Friday, November 30, 2007

random cool stuff

Beng sadly monolingual I have no idea what this is all about but the... 'things' (sculptures? ornaments?) are pretty awesome.

This is a brilliant story with amazing pictures. Although I'm not sure about the cuddling the grouper bit. Almost makes me want to run away to sea. Well, actually, it doesn't at all - but I'm glad someone else did it.

Vote for Mister Splashy Pants!

Everone have a lovely weekend, I'm off to get drunk.

PS XKCD explains what went wrong with my week. Lucky I always carry shark repellent...

Friday, November 23, 2007

conan says.. what?

This is hypnotically hilarious:

Arnie explains.

Stolen from linkbunnies and like they say I've no idea why this as funny as it is.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

back to the grind

...and the grinding noise appears to be coming from our servers.

After a delightfully drunken weekend away in Aotearoa for the wedding of good friends (spending $300+ on a fantastic suite to sleep in 4 hours, shower a couple of times and vomit occasionally..) I return to sunny Sydney and to a hufuckerous (adjective du jour!) shit-storm at work.

I really should have expected this since people always seem to wait till I get back rather than trying to fix anything themselves. Or even tell anyone else about the problems.

And I've figured out why servers are called servers - not because they provide 'service' or anything so helpful. It's because they serve as convenient scapegoats if anything goes wrong.

"The database is down"
"Sorry, the server is offline"

"I can't upload data"
"Server's refusing connections at the moment"

"Datalinking is working very slowly"
"The server just stepped out for a coffee"

"I just lost 22 marriage files!"
"The server hates you. Sacrifice a chicken. It likes honey-fried with bbq sauce"

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

wong... wong...

In attempt to lighten the mood after yesterday's discovery of the impending apocalypse here's a condensed version of Teh Return of da Jediz by Scaryduck. LOLZ.

Oh, and furry baby animalz to up the cute quotient:


Monday, November 12, 2007

we are fucked

Not right now but the end will come sooner than you think if this goes on.

When humans were content to slice off the top layer of the food web - the big fish, whales, sharks, etc - we had a chance to pull back & things would (probably) come right. Now that we're determined to rip the base out of the oceanic ecosystem I'm prepared to call it.

Human race R.I.P.

You deserve it.

Friday, November 02, 2007

movin' up

I have a new office: cool.

It's got a view: wonderful.

There's another building close by: not so flash.

It's an apartment block: a little more interesting.

Their balconies face my window: better & better.

Occasionally, on a balcony near my office window, sexy asian girls in hotpants congregate to smoke cigarettes: way-hey - now we're talking!

I'm hanging out for the pillowfights...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

dilbert speaks the truth

This was sent to me by my developer - insinuating that I am Pointy-Haired Boss. In truth, however, I'm merely the much reviled middleman passing requests one way and incoherent screams of rage the other...

We of course sent her this reply:
Oh my God, the font. I didn't even think about the font. And what about the colour. Do you think it is the right shade? AND OH MY GOD, I didn't even think about the size of the boxes for visually impaired people! OH and can we have a braille version?

I'm still hiding. She has a cricket bat.