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Archive for September, 2007|Monthly archive page
My iPod touch arrived yesterday. So far, it’s awesome. Great screen, excellent sound quality, fast wifi connection, it has everything I want in an mp3 player.
Better review later (when I don’t have to worry about writing essays).
So, I have this essay due next Friday. I’ve been thinking it’s 1,500 words, but I just found out that it’s only 1,000 words. My fault, really – I completely ignored the big ‘1,000’ on the page, and substituted it with ‘1,500’ in my mind and on all my notes. Unfortunately, this means that I’m going to have to re-organise my essay plan. I can’t write 400 words for each section now, because there’s three sections! Oh no!
Good thing I haven’t written all that much yet. Hurrah for writer’s block!
Today at work, I made an art!
I Found This In A Box.
Styrofoam on Concrete.
It symbolises the precarious nature of our synthetic, pre-packaged, consumerist culture. It’s so full of holes that it should tip over, but instead, it’s propped up by remnants of outdated nineteenth century empires, crushing the freedom of the working classes, the poor, the starving, and the needy.
My talents are wasted at work. I should be selling arts!
PRISON INMATES THROW SAUSAGE TEMPER TANTRUM
PRISONERS in a county jail in New Mexico have gone on a rampage, breaking toilets and windows, after being told they would be allowed only one sausage at dinner.
Jail officials said around 33 inmates threw a “temper tantrum”, yelling and banging on their doors when told about the sausage rationing.
The jail was locked down and additional officers called to restore control.
Warden Jann Gartman said the other 300-plus prisoners accepted the meal without incident.
Sausages cause violence! I will not stop until this madness is put to an end! THE REVOLUTION STARTS NOW!
I don’t think I have any explanation for this…
Wow. I haven’t updated this thing since the 23rd of August! This is what happens when you start focusing on university instead of silly stuff.
I guess the major piece of news is that new iPods were released last week. And what an awesome bunch of iPods they are. The iPod nano is now a funny squat little thing, but is ultra-cute and plays video. And the new iPod classic is now available in 80GB and 160GB models, and white is no longer an option. I’m amazed that the 160GB version is now thinner than my 80GB iPod from last year, and also costs less than mine did. Weird.
But most important is the new iPod touch:
(image courtesy of apple.com)
How awesome is that?! It’s just like the iPhone, except it doesn’t have a phone. I’m more interested in the fact that it’s a touch-screen iPod with coverflow and other cool things. It also has wifi internet, and access to the new wifi iTunes Music Store. I think this could really come in handy.
So yeah, I blew $549 on that. The 16GB model. It ships on September 28, but probably won’t arrive until the 3rd of October at least, as there is a weekend and what looks to be a public holiday in the way.
What else is new? Hrm. I’ve been buying videos on iTunes this week. I got some old Beck videos, and an old Spiderbait video, and the new Polyphonic Spree. That one isn’t really a video at all, as it was completely shot with still photographs that were stuck together afterwards. It’s pretty good. Also, I’m getting quite excited that the new Regurgitator album, Love and Paranoia is released on Saturday. It will be a good day.
Uni’s been annoying lately. They seems to be wanting me to start writing essays and things again. How is it already essay writing time? I thought I’d only just finished that a couple of weeks ago! The passage of time is scary. However, the passage of time also brings the end of uni for another year. Now, that I’m looking forward to.
Oh yeah, we had a car crash last week! Some guy in a four-wheel drive hit us as we were going past a t-junction, and bust in the side front panel, as well as the passenger side doors. I was in the passenger seat (not driving, obviously). I was fine, but only realised afterwards that had we been a split-second later, he’d probably have gone right into the door. Scary. But he didn’t and everyone was ok. The car wasn’t, though. It’s still at the crash repairers and we’re waiting for confirmation as to whether it can be fixed or whether it’s a write-off.
Poor old car. It’s a 1999 model Holden Vectra, and it’s getting a little battered. For the last year it’s had a habit of conking out (the engine just stops), especially while waiting at traffic lights or (my favourite) going around corners. It’s like a roller-coaster. And mechanics can’t seem to work out what’s wrong with it. So it’s never fixed. The shock absorbers in the rear may also be gone. We can’t be too sure of that, though.
I think that is all for now. Things are pretty uneventful around here. There most certainly haven’t been any blood-vomiting chickens around these parts.