It’s official: Broadband kicks serious arse.
Archive for November, 2006|Monthly archive page
It looks like Telstra’s found our lines are suitable for broadband! We ought to be connected by next week.
I’m still unable, however, to connect to MSN. Jabber through iChat is causing so many problems, and Messenger just refuses to work at all. It’s frustrating. So frustrating.
* I am not, as Suasge Boy has claimed, bald. I do still have hair. It’s just very difficult to photograph in front of a black chair.
* Jabber and iChat are causing trouble for some bizarre reason, so if you’re contacting me on MSN, and I’m not responding, I’m not ignoring you – it’s just that my messages aren’t going through because Jabber hates me.
I got me a haircut today. Hair all gone! Well, mostly. It’s still there, actually. But some is missing. Which, I believe, is the point of a haircut. And I shall stop this post right here, because it’s very silly.
Just 15 minutes ago, we signed up for broadband. I’ve only been waiting a year!
Just what is the reason for screening this – ‘So You Think You Can Dance’? It’s been on for about half an hour so far, and I have seen about 5 minutes of dancing. One guy attempted to perform what looked like star jumps while wearing red track pants, then said that his name is ‘Sex’. No, mate, you are not. You are ‘starjump-trackpants’.
Actually, that’s not such a bad name. Hell, there’s a ‘Spongebob Squarepants’. Why not ‘Starjump Trackpants’? It makes just as much sense.
ONE GUY JUST SAID THAT HE ‘OOZES FANTASTICISMS’!!!!! HIS FIRST WORDS TO THE JUDGES WERE ‘WHERE DO I PUT MY MINK?’!!!!! Then he squirmed around for a minute before the judges told him that he was shite. Dude can’t dance.
Anyway, I finished my essay this afternoon. I relaxed with a beer, a pack of doritos, and a copy of The Chaser’s War On Everything vol 2. Brilliant. Made even better by a barbeque dinner.
Some days are just awesome.
I hand my last essay (Media Literacies) in tomorrow. And that will be uni done for the year. No more brain-work until March! I can’t believe how quick the year’s gone. It doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago that I sat down to my first lecture (World Politics), then wandered over to the State Library and almost fell asleep. What an eventful day that was. And now, after all these months (and a change in both course and location) it’s almost over!
I’m going to take the rest of the month off. I’ll pretty much do nothing this week, and I’m going to Melbourne for a couple of days next week, and then I’ll be going back to full availability at work. First shifts will be Tuesday/Wednesday, first week of December. And I’ll get to be in homewares! Ah, homewares. What would I do without you?
I’ll tell you what I’d do – I was general runner yesterday and Friday, after many weekends of being in homewares. It’s something to do with them putting the girls from the floor in the reserve. So I was doing other stuff. This other stuff involved collecting cardboard (boo!) and marking off a few boxes of books. That was fun, because I found a couple of old classics from my childhood in there – Where The Wild Things Are and Harry the Dirty Dog. I freaking loved those books, so it was great to see they’re still being stocked.
Well, I’d better get back to work. Only 300ish words to finish the main body of the essay, then I have to write the intro and conclusion. That’s all!
Sorry about the lack of alliteration there. New Music Monday works better, but it isn’t Monday! It’s Wednesday! But I do have new musical offerings. Well, purchases. I’m not offering this music. You heard that, record companies? No piracy going on in these parts of town!
First up is Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians! It finally got here! I ordered it from JB HiFi, and it took them about 4 weeks to get a CD from Marion to the City. That’s sloooow. But I could wait. Seeing as I already had the CD, albeit a white-label copy. But I wanted the artwork and stuff, plus the awesomeness of having both the white-label pre-release copy AND the commercial release. It’s a truly fantastic EP, especially the cover of Portishead’s Glorybox. Like, wow. I can’t wait for PB to get his arse (and the rest of him. maybe the band to, cos, you know, they’re kinda crucial) over to Adelaide.
I also picked up the new album from The Magic Numbers – Those The Brokes. Very cool, kinda bluesy but not, pop. Nice harmonies. But I haven’t listened to all of it yet. The last four songs may be utter garbage. I don’t know. But I doubt it very much, as I haven’t disliked any of the previous tracks. I’d be disappointed if 90% of it was awesome, then the last bit went to shit. But then again, that would serve me right for buying it on impulse after seeing it written on the board behind the counter, and not even checking the price.
We Died, They Remixed by Architecture In Helsinki also made it into my bag, as did the new Gorillaz DVD, Phase Two: Slow Boat to Hades. They haven’t been listened to/watched, so I can’t report back. But I’m looking forward to listening to the new AIH album. It’s pretty much last year’s In Case We Die remixed by a whole heap of artists, including Hot Chip, New Buffalo and Koool G. Murder with somebody called Squeak E. Clean. I have a bizarre feeling that Squeak E. is he who is known as E of Eels, but I can’t be sure. It’s a cavalcade of unsureness tonight! And as for the Gorillaz DVD, well, it’s Gorillaz. All their videos from Demon Days, plus live performances, other stuff, and an episode of MTV’s Cribs. I have no idea what that is, but I’ll just go along with it.
I think I’ve come to the realisation that I’m fairly shite at making informed purchases…
The process of bringing posts over to WordPress is taking ages. It doesn’t help that I’m still on dialup. I’d prefer if LiveJournal allowed to export an entire year’s worth of journal, rather than the current 1 month per export. I guess they don’t like people packing up and leaving… Funny that.
But so far I’ve found a design I like, and am working out the sidebar/blogroll/widget technicalities. I’ve created a page (there’s something you can’t do on LJ) that has constantly updated last.fm charts. There’s also a ‘recently played’ RSS feed in the sidebar. I like that a lot. Yes indeed.
I quite like the possibilities this system gives. Even just the ability to create new pages is cool. It’s kinda like a site, but one that doesn’t have its own domain name or safety that it will still be here tomorrow depending on the whim of somebody across the globe. But it’s still cool.
In other matters, I have about one and a half weeks to go until Uni’s done for the year. I’m taking a week or so off between uni and going back to full availability at work, and intend to use that tme to just sit down and do absolutely nothing. Maybe I’ll play The Sims 2. Three days, however, will be spent in Melbourne, as I’m heading back over there for no real reason other than ‘I feel like it’. I can’t wait to get back over there. Maybe I’ll actually blog my journal from my last trip to Melbourne when I get back. I meant to do so ages ago, but I got all caught up in that pesky uni business, and completely forgot about it until last week. It shall be my ‘Melbourne Diaries‘. And because I’m now on WP, I can give it its own page. Perfect.
However, I’m going to go to bed now, because I have a lot of writing/typing to do tomorrow. I have 2 days to go to get these essays finished, and it’s always a good idea to get a good night’s sleep. Pity that it’s now almost midnight. Oh well.
See you at 8am, world!
From the end of this month, this wordpress blog shall be taking over from where my LiveJournal leaves off. I’m surrently in the process of transferring all my old posts into the WordPress system, so my blogging history will come with me. Much fun!