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Still alive

It’s been ages since a post. Very busy doing bloke stuff. Wifey is preggers with number two due on April 1 2007! Sold my house in the city and bought a small hobby farm in the neighbouring state. Makes commuting a lot longer – about 2100% longer. Bummer for me. Read more…

By jason, ago
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Skype killed my IIS

For three days my local web server was not responding. You know, I’d point my browser (Firefox) at http://localhost/ and I’d get nothing. After a while it dawned on me that I had recently installed a big Microsoft Tuesday patch session. Perhaps my default web site had been stopped? I Read more…

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Playing with VMWare

Last night I downloaded the new free versions of: – VMWare server last night. – MS’s Virtual PC 2004. I’d played with a free (then warezed) version of Virtual PC 2004 before and was pretty impressed. Well, I am writing this in virtual (VMWare) version of the the latest Ubuntu Read more…

By jason, ago
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WOW I crumbled

Several years ago I spent many, many hours (days, weeks…) playing a MUD. It was called Drasan. It was text-only. Eventually I realised it was taking waay to much of my time. I have not played an RPG since. Today I crumbled. I purchased World Of Warcraft. Some people at Read more…

By jason, ago
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Nerd v Geek vs Dweeb

I had a conversation with a colleague the other day about the definitions of the words geek and nerd. Well, I just stumbled across this recent post on slashdot… There *is* a clear distinction and a value hierarchy among geeks, nerds, and dweebs, but you’ve got it all wrong. What Read more…

By jason, ago
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World Cup Soccer

I have never really been into soccer before. Recently have been watching the Australian games late at night on TV. Setting the alarm for 1am, 5am etc… While I think most soccer is a bit of a toss, the World Cup games really make soccer shine. It probably helps that Read more…

By jason, ago
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Want to buy a house?

Our house is theoretically on the market. Want to purchase a lovely renovated 4 bedroom ensuite home in the Australian Capital? You probably don’t but I sure hope somebody does. We are just about ready to sign on the dotted line for purchasing a house on five acres, so we Read more…

By jason, ago
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First Post

I decided to start a blog. Mainly to chronicle my efforts at building a mame cabinet. I’ll probably also ramble on about: cutting code (I am employed as a web developer – C#.NET at the moment) purchasing a new house – just about to get real serious. my half-arsed handy-man Read more…

By jason, ago