Finn, what the cabbage?

Thursday, August 28

Life

Not Dead, Plotting

Language warning: Contains language.

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Thursday, July 24

Life

What It's Like

What It's Like Going Grocery Shopping With Celiac Disease

About 10% of the food items are labelled Salmonella Free.  And from experience, you know that's maybe 70% accurate, so if you ever want to try something new, you'd better clear your schedule because you might be spending the next 24 hours locked in the bathroom.

And there's no rhyme or reason to it.  Coffee?  How the hell did they get salmonella in coffee?*


What It's Like Using Windows 8 On A Non-Touch Device

It's like living in a house where the doors are just painted on the walls, and to go in and out of the rooms or open the cupboards you need to carry a chainsaw.  And all the surfaces are painted the exact same shade of off-white.  But the location is great!


* I thought I was lactose intolerant as well until I discovered that gluten is a common filler in ice cream.

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Life

Whyfor?

Why exactly is it that if I want an antihistamine, or a painkiller containing codeine, it needs to be approved by a pharmacist, but if I want a cold & flu preparation containing both, I can just pick it up and pay for it?

Update: It might be because the cold & flu pills have less codeine (I checked) and antihistamine (not sure).  Plus paracetamol (acetominophen) to keep you safe.  The paracetamol will kill you before you can get hooked on the codeine.

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Wednesday, July 16

Life

Not Going According To The Script

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Friday, May 16

Life

Where's Pixy?

Zzzzzz....

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Friday, April 04

Life

April

Three public holidays and I get an extra hour of sleep this Sunday.

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Saturday, March 29

Life

Pixy's Houshold Hints

Don't leave an Australian two dollar coin in your pocket when washing your clothes in...  Whichever model fancy Samsung combination washer/dryer it is that I have.

Because it's exactly the right size to lodge in the drain and block it completely.

And if the thing can't drain, it won't do anything at all.*  Which means no washer.  And also no dryer.  Combination washer-dryers are wonderful things until they break, and then you lose two critical appliances at once.**

So now I have a working washer, a working dryer, and two dollars.***  A good day all round.

Update: Well, I have a washing machine and $20 anyway.  Found some $5 notes in a pocket when I was carefully checking my first load in my restored washing machine, which was good.  Then it singularly failed to dry the load of washing, which was not so good.  Still an improvement.

* Because (a) the first thing it does on any wash cycle is drain any leftover water, and (b) the dryer has a condenser unit, and won't start unless it can run cold water through the condenser.
** It's been raining here in Sydney for about a month.  I can hand-wash my clothes when I have to, since it's just me, but hand-drying is not so easy.
*** Actually, $5.  There was another $2 and a $1 in the emergency water release thingy.

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Wednesday, March 26

Life

Littlewood's Law

Littlewood's Law states, effectively, that every human being will experience a miracle about once a month.

Where "miracle" is defined not as something necessarily supernatural, but an event with odds of a million-to-one.  So it could just as well be bad, or simply weird, as wonderful.

For example, being late to work on two successive Mondays because the train you missed (because you were already late) hit someone and the railway line was closed.

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Monday, March 24

Life

If The Universe Is Trying To Tell Me Something, I Wish It Would Stop

Last Monday I was running late for work, and missed my train.

I was made significantly later than I already was because the train I missed hit someone and all services on that line were cancelled for the next couple of hours.  Fortunately, since I was stuck at a station which is the junction of three different lines, I was able to take a longer route and eventually reach the office.

Today I was running late for work again* and missed my train.  I caught the next one...  And the train I missed hit someone and the train I was on had to wait while emergency services were called in.

Also, it rained.


And the building site next door keeps catching fire.


I think I should stop going to the office on Mondays.

 * I do work flexible hours, but I was kind of outside the flex.

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Friday, January 03

Life

New Year's Resolution, Part The Second

This year I resolve to be quicker to anger, slower to forgive, and to pour forth acerbity and vitriol upon those deserving of it.

Because the old way wasn't getting me anywhere.

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