Saturday, November 28, 2015

Account recovery

Short version: back in 2007 I set up my blogger account and started blogging. No biggie. Around 2012 Google aquired Blogger and tied my gmail account to my blog. No biggie.

Problem is that I kept using the gmail account (user) and not the blogger account (admin). A year or two ago I wanted to make changes to the blog and found I couldn't since I was using a non-admin account.

I didn't pay much attention to it but it vexxed me. I tried a few times to reset the admin account but the email address I used to set it up doesn't exist anymore.

It took a bit of effort today, but I managed to get access to the account again and made the changes. So, yay! Points for persistance.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Achievement Unlocked

Well, course is basically done (last day is mainly just cleaning up and refurb). Managed to tick all the right boxes so I've passed, another responsibility available to be tasked with. :D

Looking forward to getting back to Darwin, though I suspect I will be spending many hours at the airport waiting for my flight. Such is how these things go.

Looking forward even more to getting some time with the family in December. Only ad two weeks at home all year and was lucky enough to have a third week with my wife when she came up to Darwin in September.

Will be good when she moves up to Darwin and we can spend more time together.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

One more week

Hit the halfway point, second week of this course to go. Half of me wants it to go quick, half of me wants it to drag out. I like the course and what I am learning, but there are so many other things I need to get on top of, it isn't funny.

One day at a time...

Friday, November 20, 2015


Making good progress so far. Helps that I already have some experience, though it is a tad frustrating that I'm only getting qualified on what I already know what to do.

Had been planning on changing career paths but with the family coming up, I figure I'll stay on my current track for a while. Don't want to make the family move, then move again a few months later.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Well, since I had so much spare time I had been gearing up to start recording a podcast. Not about anything particularily import or possibly interesting to anybody else. But with the change in circumstances coming up, I'm not going to have the time or the space to do any recording.

Good thing I hadn't yet spent any money on any gear like a decent microphone. I'd been planning on it, though it probably wouldn't have been for a while. Lots of other, more pressing things that need money before that would have happened.

Oh well, just have to keep looking for something else to set up as a creative outlet.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Got sent to Brisbane for a few weeks to do a spot of training. Going well so far.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Are you annoyed by the "Memories" feature on Facebook? I am. I can understand the reasoning but I don't want random stuff getting picked out and shown to me.

It'd be like letting a random stranger come into my house, rummaging through my photo albums and picking stuff out to shove in my face. No thank you.

At least I haven't been burned as bad as some people who have had "happy" photos of deceased friends or family bringing up bad memories.

Currently, there is no way to turn it off or opt out of it. But there is a work around:

1: Go to
2: Find the settings button
3: Find the dates filter
4: Set the dates you don't want memories from

So if (for example) something bad happened in 2011, you could set the date filter to not show anything from Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2011. Then FB won't show you any Memories from 2011.

I wanted to turn Memories off altogether, so I set mine from Jan 1 2005 (as far back as it goes) to Jan 1 2016 (in the future at the time I wrote this).

This effectively turns Memories off. Just need to update the future date as I catch up to it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Still hot

Slept with the air con on last night. Usually I don't, try and save power. But I figured I could do without a pre breakfast shower. Cut out one during the day... lol.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Bit of a long dragged out day today. Apparently there was some horesy thing on today down south - yawn, not my cup of tea.

Actually, that's more frustrating than anything because I'm trying to get paperwork done and that stalls when everyone is out of the office.

Oh well, can't do anything about it, so no point getting worked up about it. Just wait for tomorrow, then do what I can.