Promised myself I wouldn't write til I'd done some hackery worth mentioning. Wrote a perl script just before Christmas - nothing to boast about, but it's a start.
Finally back online after a three-week hiatus. Moved into a share house with no phone line (and no cable to our area) hence the technosilence. Sneakernet is evil. I had forgotten how slow file-sharing via removable media (floppies, zip, CD, ...) can be.
My car wouldn't start today (stuck in a Clearway) and guess who stopped to help - Rod Quantok! Made my day :)
We were broken into, just as we were moving in, but nothing was taken. A window was smashed and the contents of all drawers strewn everywhere, but no other damage or loss. Wierd. Deadlocking and bars are now in force :)
My cat is very happy in the new place and I don't have to hide him anymore (yay!) but the last two fish died the day I moved out of the old place. The silver lining is that I no longer have to worry about "joint custody" of them!
Penguins - no, really!
Picked up an old friend and two of his mates from the airport yesterday and headed down to Phillip Island to see the penguins. Most had fledged, but some chicks were still in their nests and we got a good look at several. The waves down there were huge!!! Breath-taking! Missed the local Pride March because I misjudged how long it takes to get there - it's only 119km but took 2 hours each way. Played I-spy and word games that we made up on the way home... much fun!
A Happy New Life
Being in a sharehouse for the first time in years has (unexpectedly) brought on a completely new lifestyle. I hadn't realised I'd enjoy it this much. Being in a non-student shared house is great!
I hope you, too, are having a very happy new year!