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Jackson and the family

September 13, 2009 Leave a comment

More to come later, here’s a start…

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Jackson’s first YouTube movie

September 13, 2009 Leave a comment
Jackson’s first movie…
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Jackson Oliver Costello

September 12, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s a boy!!!  Jackson Oliver Costello, our first child, was born today. Jo did a fantastic job today, and although neither of us has had much sleep in the last two days, she has definitely done a lot more work than me. Having been with her throughout the birth, I am so proud of what she did today. The labour went for about 12 hours, but by no means was it easy.

Jackson is fine, and his stats are:

Weight: 3.87Kg (8 Pound 9 Ounces) 
Length: 50.5cm

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COD4 Mile High Club on Veteran

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Completed, finally. It took me almost 15 hours (about 2000 attempts) in total to complete this 1 minute level, but oh my god was it worth it. Best 20pt achievement I’ve earned in any game, hands down.


I watched a bunch of YouTube vids on how to get through this level, and not one of them worked. I ended up doing the level with only a pistol and flash-bangs. All the vids only had half the number of enemies I encountered, so I reckon most of them were not on veteran.

My one piece of advise, when you get to the hostage and it goes into slow-mo, keep moving forward and to the left, this way you’ll get a close up shot at the last guy. Four seconds in slow-mo lasts a long time and you can get really close up. Good luck… you’ll need it.

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Krudler Blog on the move

September 6, 2009 12 comments
I’ve moved my blog, again. Needed to make a clean break and make more about me personally, and not the mix of home/work life that is this blog.
So, if you’re interested, will now take you to

Dad DVD’s

August 30, 2009 Leave a comment

A friend of ours let us borrow a couple of DVD’s last week. They were the Being Dad DVD’s from I’d highly recommend them for new dads.


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Reggies Mate

August 30, 2009 Leave a comment

One of the best things about living near the hills is being so close to the wildlife. It’s even better for our kookaburra Reggie, who now has a few friends to laugh with.

Reggies Mate

Reggies Mate

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My new Big-Boy-Toy

August 24, 2009 Leave a comment

If you’re going to capture the moment(s), do it properly. 🙂

I got my new Canon 500D a few days ago, with a Tamron 18-270 lens.


Very happy so far, I’m sure many photo’s to go on this blog will come from this camera for the next couple of years.

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Impending Fatherhood

August 24, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s August 24, 2009. My wife Jo has just passed 38 weeks pregnant with our first child (not counting the two dogs, the turtle and the kookaburra). I’ve been madly working around our house for the last few months trying to make sure I’ve got a bunch of big projects out of the way, so when the little bubs comes I can focus on him/her.

I’m not really nervous yet, I’m not a spring chicken anymore and I think (hope) I’m ready for the new addition to the family, but I’m sure when the contractions start I’ll be sh**ting myself a little. I’m still a little apprehensive at holding other peoples babies, so we’ll see how I go when it’s mine.

We’ve done all the baby classes, plenty of visits to the obstetrician, looking at books and movies, but I’m pretty sure they aren’t going to completely prepare me for what’s ahead. We’ll see I guess.

jo at 37 weeks

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Hello world!

August 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Welcome to my new blog!!! 

I’ve had my work blog ( for a couple years now, and it’s mainly nerdy work type stuff on there.  This blog is where I hope to keep a more personal account of my life.

Here I hope to keep a record of my ventures into fatherhood, life, hobbies and projects. And with my awesome new Canon 500D I hope to share my photos too.


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