Archive for October, 2004

Saturday Night

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

This is what happened when the Indian restaurant in Glebe took hours to serve our party. I'm sitting behind Rahul with my hair flipped over his head. What started as a private joke rapidly became public when the digital camera got passed down the whole table. How do you think Rahul ...

Geocaching

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Among the Big Gums by Riptide S 33° 38.334 E 151° 19.098 Another area of the Northern Beaches well known to locals. There is a plaque there dedicated to the memory of a lady who devoted many years to the preservation of this area. She was also the mother of a local ...

Can’t explain it but I bet a Mac fan could…

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

How come my little 1.2 gig CPU, 256meg RAM iBook is faster than my 1.6 gig CPU, 512meg RAM PC? Seven windows open, iTunes playing, and my laptop is only just showing the strain. My PC takes a minute just to open Firefox.

Blogging in the kitchen

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

So here I am blogging in the kitchen with my new iBook and Airport Express wireless network. My boyfriend was here yesterday setting it all up. I spent hours on Friday night trying to get the network to work but it only took him 2 minutes to get it working when ...

iBook

Friday, October 29th, 2004

Just had a phone call from the Mac shop. My iBook has just arrived.

Haircut

Friday, October 29th, 2004

I just had about 30cm (approximately a foot) cut off my hair. It was hanging far below my bum and it was catching on trees when I went geocaching. Now it's just above my bum and a bit more manageable.

Server Down

Friday, October 29th, 2004

The server was down for about 3 and a half hours this morning. I'm not sure what crashed it. It was working fine before I left for work. I rebooted it at lunchtime.

Psychopathic

Friday, October 29th, 2004

What else can you call the attitudes displayed in the following article? From Common Dreams: According to Herskowitz, George W. Bush's beliefs on Iraq were based in part on a notion dating back to the Reagan White House - ascribed in part to now-vice president Dick Cheney, Chairman of the House Republican ...

Pet Goat Comments from Amazon

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Bad Amazon.com has deleted the reviews made of Bush's Pet Goat book. The book Bush read for 7 minutes when he knew a second passenger jet had struck the World Trade Centre. Reading Mastery - Level 2 Storybook 1 Publisher: Sra; (May 1, 1997) ISBN: 0026863553 “The Pet Goat” is lesson 60 on page ...

Oh no…

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

From The Sydney Morning Herald: PM's clean sweep: Senate control October 28, 2004 - 11:22AM Prime Minister John Howard will have control of the upper house after the Nationals today were declared the winner of Queensland's last Senate seat. Nationals candidate Barnaby Joyce was declared the winner of the sixth Senate seat when the ...

Indonesian Hobbits

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

From News4Jax: Scientists Find Skeleton Of Dwarf Cavewoman DENVER -- Scientists said Wednesday they've discovered the bones of a prehistoric human dwarf species -- a species that lived on a remote Indonesian island even as modern man thrived. The people appear to have lived on the island of Flores somewhere between 12,000 and ...

Pepsi Holiday Spice

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Pepsi Holiday Spice - Pepsi-Cola with a spicy finish of ginger and cinnamon. Sounds yummy. I wonder if they'll have the diet variety here?

See You Later, Bush

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

From Later, Bush: The majority of Americans are going to tell Bush, "See ya Later!", on November 2nd, just as they did in 2000 (54,949,098 people voted against Bush, 50,456,002 (47.87%) for him). Not only is the public going to tell Bush 'See ya', his own cabinet members are. Already, Bush's ...

Noise

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

At work, the video shop next door is being changed into a pizza restaurant and they've had jackhammers going for 2 days at a noise level enough to make your ears bleed. My boss offered me an extra half an hour break to get away from the noise. Unfortunately, it was ...

Dynamite Monkey

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

This shouldn't make me laugh as much as it does. From Fark, by circletimessquare: I'm guessing this species is endangered? ;-)

Warning signs of Fascism

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

From Secular Humanism: 1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism. From the prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins, the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always obvious. Catchy slogans, pride ...

Dog Clip

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Booked my dog in for a clip next Monday. Judging from my tasks menu, he was last clipped April 26th. The paralysis ticks are getting harder to find as his fur grows so he needs this clip badly.

Communal importance

Monday, October 25th, 2004

By Micanope on Fark.com: A lot of beautiful customs are based on a sense of communal importance, where one person could easily ruin something of value. We live in an era where no single thing is considered sacred. This is regarding the theft of the spontaneous, and very old, logbook caches that ...

Angophora Reserve

Monday, October 25th, 2004

Drove around Bilgola Plateau after work, trying to get the bearings of the Among The Big Gums geocache. I got to within 20 meters so I know where it is, but I didn't want to walk into the bush with only hiking sandals on, and Dr Who was about to ...

Goodies

Monday, October 25th, 2004

Just ordered: A travel bug - though I'm not sure what object to use A tiny compass - for added accuracy under trees A geocache marker sticker - for the next cache A waterproof logbook - ditto A waterproof minicache - for those cache locations where you don't have a lot of room Depending on the ...