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07.09.2003Sunday 7 September

I watched “Identity” at Indooroopilly. I’m not quite sure what my opinion is about this movie, I think it hasn’t developed yet (my opinion that is, not the movie). It wasn’t too bad I guess, but probably not my favourite genre, but it was an enjoyable outing, which is what matters.
Pole dancing
We were subjected to an impromptu display of pole dancing and various semi-erotic acrobatic performances performed on the handholds that hang from the roof of the Indooroopilly train on the way to Roma Street. It made for a more interesting than usual train ride, I will admit.
I’ve discovered a new definition of chaos – Roma Street Station when there’s “signal problems”. I caught the 7:39 Beenleigh train at about five to ten. There were no less than six trains scheduled to arrive on platform six at the same time, while all other platforms seemed mostly closed. Buses were transporting people between intercity stations, Gold Coast trains were cancelled, and it was utter chaos. I listened to the station managers on their radios while I was waiting. It’s scary. They have heaps of people scheduling trains over the one channel – I can only imagine how easy it must be to make a mistake. They’re just radioing “operations” the time and the train number as each train arrives, and they’re radioing back instructions as to where the train should hold. I can imagine them in “operations” drinking coffee and using thumbtacks and monopoly pieces to indicate trains on some big map, and some person mishears “shhhhzzzzt click ding Beenleigh six twenty seven platform chhhhhzt six Roma Street chhzt click” as platform seven and derailing me.
When I un-hibernated my computer, neither monitor turned on. I reset the computer, and tried un-hibernating again. This time the monitors worked but my keyboard didn’t. Fortunately, though, my keyboard is PS2 and USB, so I could pull the PS2 out and USB took over, but it is worrying on top of the overheating and other weird problems I’ve been having. I think this probably has a simple explanation – when I moved the computer around to check the CPU fan yesterday, I probably moved the keyboard lead a bit and the plug wasn’t connecting properly. At least my internet connection seemed normal today.

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