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by ChainsawMcP
12 May 2019, 23:03
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

How does anyone actually make a choice when buying a laptop? I've been looking at buying my first and the variety (along with their related issues) is driving me around the bend. Having made a small but annoying mistake a couple of years back... Set a price point FIRST Read a few review sites - imm...
by ChainsawMcP
04 May 2019, 20:05
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Thanks Mugsy, that link seems to have the info I'm after - considering applying for a Client Services role at the Court House, Mugsy's advice on applications is good I'd just add that if a selection criteria asks you to "Demonstrate" something - you need to provide an example that actually demonstr...
by ChainsawMcP
13 Feb 2019, 22:13
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

brimlad wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 11:47
why do they make it so hard to open a band-aid :crazyeye:
Especially when you have one hand stopping the blood... and the other hand is the one that's bleeding
by ChainsawMcP
25 Jan 2019, 09:33
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Of course, I'm hoping that the Brisbane unit market picks up sooner than later so I can sell without making a loss. Between the rundown nature of my old unit block and the building defects problems of my current place, the financial stress hasn't been a fun experience. Wish you luck Sold my unit he...
by ChainsawMcP
24 Jan 2019, 22:22
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

CherryRed wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 21:07
Disco Snr has finally been transferred to the tiny hospital
Good news... hope he does OK
by ChainsawMcP
03 Jan 2019, 11:56
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

It's not the heat - it's the humidity :twisted: Or it would be if I was somewhere else - Canberra - Hot, Dry summers - the evaporative cooling works well The poor punters at Summer Nats will be feeling it though 34 and a chance of a storm today 37 tomorrow 36 and possible storms Saturday Extreme UV ...
by ChainsawMcP
27 Dec 2018, 20:41
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I'm baffled as to why they're even interviewing me. Nothing on my resume remotely lines up with their technology stack Hopefully they have somebody with sense involved in the process... It took me a couple of years to convince people that it was better to employ people with the right qualities/pers...
by ChainsawMcP
23 Dec 2018, 19:52
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

.... I really hate working in Government IT - it's so process heavy and (internally) political that to get anything of value done is an exercise in futility. ... As the poor bugger who often had to fix stuff that had been done outside the processes*... When processes are set up properly - in the ri...
by ChainsawMcP
17 Dec 2018, 23:24
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Been really happy with the quality of the beers Day 6: Chainsaw Ale by Prickly Moses, we both liked it. With a name like that, how could you not like it :wave: ... ... ... and from the description I just read, I probably would too. Looks like the only place "nearby" that sells it is the Old Canberr...
by ChainsawMcP
06 Jul 2018, 19:37
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Took my daughter ice skating in the pop up rink in the middle of town last night Garema Place for those who know the area For those who don't - a large pedestrian mall with cafes, restaurants, bars Woman standing talking to her friends while deliberately ignoring her (leashed) mongrel dog taking a d...
by ChainsawMcP
01 Jul 2018, 16:46
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Still over 2x faster than my FTTN Don't get me wrong - this is a damn good connection - I'm only a few hundred metres from the "node" - and because of the vagaries of pricing on plans, and whose equipment they are delivered over, I went from 400Gb a month at 18Mb speeds - to unlimited data at 80~95...
by ChainsawMcP
01 Jul 2018, 13:32
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

It is odd but I'm great-full they aren't rolling everyone onto the transact cable as that should keep vdsl2 network free of congestion. I think it costs about $250 to connect to the vdsl2 network if your house isn't wired up so the option is there if you want the extra speed but I'm guessing most w...
by ChainsawMcP
11 Jun 2018, 20:07
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Admiral_Bayls wrote:
24 May 2018, 22:05
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Dark forces are stirring... and the dead arise

Oh, Hi guys - This small ripple in the continuum has dragged me to the surface again, as well...
by ChainsawMcP
04 Oct 2017, 20:47
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Disco wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 18:45
Who cares if its a placebo if it works, amirite? :lol:
As long as it's double strength, fast acting placebo...
by ChainsawMcP
27 Sep 2017, 21:49
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

So I found something out with Ryzen CPU's... Apparently you need the Creator's update or later of Win 10... otherwise it has a habit of blue screening... Already had creators when I got my Ryzen 1700x. Not had any issues with windows and I didn't even bother to clean install. Not had an issue. Kill...
by ChainsawMcP
20 Sep 2017, 19:33
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Video Editor
Replies: 10
Views: 2703

Re: Video Editor

bender wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 23:10
If you dont mind a bit of setup, bender can work well for simple video editing.
FTFY
by ChainsawMcP
28 Aug 2017, 18:42
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

OK... I've held my tongue long enough... We have a bunch of elected officials who don't understand that the Constitution isn't something that they get to choose whether they comply with or not... We have a Minister (Dutton) who says that the government is frustrated by its Constitutional responsibil...
by ChainsawMcP
15 Aug 2017, 20:53
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

DarkMellie wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 10:54
With that said, the leader should keep a calendar, look for patterns,
Just don't be the Pointy Haired Boss when he finds out that 40% of sick leave is on MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS

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storm84 wrote:
14 Aug 2017, 12:10
Interview is over.
Good luck
by ChainsawMcP
13 Aug 2017, 08:27
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

storm84 wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 17:30
ChainsawMcP wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 17:05
They occupy a particular niche in our society - and have their own particular place reserved in hell
Middle management? ;)
Not who I was thinking of when I wrote it - but definitely worthy contenders
by ChainsawMcP
11 Aug 2017, 17:05
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

You know the type of person...

"The rule is clear - it may be a bad rule - but it's a very clear bad rule - and therefore I have no choice"

They occupy a particular niche in our society - and have their own particular place reserved in hell
by ChainsawMcP
10 Aug 2017, 21:27
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

lol, that isnt the case (i dont think), must be getting old and losing the concept of time :) Trying to explain to my kids that a month is almost like nothing for me - as it's such a tiny proportion of my life - whereas for them it's still a significant chunk Christmas is "yeah yeah another one of ...
by ChainsawMcP
18 Jul 2017, 00:05
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries
Replies: 106
Views: 30421

Re: Scott Ludlam resigns over failure to renounce dual citizenship

I was not surprised to find out that Abbott had proof but didn't release it when he was asked... But I was disappointed to learn that Scott was possibly made aware in 2014 that there might be a question - however slight - of him having dual citizenship https://www.change.org/p/scott-ludlam-show-the-...
by ChainsawMcP
13 Jul 2017, 19:29
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

DarkMellie wrote:
09 Jul 2017, 10:29
...photobucket... What a colossal fuck-up by them.
I'm outraged on your behalf (didn't use them) - that's a VERY sucky way to do business
by ChainsawMcP
28 Jun 2017, 21:58
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

storm84 wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 10:39
Though I'm partly hoping to have a bit of time off between gigs so I can settle into my new place and get stuck into Civ VI.
A review that damns with faint praise

"Civ VI is OK - but I'm not sure that it beats working... ... "
by ChainsawMcP
18 Jun 2017, 19:22
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9176
Views: 1533277

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Well, it's close to that. It's an ageing 2 bedroom apartment at a time that apartment development in Canberra is skyrocketing. Still, it suits our needs and the maths works out over renting in the long term. The ass will fall out of the apartment scene in a few years like it's going to in Brisbane,...