Fun Stuff: July 2008 Archives


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We've had pretty decent frosts for a week, but today we got some beautiful ice :)




Did you know that some (not all) diamonds fluoresce under uv light?

Mine certainly does, it's rather spectacular :)
(found this photo while trying to sort out several thousand photos I've taken this year)

Flourescent diamond


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For Christmas last year, me little brother gave me a 5x5x5 Rubik's cube.

Well it's been lying around untouched, because I didn't dare ruin it in case it never went back together again.

But there was a 3x3x3 cube at work yesterday which inspired me to bring in the 5x5x5 to show everyone.

Doesn't it look cool?
Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

So the first thing to do is make pretty patterns..
Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

And then I took the plunge and messed it up!
Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

Now, there are instructions on the web for solving the 5x5x5 cube. However the only one with actually followable instructions seems to be Alchemist Matt's. So I got up to step 5, and got to the point at 5c where you just need to swap out two of the cross pieces.

And found the instructions to be wrong :(

Of course it's possible that I'm doing it wrong, but I've done it five times and get the same result each time - the pieces are swapped, but the next one to the right is wrong, and the one around on the next face is wrong in the top position.

Extraordinarily frustrating!!

So this is where I'm having to leave it, after spending most of the evening on it... oops...

Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

UPDATE: finally figured out what I was doing wrong! So I have the middles done now :)


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Very un-motivated at work today.

Did get a preview though of what's in store for our drinks on Thursday night... $550 worth of single malt whiskeys.. should be fun :)  (and expensive!!)

Single malt whiskys
And got around to laying out our wedding cards again

Wedding cards

Memory Lane

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I found this on my hard drive the other day.. It was "version 5" of my homepage at in September 1995.  The first version was a month or two earlier.  It was insanely exciting at the time, having my own little webpage on the big wide internet.  That dinosaur was like my logo, and a reference to how I came to have the page in the first place.  And, freakishly, the original source image of the dinosaur was still on the servers until only very recently.  So it was there for like ten or eleven years (at least!)

Even more freakishly, the same dinosaur is still there, thirteen years later..!

Kazza's homepage, circa 1995

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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