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Ralph Hosking

Melbourne-based after 10 years in Luxembourg then Perth. Software Developer at TIM Technologies, follows tech, sci-fi, breaking news and random humour.

I've worked in the software development industry since joining BS Microcomp in Melbourne. After ten months I was assigned to the Japanese project culminating in four weeks in Tokyo. Two years later the company was downsized and five of us were transferred to Luxembourg for one year, I stayed ten.

Returning to Australia I lived in Perth, started a new company and later returned to Melbourne. Enjoying getting out most days for fun, drinks, meals, walks, movies and enjoying and experiencing Melbourne.


  • 2024-07-09 - More dreams of Luxembourg, sometimes I'm speaking French. I still write apartment as appartement and add occasional trailing 'e's to words.
  • 2024-06-06 - Some self-checkouts spit out the receipt at a rate to be measured in meters per second others to be measured in furlongs per fortnight.
  • 2024-04-28 - Dreamed about writing DDE software again. Later dreamed about an accident then reading diaries to reset time to before the accident.
  • 2024-04-25 - That's a change - instead of singing Marshall's (HIMYM) password song I was whistling the washing machine's (Haier) "I'm finished" tune.
  • 2024-04-21 - Was planning beef with black bean sauce for dinner. Shop had kangaroo for the first time in a year. Yay. Kangaroo with black bean sauce it is then!
  • 2024-04-01 - The first quarter of the year has flashed past; best things I did last year was purchase a Kindle and spend time in Luxembourg.
  • 2023-12-31 - The Stargate SG-1 final 'Unending' John Fogerty 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain?' time dilation montage still gives me COVID-19 lockdown flashbacks.
  • 2023-12-15 - Three days with Luxembourg-based friends reenforces what I left behind, sad to be reminded of what I lost when I left Luxembourg.
  • 2023-12-13 - Learned that Emma had died, I'd suspected as she'd not responded to messages and for years we've been having hour-long Skype conversations.
  • 2023-12-10 - Didn't make it out on the first day in Luxembourg; today was the nostalgia tour, everything was where I left it, office, home, pub the same.
  • 2023-12-08 - J'ai vécu au Luxembourg pendant 10 ans mais mon français n'est pas très bon. Heading to Luxembourg after being away for 22 years, 2 months, 4 days.
  • 2023-11-07 - Realised that overnight I was dreaming about installing Windows Updates, that's a new one.
  • 2023-10-13 - Today I installed MS-DOS 6.22 for the first time in a while. C:/DOS> C:/DOS/RUN> RUN/DOS/RUN.
  • 2023-09-28 - Well September has just about been used up, it's been a solid stretch of work since August, yay public holiday tomorrow.
  • 2023-08-06 - Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Continuous action, fun, stunts, good guys, bad guys, handcuffs, slapstick moment. Time flew, enjoyed it.
  • 2023-08-05 - I picked up new glasses. While checking for fit wearing contacts and glasses I made the mistake of opening my eyes. Blurriest thing ever!
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