Archive for September, 2010

Stack Regen Complete

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

In a previous post I discussed my acquired stack of books – here. I then posted a little recap on all the books and my general thoughts.

Much to my excitement the stack has returned!

What do we have this time round:
Neal Asher – Gridlinked
Douglas Adams – Holistic Detective Agency
Isaac Asimov – The Caves of Steel
Alastair Reynolds – Revelation Space
Isaac Asimov – Robots and Empire
Orson Scott Card – Enders Game
Tim Severin – Odinns Child

Ended up buying almost all of these from Ampersand on Oxford St in Sydney (except Revelation Space). Decent prices and a good selection of Science Fiction books. I’ve got my eye on a number of others in store that I’ll head back to pick up next time.

While I was in Kinokuniya attempting to find the new Peter Hamilton (disappointed once again) one of the staff recommended Alastair Reynolds – hence why I bought Revelation Space. Another book also took my eye:

I haven’t looked in to it at all but its on the list.

Another week another laugh.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Ahhh yes – another gap. I believe in some cultures a blog with healthy gaps in it is seen as good luck. Which culture? I can’t recall right now.

I’ve had a somewhat entertaining few weeks. Plenty of goings ons. But I shall not bore you with details and instead – I will share with you the brighter moments. Hence forward is a picture break down of my life (obviously not the entire thing… just last few weeks):

I ravaged a cartridge from the labeler at our data center. How I managed this – I shall never know. I have submitted a training request for “Labeling”.

All lies. I was so excited when I found this – Cinnamon soda! Awesome. Just like the Big Red gum?? Nope, its just straight fire engine/creaming soda. In my excitement I missed the “Red Soda” label. Pfft.

I was then swiftly excited at the prospect of finding the pop tart motherland. I didn’t even know there were 27 flavours! There are now. I dutifully bought a box for $7.95 promising not to eat only them. I proceeded to have pop tarts for breakfast the next five days. God the things are good toasted with a cold glass of milk. Would I feed them to my kids? Heck no! (Ok maybe once.)

Then to cap the week off – while I was walking around a book store I stumbled upon these puppies. Its like Lego for people with a degree or something. Magical! Or more – removes the magic of Lego! WHERE HAS THE MAGIC GONE!

Pretty much wraps up some random photos from my life and phone!

*** Photos do not represent in any way a linear time line. The memory works how the memory works and I’m pretty sure the images were in alphabetical order.

New posts are on their way!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I have been distracted! But look – here is something cool…

If I had an iPad I would cover it with this:

You can buy them! For a lot of money.