arcadiagt5: (Open Road!)
2009-06-15 05:27 pm
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Life's Little Ironies

As mentioned previously the new headlight is a lot easier to turn on and off.

Because the new dynamo is silent and with no noticeable drag I don't bother. I'm basically leaving it on all the time.
arcadiagt5: (Open Road!)
2009-06-12 09:03 pm

Job hunting and a interesting taxi ride.

Job hunting has commenced - is anyone out there looking for a business analyst? :)

I took a taxi to my first interview in Tuggeranong this morning and wound up doing the navigating. For readers in Perth it was like having to show the taxi driver how to find the Mitchell Freeway. Granted it was the driver's first day on the job but even so...

I caught the bus back.
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-06-05 12:39 pm
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Pannier vs Wheel Size

I can fit a 16" wheel into an Arkel RT-60 pannier. I'm not sure if this means that:

a) My wheels are ridiculously small; or
b) My panniers are ridicullusly large.
arcadiagt5: (Open Road!)
2009-06-03 06:03 pm
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Oooh! Bright and Shiny!

For a cyclist at night there is no such thing as too many lights.

And I've just got some more! Oooh Shiny! )
EDIT: I think I'm in love...
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-06-01 12:42 pm
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Sometimes editing entries is problematic...

Particularly when dealing with a long entry with a cut. Post edit the cut may not be where you expected it. Sigh.

I'll see if I can fix it when I get home and have semagic available.
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-05-22 04:20 pm

Only to be sure to always call it please Research!

As a number of people know I am a life member of JAFWA, partly for my efforts in filing off the serial numbers of the WASFF constitution when they were incorporating.

Without going into too many details yet I'm starting on a somewhat similar exercise to assist [livejournal.com profile] dalekboy  with something.
arcadiagt5: (Open Road!)
2009-05-19 09:56 pm
arcadiagt5: (Anura)
2009-05-11 05:28 pm
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Well, that was an interesting day

1. A plumber arrived early. Surely a sign of the apocalypse
2. There is a fault with the hot water system which (hopefully) will be fixed by the time I get home (any bets on that? Especially given that the plumber has to go get a part).
3. I know I shut the work PC down properly on Friday in preparation for the power outage yesterday. Didn't help, box was fried this morning.

And that was Monday. I wonder what the rest of the week will be like...
arcadiagt5: (Open Road!)
2009-04-27 07:44 pm
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May I just say...

...that [livejournal.com profile] shazgirl makes a wonderful pea and ham soup!

Also, not working this long weekend was a wise move on my part.

arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-22 12:42 pm
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STILL sick

It isn't really bad but I'm getting tired of it. The doctor's surgery in Civic I called won't have any appointments available until next week.

However I spoke to [livejournal.com profile] dalekboy  a little while ago to get the details of the walk-in clinic he and [livejournal.com profile] shazgirl  use - I might try to leave work early to go there by taxi this evening (I don't think riding more than the basic commute is a particularly bright idea right now)
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-19 12:47 pm
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Re Dreamwidth

I'm basically agreeing with [livejournal.com profile] seawasp on this one - at the moment dreamwidth is looking to me like a solution in search of a problem.

In other news I'm getting really tired of being sick - I should have been working this weekend (for that matter I wanted to work this weekend) but just couldn't face it. I'll go in tomorrow but I'll be trying to book an appointment to see a GP as early as I can in the week.

arcadiagt5: (10000!)
2009-04-17 12:43 pm
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I think it is the dynamo...

Michael at Fuse Recumbents has apparently had one of these bottle dynamos fail before* and suggested turning the dynamo wheel that rests against the tyre a few times. Apparently the wheel should turn smoothly but what I was getting was this odd bumpy ness alternating with smooth bits.

Based on my discussion with Michael I think this means that the bearings are shot and the dynamo is a writeoff. For the moment I'm going to fall back on the helmet light whilst looking at replacing the lighting system with a hub dynamo in the left wheel.

*Given that I've had the dynamo for the better part of 4 years out of it isn't that much of a surprise really.
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-15 07:10 am
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Killing Time in Sydney

Dozed a bit but didn't get much sleep on the plane - I left the cold/flu drugs in Perth. Doh!

Not feeling too bad at the moment but I'll be wanting to get to a pharmacy fairly soon once I'm in Canberra.

arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-13 09:32 am
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But why was that picture used...

Inspired by an amusing conversation over dinner last night...
[Poll #1382421]
arcadiagt5: (Me)
2009-04-12 05:53 pm
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Thank You

To the SwanCon 2010 Committee for asking me to be their fan guest of honour.

The thumb drive progress report was a nice touch. I note with some amusement that my reluctance to be caught in front of the camera has caught up with me. :)

arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-09 11:39 am
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And this is WHY I come to Swancon

A 2 hour breakfast spent mostly chatting with friends.

Life is good. Might go shopping for some supplies shortly.
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-08 01:10 pm
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Bwahahaha!

Due to certain recent activities I sort of forgot to book a hotel room for SwanCon.

Not expecting much I checked WotIf and sure enough there was nothing shown as available. So, just in case, I called the hotel and discovered that they had a cancellation just this morning. I'll check in tonight.

Oh it's good to be me sometimes. :)

arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-07 05:39 pm
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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

And Tuesday is worse. :)

Actually the flight to Sydney was pleasant and customs etc was relatively painless (cleaning the tyres of the trike being an essential ingredient for this). I've also showered and gotten into new clothes (and this is but one of the many reasons for my being a member of the Qantas Club).

However I've already been up for about 14 hours and I've still got a 4-5 hour flight to Perth plus a taxi ride with the trike in tow to come...
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-04-07 01:06 pm

Sigh

Just got hit with an excess baggage fee for the trike.

Oh well at least the Qantas Club has free wi-fi.
arcadiagt5: (Default)
2009-03-10 10:19 pm

Well now I know...

...how JetStar makes a profit. Charging separately for headphones and the movie device is a bit rich though (mind you I brought my own so I'm good)...

In other news I didn't do much yesterday beyond walking around buying stuff like a card reader so I can transfer photos to the laptop. It was a long day the day before so I didn't really feel up to much more than that.

Right now? It isn't raining and I'm hoping that it will rain again enough to clear off tomorrow.