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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Mon, 28 Feb 2005

Back at uni

I'm back at UQ enrolled in a B.Sc. again. Yes, I already have a B.Sc. from there but this time I'm taking Earth Science subjects courses. Hopefully I'll end up doing honours, assuming my enthusiasm isn't crushed first and I can afford to be there for that long.

Lectures started today. I'm taking three subjects with only twelve contact hours per week. Unfortunately they've managed to spread them out across all five days, so annoyingly I have two days with just a one hour lecture each and another with a two hour prac. Fortunately one subject doesn't start until May so I'll have Tuesdays off until then.

Hm, two months without an update. One thing I meant to mention but never got 'round to was seeing Radio Birdman at The Tivoli. Their first album, Radios Appear, is as old as I am so they're getting on a bit but they were still amazing. It was also pleasantly smoke-free, despite a few people trying to get away with it.

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Thu, 21 Oct 2004

New nose

Anyone who's been paying attention on #humbug will know I recently went into hospital to get my deviated septum fixed. It's been a week since surgery and I've had much less pain than I expected. I woke up after the operation with only a dull ache, and other than a few brief sharp stabbing pains each day so far, there's been hardly any pain. The most painful thing was the morphine injection an hour before they removed the packing, that really burned.

I've been told to expect congestion for 3-4 weeks. It clears up occasionally and when it does I can definitely breathe better. Unfortunately it's still a bit tender up there, so after a few deep breaths through my nose it starts to sting a little. Oh, and my nose doesn't look any different, it's the bone further back in they that they straightened, not the cartilage out the front.

It'll be nice to be able to finally be able to breathe properly..

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Wed, 13 Oct 2004

Nose job

Well, sort of. I'm off to hospital tomorrow for septoplasty to fix my deviated septum (photo of my CT scan). Here are some more links about it and the procedure. Hopefully by this time tomorrow I'll be all straightened out and in minimal pain. I've been told I'll have to relax for a week or two after the surgery. That shouldn't be a problem..

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