Peter Dannock @peterdannock

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🍓 4 Strawberries
🥃 4 Whiskeys
🍫 6 Chocolate Bars
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There is always a risk
There is always a risk

Randy's day at Sandown Raceway hadn't started well. In the first practice run of the day, he had an off-track excursion, hit the guard rail, and damaged his car.

As I drove towards turn six, I could see the yellow flag being waved, indicating an issue ahead, so I needed to...
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2021-05-08 06:40:35

Sore loser
Sore loser

It's not often I turn the football off before the game has ended, but I can't watch my team get comprehensively beaten on Friday Night football. Call me a sore loser if you wish, but eight goals to one favouring the opposition in the third quarter were too much for...
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2021-05-07 12:09:55

Payroll progress

The payroll system implementation project at work is going along quite well. The existing payroll process uses a manual calculation of the timesheet data, which is then manually entered into the pay run. The new payroll process will ingest timesheet data and then calculate the pay run automatically. That...
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2021-05-06 09:58:32

GM Specialty Vehicles
GM Specialty Vehicles

When General Motors Holden withdrew from the Australian car market last year, they left a small glimmer of hope that General Motors (GM) cars may one day return to Australia. 

The decision by GM from the US to stop making right-hand drive vehicles was the death knell for GM in...
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2021-05-05 10:40:51

Back in the game
Back in the game

Last week I wrote about how bad the Richmond Tigers went against the Melbourne Demons and how many pundits felt that the Tigers were declining. A week is a long time in football because they came back with a vengeance last Friday night.

Halfway through the second quarter, the Tigers were...
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2021-05-04 10:21:06

Payroll

One of the tasks in my new job is to update the payroll system. Now, payroll systems aren't hard to implement if you have salaried workers. You just need to create the pay run, then make the necessary adjustments for leave, deductions and superannuation. Once you have emailed the payslips...
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2021-05-03 10:02:54

Unfit for purpose

When our old electric kettle broke, my wife thought it would be good to replace it with a stovetop kettle, making way for some more space on the kitchen bench. I thought that sounded logical and said: "sure, no worries."
We have a gas stovetop, so there is plenty of...
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2021-05-02 09:59:06

Hairdresser's car
Hairdresser's car

The Mazda MX-5 has often been referred to as a "hairdresser's car". This reference is used if you want to insult the owner of an MX-5. The term "hairdresser's car" refers to an entry-level sports car that is just cheap enough for the person you are insulting to afford but...
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2021-05-01 09:56:27

Resentment

Resentment is a feeling of indignant displeasure at something or someone. It can eat away my precious time and makes me feel negative and low.

At first, I felt that I was not being treated fairly, and it progressed into feelings of anger. Over time, it has snowballed into disappointment, bitterness...
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2021-04-30 13:00:40