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880 comments have been left on this site, with the most recent having been posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015, 4:46 AM by wtf

03.06.2003 - Tuesday 3 June 2003

Comment by Ned – Wednesday 4 June 2003, 1:42 PM
  I’ve now added a comments system to the journal. It’s still under construction, probably buggy and may do weird things! But feel free to try it out :-)
Comment by alexdlm – Wednesday 4 June 2003, 1:56 PM
  Internet Explorer sucks in general.
Comment by io – Wednesday 4 June 2003, 1:59 PM
  You can tell that I'm either bored or stupid when I cross post about how bored I am. That live spamcounter ["You may leave a short comment, not longer than x characters. (x)"] is pretty cool.
Comment by alexdlm – Wednesday 4 June 2003, 2:01 PM
  /kick io Damn.
Comment by io – Wednesday 4 June 2003, 11:06 PM
  do ya rekkon he'd mine at all if we just used this page for all our irc needs????????//?? :D

26.11.2000 - Sunday 26 November 2000

Comment by Ned – Thursday 5 June 2003, 8:06 AM
  The way it’s going now, it looks like I might never get the time to finish this.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 14 December 2003, 4:35 PM
  Finished :-)

05.06.2003 - Thursday 5 June 2003

Comment by Helen – Thursday 5 June 2003, 8:46 AM
Comment by Helen – Thursday 5 June 2003, 8:48 AM
  actually, looks like a bug in Syndirella. Works fine in IE. :)
Comment by Ned – Thursday 5 June 2003, 12:26 PM
  Hi, I'm using Syndirella here...
Comment by Ned – Thursday 5 June 2003, 10:52 PM
  Here I am at uni, just about to go to my Math lecture. I need to get remote blogging set up so I can enter journal entries rather than just commments. Five minutes to lecture time, I guess I better go...

06.06.2003 - Friday 6 June 2003

Comment by BITS – Saturday 7 June 2003, 2:15 PM
  And you suck cos you didn't go to the bits events.

08.06.2003 - Sunday 8 June 2003

Comment by lulu – Monday 9 June 2003, 5:07 PM
  This has to be my favorite of all your journal entries. I had a good laugh over the ticket collectors! lol I am not through laughing yet.

14.06.2003 - Saturday 14 June 2003

Comment by azure – Saturday 14 June 2003, 5:14 PM
  mmm 7.6c, aka 280.76K. mmmm absolute zero.
Comment by io – Saturday 14 June 2003, 5:32 PM
  Temp at 03:30 - 7.4°C
Comment by io – Saturday 14 June 2003, 5:45 PM
  Temp at 03:30 - 8.0°C. I should sleep.
Comment by io – Saturday 14 June 2003, 5:46 PM
  oops, I think the first "03:30" was supposed to be a 03:00.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 14 June 2003, 5:58 PM
  Sleep is for the intelligent.

15.06.2003 - Sunday 15 June 2003

Comment by io – Monday 16 June 2003, 2:43 PM
  mmmmm. Jaffles.
Comment by Ned – Monday 16 June 2003, 4:01 PM
  Oh... Now I get it... Waffle... Jaffle... Ha ha ha. Very funny :-) I think I’m not so good at thinking this time (2 AM) of night. Speaking of time, I’m off to bed.

20.06.2003 - Friday 20 June 2003

Comment by Sam – Saturday 21 June 2003, 3:16 PM
  So what happened to the softdrink bottle?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 21 June 2003, 3:20 PM
  It achieved a velocity great enough to overcome gravity for several metres, losing this only after colliding with the ground outside a train station that will remain unnamed because I can’t remember the name...
Comment by Tim – Monday 23 June 2003, 6:41 AM
  Wow, I didnt know the 1st year IT student union kicked kevins ass LOL. Sorry I missed it.
Comment by Your mum – Thursday 26 June 2003, 11:59 PM
  ure such a geeben
Comment by eddie (adelaide) – Saturday 28 June 2003, 1:55 PM
  you have a wicked life man, what colour is your wee? when you cut your toenails do you do right foot or left foot first? have you ever seen a turle? you should include interesting stuff like that on your site
Comment by Bon – Tuesday 16 September 2003, 3:22 PM
  Ah, I never knew other students at UQ had such interesting lives... either that or I just don't catch the train often enough ^^'' Pity I wasn't around to see you take on the authority *grin*
Comment by Filthy – Monday 31 May 2004, 1:23 AM
  Did you drink the wee? At least it was fresh.
Comment by sesso – Wednesday 20 December 2006, 6:24 AM
  Soddisfare emozionante. Siete buoni a fotoricettore-progettate!

21.06.2003 - Saturday 21 June 2003

Comment by Michelle – Tuesday 24 June 2003, 2:26 AM
  Singaporean noodles.... Yum.

25.06.2003 - Wednesday 25 June 2003

Comment by matt – Thursday 26 June 2003, 5:50 AM
  good luck with your comp1501 exam
Comment by Ned – Thursday 26 June 2003, 12:38 PM
  Thanks, I’ll probably need it :-) It’s hard to know what to expect from a course like that.

26.06.2003 - Thursday 26 June 2003

Comment by Michelle – Friday 27 June 2003, 12:21 AM
  Ned, you may be a nerd, but I still think you're cute. Riggers is right, though, that you do need to get our more. And get laid.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 29 June 2003, 4:40 PM
  Holidays... and back to the jungle soon. What does a nerd do in a jungle? *tarzan_noise.wav* :-)
Comment by DM – Tuesday 1 July 2003, 7:25 AM
  You're right about Mike Pemberton's office being a mess. I had to go up there one day to get an assignment sheet, and I couldn't believe the piles of stacked books, papers and all sorts of other miscellaneous crap in there. Very impressive, from a "fit as much stuff as possible into a limited space" perspective.
Comment by wtf – Tuesday 12 May 2015, 4:46 AM
  You're a deadset weirdo hey

27.06.2003 - Friday 27 June 2003

Comment by Sam – Wednesday 2 July 2003, 3:19 PM
  I offered to help with your study - you declined. Tough cookies for you ;)

29.06.2003 - Sunday 29 June 2003

Comment by Sam – Wednesday 2 July 2003, 3:24 PM
  How's the jungle, Tarzan?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 3 July 2003, 12:25 PM
  Grunt grunt.

05.07.2003 - Saturday 5 July 2003

Comment by DK – Saturday 5 July 2003, 11:03 AM
  Congrats with the exam results!
Comment by Ned – Saturday 5 July 2003, 1:02 PM
  Thanks :-)
Comment by krait – Saturday 5 July 2003, 2:52 PM
  Congratulations on the results. I knew you would do well. Keep up the good work, mate!
Comment by lulu – Saturday 5 July 2003, 6:52 PM
  Congratulations, Ned!!!!! Wowwww I told you would do it. I can't wait to see next terms. :)
Comment by Ned – Sunday 6 July 2003, 3:41 AM
  Thanks :-) I am scared of next term.
Comment by Michelle – Sunday 6 July 2003, 9:36 PM
  Hey, congratulations on the marks. You passed everything. How long are you home for?
Comment by Elvis – Monday 7 July 2003, 2:51 AM
  well done, remember, you only a squillion more exams to go, so concentrate on having fun.
Comment by Ned – Monday 7 July 2003, 2:05 PM
  Thanks :-) I am home for a few weeks and I’d rather not think of any further exams while I’m here.

29.10.2002 - Tuesday 29 October 2002

Comment by Ned – Sunday 6 July 2003, 12:06 PM
  The official sceptic’s story: Satellites roll and catch the sun, especially if they’re near the horizon (which this wasn’t). I can’t imagine a flash of reflected sunlight from a satellite being as bright as this, but who knows?
Comment by io – Tuesday 9 September 2003, 9:56 PM
  You should have phoned the power company. If it wasn't isolated, they would probably already have a pre recorded message telling you that areas "x" having a power outage. If not, then meh.. Power companies should provide a reliable supply and if they don't, you have the right to know. A flash or reflected sunlight can be very bright.. The possibility exists that it may have been an Iridium flare [which are known to be quite bright]. What was the size of the UFO?

09.07.2003 - Wednesday 9 July 2003

Comment by io – Thursday 10 July 2003, 2:01 PM
  I'm jealous about your $146 ticket.. It costed $259 for me on that raunchy red 737 with 3-3 seating to fly Brisbane to Cairns ONE WAY!!

10.07.2003 - Thursday 10 July 2003

Comment by DK – Thursday 10 July 2003, 8:35 PM
  Is it a good idea to admit you "copy" DVDs on the web?
Comment by Ned – Friday 11 July 2003, 4:18 AM
  I should perhaps clarify the term “copy” in this context. A temporary image of the movie contained on the DVD is created on my computer. I then watch the DVD from this image, which is deleted after viewing. It should be thought of as temporarily “caching” the entire DVD for playback. On this computer, this provides a much smoother playback experience and avoids the problems caused by scratched discs during playback. At no point do I copy or duplicate, edit, broadcast, exchange, hire or lend the movie or the disc upon which it is contained.

20.07.2003 - Sunday 20 July 2003

Comment by lulu – Sunday 20 July 2003, 7:55 PM
  It's called the Faulkner Syndrome and is caused from suppressed poet inclinations. Don't worry; it isn't bad or contagious. Oh, and they give prizes for it.

24.07.2003 - Thursday 24 July 2003

Comment by Helen – Friday 25 July 2003, 12:00 PM
  Your mum sounds really nice :)

28.07.2003 - Monday 28 July 2003

Comment by Helen – Thursday 31 July 2003, 10:57 AM
  Do you call your IRC friends by their chat names even IRL? :)
Comment by Ned – Thursday 31 July 2003, 3:12 PM
  Sometimes, particularly when I can’t remember their real names, but generally when I think of them as that name - which usually happens when I know them better, or have known them first, from IRC.

30.07.2003 - Wednesday 30 July 2003

Comment by Ned – Friday 1 August 2003, 10:12 AM
  Testing the comments after changing a few $_SERVER[] variables to fix a change in my webhost.

01.08.2003 - Friday 1 August 2003

Comment by Ned – Saturday 2 August 2003, 5:06 AM
  Just checking out my site with Lynx, so far so good :-)
Comment by DM – Tuesday 5 August 2003, 1:27 PM
  I'm assuming you got your curry from Khan's Kitchen? When I eat there (that is, whenever I'm hungry and happen to be at Indooroopilly), I go for the dhal and chickpea curry. Makes for a good meal, I find.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 6 August 2003, 5:08 AM
  Yep, Khan’s Kitchen it is. I think it’s a good, cheap, and yummy meal although some people have informed me they feel sick after seeing it – but they were eating Hungry Jack’s burgers so I think I can safely discount their eating experience :-)
Comment by DK – Wednesday 6 August 2003, 10:36 AM
  It looks like what I would expect a dhal and chickpea curry to look ;-)

03.08.2003 - Sunday 3 August 2003

Comment by DK – Sunday 3 August 2003, 7:22 PM
  Glad to hear you have not exploded, yet! ;-)

04.08.2003 - Monday 4 August 2003

Comment by io – Monday 4 August 2003, 4:44 PM
  PMSL AT SINGLE SENTENCE PARAGRAPH!!! :-D What happened to your commas?
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 28 September 2011, 9:20 AM
  Sadly, I had no time for commas.

05.08.2003 - Tuesday 5 August 2003

Comment by DK – Tuesday 5 August 2003, 7:02 PM
  Hope you are OK :-S How does one know which bits are made up? :-p
Comment by Michelle – Tuesday 5 August 2003, 8:00 PM
  Don't you just love political agendas?
Comment by krait – Wednesday 6 August 2003, 3:07 AM
  In addition to all that, you *really* need to figure out how to get paragraph tags to work on your web page. My eyes officially hurt after reading that huge paragraph. Do it. Do it now. Or the cute bunny gets it.
Comment by bv – Wednesday 6 August 2003, 3:09 AM
  Why do you hate plants so much?
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 6 August 2003, 5:29 AM
  Ok, I’ve put a few paragraphs in. I think that when I write things late at night, for some reason, I tend to be slightly less coherent than at other times. I guess it has something to do with moonshine – that being the only difference I can think of between night and day. And bv: you’d hate plants too, if they tried to kill you all the time.

08.08.2003 - Friday 8 August 2003

Comment by io – Saturday 9 August 2003, 6:16 PM
  Um.. Are you kidding like you often usually do? Cause this sounds quite awful if true. Seen a doc yet? If above applies, then get well soon. ;-)
Comment by Ned – Sunday 10 August 2003, 1:42 PM
  Unfortunately, it’s true...

11.08.2003 - Monday 11 August 2003

Comment by Ned – Monday 11 August 2003, 2:38 PM
  I added email and website fields to my comments form to allow people to let me know who they are, should they wish too. At the moment, the email verification is beyond buggy, but I have to get to bed and can’t work on it now.
Comment by io – Monday 11 August 2003, 5:32 PM
  Testing. Yep, debug error pops up when clicking comment box and website box. But get well soon first. ;-) error log: Also, won't accept my email addy in email field.
Comment by io – Monday 11 August 2003, 5:36 PM
  PRIORITY: I hope you haven't implemented this site-wide without testing! :-) Cause people won't be able to leave comments if you have.. Without difficulty anyway. btw, the email addies I've entered are fake.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 12 August 2003, 12:42 AM
  Why? What’s wrong with it?

12.08.2003 - Tuesday 12 August 2003

Comment by DK – Tuesday 12 August 2003, 9:31 PM
  Try lancing it with a clean sharp object such as a sterile needle or the end of a sharp knife sterilised by heat :)
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 13 August 2003, 3:45 AM
  That sounds like torture :-(

16.08.2003 - Saturday 16 August 2003

Comment by Redbeard – Sunday 17 August 2003, 10:36 AM
  Hi Ned, I'm reading this site on an iBook running Mac OS X. I am using a two button scroll wheel mouse that cost me about thirty bucks and works just like one in Windows. But the reason I use a Mac is that it's easy to use. Instead of mucking about recompiling your kernel (Linux) or fighting the millions of virii around (Windows) I can get down to what I want to do (programming, maths etc). So in the end Mac OS X gives you most of the power of Linux with none of the frustration
Comment by Ned – Monday 18 August 2003, 1:45 PM
  Argh! :-)

17.08.2003 - Sunday 17 August 2003

Comment by DK – Monday 18 August 2003, 9:43 PM
  So what do you think of the New MINIs? :-D I have not seen the film, just don't fancy it :-)
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 19 August 2003, 12:47 AM
  Hehe, they did the job, weird looking cars though, I'd rather a Lamborghini myself, but that’s just me.
Comment by DK – Tuesday 19 August 2003, 8:04 PM
  Weird car for a weird person, perfect! :-D

19.08.2003 - Tuesday 19 August 2003

Comment by bv – Tuesday 19 August 2003, 2:23 PM
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 19 August 2003, 2:39 PM
  It’s made from squashed trees, and contains carcinogenic green for the lines, as well as carcinogenic white for the parts that aren’t lines, and it has a wiggle-wire up the top that alternatively goes in and out of holes in the paper, effectively binding it together to qualify for the required “bound” attribute so I can take it into my exam, and it has enough holes punched down the side so that I can put it into standard A4 ring binders in both the right and two wrong positions. I bought it from the newsagent near the crazy writer’s coffee shop where the POD is, and I think it cost $3.10 including GST. There were alternative versions available for less at the Union bookshop, but they had doubtful binding, which could have contained elephant’s spittle for all I know, so I couldn’t buy them.

21.08.2003 - Thursday 21 August 2003

Comment by DM – Thursday 21 August 2003, 10:42 AM
  Ah yeah, the class test on Monday. I guess I really should look at the practice test sometime before then. Hope the antibiotics work.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 21 August 2003, 3:14 PM
  Me too.
Comment by DK – Thursday 21 August 2003, 8:55 PM
  I do not believe it would be possible for drugs to have no side effects. There needs to be a balance of risk/benefit to the person taking the medications. The idea of patient information leaflet is to provide the user as much information as possible up front, so that one can recognise side effects if and when they develope, and act accordingly. The chances of developing one or more of the serious side effects are very rare, otherwise the medication will not be approved for sale to the public in the first place.
Comment by Ned – Friday 22 August 2003, 4:01 AM
  Ah, like DDT. No wait, that wasn’t a medicine, was it?
Comment by DK – Sunday 24 August 2003, 5:47 PM
  AFAIK, DDT has been (and still is in some countries) used in topical applications to deter insects from biting you. Not 100% certain though :-p
Comment by pat – Tuesday 31 August 2004, 1:06 AM
  Edited: Offensive
  Rough Translation: “Dear Sir or Madam, you appear to have genitalia on your head. Have you considered immigrating to Iraq?”
Comment by strange – Sunday 19 September 2004, 5:43 AM
  You are a very wierd person with 2 much time on your hands

28.08.2002 - Wednesday 28 August 2002

Comment by Ned – Saturday 23 August 2003, 5:17 PM
  Anyone using an older browser, such as Internet Explorer 6, may notice that some characters aren’t displaying correctly. They’re subscript numbers, and it seems Internet Explorer, for one, doesn’t have them in it’s character set. Mozilla does, so if you’re concerned, go check it in that.

24.08.2003 - Sunday 24 August 2003

Comment by Michelle – Monday 25 August 2003, 2:58 AM
  How is your finger doing? Any chance of us seeing a picture of it? I love pus.
Comment by Ned – Monday 25 August 2003, 8:39 AM
  There are some similar, although not quite as bad, pictures over here:
Comment by DK – Monday 25 August 2003, 10:13 AM
  Not falling for that one again :-p Hope you'll get better soon ;-)
Comment by io – Monday 25 August 2003, 6:25 PM
  "I’m not much of a fan of piano, ding, ding, ding - they’re too basic." WhoooOA! That's it. I'm going to find out where you live!

25.08.2003 - Monday 25 August 2003

Comment by lulu – Monday 25 August 2003, 11:05 PM
  Congratulations, thei! You at least attended and passed. Plus remind everyone about your flu and sore finger. :)
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 26 August 2003, 12:17 AM
  Thanks, I got above average :)
Comment by Monte – Thursday 12 August 2004, 4:05 AM
  Congrads, enjoyed your site, keep up the success.
  Cheers M.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 12 August 2004, 4:14 PM
  Thank you! I am trying to.

26.08.2003 - Tuesday 26 August 2003

Comment by Michelle – Thursday 28 August 2003, 1:27 AM
  If the finger doesn't look 100%, go back to the doctor. Don't mess around with it. Just don't let it look like that spider bite. Gahhhh!!! Was that your thumb, Ned?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 28 August 2003, 3:27 AM
  If you mean, was the spider bite my thumb, then I don’t think it was. If you mean, was the sexy the-i thumb over at his site,, mine, then yes it was. In fact, it still is. As for the doctor, I shall wait a while and see. The skin is falling off, dead, as I type this.

28.08.2003 - Thursday 28 August 2003

Comment by Michelle – Friday 29 August 2003, 1:53 AM
  For those of us who are non-Aussies (oh, the shame!!) what are scratchies? Do you mean just generic junk food/snack food, or are you referring to something else? BTW, here in North America, Patagonian toothfish is also known as Chilean sea bass, and is quite a delicacy. I never knew it was endangered and that Australia protected their resources so vigorously. Is 4000 KM away from the coast still considered Australian territorial waters?
Comment by Ned – Friday 29 August 2003, 3:28 AM
  “Scratchies” are a form of lotto gambling where you scratch off a panel or panels revealing something underneath. They’re generally formulated as some type of themed game, crossword of similar, and you usually win by displaying three of a kind, more than a specified amount of words and things like that. Australia, in case you weren’t aware, is the best country in the world, and, as you can see, fishing in our waters isn’t recommended :-) It was 4000 km’s from the mainland, but Australia claims most of Antarctica, and some small Antarctic islands – which is where the boat was spotted. We also have some of the strictest – some say draconian, immigration laws in the world, which a majority of Australian’s appear to support.

31.08.2003 - Sunday 31 August 2003

Comment by AnonymousFool – Monday 1 September 2003, 6:07 AM
  I do believe you mean "cliché" as opposed to "clique". "Clique" is defined as: A small exclusive group of friends or associates; whereas "cliché" is defined as:A trite or overused expression or idea. Enjoy. ;)
Comment by Ned – Monday 1 September 2003, 9:15 AM
  Yes, you could be right. There’s a very good chance I did mean “cliché” rather than “clique”. I shall blame Word until I think of a better excuse or gather the courage to admit I made a mistake (which is highly doubtful, of course). I have replaced all instances of “clique” with “cliché”, so there’s probably somewhere with “cliché” that should be “clique” now, although seeing as I’ve never heard of “clique” before, there probably isn’t.
Comment by Clint Felmingham – Monday 1 September 2003, 10:46 AM
  Blatant attempt to increase google pagerank. I have no shame ;p.
Comment by Ned – Monday 1 September 2003, 4:19 PM
  That’s shameful :-)
Comment by anon – Saturday 23 June 2007, 3:59 AM
  It could be the fact that alot of food at cfs owned shopping centres contains ghb. the customers could be addicted to this and not the food!

06.09.2003 - Saturday 6 September 2003

Comment by DM – Sunday 7 September 2003, 12:19 PM
  I had been wanting to go along to the Planetarium last night, but my hopes relied on my brother also going along (he could give me a lift there). In the end, he decided that he had too much uniwork to do, and by the time he told me this, it was too late to organise alternative transport. Ah well, can't always win.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 7 September 2003, 12:52 PM
  I saw martians!

10.09.2003 - Wednesday 10 September 2003

Comment by DK – Wednesday 10 September 2003, 10:08 AM
  Good luck - I am sure you'll be OK (re: uni work) ;)
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 10 September 2003, 3:15 PM
  Thanks. It looks like I might need it this semester. I’ve just discovered that one of my upcoming mid-semester exams is worth 30% of the course. That’s terrible.

11.09.2003 - Thursday 11 September 2003

Comment by DM – Friday 12 September 2003, 2:37 PM
  I heard about that train accident/delay from someone in my German class on Thursday morning. She arrived just in time to say hi to everyone as we were leaving the class. Also, congrats on the results of the VB project.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 13 September 2003, 3:43 AM
  Thanks :-)
Comment by io – Monday 15 September 2003, 1:35 AM
  "I’m not sure if it was a suicide or someone playing chicken".. lol that's a terrible uncertainty Ned! Oh well, lets just hope that he was playing chicken and it was all just an unfortunate and coincidental sequence of events.

12.09.2003 - Friday 12 September 2003

Comment by DK – Saturday 13 September 2003, 11:52 PM
  Good luck with playing stares ;-) and please look after and feed yourself :-)

16.09.2003 - Tuesday 16 September 2003

Comment by DK – Tuesday 16 September 2003, 8:56 PM
  Good on you to put yourself out to help a stranger! Hope you get good marks for your assignment :)

19.09.2003 - Friday 19 September 2003

Comment by Me Again – Friday 19 September 2003, 1:31 PM
  If you can't sleep properly, try some valerian - natural herb sleeping tablet. And stop being paranoid.
Comment by Ned – Friday 19 September 2003, 1:33 PM
  Yarr! (It’s international speak like a pirate day, and as I can’t speak any Asian languages, this is the next best)
Comment by DK – Friday 19 September 2003, 10:57 PM
  It is worth having your heart and lung seen to, ECG and lung function tests etc., as they can put your mind at ease one way or another. Opening up a body involves risks, likewise taking any medications that will alter your physiological state. Live a little, die young but happy, that's my motto. Hence I eat/drink/do whatever it takes my fancy! As the saying goes, life is too short ;-) And yes, Access sucks!

22.09.2003 - Monday 22 September 2003

Comment by DK – Wednesday 24 September 2003, 8:24 PM
  YUK!!! Fried rice with cheese!!! ;)

23.09.2003 - Tuesday 23 September 2003

Comment by DK – Wednesday 24 September 2003, 8:27 PM
  <--- hugs Ned (hope you are feeling better!) ;)
Comment by Ned – Thursday 25 September 2003, 4:08 PM
  Thanks. Unfortunately, though, I'm not feeling much better. This assignment is getting to me, as I don’t seem to be able to do it – along with it being hot and several other things.

06.10.2003 - Monday 6 October 2003

Comment by wagusa – Wednesday 8 October 2003, 5:30 AM
  Many of us in the US also want to get the US out of the UN. Perhaps we are too jingoistic, but IMHO we act slightly less out of self interest than others

08.10.2003 - Wednesday 8 October 2003

Comment by - news – Wednesday 8 October 2003, 7:04 AM
  I feel like SCO, you thief!
Comment by anonymous – Thursday 9 October 2003, 11:31 AM
  the red room does sell food. above average food (for uni students anyways) at reasonable prices. and you forgot the pizza cafe, and the sushi and noodle bars
Comment by bv – Friday 10 October 2003, 2:53 PM
  I only reviewed places i've been. The pizza cafe disturbs me because it's run by the union and hence all their pizzas are named after various pinko revolutionaries and I live at college so uncooked fish is pretty easy to come by.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 14 October 2003, 5:16 PM
  I think they’re actually named after famous Italian actors.

14.10.2003 - Tuesday 14 October 2003

Comment by keight – Wednesday 15 October 2003, 6:14 AM
  OMG Ned, NO! Our new 2500 lecturer is... CRAP. his lectures are some of the most TEDIOUS I have ever sat through.. If you find them 'interesting', I'd hate to think what you find boring.

20.03.2001 - Tuesday 20 March 2001

Comment by Ned – Wednesday 15 October 2003, 12:44 PM
  I got an email – someone seems to have used some type of automated email search, found the email addresses in this entry, and sent a link-exchange request referencing this page. Apparently, my site was found to be compatible with a “Weapons related news, books and web resources” site. Thus, I have modified the addresses in this entry.

26.10.2003 - Sunday 26 October 2003

Comment by keight – Tuesday 28 October 2003, 11:52 AM
  the comp2500 java assignment is due on Sunday. you're saved.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 28 October 2003, 4:39 PM
  Wow! That’s excellent! I now have a slight chance to get some stuff done. Thanks for letting me know ☺
Comment by keight – Wednesday 29 October 2003, 10:52 AM
  No problems. Just looking out for Neddy. We cant have you failing, now, can we?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 1 November 2003, 12:04 PM
  Thanks! I’m afraid I need more looking out for though, or I’m going to fail, or die trying :~(
Comment by keight – Saturday 1 November 2003, 4:17 PM
  What? You want the answer? :p

01.11.2003 - Saturday 1 November 2003

Comment by keight – Saturday 1 November 2003, 5:09 PM
  Hey ned, Whats your msn address?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 1 November 2003, 8:34 PM
  Hello, my MSN information is (or isn’t as the case may be) here:
Comment by DK – Saturday 1 November 2003, 11:07 PM
  Poor you :( Good luck with your course work! :)
Comment by keight – Sunday 2 November 2003, 1:35 AM
  I've mostly worked it out. MSN if you still nee help, and your awake before submisssion :p
Comment by bv – Monday 3 November 2003, 3:02 PM
  Dear Sir, I am writing this to express my interest in being considered for a position as a stalker in your cult/organisation. I have your house address, a street map and a butter knife previously used in animal sacrifice. I enclose further details of my application within. Regards, bv
Comment by Ned – Monday 3 November 2003, 6:16 PM
  Dear bv, We regret to inform you that we cannot accept you as a stalker, due to your hairstyle. Your butter knife, however, is urged to reapply on its own.

31.10.2003 - Friday 31 October 2003

Comment by bob – Tuesday 4 November 2003, 1:15 PM
  you forgot to mention the fact that you got 0wned on the way out of central station... my kung fu > your kung fu

10.11.2003 - Monday 10 November 2003

Comment by bob – Monday 10 November 2003, 9:47 PM
  0wned again, neddy!

11.11.2003 - Tuesday 11 November 2003

Comment by keight – Friday 14 November 2003, 3:10 AM
Comment by Ned – Friday 14 November 2003, 5:18 AM
  I had to go do some exam study with this funny guy… that took all day…
Comment by keight – Saturday 15 November 2003, 6:54 AM
  Yes, but that dosent take 4 days, does it
Comment by keight – Saturday 15 November 2003, 1:17 PM
  If I'd put $1 each way, on each of those horses, I would have been up $5.50.
  If I'd put $1 for a place, on each of those horses, I would have would have been up $14.50.

15.11.2003 - Saturday 15 November 2003

Comment by bv – Sunday 16 November 2003, 9:35 AM
  What brand were the cans of peeled tomatoes? Size? Tomato capacity? Amount of tomatoes on the label? Price velocity? What would the New Keynesian school have to say about them?
  I think macro study is getting to me...
Comment by Ned – Monday 17 November 2003, 12:59 AM
  That red and white brand, I forget the name.
Comment by ma – Monday 17 November 2003, 11:39 AM
  Beware the hot tomato my son

22.11.2003 - Saturday 22 November 2003

Comment by Ma – Sunday 23 November 2003, 12:43 PM
  Yes, but, have you eaten your greens?
Comment by DK – Monday 24 November 2003, 12:06 AM
  Wishing you a safe journey home ;-)
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 25 November 2003, 2:45 AM
  No, and thanks, in that order :-)
Comment by keight – Thursday 27 November 2003, 12:07 PM
  oi ned, wheres the damn updates!!
Comment by Ned – Friday 28 November 2003, 7:13 AM
  Hello, I've just gotten home right now, I'll try to upload my updates soon :-)

30.11.2003 - Sunday 30 November 2003

Comment by helen – Sunday 30 November 2003, 10:45 AM
  I would just like to say I'm jealous of your holidays. :) Hope you're enjoying them!
Comment by DK – Sunday 30 November 2003, 1:33 PM
  Ha! I knew you would do well in your exams, so congratulations on the good results. Treat yourself to something nice, and have a good holiday, and don't forget to sleep and eat from time to time. Be good, be prepared and be careful >:)
Comment by Ned – Sunday 30 November 2003, 1:38 PM
  Thanks. I always knew I was a genius, just too polite to say so ;-)

18.05.2003 - Sunday 18 May 2003

Comment by unknown – Wednesday 3 December 2003, 3:46 AM
  You should watch your language because kids ACTUALLY do go to this site in case you didn't know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 3 December 2003, 4:58 AM
  ... What?

01.12.2003 - Monday 1 December 2003

Comment by DM – Wednesday 3 December 2003, 5:33 PM
  Your very own archnemesis, and you didn't even know about him. Nifty.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 7 December 2003, 12:03 AM
  I always wanted a pet arch-nemesis ;-)

03.12.2003 - Wednesday 3 December 2003

Comment by keight – Friday 5 December 2003, 4:54 AM
  Lol @ lazy day. Thats what you get in woop woop, when theres nothign to do :)

14.12.2003 - Sunday 14 December 2003

Comment by Ned – Sunday 14 December 2003, 5:18 PM
  These moths... argh... they are everywhere... and flying ants... argh!

19.12.2003 - Friday 19 December 2003

Comment by DM – Friday 19 December 2003, 3:15 PM
  My only suggestion for the computer problem is that I've heard that some recent motherboards have been having trouble implementing AGP 8x too well. I've got no idea if the computer's using that at all, but as the problems all seem to be graphical in nature (and the comp is resetting when displaying DVDs:- most DVD players write 'directly' to the video card, so it's something a bit out of the ordinary), it could be something worth checking out. If the computer's using 8x AGP currently, try forcing it down to 4x in the BIOS, or something like that.
  Also, I really enjoyed Lantana. Thought it was a great local (read: Aussie) film.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 20 December 2003, 3:56 AM
  Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve tried disabling AGP 8× support, but I’ve a feeling that it only applies to add-in AGP cards, not the onboard solution. Either way, it didn’t seem to make any difference. I saw Lantana a while back – when it was on at the cinemas I think, but I don’t fully remember it now. Mum hasn’t seen it though.

24.12.2003 - Wednesday 24 December 2003

Comment by DK – Wednesday 24 December 2003, 8:10 PM
  Happy Holiday and Happy Birthday! :D
Comment by Ned – Thursday 25 December 2003, 4:52 AM
  Thanks :-)
Comment by keight – Sunday 28 December 2003, 9:00 AM
  Put Mr. Sheen on your scratched dvds. Leave em for about an hour, and then wipe Mr. Sheen off with a tissue.

04.01.2004 - Sunday 4 January 2004

Comment by keight – Monday 5 January 2004, 12:52 PM
  you forgot to mention your awesome chat in hashmaths
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 6 January 2004, 3:36 AM
  Oh yes, I went to #maths, a channel on Austnet, and left in disgust after being informed that engineers are scientists, as part of an argument on why the Information Technology degree is somehow worse than any engineering degrees.
Comment by DM – Wednesday 7 January 2004, 3:34 PM
  Ah, I guess this linefeed stuff would explain that exclamation of yours I somehow recall seeing in #bits.
  I wonder if comments like them, too.

07.01.2004 - Wednesday 7 January 2004

Comment by DM – Wednesday 7 January 2004, 3:39 PM
  Funny. I was just musing today about what subjects I'd be doing next semester, too. Haven't come up with a good way to balance the engineering and the arts subjects, though, so I've decided to find out how to talk to an academic advisor. After all, it's their job to know this sort of stuff.
Comment by keight – Wednesday 7 January 2004, 5:15 PM
  Oh, and Ned forgot to mention that he enrolled in SPAN1010 -- Introductory Spanish A.

09.01.2004 - Friday 9 January 2004

Comment by keight – Friday 9 January 2004, 6:44 PM
  Did your money order arrive yet?
Comment by Ned – Friday 9 January 2004, 11:41 PM
  No, it hasn’t. I don’t know what’s up with it? :-(
Comment by keight – Sunday 11 January 2004, 12:58 PM
  Well, it is in the hands of Australia Post. God know.
  If it dosent arrive soon, I'll see if I cant cancel it.

15.01.2004 - Thursday 15 January 2004

Comment by Raina – Friday 16 January 2004, 12:21 AM
  Ok, where do I get MyIE2 ? And what functionality does it add apart from 'tabbed support' and mouse gestures? (I like the idea of tabs)
Comment by Ned – Friday 16 January 2004, 4:06 AM
  Their site at sums it up nicely: “MyIE2 is the most powerful and fully customized browser on earth”. I agree, and I have used the majority of browsers currently available under Windows. It took me a while to get used to using it, now I couldn’t do without it – I have my own customised keyboard shortcuts, am used to using the tabs and drag and drop to open new windows, save pages, organise things. Oh and mouse gestures are excellent once you get used to them, I can’t do without them now... never again click a back button :-)
Comment by Ned – Friday 16 January 2004, 4:11 AM
  Oh, one other thing... don’t necessarily install all the crud that comes with it. It comes with all these bundled roboform auto password filler-outters and stuff. They’re probably really good for all I know, but if you don’t want that stuff – ensure you don’t select it when installing, not that it’s hard to uninstall again.

22.01.2004 - Thursday 22 January 2004

Comment by DK – Friday 30 January 2004, 11:04 PM
  Well done re: Commendation ;)
Comment by Ned – Sunday 1 February 2004, 3:20 PM
  Thanks :-)

04.02.2004 - Wednesday 4 February 2004

Comment by chrisj – Wednesday 4 February 2004, 11:36 AM
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 4 February 2004, 12:34 PM
  I have always thought that sometimes when women wear less clothing, it solves problems, but that doesn’t apply to men. As for the wig, it’s an admirable idea, but I’ve no idea where I could buy one up here.

09.02.2004 - Monday 9 February 2004

Comment by Tjousk – Monday 9 February 2004, 5:17 AM
  Ooh, I can comment!
  not that I have anything useful to say...

10.02.2004 - Tuesday 10 February 2004

Comment by Lucas – Thursday 12 February 2004, 2:24 PM
  funny, i have a friend named fritz....

13.02.2004 - Friday 13 February 2004

Comment by DM – Monday 16 February 2004, 3:52 PM
  I guess this would be a good time to learn about some advanced search algorithms if you could be bothered. I was thinking about how to do something along similar lines today, as well (checking ip addresses visiting a site against a list of stored ips).

10.09.2002 - Tuesday 10 September 2002

Comment by Ned – Friday 20 February 2004, 2:06 PM
  I got an email today informing me that this entry was incorrect and requesting that someone’s name be removed, so I’ve now done that.

07.02.2004 - Saturday 7 February 2004

Comment by Soren – Tuesday 24 February 2004, 9:39 AM
  This person keeps doing a port scan on my PC, very annoying.
  You talk about home Rule, is that the place near Gulgong?
Comment by Judy – Monday 1 March 2004, 5:26 AM [] I keep getting this annoying message (very regularly)and decided to type it into Google. Yours was the only link that appeared. What one earth is this message all about? I am sure it not your "job" or even interest to answer this so please feel free to ignore and I won't feel at all rejected.
Comment by Dirk – Monday 1 March 2004, 3:35 PM
  Same here, Also got a dynamic IP¨but he keeps showing up. IP is anyway of finding out who it is ?
Comment by Raul – Tuesday 2 March 2004, 3:22 AM
  You are all hack by devnull nederland power!!!!!!!!!! especially you dirk!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 2 March 2004, 9:46 AM
  I’m not “hacked”, but I am quite curious – especially as it has now happened from two computers across two totally different internet access accounts.
  And no, “Home Rule” is the name of a mine, or what used to be a mine, now a resort, in north Queensland.
Comment by Dirk – Tuesday 2 March 2004, 11:14 AM
  You mean "hacked" ?
  Strange... you have not showed up today :).
Comment by moses – Tuesday 9 March 2004, 8:49 AM
  ok me too just last night. i strayed over a couple of porn sites, and whether it was a co-incidence or not, now the bastards have messed up my internet explorer, cause i can't load google (neither or This really wants to hook into my ports !!!
  btw - you can get around it temporarily by using the ip address of google, - has anyone worked out how to get rid of this nuisance
  and restore Iexplorer (for at least access google) ?
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 9 March 2004, 3:46 PM
  It’s highly unlikely being port scanned is going to affect your browser in any particularly long lasting way.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 9 March 2004, 3:47 PM
  Try either Adaware or your favourite virus scanner, or preferably both.

27.09.2002 - Friday 27 September 2002

Comment by paul – Friday 27 February 2004, 5:46 PM
  Any sign of the legendary person Zanny Gognet at the festival?

24.02.2004 - Tuesday 24 February 2004

Comment by Matt – Tuesday 2 March 2004, 11:25 PM
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 3 March 2004, 9:41 AM

11.03.2004 - Thursday 11 March 2004

Comment by Matt – Saturday 13 March 2004, 12:12 PM
  "Later in the day, I spent a bit of time in the labs in ITEE, when Matt came, and wrote me a line drawing algorithm. If it wasnt for him, I never would have got it done, and had to hand in code that I stole off the internet - Just like the rest of the people in my class. Good thing that Matt came down, then, isnt it."
Comment by Ned – Sunday 14 March 2004, 7:31 AM
  You will find I have updated my journal entry above to include my life-changing meeting with the great and usually wrong Matt. We hope this fills you with much joy.

22.03.2004 - Monday 22 March 2004

Comment by Yuri Johnson – Monday 22 March 2004, 11:47 PM
  you go on endless rants about your everday life (and that's cool) yet you have consistently failed to mention that Philip Machanick is the funniest man on campus. I trust you will fix this soon
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 23 March 2004, 1:03 AM
  Who is Philip Machanick?
Comment by Redbeard – Tuesday 23 March 2004, 4:20 AM
  hmmm Yuri, your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
Comment by Yuri Johnson – Thursday 25 March 2004, 10:56 PM
  Philip Machanick is your Comp3300 Lecturer. If you listen very closely to any one of his lectures (particularly the ones in 24-s304) you will disover that he is the funniest man you've ever seen. Extremely subtle, though. I often find myself getting his jokes about 4 hours after they are said, usually resulting in me looking stupid and having people look at me in the labs. Now I have made you understand the brilliance of Machanick, i trust the same burden will be put on you, my son. Courage Ned, this could be your final hour....
Comment by Ned – Friday 26 March 2004, 2:13 AM
  Yes, I was being sarcastic. I’m aware of at least some of my lecturers’ names and I notice all his “subtle” humour – which is often blatant and sometimes amusing, sometimes awful. I’ve had at least two “funnier” lecturers so far, although Philip is perhaps the second closest I’ve yet had to a genuine BOFH style “traditional” lecturer – or perhaps a BOFH wannabe considering he uses a Macintosh. The second lecturer for COMP2500, whose name currently escapes me, was by far the wittiest, funniest, and I’d hazard to say, most insightful, lecturer I’ve had. He managed to describe, in a way I could understand, some complex concepts very efficiently while still managing to be amusing – and let’s face it, anyone who starts a lecture on recursion in Java by stating that both Java and recursion, and specifically recursion in Java, are awful – rocks.
Comment by Yuri Johnson – Friday 26 March 2004, 7:08 AM
  do you mean Anthony MacDonald (in reference to the comp2500 lecturer)? If so, i have him this semester, and i agree he is very exciting. But there's something inherintly funny and crazy with Machanick, almost as if he is trying to amuse himself rather than the audience. I hopr you one day come over to my point of view. But if we're talking crazy Java lecturers, you can't go any further than Roger Duke for pure insanity. Now thats good eatin!
Comment by bv – Saturday 27 March 2004, 6:03 PM
  ahahah Roger > *
Comment by Ned – Sunday 28 March 2004, 11:36 PM
  No, I don’t mean Anthony, and yes – Roger would have to be the best lecturer I’ve had so far, I actually enjoyed going to his lectures and learnt lots – not something I’m sure I could say about anyone else so far.

19.03.2004 - Friday 19 March 2004

Comment by bv – Saturday 27 March 2004, 6:15 PM
  I don't understand a word of what's going on, so I think I am best qualified to explain it to your readers.
  * NoteOP is pregnant with evil's baby and is also secretly having an affair with Roger, who later died in a tractor accident.
  * random is actually the infamous Raymond. Before you start carrying on like the magistrate about proof blah blah, can I just point out that he PUT A FULLSTOP AT THE END OF HIS LINE.
  * evil obviously has a livejournal, as he (she? stay tuned for this twist in a future installment) manages to give the impression that each line they say is bad nihlistic poetry.
  * victim may or may not be Ned himself, we never get to see his face. My running theory is that it is in fact Ned's long lost twin, his face scarred in an explosion at a swimming pool warehouse.
Comment by DK – Sunday 28 March 2004, 10:46 PM
  * Sigh. Power went to her head I think, seen it all before :(

07.04.2004 - Wednesday 7 April 2004

Comment by keight – Thursday 8 April 2004, 2:22 PM
  do you want me to give you a network cable, ned?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 8 April 2004, 2:33 PM
  Thanks for the thought, but I probably wouldn’t be able to use it for anything more than to test it actually works – and it would have to be quite long.
Comment by keight – Saturday 10 April 2004, 6:22 AM
  Why would you only be able to use it to test if it actually works? And I've long cables, if you do decide to change your mind

08.04.2004 - Thursday 8 April 2004

Comment by keight – Saturday 10 April 2004, 6:24 AM
  Did you go to the 8:40 session of Starsky and Hutch, perchance?
Comment by Ned – Sunday 11 April 2004, 4:54 AM
  I don’t recall – but it was probably a bit earlier than that.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 11 April 2004, 12:22 PM
  Correction: It was the 8:40 PM viewing.
Comment by kathryn – Sunday 2 January 2005, 6:37 AM
  random note this is my birthday and i remember seeing Starsky and Hutch and being dissapointed with the 80's humour.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 2 January 2005, 4:26 PM
  Happy Birthday!

12.04.2004 - Monday 12 April 2004

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 13 April 2004, 7:05 AM
  OOer, sounds spooky. but might be the real world, which can be spooky and with no help of the usual sort available. Just like real life. Can see why it might be included. Hope all goes well.

17.04.2004 - Saturday 17 April 2004

Comment by Mum – Saturday 17 April 2004, 11:02 PM
  OOer, sounds spooky. but might be the real world, which can be spooky and with no help of the usual sort available. Just like real life. Can see why it might be included. Hope all goes well.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 18 April 2004, 4:48 AM
  Well, I don’t know, but by “more than ten” and “all the files”, I can decrypt 99% of them – there’s currently only one file that I can’t decrypt but which is apparently decryptable...

16.04.2004 - Friday 16 April 2004

Comment by sfsaf – Sunday 18 April 2004, 5:13 AM

20.04.2004 - Tuesday 20 April 2004

Comment by krait – Wednesday 21 April 2004, 12:52 AM
  Your assignments work, that's step one. Learning along the way writing them, that's step two. The more "elegant" your solution, the more you learn. Therefore, it's not "just a waste of time".
  Keep up the good work, mate.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 21 April 2004, 3:58 AM
  Yeah... I guess I shall try.
Comment by hodjpokol – Wednesday 21 April 2004, 8:53 AM
  Just had to ask, Ned; how does it feel being a cult hero in the UQ IT department? Has fame changed you?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 22 April 2004, 1:49 PM
  In subtle ways my friend, in subtle ways.
Comment by clint – Saturday 24 April 2004, 1:58 PM
  I am tempted to rewrite my food review thing that you stole, but I fear that commercial outlets such as that awful kebab shop will sue me. Maybe I need a pseudonym.

24.04.2004 - Saturday 24 April 2004

Comment by clint – Saturday 24 April 2004, 2:03 PM
  mein alkohol!
Comment by Ned – Saturday 24 April 2004, 2:15 PM
  Mein herz brennt (nach übermäßigem spiritus)

30.04.2004 - Friday 30 April 2004

Comment by BITS – Tuesday 4 May 2004, 3:16 AM
  Hey, all INFS2200 people... JOIN BITS OR DIE
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 5 May 2004, 3:19 PM
  You forgot the (said all in one breath) “Written and authorised by Clint ♈♉♊♋♌♍♎♏♐♑♒♓ for the University of Queensland Bachelor of Information Technology Society”
  (Name zodiacized upon request to protect the guilty)

03.05.2004 - Monday 3 May 2004

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 4 May 2004, 9:02 AM
  Traffic always a good quality British band. Good quality lasts.

04.05.2004 - Tuesday 4 May 2004

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 5 May 2004, 12:18 PM
  No. I have no room for the 435 IT UQ students who are en route to here. Bundy rum container been sold to poor soul in Cooktown. Hope so I am not en route for litigation in assisted suicide. "Away, away with Rum by gum, Rum by gum, Rum by gum. The song of the Temperance Union" the Brothers Four, from about 400 years ago, USA Uni band. "We're coming, we're coming our brave little band, on the right side of temperance we do take our stand, we never eat fruitcake because it has rum, and one little bite turns a man into a bum.....Can you imagine a man eating fruitcake until he gets tight, and one little bite......." Yes, well okay what would YOU do with 20 flamin litres of the bloody stuff?

06.05.2004 - Thursday 6 May 2004

Comment by Mum – Friday 7 May 2004, 8:52 AM
  Geez, is it always this slack?
Comment by Matt – Friday 7 May 2004, 12:48 PM
  No. Ned is just being melodramatic. As per usual.
Comment by Ned – Friday 7 May 2004, 1:28 PM
  Actually, this is an accurate and undramatic account of my day (and a word for word transcript of the complaint I sent).
Comment by Matt – Saturday 8 May 2004, 5:12 AM
  Yes. But your email was melodramatic.
Comment by Matt – Saturday 8 May 2004, 5:16 AM
  Not only that, I feel that the solution to the problem is very easy. The other day I was in the labs, and VB was doing its whole Insert CD thing. A re-image of the machine then allowed me to start VB with no problems whatsoever. In which case, this would not make it the ITEE admin's fault. I can't find a problem with the new image for the machines, and updating the image on a machine is a fairly standard thing to do on communal machines like the ones in GP South, and should at least be tried by people who are having problems before sending emails of complaint.
  Did you try this, Ned?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 8 May 2004, 6:57 AM
  Official word is that this issue is a problem with some student’s profiles, and resetting your profile should solve this problem. I was under the impression that all students (at least in that lab) were unable to run Visual Basic without it attempting to install some .NET component and requesting a CD (or freezing up), but perhaps it’s only the students with problematic profiles. Typical Windows, I guess – but at least it’s not Linux.

08.05.2004 - Saturday 8 May 2004

Comment by SteveK – Tuesday 11 May 2004, 9:44 AM
  Sit, stay. Good dog.

11.05.2004 - Tuesday 11 May 2004

Comment by Yuri Johnson – Wednesday 12 May 2004, 1:56 AM
  God bless you, Ned

14.05.2004 - Friday 14 May 2004

Comment by Mum – Sunday 16 May 2004, 9:26 AM
  IRA? Balaclava? Holy Mackerel, what have you done NOW?
Comment by Ned – Sunday 16 May 2004, 10:29 AM
  It’s all his fault, I wasn’t even there, I have an alibi, I was overseas, I was asleep, I couldn’t have done it.
Comment by cf – Monday 17 May 2004, 4:35 PM
  Your son is a bad influence on me. I actually went into the city to purchase an ink refill for a pen to assist me in my studies and a pair of sensible shoes, but Ned, pausing momentarily from harassing innocent passers by, insisted that I "should buy a balaclava and perhaps some plastic explosive". He also insisted that I feign an Irish accent.

16.05.2004 - Sunday 16 May 2004

Comment by Yuri Johnson – Tuesday 18 May 2004, 1:22 PM
  I know i've said it before, but i'll say it again: God bless you, Ned.

17.05.2004 - Monday 17 May 2004

Comment by mum – Thursday 20 May 2004, 5:44 PM
  Beware the jabber my son. The slimey tothes that bite, the pizzaz that fizzaz all in the loathesome tum. The wok. The wok. Jabber.... My son.

20.05.2004 - Thursday 20 May 2004

Comment by mum – Thursday 20 May 2004, 5:49 PM
  Bad food combination
Comment by Ned – Sunday 23 May 2004, 2:01 PM
  I think I’ve learnt this the hard way now :-(

24.05.2004 - Monday 24 May 2004

Comment by cf – Monday 24 May 2004, 4:49 PM
  Unclean! Unclean!
  In my highly educated medical opinion, you either have leprosy or hives. Hives have something to do with bees, so stop eating honey and walking too close to trees.

29.05.2004 - Saturday 29 May 2004

Comment by Shazza – Sunday 30 May 2004, 6:09 AM
  Edited: Offensive
  Rough translation: “Your blog is not good, come see my (rather pathetic) blog to see how a blog should look”.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 1 June 2004, 1:04 PM
  This is not a “blog”, it’s a “journal” – there’s a difference. I don’t write how I feel, or how depressed I am, or prove I’m clinically insane (like most livejournal users do) or argue how my personal interpretation of some obscure standard is the only valid one – I just record what I did each day.

22.05.2004 - Saturday 22 May 2004

Comment by Alana Savage – Sunday 30 May 2004, 11:27 PM
  Ahhh dude, I don't think that you should be telling people this sort of crap, I don't think that anyone, at all, wants to hear about your goddamn herpes.
  Get a life, and some friends. And some cream for that rash.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 30 May 2004, 11:47 PM
  So don’t read it. If you’re online reading someone else’s journal and finding it unpleasant, I recommend you get a life, and some friends, and something worthwhile to do.

31.03.2004 - Wednesday 31 March 2004

Comment by mrhetero – Monday 31 May 2004, 1:23 AM
  Edited: Poster is a moron
  Rough translation: “You said girls are odd, does this mean you are gay?”
Comment by Filthy – Monday 31 May 2004, 1:26 AM
  Edited: Poster is a moron
  Rough translation: “I hear crack is good, have you tried it yet?”

05.04.2004 - Monday 5 April 2004

Comment by Filthy – Monday 31 May 2004, 1:28 AM
  Edited: Poster is a moron
  Rough translation: “Is Silas your boyfriend, and if so, you should consider yourself lucky. All the best etc.”

01.04.2004 - Thursday 1 April 2004

Comment by filthy – Monday 31 May 2004, 1:33 AM
  Edited: Poster is a moron
  Rough translation: “Do you not remember because you’ve repressed those memories, as too awful to remember?”

13.09.2000 - Wednesday 13 September 2000

Comment by Shi Fox – Monday 31 May 2004, 4:37 AM
  Hey peeps whats up? I like to listen to Murderdolls. Wed. 13 is awsome!!
   Shi Fox

01.06.2004 - Tuesday 1 June 2004

Comment by scruff – Thursday 3 June 2004, 12:09 PM
  SWOTVAC = Study without teaching vacation.
  I'm right. Don't even think about correcting me.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 3 June 2004, 2:25 PM
  The term is “swot vac”, two distinct words.
  Definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary:
  Swot: Study (a subject) hard or hurriedly.
  Vac: The period between terms (esp. of a university).
  Literally, a vacation for study, a study period, a swot vac.
  Interestingly, “Swot” originated from the word “Sweat”.

08.06.2004 - Tuesday 8 June 2004

Comment by yj – Tuesday 8 June 2004, 10:27 PM
  god bless you, ned
Comment by scruff – Saturday 12 June 2004, 2:15 PM
  I couldn't help but notice that it is the 13th. And there is no journal update!!!!!!!!!!!
  I know exams are important.. but what about your fans, NED?
  WHAT ABOUT YOUR FANS?!?:!?!?!??!?!

14.06.2004 - Monday 14 June 2004

Comment by yj – Tuesday 15 June 2004, 11:48 PM
  we're praying for you, neddy

12.06.2004 - Saturday 12 June 2004

Comment by Mum – Thursday 17 June 2004, 11:52 AM
  Thank goodness

18.06.2004 - Friday 18 June 2004

Comment by yj – Saturday 19 June 2004, 6:19 AM
  how you looking for COMP3300, Ned? i started studying for it a few days ago. I can't bloody stand it.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 19 June 2004, 10:04 AM
  Very bad thanks. I began studying today (Saturday), and have not got much done at all. Woe.
Comment by yj – Saturday 19 June 2004, 11:55 AM
  its a freakin lot of stuff to know. And even when you do know it, relevant questions in sample/past exams/quizzes still manage to bamboozle me. I just know im gonna put all this time into studying this course, and fail miserably. Machanick is guilty by association with this material. Damn him. Woe is me.
Comment by mum – Sunday 20 June 2004, 1:03 PM
  dear yi, if you already know that you will fail miserably, you have already set yourself an agenda for failure. You have to re compute the failure mode of your brain and set it for success. Relax. Re compute for success. Never say die. Never, ever, ever.
Comment by mum – Sunday 20 June 2004, 1:15 PM
  dear yi and son and all others. All very well for me to write things, easy peasy. Thinking about you. Hope so that all is going well or at least bearable. Hang in there.
Comment by yj – Sunday 20 June 2004, 10:51 PM
  your words of wisdom have soothed my sorrowful heart. I thank you.
Comment by sweet – Tuesday 22 June 2004, 9:53 AM
Comment by anon – Monday 28 May 2007, 11:07 AM
  Made you feel suitably sick? Might of been the ghb that is put into drinks and food in the myer centre that made you feel sick

21.06.2004 - Monday 21 June 2004

Comment by yj – Tuesday 22 June 2004, 10:33 AM
  best wishes for Operating Systems. If the test pisses me off i'm going to officially withdraw every non-derogatory comment i've ever made about Phillip Machanick.
  God bless you, Ned.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 22 June 2004, 11:26 AM
  Thanks. Exam Bad. I am doomed. Woe am I.
Comment by A normal person – Tuesday 22 June 2004, 11:49 AM
  You are a huge nerd
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 23 June 2004, 4:19 AM
  Hi, thanks for the compliment. Am I right in assuming you're a small nerd?
Comment by mum – Friday 25 June 2004, 2:53 PM
  to "A normal person": being mother of "huge nerd" I can only assume that you are a small turd. Get a life!

23.06.2004 - Wednesday 23 June 2004

Comment by Maz – Wednesday 23 June 2004, 3:57 PM
  that was a good movie. i'd say it might have been disturbing to the people who didnt know what the real world has become. i can see some people recieve a very rude awakening.
  Look out people... there's a real world out there and it sucks.

25.06.2004 - Friday 25 June 2004

Comment by Mum – Friday 25 June 2004, 3:05 PM
  Have dusted off the jaffle iron and ordered in the olives and screeched aloud against the rain and drizzle, pumped up the tractor tubes for frigid rages down the Wallaby and other exciting things and cannot wait.

27.06.2004 - Sunday 27 June 2004

Comment by scruff – Monday 28 June 2004, 1:36 AM
  "wasn't too bad", he says.
  *shakes head*
  That movie was pretty good.

28.06.2004 - Monday 28 June 2004

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 29 June 2004, 10:48 AM
  Uncle Spam
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 29 June 2004, 10:50 AM
  It is not 10.48am, but 8.49pm????
Comment by Ned – Thursday 1 July 2004, 3:16 PM
  All times are GMT/UTC/Zulu

07.07.2004 - Wednesday 7 July 2004

Comment by cf – Thursday 15 July 2004, 2:45 PM

15.07.2004 - Thursday 15 July 2004

Comment by DM – Friday 23 July 2004, 3:33 AM
  You know, tutoring may extend your days a little, but as far as it goes, it's a pretty good state of affairs to be in :p
Comment by Ned – Friday 23 July 2004, 3:59 AM
  “Fatal error: Call to undefined function: deleate_day()”
  I wondered why the comments weren’t showing up ;-)
Comment by Ned – Friday 23 July 2004, 4:01 AM
  I’m hoping tutoring is good for me.

27.07.2004 - Tuesday 27 July 2004

Comment by maddox – Thursday 29 July 2004, 1:07 AM
Comment by Ned – Friday 30 July 2004, 5:36 PM
  Amusing, and accurate – in a way...

28.07.2004 - Wednesday 28 July 2004

Comment by Mum – Friday 30 July 2004, 12:26 PM
Comment by Ned – Friday 30 July 2004, 5:35 PM
  Good idea.
Comment by io – Saturday 31 July 2004, 3:59 AM
  Your mum.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 31 July 2004, 4:35 AM
  That’s right.
Comment by crappo – Sunday 1 August 2004, 12:15 PM
  XD...XD hehe lol

30.07.2004 - Friday 30 July 2004

Comment by Matt – Sunday 1 August 2004, 10:37 PM
  Arthur didn't fight Merlin and his people, in the end it was the Romans and whatever the name of the race that Merlin belonged to's people that joined forces to fight the Saxons.
Comment by Martin – Monday 2 August 2004, 4:07 AM
  That COMP2502 lecture was awful. He waffled on at the start then didn't explain anything when it actually got to the technical bits and the slides were all out of order. Read the textbook, it helps explain it a bit.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 3 August 2004, 10:33 AM
  I’ve just bought the textbook, so perhaps I can make sense of it all now.

01.08.2004 - Sunday 1 August 2004

Comment by DM – Monday 2 August 2004, 1:10 PM
  You seem to have this knack for thinking of the last seat in the house as that of the highest quality. Millions upon millions of years of evolution have served you well.
Comment by DM – Monday 2 August 2004, 1:11 PM
  Oh, unless you subscribe to creationism, that is.
Comment by Ned – Monday 2 August 2004, 2:09 PM
  I’d much rather sit up in the studio, overlooking the whole thing, with the sound engineers. Perhaps not always, as it’s debatably no longer a “live” performance from there – but as a one off thing, it was cool.
  And yes, it’s pretty obvious we were not “created” by an almost infinite and supposedly “random” series of evolutionary changes. Anyone who thinks a man was once a worm is patently stupid. A woman, on the other hand...
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 3 August 2004, 9:26 AM
  A woman, on the other hand..... is the holy vessel, from which all you ratbags sprungeth. A woman, on the other hand, is the mother who sat and waited and worried, whilst all you sprung ratbags cavorted until 2am. A woman, on the other hand, is the sister who patiently abided with the egoism of elder brothers who knew everything, been everywhere, done everything, whilst she had the socks, soup, soap, and key to the tractor. A woman waits.
Comment by DM – Wednesday 4 August 2004, 2:17 AM
  She had the SOUP? Now that's powertripping :)
Comment by Mum – Friday 6 August 2004, 10:54 AM
  Yergh. Soup. Would rather the tractor meselfn.

03.08.2004 - Tuesday 3 August 2004

Comment by Mum – Friday 6 August 2004, 11:00 AM
  Oh gallant one, how is thy tum?
Comment by Ned – Friday 6 August 2004, 1:26 PM
  Wherein our unwell hero eats an extra strong mint because his throat is sore.
Comment by Matt – Sunday 8 August 2004, 1:46 AM
  while (Ned.isSick())

12.08.2004 - Thursday 12 August 2004

Comment by richard strawman – Thursday 12 August 2004, 4:05 PM

13.08.2004 - Friday 13 August 2004

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 18 August 2004, 8:59 AM
  What! Good heavens! I thought all the freaks were up here!!

21.05.2003 - Wednesday 21 May 2003

Comment by brad – Thursday 19 August 2004, 5:10 AM
  how did you get into the maintainance tunnel
Comment by Ned – Thursday 19 August 2004, 7:42 AM
  I walked into it. A semi-hidden door leads to the maintenance tunnel. It’s not the sort of door anyone would normally notice.
Comment by Sam – Thursday 16 May 2013, 3:36 PM
  Where is the semi-hidden door!?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 18 May 2013, 10:12 AM
  There are actually a few access doors around the great court, but they are all locked.

24.08.2004 - Tuesday 24 August 2004

Comment by Mum – Friday 27 August 2004, 11:48 AM
  I can believe how stupid you am

27.08.2004 - Friday 27 August 2004

Comment by Mum – Sunday 29 August 2004, 12:13 PM
  Just go to bed earlier and do not be tempted by chat or whatever it is that you get up to on internet. Simple. It is your own fault.
Comment by moi – Wednesday 1 September 2004, 12:01 PM
  Ned, quit whinging. I work a full time job, about 55-60 hours a week, and do comp3502, coms3200 and comp3402, and I'd coded in Java once (infs3202 last semester) before this. And I got it finished by the deadline and working perfectly, but yes, it was a lot of work. Oh, and did I mention I live interstate and thus I have almost zero access to tutors, lecturers, etc apart from the netnews. But hey, that's my problem.
  So, no offence but you can do it. Be pragmatic - most of the coms3200 assignment _was_ involved in the RPC calls and so on, and the rest of it was handling a datastructure with merely a treemap (doors) and a hashmap (or whatever, for your cards). Oh, and some java.util.regexp parsing. Perfection is the enemy of done.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 2 September 2004, 1:18 AM
  Very little of the COMS3200 assignment actually involved networking, and the parts that did I had finished and working within hours, basically by copying and pasting his example code. I then spent days parsing text, figuring out what to output where, ironing out ambiguities in the specifications, learning about Array Lists, Sorted Tree Maps, and various other non-networking things.

13.07.2003 - Sunday 13 July 2003

Comment by Ned – Monday 30 August 2004, 3:33 PM
  Spambots appear to be attacking me.

31.08.2004 - Tuesday 31 August 2004

Comment by Mum – Friday 3 September 2004, 10:07 AM
  algorithms are the things you get in your guts to torture you after foolishly eating cheeze pizza (did you have greens?) followed by Coles chocolate and Coles coke. "Thus suitably equipped" you managed to get algorithms. Good boy! i think....

10.09.2004 - Friday 10 September 2004

Comment by yj – Saturday 11 September 2004, 12:11 PM
  you may or may not realise it Ned, but quite a decent portion of your fan base is at International House (and i'm not joking). There is a good chance that at least 3 of the loud bigots in your bus trips are avid readers of your site. I'm not sure what the moral of this story is - perhaps you can work that out for yourself. Best wishes.
Comment by Soph – Monday 13 September 2004, 3:45 PM
  But Howard does suck and so does LAtham. They all suck. Btw, study sucks, and yeah, just thought I'd add that. And since you read my journal, I thought I'd read yours. :P Silly me. Anyways, slacker!
Comment by Mum – Friday 17 September 2004, 7:26 AM
  Gah! Bah! Excuses, excuses. (Ever noticed what a strange collection of vowels and consonants "excuseseses" am?) Hardly seems as if it could be a word in the Ingriss lingo, but guess it am. Plenty need for it., especially with upcoming political crap. Politics, Scrub ticks, neuro Ticks, hysteri Ticks,................gah ,bah, all the same to me.

14.09.2004 - Tuesday 14 September 2004

Comment by Cassie – Tuesday 14 September 2004, 2:29 PM
  I agree. D*ckheads.
Comment by Maz – Tuesday 14 September 2004, 2:32 PM
  count me in. some people should accidentally find themselves in front of speeding trains.
  give em one for me.
Comment by Kipps – Tuesday 14 September 2004, 2:37 PM
  As someone of aboriginal origin, I am offended
Comment by seed – Wednesday 15 September 2004, 10:37 AM
  is it just me or should all the people of aboriginal descent be sent to the centre of austrlia and set free? i mean they don't really belong in the cities as they get hooked on the alcohol and drugs and as a result they do things like this. but then again, i am a synical bastard with short tempter and lack of respect for anyone else who is not me.
Comment by to seed – Wednesday 15 September 2004, 10:55 AM
  Haha, learn to spell "cynical" you idiot
Comment by martin – Wednesday 15 September 2004, 11:08 AM
  While obviously this was a terrible thing to happen in a train I think Seed's comments are racist and insulting in the extreme. Notice that some of the assailants were samoan and one was white. Do you think white people should be sent to the centre of australia, or maybe back to where they came from (europe)?
Comment by Matt – Wednesday 15 September 2004, 12:37 PM
  It should be quite clear that the white fellow was under the influence of his aboriginal "friends" and did not want to take part in the theft, it just kind of happened.
  So no. Seed is right.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 15 September 2004, 4:33 PM
  I saw no evidence that any aboriginals were involved. The person who stole his bag was Caucasian, and while his girlfriend was aboriginal, assuming that she caused him to steal is far-fetched. Whether or not he was attempting to impress his friends does not change the fact that he was the sole instigator and assailant. I am unsure whether his friends intentionally assisted by surrounding the young bloke, or whether that is just how it ended up. Obviously, they are partly to blame in that they did not stop him (and assisted, at least indirectly), but inferring anything further than that would be baseless given only my description.
Comment by Reubot – Thursday 16 September 2004, 2:10 AM
  Glad I'm not on Beenleigh line...
Comment by seed – Friday 17 September 2004, 10:16 PM
  in case you haven't noticed...there was a little bit of sarcasm there and who needs to know how to spell anyways?

11.09.2004 - Saturday 11 September 2004

Comment by Reubot – Wednesday 15 September 2004, 8:51 AM
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 15 September 2004, 2:54 PM
  Very soon!
Comment by Mum – Friday 17 September 2004, 7:32 AM
  Good karma

13.09.2004 - Monday 13 September 2004

Comment by Helen – Monday 20 September 2004, 10:31 AM
  Awww! I quite miss "boring Brisbane".. :)

20.09.2004 - Monday 20 September 2004

Comment by seed – Monday 20 September 2004, 10:29 PM
  it is that time of the year where we do not sleep or socialise in order to get all of the work done. it sucks, but that's uni for you. i only have a month left, yay!
Comment by Ned – Monday 20 September 2004, 11:00 PM
  Verily - with woe.
Comment by ascian – Tuesday 21 September 2004, 7:00 AM
  If you spent less time procrastinating, you would have more time for sleeping ;)
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 21 September 2004, 9:53 AM
Comment by Mum – Thursday 23 September 2004, 8:10 AM
  A door? In the whiteboard? Beware the jabberwock, my son.

17.09.2004 - Friday 17 September 2004

Comment by Reubot – Monday 20 September 2004, 11:47 PM
  The new Kewn?
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 21 September 2004, 9:52 AM
  A one-man Kewn, proudly supported by the ultimate language, Perl.

23.09.2004 - Thursday 23 September 2004

Comment by Reubot – Friday 24 September 2004, 1:15 AM
  Maybe it was that Energex dude.
Comment by Maz – Friday 24 September 2004, 4:15 PM
  Design an array based implementation of the cinema lines to increase efficency. Or better yet, a binary tree, because in that case you will have started 2502 at the same time. "Up here for thinkin'. Down there for dancin'."

26.09.2004 - Sunday 26 September 2004

Comment by Someone – Monday 27 September 2004, 1:30 PM
  Edited: Offensive, stupid and unqualified – strikingly similar to the poster, I suspect.
  Rough Translation: “You, Ned my dear friend, are a genital-brow.”
Comment by Mater – Friday 1 October 2004, 9:30 AM
  The word "criminal" comes from the word "crime". A criminal is one who commits a flamin bloody mongrel crime. If anyone does not know what "crime" means, well.....poor fellow you. Try sashaying down some dark alley at midnight or worse. When I were a choild I could sashay down any alley and there was never ever ever any worry ever at all. There was not even anything to worry about and no one would have thought any thing unusual or worried us with dire warnings. Feel so sorry for all you new blokes, girls, try to be happy and not paranoid. Get out into the bush and get away from perverts and aggros.

27.09.2004 - Monday 27 September 2004

Comment by IO? – Monday 27 September 2004, 11:44 PM
  You need sleep or you will be IO.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 28 September 2004, 5:26 AM
  Yes ;-(
Comment by io – Thursday 30 September 2004, 10:14 AM
  Oi, io doesn't stand for Input Output as you have marked above. Well not necessarily. I'm io.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 30 September 2004, 2:17 PM
  What does it stand for?
Comment by Matt – Saturday 2 October 2004, 8:28 AM
  The square root of nine is plus or minus three
Comment by Mater – Sunday 3 October 2004, 12:56 PM
  Oly oly oly, oh, Oh IO, dunka dunka dunka, oh IO, dah dah (insert much manic IOrish music) Oh, IO, oly oly oly, oh IO, oh IO, " let them free", oly oly oly , oh IO, oly oly oly, oh IO, let them free (etc, ad infinitum...courtesy Wolfe Tones) ............the real meaning of IO (with tin whistle)

28.09.2004 - Tuesday 28 September 2004

Comment by dog – Friday 1 October 2004, 5:47 AM
  very profound, Ned. After I complete typing this message i'm going to incinerate my computer and become a hermit. Thank you Ned. Thank you.
Comment by ned martin – Sunday 3 October 2004, 1:23 AM
  ned martin tries to be funny, but fails
Comment by Ned – Sunday 3 October 2004, 4:35 AM
  This is an entirely serious entry – it is not meant to be amusing in any way.
Comment by Mater – Sunday 3 October 2004, 1:22 PM
  The road was a ribbon of moonlight. God hath ways into our soul, ghostly galleon, the moon doth shine on you and me alike. Think upon the rainforest a'glimmer and drag self away from monitor and look at Joes garden. Same moon. A galleon, in full sail. Perhaps a little less glimmer due to leckertricity, still the same Majestic Lady Galleon. Hare.

27.07.2002 - Saturday 27 July 2002

Comment by J.Kuritz – Wednesday 6 October 2004, 9:32 PM
  Where can I find more information about the "Pleur-e-vac"? My Father, age 77, has been diagnosed with Ascites and the use of the Pleur-e-vac has been suggested. Currently he is admitted every 16-18 days for removal of 20 liters of fluid. He is considering the Pleur-e-vac but would like more information. Any information you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
  J. Kuritz

08.10.2004 - Friday 8 October 2004

Comment by Reubot – Saturday 9 October 2004, 7:48 AM
  a) You are hallucinating
  b) You've only just gotten enough sleep to wake up in order to take in things properly

06.10.2004 - Wednesday 6 October 2004

Comment by Mum – Saturday 9 October 2004, 9:43 AM
  Good on you. Am so pleased.

09.10.2004 - Saturday 9 October 2004

Comment by Mitchell – Monday 11 October 2004, 1:18 AM
  Unfortunately UQ is crap. As far as I know, there is no way you can really launch an investigation into the state of the Uni, particularly the ITEE school. It's a poor Uni, and unfortunately looks like most people who decided to come here have been cheated. No matter what, they will win, wanking on about how good their Uni/School is.
  How about, we form a rally, get EVERYONE to leave the Uni/School and see what they do about it. Probably nothing, they won't have noticed because they will be too busy on their "lets re-invent the wheel slightly different" research projects.
  From what I see. Uni in the US looks the go. You pay a lot $$$$ but, they appear to be very accountable. None of the HECS rubbish, so that by the time you actually start earning enough money to pay it off, you r
Comment by Reubot – Tuesday 12 October 2004, 9:46 AM
  Why didn't you just go to the library?
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 12 October 2004, 12:41 PM
  How would going to the library have helped me?
Comment by Reubot – Wednesday 13 October 2004, 10:43 AM
  To download your files.

05.10.2004 - Tuesday 5 October 2004

Comment by Mitchell – Monday 11 October 2004, 1:23 AM
  Umm. I think sleep would be a good idea. The delusion, hallucinations etc. are a sign of pyschosis. It's brought about usually by sleep deprivation && stress | smoking weed. I dont need you putting on a performance in Comp2502 lectures. Kevin is entertaining enough.
Comment by Ned – Monday 11 October 2004, 3:20 AM
  Hmmm.... purple elephants!

15.10.2004 - Friday 15 October 2004

Comment by Reubot – Sunday 17 October 2004, 12:12 AM
  Who the hell were the other groups? I had no idea who Truth, Freedom, Bolt and Opportunity were....
Comment by Ned – Sunday 17 October 2004, 12:29 PM
  I have no idea – I don’t follow Union politics, and wouldn’t even belong to the Union if it weren’t compulsory, which is a travesty of democracy in itself.
Comment by Lucas – Monday 18 October 2004, 2:07 AM
  There is something so contradictory about compulsory unionism. I've ranted on about this so many times before before:
Comment by Reubot – Friday 22 October 2004, 9:14 AM
  Now Howard controls the senate (after June next year) I'd assume they'll push forward with VSU again, since it was part of the original Higher Education Package.
Comment by Ned – Friday 22 October 2004, 2:21 PM
  In a country where voting is compulsory, it makes sense to have compulsory unionism – as neither concept is democratic.
Comment by Reubot – Saturday 6 November 2004, 3:59 AM

16.10.2004 - Saturday 16 October 2004

Comment by krait – Sunday 17 October 2004, 3:46 PM
  Wow, that's one *old* joke. 1990, IIRC ;)
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 20 October 2004, 9:42 AM
  No savvy long dispel tok

17.10.2004 - Sunday 17 October 2004

Comment by Reubot – Monday 18 October 2004, 1:34 AM
  Which toilets?
Comment by io – Tuesday 19 October 2004, 2:20 AM
  Ned lives only at GP South, so I assume it's those toilets he is talking about.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 19 October 2004, 5:50 AM
  Yes, the toilets in GPS. Ironically, and perhaps worryingly, someone has now rewritten a gouged-out URI.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 19 October 2004, 10:12 AM
  These things give me the pip. Cant you just try to be a nice ordinary nonentity, easily forgettable, bland, blase, boring as all shivers, so Mum doesna hae to worry, mon? (O' te greying hairs).
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 19 October 2004, 12:06 PM
  I haven’t intentionally done anything different to anyone else – although obviously I have somehow.
Comment by sef – Tuesday 19 October 2004, 5:44 PM
  What kebab store?
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 19 October 2004, 6:06 PM
  It’s interesting that you should ask.
Comment by Lucas – Wednesday 20 October 2004, 1:53 AM
  You should take pictures of the URI's and put them up, both gouged and non-gouged (if there are any).
Comment by Reubot – Wednesday 20 October 2004, 1:56 AM
  I kinda meant which toilet location, I did a good check of the 2nd-level male toilets and a semi check of the 1st-level ones in GPS but I couldn't find them...
Comment by Reubot – Wednesday 20 October 2004, 4:05 AM
  Alright, I went down to GPS and found it this time....Can you say NEDDAGE? (Maybe you could say the wall was nedded).
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 20 October 2004, 4:35 AM
  I always wanted to be famous, but I’m not quite sure if this was what I had in mind...
Comment by graham – Thursday 21 October 2004, 12:28 PM
  perhaps someone just wanted to get mentioned on your site, Ned. You are a celebrity, after all.

02.01.2004 - Friday 2 January 2004

Comment by kathryn – Monday 25 October 2004, 12:00 AM
  Loreena McKennitt's heaps cool. I was going to sing Come by the hills for the HSC music but then i bailed.
Comment by Ned – Monday 25 October 2004, 3:07 PM
  I agree. Some of my favourite music at the moment is hers.
Comment by kathryn – Saturday 6 November 2004, 9:30 AM
  he he he you wrote back. It's funny cause i expected to comment and then for it to get lost in cyber space. I only have one of her CD's at the moment from my old music teacher so by the sounds of things i should get a wriggle on and get her most recent stuff. I'll tell you who is really groovy Karl Jenkins Adiemus- the eternal knot.
  ps i sent u an e-mail so check it O.K
Comment by Ned – Monday 8 November 2004, 9:16 PM
  I’m afraid I never got an email?

26.10.2004 - Tuesday 26 October 2004

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 27 October 2004, 9:13 AM
  You dont sleep enough. For goodness sake, when I was your age, I didnt sleep enough. And look what it did for me! (It really annoys me that I have to get out the microscope to find the exclamation mark on this keyboard). Just about all the things I could plague you with on this journal site need lots of exclamation marks. Just gotta remember that they are linked with No. 1. Shouldnt be hard, I guess. Go away Mum. Yerrs, okay.

19.10.2004 - Tuesday 19 October 2004

Comment by Reubot – Wednesday 27 October 2004, 11:27 PM
  As someone planning to move into an ITEE based program next year, I'm wondering which courses you mean as the ones you wouldn't recommend people do because they are not theory based enough?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 28 October 2004, 2:25 AM
  A lot of things are changing next year, so it is impossible to say.

27.10.2004 - Wednesday 27 October 2004

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 3 November 2004, 9:15 AM
  You don t get enough sleep

28.10.2004 - Thursday 28 October 2004

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 3 November 2004, 9:16 AM
  You dont get enough sleep
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 3 November 2004, 9:18 AM
  "I only slept for around two hours last night...." You dont get enough sleep.

03.11.2004 - Wednesday 3 November 2004

Comment by Maz – Wednesday 3 November 2004, 5:49 PM
  I prefer "Maz".... " completed Clint, Marcus and "
  Ice cream is a tool of the devil.
  It's 4am. ahahahahahaha. At least you went to bed earlier.
  I'll see you at uni. hopefully not too late. Is tomorrow a 2502 day?

29.10.2004 - Friday 29 October 2004

Comment by Mum – Thursday 4 November 2004, 9:14 AM
  You dont get enough sleep

08.11.2004 - Monday 8 November 2004

Comment by Reubot – Tuesday 9 November 2004, 12:04 AM
  Man, thats whacked!
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 9 November 2004, 12:50 AM
  Don’t worry – I’m sitting in front of a computer, deep underground, at the moment, so this should cure it.

09.11.2004 - Tuesday 9 November 2004

Comment by tracy – Friday 12 November 2004, 12:47 PM
  toads sounds remarkably like ducks
Comment by Ned – Friday 12 November 2004, 3:17 PM
  Except lower.

14.11.2004 - Sunday 14 November 2004

Comment by Maz – Monday 15 November 2004, 1:30 AM
  COMP2502 was bad. very bad. fail doom and woe. I just made a bet with someone so I wont come out empty handed. I'll get $3 and a lollipop. I blame you. If you woke up an hour earlier I may have learnt something!
Comment by sef – Monday 15 November 2004, 3:33 PM
  Who the f$#% are Union?
Comment by Ned – Monday 15 November 2004, 4:33 PM
  Union College.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 16 November 2004, 10:44 AM
  Slut is an awful word and ought not to be repeated. Makes me ashamed to even type it. It has a muddy gutter sound to it and ought not to be applied to the female race even if you think so. These females will eventually be mothers, aunts, and other nice things not at all to do with muddy gutters. Get a more long range perspective. And a little respect. Yeah Ma.
Comment by Reubot – Tuesday 16 November 2004, 11:46 AM
  I thought you meant our student overlords, UQUnion.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 16 November 2004, 2:21 PM
  I attempt to use the most suitable word for the situation, and here, that is “slut”.
Comment by tracy – Tuesday 16 November 2004, 3:14 PM
  thats so cute

11.11.2004 - Thursday 11 November 2004

Comment by kathryn – Wednesday 17 November 2004, 4:59 AM
  i saw taxi, with a bunch of people (of the two legged kind) and they all really liked it, but basically i went because i drove them and it's not safe to leave boyfrind, bestfriend and little sister alone without supervision. I found the movie very taxing on my sensitive blood and viloence scale, i can't take it when movie props that are supposed to look like arms covered in red sauce come flying at me. I haven't been in a war zone or in a traumatic event that explains this disliking, but i still don't get it how it's entertaining.
  ps i'm not one of those people that faints at the sight of blood or can't dissect a rat.
Comment by Kathryn – Wednesday 17 November 2004, 5:01 AM
  oh by the way tom crusie and washington where very good in taxi, and i hope i never come across a dead guy on a train.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 17 November 2004, 12:33 PM
  Aww, poor rats.

17.11.2004 - Wednesday 17 November 2004

Comment by Ricey – Thursday 18 November 2004, 7:32 AM
  Edited: Poster is stupid
  Rough Translation: Dear Ned, You are what one may call someone who is forced to work with computers, possibly against their will.
Comment by Ricey – Thursday 18 November 2004, 7:33 AM
  Edited: Offensive
  Rough Translation: Please do not use your IT skills to do things to my computer that will harm my computer.
Comment by Reubot – Thursday 18 November 2004, 12:39 PM
  Nice translations.

22.11.2004 - Monday 22 November 2004

Comment by DM – Tuesday 23 November 2004, 7:58 AM
  UML exams pale in terms of subjectiveness next to your movie reviews, I'd say.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 24 November 2004, 8:34 AM

26.11.2004 - Friday 26 November 2004

Comment by Yuri – Saturday 27 November 2004, 7:01 AM
  Like you, i was sitting on a 7 for COMP2801 going into the test. Like everyone else, however, i struggled to get the test done in time and basically left the exam room thinking id buggered it up. However, I somehow managed to get out of the course with a 6. I can only think that you had made some fundamental error in the way you approached the exam. The test was a sham, though - you should definitely approach the lecturer about the grade. I worked hard for my semester mark, like you, and i'd feel completely ripped with a 4 (i even feel slightly ripped with a 6)
Comment by geek – Saturday 27 November 2004, 8:21 AM
  Do you really think you deserve a 7, given the fact that this was the first time you attempted to draw a UML diagram?
  Maybe you should take the blame yourself for being slack.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 28 November 2004, 11:57 PM
  The exam is essentially (supposed) to be a check that we have not cheated or sponged off other group members during our group work - it has basically found that I cheated and/or sponged off others, neither of which are true - so yes, I would say I deserve a six or higher. I am also convinced that the UML I drew is correct, at least from a UML perspective - it may not model the Java code as accurately as I would have like and practice would probably have helped, but I had two much harder third level courses to concentrate on (both of which I got sevens for), this being my easy bludge subject (or so I thought).
Comment by anon – Wednesday 15 December 2004, 4:16 AM
  You'd hope that John Yesberg doesn't read this...
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 15 December 2004, 9:45 AM
  I am curious. Why, exactly, would I hope that John Yesberg doesn’t read this?
Comment by Agent Shaver – Tuesday 15 February 2005, 4:44 PM
  ] I think the trick is to not assume a single thing and
  ] follow precisely what the lecturers, assignments and
  ] so on say without thinking
  "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
  Teach a man to fish and he'll ask if salmon roe
  is on the exam."
  -- Jaded Lecturer
Comment by Greg Roberts – Tuesday 22 March 2005, 2:10 AM
  why don't you stop blaming other people and actually do some work
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 22 March 2005, 2:16 AM
  Why don’t you acquaint yourself with the facts before making statements like that?

12.12.2004 - Sunday 12 December 2004

Comment by seed – Monday 13 December 2004, 3:53 PM
  I like the moth shooting idea, but because I have been drinking lately, I disagree with the whole not liking drunks because I have been on of these drunks lately and you should not hate me because I have been drinking because the drinking is only a celebration that Uni is over so drunks are ok when it is appropriate.

15.12.2004 - Wednesday 15 December 2004

Comment by Maz – Thursday 16 December 2004, 6:12 AM
  Don't look now. my head is going to explode. I got lost and found myself here. Now that I know where I am I might head off again in search of fabled centerlink payments.
Comment by Reubot – Thursday 16 December 2004, 9:34 AM
  Maz: You should get started on your "Kewn plan".
Comment by Ned – Thursday 16 December 2004, 1:08 PM
  I’m curious why you’re leaving messages for Maz here – he does have his own site, complete with the ability to leave comments, and how it’s now become his plan... However, there’s really nothing any of us can do while not at uni – I myself am currently thousands of kilometres away, there’s no audience, and, unlike Kewn, anything we do shouldn’t be directly associated with us, nor would I want it restricted to the geek domain, as they were. Whether anything actually happens or not, I don’t know – but I’m sick of boring people who aren’t game to do anything, and don’t want to become one of those myself. That, and I believe wit is the surest indication of intelligence – and surely a university has a higher overall level of intelligent people than most other places, making it the ideal location for daring, witty escapades?
  Ideas are welcome – they must be clearly motivated by nothing worse than “high spirits”, and somehow daring and amusing.
Comment by Reubot – Friday 17 December 2004, 3:21 AM
  Sorry, I was kinda taking a side-swipe at Maz getting lost....also when I said get started, I meant start thinking about planning or something like that.
Comment by Ned – Friday 17 December 2004, 5:32 AM
  That’s OK. I forgive you!

14.12.2004 - Tuesday 14 December 2004

Comment by Maz – Thursday 16 December 2004, 6:15 AM
  Of course you slack out of a walk. Weren't you going to be getting fit this holidays? Not that I can talk.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 16 December 2004, 1:17 PM
  Well, it had rained – the ground was moist in places and could have been slippery and trees would have dripped on me!
Comment by Maz – Friday 17 December 2004, 1:53 AM
  Ewwww! Tree water. You're right to have not gone. You could have died, or even worse.. GOT DIRTY!!! OH NO!!!

16.12.2004 - Thursday 16 December 2004

Comment by Maz – Saturday 18 December 2004, 4:54 PM
  I have some great randomness ideas but i'll fortgeth them so i;m leaving message here.
Comment by Maz – Sunday 19 December 2004, 7:25 AM
  I suggest you delete that last comment. And this one too.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 19 December 2004, 11:02 AM
  I’d delete it, but I’d forget too.

20.12.2004 - Monday 20 December 2004

Comment by Maz – Monday 20 December 2004, 2:08 PM
  Where is the best cup of coffee? Don't say McDonalds... their coffee is crap
Comment by Ned – Monday 20 December 2004, 4:02 PM
  It’s not in my nature to be mysterious, but I can’t tell you, and I can’t tell you why I can’t tell you.
Comment by Clint – Tuesday 21 December 2004, 12:08 PM
  Caltex St Lucia. If you hit the jackpot and ants come out when you hit French Vanilla Latte, you get it for free. This is the sole reason Tom and I go there.
Comment by io – Tuesday 21 December 2004, 1:34 PM
  Apparently McCafe coffee ain't that bad. But yes, normal maccas coffee is awful.

22.12.2004 - Wednesday 22 December 2004

Comment by Maz – Thursday 23 December 2004, 2:27 PM
  Oh no! Now I'm sucked in. It's so weird.
Comment by Ned – Friday 24 December 2004, 4:45 AM
  It is weird. They’ve done a good job keeping up the mystery, and have managed to create a shroud of confusion – apparently by accident, as much as anything else. I had a chat to one of their long-time operatives, which cleared up a lot of the confusion but not the main question – is it a strange art experiment or way to create some peculiar film (which seems most likely) or is it something entirely different? Unfortunately, I’m not currently in Melbourne, so I can’t easily find out.
Comment by DM – Friday 24 December 2004, 11:51 AM
  I figure that if we wait long enough, Dan Brown will write a book about it.

21.12.2004 - Tuesday 21 December 2004

Comment by io – Thursday 23 December 2004, 3:01 PM
  Aww... You miss her.
Comment by Ned – Friday 24 December 2004, 4:46 AM
Comment by io – Friday 24 December 2004, 4:04 PM
  Aww... thei hearts Bronwen.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 25 December 2004, 3:37 PM

23.12.2004 - Thursday 23 December 2004

Comment by sef – Friday 24 December 2004, 5:52 AM
  Are all your pets named Erich?
  Considering Däniken's infamous feline theory how can you even consider that evolution rubbish?
Comment by Ned – Friday 24 December 2004, 6:00 AM
  I don’t consider that evolution rubbish, except to convince other people of its absurdity. As for cats, haven’t you seen the movie “Cats and Dogs”? The future casts a shadow my friend.

25.12.2004 - Saturday 25 December 2004

Comment by Maz – Sunday 26 December 2004, 2:30 PM
Comment by Damian – Wednesday 29 December 2004, 4:41 AM
  Very interested in getting in touch with you
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 29 December 2004, 7:15 AM
  I have your email via Mum. I’ll see what she has to say, and get back to you.

29.12.2004 - Wednesday 29 December 2004

Comment by Damian – Thursday 30 December 2004, 1:37 AM
  Your journal is much appreciated, a veritable glimpse into your life. Did you reply to my previous comment? "I have your email via mum..." ???
Comment by Ned – Thursday 30 December 2004, 6:55 AM
  Yes, and I’ve now emailed you as well.

27.12.2004 - Monday 27 December 2004

Comment by kathryn – Thursday 30 December 2004, 2:35 AM
  it's interesting to see how much it is raining up in the far north. This Christmas and holiday season i'm futher from my comfort zone of the central coast( the people who named it had a superioity complex) to the relative filled Brisbane. Having never been in a real tropical rainforest, but being already amazed by the diversity living under rocks at uni i can't imagine the creepys and crawlies up north.
  Hint don't wash your car in flying ant season, they leave wings everywhere.
  this has been another random message from someone you don't know
  over and out
Comment by Ned – Thursday 30 December 2004, 7:04 AM
  They say there’s probably more diversity in a single small pocket of rainforest up here, than the rest of Australia. It’s a strange dichotomy that the rainforest is actually some of Australia’s least nutritious, most uncultivable land – yet supports more species per area than anywhere else on earth, expect perhaps some of the Amazonian rainforests.
Comment by kathryn – Friday 31 December 2004, 1:54 AM
  It’s a dam good thing not to try and cultivate it because the second you do try is the second we stuff it up. The only reasons the rainforests are so diverse and so wet is the vegetation.
  A hundred years ago silly white man (yes, I’m a silly white woman) said “hey look there is lots of trees and water in rainforests that would make ace grazing land for our cows sheep and lamas” (except I guess they would of said all of the above in a British accent). #see note post for conclusion
Comment by kathryn – Friday 31 December 2004, 1:56 AM
  So they cut down trees and they cleared the land and then poof the one inch of fertile soil and the water and the animal’s disappeared and then they wondered why the grass wouldn't grow and the cows all went hungry. Because the cycle is not there, the rotting wood and the decomposers and the canopy are all needed to create the fertile environment and with out them it just dead soil.
  Ok that’s enough of my environmental rant, sorry if you already knew all that, hooray if you learnt something today.

28.12.2004 - Tuesday 28 December 2004

Comment by kathryn – Thursday 30 December 2004, 2:43 AM
  for me gloom with time and space leads to creativity
Comment by Ned – Thursday 30 December 2004, 6:58 AM
  You’re very right. I’m too lazy to be productive up here, but I’m very creative – at least mentally. I find that when I’m in Brisbane, I just go about life without really thinking a great deal, but when I’m up here, I spend lots of time just pondering, wondering why, thinking how things could be done better, inventing things... it’s a very good break from the city. I feel sorry for people who have never been out of a city for any long period, although being in some of the small farming towns doesn’t sound too good from what some of my friends say, but up here is fantastic.

30.12.2004 - Thursday 30 December 2004

Comment by kathryn – Friday 31 December 2004, 2:40 AM
  well tonight is new years eve and i am boyfriend-less too, he's back in NSW working. The only exciting news is that there will be poi and fire dancing at the suncorp piazza in the city somewhere. See to get what i'm talking about.
  Have a good one.
  i'm missing my tin roof and the sound of rain.
Comment by Ned – Friday 31 December 2004, 4:08 AM
  Nothing too exciting planned up here – it is still very wet.

01.01.2005 - Saturday 1 January 2005

Comment by Maz – Saturday 1 January 2005, 4:58 AM
  I'm back now... did you all miss me? I have some ideas for random things to do at uni which I will go write down shortly. Hi kathryn.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 1 January 2005, 3:55 PM
  Welcome back. I hope you didn’t get sunburnt.
Comment by io – Saturday 1 January 2005, 4:28 PM
  Hi Maz.
Comment by kathryn – Sunday 2 January 2005, 6:31 AM
  Hi Maz.

05.01.2005 - Wednesday 5 January 2005

Comment by io – Wednesday 5 January 2005, 3:48 PM
  That's a lot of eyes.. Even for eye-oh.

06.01.2005 - Thursday 6 January 2005

Comment by Kieran Jacobsen – Friday 7 January 2005, 4:42 AM
  What os? my xp machine doesnt have a sp's (well didn't) and i haven't got any hdd issues.
Comment by Ned – Friday 7 January 2005, 6:53 AM
  I will try installing SP2 tonight or tomorrow and see how it goes.

04.01.2005 - Tuesday 4 January 2005

Comment by Kieran Jacobsen – Friday 7 January 2005, 4:43 AM
  Can i get authorization?

08.01.2005 - Saturday 8 January 2005

Comment by B. – Monday 10 January 2005, 3:05 AM
  May one ask what induced this little bout of aggression? I know having anyone walk all over you sucks (that the said someone is only a centimetre tall could add to the putdown). But hardly justification.
Comment by Ned – Monday 10 January 2005, 4:04 AM
  One may.
Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 10:28 AM
  Tch tch. Temper, temper. A loud bout of mowing WEt Season rabid lawn-growth in the early morn shall shut up mouth of The Precious Thing/Brat. Flaming well hope so......Sigh.ned, distraughtouuthrourt Madroni,mater. ma. sigh.(Hope so ALL of youze read It, of the tantrums doth it...lawnmowing, sweat etc) Etc

15.01.2005 - Saturday 15 January 2005

Comment by DM – Sunday 16 January 2005, 8:31 AM has 'enqueue', but then it also has 'dequeue', so I don't think it's a credible source.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 16 January 2005, 2:53 PM
  ‘enqueue’ will be in Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary, but is not yet in the OED.

18.01.2005 - Tuesday 18 January 2005

Comment by DM – Tuesday 18 January 2005, 5:17 PM
  I appreciate the humour of an eatery calling themselves the Mad Cow Café.
Comment by jojo – Wednesday 19 January 2005, 3:41 AM
  i liked the references to cludeo. very amusing.
Comment by Rhett – Wednesday 19 January 2005, 3:00 PM
  On what charge are you defending your client from?
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 19 January 2005, 3:16 PM
  Murder in the sixth degree.
Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 11:05 AM
  Living with this super lative wit, is murder

17.01.2005 - Monday 17 January 2005

Comment by Salman – Wednesday 19 January 2005, 11:16 PM
  i want to download best mirc peace&protection422
  plz send me to easy&free download pnp422 script
  i shall be very thanks full to u
  good bye
  plz mail me
Comment by Ned – Thursday 20 January 2005, 6:37 AM
  It surely cannot be that difficult to find a contact page, other than a journal comment, somewhere on my site – but perhaps it is, so I shall update the page at PnP with a link to one.

19.01.2005 - Wednesday 19 January 2005

Comment by Reubot – Monday 24 January 2005, 6:25 AM
  Let me guess - COMP3300 & CSSE3003?
Comment by Reubot – Monday 24 January 2005, 7:47 AM
  Oh wait you did COMP3300 last year....I change that one to COMP3501
Comment by Ned – Monday 24 January 2005, 2:27 PM
  My choices so far: CSSE3004, COMS4200, INFS3202, PSYC1030 – these are, however, quite likely going to change after I’ve had a chat to an academic advisor.

24.01.2005 - Monday 24 January 2005

Comment by trace – Wednesday 26 January 2005, 12:54 PM
  i'd watch yourself and cover any orifices. it sounds like your little gecko friend is an alien trying to sabotage the world we live in. peace out.
Comment by Maz – Thursday 27 January 2005, 3:25 AM
  Well I know 'I' am afraid. Damn aliens.
Comment by Mum – Sunday 6 February 2005, 4:45 AM
  Geckos are sweet. Unfortunately, they poo all over the place, which isn't so sweet. They also fight each other, or perhaps it is mating. Dont know. Is a noisy affair anyway, a sort of um high clicking thing. They fall off the roof into your lap sometimes, wherein Mum mkes a sort of high noise, not at all like clicking.

07.01.2005 - Friday 7 January 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 10:19 AM
  Holy mackeral, he is an artiste? Son reduced to initials and number. Goodo. I think. I am still struggling with the intricacies of using phone. Okay until one has to speak. Okay, international know now that hath a mother who is phone shy and still thinketh that this or that button on compewteur is either "the ejector seat" or "The Bombe". Ooer. Look askance at the groaning thing and press this and that with a rod, with eyes Wide Shut. You think I exaggerate? Heh, heh. Asketh

09.01.2005 - Sunday 9 January 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 10:30 AM
  Yes, um , yes.....needless to say

10.01.2005 - Monday 10 January 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 10:34 AM
  Is easy. Just have to fang the upright thing onto the downright and then do a simple twist nd at same time to do a sort of righthand semblance whilst holding the upright and also the round sway at half knots and stand on your head and imbibe 3 Jim Beams and swear, Lots. Is total easy. I canna sae that Oi have dunnit, mon, but oi have tried, begorrah. Oh, yessuh.

13.01.2005 - Thursday 13 January 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 10:46 AM
  Argh. Cannae resist wroiting somethink, mon. Bronwen, a nice Scottish name, obviously has foine taste. Dunnae wot the gel is gunna dew with your foine self withart yer lower half of lower jaw. Must be love if she is game to take yer foine self on without yer lower jar, mon.

14.01.2005 - Friday 14 January 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 10:55 AM
  Plenist or vacuist. Flaming heck., what does this mean? And yes, we still wave to all maniacs who are so foolish as to have a go at trevasssssssssing the goat track in The Wet. Is always a potential comedy( one can only laugh whilst going darnthetrack sideways) but is okay ...The Den (Lions Den HOtel) is a healthy 400,000 miles away. Yeah, okay , I exaggerate, but if you think I exaggerate...............The Wet EXAGGERATES. And I mean, ....really....10 inches overnight is pipsqueak and to be just mildly laughed at.

16.01.2005 - Sunday 16 January 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 11:00 AM
  Is called Owl. Flaps overhead. Frightens. Even macho heroes. Enough said.

21.01.2005 - Friday 21 January 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 11:29 AM
  Ok. Ma does not approve. Several years ago...."Ma look at us...." Yeah, okay. Not too happy about son and daughter risking necks in flooded creek, but being assured of "fun, is okay" by parents of nearly-drowned Ella/Shan/Kylie/Jade.....I posited myself at The Bend to see kiddies having fun. Heh, heh, little darlings thought I as I sat in the torrential downpours, watching with alarm (shove aside alarm. God is) as river (formerly called creek) raged....RAGED... "Look at us Mum, wave....etc" Okay. Sodden and apprehensive, I heard a distant collective shriek, which in about a split second became a full frontal shriek which lasted about a semi semi split second and in a blur and a flash, The Whole Mob sped past my designated spot with Immense Screams (which I, in inc
Comment by Mum – Saturday 29 January 2005, 11:37 AM
  Cant even finish the whole ordeal. Never will look again. The blur or screaming kids fanging past in a flash, all of the screaming (I guess it is in joy, thunk I weakly)....gah, dont even ask me to look again else it will be BIG MA and YOUS VERBOTEN (this was about 450 years and 400,000 grey hairs ago) He still does it. She also, when out here. I still do it. Sit at home I a widow, son widow yet?
Comment by Mum – Sunday 6 February 2005, 4:49 AM
  Why is this repeating? I say again, why is this repeating. It is repeating, and why is it repeating, repeating.

30.01.2005 - Sunday 30 January 2005

Comment by Kathryn – Tuesday 1 February 2005, 7:26 AM
  Moo Har Har
  This is a msg to let you know that Kathryn who has been silent for a bit now will be silent for a bit longer as i am on my way to Vietam on Sunday. After spending all holidays wanting to travel a friend and i finally got our act together and are off on an adventure. I hope that the needles the doc gave me will protect me from any nasties. And if anyone really wants to know i return on 26/2 and if you ask (may the forces of the universe protect u if you do) i will tell you alllllllll about vietnam.
  bye for now kathryn
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 1 February 2005, 8:03 AM
  Vietnam sounds interesting – I wish I could go overseas.

31.01.2005 - Monday 31 January 2005

Comment by Maz – Tuesday 1 February 2005, 4:02 PM
  You were lucky you caught the place at such a sane time. It was decievingly quiet last night. Lucky you weren't here tonight.

01.02.2005 - Tuesday 1 February 2005

Comment by Mum – Thursday 3 February 2005, 11:03 AM
  Their mother reads this. Chocolate...smooth and dark. A bit like lawyers. Healthy? Milkshakes...froth and bubble. A bit like yankee TV. Healthy? Wine and beer...indicators toward that state in which some of us find ourselves so disgustingly healthy that we cannot contain........which leads to Laughter. (Good old fashioned state). Is this "good old fashioned state" healthy? Will have to log off for a while until I can contain my belly rolls.....must be something wrong with me.
Comment by Mum – Thursday 3 February 2005, 11:11 AM
  Laughter is the best medicine. A good old fashioned pursuit

03.02.2005 - Thursday 3 February 2005

Comment by Maz – Saturday 5 February 2005, 7:47 AM
  You had better hope Hollie doesn't see how you spelt her name... That could be a death wish.
Comment by io – Saturday 5 February 2005, 2:25 PM
  My sister's cat is called Molly. What did you chat to Shazia about?
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 9 February 2005, 2:54 AM
  The weather.

02.02.2005 - Wednesday 2 February 2005

Comment by io – Saturday 5 February 2005, 2:22 PM
  Aww... Pretty.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 6 February 2005, 12:25 PM
  She is.

07.02.2005 - Monday 7 February 2005

Comment by Maz – Monday 7 February 2005, 5:43 PM
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 8 February 2005, 11:42 AM
  Beware the jabberwock my son. The slithey tomes that grimble.....
Comment by Damian – Thursday 10 February 2005, 11:11 PM
  Ned, I wish you would turn your hand to writing some fiction, some poetry, some sort of prose. Have you read any Roald Dahl stories?
Comment by Reubot – Wednesday 16 February 2005, 9:03 AM
  Ironically, SHA1 has now porported to have been cracked.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 17 February 2005, 2:27 AM
  Collisions are not particularly relevant to the security used here.

06.02.2005 - Sunday 6 February 2005

Comment by Jojo – Wednesday 9 February 2005, 12:59 AM
  let us know which one you buy and the reasons for it. i started research, but gave up when i realised i didnt actually 'need' it and therefore could not justify it... thanks

11.02.2005 - Friday 11 February 2005

Comment by trace – Tuesday 15 February 2005, 4:22 AM
  pfft she wasnt a vampire. i am the TRUE vampire. but she is just crap. yayy for awesomeness!

17.02.2005 - Thursday 17 February 2005

Comment by Reubot – Thursday 24 February 2005, 12:19 PM
  Did you get a job at ITS or something?

28.02.2005 - Monday 28 February 2005

Comment by Maz – Wednesday 2 March 2005, 2:42 PM
  HAHA. i didnt know you missed your stop.
  You convinced me to do COMS after i missed the first lecture, it had better not be too hard.

03.03.2005 - Thursday 3 March 2005

Comment by Maz – Thursday 3 March 2005, 11:14 AM
  It was not unhealty junk food. It was chips because I wasn't really hungry.
Comment by Lucas – Friday 4 March 2005, 5:03 AM
  Good luck in the project, i'm sure you saw us slaving over sprinklers last year!
  Key to doing well: have a good group. Unfortunately it is something you can't control. Individual brilliance can't make up for a garbage group.
Comment by Ned – Friday 4 March 2005, 11:15 AM
  That being the main problem with group projects – I do not want my mark to reflect the aptitude, or otherwise, of others outside my control.

01.03.2005 - Tuesday 1 March 2005

Comment by DM – Thursday 3 March 2005, 11:54 AM
  I see you hold Cat Woman in wonderfully high regard.
Comment by io – Monday 7 March 2005, 5:23 AM
  Well Catwoman did score like the anti-best movie of 2004. I liked House of Flying Daggers more than Hero myself, and Hero more than Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

04.03.2005 - Friday 4 March 2005

Comment by little bird – Wednesday 9 March 2005, 3:40 AM
  I heard through the grapevine that your ITS working hours are going to be cut back to 10 a week. This is shocking.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 9 March 2005, 6:22 AM
  I am not sure who you are, or where you heard that, but as far as I am aware, my hours have remained the same as expected.
Comment by Maz – Thursday 10 March 2005, 11:30 AM
  But what has happenend THIS week? :P

17.03.2005 - Thursday 17 March 2005

Comment by joseph – Sunday 20 March 2005, 8:33 AM
  hey bro,
  i was in that lecture too. what questions did you ask 3 times? i know one was asked three times, but i cant remember what it was ...
  ta mate ... as you can probably guess ... im currently writing mmy business case now ...
Comment by Ned – Sunday 20 March 2005, 10:14 AM
  I don’t remember, but I asked some personally during the middle of the two-hour lecture, and again during the following tutorial.

19.03.2005 - Saturday 19 March 2005

Comment by Graham – Sunday 20 March 2005, 11:53 PM
  How is WinMX going for you? Kazaa's seemingly lacklustre ability to do anything at all is making me lurgid. I intend to dispense of it and would like to know if WinMX is significantly better.
  New O'toole Project album 'Rockin in Bethlehem' out now at'tooleproject
Comment by Ned – Monday 21 March 2005, 2:19 AM
  Yes, it is significantly better, although not as simple.
Comment by Lucas – Monday 21 March 2005, 4:12 AM
  Yeah WinMX is heaps better. Bit of a crowded interface, but once you get used to it you realise how much better it is over Kazaa if only in terms of simple functionality (eg like showing what place you are in a queue).
  I still have both installed: WinMX and Kazaa Lite K++
Comment by Redbeard – Monday 21 March 2005, 11:32 PM
  I can't believe The O'Toole Project is being advertised on nedmartin. All the things I do on the internet to waste time are converging.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 22 March 2005, 10:11 AM
  All the things you do on the internet to waste time, are a waste of time. Get a life. There is a moon outside. Remember? Is getting full at the moment. Try to drag yerself out and away from The Screen and into the Real World.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 22 March 2005, 11:53 PM
  Perhaps you did not notice... but I spent all day away from any computers. I did, in fact, spend some time looking at the stars. The only time I went near a computer was when I helped someone at the party install a program.

20.03.2005 - Sunday 20 March 2005

Comment by mum – Tuesday 22 March 2005, 10:01 AM
  Enough "spare time" to watch "Old School" whatever that is. Might be just a matter of organisation. Including organising time out for yourself.
Comment by Maz – Tuesday 22 March 2005, 11:54 AM
  All the spare time is used up with planned activities. One of which includes watching movies like "Old School" (which really is terrible). Other activities may include girlfriends, irc, visiting people at college, travelling and holidays.
  We just need a few less assignments from the uni, like none, and it would be fine.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 22 March 2005, 11:48 PM
  I do not do uni work on Sunday. I do, however, watch bad movies.

24.03.2005 - Thursday 24 March 2005

Comment by Cassie – Friday 25 March 2005, 1:21 PM
  Pssh. I got up at 7.
Comment by Mum – Sunday 27 March 2005, 10:30 AM
  Oh dear, wonder what the whites in your eyes looked like?

01.04.2005 - Friday 1 April 2005

Comment by Mum – Monday 4 April 2005, 9:35 AM
  Do trains stop on April Fool's Day?
Comment by Ned – Monday 4 April 2005, 1:51 PM
  I didn’t come across any April Fool’s jokes, and forgot it was today until too late to do any of my own, unfortunately.

03.04.2005 - Sunday 3 April 2005

Comment by Mum – Monday 4 April 2005, 9:38 AM
  Gah. Bah. Freud ought to have laid all the stuff he had envisaged for others, on himself, and then we would have seen how screwed up he became. Poor fellow.

04.04.2005 - Monday 4 April 2005

Comment by Jojo – Monday 4 April 2005, 11:52 PM
  I concur, CSSE3004 is bad. simply bad. *shudder*

08.04.2005 - Friday 8 April 2005

Comment by krait – Thursday 14 April 2005, 2:59 AM
  Congratulations on not nearly choking.
Comment by Ned – Friday 15 April 2005, 12:05 AM
Comment by kathryn – Friday 15 April 2005, 11:56 AM
  today i turned 20
Comment by Ned – Monday 18 April 2005, 2:34 PM
  Happy Birthday! :-)

14.04.2005 - Thursday 14 April 2005

Comment by Maz – Saturday 16 April 2005, 6:52 AM
  A crappy group would really suck for this project.
Comment by Jojo – Sunday 17 April 2005, 2:41 AM
  Your group is amazing. it has all of the smartest dudes in the class. and i think your analogy of potential problems is good.
  we'll all know at the end of the year, eh?

15.04.2005 - Friday 15 April 2005

Comment by Mum – Sunday 17 April 2005, 1:02 AM
  Does Bronwen know about Slurpy and yourself?

19.04.2005 - Tuesday 19 April 2005

Comment by Dog – Thursday 5 May 2005, 10:32 AM
  update, Ned. PLEASE. We're dying...
Comment by Ned – Thursday 5 May 2005, 5:08 PM

06.05.2005 - Friday 6 May 2005

Comment by Maz – Friday 6 May 2005, 4:06 PM
  About your milkshake, an inside joke and about a sandwich. Bonus points for that effort.
Comment by Jojo – Saturday 7 May 2005, 12:18 AM
  Ned's alive. woo hoo. you hadnot posted in weeks and i was worried you had stopped blogging!
  CSSE3004 is silly isnt it?
  May i ask (and you may say no) what types of things did you discuss with Ken? course things or group things? Cheers.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 7 May 2005, 12:38 AM
  What did I discuss? I had reported myself as unsatisfactory. To quote, “Ned was sick and unable to work for several days during this period, meaning he did not complete his assigned tasks on time. He also had two other assignments due on the Wednesday preceding the Thursday that the Project Plan is due, and as they are worth 15% and 20% of their respective courses, as opposed to the few percent that the Project Plan is worth, he gave them precedence over his assigned tasks for the Project Plan. Due to the delays caused by his medical condition and the other assignments which he has got extensions for, he has also stayed up all night and, while he can’t say for sure, he suspects that other group members may feel that he is unlikely to do a particularly good job with his assigned tasks due to this. Fortunately, however, he has two litres of iced coffee and hopes that this resolves all his problems – Allah be praised!” Ken wished to discuss why I felt I was unsatisfactory, and how I should go about resolving this. I also had a marks complaint to resolve, some general course questions, and a little chit-chat about life in general and the IT department and helpdesk here in particular.
Comment by Mum – Sunday 8 May 2005, 11:50 AM
  Twas only a little while. He is alive and well. Allah be praised. (I mean this)
Comment by Clint – Thursday 12 May 2005, 1:07 PM
  Good to see you're better uleh

10.05.2005 - Tuesday 10 May 2005

Comment by Maz – Thursday 12 May 2005, 12:15 AM
  That is a perfect description of a psychologist.

14.05.2005 - Saturday 14 May 2005

Comment by Damian – Monday 16 May 2005, 6:10 AM
  Maybe in the rarefied world of academia a psychologist can live in a bubble of theories and assure themselves that psychology is actually a science. But where I work, the resident chief pyschologist attests that pyschology is IN NO WAY to be considered an empirical science (as opposed to an experimental art), there are no absolutes about human behaviour apart from certainty of change (or its' potential) and for all his expertise and so on, for all his carefully crafted assessment tools, and all of his skills and knowledge, etc... the poor bastard in the seclusion room at the hospital needs help, and there has to be something, even if it's just the effort, in place to facilitate this. That's a skilled person, accepting the limitations but embracing the intent.

20.05.2005 - Friday 20 May 2005

Comment by Jojo – Monday 23 May 2005, 11:08 PM
  the new rembo is nice isnt it. it gives you >30 secs to save and run away.
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 25 May 2005, 9:39 AM
  5 or so mint patties! ! Holy Mackerel, one is toxic.

19.05.2005 - Thursday 19 May 2005

Comment by Lucas – Tuesday 24 May 2005, 12:01 PM
  haha, so true about Ken! At least with Darren he'll tell you he doesn't really know how to answer your question and THEN go onto talk about something totally unrelated.
  I just hope this year for you guys they aren't 1/2 hour late for the exam like last year. They teach us about punctuality, time-limits, deadlines, and organisation, and then screw us like that! Nice for showing us by example guys! See my blog entry from a year ago for my bitch and moan:
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 25 May 2005, 9:36 AM
  Apart from the ins and outs of computering and all that jazz, the heavens opened up with something a little different for Brisbane and environs. Something to think about, apart from this and that person who give you the , er, um, shifts. Shifts of a different sort. The real world rains, hails, shines. Might as well enjoy it. Suffer it. It is all God. Whether or not you actually LIKE it. Ma

24.05.2005 - Tuesday 24 May 2005

Comment by io – Saturday 28 May 2005, 4:17 AM
  Those college students you speak of boarding buses on Upland Road; it was the ICC Pubcrawl.

27.05.2005 - Friday 27 May 2005

Comment by Lucas – Sunday 29 May 2005, 12:36 PM
  I've used oracle at uni for 3 assignments in seperate courses over the past 3 years and really haven't much troubles... well at least nowhere near the amount you seem to be having!
  Maybe the DBAs are on holidays...

01.06.2005 - Wednesday 1 June 2005

Comment by Maz – Thursday 2 June 2005, 4:11 PM
  I would have known some of my code didn't work if enough of the program had been finished so I could test it. Not being able to start testing after the deadline while I was working on something else.

07.06.2005 - Tuesday 7 June 2005

Comment by Lucas – Thursday 9 June 2005, 1:17 AM
  Few complaints? Students happy? What the?!
  We complained till our lungs were sore last year about not being adequately prepared for the exam in last year's course, and of course got nowhere.
  Still got an ok grade though, but it would have been higher if it wasn't for the stupid grade capping from the exam. Are they still capping grades based on the exam result this year?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 9 June 2005, 2:23 AM
  But did you complain officially? Everyone I know who is currently doing this course has a complaint, but I'm willing to bet none of them has actually put their money where their mouth is, and done anything about it. According to Ken, I was the first person to complain personally to him this semester, and according to Philip, there had been few or no other complaints. People have no problem talking, but few actually do anything. IRC is the perfect example.

03.06.2005 - Friday 3 June 2005

Comment by io – Thursday 9 June 2005, 10:41 PM
  I am disappointed, sad and emo that you forgot that I was also at the BBQ with yourself, Maz and Jervina.

06.06.2005 - Monday 6 June 2005

Comment by io – Thursday 9 June 2005, 10:45 PM
  Where did you get the green goo from? I thought the place you got it from was replaced by Subway now?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 9 June 2005, 11:36 PM
  One place was, another was not.

08.06.2005 - Wednesday 8 June 2005

Comment by io – Thursday 9 June 2005, 10:51 PM
  To the dark side young Padawan, fear leads.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 14 June 2005, 11:07 AM
  Is no problem. Light incense, blitzkrieg the area with Mahamantra, make the sign of the cross through your self, and relax. Repeat at night and morning, especially before bed (dont really need the incense) and have faith. The Name of the Saviour sufficeth.

10.06.2005 - Friday 10 June 2005

Comment by kathryn – Tuesday 14 June 2005, 2:42 AM
  i'm tired and don't feel like studing either. It's been a long time since i visted this site and it's comforting to see not much has changed. The side calender is cool. I have animal physiology and development exam tommorrow and i feel so under prepared and generally stupid. I cant wait for some much need holidays as well. I hate group work too. Good luck with it all.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 14 June 2005, 11:18 AM
  Am only typing this as it seems the only way to get a word to you as cannot get any emails to go. Anything that goes (this eg) will be in triplicate. Sigh. Hope all is well with you dear one. Will have to communicate via old fangled tellie phone until you get up here. Love Mum.

15.06.2005 - Wednesday 15 June 2005

Comment by io – Monday 20 June 2005, 3:47 AM
  Haha, so Kieran doesn't know where his keys go without laying them out meticulously in order?

24.06.2005 - Friday 24 June 2005

Comment by io – Wednesday 29 June 2005, 5:55 AM
  You have a DVD writer now? Which one?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 30 June 2005, 2:52 AM
  The latest LiteOn-IT/JLMS – I forget the model number.

30.06.2005 - Thursday 30 June 2005

Comment by io – Saturday 2 July 2005, 6:12 PM
  Oh gno a dog!? How was the woof-woof?
Comment by Ned – Sunday 3 July 2005, 1:25 AM
  We never saw the dog after running it over.

06.07.2005 - Wednesday 6 July 2005

Comment by io – Tuesday 12 July 2005, 2:13 PM
  Well done.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 12 July 2005, 2:43 PM

11.07.2005 - Monday 11 July 2005

Comment by io – Thursday 14 July 2005, 5:31 PM
  Aww.. How sad.
Comment by Ned – Friday 15 July 2005, 5:08 AM
  It is, but I am surviving!

16.07.2005 - Saturday 16 July 2005

Comment by Not Thei – Friday 22 July 2005, 4:08 AM
  There are 10 types of ppl in the world ... those who know binary, those who don't
Comment by Mum – Friday 29 July 2005, 10:28 AM
  Yah, Binary. Good bloke. Not bad by half.
Comment by Not Thei – Thursday 4 August 2005, 6:20 AM
  Me not a boi

10.07.2005 - Sunday 10 July 2005

Comment by io – Friday 22 July 2005, 5:18 PM
  I thought Bronwen was a nice little girl! :O

24.07.2005 - Sunday 24 July 2005

Comment by Aaron – Friday 29 July 2005, 8:44 PM
  Have you ever read the book? If so, did you enjoy it? I have, and I did, and I'm sure there's a place in hell for Steven Spielberg -- as if 'A. I.' wasn't enough to ensure that.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 30 July 2005, 3:47 AM
  I think the movie was OK – it just wasn’t a remake of the original.

25.07.2005 - Monday 25 July 2005

Comment by DM – Saturday 30 July 2005, 1:54 AM
  What installer program did you end up using?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 30 July 2005, 3:46 AM
  The installer I was having problems with was the Microsoft one.

26.07.2005 - Tuesday 26 July 2005

Comment by Maz – Saturday 30 July 2005, 4:07 AM
  Thats such a load of crap. But seeing I am doing the same courses it's handy to know the bullshit to spin.
Comment by Reubot – Saturday 30 July 2005, 7:36 AM
  The #4 level 1 free elective max is actually for the BE. Also, I assume you are going to get the Systems & Networks major?
Comment by Mum – Thursday 4 August 2005, 9:07 AM
  Good onyou Maz, whoever you are. "Superior understanding of human emotions, perception, and .. " whatever it was. Oh yes, perceptions, communication etc. Sigh. And you are doing the same courses? Poor fella you. Wonder what your Mum would say. Very much a whole load. Only life itself gives one any sort of "understanding".
Comment by Mum – Thursday 4 August 2005, 9:11 AM
  Understanding means "standing under" as in humble. As in "standing under" a learning experience or a life tutor and by life tutor I do not mean necessarily that which one meets in class at Uni. To "under stand" one has to "stand under" and be humble and to accept. Okay, that is enough to embarrass Himself and get me into trouble.

20.07.2005 - Wednesday 20 July 2005

Comment by io – Sunday 31 July 2005, 1:33 PM
  Well you could have suggested 15 minutes before I arrived...
Comment by Ned – Monday 1 August 2005, 7:30 AM
  But you insisted...

29.07.2005 - Friday 29 July 2005

Comment by io – Sunday 31 July 2005, 1:58 PM
  You seem to have a fair bit of luck running into young girls.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 6 August 2005, 3:18 AM
  Yet I never seem to have my pitchfork with me at the time...

05.08.2005 - Friday 5 August 2005

Comment by Reubot – Saturday 6 August 2005, 6:16 AM
  Must have been a pretty wild party to knock down a brick wall.
Comment by io – Tuesday 9 August 2005, 4:09 PM
  Les Miserables was also good.

06.08.2005 - Saturday 6 August 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 6 August 2005, 9:36 AM
Comment by Clint – Sunday 7 August 2005, 4:21 PM
  Mrs Martin - don't worry, your lovely son wasn't involved. In fact, we don't know who did it - it's a possibility that the neighbours did it themselves to get it fixed. The wall was 3/4 fallen down anyway.
  To prove that we're great and stuff, we had the father of a friend's girlfriend play brickie all that day (with suitable compensation) and the combined effort saw the wall up (in better than ever condition mind you) by 7pm that night. When you're a tad under the weather, there's nothing better than spending from 10am until 6pm in the hot sun mixing mortar.
  In other news, I think I have a lung infection.
  Clintos Pastonovik
Comment by io – Tuesday 9 August 2005, 4:15 PM
  I was also not involved for I was enjoying a live Les Miserables concert at the Schonell Theatre, UQ for most of the evening. Earlier, I only noticed one sausage get dropped.
Comment by Mum – Saturday 13 August 2005, 9:32 AM
   Clint. Have already heard from "lovely son" that you are "great and stuff". Hope so that all in all, your brick in the wall, is only just. Am impressed by io that only one sausage got dropped. Geez. Don't youze blokes know how to party? Salutations, Mum. wish to insert one of those awful smiley faces in here but this is really taxing my computer literacy.

02.08.2005 - Tuesday 2 August 2005

Comment by Clint – Sunday 7 August 2005, 4:25 PM
  Point of order - that wasn't the way I would have preferred. I have a complete inability to catch buses.
  Definitely not the way I would have preferred.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 7 August 2005, 10:25 PM
  I think it has a lot more to do with the bus than you. Expecting a Brisbane bus to be on time is an exercise in futility.
Comment by io – Tuesday 9 August 2005, 4:12 PM
  I must be an expert than, cause I have the ability to catch buses and city cats on even a Sunday. Multiple times - early or late.

07.08.2005 - Sunday 7 August 2005

Comment by io – Thursday 11 August 2005, 10:41 AM
  Lucid dreaming is fun.
Comment by Ned – Friday 12 August 2005, 6:43 AM
  Do I exist?
Comment by Mum – Saturday 13 August 2005, 9:41 AM
   was there a time
   when you were not"
   ...............Bhagavad Gita (1st chapter)

14.08.2005 - Sunday 14 August 2005

Comment by Mum – Monday 15 August 2005, 11:09 AM
  Really appreciate it, thanks Ned.

11.08.2005 - Thursday 11 August 2005

Comment by Mum – Monday 15 August 2005, 11:16 AM
  Heaven help those poor bods who were on the receiving end of such well thought out and considered tutorial as that what you (who were not there, as this day did not exist) gaveth them. Poor fella them. Or it could be that PHIL1000 (whoever he is) does not exist. Are there 1000 of him. Aghast and horror. I shall recline neath yon bananana tree (which does not exist perhaps) and swat aimlessly at mosquitoes which mayhap do also not exist, and scratch at non existants on my legs and...oh well, all that. Wonder how Clint of the brickinthewall ameth. All in all, was not too bad it seems.

28.06.2002 - Friday 28 June 2002

Comment by cool jump fun – Monday 15 August 2005, 10:28 PM
  i did the no fear jump to back in 94. i split my shorts open and filled my eyes with water,
  but the stinger trees dident get me
Comment by Steve – Friday 3 February 2006, 11:39 AM
  I lived in QLD from the age of 12 to the age of 16 (95-98). Most of my spare time was spent looking for trees and rocks to dive from. The tree to the right of Millaa Millaa Falls used to be good, but I was there from 31.12.05 to 17.1.06 and the tree is not what it used to be. Judging from the crack, I'm gonna bet I was the last person to jump (evacuate!) from that tree. I guess I'm a bit heavier now. Just before we hit the airport, we went to Crystal Cascades so I could see No Fear Rock. In no time flat I was checking depth and testing the same piece of rope I used all those years ago. You know, with the knots and bamboo handles? I bet you used the same rope. Did you know you can DIVE from up there without too much risk? On the other hand, a Japanese gent died jumping from there.
Comment by Steve Part Two – Friday 3 February 2006, 11:54 AM
  I guess he didn't check the water first. Another top spot is in Litchfield National Park, just outta Darwin. Anyone who dives can spot the good jumps easily. And the tourists love it. Anyway, sorry to take up so much space, just wanted to let you know that as far as I'm concerned, No Fear Rock isn't as dangerous as its reputation suggests. It all comes down to experience I guess. Cool site. Drop a line.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 4 February 2006, 2:36 AM
  Thanks. I am down in Brisbane now, and not aware of any cool water things anywhere. It’s very hot too.

17.08.2005 - Wednesday 17 August 2005

Comment by Mum – Thursday 25 August 2005, 11:50 AM
  Clint is "currently empowered with a car"? Holy mackerel.
Comment by ascian – Tuesday 30 August 2005, 2:25 PM
  There are actually beaches at Wynnum, trust me, I lived there for 11 years :) You do need to know where to look though :P

22.08.2005 - Monday 22 August 2005

Comment by io – Thursday 25 August 2005, 4:43 PM
  Haha I know what you mean about the Taringa 414.. bl.

24.08.2005 - Wednesday 24 August 2005

Comment by Maz – Sunday 28 August 2005, 1:26 PM
  Uni sux. Exams suck.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 28 August 2005, 11:44 PM

31.08.2005 - Wednesday 31 August 2005

Comment by Mum – Thursday 1 September 2005, 9:40 AM
  Holy Mackerel. Who are these mob? A rose is a rose is a rose. By any other name, it still smells as sweet.
   A blonde is a blonde (well, okay, maybe..maybe) is a brunette, a redhead, who cares. Under the exterior is another soul. A dog is a dog is a dog. A cat, etc. Look into the eyes of a dog and tell me that there is no soul. Fools, who think otherwise. Who are these idiots who are supposed to be your teachers?
   "Everyone listening is a thinking thing.."....???? a thinking THING!! A thinking THING!. Holy riot.
   I am disgusted. A cat would do the sensible thing (if brought in to attend a PHIL1000 test and (hopefully)_ piss on the nearest cable or electrical inlet and then settle down nicely to gleefully watch the ensuing mayhem. (Can an "entity" be gleeful
Comment by Mum – Thursday 1 September 2005, 9:43 AM
  And is "glee" a sign of soul? I applaud any and all of you who studiously or nonchalently ignore these so called teachers.
Comment by Maz – Friday 2 September 2005, 1:44 PM
  It was good for a giggle. If we were on acid we might have taken it all a bit more seriously. The problem is that we need to answer a tutorial question on that crap and all I remember is the stupid quotes.
Comment by Mum – Saturday 3 September 2005, 10:45 AM
  Just as well you were not on acid, lest you had "taken it all a bit more seriously". Commiserations re your having to answer a tutorial question on all that crap. Honestly, I sometimes wonder re those who are supposed to be your tutors/teachers/etc. Just guess it is a matter of getting the "have dunnit,gottit, here is me certificate" Do REAL mob put any real kudos on this sort of thing. Guess I dont know, living up here in the bush.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 4 September 2005, 3:06 AM
  He also claimed that anyone who did not believe in God was stupid.
Comment by io – Sunday 4 September 2005, 12:55 PM
  Then that must mean you're a genius.
Comment by Mum – Monday 5 September 2005, 10:10 AM
  I am glad he said that.
  God just is. Despite all the kerfuffle of discussion. Whether or not one believes in God or not, God just is. And that is that.
Comment by Maz – Wednesday 7 September 2005, 8:54 AM
  He's going on about soul-less animals who don't have emotions either. No doubt nuggets of information. Excuse me while I walk out now.
Comment by Kipps – Thursday 8 September 2005, 4:58 PM
  Why are you studying that trainwreck of a unit? Sounds like a disaster to me. Hell, your attendance alone is increasing that damn lecturer's ego.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 8 September 2005, 10:45 PM
  I think it is quite an interesting course – sure beats law or IT.
Comment by Maz – Saturday 10 September 2005, 2:16 PM
  Flipped a coin and ended up there. It is kind of randomly interesting and the room the lecture is in has wireless.
Comment by Ratty – Sunday 11 September 2005, 4:42 AM
  Write about how feminists suck - please? :P
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 14 September 2005, 10:53 AM
  Geez Maz, does this mean you are all wired?
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 14 September 2005, 10:53 AM
  <Ned: edited duplicate comments>
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 14 September 2005, 10:55 AM
  3 times the abo vementioned cameth uppeth. Holy riot, you must all be wired.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 14 September 2005, 11:42 PM
  Hmm, the comments system should no longer cache POST data, making it theoretically impossible to post the same comment thrice without actually rewriting and reposting it three times.

11.09.2005 - Sunday 11 September 2005

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 14 September 2005, 11:03 AM
  Beware the Cold Rocky my son, the lollypops that bite and and the slithey tomes.
Comment by Who knows – Monday 26 September 2005, 12:44 AM
  I can't believe that you would rather go to Wallaby Ck Festival than stay down here! I don't think anyone could even pay me to go there, coz it's as boring as bat shit. I wouldn't want to miss out on the hippies plaiting each other's pubic hairs. I guess different strokes for different folks.

10.09.2005 - Saturday 10 September 2005

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 14 September 2005, 11:08 AM
  Was my favourite James Bond movie (with Sean Connery, who is not as predictably snide at Pierce Brohaha.)

14.09.2005 - Wednesday 14 September 2005

Comment by Mum – Friday 16 September 2005, 11:14 AM
  Yes, nice Indian place at West End, but.....are you REALLY HUNGRY? It might be that you are a little devil and hate your parents. Yeah, okay, all that broccoli as a child. Sorry. Dont hate me. Broccoli is good for, um, good for, er, good for...something. Sulphur I think. Dont devils like sulphur?

20.09.2005 - Tuesday 20 September 2005

Comment by DM – Tuesday 20 September 2005, 10:12 PM
  I didn't notice that foyer monitor yesterday. I'll have to check it out today.

23.09.2005 - Friday 23 September 2005

Comment by io – Friday 23 September 2005, 1:00 PM
  Where was this display?
Comment by Ned – Friday 23 September 2005, 1:07 PM
  Parnell, along the wall facing Steele.

26.09.2005 - Monday 26 September 2005

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 27 September 2005, 10:24 AM
  "Something to do over the mid semester break"?? Far out. Might be better to make the break a real break and plunge into the Wallaby Creek, sit outside under the Far North Queensland stars in a non polluted sky and stir the embers of a good old fashioned fire out the back, and forget parsing and thising and thating. Watch the orbs spin etc. Cant wait to see you and be with you again.

01.10.2005 - Saturday 1 October 2005

Comment by Reubot – Saturday 1 October 2005, 2:36 PM
  PHIL1000 is really rubbing off on you...
Comment by ned martin too – Thursday 27 October 2005, 9:51 PM
  This is my first visit to your journal. My name is also NED MARTIN. Didnt think there were any others, but wow. nice
Comment by Ned – Friday 28 October 2005, 8:02 AM
  I guess there are a few others with the same name out there. Both the dot com and dot net versions of have been registered by people.

02.10.2005 - Sunday 2 October 2005

Comment by Ned – Tuesday 4 October 2005, 2:10 AM
  Testing the new client-side comments validation script.

04.10.2005 - Tuesday 4 October 2005

Comment by Maz – Wednesday 5 October 2005, 8:19 AM
  Hehe.. Last minute work on the car before a drive doesn't sound so.. reliable.
  Anyway. Uni work!
  1. PSYC1020 has a lab report due next tuesday. It has to be 500 words. I have the information you need to complete that on my laptop.
  2. PHIL1000 tutorial - I wrote down your name and he didn't seem to notice so you might still get the mark. LOL.
  3. PHIL1020 needs to be done sometime. I haven't done the textbook either so it looks like we're both going to be needing it at the same time. We might need to sit somewhere and work on that.
  You should also change your text at the top of this, "not longer than 185 characters MORE."
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 5 October 2005, 11:01 PM
  Sigh, back to the grind...
  Thanks though, I will have to get stuck into uni work.

09.10.2005 - Sunday 9 October 2005

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 18 October 2005, 12:00 AM
  I(that is me) think (if you dont mind my saying so) )and of coarse it is just two dam bad if yew due)):, that it is (saying sew)>>< ! (and with grate empharsis)) that I (and might I suggest, menny uthers) are grate full that that is< you am afraid? the end. BSecause we might (be, if one could dare sujjesht) that it mite be quiet naice that that is indeed (you am afraid) the end. Sigh.

14.10.2005 - Friday 14 October 2005

Comment by io – Tuesday 18 October 2005, 12:00 AM
  Well done with your achievements in your IT degree and may you reap rewards from your lack of sleep next year. I however hopefully am about to start a new degree geared around music or ARTS aka bludging.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 18 October 2005, 12:00 AM
  Thanks ;-)
Comment by Clint – Tuesday 18 October 2005, 12:00 AM
  Following your three years of studious study and achievement, I hope THE PLANE CRASHES AND YOU DIE!
  You have to admit, it'd be funny for the rest of us. Sort of.
Comment by Jojo – Tuesday 18 October 2005, 12:00 AM
  so your saying because they liked your demo and product theat you were allowed to go for 30 mintues of presenting.... and were not capped exactly on 20 minutes....!!!???
  this sounds interesting indeed!
  (as our group was capped right on 20minutes....)
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 18 October 2005, 12:00 AM
  I urge as many people as possible to complain about as many facets of this course as possible. I don’t think it was possible to demonstrate full functionality in twenty minutes without unrealistically reducing the spoken component—it wouldn’t be possible to both demonstrate and “sell” the product in twenty minutes, and given the length of, and importance attached to, this course, not being given enough time to demonstrate such a significant component is an insult.
  An “independent review” of the course is being conducted over the summer semester. Also, Ken is running the first year IT project (COMP1800) over the summer semester, and attempting to take over its running for subsequent semesters. He plans to introduce industry components into the course, claiming that this is better than the current academic manner of running such courses. I urge everyone to strongly oppose this.

16.10.2005 - Sunday 16 October 2005

Comment by Clint – Tuesday 18 October 2005, 12:00 AM
  aaaa+++ would read journal again

21.10.2005 - Friday 21 October 2005

Comment by io – Friday 21 October 2005, 6:35 PM
  olol - bl.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 22 October 2005, 5:07 AM
  What does that mean in English?
Comment by grape seed – Saturday 22 October 2005, 5:09 AM
  rtfm rofllofl
Comment by io – Monday 24 October 2005, 9:55 PM
  Sorry, IRC has turned me into a "leet speak" tragic. Please wish me to get well soon.

19.10.2005 - Wednesday 19 October 2005

Comment by Mum – Saturday 22 October 2005, 11:21 AM
  Mint pattie! Gah!

01.11.2005 - Tuesday 1 November 2005

Comment by Clint – Tuesday 1 November 2005, 5:17 PM
  Needs more milkshake.
Comment by Mum – Wednesday 2 November 2005, 10:11 AM
  Needs more shake

02.11.2005 - Wednesday 2 November 2005

Comment by Mum – Friday 4 November 2005, 9:03 AM
  Bad. Bad. I warned you to avoid dairy. Also, being an "old wife" i.e. me, the best thing for flu or colds or any flaming thing is cayenne pepper. And I mean overdose. It cannot do you harm and is even good if you explode with sweat and collapse sneezing etc. Put liberally in soups or veg or whatever. Ordinary supermarket cayenne will do . Is like a homeopathic dose of Vit C and Vit zeeee. Any mob reading this should try it. Double dare you.

06.11.2005 - Sunday 6 November 2005

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 9 November 2005, 10:40 AM
  Gasp. A "bag of yellow". A bag of yellow? Holy mackerel, yellow what?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 10 November 2005, 12:04 AM
  They’re cheese chips a little bit like “Twisties”, except softer and cheaper.

11.11.2005 - Friday 11 November 2005

Comment by Mum – Friday 11 November 2005, 10:38 AM
  Whilst the orbs slowly spin, and the world goes on.

12.11.2005 - Saturday 12 November 2005

Comment by Mum – Sunday 13 November 2005, 11:43 AM
  Individuals all massed in a porridge together make up "society", so whatever damage is done to one of the individuals or several of the flamin things, bleeds into the porridge mass of "society" and....."a little leaven, infects the whole stupid mob" (my version of The Script)

14.11.2005 - Monday 14 November 2005

Comment by Mum – Sunday 20 November 2005, 11:37 AM
  Clint spill beer? Tch.
Comment by io – Monday 21 November 2005, 1:54 PM
  Clint dropped his can of beer twice one afternoon a year or two ago. We were playing BITS Soccer.
Comment by Damian – Monday 21 November 2005, 10:03 PM
  Well done! Congratulations on finishing your exams, and your studies. You rock, Ned!
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 23 November 2005, 6:12 PM
  Thanks ;-)

28.11.2005 - Monday 28 November 2005

Comment by DM – Wednesday 30 November 2005, 9:38 AM
  Yes, but where can I find it (the amazingly special RSS feed)?
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 30 November 2005, 11:41 AM
  Try the syndication page (available from the top menu)

30.11.2005 - Wednesday 30 November 2005

Comment by Mum – Thursday 1 December 2005, 12:05 PM
  Congratualions. Will be lovely to see you soon. Dad and Sarah and I all very happy for you.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 1 December 2005, 4:41 PM
  Thanks ;-)
Comment by Tara (ratty) – Thursday 2 February 2006, 11:58 AM
  You are such an interesting character. I've commented before that I've seen you ALL THE TIME at uni and know who you are and occasionally read your journal. We are often on the same late bus to the city at night, and get off at the same stop (Quay St). Freaky, no? I'm not a stalker, but just interested in the coincidences. Was also interested to see how you put together your results from past years. Incredibly anal and yet impressive, because I am no less anal myself... mmm. I am rambling but you're interesting. Hmm.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 2 February 2006, 9:24 PM
  Thanks, I think...

04.12.2005 - Sunday 4 December 2005

Comment by B. – Monday 5 December 2005, 4:14 AM
  You’re an absolute fool. But, (and don't take this as encouragement in any way shape or form), what happens if you have a split personality. Can the jealous love interest be your alter ego? With a Shakespearian love-murder-suicide thing going? …
  It is pointless you having these complete journal entry feeds now. Because you’re hardly writing anymore, the text of the day’s events could practically fit into the one sentence grabs that you give in the normal feeds.
  Anyway, as you can tell boredom has set in at work, but I better go.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 6 December 2005, 1:44 AM
  Some are long, some are short. Somewhat ironically, the more eventful my life, the less time I have to write journal entries, and the shorter they tend to become. At the same time, the less eventful my life, the less there is to write, so the longest journal entries tend to occur when there is something to write about, but not so much that I do not have the time to write it.

03.12.2005 - Saturday 3 December 2005

Comment by B. – Monday 5 December 2005, 5:35 AM
  The lack of conclusion wasn't too much of a problem. The lack of any real story line was. He was competing in a competition that he was selected for inexplicably and the competition tests were long and drawn out but ultimately trivial. I am giving it 4/10ths of the book (which i haven't read).
  PS. why do you need to collect email addresses, so that you can send them on to a spamming database?
Comment by io – Monday 5 December 2005, 11:26 AM
  He wants to stalk you.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 6 December 2005, 1:39 AM
  There is no way of enforcing that the email address entered is correct, so in some respects it is pointless, but it provides commenters with a method of me getting in touch with them, should they wish, and tends to validate their identity.
Comment by reubot – Tuesday 6 December 2005, 12:36 PM
  Where's the relativistic review!?!?!?
Comment by io – Tuesday 6 December 2005, 12:38 PM
  Are you referring to ladder magic?
Comment by reubot – Tuesday 6 December 2005, 12:40 PM
  No I mean Ned's trademark rating system of rating movies relativistically against each other.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 7 December 2005, 7:28 AM
  It suffered from severe longitudinal shift, bordering on four excel spreadsheet pages, and became unwieldy, difficult to use, and irrelevant. Put simply, a true lie is no longer a true lie.

05.12.2005 - Monday 5 December 2005

Comment by Damian – Wednesday 7 December 2005, 4:37 AM
  Ned, please come to Melbourne. The invitation will always be there.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 7 December 2005, 7:27 AM
  Melbourne is definitely the next place I’m planning to visit. No firm times, dates or plans, but pretty soon after I get settled in to work and can get some time I’m thinking.

02.12.2005 - Friday 2 December 2005

Comment by bored – Sunday 11 December 2005, 1:36 AM
  Hmmm a suggestion. A mandatory preview button may make comments more insightful and well thought out. There isn't a lot of emotionally charged writing in this journal but still.
  Take this advice witha grain of salt.

13.12.2005 - Tuesday 13 December 2005

Comment by Maz – Tuesday 13 December 2005, 1:46 PM
  So it did storm? That's lucky. I was worried that my doomsday predictions weren't going to come true and I would like like some miserable bastard. Phew.
  Seems like a lot of trouble considering what you bought but at least the ice cream would melt less in a thunderstorm.

12.12.2005 - Monday 12 December 2005

Comment by DM – Tuesday 13 December 2005, 4:03 PM
  Congrats Ned.
  Or should I say Ned (BInfTech)?
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 14 December 2005, 11:30 AM
  Thanks ;-)
Comment by Lucas – Wednesday 14 December 2005, 12:32 PM
  Congrats Ned! Do you feel a little reminiscent yet?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 15 December 2005, 2:51 AM
  Thanks. I thought I would miss uni, or feel reminiscent, or something along those lines, but so far I haven’t felt any different—it just feels like I’m on holidays, the same as any other time. My life has been fairly busy though, the past couple of days are the first few I’ve actually had nothing much to do, and I suspect that I wouldn’t like that for too long—but I’ve got a lot of things coming up, so I should be busy again very soon.

21.12.2005 - Wednesday 21 December 2005

Comment by sef – Thursday 22 December 2005, 3:20 AM
  What sort of fan? Please include pictures of fan.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 22 December 2005, 4:22 AM
  Dimplex Turbo Tilt with Whirl Feature
Comment by Tom – Sunday 25 December 2005, 9:01 AM
  Congrats to both of u ^^ and congrats on ur graduation.
  I flew to HK right after my exam so i had to miss the grad ceremony of all those gradding this semester :'( I'll visit u guys when i get back ^^ and tell browen the new ipod sux >_< and that the anime is on the way >_< (i remember saying that last year...)
Comment by Ned – Monday 2 January 2006, 6:01 AM
  Thanks, and consider her told!
Comment by B. – Tuesday 3 January 2006, 6:03 AM
  Hi Tom
  Told, translates into sending me URL link to this page. I think it is way of getting me to read himself's journal.
  I'm not really an ipod fan. The only Mac thing that is widely used and I don't go for it (perhaps I just like being different). But $300+ fashion accessories aren't my thing.
  More Naruto would be greatly appreciated, but don't feel hassled. Getting someone else to source and deliver anime to me is lazy even by my standards.
  But yes come visit.
Comment by Maz – Wednesday 4 January 2006, 4:04 PM
  B: I think, compared to ned sending you here to be 'told', having someone else deliver stuff is fine.
  Ned: Good luck with the new place and if you need any help with internet sharing and stuff I'll be online.
Comment by Lisa – Wednesday 4 January 2006, 9:54 PM
  B: being the girlfriend of a nerd means that all information comes in weblinks. If he's going out tonight, he'll send you a weblink. You ask how his day was, he links you to his journal. Its just the way it is, its like the pony tail, comes as part of the package. I dont really mind it though
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 4 January 2006, 10:55 PM
  Thanks Maz. Just waiting on ADSL at the moment.
  Lisa: I am not a nerd! I am not a geek! I am an artiste! Google knows!
  P.S. Ponytails are superior.
Comment by Lisa – Thursday 5 January 2006, 1:45 PM
  You computer types are nerds. Don't take it as an insult. Remember our discussion on Maz's site about nerds being sexy now, which led to the whole geek points thing i think. And i dig the pony tail, I'm trying to grow mine too :P
Comment by io – Friday 6 January 2006, 3:45 PM
  *shakes head slowly*
  It's no wonder I'm trying to escape into an Arts(Music/?) degree. :-p
  thei: How's Bronwen?

19.12.2005 - Monday 19 December 2005

Comment by Mum – Friday 23 December 2005, 3:38 PM
  Alas, alas. Box of potato biscuit not good. Box of wholesome greens much better. Sigh. What shall we do with the lad?

17.12.2005 - Saturday 17 December 2005

Comment by Jojo – Friday 6 January 2006, 6:53 AM
  Where is the Globe? and does it have a website for screening times?
Comment by Ned – Sunday 8 January 2006, 2:58 AM
  The Globe is next to Brunswick St Station,

13.01.2006 - Friday 13 January 2006

Comment by Maz – Sunday 15 January 2006, 2:01 AM
  What did you do with bricks? Did Clint have purple hair at this point?
  Plenty of cold rocks here when they're left out in the snow.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 15 January 2006, 2:19 AM
  It’s actually not very interesting—the bricks sat on a piece of wood, which sat on a piece of linoleum, which sat on a layer of contact bond, which sat on a wooden backing plate, which sat on the floor. Clint’s hair had not yet changed colour.
Comment by Mum – Monday 16 January 2006, 10:54 AM
  Clint's hair not yet changed colour? Why not? Is Friday the 13th after all. The best time for one's hair to change colour. All by it self.
   Bat's toenails, witch's brew, eye of newt..
   Witches brew up here was a monster mud bog en route from my little job to home, which I did not even think about traversing, going to friend's place for the night instead. Don't think I shall ever become accustomed to "driving" down the road sideways. Two trucks had gone off the road on the same mud bog, on Friday the 13th, one of them perilously aslant, so I was not going to even contemplate it on a Friday 13th, not that I believe all that jazz, um, but then again......

14.01.2006 - Saturday 14 January 2006

Comment by Maz – Sunday 15 January 2006, 2:25 AM
  Maybe your cheese cutter that doesn't cut cheese would do a better job cutting keys?
Comment by Ned – Sunday 15 January 2006, 2:30 AM
  It couldn’t do much worse, although I don’t know whether the key cutter could cut cheese. How much cheese could a key cutter cut if a key cutter could cut cheese?
Comment by Mum – Monday 16 January 2006, 10:58 AM
  Happy 21st birthday Clint.
Comment by Clint – Monday 16 January 2006, 4:04 PM
  Thank you Mrs Martin.
  The story of the hair purpling is a bit of an epic - a lot like the Iliad really, except without all that dodgy homosexuality and with women's tennis and Tooheys Pils in there somewhere as well. Dunno about the whole Greece part either, although I think the tennis players were from Belgium which is sort of near there.
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 17 January 2006, 3:58 AM
  Clint has managed to survive, so far, but it is not known if the hair dye has managed to reach his brain, and if it can ever be removed if it has.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 17 January 2006, 9:28 AM
  Purple haze!! (For all you youngsters, this is the title of a Jimi Hendrix song)
Comment by Clint – Wednesday 18 January 2006, 2:08 AM
  I prefer 'Purple Rain', that wonderful movie starring (and perhaps scripted by) Prince.
  How come I can't type out his symbol on my keyboard?
Comment by Mum – Saturday 28 January 2006, 9:28 AM
  Wills or Harry?

20.01.2006 - Friday 20 January 2006

Comment by Mum – Sunday 22 January 2006, 10:33 AM
  Am interested in your promise to "view all the highlights for 2006". Wow. Aint even happened yet!

02.02.2006 - Thursday 2 February 2006

Comment by Clint – Friday 3 February 2006, 2:07 AM
  All hail Clint, finder and carrier of things useful.
Comment by Ned – Friday 3 February 2006, 8:56 AM
  …and owner of a GPS with old waypoints…
Comment by io – Saturday 4 February 2006, 3:25 AM
  You two are nerds.
Comment by Mum – Saturday 4 February 2006, 10:41 AM
  Good heavens! What was a queen sized bed doing all by itself out on the streets? What a score!

03.02.2006 - Friday 3 February 2006

Comment by Clint – Friday 3 February 2006, 10:00 AM
  Hilariously, Peter Beattie is spending a quarter of a million dollars of Queensland taxpayers' money fighting a piece of federal legislation that would have made this illegal strike nigh on impossible.
  Watch this space, kids.
Comment by Clint – Friday 3 February 2006, 10:04 AM
  I may as well make the obliguatory Joh and SEQEB parallel here, although I doubt Beattie has the balls to sack a single shop steward.
Comment by Ned – Friday 3 February 2006, 11:47 AM
  But you still won’t be able to find any banana or strawberry flavoured milk.
Comment by io – Saturday 4 February 2006, 3:19 AM
  When are you buying your next milkshake?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 4 February 2006, 8:18 AM
Comment by Mum – Saturday 4 February 2006, 10:46 AM
  On the subject of ridiculousness, people were talking today about a Courier Mail item re making paralysis ticks untouchable, i.e. putting them on the endangered species list, and potentially therefore, not allowed to be killed.

08.02.2006 - Wednesday 8 February 2006

Comment by DM – Thursday 9 February 2006, 1:21 PM
  Sounds to me that whoever "found" your pack won't be handing it in.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 9 February 2006, 10:00 PM
  I assume you’re right, but he may have dumped it as soon as possible, and someone might find it and alert the police… but it’s pretty unlikely. Still, it doesn’t hurt to try.
Comment by Jojo – Friday 10 February 2006, 12:27 AM
  Why were you covered in blood? i can understand sweet sweat and mud, dust, dirt and chalk - but where is the blood coming from?
Comment by Ned – Friday 10 February 2006, 8:53 AM
  I wasn’t covered in blood. I was covered in a mixture of the aforementioned substances, some of which was blood. For what it’s worth, very little blood was present on the outside of me, and what little was there was because of some rather prickly bushes, which appeared to be life saving trees in the dark.

07.02.2006 - Tuesday 7 February 2006

Comment by Jojo – Friday 10 February 2006, 12:25 AM
  oh. thats unlucky, i hope they are not university trained and thus unable to connect the keys and address and dump it after thier next fix.
  Damn thieves, they should cut off their hands like they use to....
Comment by Ned – Friday 10 February 2006, 8:55 AM
  It’s highly unlikely that my address was anywhere within my bag, but as I can’t guarantee it wasn’t, and as it’s not just me on the line—I live with other people—it seems better to be safe than sorry, which is unfortunate as changing the locks was more expensive than anything I lost.
Comment by Mum – Friday 10 February 2006, 10:41 AM
  Yes. Change the locks. Then rest easy. Jojo, a mob who lived in an Arab country had this poverty stricken fellow who house worked for them and one day stole something like a teaspoon, and this mob, thinking they were doing the right thing, dobbed this poor bugger in to the cops of the region. They cut his right hand off. For a teaspoon. This is a true story. The family were so distraught, but it was too late. This poor bugger got his right hand totally cut off, and that was that. Ever stolen a biscuit?

06.02.2006 - Monday 6 February 2006

Comment by Mum – Friday 10 February 2006, 10:32 AM
  Pomona. Where Tony lived. We used to go there for Sunday night or evening drives. Remember? A crazy mountain to run up.

09.02.2006 - Thursday 9 February 2006

Comment by Mum – Friday 10 February 2006, 10:45 AM

10.02.2006 - Friday 10 February 2006

Comment by Mum – Monday 13 February 2006, 8:23 AM
  Go Jackie!

14.02.2006 - Tuesday 14 February 2006

Comment by Mum – Friday 24 February 2006, 9:03 AM

01.03.2006 - Wednesday 1 March 2006

Comment by DM – Wednesday 1 March 2006, 6:34 AM
  I may be going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that "one" throughout this passage is actually you. (Shock, horror.)
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 1 March 2006, 3:16 PM
  One would have to agree.
Comment by Mum – Thursday 2 March 2006, 9:17 AM
  Yes, well. One wonders if thou hast actually succeeded in finding another person for your place? As far as Centrelink goes, why is anyone surprised? Only those who have not delved the awesome depths of the bloody place, could be surprised.

04.03.2006 - Saturday 4 March 2006

Comment by Jojo – Monday 13 March 2006, 2:04 PM
  Being an IT professional, did you silently (or vocally) mock all the computer screens and typing and code that you saw during the movie?? or was it true to life and 'what was on the screen is what you get' (ha ha) ??
  I haven't seen it, and was just wondering....
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 14 March 2006, 12:15 AM
  It is pretty bad all round—the technical parts aren’t particularly realistic, but there’s fewer than you’d think there would be so it isn’t really a problem, although the rest of the movie, unfortunately, is a problem.

07.03.2006 - Tuesday 7 March 2006

Comment by Mum – Thursday 16 March 2006, 9:32 AM
  Yes, Telstra are good mob. If one could see the jungle in which we live up here, and the amount of problems we all of us have with phones in the wet season, and much haranguing re Telstra, and the swiftness with which they come out. .... Well, and um, I really mean SWIFTNESS, as in they would have to be the fastest and scariest drivers on this goat track (and this after 10 inches of rain yesterday), but they earn every penny they get and hopefully cups of tea and what have you.) Whenever I have had a problem, they have been swift to help, and I mean, I am out here in the jungle. Also, Ergon. Which I refuse to call Powergon as some folks call them, who are missing their soapie fix for the night. YOU try climbing a power pole in the middle of a cyclone with a torch, from a helicopt
Comment by Mum – Thursday 16 March 2006, 9:38 AM
  Helicopter. (thought you had got rid of me, ha ha). I mean these mob have to access the powerlines via helicopter. And the Telstra mob access via mud blog and rushing/gushing creeks and puny bridges, etc. I mean, this is a large part of Queensland, and not many people in it so not much re rates, so not much money for local council to do stuff. So we all just put up with it. We wouldnt live here if we didnt like it. Okay, shall away lest son divorces me. Ma.

18.03.2006 - Saturday 18 March 2006

Comment by Maz – Monday 20 March 2006, 2:13 AM
  As funny as that all sounds, It's basically the truth. Although I don't remember ever being asked if they could chop off my legs because if they had I might have taken them up on the offer.
  And I don't remember being made fun of by Bronwyn but as I was very interested in why my legs and feet were very red I might just not have been paying attention.

13.03.2006 - Monday 13 March 2006

Comment by Mum – Monday 20 March 2006, 9:35 AM
  Argument about cooking? Doesnt she like 2 min noodles? No? GO GIRL.

20.03.2006 - Monday 20 March 2006

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 21 March 2006, 1:28 PM
  oooohhh. Wonder if is the same radioactive custard bulb that unfortunately sits in my soon to be left kitchen, which reminds me of every lousy roadhouse diner I ever had the misfortune to have to linger in, or alternatively..those awful cheapo Asian market places wherein one can get horrible greasy noodles for a price much more than they are worth. And radiation (from custard light, for free) Remember that light Ned? I loathe it. I will be so glad to leave it. It is a whole conglomeration of all that I intensely dislike about flourescence and neon and cheap asian diners, and loneliness and other unmentionable things.

15.03.2006 - Wednesday 15 March 2006

Comment by martin – Tuesday 21 March 2006, 1:32 PM
  What kind of job are you looking for Ned? Web development?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 23 March 2006, 11:19 AM
  I don’t mind web development as a hobby, but I don’t see it as a feasible career path. I’m interested in avoiding stereotypical IT support/programming jobs, instead aiming for a contract-based position in a field services/support/installation/technician role specialising in the hard to classify area somewhere between the IT & T and electronics industries.

02.04.2006 - Sunday 2 April 2006

Comment by DM – Friday 7 April 2006, 7:17 AM
  Belated apologies for not stopping by and actually exchanging words. Brian had been away all weekend and was itching to get back home.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 8 April 2006, 1:21 AM
  Not a problem!

10.04.2006 - Monday 10 April 2006

Comment by DM – Wednesday 12 April 2006, 6:49 AM
  Congrats on the award!
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 12 April 2006, 6:57 AM
  Thanks ;-)

20.04.2006 - Thursday 20 April 2006

Comment by Chris – Saturday 29 April 2006, 8:09 AM
  Chez Tessa is awesome!

03.06.2006 - Saturday 3 June 2006

Comment by Clint – Sunday 4 June 2006, 2:35 AM
  A great day indeed.
Comment by Ned – Sunday 4 June 2006, 7:54 AM
  I was going to add images, something far harder than it sounds the way I have done things, but instead I went house hunting.

30.05.2006 - Tuesday 30 May 2006

Comment by Maz – Monday 5 June 2006, 1:44 AM
  Were you trying to see how many times you could use the word "torch" in one entry or do you just like your torch? Torch.
Comment by Ned – Monday 5 June 2006, 2:07 AM
  I like my torch very much!
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 6 June 2006, 4:51 AM
  Torch song. Ever heard of it? Might be showing my age here. Gasp.

31.05.2006 - Wednesday 31 May 2006

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 6 June 2006, 4:54 AM
  Torch song. Something which does not necessitate long walks around the park. But rather short walks around the bedroom.

01.06.2006 - Thursday 1 June 2006

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 6 June 2006, 5:00 AM
  In an act of perversity, I just cannot resist writing this, for the benefit of others reading. This first day of winter up here (Cooktown area) has me descending into the "shove on a T shirt" for the later hours, but rest of the hours of the day are as usual. Shorts and singlet or skimpy whatever. Okay, one has to maybe pull over a sheet at night, haven't had to actually get out a blanket for bed yet. Hah, hah, hah.
   Yes, well okay. In summer's steaming stew you mob can be much more comfortagble than us up here. Girl's gotta have some recompense!

08.06.2006 - Thursday 8 June 2006

Comment by Maz – Wednesday 7 June 2006, 10:47 AM
  Test comment

09.06.2006 - Friday 9 June 2006

Comment by sef – Friday 9 June 2006, 8:09 AM
  The bikkhu of bushwalking. Such deliberate omissions, as opposed to our poverty-enforced omissions, have precedence in the mountaineering field: climbing without ropes and the ultralight mob. Both of whom you've said are silly.
  I think the idea is novel if nothing else, and while I'm not searching for a path to any single truth a multi-day walk under such conditions make for some interesting Zen. Actually, how about this as a proposal: the long-awaited night walk series using only $3 Everready torches?
  Bloody Hare Krishna wannabe Zen lunatics and their $70 torches!
Comment by sef – Friday 9 June 2006, 8:17 AM
  I also have an old $20 pack that smells like bananas, if you want to rid yourself of that brand new Cerro Torre :P
Comment by Ned – Friday 9 June 2006, 8:22 AM
  Without light, you can’t see. I very much like my new, and rather expensive, torch—though I do admire your head-torch’s ability to randomly turn off and not on again.
  I also quite like my new pack—I’ve already done the exploding twenty-dollar pack thing, I’m a fast learner, I don’t need to do it again. Besides, I need something large and reliable to put all my other unreliable junk in.
Comment by Maz – Friday 9 June 2006, 2:58 PM
  I think you're both silly. And arguing about it on the open interweb is just likely to make you seem like the interweb types. I shouldn't need to remind you about people that talk about what they're going to post on their journals when they get home.
  As for the rest of the description about doing it below a non-existant budget, its not quite so impressive when you think that you're just being a student, like every other student, and these are the stories you'll be telling people that you start with the line "When I was younger..."
  For fairness sake I'll post a comment on Clints too.
Comment by sef – Friday 9 June 2006, 11:25 PM
  God forbid someone puts something on the Internet other than "today was horrible, here's a poem". I fail to see how posting something original, previously unmentioned to anyone, places me in the 'interweb' category. It certainly doesn't place me in my own, and I'd figured myself to be one of the lone cynics there. Ned could have perhaps rang me to discuss his opinion on it - but, after all, the medium is interactive and cheap.
  If any discussion at all over the Internet is inherently 'interweb', not only do you indirectly legitimise the genuine wrongs of the content provider, but in making such a condascending statement in the same media context you set yourself up as sort of postmodern clown.
Comment by Maz – Saturday 10 June 2006, 12:50 AM
  I never claimed to be anything even half that good.
  I think the 'interweb' is a lot bigger than you think, definitely including all of us.
Comment by Mum – Sunday 11 June 2006, 2:31 PM
  Yes. Well. All sounds very nice and interrlectural. You go down the road sideways heading towards a bridge. Oh Zen. You try driving these roads after 18 inches of rain overnight. Very Zen.
  It is not that it is a heavy problem. We would not live here otherwise, it is just that there is a measure of flippancy about some Zen angst which makes me laugh. Geez. This is a paradise up here and the world doesnt know it. There is really something about going down the road sideways, with one's heart in the mouth, and one's teeth on edge and many unholy swear words emanating, and the bridge railings coming up FAST and......well, Zen is another way of saying AMEN. Keeps you on your toes. This is the best place in Australia and I dont want anybody to know it. Yeah, okay. biased.

11.06.2006 - Sunday 11 June 2006

Comment by Mum – Sunday 11 June 2006, 5:22 PM
  Good. Along with "guys", we can throw out "butt" and use "bum" (so vulgar, but at least Aussie). The total end-sonance of uttering that word is after all what happens when one lands on it! I would like also reinstated "drongo, deadshit, poonce, pill, drip" amongst others, as it is obviously descriptive of the larger population of bloody mongrel flamin barstard useless scungey mob of cretins who have somehow gotten themselves into control of what was once a country of ours.

01.07.2006 - Saturday 1 July 2006

Comment by B. – Monday 3 July 2006, 5:24 AM
  She and I, sounded so peculiar it caused me to become disorientated and find myself where I wasn’t. So in response to that question that isn’t here. Second Tense is talking to someone in particular, you, your, yours. It is considered a very aggressive form of expression, except for one on one conversation where it tempered by the fact of its practicality.
Comment by io – Monday 3 July 2006, 8:26 AM
  Hi Bronwen. :D Sunday Live is coming up in August!
Comment by Ned – Monday 3 July 2006, 11:48 AM
  I originally wrote for practicality, then fun, and now it’s become something of a chore—I “have” to have an entry for every day, so most of the time it’s rather forced. However, I do enjoy writing, and when I’m in the mood, and have the time, I like to think I write well—and have a bit of fun. That’s why I often write somewhat strangely—it’s boring writing everything the same, every time. “Bronwen and I” had already been used today, “She and I” hadn’t been. Had I been less rushed, I might have written, “They, the girl and the boy, ravished the chips—it was as if they hadn’t eaten since lunchtime”. Speaking of second person, I wrote an entry in second tense just a few weeks ago, 17 June.
Comment by Mum – Thursday 6 July 2006, 9:19 AM
  Geez. "He and I" go back 25 years, more or less. I am "Mum", guess I am another "She". Get over it. I also like to have fun with words. "Fun". Good old fashioned pursuit. You mob are lucky that "He" has time to even write about "She and I" or anyone. Obviously you take the time to read what is written. Why hassle about the little things. Get a life.
   Hi, "She". Hope all is well with you, beautiful lady.
   Older "She" xxxx
Comment by alfonzo banana – Thursday 6 July 2006, 1:31 PM
  Alice sighed wearily. "I think you might do something better with the time" she said, "than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers".
Comment by Ned – Thursday 6 July 2006, 9:56 PM
  “The adventures first… explanations take such a dreadful time”

04.07.2006 - Tuesday 4 July 2006

Comment by martin – Thursday 6 July 2006, 7:31 AM
  If you don't mind me asking Ned, what's your job? The readers of this blog need details to fuel their interest.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 6 July 2006, 9:52 PM
  It’s perhaps overly cautious, but as I do deal with private and confidential information at work, I’m keeping all work-related entries that specifically mention names, places, products, events, and so forth, in private entries. I don’t usually mind if my friends know, but I like to keep some separation between myself and the internet at large. The last thing I want is to be accused of inappropriately divulging private information, and I wouldn’t put it past people at work to read this.

02.07.2006 - Sunday 2 July 2006

Comment by Mum – Thursday 6 July 2006, 9:28 AM
  Ned a good fella with a hoe, trowel and righteous angst

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15.07.2006 - Saturday 15 July 2006

Comment by Someone – Thursday 20 July 2006, 1:49 AM
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26.02.2000 - Saturday 26 February 2000

Comment by Brent Marlow – Friday 21 July 2006, 1:38 PM
  Hey ned,
  Brent here.
  You may remember me from such groups as Q.
  How you going?
  I haven't seen anyone for a long time and you're the only one I know how to get into contact with.
  Feel special??????????????????
  I was hoping you have people's emails cause i want to know what people are up to.
  P.S. I've been working as a software engineer for the last 7 months.
  Brent Marlow

21.07.2006 - Friday 21 July 2006

Comment by Mum – Thursday 27 July 2006, 1:06 PM
  Congratulations Maz and Kieran. From Neds Mum. Good on you.

27.07.2006 - Thursday 27 July 2006

Comment by Mum – Thursday 27 July 2006, 1:17 PM
  Super misty en route to my job at Den at 5.30am. Super nice I reckon. Make a cuppa and sit wrapped in a shawl out the back of the pub and watch the mists evaporate off the Mungumby mountains from Helenvale. Beautiful. This is a paradise. Fortunate that most people dont know about it. Don't tell anybody, eh.
Comment by Clint's Mum – Friday 28 July 2006, 7:44 AM
  Hello Ned's Mum - we were up that way recently and had lunch at the "Den" and yes you are fortunate to live in paradise. We are looking at mudbrick cottage at Rossville - do you know of it?
Comment by Ned – Saturday 29 July 2006, 1:42 AM
  I’m not sure of the exact place you’re talking about, but we’ve lived in Rossville for a good few years now, so I’m guessing I’d know the place. It strikes me as funny that you’re interested in the same area—small world I guess.
Comment by sef – Saturday 29 July 2006, 6:49 AM
  Dear maternal parental unit,
  Please stop stalking my friends and the mothers of my friends.
  Kind regards, firstborn.
Comment by Maz – Saturday 29 July 2006, 7:06 AM
  Haha. My mum doesn't read my site. That might be something to do with it lacking interesting content. Either way it works out for me.
Comment by Mum – Monday 31 July 2006, 9:21 AM
  Dear Clint, I suspect that the "mudbrick" which was advertised etc. is in fact "Harry Ivory"s" old place, almost certain. If you want to know, ask Ned. His Dad lived there for a while5-4 )Please excuse explainables, they are CAT.....who is addicted to keyboard). Anyway, the old Harry Ivory mudbrick has been superly updated and added to and is apparently beautiful. I have not seen it, so cannot say. It is a really nice part of Rossville. All parts of Rossville are nice. Some more so than others. But then again, I am totally biased.
   Ned, Harry's old place was advertised recently, so am almost sure this is "the mudbrick" as there are not all that many "mudbrick" mob around. Anyway, hope so that this is useful.
   Regards, Kristine
Comment by Mum – Monday 31 July 2006, 9:54 AM
  Who is "sef" and what is he/she on about? I am "maternal parental unit"??? And I am stalking friends and mothers of friends??? HOly mackeral. And I am a "unit"? I think this sef is a unit. I dont have the faintest clue what he/she is talking about. And I really object to being called a "maternal parental unit" as if I am some th ing that is just slotted in and all that shit. There is no neat and tidy "unit" as regards "maternal". It is a sort of crazy go by the seat of your pants, and by the seat of your intuition. The seat of your intuition is really the go. How dare you call me a "unit", you total pill. .....Mother.
Comment by Mum – Monday 31 July 2006, 9:59 AM
  Oh sorry. Just realised that this is Clint's Mum. I am sure that this is the place I described above. It is a really nice part of Rossville. Get Clint to get you onto Ned, if yo are interested. The original mudbrick place has been much updated apparently. (I have not seen it as I have moved into Cooktown now), but apparently it is really beautiful. Best regards. (And next time, come and see me maybe??) Regards, Kristine.
Comment by Ned – Monday 31 July 2006, 10:42 AM
  “sef” is Clint. He is very weird and should probably be avoided, unless you are into anthropology, psychology, or similar pursuits. His “maternal parental unit” is his Mother. He talks like that because he is very weird, and because he is a nerdy geek type, who spends most of his time on his computer. Occasionally he goes walking and to the movies.
Comment by Maz – Monday 31 July 2006, 10:56 AM
  Correction, "to BAD, HORRIBLE, WOEFUL movies". I can't believe we sat through that one!
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 1 August 2006, 2:42 PM
  Oh woe, embarrassed.. look at tomorrows entry from me Sef, with apologies. And apologies to Maternal Parental Unit. (Geez, still cannot get my head around that one.) Parental UNITS? We are Units?? Pity we did not meet. Maybe we did. (Mater Pater Unit). I would have been the sweaty harrassed one with basket of wet sheets followed by a sheaf of miserable chickens looking for bread crusts. Or maybe you saw them (chickens) in the bar? More chance of chip crumbs there, faithless followers. Or maybe I was glimpsed with wheelbarrow full of sheets, snowey white, en route to cabins, fending off various wildlife with much profanity?Um, well, truth to be told, the profanity emanated from my self, and not the chickens. Um, er, well....Is wild up woop woop.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 1 August 2006, 2:44 PM
   Go walking
Comment by Clint's mum – Thursday 3 August 2006, 11:56 AM
  Hello Ned's mum... this maternal unit is none too pleased to be referred to as such. This maternal parental unit could also never be described as neat and tidy - creative maybe, eclectic maybe. Such lofty intellectual descriptions from those at great heights eg Sef are bound to fall asunder as one of my most redeeming qualities is a very long memory! The mudbrick cottage looks wonderful - the real estate agent rang us about it the day after we got home. Paternal parental unit and potentially disinherited son may go up and have a quick look. I am sure we will cross paths one day,
  Cheers, Michele. (potentially disinherited son's mum)
Comment by Clint – Thursday 3 August 2006, 4:00 PM
  All those long thirsty afternoons in the back of the car outside the casino...
Comment by Ned – Thursday 3 August 2006, 4:07 PM
  What are you whinging about? At least your parents let you have an open window.
Comment by Muml – Sunday 6 August 2006, 11:25 AM
  Dear MPU (Mater Par Unit), there is a great casino in Cairns (dont tell firstburden).
Comment by Mum – Sunday 6 August 2006, 11:49 AM
  Hello Michele, Will be nice for Pater Parental Unit and Firstburden (PotDisinhSon) to come up. Tell them to look out for chickens following wheelbarrow pushed by dishevelled woman in oversize shorts, flash thongs and awry hair in hilarious bun, exuding olde fashioned profanity of the varied "b"'s variety, if they visit the Lions Den Hotel. Twill be I. Maybe. If I live that long after my last sortie at the casino.

29.07.2006 - Saturday 29 July 2006

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 1 August 2006, 2:03 PM
  Well, I take umbrage at your choice of "journal entries" headlines, which in this case was "My super ex-girlfriend" which in my ignorance meant ex Bronwen, and I went into frenzy mode. What an idiot, what on earth has he done to necessitate the Beautiful Bronwen into leaving him, the total idiot, I will have a piece of him, just wait until I get a hold of him, the total idiot and many asterisks inserted into every second word.
   I rest relaxed. Now.
   I am having a lie down. How on earth She puts up with him is beyond me, but puts up with him She does. What a woman. And what a bloody pill. (he, being the bloody pill, of course.) Prawn, drongo, moron, etc.
Comment by Mum – Tuesday 1 August 2006, 2:21 PM
  dear sef, you ratbag. I now understand that it was your maternal parental unit you were referring to. With all due reverence of course. (Yes?) All those broken sleeps, all those nights wondering where Boy Wonder was, and Doing What. SuperMa! I thought you were some crazy who was gate crashing Neds site and doing a stupid thing. Hence my strong words. Now I know that you are some crazy who was crashing Neds site and doing some stupid thing. Heh heh. Hope so that Parental Unit enjoyed their stay up north. Next time give them my address, okay. xx Mum
Comment by Clint – Wednesday 2 August 2006, 11:27 AM
  Sorry for the confusion in the first place. 'sef' is my Internet nom de guerre, a bit like Ned's 'thei' I suppose although I didn't get to pick mine - one of my infamous ex-housemates had the honour there. I just run with the ball. Thanks for the comment on the house (it is the one on Colleen Ivory), I've forwarded it on to Mum who apparently can't re-find the original page. If you're interested in what the place looks like now, the real estate agent e-mailed some photos of the place to them that I can get them to forward to you. The world seems very small at times.
  Incidentally, my parents actually are units. Beep when they walk backwards and everything.
Comment by Mum – Thursday 3 August 2006, 10:57 AM
  Clint, okay. Is okay. That mudbrick on Colleen Ivory Drive is really nice by all accounts. Yes, the world is very small. I am wondering why your parents walk backwards and then beep. Is it when they see you? Is this a warning? Does one automatically feel that it is safer to walk backwards and beep when one sees you? Ought I to warn Thei?

31.07.2006 - Monday 31 July 2006

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 1 August 2006, 3:12 PM
  Try Colin Hay, "Man at Work", 2003 recording. Very nice, especially track 8. My current fvourite.

13.08.2006 - Sunday 13 August 2006

Comment by io – Tuesday 15 August 2006, 6:06 PM
  I disagree with you that the concert put me to sleep - I only entered the slow-wave cycles whilst I was coming off my green-tea euphoria, having not slept for a full 24 hours. I even managed to start the applause for the final piece.
  Raymond. :D
  (Also, come bowling next Tuesday: details on my "site".)

15.08.2006 - Tuesday 15 August 2006

Comment by Mum – Friday 18 August 2006, 11:38 AM
  Blue ribbon double chocolate ice cream! Good precursor to onset of deadly throaty lurgy. If you werent one of the "sickly residents" you ought to be by now, after scoffing blue ribbon thingo.

16.08.2006 - Wednesday 16 August 2006

Comment by Mum – Friday 18 August 2006, 11:51 AM
  Am annoyed. Typed a perfectly good 400 word "comment" which got wiped out by my cat, jealous over keyboard. Was a really good "Ma lecture" which would have been greatly enjoyed by Sef (he who is about to be ok) and Maz and other decrepits. Thingis, that if you feel onset of ANYTHING, garlic double non ice cream, plentifully sprinkled with lashings of parsley and cayenne pepper is um, well, the go. Mini pizza el oilio verboten. Geez. Some blokes got looks and some got brains. Leave it up to sefmazio et ors to decide which is what and all that. Maringinhansob
Comment by Mum – Friday 18 August 2006, 11:54 AM
  Am needing um email or etc re Corey. Want to contact and cannot. Can you help? Maringinhansob

08.08.2006 - Tuesday 8 August 2006

Comment by Mum – Friday 18 August 2006, 11:59 AM
  Do you know what "Omkara" means? In my Tibetan music CD of "Raising of a Chief" there is a song in which the chant is (what I thought was "OmTara" but on further listening) I think "Omkara" and it is such a beautiful chant/song, that I would like to know what Omkara means.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 19 August 2006, 4:02 AM
  “Omkara” apparently means “the vehicle to cross the ocean of life”

18.08.2006 - Friday 18 August 2006

Comment by io – Saturday 26 August 2006, 6:14 PM
  Yep - as long as you're breathing normally you shouldn't be spooked by anyone trying to surprise you on your bike. Running over them is kind of cool - I've had a few close calls before travelling at not-slow speeds but front brake is great. Also, something that I read on a cycling site which I didn't think of is pothole dodging methods - basically you don't look at the hole or it'll end up being a target for you to run into. Just look around it for where you're supposed to ride.
  Wow I wanted to rant on about something else but I've hit the char limit. Say hi to your mum and Bronwen for me.

19.08.2006 - Saturday 19 August 2006

Comment by io – Saturday 26 August 2006, 6:17 PM
  The waffles & fudge there are also sublime. I've been there about a couple of times now - ironically most of the times were with different choirs I've been in.

04.09.2006 - Monday 4 September 2006

Comment by Mum – Tuesday 5 September 2006, 11:43 AM
  Ohhh. Not good. Wonder why Citiband would be so stupid. However, this means that I get to see my son. Which is more than good. It is the best.

09.09.2006 - Saturday 9 September 2006

Comment by Maz – Tuesday 26 September 2006, 11:55 AM
  I'm looking for the song from the UQ ads that are on at the moment. I don't even know where to start looking for it.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 4 October 2006, 8:05 AM
  I haven’t seen a UQ ad yet—any good?

10.11.2006 - Friday 10 November 2006

Comment by Adela – Monday 13 November 2006, 7:59 PM
  So what ever happened to your interest in Neurocam? Only lasted for a day or two in 2004?
Comment by Ned – Monday 13 November 2006, 10:35 PM
  It seemed like a strange and weird idea, which interested me, but after some research it began to sound like a pointless Melbourne art experiment, so I lost interest.
Comment by Maz – Monday 20 November 2006, 7:24 AM
  Memo to Ned: It's not the 10th anymore.
Comment by Ned – Monday 20 November 2006, 10:06 AM
  By the powers–you’re right! I shall update this.

15.01.2007 - Monday 15 January 2007

Comment by io – Monday 15 January 2007, 7:14 AM
  Also, you really need that "remember me" feature that Maz has on his site.

30.03.2007 - Friday 30 March 2007

Comment by krait – Sunday 1 April 2007, 1:51 AM
  Hmm, your rss feed said come here to read the article because of the addition of photos, but I don't see any... Additionally, the length of the entry is actually *shorter* than the message in your feed redirecting me here ;)
Comment by Ned – Sunday 1 April 2007, 12:56 PM
  That is true. No photos here explicitly, but photos in various entries now, which, mostly due to needing cookies, can’t be put into RSS. Also, I enjoy the design of my sites, and RSS defeats the purpose of that.
Comment by Maz – Monday 2 April 2007, 5:45 AM
  RSS would only defeat the purpose if by reading it, people were not encouraged to visit the site for some reason or another. Perhaps you should have something that says [image removed] or something so people come here to see the images.
  Maybe having something that says more than "Went to cold rock" too? And as Krait has shown, the rss actually gets people to visit the site, (thus not defeating the purpose of design).
Comment by Ned – Monday 2 April 2007, 8:38 AM
  That is essentially what it does now–it basically says “image removed”. If nothing else, it’s an experiment, and, not to sound provocative, the reason today’s entry is so short is that the rest is hidden as it involves work. People with a login can read it.

29.03.2007 - Thursday 29 March 2007

Comment by Maz – Monday 2 April 2007, 5:46 AM
  Make a new label for it that says "Radiation king" or something?
Comment by Ned – Monday 2 April 2007, 8:39 AM
  Exactly why it has that label I don’t know. Nearly everything is labelled. That’s what happens when you let people work all night and leave labellers lying around.
Comment by Maz – Thursday 5 April 2007, 1:23 AM
  Yeah. We have a few Dymo labellers here and have a similar problem but people don't have such a sense of humour. Or I just don't get the insider jokes.

02.04.2007 - Monday 2 April 2007

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 4 April 2007, 8:08 AM
  I am that I am. Which cometh from the Holy Bible, and is God describing Himself. Or if you prefer, Jesus.s description, much more blunt and to the point in regard to the is "is" is, which was a succinct and overt pointer to finding out if is "is". "GO TO NOW" So, if you want to know if is "is", you will have to go to where Jesus Christ bloody well points you. Which is to go to NOW. I mean, right NOW.

04.04.2007 - Wednesday 4 April 2007

Comment by Maz – Wednesday 4 April 2007, 9:53 PM
  Yet Clint and yourself returned, single. Typical. :P
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 4 April 2007, 10:25 PM
  I want an oracle with nipples. One that can predict Lotto results.

06.04.2007 - Friday 6 April 2007

Comment by io – Saturday 7 April 2007, 8:11 PM
  Wow I saw that brief rainbow at that time too; although it wasn't so pretty from the UQ Tennis Courts. Unfortunately, msngirl couldn't see it through the trees and thought that I was trying to distract her when I said "Look rainbow!". Random fact: some rainbow website tells me that (horizon-horizon) rainbows aren't actually that common - makes sense cause you need sun to be low, and rain to be in front of sun, and sun to be beneath cloud.
  All that said, very nice pic - what settings did you use? I think the last time I tried to take a photo of a rainbow; I was about 12 and wasted a bit of film on the reel.

19.04.2007 - Thursday 19 April 2007

Comment by Maz – Thursday 19 April 2007, 11:47 AM
  You never asked me if I wanted to go see it. So if anything I should feel left out.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 19 April 2007, 11:48 AM
  Yes I did.
Comment by Mum – Friday 20 April 2007, 2:30 PM
  Grow up. Both of you.
Comment by Maz – Wednesday 25 April 2007, 2:44 AM
  He started it!
Comment by Mum – Friday 27 April 2007, 9:30 AM
  Oh,well. Things collapsing over the planet hither and yon. One does not want to agitate over nothings. A missed appointment....oh sorrow....?? Has either of you lost a limb. I mean, get real.

18.04.2007 - Wednesday 18 April 2007

Comment by Mum – Friday 20 April 2007, 2:22 PM
  For goodness sake. You wouldnt need the bloody multivitamins if you gave up the toxic chocolate milk and the mexican dip and the etc etc. Why dont you get yourself one of those papers which actually tell you what the toxins and additives are in all that crap you are eating. One cannot hope to maintain reasonable health whilst eating all that crap.
  As far as the sleeping hours go...It is like a coiled spring. When one is overtired (or stressed) and one finally gets an early night, the coils begins to unwind, but it takes a little one oft times feels more tired after "an early night" but is only the beginning of the unwinding.
  Is always best to try to have as early a night as possible as the mind and also the spirit are more alive so to speak in the early am. It is also a time when one can have a little china blue slice of solitude in the hectic ness of city life.

25.04.2007 - Wednesday 25 April 2007

Comment by Mum – Saturday 5 May 2007, 9:12 AM
  What? Twenty dollars and several minutes later. If this is artistic license, designed to make your journal "interesting", well.... Your Mum reads your journal, and it gets up my nose that you write these things which worry me, as if they are just ordinary things. You ought to feel guilty for writing things that are potentially horrible in an offhand and casual manner, just to make you "cool" whatever the hell that is. I am very cross with you. I can only assume the 2 backpackers you saw attempting to kill each other werent besmattered with blood, although if they were it might have made your journal today a little less bland. And a little more interesting to the mob who log in or on or whatever it is that people log onto who have nothing more interesting or educational to do
Comment by Mum – Saturday 5 May 2007, 9:13 AM
  Get a life.
Comment by Mum – Saturday 5 May 2007, 9:16 AM
  All of you
Comment by Mum – Monday 7 May 2007, 7:26 AM
  Sorry. An extreme reaction. Just scared me a bit. I live in the most beautiful part of Australia, where no one locks their car or even their house, well, most of us. Is a bit scarey the things that can happen in the big bad cities. Anyway, Mums will always be Mums and who of you do not stiffen when Ma uses "that" voice. You should not have stolen all those biscuits and sneaked out that night, etc. Did you really think Ma did not know, having " been there, done that". This is addressed to anyone who reads this. Is okay. Is actually love and concern for all you ratbags who have Mum at home, worrying, loving. Thank goodness that He can erase any of my comments that embarrass him. This will, no doubt, be one. Peace

17.05.2007 - Thursday 17 May 2007

Comment by io – Thursday 17 May 2007, 3:10 AM
  Welcome to io's daily living tip #4228: “How to exacerbate your stomach's flipping after not-enough-sleep”. First, begin by reading this above entry.
Comment by Ned – Thursday 17 May 2007, 7:37 AM
  What comes next?
Comment by Mum – Friday 18 May 2007, 7:22 AM
  Mum comes next! Yoghurt, spicey whatever, followed by lamingtons? Lamingtons? LAMINGTONS? Holy mackerel. Who in their right brain would even poke a stick at a lamington? The yoghurt would have been curdled by the spicey whatever, the corn chips would have been nothing which is what they taste like, but the lamingtons.....well. They taste and look like some sort of depraved sponge mattress dipped in pretending chocolate. Rolled in pretending coconut dessicate. Geez. Good luck with the Thai green curry.

16.05.2007 - Wednesday 16 May 2007

Comment by Mum – Friday 18 May 2007, 7:06 AM
  Anyone ever seen an old movie called "Soylen Green" or perhaps "Soylent Green"? With Charleton Heston?? Was a futuristic movie, wherein everything was kaput and when older folks or anyone at all, wanted to "out" they would be taken to this place and as they were dying or being deaded, they would get a glimpse of this lovely planet earth with waterfalls, green grass, birds, etc. which did not exist (in the movie) and then they were "out". This movie scared me half to death. But I did not know about God then.
Comment by Ned – Friday 18 May 2007, 7:17 AM
  I have seen that.
Comment by anon – Tuesday 26 June 2007, 9:01 AM
  I hope it wasn't kfc from the myer centre, because the chicken there contains ghb!

26.02.2007 - Monday 26 February 2007

Comment by anon – Sunday 27 May 2007, 3:17 AM
  I'm not surprised it nearly killed you. Alot of food and drink at the myer centre contains ghb!

20.05.2007 - Sunday 20 May 2007

Comment by Mum – Monday 28 May 2007, 12:43 PM
  Well, has been a bit of a smallish blast of rain up here. Just a small smidgeon of a sort of a blast of rain. Better than no thing. Look, this is the rainforest, and we are looking at drought. Drought? In the rainforest? We have had the worst lousiest "Wet" season. Puny. You all have to think further than your felafal source. Your felafel is after all WHEAT predominantly, and you and I and all of us are stuffed if the Australian wheatfields are again struck by drought, again. Again. Have mercy. The highest suicide rates in Australia are in the rural sector. Farmers sons, or sons, of sons, who cant do it any more.
Comment by Mum – Monday 28 May 2007, 1:28 PM
  Okay. I am using this as a forum. Knowing that Ned can nix it as he sees fit. Is okay. Just to keep it in focus. We are looking Up Here, at Canberra mob telling us what to do with our rivers, OUR rivers, our land, OUR land, and how to do it, and where and when. From a desk in Canberra. Get real.

24.05.2007 - Thursday 24 May 2007

Comment by Mum – Thursday 31 May 2007, 12:50 PM
  2nd movie, Caribbean was total crap. If it had not had Johnny Depp in it, it would not have been worth watching at all. Octopuiii. Bah, humbug. Hope so the third movie is better.

07.06.2007 - Thursday 7 June 2007

Comment by io – Friday 15 June 2007, 9:07 PM
  That's pretty cool. I wonder if that'll happen to me soon as well, I'm starting to catch cabs more often as well.

22.06.2007 - Friday 22 June 2007

Comment by io – Friday 22 June 2007, 12:00 PM
  I'm the creepiest Asian I know - if you need extra firepower, you know who to /query! I think the other Asians get a little scared. It must be my haircut.

21.06.2007 - Thursday 21 June 2007

Comment by io – Friday 22 June 2007, 12:03 PM
  Most cool of all, is this post. You should highlight it.
Comment by Mum – Monday 2 July 2007, 11:37 AM
  It is true. Tinny, computer, sea rollicking,dolphin torch, which was actually dropped overboard at some stage, the home base of saidfriend only accessi ble by sea. You think the bloke exaggerates? Well, only a little.
Comment by Mum – Monday 2 July 2007, 2:55 PM
  Value cops harrassing your motorbike without necessary paperwork more than the sunset which was the result of the run of motorbike, legal or illegally made? Bah!! Anti Chinese helicopter bases,tanks hiding in the desert on the Pakistani/Indian border and the fighter jets flying over old castles in Rajasthan far "cooler" than WHAT? The aeons society surrounding them. Surrounding them, as in surround. Get real.
Comment by Mum – Monday 2 July 2007, 3:03 PM
  You sashay in as a tourist. You know nothing. You are not invited to know anything. You do what is cool or not cool. What is cool or not cool is dictated and alloted by the indigineous locals. Whether or not you choose to like or not like the local sunset is of no consequence to them. You got rupee, goodfella.!! Em tasol

07.07.2007 - Saturday 7 July 2007

Comment by Mum – Wednesday 1 August 2007, 10:26 AM

03.11.2007 - Saturday 3 November 2007

Comment by hg – Saturday 10 November 2007, 3:40 PM
  First for some reason adsense has decided that autism ads are relevant for this web page. I wonder why?
  Secondly a meta comment that is less relevant then the above - good work on the photo popup. Like it. Can I use that here?

16.11.2007 - Friday 16 November 2007

Comment by Lloyd Fulton – Thursday 28 February 2008, 10:32 AM
  Hey Ned been reading through you journal and I am impressed with the pic's think they are really good. Especially the the Landscape/Panaramic ones. Can you tell what Camera and Lens combination you use.
Comment by Ned – Friday 29 February 2008, 5:00 AM
  Thanks for the compliment. Camera has varied, but mostly a Canon 400D. Lenses vary. Usually a Canon 50mm f/1.8, Canon 17-50 f/2.8IS or Sigma 70-200 f/2.8DG.

02.12.2007 - Sunday 2 December 2007

Comment by io – Saturday 12 April 2008, 3:39 AM
  The ubiquitous milkshake makes materializes in Hobart!

06.12.2007 - Thursday 6 December 2007

Comment by io – Monday 12 May 2008, 11:42 PM
  Yep that colour is vibrant brilliance.

05.03.2008 - Wednesday 5 March 2008

Comment by io – Sunday 30 November 2008, 7:09 PM
  From previous day: "…and emerges back into sanity."
  Sorry to interject, but "Bought rollerblades" is sanity?
  "..Woolworths, KFC, and Hungry Jacks for dinner, then did a little rollerblading practice. They are probably one size too big."

28.03.2008 - Friday 28 March 2008

Comment by io – Sunday 30 November 2008, 7:15 PM
  Ah! Now I remember what I did this year!

22.04.2008 - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Comment by io – Friday 12 December 2008, 6:10 PM
  lol oops!

25.04.2008 - Friday 25 April 2008

Comment by io – Friday 12 December 2008, 6:12 PM
  You've got the "Morning" and "Night" swapped! TocH was before parade, and also before dawn service!!

14.07.2008 - Monday 14 July 2008

Comment by Reubot – Saturday 31 January 2009, 8:41 PM
  Given up Ned?
Comment by Ned – Friday 13 February 2009, 8:41 AM
  Nah, still going. Just slow. Lots of other things have got in the way.

17.08.2008 - Sunday 17 August 2008

Comment by io – Thursday 19 February 2009, 4:53 PM
  You were at Sunday Live, obviously!
  I think..

14.11.2001 - Wednesday 14 November 2001

Comment by Ned – Thursday 19 April 2012, 12:44 PM
  I was sitting with Dale. The friend who was hit was Silas.

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