Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last post for 2008

Well, it's been a fun year.

I lived on my own in Sydney for three months, went skydiving, rode in a helicopter, managed to get some exercise almost every day and generally did all sorts of crazy things. Caught up with a lot of the old crew I went to High School with. Generally, the year was a blast.

Overall, I'm fairly happy with the way this year turned out.

No idea what 2009 will be like. Hopefully better but probably worse.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Enjoying my holiday

Well, I had three things that I wanted to do over this four-day weekend.
  1. Clean up my room, specifically all the clutter on the desks.
  2. Write a fair bit for the loneverse site, specifically the new Ydto series.
  3. Update my websites.
Well, I managed to do one of the three at least. I have a new article up on my site (no link, you'll have to find it. 'Cos that's the way I roll, because I'm evil). But my desks remain cluttered and I haven't written one word on the Loneverse site.


Well, I'll see what I can get done later today...

Friday, December 26, 2008

So much for paranoia

Well, normally I am fairly paranoid about keeping data and having multiple backups of everything.

In today's instance, I stuffed up.

I gave my mum a camera for Christmas, and included one of my SD cards in order to make sure she could use it straight away. I checked the card, wiped it and included it. Lamentably I didn't check it thoroughly enough so I lost a bunch of photos,

Oh well, nevermind. I don't think anythingi important was on there.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

How original - I wonder how many posts have that title today?

Well, I'm happy because I get an extra long weekend. Thursday and Friday closed since it's Christmas / Boxing Day, Saturday is my normal rostered day off and Sunday we are closed. So I don't go back to work until Monday.

Now, what will I do with my holidays? Well, right now I'm sitting at the computer using the internet. Which is about standard for me... maybe I ought to go out and talk to people or something.

As usual, not a lot to report, other than I finally got my brick film up on YouTube. Only took me three years. It's had 54 views at time of publishing which is more than I was expecting, so I am happy.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On Twitter!

Oh yay, I registered on Twitter. On the plus side, I was able to get my real name ( was already taken, BUT THEY AREN'T DOING ANYTHING WITH IT!). So, yay - I guess.

Now, at any moment of the day I can update with "doing nothing" or "at work".

Hmm... I see a flaw in my plan...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Slow and steady

Well, it turns out that its harder than it first appeard (isn't it always?). Nevertheless, I persevere. I figure that if I can add a few bits each day, I'll be able to work through it before I know it.

In other news, I'm really digging this new tv show "The Big Bang Theory". It's refreshing to see watch a show that isn't dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Fart jokes are funny, but there are other jokes that can be made.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Inspiration hits

Well, I've started a new story on my site I got the idea to write one of those old-style choose your own adventure book style stories. A Wikivella seems like the perfect platform for something like this.

The second thing that I am going to be starting on (hopefully this week) is that I'll be skinning Loneverse to look more like my main site which is easier on the eyes.

Black text on white background (or the other way around) is not easy to read for long stretches of time and that is half the point of Loneverse - people reading.

It'll be a while before I have enough content for someone to read "for hours", but I'm hoping to get there in a few months.


I'm starting to wonder if it's all worth the effort.

Everything I try ends up going nowhere. Since the common denominator is me, then logically the problem must lie with me. I know I'm lazy, lack drive and focus and have poor self-control: but it can't be that bad, can it?

Meh, I'm just in a weird mood today. Clocktowers and bolt actions sound like a nice mix, though I have neither. (That's a joke for the Secret Service agents reading this.)

I just need more sleep.

And more exercise.

More money would be nice, but that won't fix anything.

Maybe a girlfriend. Or a life . . . .

Friday, December 5, 2008


Honestly, I have no idea how these things happen.

I went out to buy a new car. It should have been fairly straightforward. I pretty much only had three requirements:
  1. Be a manual transmission.
  2. Be an old car so that I can do the maintenance myself, and
  3. Be a ute as I need the rear cargo area.
So what did I buy? I bought an automatic sedan that's a 1996 model. Gah!

I should slap myself in the face. Oh well, I have it now, might as well make the best of it...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Yay! Helicopter ridin'

Whee! What an awesome day! Took my mum out on a helicopter ride as an early Christmas present.

Me and mum in a helicopter

It was amazing. A tad on the expensive side, but still mad fun. It's a scenic flight around the city and down to the beach and back. About fifteen minutes, but well worth it.

Helicopter taking off

Really smooth takeoff and landings by the pilot, clear skies and cool summer weather. Overall a great time.

Also today, I bought a new car. I wanted to buy an older car so it'd be easier to maintain with a manual gearbox and preferably a ute. I bought a fairly new, automatic sedan.


Oh well, hopefully I'll be able to use it for a while.