Don't remember, don't care.
What was your most memorable moment?
The fine folks at the Australian Passport Office, second place goes to
the continuous stream of shit piled on me the whole year.
What have you learned this year?
Self interest. Money only exists until you spend it. You don't have to drink all the time, but it helps.
What was your favourite colour?
Did you stick to your resolutions/goals?
I don't even remember what they where.
What most impressed you?
Do you have any goals/resolutions for 2012?
To be continued...
If we delve deeper I also had a coin purse. It was good as during that time I never had enough money to actually hold notes, it had a flap for notes.... but mainly I only had coins during my senior high school years. Prior to that (yr 8 to 10) I had various Velcro wallets or just nothing at all.
Whilst at work I noticed how thin my ipod nano 2g was next to the bulk of my wallet and realised I needed something thinner. My wallet always annoyed me in terms of its girth, but its a wallet, holds money and cards, what do I care?
The problem with paper wallets is its hydrophobia and durability is limited to the quality/thickness of paper. Do I care. Fuck no! The fact that its unique and awesome like the elephant wallet. But made of a different type of finite resource. I am surrounded by boxes of paper that we just throw away, what if I use this resource for the first step in the recycle triangle and reuse in a productive way?
The design of the billy bookcase is not that hard to imagine, Whilst doing the design I also thought about how I would actually put it together. They normally use dowel bits and some screws. Again pretty easy. However, I have discovered it might be difficult to drill the holes in the shelves whilst also keeping it straight. I could use angle thingys but that would be crap. Going to check out bunnings tomorrow for actual wood prices.
I lasted to Thursday, when I needed to buy more beer, being lazy I just bought a carton, instead of maximizing what cash I had left and just buy a 6 pack or similar. I failed.
But I think given another go I could actually do it. It has also come to my attention I have a lot of automatic transfer from my account, mostly to other high interest savings accounts. I am going to try and not be lazy with my money and try and save more frequently. The change experiment should have highlighted that, but I never really went through with it at the completion of the experiment.
, a photo by beancounting on Flickr.
I have the flu, so I drink soup, only packet soup is crap. So i made my own.
Its a simple recipe I made up using common sense.
2 small potato
half celery stick
sweet corn (left overs)
shallots (left overs)
Stock pot - the new ones :-p
2. Saute onion, garlic and chilli
3. Water (1 kettle (1.5L))
5. Stock pot
Things I would do differently
No chilli, the chilli floats to the top and is dangerous, use paprika instead
More potato, the potato goes MIA but that could be the type of potato
More celery just use the whole stick
Don't get the stock pot, just get oxo cubes or similar like I was supposed to.
Some fresh herbs would not go astray.
It tastes nice, clean, clear and simple no unnecessary sugars, should keep until I recover.
All ingrediants except the celery ($1.50) and stock pots ($3.50) were already in the fridge so basically free.
So now I am onto UPS, which is making more sense as I read into it. Basically everyone needs one.
Calculate how much power you need
External HDD 20
+20% = 1068
These figures are quite rough as I guessed. So for my computer I am going to need something quite powerful. For the HTPC I have worked out it is drawing about 230w, but I'm pretty sure I put a 650w PSU in it. In any case I just need it to last maybe 5 mins while I switch the power back on in the box.
Boredom is not always good, as it can lead to various forms of fire or stop start lego annimations.
Despite the fact I have no external alarm clock other than my sleepy self, I have managed to get to work on time. I just don't mean on time I mean early to work. Proof of this was found on Sunday morning, I stayed up till 4am watching India complete its victory, then proceeded to catch the ferry to straddie at 7:55am.
This is more the cold turkey approach, rather than going to bed early, I go to bed when I am tied. Which is around 11:00. Then I reach conciousness around 5:30 but don't actually get out of bed till 6:30 on account of my laziness.
Which brings me to a conclusion which does not fit any of the hypotheses. If you want to get up early you have to get out of bed. The body/mind is capable of getting you to the point where you should be out of bed (the same is true of an alarm clock), but you still have to actually get out of bed. For me this has/is the hardest part of the exercise. I will happily lye in my bed for a good hour, being frustrated, then get up and do something productive, potentially easing those frustrations.
I have signed up to a few CPA/accounting forums and I even scored a contact which makes me feel less of a loner.
I did try to goto sleep and figure I can get the result in the morning, but that wasn't going to happen as I need to know what was going on.
(tenth post of the year)
Since that time, my clock has been flashing away at the incorrect time, however I have still managed to get up on time and since I have a wrist watch, its not my primary time keeper. The proposed idea is if I can go without my alarm clock.
- Get up late
- Late for work
- not knowing what time it is in the middle of the night
- no morning music/news
- Personal responsibility to get up/have enough rest
- training my self to getup at a certain time
- freedom from the constraint of arbitrary time measurement
- less light interference
- less electromagnetic interference
- less electricity expense
- less clutter on my desk
I sat for 5 minutes thinking of people I know that would need more credit. I drew a blank, then thought about my selft.... Maybe I need more credit. Alas I could not think of a single reason why even I should receive more credit despite my work with the poor and pursuits in science (sarcasm).
So, I'm going to try again and without trying to sound too over ambitious I will finish this year with 365 posts. I thought about backdating them all, but that would be cheating.
Yet somehow, it's already happened. Somehow, it's already affected you.
Already critics are jumping up and down, saying this can't be, time is not porous, the experiments are flawed. But because this is the Professor Daryl Bem (he's in your high school textbook for his work on self perception) and because the journal publishing his article is top-of-the-line rigorous, all over the world psychologists are trying to duplicate what Dr. Bem has done. If serious scientists can repeat his results, this story is going to be big.
Post Daily for 2011
To help they will be posting up some topics to make it easier to write.
Because last year has been a lot about consumption of content, and I need to work on a few things and this will be one of the ways I am going to be able to achieve that.
I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day for all of 2011.
I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.
If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.