About

Puck (to the audience):
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend.
If you pardon, we will mend.
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to scape the serpent's tongue
We will make amends ere long,
Else the Puck a liar call.
So good night unto you all.
Give me your hands if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.

I start my dream where Shakespeare ended his, with Puck’s epilogical speech from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Welcome to my web site. I hope you like Lego, literature, Macintosh computers, books, papercraft, art, theatre, music and thoughts on politics and philosophy because that’s what you’ll find here. Even if only one or two of those topics attract you I hope you enjoy my thoughts and writing.

On a more sombre note, I also suffer from Major Depression and write a great deal about how that feels. These posts sometimes feel a little too raw but I believe I owe my reader honesty.

My name is Tony Williams and I live in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. I use the online nickname ‘Honestpuck’ since there are for too many people that share my name. I’ve previously been a Macintosh system administrator, a desktop support consultant at a major Australian university specializing in Macintosh computers, an IT manager, a Unix programmer, a software support technician, a help desk manager, a consultant, and an associate editor of Australian Macworld. I’m now employed in system support at UNSW Australia.

I describe myself as a “professional Mac geek.” I’m waiting for the laws to change before marrying my Mac Mini.

When I’m not working I spend my time building with Lego or paper and cardboard, reading almost anything between two covers, riding my motor scooter or pushbike and watching a lot of theatre, film and television.

Check out a selection of my favourite posts.

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Tony Williams

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8 thoughts on “About

  1. I don’t use a Mac, although I am tempted to switch when this PC finishes its job. I enjoy Lego with the grandchildren. The rest of the stuff, I am interested in as well, so I am pleased to meet you.
    Lily, from across the world .. in Canada.

  2. I saw the name honestpuck for today’s daily prompt and had to come over and check out your blog – I love Midsummer Night’s Dream! I look forward to reading through your posts.

  3. Hey Honestpuck, tried to comment on your latest daily post… didn’t work so here we go.
    I am thinking that you have to give Fawlty Towers one more go. Maybe, just maybe it will help. Can you tell I am married to a Brit. I’ve written a few blogs stealing their lines…here’s one. Forgive me for the self promotion…
    http://honeydidyouseethat.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/the-germans-are-coming-the-germans-are-coming-but-dont-mention-the-war/

  4. Dude, first, don’t go under the wheels of a truck. The truck driver will suffer endlessly for having killed you, and you don’t have the right to ruin his life. Second, go to my blog http://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/about-the-author/ and noodle around. You will find things about depression, antidepressants and going off antidepressants. You’re taking an MAO inhibitor? It’s probably not doing you a bit of good and quite possibly may be exacerbating your depression.
    I took antidepressants every day for 26 years, then went off them 13 years ago. There is life after antidepressants. You’re on an MAO inhibitor? You do have depression and you do have to deal with that even though you stop taking antidepressants. THE TRIGGER FOR DEPRESSION IS THE PERCEPTION OF POWERLESSNESS. Examine the things that make your depression worse and you will probably trace them back to an incident where you were in an important relationship (hey, your relationship with your transportation provider is important) and you felt like you had no power.
    There is a way for you to stop taking antidepressants, address your depressive issues, and get a healthy, happy life. Keep in touch–Anne C Woodlen (rabbitsfoot291@outlook.com)

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