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Wow, are you still here?

it's been a looooooong time since I thought to write anything here - I've been busy with other projects - some of which I have even completed (not many, admittedly, but some!)

so far, my plans for this year are:
1. remain gainfully employed (I may not particularly like my workplace, but the money it generates keeps me off the streets)
2. learn more French than I currently know (I'm attending a WEA course, using a Teach-Yourself-Audiobook, and practicing over Skype with my friend from La Rochelle)
3. visit my La Rochelle friend (this will happen in 74 days or so - providing my Travel Agent books the train ticket from Paris to La Rochelle)
4. finish my current programming project - a read-a-long audio book (consists of two programs, a reader and a writer - I had to come up with my own format to store everything in a single book-file, pretty pleased with it so far)
5. open the Gamer's Lounge (I think I'll go into more detail once this is further advanced - this IS a public forum, after all)
6. perhaps expand my gaming/friend circle (nothing wrong with the one/s I have now, but Adelaide-syndrome being what it is, things get a little gamacestuous)

now, these points aren't resolutions in any way, just the things I'd like, I expect to happen - if they don't, they don't (long cat is long)

anyway, here's hoping some, if not all, of these go ahead

Horrible, just Horrible

to the few people who stumble across my gargantuan portfolio of LJ entries, and the even smaller number who pay attention to it, I have only this to say
you cannot afford to miss Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog - the latest brainchild of Joss Wheadon, only available over the interwebz and only for the next few days. At least, only available to view for free until Sunday, after which it will evolve into a more financially reimbursing deal (oh and the DVD will be out at some point too)
I've managed to catch the first episode, (first of three, procedurally released over the next few days), and I've definitely decided to get the DVD as soon as it becomes available...

wuuaagh!

yep, still here, still alive
buuut I've been busy, creative busy

I present, My Deviant Art Account.

please, check it out and let me know what you think
As I sat, swinging slowly and gently forward and back on the old porch swing, I looked down at the old, black cat seated on my lap.
"You're getting old, puss," I whispered, "I'm afraid you're going to die soon."
"I'm afraid of you getting old and dying too", she said quietly.
I thought about the human condition, and how we feel ageless until death is upon us, I also thought,
"A talking cat, what the fuck?"

Arrrrrrrrrr

Well, it be that thar time of the year again
Talk loik a pirate dae

and in recognition of that thar foin tradition, here be a meme
(oh and a roight trusty link Arrrrrr)


My pirate name is:


Captain Sam Read


Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Even through many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You've got taste and education. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network

watch it for the music...

on second thoughts, watch it for the sadism...

Things to look forward to...

or dread, I haven't made up my mind yet:

Torchwood Trailer

More Stuff!!!

made a couple of purchases online the other week... and it's arrived!!!

I'm now the new owner of a gen-new-wine deck of Girl Genius: The Works cards. fun fun fun (now with Mimmoths). Have played a couple of games with friends and thoroughly recommend it.

get it from Studio Foglio - 108 cards of Foglio goodness

oh well back to work I guess :)

New Stuff

hey hey

I've *finally* got my self a shiny new ABN and accounts with a few computer suppliers!

I can get 'puter bits for next to nothing (well for wholesale prices anyway which is pretty much the same thing) gimme a buzz and I'll see if I can get you a deal

I'm now on the list to get ADSL2+ (which means, unfortunately, as my current ISP has decided to cancel my internet and my future ISP hasn't connected my up and may take as long as a month to do so - I am without internet altogether)

I've been offered free dialup until they get me online again, but I'm not sure if I'm prepared to brave those speeds again. I may have to just bite the bullet and experience the net at non-relativistic speeds *sigh*

Anyhoo, I better get back to work :(

Back!

well, really I've been back for about a month, I've just been *really* lazy :)
I've put all our pictures from the wedding up HERE
one of these days, I'll gussy the pages up a bit.