Sunday, July 27, 2008


Not sure what sparked this off, but earlier today I remembered something that happened a few years ago.

It must have been around 92 or 93 because it happened while I was living in Sydney. I was at a group activity and it was after everything had finished. Myself and a few other people were in the carpark and most people had gone. Another chap and I were sitting on the boot of one of the cars. I can't remember what car it was, but it was a sedan.

The driver started the car and backed up slowly, so we thought that he knew we were on the boot. As he drove out of the carpark I was thinking "I'll jump off when he stops at the gate". The driver did not stop at the gate and then took off up the road at full speed. I was sitting on the back of a car, with my palms flat on the metal desperately hanging on. The other chap did not fare as well and he fell off.

I think that it was when the other guy slid off the car that the driver noticed something wrong and stopped the car. I jumped off and ran back to were the other guy was. I don't remember much of what happened after that, but he ended up with a fractured arm. If I remember correctly, he had been holding on to a basketball and that's why he slid off while I didn't.

Don't know why I remembered that...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

What a stack!

What do you do with 700Kg's of catalogues? Why, you build a giant twisty stack of course!

A giant stack of catalogs at Jaycar in Midland

We (by which I meant I) spent the better part of two days stacking those bad boys up. Don't yet have the total number of catalogues used, but it was almost a pallet worth, and there's a ton on a pallet.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I found the Monkey!

Well, it took several years, but I finally found the source for the image that I'd been using as an avatar for several years. You can see the avatar that I normally use to the right.

Anyway, this image was originally a 3D render by Matt Cioffi over at CGSociety. You can see the thread where he released his marvelous work here, posted back in 2005.

This means that I found / received the image fairly shortly after it was released, maybe early 2006. When I got it, it didn't have the id strip along the bottom so I have been unable to honour the person who made it. Well, now I can - it was Matt Cioffi who made the original.

Thanks Matt! It's an awesome image and sorry for not having been able to credit you before this.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Not dead, but getting there...

Hmm... nowhere near as much free time as I would like.

May need to re-consider my options. Frustration building, satisfaction falling.