Archive for March, 2011

Vacation Day 10

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

So the past week and a half has been full of getting caught up on the many things I never had time to do while I was working, like getting to the doctor and dentist of check ups, changing a few things with my banking and learning a few new tricks with web development. And in the few days my travels will begin. I’m firstly heading to Queensland to see my family. Then I’m heading to Malaysia to go swimming with Jake. And then I’m heading over to the US with Chris. It’s strange that it has been 5 months since I have travelled anywhere. It’s been kinda nice staying at home for that long.

Really looking forward to catching up with Jake. Here is a recent shot from him in Vietnam.

Vacation Day 1

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It’s the first day of my 2 month long vacation! I actually started the day strangely at the office. I had a last minute request from my boss to hand in my old laptop before I left. So I needed to back up some important files before it got sent off to Sydney.

The break is going to be filled with doing some web development, visiting my family and friends, and then at Easter time I will be heading off to the United States. I’m really looking forward to spending a few days with my friend Bill in Ohio. Oh and Chris is coming along for the ride too! Until then I have a bit of work to do. Here I am in my new (actually it’s just moved) home office.

Spring in America

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

This is my last week at work before I start my 9 week long vacation. And last night I finally booked a trip to go to the US in April. The trip will take in Palm Springs, Columbus Ohio and San Francisco. I can’t wait to get back to the States again. It will be good to catch up with a few friends there too. This shot was snapped by a self timer camera sitting on the roof of a hire car just outside of Palm Springs in 1997.

Tagboard Problem

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

When I saw strange posts in the Tagboard this morning I went to clean it up on the server. Only then I found that the tagboard is no longer on the server. So I suspect someone has actually hacked into the site somehow. It might take a little bit to sort this out. Maybe we’ll replace it with some kind of message board that is a little more secure.

New Home Office

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I had Tyson come over to help me install some new hard drives into my Mac Pro yesterday. And while we waited for the data to copy over we gave the large main loft space a makeover. Firstly we got rid of all the junk that had accumulated around the computers over the past 2 years… and man there were some surprises under all that stuff. And then we moved the whole set up to the are that was previously known as the junk area. I really like the new set up. The old PC and the printer no longer takes up half the desk, and I now run two screens from the Mac. I still have to get rid of some of the junk from in front of the desk. But I quite like it over here. I no longer sit with my back to the room. Oh… and how handy is it having a mattress in my office… I can flip it down and take a nap at any moment. Thanks Tyson for getting me moving!