It's a duck pond.
Why aren't there any ducks?
I don't know. There's never any ducks.
Then how do you know it's a duck pond?
Thursday, March 25
I just looked at my credit card statement.
It seems that when you buy two computers, plus various extra bits and pieces, plus a bunch of anime, and a printer and a couple of office chairs and then some more bits and pieces, that they actually want you to pay for it. Damn!
Now, my latest pay cheque will take care of it all, but still. The nerve of them, expecting me to pay for things I've bought.
On the other hand: I dropped by the CX computer store in Pitt St just now. I can get 50 DVD-Rs for $59, or 25 for $29. Um, guys...
Friday, March 19
I stopped by Galaxy Bookshop this evening and picked up a copy of Wil McCarthy's The Wellstone, which appears to be a sequel of sorts to his wonderful The Collapsium. I somehow missed it when it came out, and only realised this because he has just produced a third book set in the same univers, Lost in Transmission.
I'll let you know what it's about once I've read it, but that won't be until after I fight off this cold. Although the other symptoms aren't too bad, it has sucked all the life out of me and reduced my brain to cottage cheese in processing power terms.
I was asked today how I was and I replied "Not bad" in a cheerful tone. My excuse for this obvious lie is that I was on drugs at the time. The drugs have since worn off.
Tuesday, March 09
Summer is now over, and in Sydney today it is a pleasant 37 degrees.
That's 37 Australian degrees, which is equivalent to about 99 American degrees.
Monday, March 08
Internet access up and down all day. Bah.
(This is still my old ISP - I cut over to the new one this Wednesday. Pity I didn't do it sooner...)
Friday, March 05
On the train to work this morning, there was a group of little old ladies discussing Mel Gibson's latest flick: the biblical inaccuracies, the excessive violence, the merchandising (tut tut!), the reaction or lack thereof from the Catholic Church, and how Life of Brian was a much better film.
Thursday, March 04
I just switched ISPs. (Yes, again.) Although my current ISP doesn't suck, they now only passively don't suck, where before they actively didn't suck. That is, they are cheap and reliable, but they used to be cheap and reliable and improving every month.
Also, I only* get 16GB of downloads on my current plan. With my new ISP, I get unlimited downloads. And it costs $5 less per month.
Also, I have switched my phone account to a new phone company. In fact, to the company I work for. And have worked for for two years now.
The only reason I hadn't already switched is that there were - two years ago - problems with transferring lines with ADSL. Those problems were long since resolved, only no-one told me. So I've been with Telstra*** all that time.
Anyway, now that I can download unlimited amounts of stuff each month, I need to go shopping for an unlimited disk drive to store it all. Has anyone seen a good price on such things recently?
Tuesday, March 02
Long day at work and my brain is fried.
Nonetheless, the special February 30 edition of the Bestofme Symphony will be appearing here soon.
Monday, March 01
I put all the little bits in my printer. Now I can print!
Except when it gets to the bottom of an A4 sheet of photo paper, the print head scrapes against the paper and messes everything up.
There's a "don't do that then" setting. I'll have to try that out.
They should have Sunday twice a week, that's what I say.
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