Delusions of Adequacy

Wed, 10 Aug 2011

Yay, migrated.

No, not me. I finally got around to moving mjp.id.au's mail to google apps and the rest, including this long-neglected blog, to my linode. Maybe I'll stop neglecting both now?

Since the previous post I've done some.. things.. I tried surviving without net access at home for a while, only using the net at uni/work. I lasted about seven months, finally giving in around March/April 2008. Oh yeah, March 2008, I collapsed on the side of a road while walking home thanks to blood loss from internal bleeding (certainly explained the light-headedness I'd been feeling all day). A few transfunsions and a week in hospital later I had a long boring recovery ahead of me so finally gave in and had ADSL connected at home.

I finished my B.Sc. in Geology but had to abandon honours due to above medical dramas. In 2010 I joined Brisbane Bushwalkers and have since been on a bunch of walks (GPS tracks, photos), mostly involving what passes for mountains around here. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into that before it's too hot. I miss Mt. Barney. :) After all that I'm back to being a sysadmin at place I left before studing Geology. Geology was never meant to lead to a new career, I did it for a break and to satisfy my curiosity. Most of the jobs are in mining which doesn't appeal at all, nor does the non-research parts of being an academic. bleh.

Exciting post? Not really, I'd merely noticed it was coming up to exactly four years since the previous post so thought I'd add something new. :)

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Fri, 10 Aug 2007

Yay, moved.

And for those of you who followed the link from the old place, I've finally moved as well. I moved to Toowong on Wednesday. Yay. Nobody come visit though, I'm still missing a lot of imporant stuff, like, um, furniture. There's no net access either and I think I'm probably too cheap to do anything about that.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2006

hooray

There's nobody on street corners offering me motorbike rides, useless trinkets or hookers and the sun is in the right place in the sky. I must be home.

If anyone knows where I hid my wallet and laptop, um, let me know.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2006

Coming home

Since the last post I've taken a boat ride up the Mekong river to Phnom Penh, visited Toul Sleng (S21 prison) and the killing fields, spent three days cycling, riding an electric bike, and wandering around the temples of Angkor, survived the "road" between Siem Reap and the Thailand border on my way back to Bangkok, happily left stinky and noisey Bangkok for relatively peaceful Chiang Mai, taken a motorbike around some of the most amazing roads I've ever ridden on in the mountains north-east of Chiang Mai, and finally flown back to Bangkok yesterday morning.

Nobody sent me any money, now I'm broke. I'm flying home tonight.

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Sat, 31 Dec 2005

Cambodia

The first day of the Mekong tour was pretty crappy, I'll whine about that more later. The second day I jumped on a fast boat to Phnom Penh via the Mekong river, which was fortunately completely painless, just a little loud. I was the only one on the boat without a hotel, so when we arrived I was swarmed by about ten touts shoving shiney pictures of their hotels in my face and offering me rides. The tour company must have rung ahead to one of their hotels since one even had my name on a sign even though I had no plans to stay there. I went and hid in a nearby restaurant and ordered my first chicken in three weeks (none in Vietnam thanks to bird flu) but ended up with beef anyway.

Today I've been wandering around Phnom Penh on the back of a bike and tomorrow I'm off to Siem Reap for the temples of Angkor. There's hardly any tourists around here at the moment, most of the restaurants around where I'm staying were deserted last night. Hopefuly it'll be quiet for new year's eve tonight.

I think I've decided to skip the coast and go straight back to Bangkok via Battambang, then probably fly to Chiang Mai - it's only meant to cost about $33. If there's time I might do some beach or island stuff in Thailand.

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