Thursday, November 30, 2006

there's a party going on...

I am all Joomla'd out. Time to put the code away and play.

I'm converting a static html site to a css site as well, so that hasn't helped. You'd think by now all the *playahs* in the field would have made their browsers conform to standards, but no, they all have to render differently. 10 years on and I'm still adding in workarounds. Sheesh.

Youngest daughter turned 17 yesterday and has a party tomorrow night. We're hiding all of them around the side of the house behind the garage so we don't get the local gatecrashers.

Back later chooks.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Here is NOT how to start off an email to me if you want me to do something for you.

Subject : Problems found NOW HELP

Especially when the problem is the idiot operating the computer.

Yes. I was nice when I replied. I'm like that, unlike people I have encountered lately who are rude and abrupt via email and can't even spell my name correctly even if it is sitting right in front of their faces.

Why is it that politeness and civility go out the window when people get online? Geez.

Hearin' - Stand and Deliver : Adam and the Ants
Feelin' - cranky

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Glutton for punishment..

I have just installed Joomla on one of our new domains and learning how to use it. SOMEONE slap me the next time I say I have a great idea.

Supposedly it is the best open source cms around. Am I showing my geek side again? heh. Am I still a geek even though I listen to Bon Jovi?
Bit of a learning curve ahappenin' but so far so good, you watch, I've just jinxed myself. LOL

Good thing the new site doesn't deploy live until January, hey.

Eldest has the same bug I just had and is running around sounding like she's hacking up a lung.

Well, my standalone joomla server just finished downloading, so I'll catchya's on the flip side Mateys!

Listenin - Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi
Feelin' - Geekified

random normality

Well, my mate made it to South Africa safely, he just emailed me from an internet cafe to tell me so. The Riders for Health African Enduro ride starts tomorrow. Bet he has a sore arse in a few weeks ROFLMAO

We have a new recruit for the crew going to Superbikes at Phillip Island in March. He has no idea what he's in for! Max Biaggi will be making his debut on a Superbike and being a rabid Max fan for years, he's in for a huge shock at the change in my personality. In RL I am extremely shy and quiet unless you know me really well. I'm so bad sometimes that I stutter when I first meet people. I do tend to get excitable while watching races though *G* and because it's at the start of the season, so I'll be even more bouncy than usual.

Then we all go out for dinner and don't give a toss about eating heart attack inducing food or whether the alcohol is a wise decision after being in the sun all day. Me drunk? Never. heh.

I just got a new office chair, it has a tilt back and everytime I lean back it triggers my windmill reflex [ arms in air waving wildly, legs and feet flung up trying to break my fall] I've done it about 5 times today already, so that's my excercise for the year done.

Yes, it's 2.30 am here, so I'm a bit more random than usual. Sorry. Errr, not really. LOL

Hearin' - Wake Up - The Living End
Feelin' - Sleepy

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Today I am not a pigeon...

I am a statue.

That is all.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

upside down like a fruit bat

Someone at Dell obviously has a sarcastic sense of humour.
Youngest was playing a game on my desktop and hit Ctl+Alt with the down arrow and the screen flipped upside down. Apparently, there is a setting on the graphics card that says *Enable Rotation* It was set to rotate 180 deg each time.

WTF????????????? Why would anyone want to turn their monitor upside down? Why would that even be a default factory setting?

Both kids at home ran for cover, the youngest thinking he was going to be the new monitor holder upper for the next 10 years. I wonder how many people have had a heart attack or stroke induced by high blood pressure when their screen suddenly flips? In order to fix it, you either have to stand on your head, tip the monitor upside down or have good skills in reading and scrolling the opposite direction you're used to.

Good thing I have a laptop, so googled upside screen and the first entry told me the problem. So then, I held the youngest up by the ankles and made him do it.

LOL. Nah, I practised my reverse scroll skills and fixed it. Then I went in and unticked the *Rotate Screen* box. If hever does it again though, he will be hanging by the ankles *G*

How Sad...

Belinda Emmett died in Sydney today.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I think I lost my archives.

oh dear.

heh. nope, they're back. LOL and I thought changing over was going to be easy.

I'm back again, yes, I know, today I am just a blogging fool. Annnnnnyway, I was over at Meatareda's blog [ lucky sods off on holidays!] and I realised just how much I miss going down to Queenscliff now that Nana isn't there anymore. I think we might have a trip down there in our near futures. This is the first year I haven't been there at all since I was born, I was only born in Geelong cos there was no maternity hospital there then, so Mum had to go to Geelong.

feelin' - loopy
hearin' - White Wedding - Billy Idol

cue twilight music

this is a test to see what happens.


Santa beat me at checkers. Can you believe that? Harumph. Better be a damn good pressie under the tree this year is all I'm gonna say.

Next time, I'm taking on Rudolph.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

How on earth are baby boomers still alive? |

Great article on the removal of personal responsibility that is so in vogue these days.

This was the best part of the story though -

But perhaps the greatest question of all is this:

Why did a generation that spent the first half of its adult life dedicated to excess, independence, freedom and loud music decide to spend the second half of its life writing rules that tell everybody else how to live?

How on earth are baby boomers still alive?

a tomato a day...

Yesterday was a public holiday here and my partner in crime Dragonsand came over for a visit. We worked through some stuff, had a natter about art as artists do. Then he helped me pin put the new hide and sand it down with pumice sand. We have no fingerprints left *g* and the neighbours now *know* I am nuts. Thanks Dragonsand, you did good and saved me from many hours of work by myself. Although, you could have told me I was still wearing the facemask on my head like a hat. heh.

I can't get used to daylight saving, it's thrown my whole system out of whack. Being a North Queenslander, I am not used to it. I think it's why my curtains are fading quicker than normal, hey. Ok, not really but I thought I'd chuck that in to see if you were still awake.

Not so good news this week, my FIL has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He's going for bone scans to see if it has spread before they decide on treatment. He gets tested regularly as his Dad had it as well, so it's been caught fairly early on. Phew. I like my Inlaws, so it's been a bit hard.

We just had a new fresh fruit and vege place open up down the road. Cheap prices on most and it doesn't go off the minute you get it home. They have absolutely the best tomatoes around as they were originally tomato growers. So, hubby is going to be eating lots, as well as tomato sauce. Usually I sigh when he slathers TS over everything, but I've learned that Tomato Sauce has high levels of lycophene and so helps prevent prostate cancer. FIL stopped eating tomato anything about 5 years ago after he had a bout of gout.

Well, that's about it for now. The youngest daughter is in exam mode and got a job working at a restaurant on weekends, so she's happy. The middle one's car is almost ready for the road [ACK!] the eldest is 12 weeks along and throwing up every 5 seconds. The son is creating his own computer games and needs to clean his room.

Hugs everyone.

Feelin' - Sad
Hearin' - The Police Chopper coming in to land at the airport.

Friday, November 03, 2006


Dear Mr RIAA, nope. won't find what you're looking for here. Although it's just amusing now, that you guys waste so much money and resources. You should look into more time/cost effective policing procedures.

Speaking of spiders, last night I had a hitch hiker on the drivers side window of my car at eye level. Not sure what kind it was, but it was half the side of my hand, so I kept leaning towards the passenger side of the car. Yes. My window was wound up tight. You should have seen the eldest & youngest jump out of the car when we got home and run. They left all their crap in the car, so guess who had to hold all of it and get out of the car at the same time. Little chickens.

Anyway, when MOTH got home later, he relocated the spider to the bushland down the road. You watch, 10 to 1, the little bugger will wait till I drive past and jump on again. He probably wants to go shopping.

I've been busy. Uhuh. reading books and blowing your nose can take up a large part of the day. You know that week off thing? Totally out the window.

I had a water feature in my office yesterday. Streams of water from the storm we had poured in through the top of the window between the bricks and window ledge thing. I ended up standing on the arm of the couch with a towel trying to stop the flow. Yes, was useless.