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Welcome to the Yarra Valley Maker Blog

Posted by Kelly 01/03/2018 2 Comment(s)

Find out more about Yarra Valley Maker

 

Like so many people with geek leanings in the early 80's, this was the first thing I learnt to program (for those of you that go back that far, I'm talking about MS DOS). It seems a lifetime ago (let's be honest, there's almost 40 years of history between then and now). I'm a loud and proud GEEK, there is no escaping it. In 2013 I stumbled upon the Laser Engraving Industry - in much the same way one trips on a rock and falls face first into a puddle. If you'd like to find out more about me and how I ended up running Yarra Valley Maker, feel free to suss out the About page.

 

My plan, and it's a pretty bloody fluid plan at this stage, is to fill this blog with stuff I find interesting - booze, food, animals, studio and Yarra Valley happenings. You can look forward to:

  • info on wine, cider and spirits. Sorry I don't drink beer.
  • recipes (most of which will contain the aforementioned alcohol, including beer, which I will cook with).
  • tips on how to best make use of YVM products.
  • photos of what I'm working on in the studio.
  • photos of my cat, the local wildlife and the garden.
  • info, musings and photos from my wanderings around the Yarra Valley (probably to wineries which obviously will involve alcohol and maybe food).

My hope is that you too will find it interesting.

 

Crafting beautiful prose and waxing lyrical in the written word is not my strong suit, so don't expect awesomely written content knocked out on a regular basis. I've been known to whip up some pretty awesome technical & process manuals, but that's not quite the same, is it? Creating physical items is more in my comfort zone. We'll see how it goes.

 

Oh, and I've been known to swear like a wharfie, so if your eyes are easily offended by profanity, don't say you weren't warned and don't bother complaining about it. Feel free to comment about anything else though.

 

See you soon.

Kelly

2 Comment(s)

Emma:
01/03/2018, 11:17:40 PM, http://www.caraloucuts.co.uk
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I love this! can't wait to see what you post in the coming months! I myself love spirits (I sound like a right lush, but I rarely drink!) No idea what this MS DOS is you talk about but it sounds complicated! Look forward to reading more soon! Emma x

Kelly:
02/03/2018, 12:36:28 AM

Hi Emma, Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting on this, my first post. As to what MS DOS was/is - it is the underlying command-line language of windows. Programming "Hello World" requires two lines of code saved to a file @echo Hello world. @pause All it does is prints Hello World to the screen. At the time is was like magic! Cheers, Kelly

Annette Leeman:
01/03/2018, 11:35:22 PM
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Really enjoyable refreshing read , i don't drink but do cook with wine and fully understand tripping on a rock and landing face down in a puddle this for me is usually because i am being chased by brian the goose ,i am looking forward to reading more .

Kelly:
02/03/2018, 12:39:48 AM

Howdy Annette, Thanks for stopping by. I'm fairly certain the first recipe I post will have wine (or other booze) in it :D You have geese? How awesome. If I had a pond, I'd love to have geese & ducks. I'll have to settle for the ones down the road for now. Cheers, Kelly

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