Hi everyone, Chris Hulbert here - the iOS guy who seems to always be blogging about my travails building a house, instead of, well, iOS.

So, what's new? My current contract is finishing in a week, and i'm currently looking for new work. If you know anyone in Sydney who needs a great app made, please get in touch.

How's the house? Well, we're still struggling to get it certified. The latest update is that we got three bushfire assessments made (as we back onto a bushy creek), 2 years ago. Two assessments said it's minimal danger. One assessment said it's maximum danger, strangely (this assessment later was retracted by the issuing company).

Well, guess what i discovered recently? The maximum danger assessment is the one that council and the certifier thinks is the official one, even though we've got an email trail proving that our original builder sent them the other (minimum-danger) assessment before they issued the DA. (A DA is an australian development approval. Redtape, basically.)

So, we now have to fight to get the correct bushfire assessment recognised. Priceless! We'll get there, eventually.

Anyway, i just bought a surfboard, which is great fun riding with my girls :)

Keep in touch, friends!

Thanks for reading! And if you want to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you: chris.hulbert at gmail.