Monday, January 24, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
An excellent weekend goes into the history books, if only the ones
which dedicate ample room to the amount of beer, cider, punch and
bbq'd meat products I ingest. Which is probably more than you'd
expect. Schutzenfest was amazing, I ate kranksy, I drank wonderful beer
and cider I danced silly dances ato German folk music. All this
excitement was followed up by a wonderful low key bbq at our place on
Sunday. Much food, a little drink and 2nd helpings of interesting
Friday, January 14, 2011
someone asked him, being able to connect to a network share and open a
spreadsheet file far quicker than him. I smiled at his exclaimation of
surprise at my data recovery swiftness, knowing that my recent
Starcraft 2 training regiem was paying off. My actions per minute stat
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. His name is based on the Taoist philosopherLao Tse.
He first appeared in the novel Small Gods as a minor character. He was one of the History Monks, a member of a Buddhism-like sect, that maintained Discworld history, based on the huge History Books in their Ramtopmonastery. He spent much of the novel in the background, disguised as a simple sweeper. He also deliberately changed the course of history because he didn't like the way things "should" go, replacing a horrific war with a century of peace.
Lu-Tze had a more substantial role in Thief of Time, in which we learn that he is not a monk at all, but "merely" a sweeper at the Monastery of Oi-Dong. In fact, he uses the same trick (that no-one notices a sweeper) in the monastery as he does when out in the world, and has learnt as much about the nature of time as some of the higher monks simply by tidying up the classrooms. Everyone knows Lu-Tze's name, as one of the best monks on the field, but few realise who he actually is.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Tailor is (mostly) packed and ready to go. Convoy departs Melbourne at ten hundred hours and will be invading Adelaide at great haste (legal haste).
Thx to everyone who came to the Drette for Farewell Fuzzy NYE party. It was excellent. Mega thx to everyone who came to the casino last night for a last minute "hey we better play some poker before you go!" action.
The extra travelling money will come in handy :)