Sorry, nothing much up here yet, though an updated “bio” is in preparation
(Note: if you are a regular reader of the blog, you will know that this means it will probably never be finished. Dr Aust is not one of life’s “finishers”, something that has frustrated several of my past Bosses.)
I haven’t quite decided yet whether the semi-hypothetical updated bio will be a mostly accurate biographical sketch, or a completely over-the-top Alt.Medicine guru-type bio in which every Nobel Prize winner, or other eminent scientific figure, that I was ever in the same room as will be listed as a
“close friend and scientific inspiration”.
This latter type of bio would be more fun to write, as well as useful if I ever decide to Embrace The Dark Side and set myself up as a Brave Maverick Scientist, Celebrity Detox-Peddler, “Holistic Nutritionist”, Alternative Doctor or Natural Health Guru
If (when?) the bio ever goes up, the clue as to which type of bio it is will be whether I mention any Prizes I won at school or at University. If I do, you can be sure that it is an “Alternative” bio sketch.
In fact, this really should be an Internet Law like Scopies Law:
“In a biographical sketch on a website, anyone who
(i) makes a living out of people believing in their knowledge and authority; and
(ii) describes themself as “prize winning” or “leading”
- is immediately revealed as a complete smug ****, and probably a snake-oil salesman
In the meantime, if you are actually interested, some biographical info and other why-I-blog stuff can be found here. It isn’t that interesting, so don’t say you weren’t warned.
There is also the infrequently-updated Diary Page, which sometimes tells you something more about life at Casa Aust – usually consisting of reasons why I am too harrassed/knackered/writer’s block-ed to post anything, or just general minor grumbling.