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Hell for the company

"Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company."
~ Mark Twain

The first video on YouTube

The first video on YouTube

Me at the zoo is the first video to have been uploaded to YouTube. It was uploaded at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005 by the site's cofounder Jawed Karim, with the username jawed. Described by The Observer as poor-quality, the nineteen-second video was sh... Read More »

The Great NZ HDMI rip off

The Great NZ HDMI rip off

I was just flicking through the Dick Smith mailer while eating toast this morning, as you do, when I saw that they have HDMI cables on special at $29.99 - saving $29.99, which, if you can't be fucked doing maths involving that many 9s, comes to $59.98.  T... Read More »

The Circular Banking Clusterfuck

The Circular Banking Clusterfuck

I am working on a personal project that involves taking online payments. As a web dev I've done quite a few of these over the years but never for myself. To be honest, I never knew the pains my customers had gone through to get each of the criteria required s... Read More »

A Million Ways To Die in the West

A Million Ways To Die in the West

So I've just finished the audio book of A Million Ways To Die in the West - very funny and not badly written. At the point where I had about 20mins of it left I found out that there is also a movie - Googled - looks like a star spangled live action version of... Read More »

My Rating: 8 / 10

Twenty indicators that signal you may be living in the Matrix

Twenty indicators that signal you may be living in the Matrix

1. You spend most of your time devoted to paying off a mortgage rather than enjoying life.    2. You can’t wait for the weekend to come.    3. You judge your success by the car you drive, the suburb you live in, and the size of the ho... Read More »

My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 1

My Grand Theft Auto Improvements - Pt. 1

So I've just finished the PS4 single player - having done that, I have a few ideas for improving Grand Theft Auto.  See all the guns in the screenshot?  If I was to pick all those up, and assuming I have less than the max ammo for that particula... Read More »

Toilet Paper - The other debate

You are visiting friends. Their toilet paper is the wrong way around. Do you:
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Read and then spew in the Car

Read and then spew in the Car

So what’s happening there is the brain’s getting mixed messages. It’s getting signals from the muscles and the eyes saying we are still and signals from the balance sensors saying we’re in motion. Both of these cannot be correct. There’s a sensory mismatch the... Read More »

The Faceless Gang

The Faceless Gang

Begging for googly eyes.

Half the harm

"Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it. Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves."
~ T. S. Eliot

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