Category Archives: General

Time passes … more time passes …

Fast-forward another 4 years and we find the plucky Froosh family in a slightly different part of Greensborough, debt free, renting a nearly-new house in a great leafy setting. The time hasn’t been without its trials, two of the family … Continue reading

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Nearly 3 years…

Hmm, so it’s been nearly 3 years since I posted here. Can I get away with this: Stuff. It happened. Perhaps not. In short, thanks to a great deal of financial support and trust from my parents we were able … Continue reading

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Filter CFA incidents by region

With all the focus on bushfires in Victoria and the close proximity to my house of some of those fires, I’ve been checking the Country Fire Authority (CFA) website to see what is going on in the area. The CFA … Continue reading

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Taxi drivers vs Melbourne

This is not so much a comment about the safety of the drivers, but taxi drivers in general.  Inspired by a post over on Melbourne Metblogs. Taxi drivers, I believe, are professional drivers.  Professionals in that they get paid to … Continue reading

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How to flub a job interview

As many of my Twitter followers will know, I interviewed for a job on Monday afternoon and was very excited about the opportunity. I was not chosen to progress to the next round of interviewing and I’m somewhat crushed by that. The painful part is the reason I was given for the rejection. Continue reading

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It’s Conquest time!

Oh noes!  I haven’t blogged about Conquest soon enough and now I have guilt! Yes it’s Easter (insert other full-moon at spring/autumn festival of your choice) , which means that Conquest is here.  It’s too late to register on-line, so … Continue reading

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Wow. The end of 2006.

It’s hard to accept the reality of the year ending. It seems to have passed so quickly; every year it seems a little quicker than the last. Remember when you were a kid? It seemed eternity between Christmas/New Year (“Holidays” … Continue reading

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Feedback for MetLink Melbourne & Department of Infrastructure

My regular commute requires catching bus (571), having that meet a train (Epping station), in to the CBD, and back in the evening. Now, the bus service is titled “TrainLink”. Train. Link. Far too many times (3 times this week) … Continue reading

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Birthdays, Weekends, Work.

Oh well, I guess I can only enjoy two out of three. I guess there’s nothing else to do except admit to being 33 years old. Last birthday was a fun one – I got to say I was 5 … Continue reading

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Rant against the abuse of “Podcasting” popularity!

I take exception to the mis-use of the term Podcast in the recent [redacted] issues. If only you would actually follow up the link to Google you provide and use it to define Podcast, you would find this: “Podcasting, …, … Continue reading

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Awesome BOFH quote

“Backwards compatible just means that people who are backwards can use them!” Thank you BOFH!

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Lego Goodness … and Badness!

My 33rd birthday is soon (well, 17 days) and family are starting to ask what I want as a gift. Last year I had suggested the unrealisticly priced Death Star. This year, I’m really liking the new LEGO Mindstorms NXT … Continue reading

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Best. Party. EVAR!

We had a 6.5 birthday party for Seb last Saturday evening, and it was without a doubt the best kids birthday party we’ve ever been to or hosted. Utterly awesome. So whats with the 6.5 bit? Well, when Seb actually … Continue reading

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Sent to Connex’s Customer support

I will not be recommending the SMS alerts service to anyone, and will likely unsubcribe from it due to it’s extremely poor performance. I get nuisance notices early in the morning about how a service was cancelled and then not … Continue reading

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Huh? SPAM?

Granted I’m not a high-profile site and I certainly don’t get a lot of traffic, but I get no spam. And I don’t resort to what John Dvorak used to tell us to do: Drop everything that isn’t from a … Continue reading

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General comments now available again

I had left comments set to require you to be registered and logged in to comment – not that good for encouraging feedback! 😳 I turned it on when I installed the OpenID plugin for authenticating comments and forgot to … Continue reading

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Stop the Administrator insanity!!!

Bloody hell! 😡 Why do so many things needlessly require administrator privileges??? The latest culprit: Apple iTunes on Windows Ok, so I bought Kim an iPod Nano for her birthday – she’s only been begging for one for about 3 … Continue reading

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It’s disturbing how much fun this is.

It’s an odd choice … but my first post after a long hiatus is this: Try this out – it’s fun in a disturbing way. More posts to follow, probably with better content – but I’m not promising anything… 😀 … Continue reading

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Systm.org – Better than I had expected

I’ve been holding off watching any of Kevin Rose’s Systm – mainly because he’s a dork 😛 However … I was pleasantly surprised! I watched their MythTV episode, and while their hands were hyperactive, it was totally watchable. The coolest … Continue reading

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Hmm, Geek Dinners …

I used to go to geek dinners. Back in the day. When BBS’s were the blogs of the time. Continue reading

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