Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A revolutionary new security system.

After alerting you all to the wonder that is Dolph Lundgren previously, I have an update from the always alert James Phelan.

Check this link out. Here is a link to the actual Daily Mail article.

For those of you to slack to click the link, the essence of the story is that some guys robbing a house were scared off after they spotted a family photo containing Dolph. The obvious conclusion then is that Dolph is so tough even his photo is scary!

With this startling revelation in mind, I think I will get a t-shirt made up with a picture of Dolph on it and then I can walk the mean streets feeling safe.

Dolph, making the world a safer place!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A priviledged peek into my record collection.

Yankeedog and Abe regularly provide a peek into their musical tastes, so I thought it was about time I did the same.

As I like to be a man of mystery, today I will only be introducing you to one of the albums I own. I first came across this album through the track below, that was getting regular play on 3RRR. I was discussing it with a mate and he recommended the whole album.

The album is 12 Golden Country Greats by Ween. There are only 10 tracks on the album.

The track list includes:

  • Japanese Cowboy

  • Mister Richard Smoker

  • Help me scrape the mucus off my brain

  • Fluffy (Chaz tribute song I believe)

It also includes the following, which is what lead me to the album in the first place:

WARNING: Contains offensive language and adult concepts

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Too busy, must Twitter.

I was planning to stay well clear of Twitter, I mean who wants to know what I had for breakfast (Nutrigrain Ironman food) and what my highest score on Flight Control is (60 I only downloaded it last night). But I have relented and joined for two reasons.

  1. I wanted to comment on other's posts which is how I wound up on jspace in the first place.
  2. I am finding it really hard to fit in blogging with work, baby, football and study so a shorter form is a little easier for me.

Things are particularly busy at the moment as the Good Lady Naut (GLN) as a 12 week, 30 hours a week contract to run playgroups in the bushfire affected areas. The organisation she is working for got short term funding to do this and at the end of the 12 weeks they funding is cut off. So the GLN and co-workers have been thrown in with very little organisation and are having to make the best of it, it's a tough job.

On the days the GLN works, either my parents look after Sophasaurus at our house or I have to get up extra early and run her over to the GLN's parents place. I hate getting up extra early!

So the next 12 weeks are going to be pretty full on here on the submarine, but all the GLN's hard work combined with the Ruddbucks should make it all worth while.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A spoonful of evil

I enjoy being evil.

Not takeover the world type evil or commit genocide type evil, not even destroy another's life type evil.

It's more of an evil that effects others in small insideous ways.

An example would be when I am parked in a large busy carpark, I like to walk back to my car making it obvious I am leaving. Once I have a car following me I head up a lane about 2 lanes over from where I am parked. When level with my car, I cut through the 2 lanes of parked cars leaving the car following me with no chance of catching back up and taking my parking spot. Cue manically laughter the whole way out of the carpark.

Anyone else got any simple methods for me to express my evility?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Holiday Planning

I have found my next holiday destination.

The Hotel Costa Verde in sunny Costa Rica.

I plan to stay in the 727 fuselage apartment made from the fuselage of a 1965 Beoing 727 and dine in the El Avion Restuarant made from an ex-CIA Iran-Contra scandal C-123.

The most amazing thing is that they brought the C-123 for only $3,000 (I assume US$s). I would happily fork out that for a C-123, even if it had been abandoned for 15+ years.

How cool a dog house in the back yard would that make!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Yayyyyyy! I think I am finished.

Finished my assignment and it sucked.

Anyone out there an electical engineer, because I feel like one now.

It's interesting to know binary algebra, clocked logic circuits, coding in machine code, etc. But it is not that interesting that you really want to take holidays to learn it.

It's funny, the last subject I did was on programming and it was a breeze. I did the first assignment for that subject in about 6 hours and got 100% for it. I got an HD overall for that subject. Whereas this time I have everything crossed I get at least 75% for this assignment so I have a chance at getting a credit overall (I suck at exams).

Now to check it over for stupid mistakes.

Ps. Abe, the subject is Computer architecture and networks, I am hoping the networks bit is easier because computer architecture goes from easy to WTF in a very short period of time.

Pps. I got all my trenches dug and read a revised (but not edited) version of JP's book. Seeing as I have the assignment finished with a day to spare, I can send JP my uneducated review tomorrow and get to work demolising what's left of my easter eggs.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You want me to do what now???

I am insanely busy at the moment.

I am so busy that I had the opportunity to be the first person to read JP's new book, but only got a short way in before it left and came back from it's first edit. I am pissed with myself on this one.

I am so busy that I am 1 and a 1/2 weeks into my Master's subject and week 6 has just started.

I am so busy that I have taken an extra 4 days leave around Easter so that I can catch up.

My jobs for my Easter are, in order of priority:
  1. Start and complete assignment 1 for my Master's subject
  2. Catch up or even get ahead of my Master's work
  3. Complete trenches under concrete paths so that we can get the plumber in
  4. Visit parents in country
  5. Eat my way through the mountain of chocolate I am sure to receive for Easter

That mightn't sound like much, but I will be lucky if I get through that lot!

So if, in the next week I don't post here much or comment at your place, don't be insulted, I am just too busy and you aren't important enough ;-)

Friday, April 3, 2009

For doanli

Probably too late but anyway.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


My brand, spanking new iPhone arrived today.

I spent quite a bit of time deciding what phone to get. I have just saved the company about $8k on their mobile bill, so they were happy for me to pretty much get whatever I wanted.

I didn't want to go down the Blackberry path again because I don't really use my phone for email much and I have a personal grudge against the Windows Mobile OS. Stupid, freezing, piece'o crap OS that it is. I also hate Microsoft ActiveSync, stupid thing keeps crashing and making me re-install it.

I like Nokias but would only get one if I was looking for a basic, makes calls type phone.

I was really interested in the HTC Dream running the Google Android OS. I met a guy with one the other day and it looks pretty good. Problem is Optus are offering it but Telstra don't seem to be at the moment. So that means I would have had to buy one from overseas off the 'net. Bit risky for a work purchase.

So that left the iPhone. My I.T. colleague in Sydney has one and absolutely loves it. He brought his himself off the 'net as a cracked unit from the States. I don't own an iPod so I figured I might as well go for it.

Now that I have it I am pretty impressed. It is easy to use and iTunes is as well. There is an impressive range of both free and low cost apps available and they can do some impressive things. There is an app that can turn you iPhone into a level if you are a carpenter or a torch if you are caught in the dark.

My only criticism would be that it is locked down pretty tight, but there is always ways and means around that.

So I will have to download one of the blogging apps and you might start to see posts direct from the iPhone.