Fun Stuff: January 2004 Archives

I've had a promotion

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My Google rank has gone from 4 to 5 ! Oddly enough, this comes at exactly the same time that they've removed my link due to my association with http://kazza.id.au/ which has also been removed from the top of Google's list. Go figure.

Moolah

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You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?
maybe luc

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
I'd go to Europe for a holiday

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
Good question.

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
Prolly. Prolly to family and maybe a few close friends. There's always then the difficulty of how much, and who'd get jealous. Would have potential to get rather messy.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
Sure. Property.

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Very long and frustrating day. Gonna chicken out of writing anything meaningful and just go to bed.

No excuses now

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Yvonne has very kindly lent me a keyboard, so now I have no excuse not to learn the piano :):) Have already found one internet tutorial that I'm starting to work through.

Now just need to make sure I get all the other things done I need to do like paying bills, writing letters to the parking police, some programming for Thorpie, rearranging my flat to fit in a filing cabinet, etc, and not waste all day playing ;)

Quiz Night Part 3

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A bit smaller :)

What is the middle name of the first person you ever slept with?
well I haven't actually slept with anyone..

What kind of underwear are you wearing and what color?
blue bikini briefs

What is the song you want played at your funeral?
"And Can it Be", and "Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" .. my two favourite hymns

What would your last meal be before getting executed?
Roast Pork, but only if it were done properly

Beatles or Stones?
Stones I guess

If you had to pick one person on earth who should die, who would it be?
I wouldn't

The person whose problems you would never want to hear again?
Noone ever tells me their problems anyway

What is the thing most important to you (as far as physical) about the preferred sex?
Personal hygiene

Quiz Night Part 2

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I've been meaning to do this for ages, go through IMDBs Top 250 movies and note which ones I've seen so I can go see the rest that I haven't yet. JC inspired me to actually get around to it :) I've seen 77 of the IMDB top 250

1. Godfather, The (1972)
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The (2003)
5. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, The (2002)
6. Casablanca (1942)
7. Schindler’s List (1993)
8. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
11. Star Wars (1977)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
13. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17. Memento (2000)
18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Pulp Fiction (1994)
20. North by Northwest (1959)
21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
22. Fabuleux destin ‘Amelie Poulain, Le (2001)
23. Psycho (1960)
24. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
27. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
28. Goodfellas (1990)
29. American Beauty (1999)
30. Vertigo (1958)
31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32. Matrix, The (1999)
33. Apocalypse Now (1979)
34. Pianist, The (2002)
35. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36. Some Like It Hot (1959)
37. C’era una volta il West (1968)
38. Taxi Driver (1976)
39. Third Man, The (1949)
40. Paths of Glory (1957)
41. Fight Club (1999)
42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Spirited Away)
43. Boot, Das (1981)
44. Double Indemnity (1944)
45. L.A. Confidential (1997)
46. Chinatown (1974)
47. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
48. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
49. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
50. M (1931)

51. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
52. All About Eve (1950)
53. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
54. Se7en (1995)
55. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
56. Cidade de Deus (2002)
57. Raging Bull (1980)
58. Rashmon (1950)
59. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
60. Sting, The (1973)
61. Alien (1979)
62. American History X (1998)
63. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
64. Leon (The Professional) (1994)
65. Vita bella, La (1997) (Life Is Beautiful)
66. Touch of Evil (1958)
67. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
68. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
70. Wo hu cang long (2000) (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
71. Great Escape, The (1963)
72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
74. Amadeus (1984)
75. Modern Times (1936)
76. Annie Hall (1977)
77. Ran (1985)
78. Jaws (1975)
79. On the Waterfront (1954)
80. Braveheart (1995)
81. High Noon (1952)
82. Apartment, The (1960)
83. Fargo (1996)
84. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
85. Aliens (1986)
86. Shining, The (1980)
87. Strangers on a Train (1951)
88. Blade Runner (1982)
89. Metropolis (1927)
90. Duck Soup (1933)
91. Finding Nemo (2003)
92. Donnie Darko (2001)
93. General, The (1927)
94. Toy Story 2 (1999)
95. Princess Bride, The (1987)
96. City Lights (1931)
97. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
98. Great Dictator, The (1940)
99. Lola rennt (1998) (Run Lola Run)
100. Notorious (1946)

101 Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
102 Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)
103 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
104 Rebecca (1940)
105 Mononoke-hime (1997)
106 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
107 Big Sleep, The (1946)
108 Graduate, The (1967)
109 Manhattan (1979)
110 It Happened One Night (1934)
111 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
112 Deer Hunter, The (1978)
113 Patton (1970)
114 Searchers, The (1956)
115 Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
116 Glory (1989)
117 Yojimbo (1961)
118 Ladri di biciclette (1948)
119 African Queen, The (1951)
120 Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
121 Forrest Gump (1994)
122 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
123 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
124 Ben-Hur (1959)
125 Green Mile, The (1999)
126 Shrek (2001)
127 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
128 Hable con ella (2002)
129 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
130 Unforgiven (1992)
131 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
132 Stalag 17 (1953)
133 Gone with the Wind (1939)
134 Grapes of Wrath, The (1940)
135 Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
136 Wild Bunch, The (1969)
137 Straight Story, The (1999)
138 Christmas Story, A (1983)
139 Elephant Man, The (1980)
140 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
141 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
142 Hustler, The (1961)
143 Platoon (1986)
144 Back to the Future (1985)
145 Young Frankenstein (1974)
146 Lost in Translation (2003)
147 His Girl Friday (1940)
148 Monsters, Inc. (2001)
149 Die Hard (1988)

150 Amores perros (2000)
151 Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
152 Grande illusion, La (1937)
153 Gold Rush, The (1925)
154 Almost Famous (2000)
155 Spartacus (1960)
156 Life of Brian (1979)
157 Charade (1963)
158 Conversation, The (1974)
159 Gladiator (2000)
160 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
161 Festen (1998)
162 Magnolia (1999)
163 Smultronst´┐Żllet (1957)
164 Toy Story (1995)
165 Being John Malkovich (1999)
166 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
167 Sling Blade (1996)
168 Insider, The (1999)
169 Roman Holiday (1953)
170 Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925)
171 Night at the Opera, A (1935)
172 Brazil (1985)
173 Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
174 All the President's Men (1976)
175 Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
176 Mystic River (2003)
177 Mulholland Dr. (2001)
178 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
179 Exorcist, The (1973)
180 Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
181 Killing, The (1956)
182 To Be or Not to Be (1942)
183 Quatre cents coups, Les (1959)
184 Ed Wood (1994)
185 Terminator, The (1984)
186 Stand by Me (1986)
187 Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994)
188 Twelve Monkeys (1995)
189 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
190 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
191 Adaptation. (2002)
192 This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
193 Harvey (1950)
194 Gandhi (1982)
195 Trainspotting (1996)
196 Right Stuff, The (1983)
197 Miller's Crossing (1990)
198 Network (1976)
199 Ying xiong (2002)

200 Lion in Winter, The (1968)
201 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
202 Groundhog Day (1993)
203 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
204 Rain Man (1988)
205 Others, The (2001)
206 Minority Report (2002)
207 8´┐Ż (1963)
208 Laura (1944)
209 King Kong (1933)
210 Snatch. (2000)
211 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
212 Stagecoach (1939)
213 39 Steps, The (1935)
214 Traffic (2000)
215 Whale Rider (2002)
216 Hotaru no haka (1988)
217 Untouchables, The (1987)
218 Strada, La (1954)
219 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
220 Big Lebowski, The (1998)
221 Henry V (1989)
222 Rio Bravo (1959)
223 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
224 Thin Man, The (1934)
225 Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
226 Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La (1928)
227 Planet of the Apes (1968)
228 Fantasia (1940)
229 Good Will Hunting (1997)
230 Being There (1979)
231 Die xue shuang xiong (1989)
232 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
233 Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
234 Red River (1948)
235 Clerks. (1994)
236 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
237 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
238 X2 (2003)
239 MASH (1970)
240 Man Who Would Be King, The (1975)
241 Road to Perdition (2002)
242 Sleuth (1972)
243 Quiet Man, The (1952)
244 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
245 Heat (1995)
246 JFK (1991)
247 Birds, The (1963)
248 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
249 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
250 Ikiru (1952)

Quiz Night Part 1

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Stolen from Richard

NUMBER OF

piercings = 2, one in each ear
tattoos = 0
height = about 155cm give or take
shoe size = 5-6, depending on the brand
hair colour = blond
eye colour = mostly green
siblings = 1

LAST
movie you rented = sheesh I can't remember it's been so long.
movie you bought = Under Siege
song you listened to = dunno, but "hey, roll over dj" is in my head, so it could have been on the radio on the way home
cd you bought = the John Farnham best of
cd you listened to = I don't listen to cds one at a time anymore, they all get mixed up
person you've called = Peter to do the crossword
person that's called you = perhaps the air conditioner dude .. he said "Tuesday" and I said "no, tomorrow!"
tv show you've watched = um.. it's been days.. could have even been Nip Tuck last week
person you were thinking of = Janelle, and whether she saw last weeks Nip Tuck or not
friend you made = How about all the people that read my blog? I still can't fathom how other people can be so interested in my life :)
enemy you made = dunno

DO
you have a crush on someone = several in fact
you wish you could live somewhere else = not really
you think about suicide = sometimes
you believe in online dating = sure
others find you attractive = not often
you want more piercings = nah
you drink = sure
you do drugs = everything you put into your mouth and lungs is a drug of some description, what's the definition? :)
you smoke = no
you like cleaning = as per Richard's answer - depends what. I'm much happier cleaning up other people's messes than my own, go figure
you like roller coasters = oo yes :)
you write in cursive or print = I don't write, I scrawl

FAVOURITE
food = Roast Pork with crackling and apple sauce, the way mum makes it
song = don't really have one
thing to do = hrm, that's made me think. I like travelling and going to the movies.. and watching fireworks while drunk, now that's nice .. lots of things
thing to talk about = lego, fish
drinks = orange juice, baileys
clothes = jeans and a t-shirt
movies = in no particular order.. Harry Potter, Dragonheart, Hunt for Red October, Titanic, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Princess Bride
singer = don't really have one of those either
holiday = the two usa trips, and Western Australia, Central Australia and Lord Howe Island were awesome

HAVE YOU
ever cried over a girl = only when they pissed me off
ever cried over a boy = Several
ever lied to someone = I outright lied in Kindergarten about stealing some chalk, and it scarred me for life. I don't (actually I can't rather, it just doesn't work) lie outright, but I may stretch the truth
ever been in a fist fight = no
ever been arrested = no

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
funny = funny peculiar
hot = yes, but then it's 30C here
friendly = sometimes
amusing = not often
ugly = I'm inwardly ugly. Outwardly average I suppose
loveable = no
caring = sometimes
sweet = pfft
dorky = yeah

1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails?
If I use mutt: :wq
If I use eudora: Blessed are the pessimists for they make backups

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven't graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be?
Can't remember, that was far too many years ago. Plus yearbooks are such an american thing.

3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say?
If money and availability were no object, probably "kazza" :)

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say?
dunno, don't think so. Although I think I have a bracelet with my name on it from when I was a baby, and I have a favourite necklace with a K on it that I got for my 21st birthday

5. What would you like your epitaph to be?
Are we having fun yet?

What one thing are you most looking forward to . . .


  1. ...today?
    A good nights sleep
  2. ...over the next week?
    Getting our domain upgraded to active directory successfully
  3. ...this year?
    Going to the USA
  4. ...over the next five years?
    Hopefully a trip to Europe
  5. ...for the rest of your life?
    No idea.

The eyes have it

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I spy with my little eye

Here's another Mazaika mosaic - this one is of my eye. It's the best one I've done so far. I did a big one of Andrew Denton, it's on conspiracy also.

Today was so completely different to yesterday it was unbelievable. I could actually *think* and got a stack more work done. I'm full steam ahead planning our active directory upgrade. Panicking because I only have three days of James left before he disappears overseas for three weeks. If it all goes pear shaped we'll just have to go back to old ghost images of the servers.

Mazaika

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Mazaika Betta

Found a *very* cool program on Eric Harshbarger's site last night - Mazaika. It's a shareware program that lets you build photomosaics. I've been fiddling with it ever since. I'm trying to figure out which sorts of photos give the best results. It looks like pictures that don't have too much detail work the best. The pic is a section of the betta photo I uploaded the other night. I gave mazaika 11000 photos in my collection (although a decent chunk of those are thumbnails) to index, and am wearing my poor little puta out making mosaics.

Work today sucked. Someone didn't bother to turn the air conditioner on after the holidays, and the place sweltered all day (or at least the first half). Then I got home and it was even hotter, and I just about lost it. I need to be cooool dammit!!

Anyways.. I've uploaded some of the mazaika images I've done to conspiracy.

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