Monday, October 25, 2004

Geek Tests

Since recently reading John's blog, I've been playing around at BBSpot doing geeky personality tests.

And the results are:

You are Debian Linux. People have difficulty getting to know you.  Once you finally open your shell they're apt to love you.

Which OS are You?

You are .*	 You are a wildcard.  You are everything to everybody.  You can't make up your mind as to what you want to be.

Which File Extension are You?

I think that's enough of that.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Mixed Weekend

Wish I had time to write more right now, so I have to be brief.

Wasteland was great. Thanks to John for running it. I had a great time, and had the opportunity to hang out with Danny and Sean, which I usually don't as I'm normally running about doing con things.

Got to catch up with Grant and Sonia this evening, for dinner and a movie, which brings me one of the down points, being Aliens vs Predator. More of a review later, maybe, if I can bring myself to relive it.

The worst thing that happen on the weekend, though, was the Federal Election. What the fuck were the population at large thinking? And now with an increased House of Reps majority and probable control of the Senate, we are no doubt going to hear more crap about 'a clear mandate from the people', although in reality, only 41% of the primary vote. (Source: ABC website). It's said that the interest rates scare tactic may have made the difference. Which should be rather interesting to see which way they run when the Reserve Bank (who set interest rates. Government has nothing to do with interest rates, directly) raise rates by 0.25% sometime before the end of next January.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

John K

I went to see the John Kricfalusi Retrospective at FTI tonight. It contained a selection of work from animator John Kricfalusi, better known as John K, and even better known as the creator of Ren and Stimpy.

The evening contained a selection of work, from his video clip for Bjork, a number of television advertisments (including Log!), a pilot for something called 'He-Hog' ("I have the audacity!") a tribute/rip-off to Hanna/Barbara called 'Ranger Ralph' and two-not-at-all-likely to screened on Nickolodeon new episodes of Ren and Stimpy.

Whilst a large percentage of John K's work is pretty much comic genius, it can be argued that he crosses certain lines with regards to taste. I disagree. I'm not convinced that he knows that any such lines exist, let alone know where they might vaguely lie. But somehow, it's still funny.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Six Feet Under

I really like Six Feet Under. One of those wonderfully written quirky HBO dramas. Channel Nine is currently screening season four. Which makes it terribley confusing as I've seen none of season three. Sorta picking it up. Along with the major plot development from the end of season three.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Back, Alive, Just

I've been back exactly a week now. (To the minute the plane touched down, pretty much) I spent my first days in bed sick (bung eye, fever, runs, sore throat), but had to drag my sorry carcas into work Tuesday afternoon for a meeting about the Student Records upgrade I was going to be invloved with this weekend. Pretty sucky, huh?

Actually, find it pretty ironic that having come back from 10 days leave accrued from overtime from the last upgrade, that I've come straight back for another upgrade that I've overtimed me another 2.5 days. Or 5, if you count it at over time rates. (Which some detailed reading of the EBA this afternoon states explicitly that you do. There's going to be an uncomfortable conversation come Tuesday morning.)

Despite illness, I did have a really nice time away. And I miss Lisa still. Possibly more so.