A cricket bat!
Twelve years, and four psychiatrists!
Four?
I kept biting them!
Why?
They said you weren't real.

Sunday, January 22

Life

One, Two, Many, Lots

Susie tagged me!

Four Jobs I've Had in My Life

Computer programmer*

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over, and Have

Spirited Away
Millennium Actress
The Princess Bride
Ghostbusters

Four Places I Have Lived

Melbourne
Sydney
Um, other places in Sydney

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch

Kamichu!
Gakuen Alice
Galaxy Angel
Futurama

Four Places I Have Been on Vacation

Caloundra
Mt Gambier (possums!)
Whitsunday Islands
Scone

Four Websites I Visit Daily since I got internet access again

JREF Forum
Munuviana
Tim Blair
AnimeSuki

Four Favorite Foods

Heinz Baked Beans in Ham Sauce
Cadbury Roast Almond Chocolate
Special K
Sausage sandwiches

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now

Um. I'm in Sydney, Australia; it's summer; I have air conditioning and a 4.5Mbit internet connection. Oh, all right:

San Diego - similar climate, good internet access (and lower latency to munu), and Amazon doesn't charge three times as much for shipping as they do for the product

Four People I Am Tagging With This Meme

Nah.

* Okay, and system analyst, system administrator, network engineer, webmaster, technical support monkey, database administrator; but always just as a distraction from the real job, which is programming. No matter what they hired me for.

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Life

One, Two, Many, Lots

Susie tagged me!

Four Jobs I've Had in My Life

Computer programmer*

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over, and Have

Spirited Away
Millennium Actress
The Princess Bride
Ghostbusters

Four Places I Have Lived

Melbourne
Sydney
Um, other places in Sydney

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch

Kamichu!
Gakuen Alice
Galaxy Angel
Futurama

Four Places I Have Been on Vacation

Caloundra
Mt Gambier (possums!)
Whitsunday Islands
Scone

Four Websites I Visit Daily since I got internet access again

JREF Forum
Munuviana
Tim Blair
AnimeSuki

Four Favorite Foods

Heinz Baked Beans in Ham Sauce
Cadbury Roast Almond Chocolate
Special K
Sausage sandwiches

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now

Um. I'm in Sydney, Australia; it's summer; I have air conditioning and a 4.5Mbit internet connection. Oh, all right:

San Diego - similar climate, good internet access (and lower latency to munu), and Amazon doesn't charge three times as much for shipping as they do for the product

Four People I Am Tagging With This Meme

Nah.

* Okay, and system analyst, system administrator, network engineer, webmaster, technical support monkey, database administrator; but always just as a distraction from the real job, which is programming. No matter what they hired me for.

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Wednesday, January 18

Life

Friends In Need

Some of you may already know, but Mikey, one of the family here at mu.nu, recently suffered a stroke and is in hospital in a serious condition. He's undergone surgery and remains in a medically-induced coma while the doctors work to stabilise his condition.

Da Goddess has been in touch with Mikey's family from the start, and visited the hospital last night. She's organising things to help Mikey's family out, so check in at her blog and Mikey's for updates.

She writes:

As far as fundraising efforts go, we're compiling a list of needs and I'll be posting that as time goes on. The main item on the list is getting Mrs. Mikey's mom to San Diego. She's in Colorado right now and we need someone to donate miles or a flight voucher for her to get here. If you have the power to arrange this, please let us know!
If you can help, please drop Da Goddess or me a line. Leave a comment on her blog or email her at Dagoddess at G(ee)Mail.com. Or contact me, and I'll pass it along.

Mikey is part of our family, and his family needs our support right now, so anything you can do will be appreciated.

Update: Plane ticket taken care of. Mikey's condition has improved; his blood pressure has come down; he's responding to voices and seems to understand what is being said. Not out of the woods yet, but he seems to be on the right road.

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Monday, January 02

Life

Welcome To 2006

Sydney enjoyed a classic New Year's Day today with temperatures hitting 45.2C (113.4F) in parts of Sydney (only 43C/109.4F where I live) ahead of what is euphemistically called a "late southerly change". This means winds of 60 km/h gusting up to 100 km/h, a temperature drop of 15C or more in two hours, lots of branches down and localised power outages. Fortunately, the power outages managed to miss me for once, taking out the northern edge of Hornsby instead.

We don't look likely to get any thunderstorms though. It was so dry today that even the 18° drop we got won't do the trick.

The other side of this is bushfires, of course. There was a nasty-looking glow to the north-east this evening, which may have been the Central Coast fires or may have been something closer.

Elsewhere in the state, temperatures reached as high as 47C (116.6F) at Ivanhoe. Snow? Don't talk to me about snow.

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