Monthly Archives: February 2009

3 – 2 – 1 … WTF! Whose idea was this?

During our customer conference we were given the opportunity to bungi-jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge. So, as part of my policy to always say yes*, I naturally volunteered. I had never bungied before and was shaking like a leaf … Continue reading

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3 – 2 – 1 … WTF! Whose idea was this?

During our customer conference we were given the opportunity to bungi-jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge. So, as part of my policy to always say yes*, I naturally volunteered. I had never bungied before and was shaking like a leaf … Continue reading

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Not Ready

M: “My computer has locked up.  The only indication that it still is working is the Caps Lock key is blinking”. B: “Blinking?” M: “Yes, it’s just sitting there, blinking”. B: “That’s unusual”. M: “<Sigh> Linux isn’t ready for the … Continue reading

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Twilight Tramping

Auckland Summer.  It’s hot and often 100% humidity. Larry the pet goldfish finally ventures out of his bowel and into the backyard.  Unfortunately his evolutionary passage is struck short by raging sun-burn. I exaggerate. But, summer in Auckland can get … Continue reading

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How to: Feed yourself

Exhausted after climbing Mt Taranaki, we found ourselves wedging in front of our Motel television. All on offer was two hours of American Idol, with ad breaks every 10 minutes, but it was just the sort of intellectual-free reality TV … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt Improbable

The peak summer three-day-weekend made for an ideal opportunity to climb Mt Taranaki/Egmont.  (Previous attempts have failed due to too much snow and ice). Mt Taranaki is a volcanic cone, and at 2518m is the North Island’s second highest mountain. … Continue reading

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How To: Prepare for the Recession

1. Clear out backyard 2. Measure out sufficient area for growing produce 3. Draw up landscaping plans in Google Sketch-up 4. Visit Kumeu Orchard Supplies, for old ex-orchard posts needing a new purpose. 5. Find flaw in space-time continuum, and … Continue reading

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