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So we're home after nearly a week away.  

And after having spent just about every Christmas since I left Sydney either in Sydney, or in Queensland, or had family etc staying (except 2009 I think), I had a dummy spit the other day.  I want the week off next year.  I don't want to go anywhere or do anything.  I just want a week at home.  Is that too much to ask?  After sixteen years I still miss my uni three month long summer holidays.  And yet for the past five years I don't think I've had more than four or five days in a block at home since I moved here.  So yeah.  Next year will be going on strike!

Think people are here for our new years eve celebrations!

Comment spam

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Just clearing out my RSS feeds this morning.. one that I still haven't marked read is this comment spam gem:

Hello, i read your
blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you 
get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do
you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?
I get so much lately it's driving me mad so any
support is very much appreciated.

Yes, someone comment spamming me talking about comment spam.  Losers.

I've also had a few more Australian companies paying comment spammers, including Red Leaf Window Cleaning of Sydney (sydneywindowcleaningservices.com.au), Gutter Cleaning Team Brisbane (guttercleaningbrisbaneservices.net.au)  - these two are possibly the same company, having the same contact mobile number, and also Cow Hide Rugs Australia of Taren Point in Sydney (cowhidesrugsaustralia.com.au).  It's really sad that these businesses have no idea about the internet and are paying lowlife SEO companies to piss bloggers like me off with comment spam.  Hate.

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but thank you to the people that did make me feel better tonight
and sorry to those who had to put up with me bawling my eyes out

Hacked

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So apparently my credit card has been hacked somewhere along the line.  The bank called me last night to tell me they'd cancelled it and would be sending a new one after suspicious activity on it (apparently a 2c transaction to a random charity).  It had gone from internet banking so couldn't check for anything else on it.

Blah.  And it was relatively new too.  Although I can't remember if this was before or after my trip this year.  Could have been before.  In which case who knows... dodgy ATM overseas somewhere?  Or maybe just somewhere that I've used it online..
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