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Archived Posts for August 2006

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Aug 06
Thu

Political orientation quiz

Found this 50 question quiz through Ros’ blog which is meant to indicate your political orientation. I’m smack bang in the centre. About 5 years ago, I would definitely have been more to the right. The questions on there are quite interesting. There are some I feel quite strongly about (eg bill of rights), yet there are others whose underlying issues I feel I don’t know enough about to be able to form an informed opinion (eg making the elderly pay for their own care if they can afford it).

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Aug 06
Wed

Migration complete

If you are reading this, it means that Hear Ye! has been transferred over to the new server. That explains the lack of updates over the last week. I finally got fed up of my old host and got switched over to DreamHost on Shish’s recommendation. I’m very impressed with them – they seem like an excellent hosting provider. I have even been able to resurrect the photo gallery. Let me know if there are any problems. If you’re looking for a host, DreamHost is a good one, entering this coupon will give you $47 off (and give me some money too!): HY47OFF.

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Aug 06
Thu
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Aug 06
Wed

Thredbo and the end of Winter


Skiing in Australia

Okay, well Thredbo wasn’t that dismal, but when people were wandering around the village in t-shirts, we were left wondering if we would be better off bushwalking instead. As expected there were lots of icy patches, exposed grass, dirt, rocks. Still, there were a few passable runs.

Don uploaded some trip photos here. (To explain a picture there, that spoon I’m carrying has a bit of cognac in it… in lieu of a tumbler, which would surely have killed me.)

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Aug 06
Mon

SG-1 Episode 200

Just have to say that the 200th episode of Stargate was one of the best in a long time. I thought the Asimov quote at the end was a nice touch: “Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.”

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Aug 06
Thu
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Aug 06
Mon

Electronic census teething problems?

Received under the door, a card: “I called today to remind you to return your completed Census form(s), however no one was at home.” The card contained the census collector’s phone number. Robin called him to say we had filled out the online form. The reply was that the form wasn’t filled in correctly. However, he could not identify which online form was the culprit (Robin and I filled out separate forms), nor could he explain why we had received confirmation numbers after successfully filling out the form. Of course, once you complete the form, you’re locked out and can’t get back in. At least I kept my confirmation number and know they can’t fine me straight away. It’ll be ironic if filling out the online form proves to be more hassle than just handing in the paper version.

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Aug 06
Sun

City 2 Surf

My legs are currently in a fair deal of pain. I guess training beforehand is a good idea.

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Blogathon thanks

Just a note of thanks to Wade and the anonymous donor who sponsored and donated to World Vision for Blogathon. Much appreciated, guys.

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Back online

Stupid bloody webhost somehow managed to “misplace” several database tables, then closed my support ticket without telling me nor resolving the problem. Luckily, I had made my own backups. Does anyone know any good multi-domain Unix/Linux webhosts? (> 500 meg storage, MySQL, etc, for under US$20/month)?

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