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How you know you've been on holidays for too long

I woke up at about 1am Sunday morning. I sat up in bed, thinking "this is a really strange hotel room". It was just the bed and some built-in wardrobes. There was no big tv or fridge or phone - or bathroom. There was, however, a suitcase sitting on the floor.

I must have woken Shelley up, as she then got up and went down the hallway. I decided to visit the bathroom while I was awake, so i looked around on the floor for some pants so I wouldn't surprise the other guests as I walked down the hall.

It was only then that I had a look out the window and realised I was in my own bedroom.

Three weeks in Canada


Well, we're back home (and I'm back at work). I took about 6400 photos during our 3 weeks in Canada, most of which all looked the same. I guess that's what happens when you spot your first polar bear and hold down the shutter for minutes at a time, pausing only to change memory cards.

Overall, it was an excellent holiday. The only way it could have been better is if we went to Knight Inlet to see the grizzlys as well, as many people in our tour group had done.

TOOBS

UPDATE: Muahahah, I got some ! Convenience store at Broadway. Check it out bitches I got lots of packets

Remember Toobs ? Everyone remembers Toobs. They were the best chips ever ! But then they stopped making them.

But they have returned ! Smith's have brought them back - they are apparently available now.

There's a thread on zgeek over here

One of the enterprising folks from zgeek wrote to Smith's asking where to get TOOBS in their local area (which used to be my local area annoyingly enough) - I thought I'd do the same.

My computer illiteracy and why geeks are useful

I finished the assignment around midnight the night before it was due. ‘Ahh, hard parts over’ I thought. All I had to do now was burn it onto a disc as the lecturer insisted it be submitted either on disc or uploaded. Then everything went wrong….

Session Start: Thu Oct 19 01:42:57 2006
Session Ident: #illawarra
* Topic is http://graphics.news.com.au/multimedia/2006/061016_peterAndreAndJordan/index_popup.html'
* Set by nymphomeliac on Tue Oct 17 17:54:26
[01:43] (moregon) HELP
[01:43] (moregon) is anyone awake
[01:43] (synfx) sup
[01:43] (moregon) TIM
[01:43] (moregon) this fucking uni assignment

Rally Driving



For her birthday, I bought Shelley an Extreme Driving half day rally drive, located near Cessnock in the Hunter Valley. She had a great time sliding around in the dirt in the WRX, while I had a great time taking photos with my new 100-400mm camera lens - I ended up taking about 1200 photos over 4 hours. The 100-400 was just THE perfect lens for taking photos of the action.

Lying for the greater good


I lied again! But but but I was forced to! Sw held a gun to my head. Ok that's a lie too
And it was such a horrible lie "No there will be no celebration of you turning 30, we tried but all of your friends hate you" Well, your friends are lame and can't be bothered was closer to what was claimed. That was clearly a lie though, everyone turned up! Awwww the love. Sometimes lying is good *nod*

I'm about to moon you all


So now I've got this huge 100-400mm lens for my camera, I thought I'd borrow Julie's 2x teleconverter and take another shot of the moon with this 800mm lens.

Since the lens is normally f/5.6 at 400mm, it will lose autofocus with any teleconverter when mounted on my Canon 350D. A 2x teleconverter loses two stops of light, making the 400mm f/5.6 lens into an 800mm f/11 (see this page for an explanation of f stops).

The Dorksville's War on Spam

So the funky new spam filtering software seems to be doing well. Sure, a few spam emails slip through the filter, but not many.

I've just done some rough calculations based on the last few days worth of email traffic - 90% of all inbound email is spam. NINETY PERCENT! I personally would be getting over 200 spam per day without any spam filtering. The good news is email viruses seem to have died out, for now.

Feel free to have a look at the pretty graphs.

Ever thought of being a wedding photographer?


I have... no thanks! way too much stress. Craig at work sent this pdf file to me earlier today - SFW, but just remember once you've seen it, you can't unsee it!

Wedding Of The Year.pdf

Oops I did it again

I rang my acupuncturist and left a message on her answering machine apologising for not being able to come in to my appointment the following day because "I have to go go work early"
That was a lie, I didn't have to go to work any earlier, I just couldn't be bothered going to the appointment. Does lying to a machine count??

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