Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Making sense of performance reviews

Maybe the boss has a sense of humor after all
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Monday, March 19, 2007

Shift happens .... are you ready?

Shift happens .... are you ready?

Some inebriatingly scary facts about trends in information and technology, and the rise of the machines!

Advice to Young Men from an Old Man

best of craigslist : Advice to Young Men from an Old Man

I stumbled across this tonight. I'm sure I've read something similar before, but either way its pretty cool. Me, I'm young at heart :).

The wheels on the car go round and round...

..except when they get boosted from your car parked in your own driveway! This is exactly what happened on Saturday night to my flatmate!

I got up on Sunday morning and got DJ up, did the normal breakfast things, then for some odd reason went to check the mail... I know, I know, no mail on Sunday lol! As I walk out the front door, I think thats odd, theres too much daylight under the car. After looking a bit closer one of the wheels is ... square!

Um... not good. But wait theres more! The other wheel on that side is gone too, and after walking round the car, so are the rest! Three wheels on blocks, and the last on a new looking jack left behind!

"Hey buddy... come check this out." I call.

"Should I be worried?" he yelled back from the other side of the house.

"Umm... ...yeah."

Took him a couple of moments to figure out, then his jaw drops and he doesn't say much for a couple of moments. Of course this is followed by a few loud, four letter phrases, and then a few more. They even took the wheel nuts and the brace for the jack, which was sitting under the fourth corner of the car.

Anyway, suffice to say that he contacted the police. They told him to visit the station to make a report, and sadly they said that there was nothing they could do. Its not like the wheels had serial numbers on them or anything I guess. Its a shame though that they didn't take the time to visit and check for prints or anything else. The car was very carefully left on the blocks well off the ground.

Not only that, for some obscure reason they not only entered the car, but snapped the entire ignition barrel off, and took away all the debris! I mean, tidy theives? Who knew!

Another thing that bugs me is that this car was clearly set up for a wheelchair user. As his main form of transport, he is now stranded until he can sort out insurance and all the other things that go with replacing expensive nicked items.

To the well organized tossers who so carefully chose an early hour of the morning to do this job, SHAME ON YOU!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

How my blog got its name

Once upon a ti.... oh wait, thats for a make believe story. Well I've had several people ask about the name for this blog and so I decided to write it down. Not long before I started writing in here, I realized my digital camera needed more memory. The piddly on board memory block only carried up to 16 hi res pics at a time.

This as you can imagine got old really fast. I mean whats the point in having a great little peice of tech, with good batteries that last for ages, and you can only use it for 10 minutes before you need to download and clear it for more fun. So I wander to investigate various options for a memory stick.

Having made my selection, the next day I was off to the rose gardens and went a bit crazy, one might say snap happy! I took over 70 pics without realizing just what this would entail. I get home and download all the pics, many of which were great by the way, and discovered the joys of cataloging images :(. Not to long after that I did it again, and the rest as they say is history.

I started thinking about publishing a blog, and then I wanted to post some of the better pics, so here we are! Below is a sample of some more snap-happy goodness, enjoy!

PS: the programs I use for playing with the pics include digiKam, and Kflickr for uploading to my Flickr page