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Work: this 15 year old projector only has analogue inputs, it's useless. We'll send it to hard rubbish.

Me: my collection of old computers would beg to differ.

Work: your home and the bin are equivalent as far as we're concerned.

Me: yay, I think.

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I can plug so many things into this. Really keen to read the manual and see how much control I can have via that RS-232 port.

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Making someone call the helpdesk and log a ticket themselves instead of putting the details in for them, purely because they called me "Mark" when they messaged me.

You can't NOT SEE my name right there when you do that, mate. Go make a phone call.

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beer, Ukraine 

Enjoying a can of Puck Futin, just spotted the Cyrillics on the side - червоні очі, (Chervoni ochi.) Ahhh - red eyes. That must be the local name, and explains the label drawing!

Recipe shared by Ukraine's Правда (Pravda) brewery.

Damn shame that my 12 cans are all that I'll ever get to see, because I really like it.

Love that a simple swipe of the space bar on my iPad has me into Ukranian Cyrillic.

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Real estate agents 

Had a local real estate agent come round to do a market appraisal - need it to get a construction loan for an extension.
She seemed confused about why we weren't doing a knockdown rebuild.

RE: Wouldn't it be cheaper?
Me: Maybe, a little bit, but it's so wasteful and the whole point is to do a sustainable build.
RE: ... But wouldn't it be cheaper?
Me: ...
RE: ...
Me: SO - Back to that market appraisal...

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Ordering pizza instead of cooking tonight because ah fuck it I'm too old for this shit

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beer, Ukraine 

Puck Futin! Australian brewed, very limited edition, red ale, to a Ukranian recipe. Rather pleasant. Proceeds to Ukranian charity. I don't know what's with the green skinned, red eyed (zombie?) diver, though. Surely a John Deere towing a tank...

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Check out these cool 360 degree videos inside #TheCave - Turn up your volume for the full experience, and click and drag the videos to look around.
In the fake shop: https://youtu.be/pgNCMTh8VYk
In the hands-on area: https://youtu.be/JuM0laUxO6A
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Taking myself out for a big breakfast and a couple of big coffees this morning after working 7am to 10:30pm yesterday, almost all of it on my feet.

Not doing a damn thing with the rest of today.

Until I get bored.

So probably about 2 hours from now I'll dismantle something.

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Something that stuck with me from last night - was chatting with a scrutineer as he was leaving. He'd phoned in the initial count to his party and said that's all he needed. I just jokingly said "So you're happy nothing underhanded is going on then?"

"Oh no mate, there never is."

I suddenly came over feeling almost patriotic.

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auspol 

I just hope this country knows what it is doing.

If the Liberal Party gets back in, I might have to figure some shit out.

I’ll likely fuck off to the bush or something, and become a hermit.

Hashtag homeless during the election

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I ordered a laptop stand so I could have my laptop hooked up to my drums in a more useful position, it arrived today and fits perfectly! So much better than having it dodgily perched on the luggage to the left there. 😛

I also discovered that Logic Pro has a thing where it can pick up the tempo of what you're playing and it lets you adjust it after the fact! I'm a bit shit at keeping time, but I recorded a section by trying to keep a count in my head ("ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR and") and I actually ended up surprisingly close to 120bpm the whole time.

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Work/Life stuff 

@declan That's quite a lot to deal with! Two of the bigger life stressors at the same time. Hang on in there, mate!

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