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    • Heh.

      7 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      So I mention Nullas III and somehow didn't expect people to ask me what went on? Silly Silly Baz.

      Lots happened. one of the stand-out events in my mind was at the start of the con. I had just gotten off the bus to the convention centre and decided to check in to the convention first. Good thing I did too, because I'd just gone past the main desk and was about to walk past the group of people camped on the couch when I saw them talking to an old guy. Strange, why come to a con to stand outside of it talking to an old guy talking about the sword he made...

      Oh. Oops. That would be Terry. My surprised realisation got a cheeky grin from a couple of people already sitting there. So I stood and listened to him talk about making the sword while going through the goody bag I had gotten. I hope Terry doesn't think poorly of the idiot reading the program in front of him while talking....... Oops again.

      As people kept filing in, more and more people noticed us there and it got to the point that we were blocking the entrance to the hall and everyone was hanging around. Leading to many jokes about "Hey, let's have the convention here" and in the background people already in the con at the earlier events blissfully unaware of what was happening out the front.

      But it basically just became a big conversation, We all asked Terry questions of course, but he asked us a couple too. Was cool.

    • Bad Habits

      7 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      So. Oops. This past weekend I was at Nullas Anxietas III. Probably should have mentioned that before I left instead of after, I note I've done that a couple of times recently.

      It was epic. To say the very least.

    • OH, Knew I forgot something

      7 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      In Addendum to the last journal post? My flickr stream now has more images of one of the other buildings they did the light show on. Click Here!

    • What have I been upto recently?

      7 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      Very little, but I was driving around when I saw this building I used to work at/around was looking more glow in the dark than usual, so I stopped by and grabbed a couple of photos. There were other buildings in the area that had the same thing set up, but I wasn't happy with the other shots I took, so I'm going to go back and take some more photos tomorrow night, but in the meantime, enjoy the ones I took that didn't suck and thus got posted online.

    • Still Can Not Stop The Signal

      7 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      So not everyone may lurk the Browncoats thread or have heard of Patrick Rothfuss, though I figure most of the people on my friends list already heard this elsewhere too.... but I figure I have to spread the word anyway.

      blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2011/02/an-open-letter-to-nathan-fillion/
      helpnathanbuyfirefly.com/

    • Year, That Time Of

      8 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      Happy planetary armageddon and co-incidentally, baby in a barn it Must Be A Sign day. smiley0.gif

      (Merry Christmas All)

    • NaNoWrimo

      8 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      For those of my "friends" based in cornwell/Truro doing Nano? Stop writing damn you. I say this on behalf of the canberra region. Whom which you've stolen our writeful position at the top!

    • Can Not Stop The Signal!

      8 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      So. Music Fans and Browncoats, and those lucky enough to be both? You need to hear THIS right now. No, Seriously.

    • New Video... aka *BUMP*

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      LorD_BaZ

      www.ironmaiden.com/thefinalfrontier/

      Single version of the new albums opening track and a video clip for it. Heavily featuring the new Eddie.

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    • Madness this way lies...

      8 years ago

      LorD_BaZ

      A journal? Uh oh... A serious one? Run awaaaay smiley11.gif

      Who am I kidding, I'm never serious smiley0.gif . Anyway, basically I've had a fucked up sleep schedule for a long time now. The key-word here is inconsistency and perhaps even a slight fear of sleep, (Which is unlikely, but Dunno) but basically it's been getting to a point where I basically am awake all night and asleep all day, and if I DO manage to get back into a "normal" sleep habit, some odd occurence happens about a week or so later and I'm back to the stupid hours. It normally creeps in, ie; for the first few nights I'll crash at midnight, then for the next couple of nights I'll find something to do and crash at 1-2am and then after that I'm crashing at 5am and waking at 5pm.

      Negated recently because I've been doing night-shift work (kinda) and waking up after I start work is the best way not to keep a job.

      So I'm trying something weird. It might not work, it might work. Either way, gonna see if I can FORCE a weird habit for a couple months and maybe ease back into a "normal" schedule that I can keep, and hell this is atleast a better idea than "Fuck, I'll pull an all-nighter and crash midnight the next day" Which actually works... for about three days.

      So for the time being I'm trying a 9-3 schedule. Nine Hours awake, three hours down. I know from experience that I work best with about 7 hours sleep, so maybe if I can focus that into two three hour naps, I can have the worst of both worlds. smiley8.gif

      So, I fell asleep at midnight and woke up at 3am. Which is a surprise given my track record, I think the unusually busy night at the bar across the street may have interfered a bit. Stay awake till lunch-time, have a big lunch at 11 and crash till 3pm, then wake till Midnight and rinse repeat.

      We'll see what happens. Should be interesting. I might even force myself to actually USE this journal regularly(HAHAHA... no smiley12.gif )

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    • Jalnor

      6 years ago

      Given up on the Game of Death? smiley8.gif

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        This round serenity valley falls again. Next round however? I do beleive we should take it to the other enemy first smiley11.gifsmiley0.gif

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      oooooohhhh...

      No I was not aware of that!

      Although I did hear a song the other day that I thought strangely like them. In light of this, maybe it was them?

      I will have to look it up.

      Thanks for letting me know! :)

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        Yeah, that is a good point...

        I will listen to their songs and see if it comes up. If so, I will definitely (and sheepishly) let you know ;)

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Well, in this case it'd mean we figured out what song it was, even if it was a tea-party song, so I might be able to forgive you for that...

        We'll probably never know though. Ah well :P

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        hahaha. That would be quite funny. Listening to their music and it comes on...

        "It's the yeti song! IT DOES EXIST!"

        *Dances around, then realises I shouldn't because I forgot it was their song in the first place*

        :P

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Great. It's like the musical version of a Yeti. You swear it exists and said you swore you heard it once... and yet no proof exists.

        What if it WAS a Tea Party song that you've forgotten about? That would be hilarious.

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        Yeah, I am not sure who it was. They sounded decent, whoever it was. At least, that song did. :)

        I think I heard it while I was driving, but I was skipping and changing radio stations, so I don't even know what channel it was on. Could have been anything really. :P

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Indeed. I wonder who it was though. I never really did hear many bands like The Tea Party, well no good ones anyway.

      • MineIsAnEvil

        6 years ago

        Okay, must have just been someone who sounded like them, and was coincidental timing. :P

      • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Nah, I don't think they've got any new stuff yet, I think they're just touring for the moment, but I'm gonna go see em when they get down here.

        Definately.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      What double post? O_o

      I don't see any double post?

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday Nathan! I hope you've been getting to enjoy a fantastic day today!

      -Peter

    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      No because gathering straws together to link a Whack-job to the current villain of choice? When the truth is the exact opposite? Liars. Useless fucking Liars.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      7 years ago

      Because pointing out hypocrisy of language is a bad thing? The media stopped using the term "terrorist" to describe that fuckwit when they realized he wasn't a Muslim and instead refer to him and his ilk as "an extremist".

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      7 years ago

      Or you could go to the thread.

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      In reply to LorD_BaZ, #1:

      Tasty Tasty Cake. Damn you. Mail some to australia!

      Do you know what the postage is? A slice, at least. I'm sure that after the postal service had done its thing, not much would have made it to you...

      -Peter

    • RaginAsian

      7 years ago

      Well I'm the guy currently negging him repeatedly. I know banning his account is an option, but whether his complete shitheaded-ness is probable cause for that, I don't know. Banning people from specific threads would be a feature that solves a lot of problems.

    • RaginAsian

      7 years ago

      Is that an option? I had no idea. But it's a nice thing to know.

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I think I've found it - is this the one you're referring to?

      -Peter

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Fairly certain thats it. If there's a picture and a signature along the antartic edge, thats it.

      Sounds like the same one, then - the author was asking for suggestion on a V2 version in 2004, and mentioned getting rid of a picture on Antarctica. However, the fact that I've found a 2004 forum should also tell you a lot - I've been searching around, and haven't actually found a working download link for V1, V2 (if it was finished), or any later ones if they exist.

      Not sure where to check next.

      On the other hand, I've also seen a currently in-progress mod, now in beta, called Total Annihilation: Escalation which I'll have to take a look at later - it seems the game is still popular for some heavy-duty modding.

      -Peter

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Yeah, I think if you do the conversion, this earth map was the same size as a full size SupCom map, ie; 80km*80km which initially sounds odd, but that engine was insanely scalable. Especially given it got years and years of support by the developer.

      Damnit. I have a copy somewhere as well...

      If you find that map file, or a link to it, any chance you could pass it on please? I've had a look online, and found one called "Real Earth", but don't know if it's the same one you're referring to!

      -Peter

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      We had a custom map for TA which was a map of the planet. Tell ya what, eight players and a custom unit cap and the already phenomenal TA became a whole new game. Holy godamn shit.

      You mean, a map of earth? That sounds like it could be fun...

      The CC maps were huge, I remember that - using them in multiplayer, it could make even finding an opponent (in a 1vs1 game) part of the challenge...

      This is all encouraging me to reinstall... I'll have to speak to Chris and see if he's up for a few games.

      -Peter

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I'd rather play Supreme Commander. The original... not Total Annihilation... but I'd play that too.

      Total Annihilation... there's a game I could play through again, easily. I found the Core Contingency add-on missions too hard for my ability, but the main game, forever pushing forwards and setting up the next defensive spot...

      I'm not pretending the single player mode was balanced, but it was very fun. I used to play the multiplayer head-to-head with PortalCore on here (guess where he got at least part of his username from...), and we were about equal in ability - it led to some excellent matches.

      -Peter

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Haha, see that makes me more inclined to buy his books full price and not be upset about it.

      Having said that, he probably gets the same amount of money, it would be the big chains that are getting less. And I am okay with that. =P

      I think the only staff who were there were minions anyway, and they were all pretty upset at their jobs being lost. =/
      Problem was the bookshop wasn't open when we got there, so we went shopping first. And as much as I wanted to buy more books, I got as many as I could carry. There has to be a limit. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Also? I never realised that guy was the manager of that bookshop. I see him around Melbourne quite regularly. He kind of stands out ;)

      It was a couple of weeks ago that it closed down. Perhaps they hadn't gotten the new one, but maybe they had some older ones? OOOOOOHHHH ITS THAT GUY!!! Okay, NOW it all makes sense. He is the guy who offered to buy firefly isn't he?

      Which explains why his name looked familiar when I was looking for books. Damnit. I really wish I had grabbed some. It was a little stressful though- when you stick 70% off, only have two shelves left, and have quite a few people who are 'interested' (not sure how many people actually bought things, but there were a lot of people checking them out), and you have a shopping trolley full of groceries that need to get home, including frozen stuff... It really wasn't buying books the way they are meant to be. Still, with all that in mind, I think we did pretty well. I just wish I had all morning there. Although I probably would have cleared those two shelves out. It is probably just as well I had a time limit, and Jarrad actually went over to the counter and started getting our books paid for, so I couldn't find any more I wanted. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      AHA! I found it. I know it had the word swords in the name. here (I know this link is slightly broken, but it sends you to the right website at least) We go there sometimes, they have a better range than the bigger stores, plus I prefer supporting smaller businesssss when I have the option. =)

      I have an eve hypo, and the special edition Bioshock 2 (so the record, posters etc), but no figures. I would really like them, but just haven't had the chance. The only figures I have are assassins creed ones. Jarrad on the other hand has many many figures. =P

      I guess the Borders I mostly go to are bigger ones, so they wouldn't be the ones that they could close. And ours used to sell the Halo novels. I am pretty sure Jarrad got at least one of them from them. He keeps checking for the new Mass Effect book, but I don't think they are going to get it. Problem is it is the only book shop close to his work, so it is easy to just pop in on a lunch break and have a look. The others are just that bit further that we CAN make it, but you don't get much time before you need to be heading back. And there is no way to be quick in a book shop. =P

      I recognise the name, but I don't think I have read those particular books. In fact, before I got this stack of high quality reading material the only books I have read recently were Pratchett ones, and even those I didn't get through very quickly, because I have so much study/reading I should be doing instead. So I read about hearing aids and tests we do, and ear problems, rather than good books. Recently I have decided that my train trips (apart from ones close to a test) are ME time. I get to read, or play my DS, and not feel guilty about it. Which is nice. =) I have seriously missed having a nice book to read. I will check those ones you suggested out when I get a chance. =)

      In fact, annoyingly, I am fairly certain that Patrick Rothfuss is one of the names of books that they still had at that shop, and is not one that I picked up!... WHY couldn't you tell me that two weeks ago! =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      No, I actually meant a different, much smaller shop, that is just a bookshop. Its name is something to do with swords (I can't remember), and it is hidden away in an arcade. Although minotaur is pretty awesome too. It is HUGE compared to the bookshop, plus they always seem to be fairly busy. And it has lots of other pretty stuff that I don't realise I want until I see it there. =P

      See, I am still disappointed I missed out on the fallout lunch box and the bioshock 1 special edition (even if they were mostly broken). Generally with the games I want that much, I get preordered. If I don't want it enough to preorder, then I wait til it drops down in price. Still, it sucks that we can have a 3 year old game, but it still costs more than a new game overseas =P

      hahaha. What part of what comment? I didn't see anything. ;)

      As for Borders, As far as I am aware, the Borders here are mostly okay, however I have seen a bunch of Angus and Robinsons close (including our local one). I was in Borders the other day, and they did still have Pratchett books, however there were less than usual. I hope that was just coincidence... =/

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      If anything I wrote in that last one doesn't make sense, I am sorry. I was in a rush, and kind of pressed submit without reading over it.

      Also, I too don't lend books (Or very rarely). I don't really like lending anything. Which makes me feel tight, but I just feel that other people don't appreciate and respect my stuff as much as I do sometimes. I still lend it though, because I sometimes lend stuff off other people, and don't like being a hypocrite. =P

      My books and games are precious though!

      Having said that, some of these books I am currently reading I would quite happily lend out. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Haha. I wish they were just closing for the night. =P That shopping centre is so lonely without a book shop now. =(

      Ugh. Yeah, see my problems are
      I don't play on my computer much. It could probably handle a lot of games, and as a kid I played more on computer (actually now I think about it, I also had an xbox eventually, plus N64, and we must have has a NES at some stage, because I remember playing Duck Hunt), but now we have the xbox, and PS3, and DS, and PSP...

      We have also been getting more games as downloads. The play station network has some decent sales at times. And it is worth getting PSP games off there if they are ones we are both going to want to play, because you can download them onto multiple PSPs, as opposed to if we bought a hard copy, and would only have one disk.

      My problem is I am a sucker for tactile things. I like having the silly little booklet to read through, and the disk/cartridge to put in. And if a game I am really looking forward to is including something cool, I want to get the more expensive version, just so I can get the special figure/hardcover art book/jack in the box/whatever else. One of my best purchases is Assassins Creed Brotherhood special edition. Turns out PS3 games are region free. AND the australian special edition came with crappy things. And I REALLY wanted the jack in the box (before I found it wasn't coming out in Australia). And we were saving money for our America trip. So when we found it over there: special edition, with the Jack in the box you can't get in Australia, for LESS than you can get just the game here? You bet we got it! I only with xbox games were also region free. =P

      Guh. Twilight. I admittedly have not read even a blurb of one, so I can't comment on the style of writing, but I have heard it is not well written. Plus, you know... Sparkling vampires isn't really my thing... Nor are sappy love stories. There is a pretty awesome bookstore in the melbourne CBD that only carries sci-fi fantasy novels. Sometimes I wonder how they are still in business, seeing as everytime we go on there we are the only people. But they have a decent range, including Pratchett, and a bunch of game-tie in books (like the Halo ones)

      If Borders are no longer selling Pratchett books, Ima be quite annoyed...

      I would quite happily set fire to them, only problem being there might be some decent books in there too, and I would HATE to destroy those. =/

      If not, Pratchett, then who?

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      See, while I read a lot of DW books when I was younger, they were always borrowed from either the library, school, or Alex. Jarrad actually started buying me the books (so about... 5 or so years ago?). I think initially he was trying to get me them in order from the first one... But then we couldn't find some, and my housemates gave me Going Postal (I think?), so now it is more, if he finds one he thinks I don't have, and it is near a birthday/anniversary/other present giving time he will get it for me. Really, 23 books in a 5 year period isn't bad. =)

      I don't understand why our books are so expensive. In America Jarrad bought me Unseen Academicals for about $8 or so. Paperback, nothing special, not on any special sale or anything, thats just how much their books cost. Even taking into account how awesome our dollar is at the moment and comparing it to when our dollar wasn't so great, that is still stupidly cheap. It is the same with games - a new game over there retails at about $50, here it is creeping up- now they are mostly $110. It is ridiculous. If they got the proper covers on their Pratchett books, rather than the silly ones, I would happy buy the entire collection from over there. Would probably cost the same as getting a third of it here!

      And these books, some of them were from the "5 for $25 pile", so you know they are good quality. PLUS it was an Angus and Robinson that was closing down, so they had "5 for $6.25" or something ridiculous like that. Jarrad decided that at that price, it was his job to find the five CRAPPIEST sounding books he could possibly find, and get those for me. Because I will read every single one, and probably get angry with how badly they are written. Because I like torturing myself like that. Although along with that I did grab some other ones that have more potential (and cost more, but seeing as everything was at least 70% off, it didn't matter if they ARE crap, because they still cost the same amount that crappy books usually do). The way I figure is I managed to get 16 books for the same price as one normally, surely within those 16 I have managed to grab some okay ones, which will make the rest not matter. =P I was pretty sad they were sold out of Pratchett books though. If I had known it was closing down earlier I would have gotten down there and cleared them out. On the upside, it appears that people around here aren't really big fantasy readers, because the majority of books that were left were scifi/fantasy type ones. Which is fine by me, because I would much rather read those than crappy romance novels any day. =P

      And I could use the mail, BUT they would likely lose it on me... They have lost parcels on me before. Plus for all I know you will go on walkabout and I will never get my book back. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Ah, one of Those. You can tell they are serious when given a Capital Letter. Yes, I think you are correct. It must have been.

      Nation was good. Wow. I think I am getting old. I just had to go check and see if I actually owned it, and for a second there I thought I imagined reading it O_o We only own 23 of his books, but unless I have a list with me or specifically check, I can never remember which ones I actually own, and which ones I have just read. Which can be a pain sometimes. Especially when you go to the shops, and find some of his books, and have a voucher for said shop, but cannot remember if you have the books or not. The one time I actually did remember to take the list with me, the shop was closing down, and all the Pratchett books were already gone. On the upside we did manage to get $350 of books for about $30, so that was good... Still none, of his calibre. Most of them are pretty crappy books actually. But that is another story...

      Also, I was going to offer to lend Nation to you. Fail. Ah, internet friends, if only you lived close by IRL. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Hahaha. Well, it was an article in the Herald Sun from a few weeks ago (long story short, we get weekend newspapers delivered, I hadn't had time to read the paper due to so much uni work, so I kept it and only just got around to it yesterday). I assume they meant that 9/11. If he was here in 2007, then that writer certainly Did Not Do The Research, as the opening sentence is about how it was the first time Terry had been here in a decade. =P The writer did conduct a phone interview with him, so perhaps he got his wires mixed up or something- did Terry perhaps come without his wife in 2007? The article also talks about how she was put off coming back to Australia for so long because of it, maybe he got mixed up there?...

      Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be online- otherwise I would send you a link and see if you can find any other mistakes in it. =P

      Not really any exciting or new news in it, but it is nice to read what Terry had to say. =)

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I grabbed a copy of Unseen Academicals, because I hadn't read it... and was going to get it signed but it occured to me that there was a better option. Grab a new copy of Guards Guards and get Pterry to sign that. Possible get it framed. Preserved in some way. First I ever read.

      I got Terry to sign my tatty, dog-eared, yellowing copy of Small Gods - I could have bought new copy, but... it's the copy I read. It's the copy I've read many, many times, enough times for it to become tatty and dog-eared. I'm still happy about that, though when I stood there getting it done I realised it looked like book that was not treated with any respect. Awkward.

      -Peter

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Well, it can't have been too bad if you hadn't even noticed it, so that is good. ;)

      And having coloured lights is one thing, but having the awesome images was really interesting.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Fair enough.

      I have realised I seem to start almost every comment with haha. How annoying. I am going to try and do that less...

      Also, in Melbourne a while back they had a light show on one of the buildings in the city. Wasn't particularly spectacular. It was a pretty small building, possibly some apartments above some shops or something, and the light... well, it just wasn't that exciting.

      I like your ones much more.

      Although it was pretty awesome when they had green lights on the town hall building because of Wicked (the play). =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Hahaha, yeah. stupid people with skill... =P

      Yeah. Babies are made to bring cool people back down to earth, for sure.

      It will be interesting. I can't decide if I want to work with them or not. There are a number of different directions you can go in this field - focusing on rehabilitation (which is basically hearing aids, a lot of old people etc), or focusing on diagnostics (which is doing a lot of hearing tests). With diagnostics, you can choose to focus on kids, or adults really (this is a really broad generalisation, but oh well. it gets my point across).

      On one hand, playing with the kids is really fun, the tests we do are basically games, and I have no problem with making myself look like an idiot...

      On the other hand, when you have a child that doesn't want to cooperate, it can be REALLY frustrating trying to get information about their hearing...

      =P

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      And besides, even if I was? Which I'm not. I wouldn't give you any information in which to confirm or deny I was a spy and I certainly wouldn't tell you where to find those top secret documents you certainly didn't ask me for....

      Thank you for clearing that up.

      I think.

      -Peter

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Hahaha. Google is so helpful for things like that. ;)

      And yeah, it is pretty fun so far.

      Some people ask whether it gets boring doing the same tests, but the point is, they are slightly different for every person, plus there when doing tests for kids we have different tests. Today we "learnt" how to do a test in babies from 6months to 2 years (I put learnt in '' because we really already know how to do it, but today was our official prac). We all took it in turns pretending a soft toy was a baby, making it 'respond', distracting it and doing the actual test... Basically we all looked like idiots. But it was fun. I am used to looking like an idiot, there was nothing new there. =P

      It is a good career to get into as far as I can tell, so I am pretty psyched I got into the course. =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Oh, I forgot to say.

      Basically I am doing my masters (which is a two year course), because it is the only way to become an audiologist. This makes me happy, because if it was an undergraduate degree I would be pissed off that I wasted 4 years doing a different course. Luckily it is post grad, so I had to do my bachelors to get into it in the first place. =P

      It is a two year "coursework based" course (although probably half the course is clinical placements and stuff like that), then a one year paid graduate clinical internship, then you get a certificate of clinical practice and are officially an audiologist.

      One of the cool things about it is that we are already in the occupation, seeing what it is like, doing work etc, as well as learning.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Haha.

      Well, I am doing my Masters in Clinical Audiology. I was going to do my PhD in medical research, but decided to go in a direction where I can help people more directly.

      Not sure if you know what an Audiologist does (not many people do). Basically we do hearing tests, work with people with hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants etc.

      I have only been doing it for just over a month, and have already learnt so much it is crazy! In the very first week they started sending us into clinics to observe, and as soon as we are taught something, we are expected to be able to do it in real patients.

      So far it is going okay. There is SO much information we are given it is a bit overwhelming, but I am really enjoying it so far. =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Haha.

      Well, there is that.

      Plus there is the whole finishing a degree, doing an extra honours year, and starting a masters course. Those have all taken time too. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Yeah. I know how it feels. Jarrad and I got married 2 years and 4 days ago.

      It doesn't feel like it was that long ago! But at the same time, it feels like forever ago.

      Time perspective is weird like that.

    • TottWriter

      8 years ago

      Yeah, mostly I have to listen very carefully when they talk to other people to try and overhear their names. I've managed to pick up a few names by happening to look at the fire register when they sign in, too. I think I've only actually had to flat out ask one.

      The children's names are easy though. Being all around the age of 2, they get called out a lot XD

    • TottWriter

      8 years ago

      T'was an oversight on my part too. I suddenly noticed there were a bunch of people from the DW thread I just assumed I was already friends with, but wasn't. I'm always doing stuipd things like that. Now that I have kids, I go to parent and toddler groups and get chatting with the other mums, only to realise as I go home that I never asked what their names were. *facepalm*

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      haha, thanks.

      Don't you hate it when you get to a short journal, or an image or something, and you cannot think of ANYTHING original to say?

      That happens to me all the time.

      =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      I think the internets has way too MANY spare jaws. *insert jaws theme music here*

      It is just they are not all conveniently located inside the box at your feet like they would be with a soap-box-o'-jaws.

      ;)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      Exactly! Makes it kind of hard to speak. Although in this world of internets, I guess it isn't as big a deal as the good ole days of soapboxes...

      Then you would have really been in trouble!

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      Hahaha. I like that finding your jaw was necessary before doing the next logical step. You wouldn't want to try and spread the signal without your jaw, you would likely lose it forever. That wouldn't be very fun. =P

      And nice. It is always fun to find out that artists you like that you wouldn't expect to be, are a bit nerdy. Makes them just that much more awesome.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      Haha, yeah, they do.

      Having said that, I am so used to people not knowing what I am talking about when I talk about it, that I would never expect anyone 'famous' for any reason OTHER than a scifi of some description even having heard of it. =P

      Still, I bet it was a nice surprise for you to find out, and just make you like them even more ;)

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Well, it is encouraging to be told to slack off, when I'm being paid a higher hourly rate here than in any other job I've ever done...

      As for the interview - it went well. I'll try and write a longer version when I get home (scandalous - today I've actually had to work), but on the whole I feel I did present myself well and am not having the "oh my God! Oh my God! Why did I have to mention that!" sensation I feared I would.

      Of course, now it's the waiting part to see if that turns into a job.

      -Peter

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Ah, that level of commitment. That's the thing about the site - some people get it, some don't.

      I do wonder how many empty/abandoned accounts there are. Personally, I have more regrets about the time I'm not spending here catching up with people.

      -Peter

    • EagleMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold B. Sc, B. Ed

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU!

      At least someone in the thread has some common sense and logic. Those are exactly the points I was trying to make, but the post was getting too long to include more specific examples.

    • BuRNINGStAR

      8 years ago

      hey :) I saw reconstruction by your advice and it was fantastic. Cheers.

    • Dashiva

      8 years ago

      ...no, sorry, I'm sober now and I still have no idea. Is that a reference to jerking off or something?

    • BuRNINGStAR

      8 years ago

      Wow, sounds like an awesome art for Maiden fans to own, nice. That guy is right then, the pic does not do it justice.

    • Nudge1

      8 years ago

      *goes to look*
      Ah, that guy. smiley0.gif

    • Nudge1

      8 years ago

      Well, if it works for you, best of luck with it. As for the alcohol, just have a glass full (don't get drunk). That might just make you relax just enough to sleep better.

    • CapDac

      8 years ago

      Hunh...interesting

      Will have to read when it's not stupid o'clock and I have work tomorrow morning

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