May 2008 - alvers.info

Just a place for my old thoughts

Am I the only one geeky enough to find this funny?
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 12:30 am
(DJ)

As you would have seen posted here a few times Deb and I are fans of the Lolcat site icanhascheezburger.

The site has been a bit slower since Christmas and I had read that the original creators had sold the site and the new owners were spinning a very nice profit from advertising and related product sales. When looking for details of the sale I came across a posting that said a group has attempted to create a programming language using Lolspeak.

Here's an example...

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
PLZ OPEN FILE "LOLCATS.TXT"?
AWSUM THX
VISIBLE FILE
O NOES
INVISIBLE "ERROR!"
KTHXBYE

Reading the code just made me chuckle. I guess that indicates the depth of my geekiness.

Deb
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 2:52 am

Yep, that's sad. What's sadder is I can read it.


Queensland vs PSU (3 - nil)
Sunday, 18 May 2008 3:38 am
(DJ)

What is it about Queensland that keeps burning the nuts out of the power supply units in PCs. Since coming up here I have replaced the power supply in my computer, dad's computer and now the utility PC as well.

Don't get me wrong, I am just about to put in a standing order with MSY for one PSU a month at $25, so the price is not too scary. But you have to wonder when you are standing in line to buy a replacement power supply and you think "Hey, I should buy a spare and put in on the shelf, just in case".

So Queensland is currently eating PSUs so fast I am considering fitting a belt feed to the side of my PC.

And continuing the technology rant I am trying to find a replacement GPS unit for my car stereo. I have made the mistake of buying a no-name brand Chinese manufactured system from eBay. The seller has vanished off the face of the earth and it turns out that half of china actually manufactures these things. The problem is that I have to buy a minimum of 5 complete systems to get the little box that I need. I am pretty sure I don't wanna get into the import/retail market for these things just yet. I have finally managed to make contact with a local guy who imports them as well as a company in china that is willing to ship me one whole unit. So maybe I might get this fixed one day.

We went to say James Raine and Mark Seymour last night at the Tivoli which was a great evening. Claire from work came along with a couple of her friends and except for their meals being lost at the pub it was an awesome night.

And finally I should say I am having a bit of a nice Sunday. I woke up and did a short run which is only the second time I have been out since getting sick for 5 weeks.

Then I came home and played Wow for a couple of hours, strolled down to the DVD store to drop back a couple of videos, picked up a cheese roll from the bakery, had a beer on the deck and then just relaxed back to write this. Deb and her Mum are at DFO shopping so it is just me and the pussycats.

To top off the perfectness of the day we are going to see Iron Man when they get back and then bake a chicken pie.

Yeah, this is how Sundays are supposed to work.


She took the rosŤ
Monday, 12 May 2008 6:25 am
(DJ)

Ok, so technology can be an interesting thing. Deb and her Mum headed up the coast today for a few days. And on arriving at their unit Deb snapped a shot of the view and sent it too me via MMS.

It's a nice shot and I didn't think much of it until a little later when I copied the pic to my pc which shows a much bigger image.

That was when I realised the the rosŤ I spied in the fridge last night and had been anticipating a glass or two of was no longer in the fridge. Hell, it was no longer in Brisbane. It was currently up the coast in two glasses on the balcony.

Sheesh!



She took the rosŤ
Wednesday, 31 December 1969 11:59 pm

Ok, so technology can be an interesting thing. Deb and her Mum headed up the coast today for a few days. And on arriving at their unit Deb snapped a shot of the view and sent it too me via MMS.

It's a nice shot and I didn't think much of it until a little later when I copied the pic to my pc which shows a much bigger image.

That was when I realised the the rosŤ I spied in the fridge last night and had been anticipating a glass or two of was no longer in the fridge. Hell, it was no longer in Brisbane. It was currently up the coast in two glasses on the balcony.

Sheesh!



Wayne
Monday, 12 May 2008 7:10 am

You can take the car, the credit card, or the last tim tam, all of that's ok, but my god woman, never, never take the rose with you on holidays.

Deb
Friday, 16 May 2008 4:15 am

I thought real men drank shiraz? (but I took some of that as well).

Wayne
Friday, 16 May 2008 7:06 am

Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and itís up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.



MDC 2008
Sunday, 11 May 2008 11:30 pm
(DJ)



Well, I have to hand it to Deb, JT and Jason. Although it was my idea, and I couldn't run on account of my cold and having not trained in over a month, they ran the Mothers Day Classic and did really well.

It was tough getting up at 5am on the Sunday but after getting going it wasn't too bad. The vibe at the event was really positive with a sea of pink everywhere we looked. We all had PwC Foundation t-shirts in bright blue which made it pretty easy to spot one another.

All up a great day. Deb is already looking for our next fun run to aim for.


A nice quiet weekend..cough..splutter...wheeze
Monday, 5 May 2008 11:53 pm
(DJ the insanely ill)

Ok, it is now pushing four weeks since I first got sick. I have now had the Flu, the shits, a head cold and now a chest cold. COME OFF IT! Give me a break. This is getting silly. I have taken more sick leave in the last month than I have an the last couple of years. It is seriously getting me down.

Anyway...

Friday I headed down the coast for a Foundation Day for work. This is our corporate charity that supports a number of groups and organisations. I was a volunteer at a Reach day for young people. It involved about 120 grade 9 & 10 kids with the purpose of trying to unlock their potential and to build their understanding of themselves and others. All up it was a very good day. The only hassle was that I had a contract pending back in the office and had to run like hell once the day finished. Not fair.



Saturday Deb and I took it easy and then went to see "Keating!" the musical. It was a lot of fun and very well done. I had a sense that they had refreshed a little of the material to keep it current but generally it was a walk down the political memory lane. The song with Alexander Downer was one of the funniest things I have seen and the actor looked like he was having an absolute ball doing it.

Sunday we went out for a run for the first time in weeks. The start was good for me but I hit hte wwall at the last rep and ended up walking home when I should have been running. It was still a pretty good effort. From there we did a little grocery shopping and had a very late breakfast on the balcony. Dinner was simple steak and pasta.

By yesterday was a public holiday in Queensland and the cold had taken its full toll. I just spend the whole day in my pajamas with the occational venture into WoW. It was pretty peaceful though so I can't complain too much.

And that brings me to today. I am home sick and waiting for my doctors appointment at lunchtime.

This being sick sucks.

Deb
Tuesday, 6 May 2008 5:11 am

Where's the Keating! piccy?

DJ
Thursday, 8 May 2008 9:01 pm

Now posted for your viewing pleasure