Stupid money

Filed under: General - Mark @ 7:52 am


I have this 5c piece that has been causing me hassles for days now. I don’t know why but it always ends up in my pocket, and this pocket has a 5c sized hole in it, and every time it falls out I decide to pick it up and keep it. ITS FIVE CENTS MARK. LET IT FALL.

Add Comment (1) | 9/10/2009



I’m back baby!

Filed under: General - Mark @ 4:12 pm


After three months of (someone else) battling the insurance companies and repair schedule, I HAVE MY (work) LAPTOP BACK! Yippee! About friggin time!

Add Comment (0) | 7/10/2009



Windows Installer GUID’s

Filed under: General - Mark @ 12:25 pm


I’m running a batch file from an MS KB to remove my rooted Office 2007 installation, and I couldn’t help notice a common pattern in the Office 2007 GUIDs:


Smartasses. Of course, doing that means they’re not actually GUIDs, but I don’t think it’ll matter.

Add Comment (0) | 6/10/2009



I love public holidays

Filed under: General - Mark @ 8:19 am


+1 Public Holiday Greatness!

Add Comment (2) | 5/10/2009



Fifteen hours

Filed under: General - Mark @ 6:32 am


Last night I went to bed at 3pm for a bit of a nanna nap while Angela went to her parents place. When I woke up it was 6. AM. The next day.

That’s a fifteen hour nap, and it was fanTASTIC. For the first time since my honeymoon I’ve woken up not tired, ready to go, awake, no bags, no nothing. SO refreshing!

Add Comment (0) | 4/10/2009



So very pleased

Filed under: General - Mark @ 9:09 pm


I’m quite pleased with myself at the moment. A few years ago Ange bought an 19″ LCD TV which recently has just been sitting around not doing much. So I thought “I wonder if I can put it in the kitchen”.

Thing about kitchens is, you don’t ever want to take away bench space. Thankfully this monitor has VESA mounting holes at the back. Awesome. Popped down to bunnings, bought some 5mm thick MDF and fashioned myself a mount for it, and screwed it into the underneath of the cupboards. Hey presto, TV in kitchen without any bench space lost.

It’s only analogue at the moment, will get a set top box for it when we can afford it. I’ll find some way of mounting the box nicely.

I also learned how bloody hard it is to cut in a straight line with a cheap jigsaw. I must find my hand saw somewhere…

Add Comment (1) | 2/10/2009



Gotta love marketing weasles

Filed under: General - Mark @ 7:06 am


Check the following screenshot of a popular P2P software:

What do you see wrong with that screenshot? The thing that they actually searched for, is NOT FOUND in the search results. Seriously, let’s advertise our product’s search capabilities by doing a search and showing how it finds plenty of irrelevant things, but not the thing that they searched for.

And this is why I don’t use P2P. Bring on the newsgroups!



Getting there

Filed under: General - Mark @ 2:09 pm


After two weeks of high productivity, I’ve got the Outstanding Items from our last client meeting down to 6. Down from 88. And most of them were fairly big tasks, a few hours each on average. Phew. I’m going out for drinks when this project is finally put into the testing phase.

In other news, I seem to have lost my two posts from yesterday. I don’t remember what they were about so they were clearly just rambling, so no great loss.

Add Comment (0) | 1/10/2009