Thursday, December 25, 2003
Only a short post at the moment, Happy holidays everyone, hope your having fun in your neck of the woods.
I say neck of the woods as checking my server logs yesterday I had some interesting results, I have had a DoComo user here on their mobile phone I am assuming...weird, Japanese people now visiting my site... possibly on a mobile phone...
morganstorey.com へのこんにちはそして Happy Holidays 歓迎
Probably means nothing as it was babelfished anyway Happy Holidays to all my readers all around the world.
A Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night :P
Peace out all.
Monday, December 15, 2003
Well almost tafe is finished, done, kaputsky. It was fun while it lasted, a bit on the easy level, but thatâ€™s expected hope I can do it next year, hope next year I don't feel like pulling my hair out due to its being aimed low... No offence to the noobies that were in the class they picked it up pretty quick, but myself and the other people who knew what a hard drive was should have been allowed to skip ahead with no detriment to ourselves...it is not my fault I am smart...arse...heheh. Though I was paid a rather nice insult (???) yes I said insult, I am sure it was meant to be an insult but I took it as a great complement cause that is the kind of pompous and conceited guy I am... heheh I kid I Kid... the insult/complement was "You sure do read a lot, don't you Morgan". This was after I was blabbering on about the chip I mentioned in an earlier post, then I started to look at the junk I read, the register, penny-arcade, annanova, smh, overclockers, the almighty zzz, and New scientist and atomic (eww hardcopy) damn maybe I do read a lot... ah well same teacher also gave me another complement/insult, well have to complete it later someone else needs this pc, l8r
Welcome back to this year in review...
Well back at work it is the next day now where was I? Oh yeah the other complement insult from one of my tafe teachers... She said "Obvious someone who will be a network engineer one day" After I did a presentation that was suppose to be short that went for 40minutes on network technologies.... heheh uber geek :P
So to recap my year, WDS, Tafe, Engaged :) and Now Optus, and own dual cpu web server...heheh there in chronological order trust me...
Thursday, November 27, 2003
For those who don't know the internet has been round a damn long time, and I am coming up to my first decade online... that is right, and scary, I have been surfing and trolling and chatting and well being my online presence for almost ten years, so it is time for a little flashback brought on by finding this site, a little trip back in time, check out "the emulator" section, very funky, check out netscape navigator and even internet explorer, back when i first started using it, netscape was the only browser to use, IE suxed the big one, and that is what websites looked like gotta love the grey background.
On looking through these emulators I found a link to a post on the IE emulator, I am pretty sure I have read it before, it is what originally deterred me from using frames on this site, how easily I crumbled, when I read it, it reaffirmed my vigour for disliking frames to an extent, so be prepared for a major change (again) to remove the frames and make it look all schmick, like other sites I visit.
Frames are bad and good people don't use them :P
I got rid of my inline frame, I learnt to live without it, I am sure my top and side frames will not be difficult to remove, maybe while I am at it I can learn to use style sheets instead...hmm
Well Peace out all, even those who are determined to undermine the "ease of use of the web" with their icky frames.
Monday, November 24, 2003
Have a look at the image below if you are at all into computers like others on the Overclockers.com.au SMP Forums(more specific link for those of you with ocau logins) then you will realise this really is Pr0n for the SMP geeks...lol
Can I say goddamn... gotta look at some of the specs of this thing, when I first heard of it I thought it sounded like the neural net processor out of the terminator series.
What with its individual processors all connected via a high speed bus, no not that kind of bus...lol
But the multi-processors, make the chip supposedly run cooler as a whole and make it scalable with current technologies so that it is in keeping with moores law. It also means with its massive 144mb of cache (a fact I learnt from the new article) that it can cache all instructions and SMP threads...drool. This model looks to have 8 processors on board each running at 1ghz, but that is not a real measure of this baby, the processors are supposed to interconnect with such speed and efficiency that the processors work more closely and as one, as opposed to current SMP (symetric multi-processor) systems such as AMD MP's/Opterons, and Intel Itanium/XEON's. Were talking the ability with this chip to perform equivalently to a pentium 6-7ghz... looks like IBM maybe back in the sadle so to speak now where can I get a 120mm square peltie/heatsink combo.
Basically though this goes back to the early days of intel when they toyed with this kind of technology, they had dual 486's running on a chip that had the equivellent power of a whopping 133mhz machine... interesting that IBM decided to revive it with impressive concequences.
The idea is that it is a fully scalable chip as single cpu's become smaller and cooler running they can be put on this chip to interconnect, the smaller they are the more can be fit on one chip the faster it becomes, one day we may all be running and rating computers in how many ghz processors we have on our chip. All I can say is funky.
Like the above article, gonna try and get it printed on zzz, been following this chip pretty closely and it sounds like an awesome leap forward in r&d...
Well one quick anecdote and then I'll go, one of my friends who shall remain nameless but has a blog in my links, should really learn to look before he leaps even no espeacially when people are watching/warning him to watch out for the tumultuos amount of water running through the guytter next to the door he is about to exit from.
Well peace out all.
Only a short post tonight.
I know that you know telstra is big well here in australia and their ego is obviously huge, but seriously check the link (you will need a pdf view to view) Link as you can see, if you bothered to check the link and have a read through, checkpoints firewalls now support Telstra Bigpond's connection method, so I here you say, so Telstra is an australian company worth maybe a billion dollars, so thats what 500mill US, now checkpoint I am pretty sure is worth almost as much why should they give a flying proverbial procreation what happens here... and espeacially on a sub-standard broadband service in a broadband backwater? weird huh.
Well thats my rant for the week :P
Peace out all.
Friday, November 21, 2003
So my web server is now up an running this page is being hosted there right now...awesome, gone are the day of size and serving restrictions, no ads sweeet. The best bit I was trying to send an attachment to someone and they for one reason or another couldn't receive it and I wasn't gonna troubleshoot via said email... so I just copied the attachments to my webserver and gave the address to them, awesome. But the best bit, hello to the Linux user, I have had one, and hello to the saudi's, french and swiss, goddamn I love server logs. Admittedly the linux user only viewed the front index webpage then went this is crap I was looking for something else and left...his/her ip was not able to reverse looked up too...weird. The other people from around the globe actually had a pretty good look through the page at more stuff than I think people I know look at, right through almost everything.
Should do a website of the week haven't done one in a while so here it is.
I think the funniest thing about this is the picture at the start, but it is a good guide, gonna put it on my lan page, btw I am having a LAN party this weekend so all who read this can come if they want, send me an email for info, and/or check out MyLAN website
Well I am at work and I am typing this on a crampamatic MAC keyboard, I feel icky... so better get back to it.
Peace out all.
Monday, November 17, 2003
Only a short post, but as you may or may not be able to see my webserver is up...YAY. And I quote one of my friends in saying, "damn windows 2000, with its branches, trees and forests, feel like I should be doing a forestry degree and not network engineering".
Plenty more to come on the website now, what with it being hosted right here... but yeah, hey I even got my own 404 and 403 errors, easy to get to the 404 error just try www.morganstorey.com/blahh for the 403 error it is set to block certain IP addresses so if you can read this message you will never see it...in theory, but so you can see who is being blocked try going to www.morganstorey.com/403.htm.
Well got to go to bed, I promise I will post more often, I have to now I suppose...
Monday, November 03, 2003
Sgl was good, forgot to take my half life cd with me so I didn't get any games of cs in, very disappointing, but I got a game of Battlefield in, it wasn't too bad, but a bit laggy, played online last night with less lag...wtf?
Got into work nice and early this morning, 7:50 for an 8:30 start ah well... It is nice to be back in a large company with room to move and not so much responsibility, sure WDS was easy, but so is here, evidently.
Got r2d2 upgraded, bought a dual motherboard with dual 1.3ghz athlons on board from a guy on overclockers.com.au bought a 512mb ddr2100 ECC ram chip and a 550w antec truepower powersupply from matrixmicro, note to self expressly tell matrix to stop using couriers please, they suck the big one.
Anyway server was up and running for the Lan, damn it is good, so fast and doesn't crash as it used to...I love being able to set programs affinity...lol
Peace out all.
Saturday, October 18, 2003
Done so much since my last post, went to an lrp game, and am working on the journal at the moment, I'll post it soon.
Goddamn I have been lazy but what with LRP and training and tafe I haven't enough time to scratch myself. LRP was awesome. I got my new motherboard, now gotta get some ram for it.
I missed 2 saturday scruples so here they are. I know how much you all missed them, hey it is even Saturday at the moment.
1. You feel you're underpaid. Do you still give your job 100%?
Certainly, I am in IT so like all people in IT I am severely underpaid for the skills I have LOL, but I would probably want to move to a more satisfying position hence Optus.
2. You wrote a brilliant essay but only got a C. A friend repeated the professor's lecture and got an A. Next time, do you echo the professor's view?
Hell no, if I can't get an A for my own *correct* views then damn it, meh a C is a pass, I have even been in this situation, told not to do an assignment when I was in High School, it was a Catholic School we were doing religion and I decided not to do a mainstream religion and chose to do my assignment on Stone Henge despite the objections of the brothers. Meh same result too I passed...barely.
3. A friend (or family member) is in dire financial straits. Do you offer him/her a lone?
It is spelt LOAN, stupid american alternate spellings, but yes if I had the money I would give them a loan if it was that important.
Next Saturday Scruples
1. At the local grocer, you see an elderly woman shoplift bacon. Do you tell the grocer?
Hmm this is a tough one, I would probably pretend I didn't see it depending on the woman’s circumstances, if she was dressed in a mink though she is going to jail baby :P
2. Your century old church is an architectural treasure but the congregation is declining. Developers offer $20 million and a sanctuary in the office tower they want to build. Do you accept?
So I am assuming I am the pastor or preist or whatever, hell no I wouldn't accept somethings shouldn't be torn down for "progress", "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot" (Joni Mitchell big yellow taxi)
3. A co-worker needs to leave early and asks you to punch her time card when you leave. Do you do it?
Hmm really depends on what reason, life threatening or what not I would assume they had prior permission if it was something else pub or clubbing then nope, I gotta sit here with customers bitching at me so do you till your shift ends.
Well getting way to long this post, probably post the next sat scruples in a minute...lol
Peace out all.
Friday, September 26, 2003
Well I said there was a big one coming... Some things have happened over the last week that are all good, and need to be blogged...LOL. I got a new better paying job with Optus cable, YES....heheh. It is where Fiona is already working. Awesome. So I am moving there as one of my Mates is moving here...ah well... On to other things, one of our clients bought the website from us, and I got annual leave so that I can go to LRP, and with the new job I am more likely to have weekends off so I can go to LRP and LAN's woohoo...
Anyway, I should do as I promised and post Saturday Scruples!
1. A good friend confesses he's HIV positive. He's terrified to tell his spouse. Do you?
Hmm this is a difficult one, if I know he may endanger his wife’s life then there is no way I wouldn't tell her, if he is worried for her safety and is just scared to lose her then that is understandable, still I would pressure him to be honest as soon as possible.
2. You need one number to win the jackpot at BINGO. The stranger beside you also needs one number and its been called. Do you tell her?
Hmm I was never very good at bingo, get distracted to easily, if I have one number left to win them I am surprised there still calling the draw... I probably wouldn't notice she had one number left, let alone that I had one left... but yeah I would tell her.
3. The taxi driver you get at 2 a.m. is drunk and driving recklessly. After he gets you home shaken but in one piece, do you report him?
YES, wtf does this happen? yikes I know some of them are bad, some of them can't drive for shit and a lot of them are just the biggest ahole drivers, but some get drunk ffs, I would ask him to stop if I suspected that and call and report him the moment I saw him drive away, I don't care what his circumstances are there is no excuse to endanger his own life, my life and the lifes of pedestrians.
Well that’s another Saturday scruples done... Sorry bout the rant. More to follow, my site may go down for a bit as I move to my new job as the hosting I am currently using is at WDS (the company I currently work for) so I will either move it to free hosting or host it myself...
Well I didn't have one last week so I'll have to have two this week, besides these are funny. First off the bat is
The Amazing AngelGrinderMan
Spiel: "This is the Web-Site of Angle-Grinder Man, the U.K.â€™s first wheel-clamp and speed camera vigilante cum subversive superhero philanthropist entertainer type personage."
Favourite Quote: "*Footnote: This, of course, does not include Tony Blair who I have seen with my own eyes, turning water into wine and healing sick children, whilst holding the finger-tips of each hand, against those of the other, in the â€˜raised steepleâ€™ gesture and smiling piously. Amen."
My Thoughts: We don't really have too many wheel clamps in Australia as far as I am aware, but his dislike of the government (some who is theoretically answerable to us) making money of us is good, and his satirical humour is very good.
Conclusion: Meh I can see the reasons for a wheel clamp and speed cameras...in some cases (speaking from someone who a few weeks ago got booked) but then again using at as a revenue spinner is just plain wrong. If someone is dangerously speeding or has like parked in an ambulance spot then yeah fine book there arse to kingdom come, but speeding up to the speed limit just up the road in a safe manner that is stupid. "When will they learn the system doesn't work"
Next Website of the week:
Spiel: "All I can say is that it seems as though making prank phone calls are back in style. I am overwhelmed by the people who request these calls every day."
Favourite Quote: what else could I pick but "English MotherF^(
My Thoughts: Awesome sight, brilliant idea, everyone at work was joking that they wanted to use this on a call to a customer, of course the Jack Nicholson soundboard would be best for this, anyway, it is an awesome Idea...LOL
Conclusion: Not really useful for me as I would never aid or abet a prank call "how come there are no fat people in your infomercials...*uproarious laughter*", "The number you have dialled is incorrect, please check the number and dial again...*uproarious laughter again*" LOL
Well onto a bit of a post I said it was gonna be a long one...
Happy Birthday for the 22nd Mum. I had to go to tafe but went to mums Friday night to celebrate.
Fiona's birthday was on the 23rd, it was awesome, we got to sleep in ahhh sleepppp... then got up and took her to Symbio Zoo. A different kind of Zoo than most people are used to, you get a lot closer to the animals, got to feed the Kangaroos and emus... and Fiona got to hold the squirmy little wombat. Damn Seppos (USA peeps) one pointed to a Koala in a tree and went look (insert Childs name here) I think it was Dianna, but that could be the taint of what Fiona and I get called by them, how do you get Dianna from Fiona, better yet Bob from Morgan... and they don't say Di-anna, they say it DE-anna...wtf? anywho she said to her kid look a Wombat...I was stunned...it was funny though, poor Fiona was so jumpy, a Deer sneezed and Fiona jumped about 3 feet in the air...LOL and several other incidents similar...LOL... I mercilessly made fun of her later, unfortunately I was in ribbing distance and got several jabs in the ribs, well worth it though :P
It was very cool, I'll put some photos up in the Jaunts section asap.
On tafe holiday's finally, yay, only two weeks and one of that is Optus training ah well I'll get there...
Well better rap this up before I get rsi from typing,
Peace out all.
There is a saturday scruples needs doing and a weekly website but it is late and I am not sure I should be seeing little black spots at the corner of my eye, I am just gonna post one thing, I'll let Richard think of how to title/reference it.
Peace out all.
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
I myself am male...der, so it would be impossible for me to say do this do that, it really depends on what she wants to do, yeah in this scenario I'm in school whoop de doo, people used to be like 14 when they had kids, I would support her either way...But not being trailer park trash (I kidd I kidd) I wouldn't get into this situation.
2. You're playing badminton with a very competitive person. You discover s/he has a disability, a blind spot. Do you take advantage?
No, heheh I can sympathise with this, I used to play squash with my dad all the time, he has a blind spot... anywhere in front of his face...LOL, no I wouldn't take advantage I wouldn't even think about it.
3. In the middle of your evaluation, your boss is called away. Your personnel file is left open. Do you glance at it?"
I don't think anyone can honestly say they wouldn't sneak a quick peek if they knew they wouldn't get caught, seriously, besides the fact that it is law in Australia that you are allowed to see your personnel file...so feet up and have a read :P
Not much else to say, going to a LAN on Saturday...awesome...WLF here I come, trying to decide between Upgrading my home network to gigabit or changing r2d2 over to a Dual 1.3ghz machine, so difficult these choices life gives us...LOL
Peace out all.
Sunday, September 07, 2003
Firstly, why does it say on Saturday scruples website; that it was posted on the 5th of September...that isn't a Saturday. what the...? Anyway onto the post.
1. Your bicycle has been stolen. At the police station you're shown an identical bike that isn't yours. Do you claim it?
Hell no, besides my current bicycle is pretty crappy and I would have pity on the other person that lost there’s...But I have been in this situation, back in my schooling days (except then it wasn't a bike)... and I did then what I would do know, I would say yeah that is the same as mine, but that one isn't mine, that one belongs to some other unfortunate soul...LOL
2. You're standing on a corner. Someone in a car smiles and waves at you. You don't have a clue who this person is. Do you smile and wave back?
Probably I do it myself so often that I would have to the amount of times I have waved at someone or said hello to someone who I am sure was someone I knew only to realise moments later after I have got a better look at them, that I don't know them at all... do unto others..and all that... mustn't make them realise there stupidity as i would want them to do to me...heheh
3. You're buying a car from someone who has lost his job and needs to sell. Do you offer much less than it's worth?
No, no and no, obviously if they have lost there job I don't want to add to their stress levels, I would offer them what the car is worth to me, and what I can afford there losing there job would have little impact, that being said I purchased a laptop from someone online and they wanted 1500 for it I knew they he wasn't in the best of circumstances and so as to secure the auction win I emailed the guy and offered 1600, aren't I a saint...lol, but that isn't the point I try and treat others as I would like to be treated and I try to be fair and equal, not much more you can ask for...
Happy fathers Day to all the Dads out there, going to see Dad tonight.
Well peace out all.
Sunday, August 31, 2003
But I had to post this, rather shocking really, so shocking in fact I make it my
How2Immigrate- Australia Pre-Assessment Immigration Form
Spiel: Well as it says it is a form to see if you are eligible to enter Australia...
Favourite Quote: "I am willing to invest A$100,000 in an Australian government security for a period of at least 12 months" and anyone ticking this option only gets 5 points ffs...geez for starters if your are stupid enough to invest 100 grand in the Australian government they should be taking off points not giving them, geez we're showing we can be bought aren't we...
My Thoughts: Seriously I only just scrapped in and I am already here and I said I am already employed ffs, I know some people with uni-degrees and diplomas that are barely employed...at least I am full time employed...ah well anyone who doesn't pass can get the fudge out :P
Conclusion: I can't believe that you get let in on a points basis, I was waiting for the triple bonus point question...LOL, I don't know how the Australian government comes up with some of there "ideas"... what are they smoking... that’s why pot is de-criminalized in Canberra I guess...
Speaking of dope heads check out Siemens new phones the Xelibri series, I want to know how much pot the design team was smoking when they came up with these, not only are they ugly and look impossible to operate with there buttons down the side (on some of them) but they also have bugger all features for a phone of this day and age, no bluetooth, no gprs, no camera heck there not even colour I wouldn't be surprised if as Fiona said they can only display one number on their screen at once...
Geez I gotta take a chill pill...ah that’s better :P
Credits: chill pill..............can of caffeine beverage...
Australian government.....Pack of Idiots
Fiona Henderson...........Wise one playing Quake3
Morgan Storey...............Vain Bastard :P
Peace out all
Saturday Scrupples...it is all I seem to do on here lately
1. Your fiancé/e gives you a new video camera as a gift. When you agree to break off the engagement you're asked to return the camera. Do you?
Hmm tough one I do unto others as I would have them do unto me, I wouldn't ask for it back unless I was in dire need so I would return it.
2. Your mate wants to earn money posing nude for art classes. Do you try to prevent it?
No why should I, I know she is gorgeous definately kick the art up a notch and I know she loves me, if she really wanted to do that then why would I try and prevent it.
3. The door-to-door salesman has nothing you want. He looks haggard and forlorn. Do you buy something out of sympathy?
Nope too bad that is the business you are in thems the brakes, I have done it before and I know hey one in twenty houses may buy something that is the risk you gotta take. If he/she has been especially nice and I have time I may invite them in for a drink but that is about all.
Well not only saturday scruples today, but other stuff, yes that is right other stuff...lol
It was uber windy here the other day power went out and what not...hang on that was almost a week ago oops, damn I am behind, trees fell, power went out there was mass hysteria...and I sat inside answering phone calls...lol ah well. Fiona has started playing counter strike with me awesome but we have to play against bots cause too many 1337 ten year olds online...lol and I am on a slow adsl provider...you know who you are :P
well I have been at work way too long home time methinks.
Peace out all.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
1. Your family is hungry. You're broke and can't find a job. Do you steal?
Well der, stealing a loaf of bread to feed your family isn't stealing, "and what if you family don't like bread they prefer cigarettes, and what instead of giving them away, you sold them for a price that was practically giving them away?"...LOL but no that is fine.
2. You're awarded a major contract that requires you to be out-of-town when your wife is due to give birth. Do you turn down the contract? (women can answer this from any perspective - i.e.: the wife involved, the mate, etc.)
Hmm a tough one if the contract was my big break then probably as this could pay for the birth and may lead to a better life for the baby, Fiona and I.
3. Guests are due when your dog snatches the turkey and drags it out the door. Do you retrieve and serve it?
Hell no... pizza anyone? But I guess it depends on the guests, if there unwanted then prolly, I would just abstain saying I had a big lunch/am giving up meat...LOL
Well not much else I wanna say and I wanna go to bed...
Peace out all
Thursday, August 21, 2003
I don't know why I got excited seeing a helicopter parked near my work I just did, but I did think it would be a cool post. I don't know what kind of chopper it is, I am sure my cousin Nathan will tell me though...It looked like from a distance that the rear rotor blades where plastic, of course there not, it also looked close up as though the landing gear was dodgy...well onto the photos.
A side on shot.
A front angle shot.
The crappy landing gear can be seen throughout, looks like it would fall forward given a decent nudge.
Sorry about the pictures they were taken with a 7650 I borrowed from work...
Oh and a weekly website sent to me by Zlatko;click here
Spiel: "It's so delightfully different, they come from miles around just to look inside"
Favourite Quote: "Ever seen a video where a panda morphs into a sofa? Right here we have the absolute middle frame of that animation sequence."
My Thoughts: My eyes, my eyes they are bleeding...LOL.. funny funny stuff from a different era, what is even funnier is I have seen this kind of architecture at other hotel/motels, and my grandparents place...LOL
Conclusion: Damn I still haven't finsihed there tour, guess it will take time...
There seems to have been no saturdayscruples on there website last week grrr...some people have expressed regret at this to me be patient. There should be one this sunday....hopefully.
Thats enough from me going now to have fun and prepare for LANage tomorrow night...
Peace out all
Monday, August 18, 2003
Besides that it has been 9 days since i have blogged, and I guess I should update, though not much has been happening, had a family dinner at our place the other day and proved that Fiona and I kick ass...well at pictionary anyway...My site got spammed too...yeah someone put some malicious code on the messageboard ah well, stupid people seriously how many read it if I only have three posts...anyway.
Off to tafe again tonight, so this ones gonna be brief, I know I need to do a weekly website but I can't really find anything all that interesting, I'll do one later maybe...might go retro, you'll see :P
Peace out all.
Saturday, August 09, 2003
Yes It's time for a late saturday scuples...
Yes I know I did these almost at the time the new ones will be coming out but they didn't come out last week till late so I missed them...ah well.
1. You want a job that requires experience you don't have. Do you lie on you resume?
Maybe...depends on wether if I don't have the experience they require I can do the job that is advertised. For example my current position required I have experience with mobile connectivity, I had done it once or twice on my own, but never supported it, I said I had to get the job, I got it and it ended up the experience I lied about was pointless.
2. It's late and your 18-year-old asks permission for his/her steady to spend the night in his/her room. Do you permit it?
Yes. Simple it is there life, and they are definitely old enough to make there own decisions, I would rather them do it in my house that have to sneak around behind my back and get caught in the backseat of a car or something.
3. You've been looking for a disc player. On the street someone offers to sell you a new one for $10. Do you buy it?
Depends, if it looks obviously stolen, no way. But if it doesn't and it all looks legit and they just say they need the money I would probably give them 20 for it, depending...
On to a bit of a post...I am posting this in Mozilla, I have been trying this browser for a while and now that it is getting as quick as it used to claim it is worth it, very nice, having less windows seemingly open too...as well as pop-up blocking built in. I have also left the M$ curse and moved from outlook express to Mozillas Thunderbird, another quick little app with built in spam filtering etc, very nice. Now I have to work out how to import my old folders and address book across.
Been reading the new Harry Potter book, to anyone who has a sane mind in there head I would recommend it highly it is a great and suspenseful read, very gripping.
Oh well enough blabber I have a call.
Peace out all.
Saturday, August 02, 2003
Haven't done one of these in a while been busy with tafe and what not...
SO anyway...here we go a supposedly very popular blog.
Spiel: Well the domain is zerosexlife.com as you have probably seen, it is about one guys quest to get laid.
Favourite Quote: "The last four days have been completely uneventful. My brother thinks I'm gay. I told him I'm just unattractive..."
My Thoughts: Interesting website, besides from his slight sexism, even though he defends this, and his constant whinging about wanting to get money donated to his paypal account, I think the site is rather funny in a tragic kind of way. I made a funny joke to Fiona that on his website he wanted people to send in photos of ugly guys with their beautiful girlfriends, I send I should send in a photo of us...she paused then scolded me saying I am beautiful...ah love is blind.
Conclusion: I wish this guy luck it sounds like a tragic tale one that maybe made up but still, intriguing way in this day and age to get a date.
I may have to make another post later today for Saturday scruples, well back to work...
Peace out all.
Friday, August 01, 2003
Damn I was late this week with saturday scrupples, but pity me I have been sick :(
Almost done this on the next weekend...
1. You're on a committee to award a $100,000 prize. One of the two front runners is a former childhood friend whose career has eclipsed yours. Do you steer the prize to the other candidate?
No way, this is just mean, I have sorta been placed in this position though not with this amount of money, and I think I judged fairly.
2. Your marriage is under strain. A friend recommends an illegal drug that expands your love, understanding and sensuality. Do you try it?
Depends on who the friend is, what the drug is and how much research I have done on it before; but if there is minimal risk then yeah, probably I would do anything to save my marriage.
3. A friend gets drunk and confides that a month ago he injured a cyclist and didn't stop. Do you report your friend?
No, this reminds me of a comedian I once saw; "a friend is someone who'll help you move house, a good friend is someone who will help you move a body". I would try and convince them to give themselves up, but there is no way I would rat on them, I wouldn't be their alibi either though.
Well there is a little splash into my psyche, I am sick at the moment and at work, so it can't be fully trusted :P
Peace out all.
Monday, July 28, 2003
and next lan they hope to have ADSL so we can get webpages and use icq, rockin...actually typed this at the lan and saved it in a text file for later blogging heheh.
The laners here seemed somewhat more professional most if not all cases were heavily modded, with led fans coming out the ying yang.
I actually faired fairly well in the quake 3 torny, came about 10th out of 35, it was first too 500frags, and I had almost 200 at games end, it was a usual q3 map but with only hi-powered rail guns(one shot killed you)... it was pretty intense as there were 35 people in there and the map is by no means large meaning when you spawned you had to move fast or be cut down, and the safest parts of the map involved jumping on jump pads to get to it, once you jumped you were a very easy target.
The only strategy I had was to get to these safe spots then sit there snipping people as they tried to get up, a difficulty arose when four or more tried at once and someone spawned up there... hence not winning...but still it was awesome fun.
Well better finish this post as power is off in 1 minute...will add a little on our journey there after I get home.
Peace out all.
Saturday, July 26, 2003
Well today I got to my first Sgl a LAN party of large proportions for Australia, 550 odd people...and Fiona and I are two of them :)
Should be good actually posting from Spidey today as R2D2 is being slowed by a last minute file transfer and spidey is quick despite receiving the last minute file transfer and defragging and virus scanning, all part of my little check-up before I go to a LAN, sweet oh well the alarm went off better go.
Peace out all.
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
You know it is bad when you start a class and the first words out of a teachers mouth are "Have any of you not touched a computer before" I was stunned...for you see I am starting a part time Network Engineering course at Tafe(sorta community college) and well I would expect people who are doing said course to be well into pc's in a big way, turns out most are...
At least tonight she the teacher was more apathetic to our abilities saying she would fix it next week so we could move at our own pace...
But the other nights teacher was too busy espousing the virtues of office, geez what does she work for MicroSoft...well she did say she worked on a helpdesk maybe microsoft...see she was saying that MS office was good felt like espousing open offices auto complete but anyway... and she ended this little diatribe with and in august office 2003 comes out and I recommend you should buy it WTF? Did I walk on to the set of an infomercial...ah well...LOL
Oh yeah check out this link; BuyMusic.com good that they have finally done it but I don't think it is going to work because of a few little things on there help page: If I lose the song, can I download it again?
Once a song is on your computer, it is your responsibility. If your computer is lost or damaged, BuyMusic.com is not obligated to replace your music after it has been downloaded.
Umm exsqueeze me, what happens if I format the pc I have downloaded it on, then the song will no longer work and sucks to be me I have to buy it again, and if you agree with Microsoft you should be formatting and reinstalling every 6months, this means constant re-purchases... sorry but that ain't gonna work... and funnily although they are pushing MS's wma standard the site plays an mp3 when it starts up...LOL
Can I buy music from outside the United States?
No. Due to licensing restrictions, BuyMusic.com content is available only to residents of the United States.
Heheh another example of international ending at the USA's borders...not everyone is american people, actually most of us aren't there are more chineese and inidans..get over yourselves.
Ah well maybe after this does nothing to stem the tide of illegal music then they may actually release a version that is usable...
Peace out all, even you money hungry RIAA people.
Saturday, July 19, 2003
I am doing them on Saturday again, phworrr...LOL
1.That was good for me. Was it good for you too?" Well it wasn't. Do you say so?
Of course honesty is the best policy, I wouldn't say it right then and there otherwise it may ruin the moment, give it a bit...
2.You lose a gold watch and are reimbursed by the insurance company. A month later you find the watch. Do you return the money?
Being that only at the start of this year we were robbed and had a bitch of a time getting replacements back, I would be honest if just for other people's sake, being dishonest like this is what hinders the legitimate workings of our very society...*sits back down*
3.You recognize your favourite movie star having a quiet coffee at a deli. She is incognito to avoid being bothered. Do you approach her?
I probably would, but I would try not to let on to everyone else who she was, got to have that autograph :P
Hmm those ones were easy, not like the last few ah well.
Oh yeah I promised I'd post that gif that someone here at work made and hacked onto my site so here goes.
Hmm some wasted talent there methinks...LOL
Peace Out all.
Friday, July 18, 2003
My site was "hacked" this morning...funky... Fiona doesn't think so but anyway it was "hacked" for a matter of two hours, by "hacked" I mean someone where I work, who will remain nameless logged into the webserver where this page is and changed the picture that you see up the top there...as some of you may know this has been my signature picture of this website for 4 years now, anyway all they did was replace it with a silly remake of the picture which they had changed into an animated gif, with sick flashing lights...ewww...how 1337...But seriously I think it is flattering that they spent there time to make the picture and then further time to put it up...heheh I'll post there artistic skills when I can get the image from work.
Ah well onto other security issues, I suggest you go here and select probe my ports to see if you have any vulnerabilities that need fixing, you probably do...
Microsoft with the help of a hacker group(is there anything hackers can't do) discovered a bug in every version of windows bar the 9x series I suggest you gohere and get the fix.
Well enough of this good samaritinism, Fiona has become a gamer and is beaconing me to play quake3...
Peace Out all, especially you good little hackers.
Thursday, July 17, 2003
Modest aren't we...
No see last week I was first to post on a few of my favourite sites, zzz, and saturday scruples... W00T (more hacker speak for woohoo :P )
But onto the real issue I am 1337, I got a case number at work that relates to a problem log for one of my calls the other day and the case, yep you guessed it 1337, seems a lot of things have been happening lately that confirm my 1337 status, I got my 1337th hit to this page recently(just before I changed hosts), forgot to get a screen shot doh... Got a screenshot somewhere that I recently re-found of when I had 1337 files shared on the now crap morpheus...
Yes; This is my church. This is where I heal my hurts. For tonight, God is a webpage...heheh as Zlatko would say screaming LAME,NERD, and SAD all at the same time.
Peace out all.
Saturday, July 12, 2003
1."Angry neighbours are beating up a man they caught sexually assaulting a girl. Do you try to stop them?
Eww this is a hard one, I would want to probably join in kicking this SOB's arse, but then again, we do have laws that should be followed, I'd get some rope and tie his arse to a tree and tell the neighbours that none of us saw how he got hurt, but that we tied him after we caught him, then we call the cops so he can go to jail and make friends with a big guy named bubba...of course if he got off scot free due to expensive lawyers etc, I would inform the angry mob of this for a little karmic realignment :P
2. Your current sweetheart confesses that s/he financed college by working as a prostitute. Do you end the relationship?
Hmm if she told me at this point in time I would be really heartbroke that I wasn't told sooner and I would be mad, but no I wouldn't end the relationship.
3. Your 12-year-old son asks you to rent a PLAYBOY video for him. Do you?"
Hmm tough one, I would probably say no as what would his mum think if she saw him watching that(heheh shift the blame), but seriously there is a time and place and he would not really be old enough I don't think.
Well that is enough from me I think, some pretty tough questions this week I like.
Peace out all.
Friday, July 11, 2003
ah well I already found the weekly website though, actually it was a toss up between two, so both will be put in :P, hey it is a draw.
First cab off the ranks
Spiel: The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, the world is overpopulated, we produce to many damaging elements for this poor planet to take solution? Extinction...LOL
Favourite Quote: "May we live long and die out", nice little parody of mr spocks "live long and Prosper"(God I am geek)
My thoughts: Interesting solution to the problems, I read somewhere that at the current rate Australia will have a population of only 14/16million in 2100, so it is under population that we have to fight here, but places like india/america if they continue on there path will have 4-6billion and 1billion respectively by the year 2100 this is worrying...
Conclusion: Not a chance of me signing up I want kids, always have always will, and I think more people is a good solution to a slumping economy the only solution to over-population and the pollution problems it incurs is to move some of our population of planet, so NASA and the Russian Space agency and other private ones, pull your fingers out.
Spiel: Nothing keeps a relationship on its toes so much as lively debate. Fortunate, then, that my girlfriend and I agree on absolutely nothing. At all.
Favourite Quote: "Margaret (from the German "M' Argr et" meaning 'to be dangerously insane')." and the one about "Margaret doesn't like to watch films on the TV."
My Thoughts: Very funny website, poor guy but at least it seems she has a sense of humour otherwise it would be what me and my ex fight about...LOL. I can agree with some of it but who can't... geez even I do some of this occasionally...
Conclusion: Very funny domain, heaps cool, I had a look at the rest of his website pretty cool, obviously very funny guy.
Well gotta go
Peace out all.
Sunday, July 06, 2003
Oh I forgot to do weekly website again naughty me...hmmm so many to pick from, was gonna pick a famous blog I found. But no that is only worth that little mention. Even
this one which is funny in its own right is not enough.
No this is the weekly website.
Spiel: Just a website about stupid and absurd websites elsewhere (hmm this one isn’t there).
Favourite Quote: From the bit about CLONAID; "So what will happen the next time a pack of fraudsters comes along and says "We think that there were no people before 25,000 years ago. We think that aliens came from space and made people. We have made a baby and we beat all the real scientists who have been trying to do this"? Will the media give them credibility, or will they be told to go away and stop bothering the adults? Unfortunately, I think we all know the answer to these questions."
My thoughts: I wonder why though is Animal Liberation NSW there...ah well. All in all an interesting look at the web there are all sorts of psychos in this world especially after reading about a child detention camp in Jamaica, it just sickened me that people are that lazy they can't discipline their own kids so they send them to that hell hole.
Definitely too many crazies in the world.
Its not the voices in my head that scare me it is the voices in yours.
Conclusion: I can only draw one conclusion from this, we must laugh at the weirdo’s to show them there behaviour is only encouraged for our bemusement, "should we all crack open each others skulls and feast on the flesh inside, this reporter says YES"(kent brockman, simpsons)
Saturday scruples will be late as they haven't updated ah well...
Hmm seeing all the links above you wouldn't know my old Journal didn't allow links would you, I am not half trying to make up for it hey...Oh well post again when Saturday Scruples comes up.
Peace out all.
Thursday, July 03, 2003
But check out the google anomaly I found, read what it says in did you mean, then click there and read in did you mean again, weird it keeps going too...
Google Search: merlin
I found this while trying to search for a device I had never heard of. A newton message pad(wtf), even though he had said it was a Merlin Newton Message board?? well I found out the newton message board was actually made by apple way back when there foray into the PDA market, it is a hunk of junk, and the best bit I don't support it...YAY.
Well thus ends the first real post for the new journal, I can do it from any web browser that has the google toolbar 2.0 beta installed, or from any web browser by going to blogger.com. Sweet.
Peace out all.
Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Got jack of the old ones crappy formatting and un-customizability...was looking around and was gonna chose this one later then noticed the new google toolbar, beta2.0 lets you send links directly to this journal that synched the deal.
Got Alfa Fiona's pc working, and my new one Spidey working, YAY.
Two posts in one day...
This new one even ftps the file directly to my website pretty cool.
Well not much else to say.
Peace out all.
-Tuesday the 1st of July, 12:10pm A pinch and a punch for the first of the month. I forgot to Saturday scruples on Sunday so here they are: 1.Your 20-year-old son/daughter wants to work with a famine relief agency in a war torn country. Do you try to discourage him/her? I wouldn't discourage him/her, I think it very noble and brave of them I would just tell them how much I love them and make sure there aware of the dangers. 2.Your father is having an affair. You mother is unaware. Do you tell her? Hmm another toughie, Assuming they were still together, I wouldn't no, I would strongly encourage dad to tell her. 3."Is there a doctor on board?", the captain of your jet asks repeatedly. You're an M.D. but are drinking and seeing pink elephants. Do you answer the call? Firstly I don't like blood so the chance of me becoming a doctor are the same as the chance that we discover were all actually riding on a disc supported by elephants on the back of a giant turtle swimming through space. But maybe that would be why I was drinking so heavily who knows, hey I'd answer the call, what the hey a drunk doctor is better than none at all. I got adsl, and may I say inspired.net.au rock, I am using it right now, the connection is fine, done tests and I am getting 54KB, so it is all sweet, but the best bit was the turn-around time, on Thursday arvo I faxed through my application, Saturday morning at I was at a Lan Party, I got a call, you know have adsl the voice said...WTF? I said, I was expecting the two and half week turn-around that I had with iinet, but no...sweet. But it got me to thinking, maybe broadband is finally becoming accepted in Australian society, a scary thought, my brother wants to get it although his choice pf providers leaves a lot to be desired, no just because there big does not make them good, and yes they offer you 'free' phone calls, but seriously, you really paying for them in the crappy overpriced connection. Even my tightwad friends who have bitched and moaned about the plans structures are getting it, well actually only one of them bitched and moaned :P Yes I can see it now, parents, family and friends all online all the time, maybe next Christmas dinner or get together we can do virtually...heheh I can sit at my computer, browsing the net while web cams from all over the state film us eating our dinner :P Yeah well that’s enough ranting from me gotta go enrol for Network Engineering...YAY I got in. Peace Out all.
-Thursday the 26th of June, 1:40pm I didn't have a weekly website last Saturday I was too busy, and I didn't have a Saturday’s scruples on Sunday (wtf?) so prepare for a big catch-up. Oh yeah before I continue, go checkout my friends journals in my links section, they actually updated yikes... Firstly its *drumroll* WEEKLY WEBSITE www.innergeek.us Spiel: Set the geek within you free...mine already is but anyway. Favourite Quote: in the geek test there are several 'I want to call Microsoft Microshaft'' I am sorry I do this Microshaft isn't all that bad. To each there own I just do this from force of habit...also another one 'I want a hundred sided dice' well I already have one somewhere but I don't use it :P My Thoughts: Why do I no-longer find the term geek derogatory? Ah well. Fun site though, but I have done a hundred geek-tests, with varying scores(this is my lowest I guess) but this one was pretty concise, with lots of questions and stuff that obvious non-geeks wouldn't know. See the link above for my 100%geek result...heheh Conclusion: All I can say is 62.32742% - Extreme Geek And Now for *drumroll* Saturday Scruples...*cheer* 1. Tidying up, you come across your teenage daughter's diary. Do you read it? Although this would be tempting, and I would want to make sure she wasn't in any trouble, I wouldn't cause that would be breaking her trust. But probably being a geek like her dad, she would have an online diary anyway, so I would probably be invited to read it. 2. An executive at a large company will give you a big contract but demands a cash kickback. Do you agree to pay? Hmm this is another tough one, but that is why they are called scruples, hmm I probably would take it not only for fear reprisal but to be fair to other people bidding for the contract. 3. You work closely with a colleague who has a bad stutter. When he struggles to finish sentences, do you help? Well as being someone who used to stutter a little bbbit :P I wouldn't mind and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Sorry for the long post I will get a connection at home soon promise... Peace Out all. -Wednesday the 18th of June, 10:05am 'Its all fun and games till someone thinks its assault' There is a story behind this amusing quip. See Fiona and I were taking a box out to the car to put down in our garage, and I took the lead as I thought being taller it would be easier for me to go down the stairs at the bottom of the box. once down the stairs Fiona started being silly trying to push forward while still holding the box and trying to kick me in the butt. I retaliated by steering the back part of the box into trees and branches. We then got out onto the alley way and put the box in the boot of my car, then she hit me in the butt again, that’s not fair I said and both of us giggling I proceeded to kick around her defences and kick her in the butt... then a woman from one of the apartments that faces onto the alley yelled out 'are you ok down there?' I replied back 'were fine' Before both of us got in the car and I said the infamous quote of the day :P Then we discussed who she thought was in trouble. Fiona or I...hmm...LOL. But I guess it is good someone cared. Well that is all from me going to the gong now for our final inspection of Gipps rd, then we are all done...yay No real internet at the moment...I am a prepaid customer...ahhhhh...that was an ordeal setting it up I don't think the tech was used to smart prepaid customers...Gonna get adsl soon. Peace out all.
-Sunday the 15th of June, 5:10pm
OMG little kid out there in derro-land will you please stop calling me...This little *expletive* has been calling me and my colleague all day, asking first for his uncle, then saying inane things, like they didn't see me...wtf?
He just called up and went memememem, then called back and said it was his cat, I told him to go speak to his parents, and tell them to help him... he is wasting there money not-nice. Anyway *drumroll* on to Saturday Scrupples...YAY
1.You own a restaurant and serve fresh rolls with every meal. Often they're returned to the kitchen seemingly untouched. Do you serve them again?
Hell no that is just icky, sure I might throw them at a silly chef but that is about all...
2. In a close fight for re-election, you learn that your rival recently had a nervous breakdown. Do you leak this to the media? If I thought it would hinder his ability to lead though, what kind of election we talking here, club president, or President of The USA etc...Hmm if it was just something little like club president I wouldn't, unless they were an asshole :P
3.You have a clear view of an attractive neighbor who does yoga in the nude. Do you ask this person to draw the curtains? Well seeing as the other day carrying some stuff in from the car I clearly saw some woman in apartments across the road getting her bra and top on, no I wouldn't, but it is not like I would sell tickets and actively seek out to watch it either...it would be too weird to go over there.
Well it looks like the kid got the hint and hasn't called back, yay me. Peace out all even the little kid.
-Saturday the 14th of June, 12:35pm Heheh I took a page from my last post and am adding a new weekly game. Weekly Website... a bit lame, and a bit silly, and also annoying that my journal provider doesn't allow me to use html, so I can't put in links :( May think about moving, but if they put in html, may think about donating :) Any way the rules of this game are simple, I put up a URL of a website I have found interesting during my travels during the week and comment on it...Hmm well the first one I found to put in is interesting. www.iusedtobelieve.com Spiel: Very interesting site that lists peoples strange beliefs when they were kids. Favourite Quote: "I used to wonder when reading the obituary column how people always managed to die in alphabetical order." My thoughts: Heheh nice idea for a website. I had a couple misconceptions when I was young too, both seemingly caused by my Dad...lol. I used to think the little rubber strips on the backs of cars that touch the road were to stop car sickness, cause I asked dad and that is what he said, my uncle being one for hating incorrect information told me the truth about grounding electricity.
Up until I was about 6 I used to think dump trucks took the food from the back of my throat to my stomach another dadism. After I learnt the truth from our encyclopaedias I decided to keep agreeing to it as a way to getting out of finishing my dinner but still having room for desert, "the dinner trucks are full but the desert trucks are still empty" :P I also knew that bunnies didn't lay eggs, and hence there was no easter bunny but an easter rooster(yes I know roosters are male) but he just delivered the eggs, from the chickens. That’s about all at the moment, my sister will gladly tell you of when I was even younger that I used to "post the toast" through our Beta VCR slot so dad could have some at work, but that was her evil doing. Conclusion: Interesting site, interesting, idea, Makes me feel less stupid about my misconceptions. Anyone have any childhood misconceptions they would like to share post them on my board. Peace out all
-Sunday the 8th of June, 1:43pm Time to play Saturday scruples YAYYYY!...LOL, yes I know it says Sunday up the top but you understand timezone difference, internet somewhat American centric... But first some back ground. I was looking around the net at some sites as you do and I came across another Blog, I know that's what everyone else calls these thingy's but mine is a journal, I am different, I am special,"yes in many ways"(robin williams).
So anyway I was looking at other popular blogs(mine is successful as it is a place for me to rant and record moments, but not popular cause it is well pretty boring), anyway I came across this one that was well interesting, there was a link on the page to Blog.hotornot.com (no my journal provider won't let me link yet(edit:new journal provider)) so I went there and it is like a huge list of blogs with there rating, w00t, I thought and submitted mine, hello all you blog.hotornot.com peoples are we having fun yet? Anyway I was looking through the bloggs and damn there good, one had this saturday scruples thingy, see you go to the website copy the scruples into your blog and answer them, then link on the site to your blog, the answers look funny, so now I have something that will make me post at least weekly :P So here goes.
1.You're asked to give a eulogy for an uncle who was an S.O.B. Do you refuse? Hmm, well I know he is a bastard, all my family self included are, hey I am even Church Sanctioned :P But yeah I probably would for the good of the family.
2.At a phone booth, you need the list of antique stores in the yellow pages. Do you rip it out? Hell no, how mean is that, I'd write down the ones that look good in my pda like a true Ubergeek.
3.While your mate is out sailing, you enjoy the sudsy hot tub at the resort. A drop-dead sexy stranger caresses your foot and smiles charmingly. Do you go for it? Only if it was my Fiona, whats the mate got to do with it?(see I am a bastardo) Well that didn't go too bad, well see how it fares.
Peace out all.
-Satruday the 7th of June, 4:26pm So here I am at work again *sigh*. I miss my Foxy. Looking at gigabit switches online at the moment, awesome want one or several...heheh hmmm updated my dream journal today, and I am moving again back to the Sutherland shire, date is set to the 10th... Oh funny story, I needed some money to pay the new bond so I reordered my previously discarded AGC card, I was originally told it would b 3-5 days fine I thought it will get here just in the nick of time...call back later to check on its progress, and they say nooo it won't be there for 7-10 working days...WTF shit, shit, shit, so we manage to scrape together the cash then on the 5th day I get the card, heheh I did get it in 3-5 stoopid agc... Oh I went to see Eurovision the other week at Zlatkos new place yes he moved out shock horror, what’s next cold fussion, anyway. The main reason I went was cause of his Eurovision Party, see Eurovision was on TV, and it was supposedly funny last year so he invited heaps of people, I went straight form work, goddamn it was a crack-up, everyone bouncing jokes off each other back and forth and morphing dresses(check out my dream journal), plus some funny singers, and an interesting drinking game that I didn't really take part in unless you count doing shots of vanilla coke...YUM. Hmm trying to think of some memorable quotes...but it was too long ago someone post some on my board for me thanx.
Peace out All.
-Sunday the 17th of May, 4:19pm Played munchkin last night for the first time it was pretty good, Zlatko, Peter(aka figo) and Michael(aka chook) Came over and we played it is a card game similar to magic:the gathering(maybe never played it though :P ) it is a send-up it is pretty funny, inspired me to get off my ass and finish construction of my card game, be prepared :P Got the next three days off starting tomorrow, YAY, and I get to spend them with my baby Double YAY...heheh. Finished modding alfa and spidey to some extent pictures up soon... Peace out all.
-Friday the 16th of May, 11:57am Matrix Reloaded rawked :) I am so glad we did what we did, Michael, Peter and Myself left early as I said in my last entry to go to have dinner. Ended up we had to have a quick dinner at KFC...lol. Then we got to the cinema for the 9pm screening of Matrix (1). It was as good as always, then there was a 45minute break and Matrix Reloaded started, it rawked. It was the best way to do it, watching the first one first gave me reference for the second one, definitely a must see. Then we waited for the supposed trailer of the third one, after the credits finished it seemed it wasn't going to show itself, then it came the Matrix Revolutions Trailer, awesome. It was a good night it is a really good movie, and it really explained a lot from the first one I would recommend to everyone that they watch the first one before they go see the sequel. I can't give away too much as I know heaps of people have yet to see it. Just spent almost twenty minutes with a swiss-american trying to explain what a "t" was, I said everything from t for tango, t for thomas to asking him what the letter after s was, he didn't know. I was trying to spell out hotpop to him, so he could get email account that would work on gprs, I eventually got there when I said T for t-mobile. He kept saying in a thick accent with little grammatical or vocal correctness that I should learn the english language and how to spell things out, I proceeded through gritted teeth to explain the phoenetic alphabet, but he didn't get it he was a wheel of fortune alphabet person :P
Peace out all, especially swiss-americans.
-Thursday the 15th of May, 4:20pm Happy birthday to me, for yesterday, happy birthday to me for yesterday, happy birthday dear morgan...happy birthday to me...for yesterday :P Yes it was my birthday yesterday, it was pretty good, had lunch of prawns and oysters with dad yumm... then veal at mums...double yumm back at work today, but got a bonus I got better webhosting, now hosting my site via work...YAY, it is more reliable than the now seemingly not working web1000.com We got a big tv too, it is cool. Fiona and I tried to play good cop bad cop on the sales rep but he was old, and had only just made a big sale so he didn't care, we have done the good cop bad cop thing before and were successful when we bought her desk, but it didn't work this time. Well going to matrix 1 and 2 tonight and having dinner with my mates, so I better go. Peace out all.
-Sunday the 11th of May, 4:40pm Happy mothers day :) Went to the german club last night to celebrate, my sister announced the engagement to matthew and leanne before I could get a chance but that’s ok...lol, it was fun and I still feel stuffed. Afterwards we went back to dads to play bullshit for those who have seen how to lose a guy in ten days they'll know what I mean, those who haven't it is a card game aka lier. We also played shithead which was fun and 100up, hey that gives me an idea, I am gonna start a storey's rules bit to this website :P, and no zlatko I am not gonna have our F*&%ed up risk rules I admit they were stupid. Now it is time to do a little time travel, metaphorically anyway, I found a really old website of mine still on geocities(yukk) so here is the URL it actually shows up under some weird google searches but anyway, I have added comments to the top of the index and each of the linked pages and seeing as google is linking it I'll link to here from it and feed off that semi-popularity :P Also soon I will be putting up another dream diary a post 2002 one, as I found a dream diary from 1996...yikes, I wrote some of it in a code I can't remember so those ones won't be put up but the rest will... Oh well that is it from me.
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 8th of May, 12:43pm Back at work after a nice long break, ah well all good things come to an end, so everyone knows on the 5ht Fiona and I got engaged, yes Engaged YAY, I so lucky. We went to Scarborough and had a picnic, it was good, yes we are ENGAGED to be Married. Have started the modding of two new pc's Alfa and Spidey, still don't have the actual bits except for the case :P but I'll get there... They're nice and red though, so are my fingers. Went to cebits day before yesterday, it was the opening day and it was pretty good, despite there not being half the stuff that cebit Hanover had...no z1010 or samsung watchphone grrr...I gotta see there menu structure etc...Fiona and Chook and I went along to cebits, we caught the train from the north side of the city as there is free parking over there. Chook didn't notice Fiona's Engagement ring so I told him over lunch at Cebits. When we got to Cebits we vacuumed several pens and leaflets, there was this little conference about video conferencing that Fiona and I decided to watch, it was interesting, and I asked at the end during question time, wether there video conferencing would tie in with video phones so that the experience could be wireless, she said it was still in the works. But for being the first person to ask a question I got to spin "the wheel" a chocolate wheel with lots of numbers on it, I thought the numbers related to the chairs people were siting on so I spun it and landed on like number 98, which was part of a section that had a nortel sticker in it. The host said congrats you win a wine cooler, whoopie I thought, then sat down next to Fiona who said but we don't drink and I suggested other uses like keeping it and using to keep softdrink cool on long trips, that’s when we saw the next winner win a 64mb thumbdrive, which Fiona had said she had wanted earlier at another stand. So after the question time was over when I answered one before everyone but I think they didn't want me spinning the wheel again, # yes this is called the pound sign in the USA, but it is actually the hash symbol. Anyway after the question time was over Fiona prompted me to say we don't drink and attempt to get a thumbdrive, I did, and I scored myself a 64mb thumbdrive, horah another gadget :) Later that day Fiona had me dive to get the seemingly last pen from part of the Microsoft Solution6 stand. Only managed to get one pen, later more were produced but a little man that reminded me of danny devitto held on to them for dear life, I tried making smalltalk, he didn't release the pens, I tried further no go, then when Fiona showed me it had a bubble blower in it, I said I am gonna get one, I walked over to him and said can I have a pen, he said no, are you gonna buy the software, I said no there aren't that many people where I work, he had said earlier that it was designed to manage 150+ people. He said ok, and after some further deliberation handed me one. All in all this years cebits wasn't too bad. It was more fun cause Fiona and I trying to get pens and stuff :) Well back to the grind. Peace out all, even pen Nazis.
-Saturday the 3rd of May, 3:33am Just come back from a friends place after going out to see X-men 2, which rocked btw, wolverine finally uses his claws...But no gambit, WTF...not even the supposed hint. So now I went all over the net and looked at rumour pages interesting stuff... Finished my 9 day stretch of work...eek, glad to have some time off, to catch up on stuff, gonna build spidey and alfa to on my time off. Gonna see my Fiona too :X Hehe sitting at work today we here a crash thump, some driver had not been watching what he was doing and mounted the curb outside my works window, he was going fast enough, and mounted it on such an angle that he grazed the trees taking a little bit with him as well as knocking over some of the littler trees, then he stopped down the road and let someone out(I would have wanted out too) it was then I noticed a girl who must have been walking along the curb near where the car had come to a stop she looked rather shaken see it seems the car was dropping off someone to meet her and then walk somewhere, and she saw there stupidity...LOL. They only hit the tree at about 30km/h max but it was still funny... So tired I prolly not making any sense... good night
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 1st of May, 1:27pm OMG haven't posted in a month, bad morgan, bad morgan...Hmm lets see to recap, got my new laptop, I carry it everywhere so no chance of it being stolen, and due to this carrying of it everywhere I have discovered the joys of wardriving, I don't do anything malicious though, I just wanna get what they got shared, LEECH...and if there network be not secure advise them of this. Funny story today, I am at work for my 8th day in a row I am doing 9 total, then I get 5 days off...YAY. But yesterday at work we were advised there maybe some trouble today as there was gonna be a protest outside our building, I work in an office that is part of the University of Wollongong. So 12 o'clock(the scheduled hour of protest) has come and gone, and no protesters, I wanted some food and our vending machine is broke, I ate all my pack lunch :P So I ventured out our locked doors I had my card I went with a mate from work, as we walked passes a group of guards we asked it seems the protestors still hadn't showed, we walked to the heart of the uni, the food court, I got a pack of ham and mustard chips...YUM and a chocolate bar...only three bucks good value...On the way back there were the usual plethora of uni students and we passed a guy on a bike holding a sign reading check the ITC for WMD, now ITC is part of the Building I work in, but WTF is WMD... I joked that it was Weapons of Mass Destruction, then Richard said nah probably something about mustard gas as we had had an air-con fault a few weeks back that had made our office stink, he said they were prolly testing it on us...LOL. Then when we got back to enter the office the security guards recognised us and let us in, one of there number had just rode up and said there still all at the uni-bar, there is only about ten of them. I joked only ten and there stuck at the bar getting drunk...LOL damn uni students...Ah well almost time to log back in and take some stoopid callers...
Peace out All
-Saturday the 8th of March, 10:42am Went to another LAN last sunday, it wasn't bad, I somehow managed to kill a couple of the baddies we were playing against in a comp, even though there skill was unbelievable... I would like to send a big 62gb Thankyou out to Stark too :P Not much going on atm, got a court order for Mr M... my adsl goes down today, bye bye Iinet, will signup for igreen (if there still around) may 20th... Oh yeah today is a special day, not only is international women’s day (peace out ladies), but it is also a special day for a curious website, www.8march2003.com Its a fake but a good one, well we'll see if it is a fake :P Hmm well that’s all from me, siting here talking to stupid customers waiting for 4:05pm...
Peace Out All, and yes I am wearing my little alfoil hat :P
-Thursday the 13th of Febuary, 11:53am Yikes almost a month since last post I naughty... I was gonna post like three or four times in the last month and even wrote most of the post but forgot to submit it... Ahh well. Hmm still haven't been paid by our previous lanlord, when we do as we have already paid Dad back etc, were gonna use it to build Fiona a pc...YAY, late night AOM and BF sessions here we come :P Been playing isketch little bit lately it is heaps fun, sorta like pictionary online. Worked ot on tuesday (geez I am masachistic), and maybe getting an ex-teletechian here working with me, more on that later :) Other than that, been having LAN parties every second week training ourselves (LOL) to be good for Tasty lan well I have also updated my WAP page and updated my dream journal.
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 16th of January, 10:26pm I have become a gamer, no please don't leave... oh well. See it all happened so fast. Besides the award I have linked to above I am not your typical geek rarely have I online multiplayered, I prefer programming web pages surfing and researching stuff on the net. But I went to a lan with the intent of leching a bit(I spoke of this lan earlier) I got there and realised although there was almost a terrabyte of goodness available I only had almost a gigabyte of space available ah well... So I decided stuff it I'll start gaming, all they were playing was CS...yukkk I thought, I hate its pixelated glory, give me Battlefield 1942 anyday. So I connected played killed someone who was top of the board got stoked with myself and became addicted, when I got home I though, well my ISP have there own servers lets go... I played till 2am, went to work the next day game home for a game during lunch...eek I am an addict. You know what is worse though, no only am I thinking about gaming right now, but I am about to go have a game :P Seriously though, it is just something to pass the time while my Fiona is at work and also something to do with the boyz...LOL You may well wonder what all the asterix/stars are for well it is so when I reformat this page to html I can be lazy and just replace all asterix's with line down commands :P Peace out all(even nasty counter terrorists)
-Sunday the 12th of January, 4:55pm. Been a while since I have posted been busy securing our house and belongings as well as seeing the insurance assessor, only just managed to get this journal up online. The year has got better the, insurance assessor was a nice guy who seems to be trying to get us equivalent stuff back, and better yet on thrusday, we got the Mr M, not the Mr M we thought but anyway... See what happened if you read last years journal was that we were kicked out of our last house due to our scumby landlord not paying his mortgage... so we took him to the rental tribunal (aka sued his ass till next tuesday) we sat down in front of the judge and he called out the names ours went first then this guy we had never seen before put up his hand, saying he was Mr M... WTF? we had met Mr M and his wife an old croation couple... ah well we were led to a meeting room were we were supposed to try and nut things out on our own, he requested to see our receipts we handed them over we argued back and forth, me having to pull on the bit to stop Fiona from trampling this poor guy, then he said "well there isn't much room for negotiation, lets say we make it an even $1200 (we only claimed $1206) we said fine and waited for a JP/mediator to make the official legally binding order which she did. As we waited though we chatted some, all three of us laughing as I am sure the mediator we had heard next door in a different case, and they sounded very male, then the security guard came in and said she(referring to the mediator) will be in a minute. All three of us looked at one another and Fiona said if that’s a she then... all perplexed expecting this man-woman-beast to step in the door at any moment. It ended up that the voice we heard was either the defendant or the plaintiff... it was a she. She formally did it all, filled out the paperwork and we left. On the way out Mr M said "sorry for all this" maybe he wasn't so bad after all. the year is looking up. I went to a LAN party last night, got in a couple good games and leeched some stuff it was very much fun, but not long enough, came home and gamed some online, YAY I am so addicted now... Well sorry bout the long post people if I posted more often this wouldn't happen. I need some encouragement post on my board :P
Peace out all.
-Wednesday the 1st of January, no time. We got broken into last night. Not nice Mr derelict man. Kitt is no longer with us, and Family heirlooms are missing, but we are ok, a little shaken but ok, we'll get through it, and come out better off more prepared and tougher. I know this is a pretty bad post for a first one of the new year but it happens, I know this isn't a sign of things to come. Peace out all.(even to the lowlife who stole from us)
-Wednesday the 25th of December, 5:20pm
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but my dear it so delightful... Merry Christmas everyone. Oh the other day shopping for Christmas presents as you do and in the mall there were heaps of these little stands selling nick-nacks, I had a look at them, interesting, then I came to this one that had jewellery and some budda statues, hidden amongst the jewellery was a tongue stud that said stated quite proudly, "vibrating pleasure tongue stud" what the???? Anyway there’s me bringing it down another level again.
Oh I though of my dilemma I had the other day what with the over population over consumption, Australia is right, I remembered we produce enough food to feed 150million people heheh, so even if we are the technically inept of the western world we still got enough food to survive.
Sucks for america there population is only marginally smaller than the food production(increase in population will destroy there equlibrium) and the technical ineptness I see in them daily leads me to believe they are worse than us. SMS anyone, poor americans don't know what sms is unless I have spent an hour explaining it... One person where I work put up a good point 'they don't know what sms is cause unlike most cultures they like the sounds of there own voices too much'
Any way enough ragging on Americans there are some good ones too as I have said, though they don't be calling me.
Peace out all.
-Friday the 20th of December, 7:33pm
Yay we got dvd's today, Fiona and I a week ago went Christmas shopping and saw many a dvd we wanted, well they were lay-buy'd and now there in my hot little hands :)
I was thinking about this on my way out of the super market I had almost 100 cans of softdrink in the boot and sausages, chips milk you know the usual, oh and a nice cold caramelo drink in my hand *drooool. So anyway I was thinking, geez I am lucky and I had a thought. See humans are so in to self preservation. They don't see the bigger picture, we procreate and consume all the same, one day the food we take for granted will no longer exist due to overpopulation and then I hope I look back and remember how much I enjoyed that caramelo drink or the sausages or all the consuming I did...
Well that was nice and morbid... not to worry people we'll probably just have another disease of black plague proportions to thin out the numbers (just said that to drop it down a noch).
Oh my I know why I am so morbid the thing that served me in the supermarket was a goth(no offence intended) her sadness and self pity must have rubbed off...ahh... :P
Peace out all.
-Saturday the 14th of December, 2:18pm
I been a bad little boy... after promising I would update the journal everyday, I slack off and don't update it for almost a month, naughty Morgan. I can blame the move and all involved in doing so, I can blame no proper internet connection at home(we have adsl now) or I can simply blame myself which is the true culprit. I was gonna use my blistering fast temporary 28.8 connection to put up a thing saying I was on Hiatus but kept forgetting. Ah well I sorry any that actually take the time out to read this.
*shift the blame* OR I could blame my few readers/friends etc, only one of whom has posted on my board :(
I sorry this is suppose to be a diary, so to ponder, hmm but what to ponder. Hmm I am thinking of starting a business soon to sell computers and pdas and mobile phones and web design, as well as support for them and setup. I already have a source for mobile phones and computers parts and pda's I just need to pull the finger from the proverbial and jump to it, hmm I think I'll design my flier today.
Peace out all(SIGN THE BOARD)
-Friday the 22nd of November, 8:05pm
You are now entering slow fog...LOL that is one of the signs I saw on the way back to our old house the other day, and I joked with Fiona that I had been affected by it and started going dahh, and being silly... but I kid you not a person with the surname of winslow called me today and damn I think she must have been born and raise in the midst of slow fog...Not being sexist or anything but I have never had a caller with a technical issue who was a woman who had problems following directions, usually there pretty good, and the guys think they know better...LOL but this woman was infuriating... ah well you get them.
Like an article I read the other day stating scientists have worked out why blondes seem stupider... because the gene that produces blonde hair also reduces the production of zinc in the blood during the gowing years, this zinc is needed for brain cell production...LOL proof positive... that blondes will be smarter if they get there zinc during there early years...LOL... you'll never guess what a large source of zinc is too...ok I am not going there...
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 21st of November, 7:05pm
well the move is done... can I say goddamn, I have to thank Dad and Anthea for unpacking the truck, even though we asked them to wait for us to help. Most of all I would like to thank Fiona for having the patience and the faith in me to move to Wollongong.
But it ain't done yet everything, and I mean everything needs to be unpacked and there isn't that much time on either of our hans...ah well.
Back at work today, and either I got a cold or I am allergic to the plethora of things including but not limited to the inhalation of grass, rocks, dust and dirt. Well sorry to everyone for posting this a day late but I don't have the net at home at the moment...
Peace out all.
-Sunday the 17th of November, 6:02pm
Went out last night with Zlatko and some of his friends from various locals... interesting night, some interesting conversations going around the table, some good little nuances of preconceptions on Zlatkos part as per usual...
Anyway got to work this morning still attempting to configure the new testing machine with windows 2000 server and exchange server 2000, wouldn't let me install exchange as active directory wasn't installed, and it wouldn't let me install that... looking through the options reminded me of an sms I was sent some time back that is very apt here 'Stupid trees and forests in win2k server I think I need a degree in environmental science instead of IT :)'
Yes damn win2k, damn them trying to relate it to us thereby making more complex than it has to be... well I finally got active directory installed, the wonders of a several reboots...LOL, then I couldn't install exchange cause I needed Internet information server running, I installed it, reboot(which seems to be taking longer each time) then it says need minimum service pack 1, install service pack three, no need for a reboot...YIPPEEEE... install exchange server... reboot, almost twenty minutes later it comes up, try adding accounts it won't let me... by this stage I am holding back the curse words due to being in the presence of a somewhat fragile female of the species. Reboot, it comes back up in about 40seconds... I begin to fear something is wrong it shouldn't have booted so quickly... I check active directory, all services running and what I can add users... thank god I don't need to reboot again today, home time now :P
Damn it I am only up to 800 meter on my mouse odometer...LOL I wanted to break 1 kilometre.
Peace out all.
-Saturday the 16th of November, 5:23
Yay I have somewhere to live, the gracious people at our new real estate agent gave us the house, of course I couldn't have laid it on thicker. I was talking to the receptionist the day I was planning to look at the place saying how our previous dodgy landlords didn't pay there mortgage hence giving me only a little amount of time to find a suitable place... all I ask is a roof over my head I was saying in between my words... well it worked I walked back in there and she said 'hello Morgan you got the place I hear', I said 'yep' here to pay the first weeks rent as a deposit, she said good, I'll cross it off now and take the keys down so no one else can look at it cause I know how keen you are.
Heheh played beautifully if I do say so myself.
Oh I added another section called downloads, it just has commonly used freeware programs and stuff, check it out there is a download of the week too which I will keep updating probably as regularly as I update this...lol
Anyway back to the grindstone.
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 14th of November, 1:05pm
Can we say lazy... I know I haven't made a post for a while so be prepared for a long one as catchup.
Hehe We had a fire drill at work last week it was cool, of course this fire drill involved on someone’s fore-thought the purchase of a frisbee and we went out to our meeting point on the oval and played with the frisbee for almost an hour, there were alot of jokes about this being the only time the programmers saw the sun or played a game that didn't require a good framerate.
The next couple of days were just usual work days I then had my weekend starting aptly on monday, I was going to go to the mall near where we are but didn't as I stuffed around too much, next day I went to do some errands and I thought as I got there listening to my mp3 player in the car that what the hey I would take it into the mall and listen while I walked around. What did I need to hear the stupid barry manalo mall music... anyway so I am walking through the mall headphones blaring alone in my own world; to paraphrase the singer I was listening too at the time, and I notice heaps of people are giving me strange looks I pull my headphones off and realize how loud I had it on, I turn it down but I still receive these same looks, then I notice something, no one, not a single person walking around me is using a personal stereo of any kind. Some have them but are not listening to me, is there some need to have your hearing senses alert and ready while at the mall? Come to think of it this is the first time I have worn headphones while at a mall too... hmm is this one of those unwritten law thingy's. Usually the only people you see on the street listening to music are ones that are alone with no one to talk to. Seeing as my baby was at work I fit this category but most of the people staring at me also fit this category. I finished off lunch and put my headphones away, as I walked around some more the stares had stopped...weird.
The next couple days were usual weekend stuff, then back to work. While I was at work we had another visit by the sheriff...YAY (sarcasm). This time he served us with an eviction, oh this is great, we have till the 28th otherwise I am assuming we will be forcibly removed. Horray the mangoses for being bums and not paying there mortgage. Well at least since then I have found a place, but yikes that just isn't nice, but they'll get there’s... things always even out :P
Specially when we sue there arse to next tuesday.
On Saturday I started to feel ill, so I was downing panadol actually they were heron but same thing... these were vanilla coated and one time they stayed in my mouth a bit longer than usual and I washed them down with some pepsi, ah it tasted like vanilla coke...yumm... vanillay, cafeinney, pain killing goodness.
My Fiona ventured down to Wollongong to escort me home safely that night isn't she sweet.
I all better now and back at work, I checked my website no one has posted on my board poor Morgan :(
Peace out all.
-Saturday the 2nd of November, 5:20pm
What am I still doing at work, well I have resumed my attempt at mass transit by catching the train...my train doesn't get to the station till 5:40 so I'll leave soon.
Yesterday was an interesting day, first I started at 11 to go through till 8pm, that was ok, but we had a fire drill at 11 so as soon as I logged in out we went to play frisbee in the oval next to work, I am proud to say WDS were the first all out of the building.
So we played frisbee for like an hour then the drill was over... LOL then we went inside, a couple hours later big annual staff meeting, won't go into detail, but it was interesting to, the times they are a changing.
I am now against getting a powerful car as my next car due to new speed penalties in Australia that can see you losing your license for a month just for going a small amount over the speed limit. I am thinking of getting something that is cheap to run, I am thinking of a cityCAT from www.zeropollution.com
Any way I miss my Fiona, and I don’t want to miss my train next one isn’t till 7.
Peace Out All.
-Sunday the 26th of October, 3:51pm
I changed the journal page slightly and have added a link over on the left called alt message board, the reason for this is long and odd...
Well see what happened was the other link opens the message board in the centre frame and for some reason that doesn't allow you to stay logged in. After extensive testing I decide it was probably due to there asp script so I am leaving the link there so they can have a look and am putting a link to the message board down the bottom of the menu page called 'alternate message board, so click there and it will pop-up my message board.
Gonna do some more site redesigning on the weekend. Change formatting, finish filling the pages I currently have and added some more pages such as downloads... any way this wasn't really a journal post just an update on what is going on. Hmm I guess that is still a journal though. Not many posts on the board at the moment, I guess that is due to the bug, but post now...
Peace out all.
-Friday the 25th of October, 3:15pm
Phear my 1337 skillz
Yay I get to play with hardware...yummy yummy hardware at work today... I am setting up a wifi/dial in server for testing purposes. Got a 802.11 router with 4 rj45 ports and a wan connecter for dsl/cable...also organising a dsl connection for work.
Any way... back to the 1337 sKillz part, I learnt how to program more java script the other day as you may have noticed :) and the other thing I am very proud of is I no longer have to update my journal to my wap page manually I worked out how to re-route googles wap proxy to display this very journal...oh my 1337ness astounds even me :P
so now all those 0 people who have actually seen my wap site don't need to wait months for an update to my wap journal it automatically updates when I update this one...
Any way better leave before my ego fills these pages. Plus there is hardware to be configured.
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 24th of October, 5:55
Hmmm guess what I am writing this entry form my dads place, I am using his computer.
Here comes the testosterone induced part of the post.
Yesterday in sheep-like fashion I went to the motor show in darling harbour, not alone in the herd I went with Dad and Matthew my brother... it was really cool, lots of nice cars, they did have the fabled manual subaru outback h6 3.0l with cloth trim there but although I really like the look of it, I can't justify 43000 for a car that is essentially just a 6 cylinder version of my current car... hmm but on the way there Matthew showed me a nice car in one of his car mags, a straight 6 twin turbo station wagon.... gimmmmeee, and what more they can be imported with 50 odd thousand kilometres on the clock for about 20k...YAY, I think I have found my next car, I'll get one in about a year if I can afford the insurance and the deposit...
But while at the motor show I saw some interesting things the knew bmw's and mercs that have inbuilt blue tooth to connect to your phone so you press a button on the steering wheel and your phone answers the incoming call and puts it through the cars internal speakers...nice.
That is when I had the thought, geez this crowd looks almost the same as the cebits and comdex (two it exhibitions that I have been to at the same centre) only more casual, but still, tweaking, still yerning for better than what they have... some like me were probably from both crowds (though the most tweaking I have done on my car is change the spark plugs or run on premium). It is very odd a crowd driven by performance and bettering the last guy.
Hmm well that’s my inane ramble, I think I might start trying to update this everyday.
Peace out all.
-Friday the 11th of October, 12:35
I had two dreams last night, checkout my dream journal under other journals...
Hmm other than that not much happening, I had lunch with my sister yesterday, cause she is still doing uni in wollongong, she had just had a tutorial about web design and her and I were talking about her major project a webpage about her worth 80% of her final mark...YIKES, and the tutor said you have to use this grade A crap program cause it is the only one that'll upload your links correctly, I said BS, you should be able to use dreamweaver the best program by far or at least notepad, as long as you do the links right... then she said well he also said we can't use frontpage, I said well der that is probably cause the server your uploading to doesn't support frontpage extensions and the program he wants you to use will save the page in raw format, without its own extensions, I said use dreamweaver, it is better. I explained some stuff to her, she ended it with damn you know more than my tutor an honours student in graphic design specialising in web design... heheh ah just what my ego needed a bit of a boost...LOL
Anyway I eventually even suggested an online journal like this one, so I may have some competition or at least somewhere else I have to link to soon... Speaking of which I hope my cute little fox gets her page up soon so I can link it...
Well peace out all, even no-nothing web tutors :P
-Sunday the 6th of October, 4:20pm
Again another nice sunny day... :(
Ah well not much to report today, Tired, missing my Fiona, its quiet at work, oh yeah I setup a new message board seems the old one never would have been fixed, so it is up go post something. Oh yeah sorry in advanced there may be popups... I sorry, I'll put a downloads page up soon with some stuff that should fix it.
Looked at my statistics today supposedly over 9000 people have viewed my site since my switch to the new service provider, and 2000 of those hits were done with non ie/netscape browsers...yikes that is a large proportion, I don't even know if my page works properly on those other browsers...well I now know it works on mozilla... but that is still odd, hey I have 150 odd hits from ie3.0 or below...aHHH what are you people doing, see I don't have to care bout them cause they can't read the journal proper as it is an inline frame... but surprising that mozilla can.
Well Peace out all.
-Saturday the 5th of October, 9:30am
It is such a nice day and I am at work :(
I should be at the beach soaking up the sun and swimming...
Anyway, nuff of my whinging... I have vanilla coke with me today, for those of you who don't know in Australia they have started selling vanilla coke, (in america they sell all freaky types) but in this case the vanilla coke seems to only (at the moment) be on sale at central station... it is yummy though as both fiona and I agreed a very girly drink and should therefore be in diet coke form... or in both forms cause then I can still drink it without the disgust of having nutra-sweet :P
Hmm Oh yeah, last night I came home and that car from the 12th of december was still parked outside our place, me and Fiona have spoke about it a few times. It has no number plate and seems to be brand spanking new... So well I thought geez it has been there for almost 4 weeks now and it is brand new there is something strange going on, and I am pretty sure it hasn't moved an inch.
So Fiona eventually gets me to call the Police to get them to check it out, we are day dreaming the whole time about how it may not be claimed and we'll get to keep it...LOL
So anyway I completely forgot that I had called the cops and we go out to my car to go get some chicken for dinner, and there are some Police Officers, 4 of them to be precise. I decide to walk over to see what’s up, I identify myself as the person who phoned it in.
They have already opened the car and have read the engine number to check who owns it, there is another one looking through the car to check for some kind of clue... She then finds a David Jones (department store) account bill, for a person by the name of David Jones. Just then another Police officer arrives on the scene saying the car was last bought by a David Jones of Sutherland(right near were we live) the police officer with the bill in her hand then says sounds like a fake name. You said it lady... any way so we go back to our car me telling the Police to have fun as they make jokes at David Jones with his david jones account.
We get in the car and the day dreaming furthers on about drug dealers and fake identities... But it makes me feel a bit safer, a brand spanking new car sat out on the street in our area for four weeks without getting illegally broken into or stolen...YAY.
Oh yeah and David Jones of Sutherland if you don't want your car (obviously) we'll have it :P
Anyway Peace out all.
-Wednesday the 2nd of October, 1:25pm
New month. I am at a lan party YAY... Joes famous lan. Mostly just having my arse handed to me by other people who actually play games outside of lan parties. Ah well I am having fun, and on the rare occasion that I actually whoop someone else’s arse it is made all the sweeter by my earlier defeat.
Hmm bit of disproportionate transfers there.... 21gb uploaded since lans start, 1.5gb downloaded...
I am caffeined up and have for once in my life slept very little. Ah the joy of lan parties. Well back to it.
Peace out all.
-Monday the 23rd of September, 11:45pm
Happy Birthday Fiona, I love you and had the greatest day today.
As I said above I had the greatest day today. It all started over 24 hours ago I had been playing GTA3 and decided that I could play it with Fiona similar to the way I used play GTA1 with my cousins. So we played it round robin style if either of us died or failed the in game mission we swapped over, watching each other and squealing along with each other as we lost control of the vehicles and got into some tight spots.
Then had a great nights sleep... I slept in :P
Then we got up and went to the Zoo, it was great fun seeing Koala Bears and Brown bears and seals(I'll put up in my jaunts section soon).
A few moments really stood out... we got our photo taken feeding the Giraffe's and Fiona wanted a picture of me in front of the brown bears being that Bear is my nickname... except the bear wanted to sleep so we waited and waited and Fiona looked away for a second and it looked straight at me then looked away before she could take a shot... it looked back again eventually.
We went and looked at the seals and we saw one a Leopard seal that was rather interested in both Fiona and I that came right up to us and lifted its upper half out of the water and Fiona got the perfect picture.
Then we went up past the mountain goats all the while me making reference to the poor mountain goat in the simpsons episode that fell down the mountain side. Then next to the mountain goats were these things called meerkats, I had seen them before on TV they sorta look like mongoose but they live in a pack and aren't really carnivorous, one of them acts as a lookout by standing on its hind legs and signalling auditorally when a bird/lion/human is gonna come eat them.
So any way the wall there behind is no more than 3ft high on both sides were sitting on it as we were tired and wanted to look at the animals while resting our feet... That is when I had the brilliant idea of having some food while we sat, I pulled out our last two cheese and bacon rolls, and as I did one of the Meerkats ran over to behind me and stood up (there only about a foot tall when standing). Obviously it smelt the food and expected to get fed... not gonna happen I thought. Then I handed the other roll to Fiona and I am not sure wether the one behind me made a noise or not but then every one of them came over and stood up behind us it was a very awsome sight, Fiona managed to get a photo of that too with her quick reflex's.
So all in all a great day had one thought though while looking at the Meerkats, that the Zoo is like window shopping for really expensive items you can't afford to maintain let alone buy...LOL, it is only a matter of time before expensive department stores charge there patrons to 'view' there specimens.
Well Peace out all.
-Sunday the 22nd of September, 2:44pm
Happy birthday mum...
Well I had to say it.
Also the message board appears down.
Hmm sorry about the macabre posting yesterday but I was a bit down.
Hear is something to change the mood. Have been meaning to post this for a while.
The other day I saw something strange, but first some background on the story. In Australia each state has a different number plate and each of them have different little phrases on the bottom, like NSW (the state I live in) used to have 'NSW The Premier state' then they had to dumb it down to 'NSW The First State' then because Sydney(the capital of NSW) got the Olympics it was changed to 'NSW Towards 2000'. Other states have there own too like Queenslands which was 'QLD The Sunshine State' which gets me to the point of the story, they changed it...and you'll never guess what too. 'QLD The Smart State' OMG I almost had to pull over when I saw that, I thought geez maybe they believe in positive affirmations... then I thought nope no matter how many number plates they pump out or how many people they get standing around chanting 'we smart' (sorry to all the truly smart queenslanders out there) it ain't gonna happen.
See all this angst comes from my answering the phone and saying what there area code is and they say '4022'(an obvious post code not area code) then I say 'no your AREA code as in the telephone' they usually repeat '4022' till I say (after having had a look at the austpost website 'so your in Queensland'.
See I have no doubt there are 'smart' people in Queensland(although send a trained monkey up there and he would be Premier in a week) I just think they are few and far between, and they definitely don't ever call me.
(The author of this post would like to apologise if he has offended anyone [including trained monkeys] and that he would like to remind them that he has some distant relatives in Queensland, although they moved there by choice in there retirement so they weren't born there... Yes I know this is the second time I have put down Queenslanders but it so easy to do there sort of like the Amish I would say hardly any of them will ever see this)
Peace out all. (even Queenslanders)
-Saturday the 21st of September, 1:40pm
Strange how one small incident can effect everything so adversely. I found a dead possum out the front of our house last night. I am not sure wether I was the one who hit it or not, but it doesn't matter.
Either way the poor thing shouldn't have died. I know it is just a possum and there are probably millions of them in Australia, but the poor thing.
What’s worse is that it was alive, badly injured but alive when I found it, I picked it up with a towel and put it in a basket. It was still moving and I could see it blinking. But it had bled a lot on the footpath. I went inside and called wires, but they aren't open after 8pm, there message suggested we take any injured wildlife to a local vet, we searched the yellowpages for a 24 hour vet, I went out to check on the possum several times while Fiona searched for me. She found one, but I was out checking on the possum at the time... It had stopped blinking and was not, I checked for a pulse I couldn't tell wether it was my pulse. Eventually I put my hand near it's mouth there was no breath coming out. I went back inside and told Fiona, and then came back out and checked on it, moving it into a cardboard box.
Its life had gone. All I can remember are those big brown eyes staring up at me.
Sorry to bring you all down but this is my journal.
Well Peace out all.
-Thursday the 19th of September, 4:35pm
Yeah I know I should have finished work but I am burning some stuff...
Hmm had an odd feeling on the way down in the car today. Maybe I am becoming a little too esoteric but I felt as though a part of me was missing as there was another part of my consciousness elsewhere. That’s when I remembered back to the late 90's and I heard of a guy who was convinced he had invented a machine that could transfer consciousness to within a computer, his whole website talked about how he was going to get some more space so his consciousness could exist on the internet (psycho). But that was what this feeling was like. As though through writing this journal there is a piece of me online. Hmm maybe not esoteric maybe I just need more sleep...LOL
Peace out all.
Added a late entry from the other day below
-Sunday the 15th of September, (added on the 17th)
I drove home today from a hard day at work and there was so much traffic, for crying out loud people it is a sunday... When I got to waterfall a subrub on my way the traffic ground to a holt. Hmm I saw my chance a side road, I was going to go the back way through the national park to get round the traffic, but when I got to the turn off to it I saw another sign that said sydney straight ahead, I thought hmm there it probably another road that joins the one all the traffic was on and I might even be in front of the traffic jam... I got to the intersection to see large amounts of traffic right in front of me, I was just about to put it in reverse when a car came up behind me beeping for me to join the traffic. I joined and noticed I was behind the same freaking car I was behind when I left the traffic. DOH.
The traffic crawled along and it was then I realised this traffic was made up of sic bro's. HUH? all the sic cars surrounded me there goes a skyline with a watermelon shooter for a muffler and there a typical riso racer with his fully sic laser which only seemed to be modified by one of those cheap $2 clints muffler attachments. Oh and a heap of stickers that said momo and Oztyres.
But they were all around me Oh my god a car painted mettallic purple yuk why, eww ahh a supped up commodore, with big scoop out the front, it was then I thought hmm perhaps my hatred of these people is such because I want to be one of these people(except the ricer racers) I want the turbo charged grunt of a v6/h6/straight 6 with shiny red bonnet and kick ass acceleration, hmm but then again I am different I believe form should follow function I won't mind if my next sic car looks quaint as long as it can kick ass and hurtle me along and death defying speeds (which I never do cause I am a law abiding citizen).
I don't want a muffler that is only there to warn all that I am driving past, I don't want so many garish stickers that I should be subsidised by the company I am obviously advertising.
I want speed and function.
Well Peace out all.
I added a second 12th of September to the journal it is below the one below, I wrote it at work so I forgot to post it.
-Thursday the 12th of September, 11:35pm
Did the world become a circus when before I left the house tonight to drop Fiona to the station or did everyone just take there pills??? Anyway I made a rule no computer after Fiona is dropped to station as then I won't sleep in but this is too good to not be posted. As we left we drove past the shops near where we live. Fiona looked straight at one as she did its alarm went off, I kid you not. Then we drove on talking about this, Fiona made me promise I would not go back that way.
Then when we got to the station. I parked in my usual illegal no stopping spot as we saw the police drive past Fiona advised me to move back into the legal spot so I did then this 'fully sick bro' came up behind us with damn bright lights on his honda glaring in my rear vision, he looked like he was dropping someone off to the station but didn't then just drove off.
Then another car came up behind us this time a ute. The passenger door opened one of the persons legs went out then went back in again. Then the car did the same thing only it went into the train stations car park in front of us the ute parked, near to the station and an obvious girl got out, and another not so obvious(until she came into the light) girl. I joked saying they were probably lesbians. Then as the train came we got closer to the entrance of the station and we saw them kissing(lesbian sighting!). Now they weren't uber dykes, but they weren't lipstick lesbians either the one that was hard to distinguish was only hard to distinguish cause of her diminutive stature and black matrix like coat.
Fiona and I smirked at each other she making a joke as she kissed me goodbye. Then Fiona boarded the train. The smaller of the couple also boarded. I said goodbye to Fiona.
I left and went the other way along the highway saw the police again, then as I approached the set of lights near the service station near our house I saw something odd. The car in front had stopped, ok cause it was a red arrow. The car next to it had to with its indicator on to turn the way we were turning, bad cause the street we were turning on was a one lane and her lane was suppose to go straight and she had a green arrow, also people often drunkenly speed down this road so I thought great someone is going to smash into her. I beeped then the guy in front sped round the corner narrowly missing an oncoming car.
She then almost followed cutting me off, I didn't care as the arrow was still red.
She went round and seconds later the arrow went green. I got into the street that crosses ours and though I wonder were they at. Then turned into my street and found there cars parked side by side with the other cars parked on our street that meant no way for me to get past.
But as I drove up behind them the car that had the guy in it drove off, and the woman parked... right in front of my freaking house. I parked in the driveway and went inside.
Then being looking outside to make sure they weren't coming to get me (I had my sword in hand LOL) for beeping, or maybe I was just being voyeuristic, I saw them in her car making out then they got out and crossed the road.
Well Peace out all.
-Thursday 12th of september, 12:00pm
It seems that some weeks my weekend goes slow, some weekends go to fast. I like the slower ones, were I get to work on thursday and think yikes I got so much done this weekend. This weekend I seemed to get little done, and the weekend went fast, go figure, but it sux, I feel like I have been cheated out of some of my weekend somehow... damn need for sleep.
As you can see yesterdays rather silly post was done on the train one stop before I actually got home. Damn not doing that again, so difficult, my hand is still cramping up from the palm pilot graffiti.
But I had to do it, so that I knew I could as it was I needed to import the posting from another part of the journal site that hosts my journal.
Hmm ah well, as long as I can do it, I know now when I win the lotto I can post my journal from exotic and wonderful locations :P (notice the word when I win the lotto, positive thinking people).
Well Peace out all.
-Wednesday the 11th of September, 1:50pm
Doing this on my palm pilot: cause I can & cause I am nowhere near my desktop. Hangon got a call from dad... Now where was I? Oh yeah I am on a train heading back from the city(aka Sydney) and I thought a nifty way to do my journal would be this way.
Yes I am just doing this to claim the title of uber-geek...or just cause I am bored cause I forgot my mp3 player...
I saw a few people in the city I haven't seen in a while, so a shout out to Karina.
I also saw my foxy Fiona :X
Well now to up it.
Peace out all.
-Monday the 9th of September 2002, 8:05pm
Ah the first day of my weekend is finally here, it is odd with the weekend I now have the week seems somewhat disjointed, somehow unbalanced, it is like I am away from work for the same amount of time I am there, which is about right but most of the time I hardly do anything on my weekend as everyone else is either working or can't be assed doing anything... well planning on doing another major update on the page tonight, but now it is time to watch some anime...
Hmm if you have read any of my other friends journals you will notice they both make statements about lesbians. I am not going to... hang on I just did oh well too late now.
All I am going to say is a damn. You interpret it how you like.
Peace out all.
-Friday the 6th of September 2002, 8:30am(too early)
I got red shoes...
I got them yesterday but the post was already too long. These shoes are made for walking, and thats just what I'll do, one of these days these shoes are gonna walk all over you... j/k. There very funky shoes.
Anyway, I got my wireless network setup and some more work done on kitt, I'll put it up in the projects section soon.
I had to get to work 2hours early today as there was suppose to be training for a new version of software coming out for some phones.
So anyway I get in and there is almost no one about, the network admin is here, the training is suppose to start at 8am and it is online as well as teleconferenced, but 8am comes and goes and the boss who is suppose to be here (I don't know the number for the teleconference) still isn't. Well he waltz's in at ten past 9, and we go to the link he has sent us which when we went in said training didn't start till 4pm seattle time... but it was only 3pm seattle time at the moment... he apologised, I am still stoked cause I get to leave by 2pm (australian time :P). So training starts in 30min I am sooo excited...LOL
On another note, did I tell you I got red shoes?
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 5th of September 2002, 2:20pm
Haven't made a diary entry in a while so sorry this is a long one.
Had a weekend with my foxy finally, so I was spending time with her and had no time for the diary...
Funny story though, we went to Fiona’s mums house at one stage and while there Fiona’s mum gave Fiona a present of a beautiful white orchid plant. So anyway we are travelling home talking in the car as we usually do then a slight lull in the conversation and I am looking out at the traffic and I hear Fiona scream in a high pitch, glass shattering scream that was only just off shattering the glass of my windscreen.
I looked around outside thinking someone was beating up a puppy or something, we had slowed to a crawl in the traffic she was still screaming I looked over at her, fear in her eyes with her legs tucked up against her. She had stopped screaming then I saw why she was screaming, it seems the orchid had brought a companion along, a small cricket was walking along the dashboard. Fiona was looking at it in terror.
I said I would pull over she said no as there was no where to pull over I said ok I'll pull over when I can.
'No don't worry about it, wait till we get home then I don't have to get back in the car'
Meanwhile the cricket had crawled off the dash back to the plant, we had both lost track of it.
We drove on in almost silence, I remarked at how one of my friends is afraid of dogs even little rat sized ones, she said that’s silly how can they hurt you, I pointed towards the plant. 'the same could be said about little defenceless crickets'. Then I looked at my petrol gauge and said hmm I'll have to pull over and get some petrol.
As we pulled into a petrol station I said I can also get rid of the cricket. As we pulled in, the lights from the service station illuminated the car, as it did Fiona began looking for the insect. I did a quick scan and saw it sitting right under her raised right leg, I leaned over and grabbed it with my left hand opened the door and dropped it onto the concrete, closing the door. Fiona didn't believe I'd got it, I was that quick :) But it is safe and free now.
Well back at work again today, woke up an hour early this morning because I was sure I started work at 9 and then realised over breakfast that I started at 10. Oh well Fiona and I decided to sit down and watch some tv, I was looking for cartoons, we watched the end of a very odd cartoon then a uber-kidsy show 'what’s in the box came on', Fiona was startled, I knew the opening theme (it is one of those repetitive tunes that slowly drives you insane) I replied 'I had watched this shows opening credits lots in high school due to my late start school and my late starts at teletech' Then I switched channels and found out we have r32 some weird community access channel we watched that till I had to leave for work. YAY I have community access television...
Peace out all
-Thursday the 29th of August 2002, 4:00pm
1st day of work over :P
Have to start at 8 tomorrow morning, ugh. Ah well I'll take one for the team, garfield is starting to look pretty good, gonna get some mechano now so that I can at least put it in the case(sick) that I made, I'll put some construction of it up in projects.
Well it was nice and quiet at work today but I am still a little annoyed with myself, not having enough time for everybody and even for myself, I'll get there but I don't know, I still say I need to win the lotto.
Today was a fairly ordinary day, I am starting to get better at answering problems that customers come up with, so that’s a good thing.
Well guess I don't have that much to say.
Peace out all.
-Wednesday the 28th of August 2002, 8:30pm
I am so tired, I know I say that a lot but I thought about it the other day, I just never seem to have enough time to do everything. I remember in high school not getting when people said there aren't enough hours in the day, I always got in my couple hours of TV watching/game playing and about 10 hours sleep... I never did my homework, maybe that’s why I had so much time.
But now I have a job, a Beautiful girlfriend, family all over the countryside, computers, a house (all-be-it rented) a car, and all of these need time allocated to them. Well some(most) days sleep seems to be last on the list I can't go on like this... 2 hours sleep in the last 24 hours so I am feeling good...LOL
Well I think I am going to go to bed early tonight and I think from now on no more wasted time sitting at the computer for hours on end, I think it should just be set and forget.
Anyway gotta go.
Peace out all
-Saturday the 24th of August 2002, 6:00pm
I somehow lost almost an hour today, I was woken at 7am by my lovely girlfriend calling me to tell me to wake up for work, I was so tired that I said call me back in a half hour. She called me back at 7:30am 'I said hello, ok I get ready'.
I waltz off to the shower and have a pretty quick shower, I had made my lunch the night before so no need to rush, now our hot water will only last a maximum of 30minutes but I got out well before it ran out.
I walked in to our room in a slight daze still half asleep, and as I sat down I looked at my clock/stereo... 8:22... WTF, I jumped up, I had to be at work by 9 and I was even a quick drive 20minutes away, and I hadn't had breakky...
I don't know were I lost this almost an hour, it went somewhere lost in the aether of my life :P
All I can reason is that I fell asleep with my hand on the phone receiver after hanging it up, and I woke 40min later not knowing I had slept 40minutes. Hmm I don't know, anyone got any ideas email me or leave a message on the board.
Well peace out all
-Friday the 23rd of August 2002, 3:45
I slept in, was late for work, I am hungry and feel ill, pity me :(
My damn wireless network card still hasn't arrived, not happy jan.
Well at least I don't feel hungry anymore (munchin' on chicken twisties).
Well my ebay stuff sorta sold, my mp3 player sold, but video didn't really, Fiona bid on it cause she didn't want it to go for any lower than $6...hmm ah well.
I sure have had a lot of violent dreams lately don't know what it means, check my dream journal.
I gotta update my page I know.
Well Peace out all.
-Thursday the 22nd of August 2002, 1:55
I have said a lot of if you coulds today...see when I am insulting a customer without letting them know I say; ME: can you open the 'connection' tab. CUSTOMER: open the connection tab? ME (in condescending tone): If you could.
I know I shouldn't do this hey probably one of the customers could read this but you have to understand I have been talking to people all day that don't know why adobe can't open .xls files... they have office on there pda but not on there computer...WTF?
HEHEH,(yeah I know they should be in carrots but they don't work in my journal) well my ebay auctions are going good.
I got my kvm switch and installed Win2k on garfield, I'll put up some piccy's of garfields construction in projects later when I have time to work on my site.
P.s: I have had to change all quotation marks on my journal to ' due for some reason to the site putting slashes around the quotation marks... ah well.
Peace out all.
-Wednesday the 21st of August 2002, 7:15pm
There sure is a ruckus on the message board at the moment... not that I am complaining :)
My last day of my freedom, I am spending it now with my beautiful girlfriend Fiona sitting next to me eating baklava and being mean to people she hasn't even met, I love you baby :X
I went down to see my friends while Fiona was having a sleep after coming home from work. When I got back a ruckus had broken out on my street, I parked the car and had a look seems while I was away the cable or phone or power had decided to go haywire and was letting out a rather loud hum and crackle that sounded like a cross between cicadas and the hum of my case fans. I went inside and put down my stuff then almost shat myself, as I heard a bell toll, sounded bad, I thought it was a bell to tell us to leave our homes. I ran outside, the bell stopped ringing, Fiona in toe, and worse still there was an orange light from a siren flashing off the apartments and houses... oh ohh spagettios...
I walked out to the street and saw a guy down the road getting a ladder of his van, and at the other end of the street parked was a truck with the siren light and the bell, the bell looked old it was then I realised it couldn't be any emergency vehicle I remember back to some junkmail I got, it was the icecream delivery truck... well thank you for taking a couple years off my life.
Hmm ah well now the buzzing has stopped the icecream truck that comes in the middle of winter is gone and I need a new pair of underwear, just kidding, but I am going to go make dinner.
Peace out all.
-Sunday the 19th of August 2002, 3:10pm
Another sunday and here I am keeping the country moving(as dad would always say). Still I haven't had a call today and we( by we I mean the other person working and I) were lumped with doing a stock take of all the gadgets, err I mean devices we have here, I printed out the list of what is suppose to be there, and was trying to go through all 900 plus gadgets, but it was way to difficult as they were all over the place some of them I didn't even know what I was looking for. So I decided to go by kit numbers, I had to order them in excel which should have been an easy task was it not for the fact we had a projector and a ton of movies :P
So we watched, and watched, fortunately just as we stopped the boss decided to pop in, the projector still proudly displaying this screen and when he asked have you guys finished the stocktake an answer of 'no' gave a none-to-good reaction. You see the reason I write this and to be honest I don't like being at a job when I am on probation, I feel like I have to out do all who have come before me otherwise I could lose my job, but the stock take is done now, the projector still hooked up, and I am pressed to watch another movie... hmm I think I'll sit this one out and re-do the stocktake with more info....
Peace out all.
-Friday the 16th of August 2002, 11:35pm
Why am I so tired I had like 8 hours sleep isn't that suppose to be enough?
Hmm haven't updated this journal in a while, I am getting lazy, ah well.
My friends came over the other day, but it wasn't without incident. One of my friends Zlatko was driving his brothers car and crashed into another car only minutes from getting to my place... ah well shit happens.
Well it was still fun to have him there for thirty minutes before his sister came up and dragged him away, almost kicking and screaming... check his journal on my links page or friends page for more info. I have been updating my dream journal(under other journals) a lot, maybe too much, I seem to be taking too much time on it, and it is almost making me late for work some mornings, but it is fun. I am selling a couple things on ebay, it is free listing, time to pay for my auction addiction by selling things I no longer need, search my auctions via my ebay username 'changlinn'.
Peace out all.
-Tuesday the 13th of August 2002, 7:00pm
Why is it that bigpond(one of my hosters) goes down when the other hoster web1000 comes backup, this means that I have to change the site over to my mirror which I can't update till I get down the info of bigpond AHHH. The only reason I posted his one was to explain why my page has reverted back to an older version. I was gonna remove this post, once it was backup but I think I'll leave it here to show the troubles I have had.
Peace Out all
-Tuesday the 13th of August 2002, 6:30am
Damn it is early but I can't sleep. The thing with the sheriff is theoretically all sorted out, but not after lots of hassle. We had to call the real estate agent and then call the lawyers of the bank that was foreclosing then they all talked amongst themselves, the landlord shat 'emselves and payed up so the legal action was withdrawn. Hopefully they remember to pay next months. Fiona brought up a good point why do we pay this much money in rent to have to go to all this trouble...ahh well.
Had a busy week, I got my rego done, and as you can no doubt tell the site has been updated somewhat. My wap site is finally properly online, I even put the journal up.. why? Well cause I can. I also got my desktop back to its former glory, now have two screens...drool. Ah I love my dual monitors though I remember it being a lot easier in Windows ME (crapOS) to setup. In XP you have to damn well boot into safe mode, but it does allow you to set which monitor you want as your prime monitor etc.
Ps Sorry to previous readers the journal seems to stuff up on occasion and put lots of forward slashes in when there shouldn't be. Hmm well I guess I better sleep sometime.
Peace out all.
-Sunday the 11th of August 2002, 9:20am
I got visited by the sheriff yesterday...lol that’s funny, see my landlords(stingy) have it seems not been paying there mortgage on the place we live in, and therefore as occupants of the property we got served a writ (I think that’s right). It is very odd seeing as they are driving what looks to be a brand new jeep grand, hmm ah well at least when Fiona told the real estate agent she took our side and was stunned.
I think it is just funny though, like literally if they made one solitary payment it would be fine for a while, and they are taking money off us every fortnight, were is that going there drug addiction?
hmm but see that’s not it they are an old croation couple, hmm well now we know were they live we can go over there early in the morning when there sleeping and make a shitload of noise...LOL I wouldn't do that, I am nice :P
Peace out people.
-Friday the 9th of August 2002, 7:30pm
Firstly I am gonna say I am evil.
My evilness shows on this site, I am not gonna tell you were, you will probably miss it but yeah it is there.
Anyway now I have that out of my system, on to the real post. I am so bored, you may ask why I am bored on a friday night I should be out partying...well I am at work besides the whole partying thing only being good in small, affordable doses.
My wap site still isn't up not that it matters probably like this site I would be one of the only people to look at it, damn wapdrive.net...ah well I still want it up on the net.
Got to start work today at 12, and I finish at 8, am listening to mp3s at the moment. I miss my Fiona :( But I should see my friends tonight I don't get to see them often, but I don't get to see my Fiona often enough either, anyone got a million bucks they can donate to me so I can see them all, all the time and not have to work...
AH well hope I win the lotto.
Peace out all.
-Thursday the 8th of August 2002, 6:30pm
Very cool day...Being that my luck number is 8.
One question is my cdburner suppose to be making loud clunking noises... ah well.
What to say about today, well there is this work experience kid at work today, today being my first day I helped him out a bit then I was thinking, I wonder how old this guy is he looked like 25...older than me.
Then I was helping him with a psion revo and I look down and he has his figtree high year 10, work experience folder out...HUH? He is like 15... maybe I was a very innocent 15 year old but this guy was getting right in on our sordid conversations, hmm thinking about starting up a dream diary on another page on here as well as a magic diary for no ones sake but my own, but I guess other people can look, anyway tell me what you think of the idea on the forum.
Peace out all.
-Wedenesday the 7th of August 2002, 7:00pm
My desktop is backup, and seemingly running a heap better since it's little hickup...
Only one thing that I will need to spend a few weeks on, I have too clear at least two of the hard drives... this sounds like a simple task right.... well it isn't see the two hard drives I need to clear happen to be firstly FULL to capacity, second one of them is 60gb the other only a measly 8gb... hmm well my burner is clunking away at the moment burning info that cannot be lost from these drives. Once I have cleared a drive my plan as it always has been is to use one of my 60gb drives as a storage place for making a movie, and now that I have a dual Pentium3 motherboard it is going to be fast and fun... well once I get the second cpu.
Ah the trials and tribulations of a nerd. Well on another hardware related note I have decided to rename the new box I am building, to Garfield, I am gonna build the case out of perspex as there isn't a case in existence that has the qualities I want. I am also gonna fit it with a couple of orange led's for the whole garfield effect :P
Well enough of me boring you all
Peace out all.
-Sunday the 4th of August 2002, 4:30pm
I am so freaking tired but here I am at work the brave soul, I soldiered on today not having to take a single freaking call...YAY, obviously everyone in the world has something better to do than call me to fix there problems. Thank god.
On a different note, I actually used WAP for something useful last night... I was at the family do and there was an argument going on around the table as to wether borneo had changed its name...'oh no we have been there, the hotels still have borneo written on them'... I think to myself damn if only I had the internet, then I remember my phone, and I think dammit I work for a mobile phone company, I should use wap...10minutes later(I don't have gprs pity me) I had the answer and silenced the table with it is Brunei. I'd like to thank wap.google.com and cellular one, and those little vibrations in the air... :P See I know I made a wap site but I know how useless it is atm. Maybe it will take off more when gprs is more widely available...
Well thats it from me
Peace out all.
-Saturday the 3rd of August 2002, 4:00pm
Yikes I am at work on a saturday... will be here tomorrow too. Yes I started my weekend shift, ah well.
Been a quiet day, I was doing some testing and in between(that sounds pretty cool) I learnt some WML, for those who don't know that is Wireless Mark-up Language, yes this very journal is now available on mobile phones, don't know how often I'll update the WAP version as it has to be done manually :(
Well check out my wap page if you have nothing better to do it is only small the address is wap.morganstorey.com
No don't try in internet explorer..ohh darn too late.
You need to try on a mobile/cell/handphone or with a wml browser.
Oh yeah for some good reading go over to Zlatkos site, check my 'friends' section, I only wish my diary was so freaking funny.
Well peace out all
-Friday the 2nd of August 2002, 12:30pm
Why must stupidity always besiege me. If it is not my own stupidity it is other peoples. Let me give you an example of an argument I was having. Ok; Two cars leave the same location at the same time, call this point A, they then travel for some time to point B both cars travel the same speed, how much time difference will there be in the two cars arrival...If you answered they should get there about the same time, then thank god your neurons are firing.
I spent my whole lunch break just past trying to explain this to a family member in regards to getting to a family event.
Can I say ahhhh. Well all is well now, someone was just a tad to stressed to use there brain methinks.
Why do singaporeans call 'Mobile Phones', 'hand phones'? Also why do some, only some now call them 'cell phones' these ones rarely know what a mobile is, but some call them mobiles...I confused.
Well Peace out all
-Thursday the 1st of August 2002, 12:00pm
Some of you probably will have come from one of my friends pages... to rebut, I didn't copy him entirely this page has been up since 1999, before then I had crapier geocities websites since about early 1997. Yes I have copied but so does everyone else very few internet ideas are original. But thats ok, the diary was copied I had seen it before and only on reading my friends did I think it was a good idea to keep a diary in this fashion. My fireball was an original idea back in 99 when I took that shot, now heaps of people are doing them using the cameras flash as the light...LAME..at least mine's a different kind of lame, yes it is a lightbulb, colour changed slightly, brightness extended. I like it and that is all that matters.
Well to the real subject of this post, my 5 day weekend is over here I am at work been taking american callers and Queenslanders...one of them decided that talking into the receiver was not the correct thing to do, eventually after asking them to speak up for the tenth time they went oh and spoke into the receiver almost deafening me as I had turned my volume all the way up. Ah well thus is the nature of this industry.
Peace out all.
-Wednesday the 31st of July 2002, 7:15pm
Ok when something is solved without a powertool, and with simple intellect and know-how one must be amazed...yes I(well more correctly dad and I) got the basketball ring up in like 15minutes today, it was fun. He came up cause it was his day off and the last day of my 5 day weekend. We had lunch, dads so sweet he went down the road and got us a chicken, I got him a chocolate crossaint, speaking of which...(munch), while he was here I thought hey he can help...well so ok I invited him up so he could help...and that he did, the damn clay was no match for him and a steel pipe...I had a go too.
So it is finally up, we have a few shots, dad and I blaming the tree and lack of backboard on many misses. Although Fiona isn't complaining as she used to be goal scorer in netball. I got a new webhoster (just testing it at the moment), as I seem to be getting a lot more hits...maybe it is just me checking that my updates are working. Bigpond won't let me update at the moment so it is going live without all that much testing. Email me with any problems. Be forewarned if you get a 404 error it will take you to an advertisement page that is the way they make there money.
Well as I have always said Be good or be good at it.
Peace out all.
-Tuesday the 30th of July 2002, 5:30pm
Wow two posts in one day aren't I the one getting prosumtous. Ok, when a loved one advises you that something you think you can handle and will be easy may not be so, next time listen. See I decided it would be a good idea during my long weekend to put in the basketball ring. I have always wanted a basketball ring in my backyard so I can go out and shoot some hoops as relaxation... well getting the freaking thing in the ground has been very unrelaxing, tomorrow enter the powertool :)
check my projects page for more info.
I did some more updating on the page, anyone know what colours I should do the writing on the left so it can be read cause it is a little hard methinks.
Ohh yeah I actually found out some people make money from writing these journals, scary huh...well all, if any money I make will go to...H.D.P.(hardware deprived people) for all those in need of more computer hardware, namely me and my friends :P
Well Peace out all.
-Tuesday the 30th of July 2002, 1:50am
I been busy, check over on the left two new pages added, I keep adding pages while I haven't finished the ones I already have...naughty.
Anyway, I went with Fiona to the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong, it was so good, nice and quiet and peaceful, I put the photos up in my Jaunts section.
But so far the 5-day weekend rocks, I have caught up on much needed sleep, and time with my adorable Fiona, and am putting up a basketball ring in my back yard.
In response to the last journal entry one of my friends said 'They should test them to see whether they are allowed to use *anything*, up to and including telephones, microwaves and the front door'
Hmm how much hate mail can one get in a week :P
Peace out people.
-Friday the 26th of July 2002, 7:00pm
Second entry page is still coming up around me, check out links page got the links to all the webcomics I read, I never realised how many till now, I don't read them everyday like some just every couple of months, I like reading a whole heap at once...
Why is it that customers followed me to my new job... I have now had two customers that I am sure I had while working for bigpond. I reiterate queensland should be the first state to institute a test to be allowed to own a computer or expensive gadget. But the one I am talking to at the moment isn't too bad at least she is polite. Well things are looking up at least I have a 5 day weekend awaiting me in less than an hour then I go to working only four day weeks. Ah I am a lucky man, damn I wishe her ericsson would just install as a modem, I allready got it working as a fax...and I have spoken to her several times today. Ah well I am going to keep that picture of a nice long weekend ahead of me...chant the mantra calm blue ocean. calm blue ocean. calm blue ocean.
Peace out all
-Thursday the 25th of July 2002, 7:00pm
I know I went with frames but when I started I didn't plan to I wanted to do no frames then I realised to put this in I would need at least one frame and I didn't want to split my screen in two, so I did a top and side frame and had problems with a bottom frame, I eventually scraped it going for an inline frame, but then I like the menu bar on the left so much and I liked it being a frame so I stuck with it...it is like a drug once you try it your hooked... Cool Kids don't do frames.
I copied the journal idea of my friend Chook, hmm hopefully some pain will not besset me due to this, ah I'll just hide behind my little angel Fi (love you).
Well if this is a shortly the long ones are gonna suck :P
Peace out all.