Showing posts from March, 2011

On the way home

The trip back to the airport was emotional. Been 8 months since I've seen my bestest buddy, now won't see him again for another 5 months all going well! Managed to get to the airport with just enough time to spare. Didn't get my GST refund as my name got called to go to the gate whilst I was in the queue. Took a few minutes to get there and thought they'd started boarding early. Went to the gate and they wanted to check some extra details, like "did I have checked luggage" and "have you come from somewhere other than Melbourne". Wasn't sure why they wanted to know, but I got my proper boarding cards and a seat at the front of the boarding queue :) Flight took off on time, 13 and a half hours to Abu Dhabi. Oh, the in-flight entertainment is bust! Seems to be all the seats on the right side of the plane. An hour in and its still not working. Just need to pop down to the servers and give it a restart :) Probably runs Windoze! They had to reboot!

Blogger died

I managed to write a massive blog entry whilst on the plane, tried to publish it and now I can't see the blog entry at all! Hopefully when I get connected back up I'll be able to retrieve it as I can't remember half the stuff I wrote!

Spammers still haven't found the plot

Just got this in my inbox, and being a techie, made me chuckle. "Dear Account Holder, There has been an Unauthorized attempt to access your customer bank information from IP address 808.345.343.10299 , Log in below to view your account balance and report any unauthorized withdrawal of funds." I see IANA found a way to work around the 8bit values of each octet, am now convinced I need to login and unlock my account!  Just wish I could email the person who wrote this garbage back and tell them to limit their random number generator a little. WTF Spammers?!

4 days to go!

Hair cut, travelling shoes bought, am all set for Saturday's flight.  Still feel like I'm forgetting something ... nope can't think of it, am sure it'll come to me on the drive to the airport! Got all my post-it's stuck to my monitors to remind me to do things. Get passport out of the Safe, get hair cut (check), order currency (check), buy walking shoes (check) etc etc. Was supposed to be having an all day dev meeting today, but that's been postponed until Thursday, got plenty to be doing before I go!  My dad's coming over with his new Dell laptop tomorrow night, need to get stuff copied off the old one which the LCD died on.  Shame really, 3 and a half years old and the screen dies, I've had my Dell Inspiron 8600 for nearly 7 years, worst that's happened is there is a small crack on the case (our fault). Ah well, lunch over, back to the grindstone :)