Rant: April 2005 Archives

Telstra Sux!

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Telstra sux. Truly. If you pay late, they slap a $5 fine on your next bill. You can pay by credit card, but they charge you a fee to do so. Their monthly rental on a couple of pieces of copper are criminal. It's like tripled in the past ten years.

I only make like three calls a quarter on my landline. The only reason I have it at all is for the ADSL. Does anyone in Sydney have a landline provider that charges less than $30/month rental?? Cause this is just getting ridiculous.

So the idea was to turn off the tv at 9:30, do the dishes, wash my hair and go to bed.

But then I had to fight with the crap that macintoshes leave lying around my file server. Fortunately only one macintosh, so I only had one user's directory to worry about. But instead of a ten minute job, it blew out to an hour while I tried to hunt down thirteen files that wouldn't copy from one disk array to another. Macs dump files with ._filename that must be some sort of place holder for them (because they think that files should actually be two files, not one, I guess in relation to the old resource forks). But if the ._file belongs to an empty directory of the same name, the file can't be copied. wtf?? Well screw em, they can just not get copied. If this user has troubles opening his files I'll tell him to use a pc.

Campbell and I were going to go snorkelling today, but he had to help his flatmate move. We may go tomorrow, but today is such a glorious day to be outdoors. 28C and 32.5% humidity. Maybe the last swimming weekend of the year, so I try and get someone to come over for a swim.

Campbell - moving
Ric - sick with a cold
Ding - no answer (answered later - not interested - too late)
Trainman - no answer (answered later - too far to come)
Dave H - no answer (answered much later - working)
Striker works Saturdays.

So I'm sitting at my puta feeling like I need to swim or dance or do something physical, but absolutely noone to do it with. Suck suck suck.

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