Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Just watched #Arrival tonight
Awesome movie, excellent non linear way of presenting the movie, go see it, not your normal "aliens" style movie (though i have to wonder when seeing it if its not funded by the same 'people' who funded Contagion and its preparing us).


Rupee swapout

Every article i read about the Indian bank note swap makes me ponder......how would the USA go if something like this was implemented.



Debt collection

Interesting listening

- http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/11/16/502350206/episode-574-the-buffalo-talk-off


Thursday, November 24, 2016


If you want to see how Patreon is supposed to work.....check out some of the posts Amanda Palmer has been doing the last few months (just read her post on Leonard Cohen).

I know it takes a special type of artist to make it work but you are seeing the downfall of "the back office record industry crumbling right in front of you".

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mike Tyson

#NowWatching #MikeTyson on HBO....amazing effort considering the guy isn't an actor or a comedian, well worth watching!

Proprietary Thecus motherboard goes bad

Be aware however when buying something like this that you are buying proprietary hardware....

I recently had the unfortunate experience of having a Thecus N7700 motherboard go bad on me (after 28 months) and whilst i knew it was out of its warranty period what i didnt realise is that to replace the motherboard would be a $395 fee.

Yep you got that..... $395

Almost 50% of the original cost of the unit to replace a part that unfortunately couldn't be sourced from anywhere else.......

Because this motherboard is proprietary i was basically stuck with no other option but to pay the fee to get my data out of the N7700 drives and onto a non propriatery Server 2008 Raid 6 based system where if a motherboard goes it can be replaced with any off the shelf motherboard no problems.

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please! Oh wait, I forgot already, what needed changing?

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no stinking light bulb."

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Blue Heeler: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

No there arent 4% of apartments in Melbourne empty

No foreigners aren't stealing your apartments.

No foreigners aren't warehousing empty apartments (cause they don't care about returns.....?)

No foreigners aren't ......

Hard to believe this think tank is actually funded and keeps getting articles written about their findings.

This whole article (and the same report for the last 8 years) is garbage and based on bad maths.

How many of you have actually read the Prosper Australia report?

When you do you'll be astonished how bad the raw assumptions are.

GIGO is all i have to say.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lost all respect for democrats and their whinging

I've officially lost all respect for democrats and their whinging this week.

Trump didn't win, Hillary LOST.
Over 5m more people voted for Obama in 2012 and over 10M MORE IN 2008!!!

If you don't vote you truly do end up with the government you deserve....... see you all in 2020 folks until then STFU.

Bank of Mum and Dad

Only going to end in tears.....

I cant understand how people aren't needing to cut back on spending on holidays/tv's/new cars etc based on how expensive Sydney properties are getting.

Unless while i wasn't looking people got major pay rises the amount of money being spent on debt repayments (/or investors rent) has to affect the economy in the long run.

Don't get me wrong, happy to profit from it in the mean time......but worried long term what this means for Australia........


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Westworld / SNL crossover

Lol at the #SNL skit with the #Westworld take out of malfunctioning Anderson Cooper, feels like could actually happen after the weird week we've been having.......

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Nice one #Brooklinen ,subway ad that was definitely designed by a local New Yorker.

Pseudo Echo

Wow that Pseudo Echo are still around and touring in Australia this summer

and yes i did play Funky Town, Listening and a few other tracks just now :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Clean shutdown for windows server 2008 :(

Ugh just found out that you cant use a "rescue disk" to reinstall windows server 2008 IF you cant log in, basically from the log in screen there is no way to "shut down gracefully" the server.

If you power cycle to get to boot......
- unclean shut down therefor rescue disk asks you to restart cleanly.....

Which of course you cant because you've been locked out of your server and cant log in. :( !!!!!

1/ Always have an emergency login account for your server with admin status
2/ Add a red shut down button on windows server 2008 via a gui setting (or via registry hack here)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkPtAaTE3KQ


Monday, November 14, 2016


Cant park but i drive a truck and i'm an Amaericaaan so fuck ya and the hydrocarbons your mother rode in on.....

Sunday, November 13, 2016

SNL election night

Lol im #NowWatching Dave Chappelle on #SNL with the election party skit.....cracking me up funniest thing ever.



Saturday, November 12, 2016


If you want to see how Patreon is supposed to work.....check out some of the posts Amanda Palmer has been doing the last few months (just read her post on Leonard Cohen).

I know it takes a special type of artist to make it work but you are seeing the downfall of "the back office record industry crumbling right in front of you".


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Vancouver steps up to the table to take a bite out of investors yet again

lol not content with a 15% Asian tax (ok.....supposedly any foreigner.....but we all know it was an anti-china tax) Vancouver have stepped up to the plate yet again......."empty home tax"

http://www.calgaryherald.com/vancouver+slaps+year+empty+homes+about/12372683/story.html Vancouver slaps $10,000 a year tax on empty homes. Lie about it and it’s $10,000 a day!!

To be fair though....you think you have it tough in Sydney try this game out and tell me how you go http://www.crackshackormansion.com

Leader of the Free World

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Election Night

A lot of very scared people watching the results coming in.........way closer than anyone expected.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

China's 'citizen scores'

China's 'citizen scores' gets people banned from flights, just like Black Mirror.

The irony is that when people learn countries (and goverments) are fungible and people can relocate easily to other countries and locations then governments become less and less relevant.......

Tmobile sucks

I'm so pissed they just pushed through a software update limiting my Note7 to 60% battery power.

FU !!!

Proving yet again you never really "own" connected software and just "rent it"

Will be rooting my Samsung Note 7 this weekend and restoring back to 100%

The irony is every time I answer a call, text message, turn on my phone I see this message reminding me how much I hate Tmobile and how they treat loyal customers.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Sounds like Ginia Bellafante is a little jealous......

Destroying an 11-Apartment Structure to Build a MansionBy

- http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/nyregion/destroying-an-11-apartment-structure-to-build-a-mansion.html?_r=0

For the past two years or so, my daily comings and goings have taken me past a building on my Brooklyn Heights block ripped down to the studs by a developer with the ambition of returning it to the market as a five-story brownstone for $18 million.

More here

My response

Wow....jealous much.

Let me ask you a question Ginia.....the developer(/prospective owner) of this property created jobs for all of the workers for the last 2 years and in the process created over $10m of revenue for the local economy.

How many jobs did you create over the last 2 years?

How much did you personally pay in taxes over the last 2 years.

I have no relation to this property (but live in the area a few blocks over and have walked past this building since it got announced) and will never be able to afford a home like it however my response is.....hey if its your money....go for it.

Who says millionaires should be forced to live in Scarsdale?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Brothers in Arms

Forgot how much i liked Dire Straits, especially the Brothers in Arms track.
- http://amzn.to/2fsC35g  

Good memories
of us stealing (cough 'borrowing') a friends older brother's mini and crusing the General Holmes Drive on the way to Bondi Beach in the middle of the night  :)