Tag: Personal whimsy

I’m not a nerd, I just play one in real life

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Via Vanessa’s blog, I ended up at Peter’s blog, and via Peter’s blog, I ended up at the Nerd Test site. Now, I may have a day job in IT, but it involves diagrams and bullet points rather than code, and I no longer read all that much, so surely my nerd credentials have been […]

Orahovac

By: | Post date: March 29, 2009 | Comments: 4 Comments
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I had a highly Croatian day yesterday (visit chez Nick of my friend Marija cum familiā; visit of Nick chez Andy and Reena cum familiā). At the end of the day, I had a dwarf lime tree, to complement the dwarf orange tree and compact lemon tree; and I had a bottle of Orahovac, to […]

Late March Distractions

By: | Post date: March 26, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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Life has run away with me. Which is normally a preamble to me suspending operations on this blog. chaq qaS, ‘a wej qaS. Maybe, but not yet. (That’s for the couple of you that expected more Klingon out of me. It’s all you’re getting this posting.) Life has run away with me in lots of […]

Some shoutouts

By: | Post date: March 19, 2009 | Comments: 1 Comment
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For those of you keeping score, a shout out to my tuthree loyal blog readers, for staying subscribed even though I had not updated in nine months. A shoutout to my friends who have been waiting for a status update on Facebook for about a year, and will have to settle for this instead. A […]

Where I live

By: | Post date: March 14, 2009 | Comments: 1 Comment
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View Larger Map I now no longer live in Cheltenham (A: 20 km SE of the Central Business District, B), somewhere I’ve never really formed an attachment to. I now live in Oakleigh (C). Oakleigh is the outermost limit of where I was prepared to live: 15 km southeast of the CBD. End of Zone […]

“So you have a house…”

By: | Post date: March 14, 2009 | Comments: 6 Comments
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Yes, I have a house. Now to work out what to say about the whole process, without twitching uncontrollably. I renovated. That should help explain things. OK, from the top. I entered into a protracted period of house-hunting, carefully evaluating market offerings and weighing them up, and not at all panicking that I’d be locked […]

General Update

By: | Post date: March 14, 2009 | Comments: 2 Comments
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(The temptation of the eeePC has so far been dodged: HKD 3500 is if anything dearer than AUD 650, and they were still flogging Windows on it. Heathrow will be the real test for the eeePC temptation, given what the Brit behind me was saying to the shopholder in Hong Kong: “Things seem to be […]

Hong Kong once again

By: | Post date: March 13, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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In re: Last time I was in Honkers airport Once again, I am in Hong Kong airport, waiting to get back on the plane to *shudder* Heathrow. Wonder if I’ll end up in Manchester Or Something airport again. It being 6:30 am local time, the duty free shops are closed; so yet again I avoid […]

The Station I Shall Have Been Accustomed To

By: | Post date: March 13, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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This post is courtesy of my boss, who has seen fit to pay for me to travel to Amsterdam Premium Economy, that I may turn up to the UKOLN Repository Workshop refreshed and productive. I’m just about at Hong Kong, and I type this with my laptop plugged into the patricians-only powerport (which took me […]

Nicholas as householder

By: | Post date: July 27, 2008 | Comments: 3 Comments
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In my latest unrehearsed role, I found myself on Friday in possession of a house. In fact, I wasn’t even in town when it happened. (I was away in Sydney on business. And no, I don’t end up owning a house every time I’m away on business.) The role is still quite unreal to me; […]

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