Merry Christmas all! For you east coast non-QLDers, it was 45 mins ago, for us QLDers, in 15 .. and for the rest, happy when it is!
Hope you're all doing great and having fun during this festive season. Take care and don't do too much illegal! Or at least, make sure you know someone who can bail you out quick :)
So Merry Christmas everyone!
Fri, Oct. 28th, 2005, 01:04 am
In .... less than 12 hours, I'll be on my way to Melbourne for the weekend. Nothing huge planned, just wanted a break and a chance to try something new, try out things I haven't done, and it seems easiest to do that in a different city, somehow.
Plus I'm meeting up with a friend, which I think will be great! Really looking forward to this, I think it'll be nice and relaxing. Even if I have no idea where I'm going :P
*jigs* This has got me really stoked!
I was wondering why I was feeling so tired with feeling so sick. Now I know.
I've lost over 7 kilos in a week.
I used to be a nice healthy 75 kilos. Now I'm barely 66.5 kilos. Not pretty!
So, University's finished, and I'm trying to figure out where I want to go from here, and what to do. I'm doing a little work for my father's business, and also doing some (should be) paid web work for Carol, redoing her website, so that's a good start. But the question is, where do I want to go from here?
I'm doing a few things at the moment, trying to build up my portfolio. It's more game based, trying to write a mini-Gauntlet-esque style game, and doing everything from textures to models to code, just a proof of concept and capability.
But there are two things I've been considering, somewhat interlinked but they don't have to be.
1) Do I get myself a domain name, just for myself, so I can sell myself? I see others doing it (more the high profile people, like Jason Schleifer), and wonder if it would be good.
2) Do I get myself a professional/business/work related blog? Keep my personal and work entirely seperate, and post all my musings and on going work in a seperate blog.
Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? I realise that there will be a sum total of 5 people who *might* read this, but I do think feedback would be useful, some thoughts apart from my own.
Today was quite the sad day for Trek fans around the world, with the death of Mr Scott. He shall be greatly missed by all Star Trek fans, and I'm sure everyone has their favourite memory of Mr Scott doing his work. Personally, mine harps back to Star Trek 4, with the whales, where he was standing at a 1980s computer, picked up the mouse, and started talking into it. "Computer!"
But wherever you have been beamed now, Mr Scott, we hope that you have all the dilithium crystals you will ever need, to help with whatever power you require, so you should never be troubled no more.
So far, it's been a slow, but great, start to the third season of 24.
Why, you ask?
Madeline!!!! (From La Femme Nikita)
And in a hard arse sort of role too, it looks verrrrrrrrry promising. Hooray for LFN!
Ohhhh, the joy.... it's early it's early! *hugs season 3*
Now, I just hope they hurry up and release 4, and the 5 episodes that were season 8... JOY!
Well, I got my results for this past semester. 3 5's and a 4. I'd hoped for 2 6's and 2 5's (missed that goal by 3%, 4% and 6%, DOH!), as that would have snuck my GPA up to the point where I could have done honours. So close! But oh well....
So now I have officially finished with a passing grade my Bachelor of Creative Industries (Communication Design). And I can't go back to Uni to study again, the whole change in HECS and such precluding me (and somehow I don't think the government would allow a *third* degree on HECS ;)).
So the world is my oyster! All done, and hooray. I think.
Oh well, time to get back to the website design I'm doing. Yippee for me?
I'm not in a good mood *at all*. I thought today would be great, they finally return some of our electronic gear they took after the fire. Hooray, I get my computer and TV back! Urgh.... yeah, or so the theory goes, anyway.
I get my computer back - minus a power cable and monitor cable. No biggie, I can scavange one from another computer, live and learn. I was hoping that would be my biggest problem. But alas, no.
I start putting things back together, and see there are deep gashes on one of the speakers - gashes that weren't there when I gave them the equipment. The DVD player has scratches on it's front covering - again, not previously there. I carry up the base of the computer to my room, and it feels a little funky, bit wobbly and loose. That's okay, I think, it'll be fine.
Plug in all the cables, power up, and good to go...... right? Fancy Dell logo comes up, machine posts and bum bum bum.... "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 to go to setup".
I take a deep calming breath, and say a few prayers, say a few nice words... and hit F1. Bam, same message. Reboot, same message. Lots of ranting and swearing later, same message. So I hit the BIOS, have a tinkering around, and as far as the computer's concerned, it's all good. So I whop on out a boot CD, and boot it on up. No problem at all, boots to the CD fine, but, it doesn't see *any* of the hard disks (I have 3).
So I turn it off, go to open it up, and one side falls off (a side that, I would have sworn, was glued or screwed on), and the back looks a bit shaky. I tinker around with the data and power cords, try and piece it back together (I really need some electrical tape now), and cross my fingers... something I did made it boot, so I'm glad for that. But be buggered if I don't think a good stiff breeze will make it fall apart!
But at least I can start relaxing, and then getting to work... had some web design jobs lined up, but couldn't do any until my PC came back.
A couple of days of rest, and then I think it's time for the world to meet me, as a full time employee.... who'd have thunk it!
Apparantly, the female orgasm is qualitatively different from men's. Seems that when the moment occurs, major areas of the female brain shut down, and so women do not have any emotional feelings
A small sample, only 13 subjects, but an interesting conclusion if true. So the question becomes.... does this change the goals of the male during sex? For those males who want a quick encounter with no strings, perhaps getting the female to orgasm would actually benefit them?
Though somehow I doubt that there'll be any major shift. But still an interesting study, with an interesting outcome.