense of space. After sitting down, look at the menu. It is not expensive, a main course of more than $20, and the children’s meal is only $10. In Brisbane, it is very reasonable.

Chicken Schnitzel
I ordered Chicken Schnitzel, and it was the same as last time I ordered at Newnham Hotel, so to compare, and again it’s hard to go wrong. Back to the topic, the food is all okay, and it’s all a few crispy. And maybe the environment is better, so I think the taste is better than that of the Newnham Hotel.
Fish & Chips

Another selling point is the children’s meal, although it is not buy one get one free, but if you are a member, it is only$10. Furthermore, the portion is quite large, which is almost the same as an adult meal. And if it is a friend under the age of twelve, a cup of ice cream will be given. As for the taste, the children ordered Fish & Chips, and the children will definitely say that this food is delicious.
If you are a member, you can save $5 per meal, and the membership fee is $5 a year, so as long as you order one meal or more, you can “earn” the membership fee back.

To sum up, this dinner is really good, the environment is quite comfortable, and you can sit there for two or three hours, and the food is also okay.

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I went to Pinelands plaza for lunch the other day. D’s Sizzling HouseD's Sizzling House is closed for good.I used to have dinner there from time to time when they were in Little Taipei more than 20 years ago. I still remember that there are sizzling steaks, toasts, and drinks for about $10, which are affordable. However, not anymore. In the past two years, Sunny Seoul and Haoke are closed. Garden city has changed its name and is no longer Garden city anymore. During this time, friends will gradually become strangers.I feel like getting old. That sounds like my era is near to be ended.

Automatic recycling machines

In the past one or two years, our Queensland also promoted the beverage can recycling program. As a result, each beverage container can be returned to the designated location to get 10 cents, and it can be fully automatic. However, this kind of automatic recycling point is not many before.
But today, I went to the garden city and found that there are several automatic recycling machines. You can directly put plastic bottles into that machine, which deposit the recycled money into your container for changes account, or you can generateWoolworths shopping vouchers with the same amount to be recycled. Garden City is our main shopping mall, and these automatic recycling machines are located on the side of the parking lot of Officeworks. There are plenty of parking spaces, that is so easy to parking.

Lindt Iced Mocha

When I go to Harbour Town, I must go to the Lindt Chocolate Specialty Store. Of course, I don’t buy chocolate, I like the mocha there. I find it more appealing than the chocolate there, especially on a hot day. Order a cup of iced mocha, which has fragrant coffee, and Lindt chocolate-flavored ice cream balls, which is smooth and relaxing

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When the weather is better, that is an excellent chance to go out. Before, there was a new wave of epidemic peaks and flooding in Brisbane, so I didn’t go to places far away for several weeks. Therefore, I went to Longan Garden on Sunday a few weeks before. There are longan farms around the Sunshine Coast and Gold coast, and we went to the Narangba Longan Garden on the North Lakes side, which is about a 45-minute drive from the city center. Generally speaking, the longan harvest season is from March to April, so this longan garden is open to the public, but not every week. So everyone should keep an eye on their Facebook.

We just happened to have a longan harvest and saw that their Facebook said it was open to the public. We accommodate a time to go as soon as possible because all the longan can be plucked within a week or two, and it will have to wait until the next season.
Under normal circumstances, there is an admission fee of one dollar per adult. Fortunately, since the longan was picked for the public a few weeks ago, there are not many longans left, so the garden has waived the admission fee.

Since it was already more than 11 o’clock when we arrived, it had been more than two hours since the park opened, and most of the eyes had been removed. This is because we finally saw the longan in the corner of the garden. It turns out that longan hangs on the tree like this, and it turns out that the longan tree is only about the height of an adult. So it’s easy to pick up. Some longan trees are relatively short. Even children can pick it, so children like it. For the adult, you can slowly choose the good ones. As a result, I picked 1.5 kilograms, so I only need to pay ten dollars per kilogram. Although the price is similar to the market, it is more umami than the ones outside. I bought 1.5 kilograms, and only three of them were bad.

In addition, there are more dragon fruit trees in the park, which can be picked. It is also the first time that I have seen dragon fruit trees. It turned out to be like this. However, we arrived too late, all the dragon fruit had been picked, but some dragon fruit was for sale at the door.

Also, I would like to remind everyone. It’s is a farm. Therefore, there will be a lot of mosquitoes. Everyone should remember to have anti mosquitoes spray.And Brisbane is still hot in March and April, so use sun oil and a hat, and add a lot of water. Pay attention to having a lot of water. AFor s for tools, a pair of scissors is good enough. The farm can lend it to visitors for a deposit of ten dollars. Finally, the day after we left, all the longan have been smashed and should be harvested in the next season. But it was delicious so we will definitely go back next year.


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During the flood in Brisbane, many people were affected by the flood and even lost their homes and lives. Many areas are still flooded. But I’m sorry, I feel old, and I think it’s a little dangerous to take pictures in a flooded area. So I just checked around my house to see if it was affected. Fortunately, we are far away the riverside, and nothing was affected for the time being, but there was some mud on the road, and some sections of the road were washed away by the flood.

Everything else is normal, and there are many vehicles on the road, and the grass is dry.

The only thing is that there seems to be some shortage of goods in the supermarket, and there is a panic buy,

but this time, no one is rushing for toilet paper.

Brisbane Floods 2022

Brisbane had three days of non-stop heavy rain, finally clearing up today. However, it was similar to the flooding in 2011. Rocklea, Southbank, oxley and the city were all flooded. Of course, it seemed that the water was shallow, and everyone made preparations early and left early to evacuate.
However, many boats moored on the river were washed away, and the boat even damaged the dock of the city cat. Moreover, the production of water purification facilities was stopped due to heavy rain. Everyone went to the supermarket to buy all distilled water, and everyone was afraid of flooding on the road, so they had no supplies to supermarkets, and they also bought other necessities. I saw that there was no bread in the supermarket!

And 1,5000 households were flooded, schools were closed for two days, and a lot of roads were still closed.

Recently I listened to a radio program about I.T. professionals in Hong Kong, and there are T.V. dramas in Hong Kong with the theme of I.T professionals. These make me also want to talk about my Australian I.T. career here. Unfortunately, I have never worked in the Hong Kong I.T. industry as a Hong Kong local employee, so everything is based on what I have seen and heard in Australia.
First of all, of course, to talk about appearance, some people say: “people are not wearing a suit.” But, of course, in the past two decades, it is only a chance to wear a suit, most of them only wear a shirt and trousers (Business casual). However, most of the Brisbane office workers wear it like this. Sometimes they also wear trousers with the company Polo shirt. This does not mean we do not care about what we wear, but it shows the vitality of our industry.
Secondly, some say i.t. people are the first choice to be laid off when any company considers cutting costs. Then, if you are doing internal i.t, you will be laid off because your department is “cost center.” But if your company relies on I.T. to make money, such as fintech or professional services, the impact will be minimal. No one wants to fire anyone can make money.
Of course, there are many people who also think that i.t. people are not good at communicating with people. But I do have meetings from time to time, and i.t. companies generally focus on teamwork, so communication skills are also one of the necessary skills in our industry. Even some companies believe communication skills are more important than programming skills because technology can be learned quickly, and communication skills cannot be learned in a moment.
Every industry has some strange people and crazy things, and they can be exaggerated and made into episodes.