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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
2:46 pm
Monday, May 28th, 2007
12:28 pm
Well, it's been a while. A few things have happened;-
1 Sometime between 1:30 and 8:30am friday a couple of weeks ago (the 18th? or was it the 11th?) my car was stolen.
By 'my' i of course mean 'my sister Stella's, since i still haven't paid the stamp duty to have that changed.
However, as she gave it to me upon upgrading to something newer, i consider it mine.

2 Car found, and then stolen again, and then again found. I hear about this something like so:
Stella: "Your car's been found again."
Me: "Again...?"....

3 Cost to pick up from towing company monday morning after - $88
Cost for parts damaged on car from the Excellent 'Wakefield Auto Wreckers'
$45 - for an ignition lock assembly.
$25 - for the drivers side quarter glass out of the passenger door.
Total cost bummed from my mum ;_;

4 And to top it off, the same day i find my car missing, my boss (A) tells me i can't take the annual leave i've already applied for.
Because, he says (or to this effect), "Other staff person (B) has already gone on leave, and you haven't given me enough
warning to sort out the roster... What with the annual stocktake coming up as well. Also the Area manager (C) can't
find the leave form you submitted a couple of weeks ago, and wants to see a letter from your doctor if you're really all that sick anyway".

The punchline? I've been up for annual leave since before A, B or C were even employed.

5 I get a letter from my doctor, pretty much to the effect of "YES, he is sick, suffering from major depression and asthma,
give him time off ASAP. PS, he's also recovering from a respiratory virus infection, and is unfit for normal work for the next couple of days anyway"

6 Oh yes, the Flu.

I go to work, because of stocktake, area manager is in. I've seen him in person maybe 5 times ever. One of those times was the last annual stocktake.
I pass him my letter, and wait for him to get off the phone. He opens the letter and glances at it while talking.
He finishes his phone call, and gives me a firm handshake.
We talk. He suggests 4 weeks off. I remind him i'm due 11. He suggests i take four weeks, then call him if i want more.
I'm not particularly satisfied with this compromise, but agree anyway.
Then he suggests that i resign, which he says will give me a lump sum payout, and then i can come back when i feel like it as part time or casual?
.... I consider it.
No Pressure, he says.
I take him up on it, and resign.

I've been mostly sleeping in since, but that's nothing new. I've been run down enough to need every moment i could manage to grab in extra sleep.
The annoying part has been how fscked up my sleep pattern is. Not that 'pattern' is a valid description of it at present.
I can make myself get up, and have been for work and uni for at least the last couple of years, but it soon seems to rubber band back to irregularity.
Case in point - took me three hours to get the sleep last. My biological clock seemed to think it was the middle of the day.

blah. I need to get myself into shape.

7 Also had an eye exam last week. Turns out i need glasses too. Will have to wait.

The silver lining?
The payout should cover my accumulated credit card debt, and then some.
My parents will probably support me, at least for a few weeks.
I'm not sure exactly how to spend my time off (this is nice change).
And a recent blood test has pointed out a possible anomaly with a hormone that regulates thyroid activity, and therefore metabolic rate.
I have another blood test to take, but I've been advised to wait until a couple of weeks after i've recovered completely from the flu.
It'd be real nice to have a definitive answer about what's been beating me up in the health department for so long.

Anyway, Now the real reason for this post - Is anyone else keen for a piss up?

Current Mood: indescribable
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
10:27 am
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
6:34 pm
On hotrodding
The Soft Head
Btw, that's about building a race engine more then much else, and intended for certain technically minded individuals.
It's nonconventional advice, but since there isn't any scientific basis for the conventional advice on such, it's perfectly valid.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
6:19 pm
The Blushing dress
Now i just need to get one and find a girl to wear it...

Current Mood: calm
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
10:20 am
Spotted on the fortune blurb at the bottom of slashdot's pages:
"I will always love the false image I had of you."
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
2:30 pm
Chip going cheap.
Would anyone like to buy a new AMD Sempron 3000+ processor?

I've got one here to get rid of, they're usually about A$134 and are equiv to a 3 GHz celeron. (not a 3GHz P4).

It's still in it's orginal retail box, seals all still intact.Include a heatsink/fan.

To use it you'll need a Socket 754 motherboard. ( look around at www.secret.com.au, they're around $100 ) and DDR memory.
(And of course the rest of a computer, but if you were upgrading from a slower celeron / pentium / duron / athlon, you could use everything else)

at this point i'm asking $100 for it, but i'm open to negotiation.

Any takers?
Thursday, October 27th, 2005
8:51 pm
Most may not know it, but unreal tournament 2004 has support for in-game voice chat, and even more interesting, can make other people sound like they're in the same room you are. (ie, the closer you are to them in the game, the louder/clearer you can hear them, and they can hear you, when you're talking into the "local" channel.)

Now, this tends not to do all that much for most deathmatch internet games, although it is occasionally humourous to sneak up on an enemy player and yell "BOO" just before opening fire.

Now, how about a mod designed to be :
"a 3D first and third person perspective online nightclub for the PC."

Here it is: http://www.esconline.org/About.html

Current Mood: amused
Monday, October 24th, 2005
9:38 pm
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
11:45 pm
Your Ideal Relationship is Friends with Benefits

You're not looking for anything serious... just something hot!
And you're little black book (or cell phone) always hooks you up.
You want nothing more than friends with benefits. No strings.
You also don't mind benefits without the friendship!
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
8:18 pm
Friday, March 11th, 2005
10:27 pm
I'm going to have to frame the first page of my "JobSeekers Diary" for the following reason.
The very first entry, i landed.
Full time position too... at the place i thought i'd most like to work at in newcastle :)

Jaycar Electronics

Current Mood: smug
Saturday, February 26th, 2005
9:37 am
You are 65% geek
You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you'll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you're a technical geek, you'll be able to afford it, too. If you're not a technical geek, you're geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don't date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You'll constantly try to out-geek the other.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

Heh :)

Current Mood: amused
Monday, December 13th, 2004
1:20 pm
inspired by a post by candy
i am mainly posting because it's really been far too long.

now we've cleared that up....

i have decided a few things since my last update; key among them being to join the reserve, then not. Also to change my degree to mechatronics, then also not.
And lastly to take a leave of absence from uni for a semester or two, one resolution which still stands.

In the interim, i plan to work. Because it's nice to get some kind of reward on a regular basis, something which i feel uni wasn't providing me, and something which i have discovered that, through some mental fucked-uped-ness of my own, i do require.

Perhaps i will fare better if i can find someone for 'close emotional support'. I'd like to think so, because it sounds like some kind of obtainable solution.
Then again, given my track record with relationships... (For those that don't know, can be summed up with two words, 'desparate' and 'hopeless').
... maybe it isn't so obtainable after all.

Perhaps another year will tell, or more likely i'll just have to make another new year's resolution to keep last year's resolution to get a girlfriend.

Current Mood: cynical
Thursday, September 16th, 2004
11:34 am
I'm throwing a lan for my birthday.
The lan will be on this saturday starting 11am.

All are welcome.

Some food will be provided.
Maximum seating is limited to 10, so if you're interested, please let me know asap.

Feel welcome to show up for data rather then games, there will be much anime available.

That is all ^_^

Current Mood: geeky
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
5:10 pm
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004
7:44 pm
"The shiny has arrived, i repeat, the Shiny Has Arrived!"  -- Me, just now.

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Saturday, May 22nd, 2004
6:10 pm
Thursday, May 20th, 2004
10:38 pm
My apologies if i'm just spamming your friend's page up with the same old sheeplike type posts! Baaa
  1. Who are you?
  2. Are we friends?
  3. When and how did we meet?
  4. Do you have a crush on me?
  5. Would you kiss me?
  6. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
  7. Describe me in one word.
  8. What was your first impression?
  9. Do you still think that way about me now?
  10. What reminds you of me?
  11. If you could give me anything, what would it be?
  12. How well do you know me?
  13. When's the last time you saw me?
  14. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
  15. Are you going to put this on your LiveJournal and see what I say about you?

    Heh. f33r my l337 h/\)(0r 5k1LL5!
Friday, May 14th, 2004
7:08 pm
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