Not Dead Yet

The object stuck in my throat has not killed me yet. Which is a good because I don't like death. Especialy when playing supreme commander. In this one mission you have to capture these nodes. The catch is you can't attack the main base, stupidly I placed a long range artilley in my sub-base just out side their base and it took out their base. Its nice to know the weapon works. But not after 3 hours of gaming... Even my left elbow hurts.

My project to fill up my camera with pictures looks set to fail, because I am unable to take pictures all the time. I have about 100 pictures so far and apparently 2500 pictures to go...

Death by Katsudon

I think I have something stuck in my throat. Possibly something that could kill me. At least thats what it feels like. I blame my self for going to some dodgy place in the valley for lunch. After eating, I could feel something was stuck. I don't know what it is. Could be chicken bone, plastic, foil, glass, metal.... So many bad things. Scary bad. Although the pain is gone, the object seems to still be in there. I have tried cargling, eating food with different textures. Since its not going down, I might just try throwing up to see if it will come out. Although I will go to the doctor before having to do anything as horrid as that. Not sure if an x-ray would pick up something small.
Recently I got shaped, but with 2 weeks remaining till I get back to full speed.... its a strugle...

So I figured I would do something unpreductive since most media rich site are out of the question. FaceSpace. I'm sure there are more HB's that want me but I can't be bothered replying... Actually I just want the spam to go away... Alas, I was unable to start FaceSpace because of my shape. Which is disapointing as I am feeling creative. Basicly if you have dial-up you are unable to use facespace. The 'freedom' you thought you had no longer exists.

Which is why Australia needs a bill of rights. To stop internet shaping to the extent basic social websites such as face space work. I'm not talking about streaming HD webcams of womens taking their clothes off. Just good old fashioned stalking healthy human interaction. Freedom to express.

Bill of Rights +1

Two New Thoughts

Persistance Hunting

Persistence hunting is a type of hunting where the predator uses a combination of running and tracking to pursue the prey to exhaustion. Nowadays it is very rare among humans hunting animals, but it is seen in a few Kalahari bushmen and the Tarahumara or Raramuri people of Northern Mexico. It has been thought to be one of the earliest forms of human hunting.
Persistence hunting requires endurance running - running many miles for extended periods of time. Among primates endurance running is only seen in humans and is thought to have evolved 2 million years ago.

Systems Thinking

Systems thinking is a unique approach to problem solving in that it views certain "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than focusing on individual outcomes and contributing to further development of the undesired element or problem. [1] Systems thinking is a framework that is based on the belief that the component parts of a system can best be understood in the context of relationships with each other and with other systems, rather than in isolation. The only way to fully understand why a problem or element occurs and persists is to understand the part in relation to the whole.[2] Standing in contrast to Descartes's scientific reductionism and philosophical analysis, it proposes to view systems in a holistic manner. Consistent with systems philosophy, systems thinking concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the elements that compose the entirety of the system.
Systems thinking attempts to illustrate that events are separated by distance and time and that small catalytic events can cause large changes in complex systems. Acknowledging that an improvement in one area of a system can adversely affect another area of the system, it promotes organizational communication at all levels in order to avoid the silo effect. Systems thinking techniques may be used to study any kind of system — natural, scientific, engineered, human, or conceptual.

I want my 4 cents back

The deal is you shop at Woolworths, get a 4 cent per litre off petrol voucher. This should save you money. How much money? Is it even worth it in the end? After spending 30 mins waiting to fill up my car, I saved 75 cents. Lets say I do this for the whole year. Thats a total 'saving' of $39 Even if I round up the saving to $1 (25 liters) Its still only $50.

Time, like petrol and money is also a precious and finite resource. Which is why I will bring it into the equation. By going to the exclusive petrol stations where you can redeem these vouchers you are going to waste time in queing, becuase everyone goes there, especial on Tuesday. Which also happens to be the cheapest day of the week to buy petrol. So you sit in a queue for 30 mins a week for year or 26 hours a year. This is probably an over estimation of time, so if we cut wait time to 75% we get 22.5 hours. To equate that into earning potential, $2.22/hour.


Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to publish for public comment a proposed Roadmap that could lead to the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by U.S. issuers beginning in 2014. Currently, U.S. issuers use U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP). The Commission would make a decision in 2011 on whether adoption of IFRS is in the public interest and would benefit investors. The proposed multi-year plan sets out several milestones that, if achieved, could lead to the use of IFRS by U.S. issuers in their filings with the Commission.

Photo Quest

A few months ago I purchased a 4 gig card for my camera. But so far have not been able to fill it up, it would also be fun to see how many pictures it can hold. It does tell you roughly how many shots you have left, 1408. But it seems to be perpetualy on that number regardless of the number of pictures I take. So for the month of September I will take pictures untill the card fills up. Why? Because I can. I also hope to improve my photo taking ability, because recently they have been pretty poor.

Planning: Taking over 1000 pictures will be hard. 1500 pictures over 30 days is 50 pictures a day, 4 pictures an hour (based on 12 hour day), 1 picture every 15 minuites. It will probably turn out to be a slow time lapse of my desk... which would be boring.