Friday, September 30, 2005

Just read it Alexis :)

Also, who's interested coming to our Boree Log camp next weekend?
I think Yi is [right?]
Anyone else interested? Charlie? Benny? Darren?

For more info, click here

Attention comrades... I have emailed all the details of the events that are to take place on Sunday (excluding Medina). Please read them and see you there...

Check your accounts, and keep the last remark of my message in mind.

Ahhh huh, I see!
(Well i haven't tried it yet, but will take your word for it)

Its not "alleged" - its guilty.

jono, make sure you're not seeing the grammar auto correct that capitalises the first letter of every sentence.

i think marc's only referring to the spell checker and its alleged discriminatory behaviour.

caucasian goes to caps, but mongoloid does not

england goes to caps, japan does not

Thursday, September 29, 2005

hey that starcraft CD you game me... do you by any chance have the CD key for it?

Marc - what are you talking about with MS word?

I am seeing nothing but..


which obviously goes to caps yay

and similarly


jeremy challenged the people next to the test track, for £20, to get in TVR tuscan, turn on the engine, and get out in less than a minute...and no one could do it.

Could everyone bring in a little something like a 2L bottle of softdrink or anything munchible so we can get some variety? I'll get some stuff too.

this doesn't work for office 2003.

could it be that microsoft are now voting democrats and not republican?!?!

edit: actually it still applies in office 2003. but my point is still there.

go into microsoft word (preferable if you have office xp version otherwise might not work) and type in all lower case: caucasian and hit enter. then type mongoloid and type enter.

a change in one letter can imply so much about microsoft's attitude.

edit: actually for that matter, apply the same to england, then type japan. (you can't do china because plates and stuff are still called china)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dialogue of the day
Apple products are perfect. Anymore of this nonsense and I'll hold you in contempt of court!
- Scottie -
i see... well i do believe there's a knife with ur name on it in the back of Sony...
It's called Dualism my dear Alexie. Come, you must see this...
- Scottie -
LoL, i know allll about the Apple Gerald... we've all seen the ads a hundred times....
You've seen nothing! Watching a Apple ad is one thing, unleashing the nano on men is another. You must go into this with both ears open.. once started, there's no pausing the track.
- Scottie -
LoL! goddamn.... i want a cigar.... rite now....

One thing - could you please post the address of Medina North Ryde?

I've forgotten. Thanks

Thanks Marc, just wanted to confirm

Alexis should be sending out emails. Seeing as its his 21st and he is hosting lunch, he has the honours. Regarding medina only, there should be nothing new from what is posted up on the link in the bulletin

Hey can we start to finalise details about the medina/Alexis thing

i'm glad you enjoyed it marc =)
that mclaren sure looks and sounds menacing. anyone have around $1 million to spare?

the new season starts november 13th, just in time to distract me from final exams.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

john: I finally got around to watching that Top Gear episode - the one where Jeremy dared race them to Oslo in the McLaren. Damn that thing looked mean. Its as if it could chew you up and spit you out...

I just heard a performance on Dancing with the Stars tonight, (no I didnt watch it, was just passing through the room) and it was one of the least likely of songs that I would expect to hear on that show.. none other than Eye Of The Tiger..

Dancing isnt macho manly, but then again I didnt see their routine.. Hopefully the guy treated it like a boxing fight. Otherwise it doesnt do justice to the song

Monday, September 26, 2005

I will most likely bring my laptop

Sunday, September 25, 2005

*yawn* MAN, that trip was tiring. Hope you guys had fun, and seriously, I must apologize for Glow Worm Glen...that was a HUGE disappointment, and costing me a Shutter Release Cable....grr....although the hike back was good. Carrying 5 kilos worth of cameras/equipment while hiking back up that hill in the dark was FUN!!

Anyways, hope i didn't scare Kwong and Marc while driving on that mountain track. I know Benny was enjoying it and I definitely was enjoying it! Shoulda captured it on video. Must swap photos at Marc's medina thing. Someone please bring a laptop?

ah i understand jono's post now.

that's the problem with google. you never know when it's a noun or a verb.

its probably a deliberate hack, just like french military victories.

everyone watch channel 10 now. we shall all pwn these kids billy madison style


Google bombs. I thought the craze was over already... guess not.

watch me pwn these "brainiest kids"

i was referring to your post about the google failure.

Sorry John, who are you referring to?

I just opened my gmail and saw an email from a person called saymon. requesting to be part of a birthday calendar. this is a name you don't hear everyday and i recognised it from before somewhere. so I opened up my trash bin and saw his name as emailing me last month about pintara via the website. hmm....o.0

i think you missed a html tag or something.

This is pretty good.

Google "failure".

Yup, that's the original whitehouse website too.

Thanks to Eric for organising

Thanks to the drivers: Eric, Alexis, Charlie, Renee (Benny?)

Saturday, September 24, 2005

"All this is because the US elected the false Christian born again anti-Christ as its President. The Lord is showing his/her/its displeasure with its choice. I mean one does not see any Hurricanes attacking Blue States!"

Hahahahah! Ahh that's hilarious

Friday, September 23, 2005

Just like you can't tell anyone to stop telling others who to be critical of.

you can't tell people who to be critical of and who not to be.

well you can, but there's nothing stopping the person to be critical of you as well.

Any personality test that attempts to catergorise us according to certain precepts would inevitably fail to account for the intricacies in individuality. Jung's initial theory on psychological types serve the opposite purpose. Rather than to catergorise, he proposed that these personality types (e.g. extrovert sensate) merely influence our process of individuation and is only part of who we are. You should be critical of Myer-Brigg and modern day usage of personality tests, and not Jung.

"Jung's personality model which inspired Myer-Briggs, are too broad and general to account for the nuances in personality of different people".

James Wang: A Critic on Jung

bring food and water if you want. But if you have a camera, bring it! That's the point of going on a trip for photography. You can bring drawing utensils if you want to draw...


"Science works with concepts of averages which are far too general to do justice to the subjective variety of an individual life."

Carl Gustav Jung: Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Do we need to bring anything like food etc

yeh...come Alexis!...since 2morrow's a go, where and how we going to meet guys? IF we are going to leave at 7, I assume we LEAVE at 7 and not meet up somewhere at 7? I"ll personally call you guys up to confirm details. Since we are going down south, I'd say we meet at Benny's place. Seriously, it's south and we all know how to get there although i was orginally thinking of the Maccas at Sylvannia Waters.

Can I join in Saturday? Sounds like fun, and it will be good to take a day off before plunging into nine weeks of catch-up.

Part of me wishes Rita would blow off course and hit New Orleans again.

Not because I hate New Orleans (though it is a crap hole somewhat IMO) but because New Orleans is already messed up and damaged.

It would be better for it to hit one city that's already ****ed than have it hit Houston and have two ****ed up cities.

I’ve read that people are staying inside their homes and weather out the storm. If you're told to leave, just leave. There is NOTHING you can do to protect your house from a Category 5 storm - absolutely nothing at all.

All this is because the US elected the false Christian born again anti-Christ as its President. The Lord is showing his/her/its displeasure with its choice. I mean one does not see any Hurricanes attacking Blue States!

Also, Glow worm glen I've heard is pretty neat.

Sounds like saturday will be fun.

I definitely recommend getting $30 pair walkie talkies, it's so worth it.

Phones suck for this purpose.
(if you have two cars).

Have fun on saturday

Thursday, September 22, 2005

I know but its like a metaphorical cyst in my brain. I can't shake the idea.

The scale of evacuation and help (from the government) prior to the hurricane's coming appears quite different in the two cases. Also it looks like the area of effect of Rita is solidly in Texas. Look at smh for some pics.

the government did recommend an evacuation prior to katrina striking.

not everything is about some self-proclaimed marginalised group.

Update on my rabbits for those interested.

Day 109

Theres no nice way of saying this because its so unfair, yet at the same time I think its so true, so I'll just be blunt.

Rita: Texas = former Governor = evacuation
Katrina: Lousiana = black people = ?

I believe I have a flash version of that.

The definition of FUCK

Other cool flashes from the same site:
Bang Bang Bang
End of World

and more:

Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful words in the English language today is the word "fuck". It is the one magical word which, just by its sound, can describe pain, pleasure, love, and hate.

The word fuck is one of the most beautiful, powerful and versatile words in the English language. We all should be very proud of the word, no other language has such a beautiful word.

In language, "fuck" falls into many grammatical categories.

- It can be used as a verb, both transitive (Joseph fucked Mary) and intransitive (Mary was fucked by Joseph).

- It can be an action verb (Joseph really gives a real good fuck), a passive verb (Mary really doesn't give a fuck), an adverb (Mary is fucking interested in Joseph), or as a noun (Mary is a fine fuck).

- It can also be used as an adjective (Mary is fucking beautiful) or an interjection (Fuck! I'm late for my date with Mary).
bullet It can even be used as a conjunction (Mary is a easy, fuck she's also stupid).

As you can see, there are very few words with the overall versatility of the word "fuck". Aside from its sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to describe many situations other than actually sexual interactions, there are the following uses:

Greeting: "How the fuck are you?"

Fraud:" I got fucked at the used car lot."

Resignation: "Oh, fuck it!"

Trouble:" I guess I'm fucked now."

Aggression: "FUCK YOU!"

Disgust: "Fuck me."

Confusion: "What the fuck.......?"

Despair: "Fucked again..."

Pleasure: "I fucking couldn't be happier."

Displeasure: "What the fuck is going on here?"

Lost : "Where the fuck are we?"


Retaliation: "Up your fucking ass!"

Denial: "I didn't fucking do it."

Perplexity: "I really don't know fuck about it."

Suspicion: "Who the fuck are you and what the fuck are you doing?"

Panic: "Let's get the fuck out of here."

Directions "Fuck off."

Enjoyment: "I had a fucking good time."

Ignorance: "Fuck if I know."

Hostility: "I am going to knock your fucking head off."

Apathy: "Who gives a fuck."

Surprise: "Fuck! you scared the shit out of me."

Anxiety: "Today is really fucked."

Compromise: "Fuck you Fuck me."

Well the blog sure fucked up the formating of my beautiful definition of fuck.

fuck |f?k| vulgar slang verb [ trans. ] 1 have sexual intercourse with (someone). • [ intrans. ] (of two people) have sexual intercourse. 2 ruin or damage (something). noun an act of sexual intercourse. • [with adj. ] a sexual partner. exclamation used alone or as a noun ( the fuck) or a verb in various phrases to express anger, annoyance, contempt, impatience, or surprise, or simply for emphasis. PHRASES go fuck yourself an exclamation expressing anger or contempt for, or rejection of, someone. not give a fuck ( about) used to emphasize indifference or contempt. PHRASAL VERBS fuck around spend time doing unimportant or trivial things. • have sexual intercourse with a variety of partners. • ( fuck around with) meddle with. fuck off [usu. in imperative ] (of a person) go away. fuck someone over treat someone in an unfair or humiliating way. fuck someone up damage or confuse someone emotionally. fuck something up (or fuck up) do something badly or ineptly. DERIVATIVES fuckable adjective ORIGIN early 16th cent.: of Germanic origin (compare Swedish dialect focka and Dutch dialect fokkelen); possibly from an Indo-European root meaning [strike,] shared by Latin pugnus ‘fist.’ USAGE Despite the wideness and proliferation of its use in many sections of society, the word fuck remains (and has been for centuries) one of the most taboo words in English. Until relatively recently, it rarely appeared in print; even today, there are a number of euphemistic ways of referring to it in speech and writing, e.g., the F-word, f***, or f—k.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I'm backing up My Documents etc on my computer and Zonealarm says to me that an MS application is trying to access the net.

Does that sound wrong or is it just me?

i could be wrong but i believe that the sole remaining walkie talkie from our road trip is in my possession. please correct me if i am mistaken in my believe of the whereabouts of the said walkie talkie.
i will endeavour to look for it, and forward to the appropriate party as necessary to enable the possibility of utilising the aforementioned walkie talkie during the planned excursion on saturday.

I don't have Voda....*sigh* But I guess as long as some of us has voda, then it's all good. I can't work out times as of yet but I've found a few interesting places from my trusty Gregory's Road Atlas of Australia.

Bundanoon - Glow Worm Glen (Only available between Sept and May) should only visit at night.

Kiama - Blow Hole

Stanwell Park - Sheer Cliffs and panoramic vistas.

Not sure if you want a national park. But the one I am thinking of is Illawarra Escarpment

Just get a new pair from Jaycar. Everyone chip in $10 and it will have reuse later if you decide to go on roadtrip.

Alternatively you can just use your mobile phone? We all have voda anyway so each call cost 20c.

Possible fishing equipment

7am launch ey? That sounds good. I'll pop down to the local NRMA to get us another copy of the maps. Say, we have access to any Walkie Talkies? Can we buy ONE walkie talkie and match it to our existing one. BTW, where is that ONE that survived our Melbourne trip?

Currently we have 5 people:


I say we start at Benny's place. Hehehehe. Rough itinery released by 3pm of Wednesday.

Mind if I come along then?

Saturday is a go for launch. One day-trip, down south, where the waters are plenty. I should be able to drive my car, so that's plenty of slots for anyone to join. I say we start real early for maximum effect. ie. Get moving by 7AM.

I'll make some phone calls. Start charging those digicam batteries boys. :D

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

How far is the destination?

I'd say we leave early in the morning on Sat. Yi, James and Marc, you guys still in? ....Umm...that makes 6 ppls. REMEMBER, i have an ECHO! That is a 5 seater car. I am assuming that we don't have an extra car so seats are filling up.

At the moment, I have Eric, Benny and Charlie. Hence 2 seats left.

Eric: count me in if I haven't already made that clear. Also I think you've done enough promotions. If people are still yet to reply, maybe they're not interested.

Thanks to Luke, who helped solder my Nokia headset to facilitate a 3.5mm line out like the one I posted a few days ago. I just received my 1GB MMC through the mail today iPod shuffle, eat your heart out!

I'm down...
What time on saturday?

Umm..hey guys, who's still down for the road trip? Is it still on for this Saturday? Atm, let's just go down south and make it a one day'r. Who's still down for that?

Sunday, September 18, 2005

What ever happened to the decent lion-dancers? All I ever see around Chinatown is the slowmoving "joke" of a lion dancer walking around collecting lai-see from local businesses that I strongly suspect is protection money. It seems as though the only person who practices in that entourage are the drum/cymbal players.

I haven't seen a pro lion-dance in ages since my uncle got out of the restaurant business. He used to hire kick-ass people every new year when I was a kid and these guys actually knew what they were doing. It was spine tingling excitement when they did their routine as opposed to watching a bunch of 2-4 guys walking down the street to the sound of drums and opening their mouth to collect money -.-

My favourite part of the routine was when they blinked the eyelids. Thats so awesome XD

Happy Moon Festival Everyone!

Future precurser to a weather machine

mm static, dangerous stuff.

Looking for some [travel] inspiration? Or perhaps just some good photos?

Check out these 11.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


Anyone want to rent medina for one other night? $207 lol. Minimum 2 night stay.


Travelodge Hotel (in the same vicinity as Medina North Ryde) $145.

But the travelodge is only one room with a sofa etc ie it is a hotel room that can come with upto one Queen and a Queen Sofa. But the thing is without rooms, it kinda sux.

Nevermind, the agents working for Medina were trying to screw me over. I called them direct and booked it in slightly more expensive, but one night only. I'll send an invite over soon.

Remember its for 3 people ie STFU when you enter the car park this time1!!!!

If anyone has an LCD TV (not likely) it would be good if you could bring that along coz the TV was pretty old last time and it couldn't accept input devices. Alternatively if anyone has a good 19" LCD then I could borrow my mum's USB TV Tuner and bring my laptop.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Your future Marc and John:


I think someone is already missing some of the perks offered by USA university life ^~

Maybe I don't have anything important to say. For example the following:

These law library accounts rock! No internet quota cap at all, Windows XP, DVD-ROMs, individual student accounts. The potential for misuse (ie non-academic) is unlimited. I've already watched half of house on these computers during my breaks. Only drawback is Novell, which restricts installation of products (admin required). But this is easily circumvented by downloading pre-installed files in zip eg Miranda and Firefox.

Is it me or why do I feel like Butters has dropped off the face of the earth with respect to blog conversation

I must be hallucinating

for crying out loud, i think i'm hallucinating.
I need some pot.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

That's ok Jono. Well it just means that your A1 won't be getting any "exercise" that's all. Ahahaha.

I finally dragged myself to NRMA in Burwood and fetched a copy of the maps to the inner west and north coast region and the southern highlands. I personally don't care where we go but my preference is North, South then West.

PS: Our trip will start on the 24th. Any problems? and post where you wanna go.

Dents here and there...and at Little Manly Point XD

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Yeah my apologies if I didn't make that clear Eric

My mum chose an interesting week to come over, otherwise I'd obviously be interested and have a vehicle at disposal.

The proposition sounds mildly interesting.
I won't be driving though.
There has been talks of selling the Mirage.
After 1 forced entry, 3 stolen CD players, and multiple dents here and there, she deserves a new home.
I'm flexible with time, location, and petrol splitting regimes.
To hell I shall be with you!

Well originally, I thought 17th Saturday is the day when Jono can make it...but I guess Jono can't make it to both. 24th then people?

Please indicate whether you can drive or not. ("can" refers to whether you will be able to get access to a vehcile on the 24th)

I'll be driving. Anyone else?

17th is this Saturday yeah?

I can't make it, working, plus mum will be here for one week.

I have a soldering iron and should have a multimeter somewhere.

Could you make it on the first weekend of our holidays?

Does anyone have a soldering iron and a multimeter?

My next mini-project

17th is a good date?

So who can make it now? At the moment the people confirmed are:
ERIC (can drive)

(please indicate whether you can drive or not. We might have more than 5 people going. Petrol will be shared of course)

I can do a pre-poll vote on Friday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sounds interesting, do you have a date?

Sorry boys. I've been flat out on my assessments on Monday and Tuesday. AND I GOT A FREAKING 8 FOR MY PRESENTATION! STUPID TEACHER DECIDED TO DOG ME FOR GOING 1 MIN OVER TIME! And the chick who went over by 10 mins got the same mark as me!

Progress so far...

I"ve looked up a few sites for our photo shoot. Blue Mountain is nice, but only good location is the Three Sisters. We can go to the J. Caves although I am not too keen on taking my camera into the narrow passageways. My other suggestion is the Hunter Valley up north. There are a few national parks with good bushwalking trails and a magnificent waterfall (picture I saw online was to die for....)

James has suggested we should find a place where we can listen to the sound of the water/ocean at night while we camp. That means we'll need to head south to the Southern Highlands/Illawarra region. Personally, I don't mind that, but finding a campsite which accomodates James' criteria is a little...hard...


PS: Yi, can you vote early? We can push it till Sunday but that means it's going to be a one day'r. Also, do we have any more people who wishes to go for a little road trip? You don't need to have a camera to go!!

Edit: Friggin blogger. I keep forgetting to reselect the blog I'm posting to dammit.

So Hoey the Fish...
How's the trip coming along???

This Friday

good morning..

thank you for that gentle reminder, jono. it will not go unnoticed

what a fun past 14 hours that was.. most of which was spent on the adv. graphics assignment... save the 1.5 hours getting home..

but, at least it works now.

wow, i'm so used to working with nedit and saving after every line that my fingers automatically press Ctrl + S after pressing enter..

so.. what day is CSE Revue?

Monday, September 12, 2005

Darren and Kim: A gentle reminder that CSE Revue is on this Friday, 7:30pm at the Figtree theatre.

I've been looking at some graphical charts for recent petrol prices and found a nice little summary for the past 5 years.

Here's something thats a little older, but it gives you a general idea of the composition of the fuel price.

The site said about 90% of the cost of petrol was to buy the raw product itself which, to my understanding, means 10% of the yellow segment goes to the petroleum Co. Compare those excise figures (plus GST on top) with the few cents that the petroleum co's earn for refining the raw product. I never knew the gov't took such a healthy slice of the pie. Yum.

Is the GST calculated before or after excise?

nice photo

wasps are dangerous

mmm praying mantis...tough stuff

Sunday, September 11, 2005

some random nature stuff:

Damn thats dirty!

I knew they had powerful needles, but I didn't know they grew so large and had such large prey. I saw a baby one clinging on the cage I was building, maybe I shouldn't have let it go into the garden...better watch out for my rabbits!

from one of my experimental macro shots

Also my frontyard seems to be a popular choice for wasps. Three wasps have each been trying to setup an individual nest all around the balcony. I prompty morteined them.

Ahahah...I was referring to the 17th cos I thought you guys finish on the 16th! So at the moment, weekend = Yi coming, and post 26th (ie weekday) = Jono....assuming it will be the 24th.

However, if Yi can do one of those early votes thing, then we can get both you ppl down, also assuming you have no assignments due during the week of 18~24

PS: I am open to ideas as to where we want to go for our photo shoots. But a trip to the caves is a must.

I believe the weekend Eric is referring to here is Sept 24/25

That is the beginning of UNSW break.
Oct 1/2 is the end of the UNSW break, and Medina is slated for that weekend.

My mum leaves Mon Sep 26 after only spending a week here, so if it's on that weekend, I may not be able to join you guys.
Also because I will be at my friend's 21st on Friday Sept 23 up near Orange (yes he's a country bumpkin)

Otherwise the trip sounds good

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Hmmm..Yi, do a "pre" vote. Can't remeber what you call that, but I think you can vote early. Not sure if that applies to the local level. And yes I will be driving. However, my car sits 5 including me. So 5+ = 2 cars.

So far, Me, james, Yi (possible) and Charlie?

Will you be driving Eric? Keep us posted on details.

Marc: its wolfenstein 3d on the cse comps now!!! we are all doomed..

Oh wait a sec.
Marrickville by-election on the 17th.
Are you talking about the 17th? .. cause that's going to make things a little harder then. Guess I'll need to vote at 8am.

Hmm if you guys are leaving earlier, then I won't make it. Though that's fine. Don't let me stop you. :)

Hmmm...Saturday? In case we need to stay over. But we leave Sat morning.

Make it happen on a weekend and I'll join too.

Down. My 717 needs some exercise. (so do my lungs)

Hey ppls,

Anyone interested in a mini road trip to the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves in the holidays? I'd say a full one day or maybe 2 days should be enough. It's a great opportunity for the photographers to fully utilize their "toys" and the drivers to drive on the great roads around there...

Anyone interested?

ICQ is so 90s.

Friday, September 09, 2005

I dunno, it feels kinda stupid using email to say "i'll see you tomorrow morning". Mainly coz its out of context when you send it. You feel this implicit need to put context into it, and before you know it, it goes from an IM over email to an email for an IM.

If you dont put context into it, then when you open your email account after leaving it unattended for 2 days and you've had conversations since, it may be easily confused.

Hmm I'm over analysing.

Edit: I just walked past some people in a lab playing something that looked like a WW2 shooter. They're holding out on me. What is it? The interface looked typically like Call of Duty or Brothers in Arms!!

You must check this out.

check out all three episodes. they're short.


hahahah 3 is gold too!!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

i don't see a need for offline messages, especially when msn is integrated with my hotmail account.

i remember all those group chats on icq the period after the hsc... it never worked properly.

Fixed speed camera locations straight from the horse's mouth here.

It's not particularly attractive.
Apart from the nice blue hues which might suck people in like myself.
I only stopped using ICQ when I went over to the US when no one else used it, and since I've come back, everyone I talk to is on MSN or AIM.

Nothing good about it, it works, (the new winks are nice though) and I'm going sheep.

Yes leaving offliners is a bit of a benefit

Why is MSN so attractive? You can't even leave offliners.

Ahh the good old times.

I just realised I have not had ICQ installed for the past 2 months now, since I installed a new HDD.
No one ever talks to me on icq. I'm lonely.

What happened to ICQ users? They don't exist anymore...


I got it from an email a friend sent me a few days ago. Even if they are made up locations, it's better to be safe than sorry, hence might as well post it up. And they are mounted on telegraph poles...AND small. Sneaky bastards! With all those fines coming in, why don't they do something about the petrol prices?! At least put a price ceiling on the petrol and make the fuel companies suffer a bit...and I bought shares from Caltex as well!! grrrrrr.....

thanks eric. luckily i don't travel through any of those places regularly.
just wondering, where did you get this information from?

there is no legislative requirement for the placement of speed cameras, but the rta employs its own criterias:

"Fixed speed cameras are installed at sites that meet specific criteria... These criteria are based on crash and injury accident rates and travelling speeds. This ensures that cameras are installed on 'blacklengths' (lengths of road with a high accident rate) and a demonstrated speeding problem."

Thanks Eric!

Bit annoying if there's no flash, you don't even know until 3 weeks later.
I do suppose there should be signs up before each speed camera as usual.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hmm, 3 more cameras for the Hume Highway..

Isnt there some legislation for installing speed cameras in certain locations? Something to do with amount of accidents around that vicinity within a certain timespan?

Seems to be some sort of pattern.. most of these cameras are in the west and south.. where there are roads..


New speed cameras which will be permanently mounted on telegraph poles
and the like. They are very small, don't use a flash and will be working day and night.

They are at:

Canterbury Road, Revesby
River Rd to Mavis St North East & Mavis St to River Rd South West

Milperra Road, Milperra
Henry Lawson Dr to Cooraban Rd & Cooraban Rd to Henry Lawson Dr

Hume Hwy, Yagoona
Brancourt Ave to Cooper Rd North East & Strickland St to Rookwood
Rd South West

Hume Hwy, Bass Hill -
Miller Rd to Chester Hill Rd North East & Strickland St to Arundel
St South West

Bayview Ave, Earlwood -
Undercliff Ln to Highcliff Rd South West

Homer Street, Earlwood
Wellington St to Bayview Ave West North

King Street, Ashbury -
Second Ave to Melville St West & North Palace St to Trevenar St East South

Lilyfield Road, Leichhardt
Hubert St to Mary St North East & Henry St to James St South West

Darley Road, Leichhardt
Lyell St to Allen St East South & Allen St to Lyall St West North

New Canterbury Rd, Lewisham
Morton Av to Toothill St North East, Toothill St to Frazer St South West

Hume Hwy, Liverpool
Elizabeth Dr to Memorial Ave North West, Campbell St to Moore St South

Heckenberg Ave, Heckenberg
Robin Rd to Tooma Pl North West , Johns Rd to Tooma Pl South East

Lalor Rd, Quakers Hill
Wilson St to Sunnyholt Rd North East Sunnyholt Rd to Towilson St South

The Horsley Drive, Fairfield
Polding St to Nelson St South East Nelson St to Polding St North West

Bungarribee Rd, Blacktown
Hereward Hwy North West Ross St to Flushcombe Rd South West

Pitt Street, Merrylands
Birmingham St to Victoria St South East, Victoria St to Birmingham St

Sunnyholt Rd, Blacktown
Steel St to Forge St South East Turner St to Stephen St North West

Windsor Road, Northmead
Anderson Rd to Martha Ave South East Whitehaven Rd to Moir Ave North West

Barclay Road, North Rocks
Perry St to Hepburn Rd North East Hepburn Rd to Perry St South West

O'Connell St, Parramatta
Victoria Rd to George St East South George St to Victoria Rd West North

Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills Hilda Rd to Merindah Rd Sth West
Merindah Rd to Hilda Rd Nth East

Castlereagh Rd, Penrith
Coreen Ave to Peach Tree St East South Peach Tree St to Coreen Ave West

Mamre Road, St Marys
Mitchell St to Saddington St East South John St to Saddington St West

Luxford Street, Whalan
Sands St to Salmana St South West

Princes Hwy, Engadine -
Mianga St to Engadine Rd East South Engadine Rd to Mianga St West North

Ramsgate Road, Ramsgate
Targo Rd to Vaudan St South West


Yup guys, I've bought 4 tickets now.
Let me know if others would still like to come.

Friday 16th is Conception Day at Macquarie.
It's a day of carnival festivities and booze replacing scheduled lectures. I missed it 3 years running.
How can I resist another opportunity to be intoxicated and wallowing in oblivion?
It would be delightful to have your presence too, but seeing that you already brought the ticket for CSE revue.....

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Charlie, John, any interest in CSE revue?

I know how it feels. I have 3 classes a week, two of which are morning classes. Last week, I missed both morning classes, and the only evening class I rocked up for, the lecturer was sick. Missed a whole week of uni. Life is one big hell of an irony.

ha! my consumer protection lecturer is sick...again. This is the 3rd time this session that I have woken up for a sole class for the day thats supposed to start at 9am. I don't know whether to rejoice or be annoyed.

We've got a midsession next class...if only she's sick for that one.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Thanks for the plug Yi :) Yeah CSE revues are typically good stuff, this year should be no exception, or even better, with funny Joel in cast.

That's 4 tix sold, so I have 2 left.
However, I reckon I can book more (won't be sitting together, but it's not a huge theatre, maybe 150 seats) if you still want to come by the end of this week.
Again lemme know, cheers

Me too, plus an extra ticket as well. You shall be appropriately reimbursed.

I just want to see where all the effort went..

Count me in.

People, miss it at your own peril!!!

You'll miss a night of fun, laughter and liberal cracks at Mr. Gates and Mr. Bush.

Take a Friday night off. Don't coop up in front of the computer, take your girl friend on a night out. Enjoy the spectacles, hang out with your friends!

Important: Friday sept 16 (week 8) cse revue tickets are available.
I have just booked six seats and must pay by lunchtime Wednesday to keep the booking (it's an automatic online system)

So let me know by tuesday night if you want a seat, $10

I just saw Hsin-Chu's doppleganger. CSE id: clarenced

An article From SMH about BASE jumping:

In the past 12 months the sport has been under scrutiny following the death of a number of Australians and serious injuries sustained by others.

In July this year, an Adelaide thrill seeker, Darcy Zoitsas, 39, was killed after a jump went wrong off the spectacular 1000-metre-high Kjerag cliff in western Norway.

Last October, Sydney's Roland Simpson was fatally injured while jumping off a skyscraper in Shanghai, China.

A Brisbane mechanic, Jason Fitz-Herbert, was on his way to attend Mr Simpson's funeral in Canberra when he stopped to make a jump in the Southern Highlands and was killed.

Did you know that tour de france cyclists have resting high rates in the high 20 bpms?

that's essentially 1 beat every 2 seconds.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Yeah all Friday wk 8 tickets are gone, for the moment, some may free up.

How does thursday sound for people?

Anyway last chance I am booking tickets asap because they are running out

Yi I'm warning you for the last time, stop nudging me!
This is time number 3 you have crashed my MSN
damn hax0r

i dont care if u stuff it up...well i do sorta, i just need to know what you did to stuff it up so i can fix it thats all. geez its not like im gonna get a cane and smack u. What I was trying to say in essence was I can't fix it if I don't know whats wrong with it.

Has anyone watched Australian Idol lately? What happened to those 2 hosts? They used to be sorta alright when trying to get contestants to talk about their experiences before and after they performed and generally keeping conversation alive and active. Now its just full-on awkward silences in between questions. Maybe they been smoking too much or something.

Marc, no one is trying to stuff up your page.
It genuinely was completely blank yesterday

Yi, Darren, would you guys like me to grab you two tickets for Friday night week 8?

Also anyone else please let me know if you are interested

Well its either that or I make passwords for everyone. Which I couldn't be arsed coz i figured everyone who visits the page would be mature enough. But then I didn't count on people trying to use the blink and marquee tag. No wait I did...

It was working before I slept last night. If you stuff it up, tell me what you did to stuff it up or I can't really help it.

I've tried punching random buttons here and there and it works well so far....

i am not very interesting, but i would like to go to the revue..

at least your code is secure marc.. as nobody can change anyone elses' details

i am introducing myself to the world of skype..

you've done many boo boos Marc. :)

Jono, I am not interesting to go to cse revue, but I am interested.

No name is displayed

Also who is interesting in going to cse revue?

Yi? C'mon
Kwong you should come, if you're still alive and reading this blog

It looks to be pretty sweet, and joel will be in heaps of skits with funky costumes.
Reckon it should be quite better than med and law revues (admittedly I didn't go to law revue)

We'll probably go Friday week 8 (Sep 16), will get tickets soon ($10)

Hey dude, can't see how it works
I click on a blank entry radio button and click edit my details and it says no name was entered. There's nothing else i can click/type in.

Also, I was quite surprised because I used crazy browser to open it all the time and realised how messed up it was compared to its display in firefox, where it's a whole table and everything.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

ok its working now. f00l proof ^^

whisky tango foxtrot

I did a boo boo. I was error testing the script and my file got wiped. Please refill the medina form if your details are missing.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Thats how I feel. Its not like its a huge hassle, it takes like 5 seconds to copy and paste a templated response. Like I said, its as if they just like to press the mouse button lol.

You won't believe how many useless emails I get sent asking about a graphics card I was selling on ebay. Even if it's clearly stated in the auction, they'll ask again, as if I was kidding them. It's just the nature of such things. You'll have to just calmly deal with most of the bad ones until a good one turns up.

run the probability tests of them not inquiring further and multiply that by 15.

Perhaps your pintara was not their primary choice but rather a secondary option which they would pursue if they were not successful in getting their first choice of car.

When did we all become dietary/nutrition experts?

this is so stupid, i get on average about 2 people inquiring about the pintara through and when i email them back if they are serious about buying it, and if they are we'll organise a meet. none of them reply back. worse still, some reply back and don't even show up to the meet point. i don't tell them anything different or new about the car from whats mentioned on the ad...

why bother inquiring if they arent serious about buying it? its like they just enjoy clicking the mouse button. bizzare.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Can you imagine queing up 5 times at uni cafeteria or walking around carrying food all day? They'll be safe and convenient in your belly.

Just out of interest, who's using Skype or Google Talk?

its better to have smaller more numerous portions

If you define lunch as the second meal you eat after you wake up, then those people might have just had breakfast. The other solution is to have two meals a day. Not a hard thing to do.

not brown rice. but brown rice is dirty.

i would love to move to spain, they have it so sweet there. siestas are the greatest cultural invention ever.

my GP said the human body was originally meant to sleep after eating lunch. no idea why. I look at everyone in class and i've only met one person who sleeps in the 2-4pm timeslot. the rest are fully awake. how is that possible?

Rice has high GI.
Try wholemeal bread for low GI carbs.

move to spain and have siestas.

Milo and porridge. Low GI, and just so good for you.

3 birds, the third being having more time on your hands

mmm bit of an anomaly

suggestion: try low GI foods.

see how that goes

i can kill 2 birds with 1 stone: lose weight AND be awake

Solution: stop eating.

its been happening for quite a while now. at least since i started uni? talked to a GP about it, he just said eat lower GI foods - which I have not done.

but i didnt tell him about the slot theory which i started to notice a couple of months ago. i get sleepy if i eat lunch at 4pm or dinnertime but i do not get sleepy eating those foods at dinner at dinnertime? eg i had fried rice lunch last night. i eat rice all the time and im pretty sure i wouldnt get sleepy if i had fried rice dinner at dinner. does a high GI food cause this?

edit: where is kwong?

Has this only happened recently?

Any changes in lifestyle that may have initiated or aggravated this condition?

Are you eating more at "lunch" than you're used to? And have you taken a large enough sample of days to make sure this isn't a coincidence?