The workers quarters at Olympic Dam Village (the township built to service the Olympic Dam mine before Roxby Downs was built) … was the only place they could accommodate us when I went there for my second stay. Very rudimentary conditions with a shared shower/toilet block and a very noisy airconditioner in each room that … [Read More »]
Archives for September 2007
Simon in Roxby Downs – Feb 1993
The main street of Roxby Downs as it was in February 1993. I’m sure it’s a bit different now with all the development in the town in recent years! This was the first of three times I lived in Roxby Downs, each time I lived there for a period of 3 months while working for … [Read More »]
How to set up an external widescreen LCD monitor with an IBM ThinkPad
download latest video drivers from ATI download DriverHeaven’s DH Mobility Modder.net tool and follow the instructions (as summarised here) uninstall current drivers supplied by IBM / Lenovo install new drivers – this step will most likely fail, but should at least copy the driver files to the computer unzip Mobility Modder zip file and run the … [Read More »]
Andamooka – Feb 1993
During my first of three periods living inÃ‚Â Roxby Downs while working for Western Mining at Olympic Dam -Ã‚Â Leanne came to visit – we drove out to Andamooka for the day.
A man and his car
My first car – a 1973 2-door Toyota Corolla … older than me by a couple of months. The photo was taken in mid-1992, I would have been 18 or 19.