Melbourne local time and weather
  • Time: 2024-04-21 08:38
  • Weather: 12.1°C at 2024-04-21 08:00 BoM
  • Sunrise: 06:52, sunset: 17:45, daylight: 10:53

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.


  • 2024-04-01 - 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!
  • 2023-07-29 - Great Chrome update - titles on inactive tabs are now black text on black background. Version 115.0.5790.110. Delete and reinstall.
  • 2023-07-27 - Received a message and photos from a DR-one friend regarding her daughter's wedding. There's been a time jump in life somewhere I missed.
  • 2023-07-16 - Repeating dreams overnight of having to hand code a resource file for an OS/2 application. And a dream about updating Saturday's fajitas.
  • 2023-07-02 - Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - Call backs to the previous movies, it went a direction I didn't expect, no aliens though. Fun ride, time flew.
  • 2023-05-25 - When I hold the fridge to my ear it sounds like the ocean; I'd better do some shopping.
  • earlier