Results tagged “Blog” from Kazza the Blank One

Tuesday I spent all day thinking it was Wednesday.  So annoying.  Did catch up on my photo labelling, doing both Monday and Tuesday nights.

Pretty sunset

Tuesday and Wednesday when we came home and turned the heater on, nothing happened.  The house was already so warm.

Friday was another $5 lunch at Rashays.  I thought I'd give them another chance to redeem themselves with their steaks.  I asked for rare.  I got medium-well.  This steak was a lot thinner than previous ones, so I guess that makes it kinda hard.  We aren't likely to go back once the May special is over.  Won't wanting to be paying triple the price or more.

Rashays $5 steak fail

Rashays $5 steak fail

In the evening I met up with the sweetie and he took me to Akiba for dinner.  Had a lovely dinner which I'll put in a separate post.  After dinner we did some food shopping.  I finally got to use the shopping trolley tool I found!  (I found a little trolley tool on the ground outside work and grabbed it.  So that if when all the trolley bays are broken or filled with the wrong sized trolleys I won't have to take my trolley all the way back inside.  Such a cool device).

Saturday morning was a quick bit of housework but mostly just getting organised to go out to the club.  We were only staying overnight but we had enough *stuff* in the car you'd think we'd be going for a week.  I spent a couple of hours trying to sort out and clean the old van so we can sell it.  Stu sat by the fire and did lots of reading for uni.

Van fire

We had the pizza oven going in the afternoon and cooked quite a nice pizza for dinner (we cheated and used a store-bought flatbread base).  The sweetie and I struggled to rememeber the rules of Cribbage, and I won a game of that with him.  Then there were several games of Epic Jenga.  I lost the first two games.  I *never* lose that game.  Sad times!

Cribbage game I won

Sunday morning we came home.  I just had a nice quiet day, mostly just checking off Vic's Lego.  Cooked Not Quite Nigella's Asian Style Beef Cheeks for dinner.  Is it possible for something to have *too much* flavour?  It's so intense!  I'm half tempted to use a little coconut milk or cream in it next time to lighten it up a little.  Watched You Only Live Twice in the evening.

Asian style beef cheeks

Today I had a quiet but productive day, getting through quite a few annoying items on the todo list.  Cooked a bunch of veggies and the other pizza base for dinner.  Not *quite* as good as in the pizza oven, but not too bad.

Leftover pizza base pizza

I didn't get to do any photo labelling tonight.  Too much catching up to do.  And backing up my blog.

Still Alive, Honest

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Just been too busy with life.

Sigh.

reCaptcha

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Old version died.  Too hard to upgrade.  If I could be bothered I'd look into it.  Turned it off for now, although I'm not republishing the entire site so only new entries won't have the reCaptcha (which is probably a good thing).  If I start getting a lot of comment spam I'll think about turning it on again.

Less than a month.  Twenty three days in fact.

That's how long it's taken me to get my New Zealand photos geotagged, selected for a slide show, selected for the blog, and blog updated with the photos.

That is an all time record for me.  Usually it takes a couple of years (and then some!).

Of course it helped that the holiday was only five days long!

Check out my New Zealand 2018 blog.

Question

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Is there any point in blogging when I have nothing of any consequence to report?

I've got a new blog.

A blog thirty years in the making.  

That all started when I scanned a photo of us at the Canberra Times Fountain in Civic last year.  I got the idea to recreate a family holiday to Canberra in 1986, with as many of the same shots as possible thirty years later in 2016.  It was a lot of work and I procrastinated getting it online for a good six months.  But it's finally done!

Here's a sample:

1986 2016

Have a look:  Canberra 1986 - 2016

I wonder if the RiotACT would be interested...

I've spent the past few weeks working on a new blog - a blog about the Queen Mary 2.  I posted nearly all the photos I took of the ship herself, separating them out into the different areas of the ship.  It's a bit more mobile friendly than my main blogs (which I really need to convert, but only after a lot of testing and a well documented procedure).  Stu reckons I should put Google ads on it, but apart from them being a pain, they'd also lower the tone of the whole site heh.

Anyways, here it is: Kazza's Queen Mary 2 Blog.  Please have a look and let me know if you find any issues.

Making Stuff

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I've been making stuff.  All to be revealed soon :)

I was making stuff instead of cooking tonight, which means I'm going to need to get up early in the morning.. oh well..

Have also done a few entries on my new blog.  Again, all to be revealed soon!

To much to do, too little time.  Can I retire now?  I could really use another eight hours a day to get stuff done...

I could really get used to four day weekends!

Friday night we watched Innerspace, since we didn't manage to see it last weekend.

Saturday we walked around Palmerville, and we watched Airport in the evening.

Magpie at Palmerville

Sunday we went food shopping at the markets.  Saigon Street Food was closed, so we went to Heng Hing.  It was all a little overwhelming.  The door by the mushroom doesn't have a clear path to the counters, you have to weave your way through tightly-packed tables.  And the ordering system is information overload with pictures all over the walls.  I found it all quite stressful.  The food was nice enough though.

Heng Hing in your face

Heng Hing pork and duck

Heng Hing dumplings

In the evening Stu thought we could find something to watch on Netflix, but it took so long we gave up and went to bed without watching anything.

Monday the sweetie and I both took the day off.  I cooked roast beef with an epic veggie bake of zucchini, carrot, cauliflower and broccoli and then we watched Gladiator.

Today I did cheesy hash browns for brunch and made up a batch of Anzac biscuits in the afternoon.  The first batch didn't have a chance to get cold..

Anzac Biscuits

And other than that I've been gluing lots of little paper triangles.  And fighting with MovableType.  But I do have a new blog coming soon, stay tuned!

Also while I was away, this blog and my email was offline for a few days.  There was some problem with my hosting company that they never fully explained.  Sounded a bit like a DOS, possibly from or to a compromised site.  Didn't stop the 900 or so spam messages getting through though...

Catching Up

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Yeah so sorry for the photo spam.  Yeah no I'm not.

Chris and Zac came up tonight to look at all the Lego laid out.  I still need to properly document it before pulling it all apart again.  But with that all done, I suddenly found myself with some free time which I've been using to get some photos onto the blog.  Because Movable Type is so painful for uploading photos I decided to not add them as assets, but do what I normally do for holiday photos - just upload them to the directory and use my perl scripts to generate the html.  Made it a lot quicker, hence why I did so many at once.

Hanging out for Thursday .. it's been a .. well .. a week ..

Totally Trivial

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So Wednesday night was the trivia night.

The problems started during the afternoon when we went to test the AV equipment.  The data projector and/or the long vga cable was faulty and the display was all horrible (missing grey).  Two different hdmi-vga dongles, and two different laptops including one with native vga and it made no difference, it was just stuffed.  Not to mention we had all sorts of dramas getting the amp/audio to work as well.  Then Doc accidently walked off with my phone and I started freaking out that someone had stolen it.

*sigh*

So we plugged the laptop into the tv instead with just hdmi, and Tony brought down a big speaker to use (audio through the tv wasn't working properly - it kept cutting off the beginning of the audio clips I had - more stress and drama).  But in the end got the whole lot working.  

So yeah after that the night went well.  Other than the questions being generally too hard.  But thirteen tables plus the bar - the place was packed!

Trivia night marking

Last night was a bit of p0ker with Ben and Serena.  With some very very weird rules - like no blinds and two packs of cards.  I think I was winning, but then Kit came up and we stopped playing.

Today I did house cleaning type stuff, as well as blogged some of my USA 2000 trip - which I realised recently I'd never actually blogged digitally.  The photos are online on conspiracy, but the journal was in a notebook.  So I'm digitising that and will put the photos with it.

Also went for a two hour long walk with Chris this afternoon (somewhat longer than I was intending, but over 14000 steps on the pedometer today to show for it).

Tonight we watched the very last episode of House, followed by the Bourne Supremacy.

Statistics

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So apparently today is World Statistics Day.

I was going to publish some of the search terms people use to get to my blog, but Google Analytics doesn't do this in a nice way anymore.  Actually I couldn't find anything at all in there - they've either hidden it very well, or for some reason don't save them for my site, or maybe it's just something you need to pay for now.  At any rate, it's pretty retarded and I couldn't find anything in there at all.

And the ancient tools that come with the ancient version of cPanel on this host are pretty useless too.

No stats for you.

(I will note however that by far the biggest bringer of traffic to my site seems to be Stumbleupon, sending people to my Lego Star Destroyer page).

And I'm still number 2 in Google for "kazza".

New Blog

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So I've got a new blog.  Well, subblog.

For a while I've thought about my Australian holiday blogging.  They never seemed major enough to warrant a whole new subblog like my overseas trips did.  So I embedded them into my main blog.  But now I'm scanning all mum's photos, and there's trips there that I'd like to blog, but don't want to clutter up my main blog.  So I decided to create an Australian Holidays blog.  There's already a few trips I'll probably migrate into it, and I'll also start blogging some of my childhood holidays there (well posting photos anyway, and any memories that I still have of them).

Check it out!

http://kazza.id.au/oz_holidays/

I'm so boring

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I really have nothing interesting to say these days.  And, unlike twelve years ago when I started blogging, I don't post every boring detail of my life every day.  Tonight we watched Green Zone, and it inspired me to go back and find the blog entry I did about the opening day of the Iraq war.  I then read through a couple of month's worth of blog entries from 2003.  My style was very different back then.  I suppose back in the day there was really noone else reading it, so I wasn't really thinking how other people might perceive it.  These days I don't blog much unless something interesting happens.  And even then I sometimes don't, because I'm a complete slacker.

So.  Boring details.  Does anyone care?  Do I care if anyone cares?  So few people read this blog now.  And much fewer bother to comment.  

Anyways.

Thursday: work drinks, not much else

Friday: not much

Today: bit of house work, listed some stuff on Freecycle, went for a walk with the sweetie, cooked a roast chicken dinner, watched some House (we're near the end of season 2) and Green Zone.

See, nothing of any particular interest to anyone.

Twelve

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So today is my twelfth blogiversary.  

12 years.

Holy crap.

Other than that, happy birthday David Bowie and Elvis.

And here's to another twelve years and then some of blogging ...  while we remember the bushfires in Como of January 1994

yup.

Half of my battle with blogging these days is the whole *effort* of downloading, selecting, resizing, stripping geodata and blogging photos.

I have several weeks of photos to blog.  Over fifty actually.  Eep!  Lots of birds, funnily enough. 

Also, during the week I have nothing much to say.

Because I only tend to blog about stuff I've done, and I don't tend to do anything much interesting during the week.

But I've been really impressed with my SIL blogging every day this month and I feel bad being so slack with this blog.  I really do love the archive of my life I keep here.  

So I'm going to try again to blog more often.

Today I had my Sadie cap on, and cut the rules down on one firewall from over two hundred to a little over one hundred.  Cleaning makes me happy :)  Mind you it's a lot easier to clean up other people's messes.  My own messes are harder because I'm lazy :)

Backdating

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Yeah so I've been a complete slacker.  And then some.

Tonight since getting home all I've done is sort out photos for blogging.

Sixty-two new photos to blog.  Not to mention the older ones that still haven't been blogged yet.

So I'll see what I can do.  In between Mighty Planes and Revenge and my washing.

November and December were a bit of a disaster for this little blog.  I don't think I managed to get *any* photos online in a whole two month period.  I made up for that over the break, getting online over a hundred and fifty photos.  So if you care (I doubt any more than about three of you would), you might want to check out my November/December (and even January) archive entries.

I also finished my 2013 year in review post, which is at the end of the December archive page.

Blogiversary

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Also today ... significant day ..

I've been blogging for eleven years today .. happy blogiversary to me!

Also today marks the twentieth anniversary of the bushfires that tore through Como and Jannali in 1994, destroying our church and many of our friends' homes.

And it's David Bowie's birthday.

Kazza's "Boring Life Of a Geek" aka BLOG

IT geek, originally from Sydney, moved to Canberra in 2007. Married to "the sweetie", aka Stu. Prolific photographer, Lego junkie and tropical fish keeper.

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