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Possums

I drove the short distance to the supermarket to get a few ingredients got dinner as there was not the time to walk it. There was a car behind me. Ahead I saw a small animal on the road. It was a young possum. I breaker as it ran straight towards me. Coming . . . → Read More: Possums

Three different shopping strategies

Krysta buys what she knows what she likes up to the amount. But never buys anything that is too pricey (over $2).

Milla is worried only about buying things that are good value for money. Will buy a few big things.

Chanel wants quantity of items. So buys lots of cheap items.

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Observation Tuesdays – Melbourne Cup

The advantage of being in Melbourne for Melbourne Cup is that you get a holiday and you can completely ignore the race because you don’t have to go to some work function and watch the thing while eating food and drinking alcohol. I spent my whole life ignoring the Melbourne Cup. I have never been . . . → Read More: Observation Tuesdays – Melbourne Cup

UTC & hostile Americans

Today, Flickr shut down their web site. I think that they quickly realised that most people around the world don’t understand PDT. So they included a time zone conversion link.

So I made a comment as I have done several times before when some American group who should know better (mostly the US Space . . . → Read More: UTC & hostile Americans

The drug lords of Altona

Back around 1980, when I was at FIT, the people in Footscray used to speak of the drug lords of Altona. It was if the suburb was the home of all the leaders of the illegal drug supply networks if western Melbourne. I had pretty much forgotten about this until I went to Altona today . . . → Read More: The drug lords of Altona

Must Have Known

There are still, and have been for some time, people arguing about how one must or must not have known things. Here is a little javaesk code snippet about the endless loop that is generated. Clearly a patch needs to be installed.

Try { Say-something-to-illicit-a-response Case: responds: do stuff() Else: do other stuff() } . . . → Read More: Must Have Known

Mulan

On Friday the girls hired the disney movie Mulan. It is a typical Disney movie but this time set in china. The first time around I did not see it as I was too sick and chose the go to sleep option. The girls loved it. They wanted to be more Chinese.

I did . . . → Read More: Mulan

V is for for Voon

The other day, while I was in an appointment, a doctor whom I had not seen before was checking my record on their computer system. He asked me for my middle initial. For starters he only wanted one initial, which is just horribly wrong. But still, I told him it was V for Voon. He . . . → Read More: V is for for Voon

Shit Malaysian Parents Say

It is strange, but I feel much more comfortable when people speak like this than when they speak in some other English dialect apart from perhaps what my mum would called country NSW Australian English.

Class Bondage

Some people wear their class background like a bondage jacket. It provides a comfortable and well known set of limitations of movement and thinking. I wonder if it is like bound feet. Once the damage is done it is impossible to undo it.