Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's a good thing I didn't buy cake

or I would have been forced to eat it all myself. The boss is at a meeting, one workmate is having a flex day, and the other two are out on site visits, and we are still waiting for people to fill the two vacant spots that have been vacant for a while now. So I'm going to celebrate 12 months of being in this job on Thursday and pretend it's not my birthday today. And then I'm going to take a big dose of STFU because things could always be worse.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Knob Goblin Barbeque Team is Us

There is an Australian Kingdom of Loathing gathering meet next year and 'The Lemmings' KOL clan have volunteered to cook for a BBQ.

MzKrin just reminded me while I was Loathing and so I'm prodding you guys for some ideas of what to cook and what to wear, etc.

Eg clothing in-game - knob goblin pants, "kiss the knob" aprons, chef hats
Items - knob goblin tongs
Food - knob sausages, knob mushrooms, spooky shrom-kabobs, carob chunk cookies, white chocolate cookies, etc

And we are going to attempt to make an edible white chocolate and tomato pizza because we like a challenge....

So you loathers, past and present, ideas?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Freaky Dancing Liquid

It's late, my brain is really mushy after 2 hours of mandarin lessons after a long day with a two year old, on three hours sleep. Then I found this:

And now, I think I'll have a beer.

No, I'm just happy to see you...



Who was it who wanted the James Squire Pepperberry Winter Ale?

Person in question drank some at the James Squire ale house in Darling harbour and wanted more. But I have NO idea who this conversation was with, or where, or when. Except it was fairly recently.
I'm trying to pass on that it is available in bottles as a special addition at, among other places, the bottle shop of the Marlborough hotel in Newtown.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Schooner of 2500 aphids please

Interesting facts of the day - How much insect in your processed food is "acceptable"?


I'm hanging out to visit Wenchi and try them bugs-ona-stick. Happy to eat bugs if they have been prepared by them that know how.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Rowany Online Bookings System Farewell

I suppose I should be grateful. It hasn't been a trivial job for the last 7 years for me and my fabulous minions... but to suggest that we didn't exist.... Now THAT was insulting.

I've just spoken to the new festival 'powers that be' and they have these great ideas....only that they have been in place for the last seven... count them 7.... SEVEN, did I mention, seven years.

I'm sure I have an issue letting go of a job that involves such large amounts of money and getting all the names and numbers correct. I'm sure our system wasn't the best and I'm sure it could be improved, but it was a cosy little system and it worked. It worked bloody well.

I imagined that I'd some day explain it all to someone, who'd then take it and care for it and appreciate the cunning code that my friends and I had developed.

It's sad to think that someone is going to start from scratch and aren't interested in what we've learned - about the people who get their booking wrong every year; about the people who write in green crayon every year; about the people who try to get their equipment booking in late every year; about the people who's credit cards are known to be a little bouncy every year.

But it looks like it is to be no more.

I suppose it's a compliment to do a job so well that no one notices. It's a really CRAP compliment though.

So Aeron, Megz, Snerg, Gui, Kitty, AnythingGirl, Donwald, DV, Tops, BaggyT, Fz, Speedy, Wenchy and everyone else who's help who's name eludes me in my infuriation, thanks heaps. You can all take the year off. We've been made redundant.

And all the other reasons given why I shouldn't do it any more didn't make me feel any better. "I've got a really good IT guy on tap.". So have I.... it's called ME!
"You're really busy having a family and a life". That didn't stop me last year. And I'm pretty sure the other IT guy has a family too. Claiming anyone in the SCA having a life is a dubious statement at best.

So there's all sorts of good reasons why I don't need to do this again.

So why does it feel like a kick in the teeth?

I know why. It's because I know how much work I'm offering to do and they don't want me.

They have no idea........

(Fade out while bridges burn)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

oh my!

You may wish to wait until the kids are not around. The questions can be a little bit tricky to answer.
This is from Ken, but he is too busy achieving world domination of the serfs in his computer village to post it.


Saturday, July 05, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

ooo funky

Hey Scruffy and J, can I have a some money please?

Quite specifically, some of this money

as discovered by MrNw

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Cthulu's favourite

Fresh from the breweries of R'lyeh

with a name like that, what could go wrong?

"Ready For Battle"

Army of robot monsters.

I long for wombat.

Things that make me go WOOT

Feeling a lack of Joss Whedon-ness? Never fear, Dr Horrible's Sing-a-long blog is almost here!

Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.


"Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" will be streamed, LIVE (that part’s not true), FREE (sadly, that part is) right on Drhorrible.com, in mid-July. Specifically:

ACT ONE (Wheee!) will go up Tuesday July 15th.

ACT TWO (OMG!) will go up Thursday July 17th.

ACT THREE (Denouement!) will go up Saturday July 19th.

All acts will stay up until midnight Sunday July 20th. Then they will vanish into the night, like a phantom (but not THE Phantom – that’s still playing. Like, everywhere.)

more info here