2003 Year in Review

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New Years Eve

And so another year comes to an end. A year full of highs and lows, but then what year isn't?

Some highlights from my year included:

  • fish tank - or should I say fish tanks. I went from zero to three tanks in the year and took great delight in my fishies as they grew, fought, ate, lived, died and laid eggs.
  • lego - my space lego collection tripled in a year, and a Harry Potter collection came into existence, thanks to the wonderful world of ebay.
  • this blog - no comment :)
  • weekly visiting James and George - their frendship has been wonderful over the year
  • JGHS school reunion - an interesting night, although I don't remember a single thing anyone told me about what they were doing. And a pity so many of the people I really wanted to catch up with didn't bother to turn up.
  • Cave Clan newbies nights - breaking into drains and other such dark places, lots of fun :)
  • Winning the Melbourne Cup sweep
  • First paid masseuse gig - somewhat boring, but good to know my talents are worth money :)
  • Harbour Bridge climb

    Some work-related highlights included:

  • Getting active directory setup on a small standalone domain and having 50 users successfully connect to a file and print server, and regular restores of files assured me that backups were working properly :)
  • getting all the machines in the building patched a week before the blaster worm hit. There's been three critical patches released since then, but ominously no worms for them..
  • switched to a new print and dhcp server in two hours with next to no disruption to users
  • finally let go of the support mail, after 6 years of doing it. I still keep an eye on it to see what goes through it
  • fixed a raid array in Gamera with no downtime. It had had a bad disk for months and another disk would have destroyed the entire system just like that.

    But you get the good with the bad, and some downers..

  • Peter leaving us at work, leaving me to pick up some of the crap jobs he was doing, as well as making it that much more difficult to do the crossword with him every day
  • getting Dell out to replace a part that turned out not to be faulty after all. Was rather embarrassing.
  • parents/boss stressing me out at various points.
  • being fired twice at cia
  • rejection by Chris
  • Cockroaches
  • turning 30

    Hoping next year will continue to improve mood-wise. This year was a lot better than last year, and hoping things continue to get better. So have a happy and safe new year and all that, from a very hot a sticky down under :)

  • 2 Comments

    Yvonne said:

    Happy New Year to you.
    I hope we all have an improved year on the previous one.

    January 1, 2004 4:19 AM

       

    richard said:

    Happy New Year, Kazza. Thanks for reading my site during the year, and may you find much love and happiness during 2004.

    January 1, 2004 10:45 AM

       

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