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We’re all geeks

All in all, the week's been good. Work's going okay, I've finally just about almost got a little bit of a grip on what we're all meant to be doing. I finally got the guided tour of the office, and was introduced to everybody - at least, everybody that the guy I'm working with could remember the names of. That's okay though - a few seconds after I was introduced to most of the people, I had forgot

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Swings’n’roundabouts

Well, I got a key. No more hanging around the lifts at work waiting for other people to arrive and following them in trying not to look suspicious. But I lost my phone. Kinda ironic since I'm working at a phone company. But that's okay, my mobile phone is close at hand, and it even works when I remember to charge it! Meanwhile, on matters of greater importance, I have located the Coke machine. It

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New job

Somewhere up in the clouds, hundreds of feet above the ground, that's where you'll find me during working hours. My new job is up on the 27th floor. Although I don't have a window seat, the view is terrific. But being so high up means getting used to express lifts. It genuinely frightens me that a metal box that you're standing in can travel so many floors up (or even worse, down) in such a short

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John Cleese in a bikini

Curses! About a month ago our PC at home had the monitor go in for repair. They replaced it with a nicer one, so I was really hoping they'd somehow forget about us and we'd get to keep it, instead of getting our old ratty one back again. Alas, it was not meant to be - the guy brought our old one back. Drat. Maybe it's worth replacing it? Maybe I really should go on that consumer electronics shoppi

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Birthdays and Logies and jobs

Isaac turned two last Thursday, and yesterday we had a whole bunch of kids over to celebrate his birthday. Large numbers of small kids descending on a house can sometimes be a daunting prospect, but we made sure that they would be outnumbered by adults, so we thought it'd be okay. I'm sitting here, unable to write much more because the telly's on and I'm distracted by the Logies. It's all a bit p

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Sprint

I think I need to get fit. This afternoon on the way home from dropping off the auxiliary VCR for one of its occasional services (this being the occasion of it ceasing to work), I did the 150 Metre Across Huntingdale Station Carpark Down The Ramp Through The Underpass Up The Ramp And Onto The Train Sprint. Okay, so I didn't have to do it, but I had seen the train coming, and who wants to wait an e

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Mission into enemy territory

Yesterday I went on a mission deep inside enemy territory - and I'm not going back. It was a dangerous seek and retrieve mission into the unknown... into... the fabric shop. Most men don't even notice fabric shops when they're single. Once attached, most hang around the doorway waiting for their partner - or if they're really brave, follow their partner around, with a dazed bewildered look on the

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Hunting and drinks

The hunt for jobs continues. The fax/modem and phone haven't been as busy in ages. And of course it's a very good time to catch up with old friends and colleagues and see how they're doing, what they're up to, and most importantly, if they have any jobs! So last night we had drinkies with a few of the crowd from my old job. I and one or two others had to lay off the alcohol for queasiness and/or

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Today’s excuse

At work on Monday I was told to be in early Tuesday for an 8am meeting with - get this - a graphic designer. I told them no chance. There is absolutely no way you would ever see a graphic designer in at 8 in the morning. It's not natural. They are genetically incapable of being anywhere that early. So I got in early, partly because I try to be punctual, but mostly because I wanted to see if he'd