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Tue, Aug. 10th, 2004, 03:00 pm

I got Tex Murphy Overseer going. The DVD version wouldn't work with XP but the CD version is all good. It only crashed out once, then I ran the patch and it was all good.

It's such an awesome game, plus it brings back good memories!

Looking forward to seeing I Robot tonight

Thu, Aug. 5th, 2004, 09:55 am

Ahh again with Hewlett Packard.

The emailed me to say to enter 'Service Mode' on the printer and perform steps. I emailed back and said how do I enter 'Service Mode' then a few days later they email back to say 'As you are not a HP service technician you may not be able to enter service mode' AND 'we have established that your printer is out of warranty, if you wish to continue technical support lodge a paid call.' So that means we can't solve your problem but please do pay us to not solve it. Fools.

So I filled in their customer satisfaction survey. A couple of my respones:
The asked which I preferred, phone or email support. I said phone because an exchange can be completed quickly, even though neither method achieves resolution of my issue.
They asked what was one thing I DID like about email support.
I said "I liked how they thanked me for 'reverting' at the beginning of each email, I don't know what this means, but it sounds nice."

Anyway, today I'm trying to convince myself to go and give blood. I want to but I'm scared.

Tue, Aug. 3rd, 2004, 04:13 pm

Ah Work Cover. Thank you for sending me to be assessed by a doctor who seemed to take no real interest in actually observing my injury. And thanks for making it so far away it was like a day trip to go there.

On the upside I did really well in my XP exam. Woo.

Meanwhile I have to develop my interpretive dance of the last half hour of Deep Impact which I intend to perform for Bek who slept through it. Hehe.

Fri, Jul. 30th, 2004, 10:24 am

Ah yeah. Sellin some games on ebay.

One of them, the page counter says 5 but the item has 6 watchers... hrmmm... explain that one.

The cousins are all on the move, one pregnant and now one engaged. Woo yeah, life changes a plenty.

Wed, Jul. 28th, 2004, 10:16 am

A funny thing happened yesterday.

We turned up at the movies to see Harry Potter 3 which I was sure had been listed as being at 6:30. Anyway there was this really irritating guy in front of us in the queue and at this time it was already past 6:30. He was having this big lengthy conversation with his woman about what they were seeing and she says "Girl With Pearl Earing" so he goes to the attendant "oh what's that about" so I'm starting to fume. She says "it's about a woman who becomes a painter's muse" (or something) and he goes "what's a muse" at this point I'm thinking what a retard. Anyway I'm pisseed by this time and thinking kharmic thoughts. Anyway the attendant goes "that's $11" and he goes to his woman "have you got $11?" !!!! Then he goes "Wait a minute I just have to go to the ATM. ARGH! Anyway he ran away leaving the lady to pay, she apparently had the money. So we got the front of the line, I gave a "can you believe that guy" kind of sigh to the attendant and she smiled... then I said can I have two tickets to the 6:30 Harry Potter.... it wasn't on til 8:30. Never mind haha. So we went home.

Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004, 03:59 pm

Flash drives are so handy. Finally I can see an end in site for floppy disks, hazuh!

A lady from work was telling me about her friends who are from the previously communist side of Berlin (east) and she had some pretty interesting things to say. She was saying how they don't see wealth or posessions as important and that their whole life hinges around social interaction and experiences. Like they live in a crappy little government apartment and don't have good clothes or anything but they seem to have a pretty full existence. They celebrate the people around them with lots of hugs day to day and big celebrations for birthdays etc. Birthday parties always include speeches and poems written about the guest of honour. The husband and wife will often spend a day cycling to an idylic location where they spend hour writing poetry. Even if they have little food guests are always invited, welcomed and well fed. They live for each day, not worrying about having enough to retire, the next car they want, or the bigger house they think they need. I found it all pretty fascinating. Makes you think about what you're concentrating on in life. Maybe we should try and experience more and want less?

There's a concert I can get cheap tickets to that I wouldn't mind seeing on the weekend, but I'm trying to be economical so I'll just listen to a cd hehe.

Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004, 10:40 am

How hilarious are answering machines that sound like robots? We have one now and he's pretty funny. The competition now of course is to see who can leave a message in the best robot voice. On the flipside has anyone heard the new Telstra Woman recordings? She's trying not to be robotic so she's all "The person YOU are TRYING to talk to is BUSY and MAY NOT KNOW you called." How does she know they're busy? They might just be dicking with her.

Meanwhile I have been kicking ass at gym. Last night though, there was some trouble when I'd just finished a hellish run on the "San Francisco" program of the hell-mill. I was totally wrecked and trying to mantain consciousness when some ass who had previously backed their filthy old ute up to the open window decided to start up and warm up their smoke-belching filth machine for ten minutes. Consequently the whole gym was gassed with carbon monoxide and I acquired quite the mega headache. But it's all in the name of health and fitness. I encourage people to take up the challenge of the deceptively easy looking ab exercise called 'The Bridge' what a bitch. It's a core stability exercise which is another way of saying 'reduces you to shaking mess.'

And Big Brother is over woo. Next time they should make it a prerequisite that people take off their damn pants in the shower.

Fri, Jul. 16th, 2004, 11:06 am

Acer have a crap website that's for sure.
No customer support to speak of.

Meanwhile a bunch of Acer systems that have been upgraded to XP insist on powering down their monitors after half an hour even though monitor is set to 'Never' power off in the local administrator profile AND the default user profile. I can't find anything in the BIOS that would account for it either and it's not happening on any other systems...

Fri, Jul. 16th, 2004, 09:13 am

I've discovered what's been missing in my life...
A hair straightener woooo, no more goofus fringe for me!

Thu, Jul. 15th, 2004, 01:42 pm

I'm study-study-studying for my XP exam. I'm hoping it will be a walk in the park. I've had enough experience with the bitch so it should be.

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