Archive for December, 2005

Happy new year

December 31, 2005

Actually it’s roughly another 5 hours till the new year but what the hell.
Remember to take a leap second this year. It’s very important aparently according to Yahoo! News

Reuters – Get ready for a minute with 61 seconds. Scientists are delaying the start of 2006 by the first “leap second” in seven years, a timing tweak meant to make up for changes in the Earth’s rotation.

So when next time you just make it to a train you should thank all those scientists for delaying the start of the new year by one second huh?

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DIY evaporative cooling system XD

December 31, 2005

Alright, without air con in this hell of temperature I had to find another alternative. Since the house was like an oven (that has been turned on mind you) I had to find a way to cool myself down. Nothing works except for surprise surprise the air con. Anyway, I should have said nothing work until I invented this evaporative cooling system. This is the perfect solution for the heat without having to fork out hundreds of dollars for an air con system. This will set you off about 20 bucks really. Here’s how to do it.
Need:
– One functioning hand (does not matter which one or from whom)
– water
– water sprayer
Procedure:
– use the hand to grab the water sprayer (I said ‘the’ hand because you can ask someone to help)
– spray water onto your skin
– leave the water there until it evaporate
– now your body temperature must have decreased by at least 0.1 degree C.
The science behind this:
Water evaporate by absorbing heat from your skin. When the water evaporates, some heat is lost from the skin surface thus you feel cooler.
Have fun cooling yourself! XD

 

Completely new!!!

December 30, 2005

Hah, I’ve finished my blog template. The template was inspired by my doodles during English lessons. So what kind of doodles can you get from someone who is bored + has no talent in drawing + has no artistic sense whatsoever? Well, see for yourself this what you get.

Someone told me if I learn a word a day, I will probably become a very … um, what’s that word that means wordy?, is wordy even a word??, well, you get what I mean. I should have done that before I finished my last ever English essay during the VCE exam, I did try actually, I subscribed to the a word a day thing at dictionary.com for 6 months and got abosolutely irrelevant vocabulary. The last word I received was “necrophiliac”, now tell me where I can use this word in any of my essays?? I did Tess of the d’urberville and the third man and none of the characters in any of the texts has anything to do with corpses let alone sexually attraction!! Well, when I come to think about that, there’s actually an extremely minor character in “the third man” that actually did have interaction with a corpse. When I said extremely minor I meant it, you only see that character for about 1 second in one of the first scenes with some Viennese ransacking a corpse. The point is I cannot work any of the words that I got from that daily email service into any of my essays.
Anyway, I tried again this morning and got a pretty useful word: quiddity, which means the essence or nature of a thing. Now all I have to do is to put this word to work (like it’s that easy!)

I went to read some online news today since I’m too thrifty to buy a newspaper and too lazy to drag my bum to a newsagent anyway in this heat (I’m not dragging my bum anywhere actually even if it’s a glorious 20 C outside). Anyway, there’s this, in my opinion, idiot who’s run from the US to Iraq. What kind of idiot would go from, possibly, the best country in the world to , possibly, the worst country in the world?? And he doesn’t even speak Arabic. If he wants to kill himself, there are quick, possibly cheaper and possibly painless ways. (source)
In other news: Spielberg outrages terrorist. I suppose this is big news since no one except the US administration dare to outrage terrorists these days (well, maybe John Howard does but no one cares what John Howard says anyway). So after outraging the Nazi by Schindlers’ list, and the dinosaurs by Jurassic Park, Spielberg has done it again and outrages terrorist with Munich. The world is just B-E-Autiful.

Currently reading: wolfblade by Jennifer Fallon
The book I talked about in the last post is Nightpeople by Anthony Eaton. Awesome book, if you like fantasy that is.
Currently doing: sitting in my room being fried alive by the summer temperature due to the lack of air con. That’s not so bad though, it’s only 37 C today.
Currently listening to: I want it that way by BSB. This is embarassing to confess but I actually like it after 3 years of not listen to this song. I guess everybody likes some cheesy song once in a while, huh?

Get busy living or get busy ….

December 28, 2005

In my case I would say reading. That’s my motto really since I have so much free time on my hands.
Currently reading: some fantasy book that’s too absorbing for me to remember the title. I’m not being sarcastic!! I’ll post the title later when I finish the book. The last book I finished was “The magic circle” by Katherine Neville. Don’t let the title fool you because this is a fantastic book. If you like the “Da Vinci code” this one’ll get you hooked. I think this is way better. Got a very very complicated plot mostly because of the family relationships of the main character.

I saw this very disturbing t-shirt while going shopping. Didn’t have time to take a photo of it but the message on the it was: I’ve got a PhD* (pretty huge dick). Now I’m sure that the person who’s gonna buy this will be:

  1. professional porn star with a PhD
  2. extremely confident about his PhD or
  3. just like to boast about his PsD

What is it with rude messages on t-shirt?? Why would someone want to wear such a t-shirt anyway???

Currently doing: typing this at a library computer terminal.

Breaking news: Startling revelation.

December 26, 2005

This is official, boys and girls, Santa Claus is insane. I have suspected as much all these years but without evidence. Who, in their right mind, would live in the north pole of all places and wear a ridiculous red outfit? And what kind of old bloke would break into other people’s houses at night not to take away stuff but give away stuff???
For you people out there who didn’t get any presents this Christmas, this is the reason. Don’t blame your ma and da, at least yet, for Santa was unceremoniously detained until further notice due to his, um…apparent, insanity.
For the parents, I think you should stop relying on Santa to give your children presents from now on.

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Personalised at last!!

December 26, 2005

my blog has, at last, looked the way I want. This is not the only modification I’m gonna have of course. The css template makes sense at last so very soon I will have a complete overhaul. This temporary template would do just fine I hope.

I think I’ve developed some kind of penchant for late nights. I haven’t gone to bed earlier than 12am lately. Right now, I’m trying to get some RSS feed into my browser or I might have to download that feed demon thingy. Do you kow there’s a blog that’s for photos only? I was tempted to register but then I remembered I don’t have that many pictures that I want the whole world to see, granted that the whole world really reads my blog.

 

 

Christmas!!!

December 25, 2005

It’s Christmas day. It’s 0142 in the morning and my eyes are falling out of their sockets. Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit but my eyes certainly feel like that.

Ok, the point of this post is to test a new posting program I just installed. Will definitely use this from now on if this goes through the process.

 Damn, blogger doesn’t support smileys!

the day before Christmas

December 24, 2005

I believe we have truly forgotten the true meaning of Christmas which is the birth of Santa Claus. Or else, we wouldn’t demand presents from that old man on his birthday, would we?
I know it’s not funny anymore when I repeat a joke from the Simpsons but hey, blame it on Ten. They rerun and rerun and rerun the Simpsons till every joke sounds like an old cassette tape.
However, I still believe that we, or at least I, have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But when I come to think about that, I didn’t learn the true meaning of Christmas in the first place so I can’t claim to have forgotten something I don’t know. Tough!

I have finally been motivated enough to try to learn CSS in the past 2 days. The language is not very difficult. Found hundreds of tutorials on the internet, it’s a shame that only one or two of them are free, the rest are just snipet of the real thing. Where is the spirit of FREEBIES on the internet people? Indeed, the internet has turned into a big advertising space.
I did some motifications to my blog template. Now my blog is a little bit different from the blog of someone else who uses the same template. Great job dude, I can see the personality coming through. (In case you haven’t noticed I’m being sarcastic).
I’ll have a complete overhaul of this blog in a few days time. Maybe just in time for the new year. Really looking forward to that.

Thought of the day: why is the day after Christmas called “Boxing day”? Is it because it’s the day after Christmas and people have to clean up their opened presents and “box” stuff away? Or maybe it has something to do with people go to all the boxing day sale and get stuff “boxed” away from the stores. This is still open for further discussion.

Coming soon:

  • New blog interface
  • Statistics of ’04
  • New year resolutions!!!
  • And more

thought of the day

December 22, 2005

So here’s the little thought I had this morning: if we call people from Poland Poles, why don’t we call people from Holland Holes?

There’s this little song going in my head.

Learning to fly
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswetpt field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction holding me fast
How can I escape this irresistible grasp
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I though of everything
No navigator to guide my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone
A soul in tension that’s learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of teh corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through teh roof of teh night
There’s no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky
Toungue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

I don’t really know why this song is on repeat mode in my brain, especially the 4 lines
A soul in tension that’s learning to fly Condition grounded but determined to try Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I
I think this song is just as depressing and as sad as Mad World, even sadder I suppose, all depends on my mood when I listen to it. I’m quite depressed at the moment and that song doesn’t really cheer me up at all.

Found this thing on the internet. I thought that it’s hilarious. I’ll definitely remember this when I’m about to type a suicide note.

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Shopping trip

December 22, 2005

5 days before Christmas, I went shopping. Not that I really wanted to go shopping or that I want to buy me or anyone else anything. I was dragged to a shopping centre nevertheless. Thing was, my sister wanted a blender, my Mum brought home a food processor, the good guys shops don’t open till 6 pm (which is the time my Mum would get there after work) so I had to return that damn food processor to the good guys Northland since I have a yearly metcard. Simple really. The thing that’s not so simple is the trip there. I live in Montmorency which is near Greensborough so I went to Greensborough Plaza to catch a bus to Northland and there are at least 3 buses that go to Northland from Greensborough and the usual bus would take about 30 minutes to get to Northland. However, we saw another bus and jumped on instead of waiting for the usual bus. So we caught a 563 bus which goes to Northland via South Morang. We had our little minds on the destination not the trip. Well, it took the old bus 70 minutes to get there.
That was ridiculous. Another ridiculous thing about that trip was Diamond Valley. Ok, what do you think when you hear that name Diamond Valley?? Me, I think it’s a name of a green, luscious VALLEY. Oh man how wrong was I. That suburb should be named Diamond Mountains. The whole suburb is fulled of mini mountains the damn bus had to climb so many of those. I felt sorry for that bus, I thought it wouldn’t make it to the top of some of the mini mountains and it would come tumbling down and we passengers would come to a horrible death at the damn VALLEY.
Ok, where was I? I had to go shopping against my will and I bought this.

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I needed an alarm clock anyway and I saw this ipod look-alike alarm clock and the rest is history. Btw, there’s this funny thing about the ipod I saw while surfing. Have fun. It’s called the iPod Zepto

Ok, back to the damn trip. That bus took so long to get to Northland and I learned some very useless things along the way:
– There can be farms less than 100 km from the CBD. Actually about 20km from where I live so that’s very near the CBD.
– I don’t know all the farm animals. I saw these animals and I don’t know what they are. From a distance they look like a cross between lamas and deer. You go figure what they are.
– the view is just like the outback. Here’s a picture to prove my point. It’s not the best picture but it’s the only one so you’ll have to deal with that. I got the camera out too late so I could only get this picture.

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