Clerks II

Filed under: General - Mark @ 1:21 pm

 

Just got out of the cinema from seeing Clerks II. First session, first day it was released, and it was. Awesome. Fucking awesome. Aaaaargh, I loved it. I won’t say any more so as not to ruin it for anyone that might read this, but it is fantastic, especially if you’re a Kevin Smith fan.

Add Comment (1) | 31/8/2006

 

 

Cleanliness is next to, well, you know

Filed under: General - Mark @ 12:40 pm

 

I love cleaning my car. I just spent two hours picking up all the rubbish and vacuuming and wiping it all down. Got the Windex and cleaned the insides of all the windows, got all the dust out of the air vents. I even went to Repco and bought new wiper blades, just to finish the job. If only it wasn’t raining so hard, then I could wash it and it would be as clean as the day it was new 🙂

Add Comment (0) | 30/8/2006

 

 

Fly away peter

Filed under: General - Mark @ 10:18 am

 

Well, Ange and I are finally going on a holiday. We’re going to a place in Shoalhaven, just north of Vincentia, which is just south of Nowra. It’s a nice holiday house, 100m from the beach, backing onto a river, for three days starting 11th September.


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Not bad, ey?

On other news, we’re over our internet cap again and bloody hell, it’s painful being back in 56k.

 

 

PreHypertext Teeth Processor

Filed under: General - Mark @ 5:10 pm

 

Well I had my teeth out this morning. Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. He just numbed me up and ripped the fuckers out with a pair of pliers. I reckon I could have done that! Thanks to lovely Codeine and Paracetamol there’s not even the slighest bit of pain (just the slight taste of bloody every now and again as some escapes the clot). Louise is in surgery at the moment having her gall bladder removed, so its been a busy day for our health fund!

I gotta say, I love PHP and I must be getting a hell of a lot better at it. In less than 5 hours today I coded this site:

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for my work. It’s hopefully going to be an integral part of our Voice Recognition system – it will incorporate logging, statistics, system control, hopefully be a whole front end. At the moment it does logging and basic reporting, but all the data there is manually entered (I haven’t loaded the reporting module into the phone system yet – that’ll come next week when I get some time). I reckon it’s pretty spiffy. The layout is heavilly based on someone elses layout though so I can’t take all the credit for that, athough I have hacked it quite considerably!

Add Comment (0) | 24/8/2006

 

 

Loosing my wisdom

Filed under: General - Mark @ 10:14 pm

 

I’m having my Wisdom teeth out tomorrow! So much fun! Two days without earning any money! Wooo!

Add Comment (0) | 23/8/2006

 

 

I hate firefox

Filed under: General - Mark @ 12:46 pm

 

I am so sick of elitest websites. “You’re using IE, how about you decide to chop your own testicals off and use this other browser instead! It does nothing that this browser doesn’t do, its jsut another thing to install” or “You’re not using the best browser in the known universe so Im not going to show you my site instead I’m writing a php script hat will redirect you to donkey porn if you try to visit my site using IE again”.

Geeeeeeeeze. I don’t care for goodness sake. I use IE cos its there. It’s convenient. And if you have half a brain it’s easy to keep your computer nice and safe. Shiiiite.

Add Comment (2) | 22/8/2006

 

 

The problem with the world

Filed under: General - Mark @ 5:02 pm

 

Allens Throat Lollies:
Coles: ~90c
Local Convenience Store: $1.55
Largest oil company in the world (Shell): $2.50.

They flogged me close to 100 bucks for a tank of fucking petrol, then wanted TWO AND A HALF DOLLARS FOR A FUCKING THROAT LOZENGERS! I didn’t buy them on principle. Fuckers.

Add Comment (0) | 21/8/2006

 

 

Itchy

Filed under: General - Mark @ 1:39 pm

 

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Chinese Plastic

Filed under: General - Mark @ 2:05 pm

 

Well, today I went out to Mount Druitt to pick up Angela’s TV. It was all going well until I actually started moving anywhere, cos I left my GPS unit on my roof. Oops. As soon as I hit 80kph it flew off the top of the car and was promply run over by a Mercedes Benz S-Class. So I turned around as soon as I could to go pick it up, and low and behold – the damn thing still turns on! It was in three pieces, so I stuck it all back together. It gets power, received GPS signal, but the bluetooth light doesn’t turn on. So I guess the bluetooth is buggered. So I still gotta buy a new one 🙁

Add Comment (3) | 16/8/2006

 

 

My new toy

Filed under: General - Mark @ 4:59 pm

 

Well, Ange has her new toy, and now so do I. I’ve been saying for ages that as much as I love the functionality of my beloved Nokia 6260 I really want a phone that is more stylish and faster. And I found it. The Nokia N70. It still runs Symbian, and so will still do my GPS, but is far more stylish and sexy 😉 And a very damn nice camera too.

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Sexyness. And it’s 3G, so I can get 380kbps internet, free for the first two months! And free video calls for 2 months too. Not that I’ll ever use them but still, its pretty nifty!

Add Comment (0) | 13/8/2006

 

 

Green with envy

Filed under: General - Mark @ 10:05 pm

 

Well, if you scroll down you’ll see my post about how good eBay seems to be at the moment. And it strikes true again as Angela just made a new aquisition:

Big fucking TV
Auction Here

A 32″ HD LCD TV for under $1500. And it’s a Samsung to boot. Not fair!

Add Comment (3) | 12/8/2006

 

 

Half Eddie! HALF!

Filed under: Microsoft Beta's - Mark @ 9:41 am

 

Man Windows Vista is a bit like being divorced – it wants half. Of everything. I had 1gb of RAM, it wanted over 500. I have 2gb of RAM it takes 1gb. I give it Athlon MP’s and it takes half the performance. I give it Opteron 242’s and it takes half. Im hoping to lay my hands on some Opteron 250’s soon (the 2.4Ghz model) so I’ll be interested to see what it makes of them 🙂

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See what I mean? Thats 1.19gb of RAM, with only IE and Outlook open. Yucky. Can’t wait till they finalise the code and it uses less. Mind you, this build is a bit old now cos I don’t have 4gb of bandwidth each month to spend on downloading the new x64 build.

Add Comment (1) | 10/8/2006

 

 

Tis the season…

Filed under: General - Mark @ 4:31 pm

 

… to be on eBay! Opteron 250’s for $150, 1Gb PC3200 ECC REG for $100, Dual 2.4 Xeon 1RU’s for $1199 (I havent actually bought any of them), and my latest purcahse: a Griffin iTrip for my iPod – $30 including postage. Fuckin bargain. The internet has gone crazy cheap!

Speaking of eBay, Ange has been buying some paintings, well trying to, people keep out-bidding us, but she did snare this one for a steal 🙂

Add Comment (0) | 9/8/2006

 

 

The Lakehouse

Filed under: General - Mark @ 8:28 am

 

Yesterday Ange and I went to the new Parramatta cinemas to see The lake house. As a chick flick it didn’t make me want to gouge my eyes out of my sockets, which is surprising. It wasn’t all that bad (from a guy perspective, it was better than The Notebook).

Problem is that that Angela figured out the twist to the movie about 5 minutes in, before even I did. She’s quick. It took a guy I work with at least half the movie and I’d say most people didn’t figure it out till the end. I think we might have ruined it for the people around us cos we talked about it quite loudly, even if it was under our breath 😉

Add Comment (1) | 6/8/2006

 

 

I’m FREE!

Filed under: General - Mark @ 8:39 am

 

I’m finally debt free!!! Except for my car loan, that is, but that’s a very sustainable debt. WOOOO I love tax returns!!

Add Comment (1) | 3/8/2006

 

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