Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last minute Christmas Ideas

A Branding Iron that fits on a lighter :

A PlayTV setup for my PS3 :
Should be about $125 from BigW, Joyce Mayne in Ballina had a good deal on it too, Hint Hint Mary/Al/Amy

A Remote Control for the PS3 :
This was at BigW for about $40-50

Now Cool things i`ve seen :

The Guy is apparently getting 30Million to make it into a full length Feature film, more info here

Really must do my post about our shower getting fixed, its soo good, anyway, later. Bye.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cool Links

Did you know someone went and made official rules for Shotgun? Check it out here

Something I like to see, correct usage of the apostrophe

Something more for the Christmas list a Jawa garden ornament :

Some cool advertising for Disneys Star Wars Weekends :
More of them when you click the picture

Sadly Mininova.org is only displaying "verified" torrents now, so if you need to find something torrent freak did a good story on 10 alternatives you can try : here

Now Video`s :
Alka Seltzer Tablet + Water in Micro Gravity on the International Space Station :

I personally prefer Top Gear but 5th Gear did a cool experiment, on can a car loop the loop :

This is a great sleight of hand routine :

Alright, thats it. Outta here. Bye.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas IWOOT

Garden :
Blower Vac - Electric (Ryobi Preferred)
Solar Powered Sensor Light.

IT Related :
1Tb 3.5" Sata HDD - Pref 32mb Cache

Clothes :
Wallabies Jersey
Socceroos Jersey
Australian Cricket Team Jersey

Books :
And Another Thing - Eoin Colfer (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy part6)
Adrian Mole - The Prostate Years - Sue Townsend

DVD`s :
TV Series :
3rd Rock from the sun : From Season 3 Onwards
Air Wolf : Seasons 1,2,3
Astro Boy : 1960`s : Volume 2
Bewitched : Seasons 2-6
Black Adder : Complete Series
Chronicles of Narnia : Complete Box Set
Due South : All Seasons
Dukes of Hazard : All Seasons
Family Guy : From Season 3 onwards
Family Ties : All Seasons
Fantasy Island : Complete Series
Fawlty Towers : Complete Series
Fresh Prince of Bel Air : Season 4
Get Smart : Season 1 onwards
Golden Girls : All Seasons
Hale & Pace : Complete Collection
Hogan`s Heroes : All Seasons
Home Improvement : All Seasons
Keeping Up Appearances : Complete Box Set
Knight Rider : All Seasons
Little Britain : From Season 2 Onwards
Lois and Clark : From Season 3 onwards
LOST : Seasons 2,3,4 & 5
Macgyver : All Seasons
Monkey : The Complete Collection
Monty Python`s Flying Circus
Mork & Mindy : Season 2 & 3
Muppet Show : All Seasons
Ned & Stacy : Season 1
Perfect Strangers : All Seasons
Quantum Leap : Season 5
Red Dwarf : Just the Smegs & Beat the Geek
Round The Twist : Complete Box set
Seaquest DSV : All Seasons
Sliders : All Seasons
Spongebob Squarepants : from Season 3 onwards
The A-Team : All Seasons
The Cosby Show : Season 1.
The Dresden Files : Season 1
The Flash : Complete Series
The Goodies : The Final Episodes
The Simpsons : Season 9 & 11
The X-Files Season 6
Transformers : The complete Collection

Movies :
Clear And Present Danger
Jaws 2 & 3
Star Trek Movie`s : 1,2,5,6,7,8,9,10
The Evil Dead 2 & Evil Dead 3 : Army Of Darkness
The Great Muppet Caper
The Muppet Movie
Twilight Zone : The Movie

The Fifth Element
The Incredible Hulk(Edward Norton)
Star Trek 11
Watchmen (Extended Edition)
District 9

Alright, 2 birds, one stone, updated blog and gave christmas list ALRIGHT!!! Bye.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I mentioned this a while ago, and here`s an update :That is all. Bye.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day Off

Well, i`m on my days off again, just about to go pick Paul up, thought i`d hit the blog first.
Hasn`t been too interesting here, Car still p*ssing me off, still looking at leasing but trying to hold off till next year. Went and saw My Sisters Keeper at the movies, wasn`t that impressed, but Adele enjoyed it so it was worth it.

Intersting stuff:
History of Johnny Walker. I found it intersting anyway :

I Want One Of These :
Cheese Board in the form of a mouse trap :

These are cool, I can`t think of a use for them straight of the top of my head but anyway :

To Order Click the pic :
This is sooo bad, how can you eat this :
Deep Fried Butter.

Anyway, brief entry but i`m outta here. Bye.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Damn Car

Well the Commodore is slowly dying, apart from the Drivers seat which is bent, the Driver`s side door lock actuators are screwed, resulting in the doors not being able to be opened, so imagine if you will, me hauling my butt across the centre console to the passenger side to get out, if these are replaced then we need to replace the Body Control Module, all up looking at $1-$2,000 to fix it, so we`re thinking its time to investigate Car Leasing.

So today whilst Tuggeranong Auto Electric looked at the locks on the car, I went and saw GI Joe :

Verdict :
Umm, I should have waited for Inglorius Basterds to start. It was Ok, just not great, you really need to turn your brain off to watch this, but its ok as a brainless blowing crap up movie, As for Inglorius Basterds, tomorrow is Tight Ass Tuesday, so we`ll see.

Bought 3 DVD`s today, Clerks & Chasing Amy 2-Pack from Revolution CD for $11.95 thereby completing my ViewAskew universe DVD Collection and I also got Jersey Girl from K-Mart for $7, I still need to get Zack and Miri Make a Porno to complete my Kevin Smith Collection though.

Meanwhile, i`m on the downhill run to 150,000 Experience points in Farmtown, DAMN Facebook games.

Alright, i`m out. Bye.

Edit :

Monday, August 17, 2009


Bored, Been to the doctor this morning to get a script filled. Put some washing on the line. Watched some TV. Bored now. Might head down to the post office and send some stuff for Adele.

Off to see District 9 at some stage tomorrow, after Kaz come and do our cabling quote. If you haven`t seen a trailer for District 9 :

- So keen to watch this. I`ll let you know how it goes.

I love nature Doco`s as Adele will atest to, I can sit and watch them for hours and Sir David Attenborough is the king :

Amusing :

Thought this was pretty cool, his other songs are pretty damn cool as well, check em out on youtube :

Time to find something else to do. Bye.

EDIT : I ended up going to the post office.
EDIT 2 : Swine Flu Pic - First Celrbrity Death :

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ok, for those that follow me on Twitter you would have been right if you had guessed : Adele and I went to The Australian War Memorial. Adele and I adventured out for a bit of touristy fun today, it was free and we felt rather patriotic after doing it. We had been wanting to go for a while but since she took today off on flex we decided to go today to avoid the Saturday crowd.....BIG MISTAKE. Bloody School Kids.

So that was todays adventure, we actually feel we may go back and start on the bottom level as we spent most of our time on World War 1 & 2, so we feel next time we`ll start at the Korean war.

Last weekend cause I saw these on instructables.com :
We think the egg carton is to stop them falling over :
They looked good when completed we used a vanilla cream icing :
Smelly Ellie Helped too :

Adele didn`t think Smellie should eat chocolate cake mix but I beg to differ she liked it lots.

I have been relying on a stash of earplugs I had from working in the Data Centre but since I thought it was time to go legit, we went to the Safety Shop in Fyshwick and bought a tube of ear plugs, you have to be careful with your earplugs as Ellie has decided they are a delicious chewy treat that we keep next to the bed :
$28 for that lot, 100 pairs.

Apart from that its really been work, work and more work. I did have a small win over a Dell laptop this morning which made me feel better. Dell have some weird settings in their BIOS, the end result of which is that you can`t install an OS unless you change some stuff.

So what has amused me recently :
A Viral video that promotes office :

- Dunno how it promotes office, but its fun and gives me a goal to aim for this summer.

This is an animated gif, it may take some time to load, but essentially a revolving half-cut of the anatomy of a lego Mini-Fig :

This just cracks me up the more I watch it :

What can I say I love Bacon and this is a good way to go :

Ahh Calvin and Hobbes you never fail me :

Try to do this every time I visit Aldi :

This guy is pretty damn good with Dough :

Alright Swine flu pic and i`m outta here :

Alright, thats it, i`m outta here. Bye.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Alright I`m doing it

I`ve been asked to do this countless times so here it is :

What have I been up to, well for the last 4 days I`ve had a cold.
Today I went to the Motor Registry and registered the cars. Both of them. I did the easy bit, Adele arranged all the inspections etc required to get them registered, all this has made me go well why don`t we lease a car? gonna look into it next time they have the option at work.

Before that I was doing a week of Cisco ICND1 training which when I do my test and pass it I`ll have a qualification, so i`ll have a piece of paper that says I actually know what I`m talking about for once. Then it`s ICND2 training at some stage. Which means i`ll have my CCNA. Yay. Then at some stage we`re doing Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician(MCDST) so more qualifications. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) is also looming in the distance. So i`ll do it if work pays for it.

Now not much else been happening, it`s Cold. Mary, Al, Clare and Shane can all atest to this after coming for Clare`s admission to the courts as a Solicitor/Barrister, i`m probably getting this all wrong anyway.

Anyway, what has been amusing me : The Sunjar :
How to Peel An Egg Quickly :

- Damn have to make sure Adele watches that one for my next egg in a cup.

How to Peel a Banana Easily :

- Who knew I`d been doing it wrong all these years.

Alice & Kev :
With the release of Sims 3 comes this blog, it`s basically a story about 2 homeless Sims. It`s quite amusing and has been keeping me coming back for a daily dose :
Alice & Kev

And finally a Swine Flu pic :
So that`s about it really. Bye.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day`s Off, I love them

So next week I was doing a course which would have meant that I was starting work on Monday, but now I`ve been bumped from the course till later so I get Monday and Tuesday off as well. SWEEEEET, I will hold them to sending me to the course though. Still I have Mary & Al here for 3 nights and possibly Clare for 1.

So today was taking Adele to have some routine tests done at the hospital(Don`t worry all just normal stuff). So whilst she went and did that, I went searching for Miami Ink on DVD, I saw it at JB Hifi for $60 for the first 6 collections which are normally $30 each but I was too slow and missed it, But then I found it at Dick Smith PowerHouse :
Sorry DSE you have no DVD`s on your Website, so JB gets the link this time(Click the pic for a link). Both Adele and I are huge Miami Ink fans, we used to sit in hotel rooms and watch Foxtel just so we could see it, whenever we went away, so I downloaded most of them but there were some that weren`t available and we decided that we would just buy the DVD`s. So that`s what we`ll be doing today, watching Miami Ink.

Now I seem to get visitors here that hit the video`s so here we go :
Creationists sh*t me, so to show how ridiculous it is :

- But I suppose if you want to believe in it, go for it, just do not try and push it on me or anyone else.

Swine Flu Pic :

Anyway, thats about it really. Bye.

Tag thingy

I usually don`t do these as they`re touchy feel crap. But i`ll give this one a go :
1.Where are you blogging right now?
Office Upstairs
2.How many unpublished posts do you have
in your 'draft' box?
3.Whose blog inspired you to start your own?
4.When do you usually publish your posts?
After enough phonecall`s or my days off, which ever comes first.
5.In your guesstimation, how many blogs do you read?
including all the blogs I read, about 60-100.
6.How long have you been blogging for?
1 year in 5 days
7.Why did you start blogging?
Read Kirsty`s Blog, and then found it to be a great way to remember links, and stuff I want as well as give my family an idea of what i`m up to as I don`t like talking on the phone.
8.Why do you keep blogging?
See Above
9.If you could only recommend one blog to a friend, which one would it be?
Family : Kirsty`s Tech : Engadget Movie : filmofilia Random : Neatorama
10.If the internet was "turned off" for one month, what you you do with all the time you used to spend blogging?
Don`t you dare turn the internet off, Big Smacks if you do. Beside`s I knock these blogs out in a few minutes, I usually have tabs open in Firefox as I find stuff and leave it there till I`ve shoved it in a Blog.

Anyway Done. Bye.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Busy Weekend

Busy this weekend. Shopping in Civic yesterday, bought my first comic in 10 years from Impact comics, Jim Butcher`s The Dresden Files : Welcome to the Jungle, It`s a Hardcover colation of a 4 part comic, The Dresden Files is a series of Novel(and a short lived TV show) about a wizard(Much better than Harry Potter), currently they are releasing 4 part comic versions of the novels, so i`ll be grabbing these every few months.

Today our internet rolled over so no more throttling and we are back to full speed. We went to Injoy at Gold Creek Village to have brunch with Adam and Natalie and our God-Daughter Haley, which we enjoyed as we are so busy lately we don`t see them nearly as much as we would like to. We finally got to give her, her christmas and birthday presents, which gives you an idea of how busy we are. We then came home and did grocery shopping for the fortnight and just got back from visiting Adele`s Great Aunt. We took smelly Ellie with us which Aunty Elaine seemed to enjoy. We then took smelly for a walk.

This fortnight my parents come down for the weekend as well as my sister Clare and her husband Shane(we assume he`s coming) Clare is being admitted at the Supreme Court so she can practice law(Time to go stir up some trouble and test her skills out).

So now that`s all out of the way, what have I found this week :
Swine Flu Photo :

- This was quite cool.

Anyone know anyone who still uses shower curtains :
I saw Terminator Salvation last week. Not bad, not great, I enjoyed it alot more than Terminator 3 though. So all up, Good work McG.

Alright, time to go forage. Goodnight all.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

First Day Off

Well, I haven`t been motivated to do anything today(well besides sleep a bit). So I thought i`d do a quick blog, hasn`t been much happening to update you this week, we`re off to Sydney this weekend to visit Adele`s friend Gemma and her husband Sam & their daughter Natalie who you`ve all heard about on Adele`s Blog. So we`re staying in Parramatta, time to get the GPS out again cause I got no idea.

So what`s new this week :
Tetris Turns 10
Click the pick above for a link to a page with 10 interesting tid-bits on Tetris. All I remember is Kirsty and Mary playing this damn game for hours, I never really got into it(or was it I was never real good at it ;)).

The Future of Flash Memory is e-SATA/USB keys.
Click the photo for a link to the Japanese supplier, unfortunately my kanji is a little rusty so you`ll have to translate yourself.

Mandatory Swine Flu Pic :
Just when I thought Swine Flu pics were getting hard to find, I`ve found more for future blogs

New "Search Engine" Technically its a "computational knowledge engine" but in effect you can ask it questions. I`ve got some that I`ve seen entered in that amused me :
  • How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood
  • meaning of life
  • are you skynet
  • hello
  • what is your name
Seems pretty cool, you can experiment around with it.

So whilst we`re on search engines as such : Bing.

As usual click the image for a link, this is Microsoft`s latest crack at Google, personally I`m sticking with Google.

Now E3 is currently going on, new stuff out Beatle`s Rockband, New Wii Motion Plus controller, but what I think is the grand announcement is Project Natal from Microsoft :

This is gonna rock, all you people who bought Wii`s and PS3`s are feeling pretty sick right now aren`t ya.(Well Yes I do own all 3 so I didn`t technically make a choice)
For all my E3 news I personally follow IGN and Kotaku for all my E3 news, as well as my standard Tech Blogs : Gizmodo and Engadget.

Now at the Google I/O conference they made an announcement about a new product called Google Wave You can watch the video below but essentially it`s what Email should have been, looks cool will have iPhone and Android compatability, so Awesome, can`t wait.

Couple of new movie trailers for you all :

Moon, Sam Rockwell, good actor, this looks like a good thriller coming out.

For Kirsty, Mary and Adele : New Moon :

I tweeted this the other day, but Adele missed it, so I thought i`d put it up here for you.

Toy Story 3 :

What`s not to love about a new Pixar movie, I`m REALLLY looking forward to Up. Let me guess you don`t know what that is, well here :

Now the new comedy I want to see is called The Hangover :

The scene with Mike Tyson cracks me up.

Anyway, better go see what life is doing whilst i`ve been doing this. Till next time. Bye.

Friday, May 29, 2009

On a Blog Roll

Ok, so i`ve done 3 posts in a week, no i`m not ill, just sitting here waiting for stuff to finish downloading. So whats entertained me :

Reminds me of Big

I`ve now watched Most of Miami Ink(Need the DVD`s thinking it`s worth buying them). I`ve watched all of LA Ink up to end of season 3, waiting for season 4 now and i`ve watched all of London Ink up to the end of Season 2, now waiting for season 3. When I was getting tattoo`d, Lugh the artist said that one of his Tattoo mates has told him he is filming Sydney Ink. So when I came home I jumped straight on the net and found the info, I`m definitely going to have to apply for this :). See Link for details.

Ok, now I did buy a Snuggie/Cosie/Cuddly/Slanket. But I draw the line at the wearable towel :
"It`s the Towel with arm holes"

Mandatory Swine Flu Shot (It`s getting harder to find these):
Piglet`s mate`s are starting to feel a little paranoid now.

One gripe from this week, i`ve now seen a car driving round Queanbeyan twice with the License plate : Rolls, My gripe is not with the personalised number plate its the fact that it's Rolls on a Mercedes. Dammit you can`t afford a rolls get over it. Owner of the car if you`re reading this : CHANGE YOUR LICENSE PLATE.

Now those of you who are old enough will remember a little gem from the 80`s called V.
I personally remember it, but only from episodes I managed to watch without my parent`s finding out. Well they`re remaking it :

Ok, I`ve been to watch a few movies in the last month, Fast and Furious (BORING & full of plot holes), Monster`s Vs Aliens (Decent movie, can`t wait for it on DVD in 3D) & Finally Star Trek, for those of you who don`t read my Tweets, Basically I loved this movie, JJ has done a massively excellent job, for those interested here is the trailer :

Now I also watched the new X-Men Origin`s : Wolverine movie. Whilst it was a good movie, it wasn`t anywhere near on the scale of Star Trek, I highly recommend Star Trek as a good Action Movie, not even as a Trekkie movie.

Hold up, just found this :

Its a short that aired in the previews for Bolt.

Alright that`s it, i`m bored and Azrael needs feeding. Bye.

Getting Tattoo`d

Ok, so my tattoo was a long time coming, it took 2 months to get in to get it done. After speaking to alot of people who had tattoo`s I decided to go to Tattoo Power at North Lyneham
Tattoo Power

In the process of being tattoo`d

The Photo & The Tattoo

So finally its done, I have my tattoo, surprisingly with my fear of needles, this all went extremely well, It`s actually not that painful(I`m a wuss remember) after the first half hour it kind of went numb and the only parts I felt after that was the shading. All up the tattoo cost me a total of $350. Now it doesn`t seem to be the done thing in our family to get Tattoo`s but then i`m not really one of the "in" crowd in our family so I like it.
Now the big question would I do it again?
Yes, definitely, already planning my next one. I like tattoo`s, i`ve listened to all the people tell me that I shouldn`t get any and for once i`m going to do what I want to do and continue, at this stage the only hurdle is cost and recovery time. It`s not scabbing over as i`ve been told it would by people(well not the tattoo artist). It`s healing nicely not very sore at all. So that`s it really. Talk to you all later. Bye.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Again, It`s Been a long While

Still I`ve blogged more often than Kim, Woot.

So it`s mainly been work and sleep. Took Ellie to the Hairdresser today(Dog Hairdresser) and she has been clipped and bathed, I`m covered in Dog Hair currently, waiting for Adele to get home, then i`m sure she`ll either blog or tweet some shots. She looks very much like a Miniature Schnauzer right now, instead of a little scottish terrier or something.

So tomorrow morning brings the pain, I`m finally getting my Misty Tattoo :). So i`ll be a little sore tomorrow arvo I reckon. For those of you interested, this is the shot i`ll be getting Tattoo`d :
It`ll be in Black and Grey with his distinctive green eyes in colour.

So, what has amused or entertained me this week :
This version of "Landslide" :

Good Job Kiddies :

Background story from the Brooklyn Rail by Sophie Gilbert:

In a school where more than three quarters of the students are eligible for free lunch, the lyrics of the song have resonance, and the performance is haunting, emotive, and delivered with far more soul than one might expect from a bunch of fifth-graders. As Breinberg plays, he makes eye contact with the kids, coaxing performances from them and letting them enjoy themselves. Later, Davoya, one of the chorus members, explains how he does it. “At first, when I sang, I had no emotion,” she says. “I didn’t move. But Mr. B taught me to sing with feeling. With feeling and heart.”

Offsite Link

Now that`s a big Donut.

This Weeks Swine Flu Pic :
Get well soon piglet.

That`s right kiddies, Riverdale`s most eligible bachelor will soon make a choice, 65 years in the making, Archie Andrews is set to get married :
Read this Article for more details.

Now some interesting reviews can be found on Amazon :
1st : the Three Wolf T-Shirt
2nd : 1Gallon of Milk
There`s hours of good reading there in those reviews.

So that`s about it, i`ll tweet/blog tomorrow whilst I recover from a heavy needling.

See y`all Bye.