12:10

Rode 100km in what felt like an oven this morning! No ill effects but was on the edge of that 'all over cramps' feeling for a while there.

14:03

Few tourist shots of NZ: http://rainton.com/fun/diary/php... Long URL? 12yo software lead to that wink

12:26

Chilling in Kangaroo Valley. BBQ breakie on the veranda. Relax with friends. Check in on the cricket. Ah... Nice.

08:38

Thanks to everyone sending happy thoughts today. Anyone would think it's... erm... my birthday or something! wink You are all too kind smile

15:30

Sitting at PC. Phone hums in pocket. Flick back to workspace with browser in to check Gmail. Mobile mail clients are surprisingly helpful wink

19:34

Still in doubt? "97% of active climatologists agree that human activity is causing global warming" http://is.gd/6bjON

11:42

Top tip: do not max out chasing Turra's 10th seed rider up from Berowra only half way through a 106km ride. Rest of your day will be agony!

12:17

Riding on the West Head smoothness with cracked ribs doesn't hurt as much as you'd think. Lack of sleep does though. Am smashed now.

14:34

Lost all menus (file/edit/etc..) from all gnome applications?! Just remove gnome-globalmenu-common. Phew! Tip found here: http://is.gd/5TvDN

20:44

Today's Daily Telegraph had 5 pages about how screwed the Aussie cricket team were. And yet this arvo they won the match. How good was that!

10:21

More knee-jerk reaction has me concluding: airport security is more to do with appearances than actually catching crims. Has been for years.

11:09

That week of riding the velvet trails of NZ made me forget how to handle roots and rocks. Very sore left Brachialis is the result sad

05:44

Some neighbours (across the lane-way) look pretty wasted. NYE party at the split coffee stage. They took as a sign & switched back to beer.

20:22

Cycling stats for the year: 4,855km (2,000km was MTB). 362 hours. Elevation gain: 73,513m. 490,329 calories burnt. So says Garmin anyhow.

11:02

Before you toss out yesterday's SMH Summer pull-out check out p3. Not a bad story, and... oooh... who's that quoted and in the picture? wink

19:47

Pics from the Rotorua MTB trip... and lots of 'em: http://nobmob.com/image/tid/3088

17:45

http://dpreview.com/ challenge of challenges: 506 of the best images on the 'net: http://is.gd/5FfdZ Slick presentation system too!

18:36

After 2 weeks away... we return to find plants on the balcony have gone ballistic and fish have turned cannibal! PS. #Avatar hype justified!

05:52

7 days straight MTB in biblically awesome Rotorua, walk http://tongarirocrossing.org.nz/ Might be time for the lazy part of this trip wink

03:24

Airlines... Next they'll expect us to pay for them to make us feel shit. Oh, wait... We already do!

05:40

At least the new UPS test went as expected this morning. Now to move a DTV tuner card and the technology woes might be over for a while.

19:01

Home servers are nice until they get a H/W fault. Desktop, TV & music rely on this. RAID array has found a new home in desktop for a while.

05:44

Britons spend more (pa) on ring tones than Fusion power research. Is a ring tone going to solve the world energy crisis? Priorities people!

15:22

New UPS: battery-backed-tastic! As opposed to the old one which was battery-buggered-iffic: The actual device (not battery) was dead sad

10:20

How come GF spent 80 bucks in the supermarket yesterday and yet there's nothing to eat in the house? Time to go myself? wink

19:05

Perhaps I should move this bottle of White Spirits from where the glass of water usually sits on my desk?

06:38

At last... some event pictures worth buying! http://nobmob.com/node/11010 Loved the Scott24 this year smile

16:58

SMH coverage of MTB in NSW NPs http://is.gd/4f615 Don't know why they have to make it a conflict - most cyclists are environmentalists too.

17:37

Home but tired post Scott24 (24 hour MTB race, silly!). What a track! If you didn't blast round there you don't know what you're missing!

15:11

Last day of work today... bring on a summer of fun! Erm... OK... and a little part time work but beats 9-5! wink

15:10

Northern Beaches National Parks to pilot Sustainable MTB Access - http://nobmob.com/node/10706

07:26

Decorations and an 'xmas bear' were on sale in Myer this week. Only 14 weeks of retail desperation to go - not a sign of economic recovery!

13:48

78,000 children work in tobacco farms of Malawi, their handling of tobacco leaves causing nicotine poisoning. Sickening! http://is.gd/2MHlv

15:32

Buy a fuel efficient car, or drive less. Good for planet. But lower fuel demand = lower cost = peak oil doubters = bad for planet. Catch 22?

15:39

Radio ad: "SMS TRY. That's T-R-Y to...". So this stuff is aimed at an intellectual audience then?

11:16

Might be worth pretending to be a pommie today wink Poor show on the cricket front from the Aussies sad

20:29

Chilling out watching the Cricket (Oh look, Collingwood just fell). Bike race tomorrow at a rather civilised midday start.

12:12

Pretty cold last night (Jul 25). Wore my 'only 3 days a year cold enough for this' coat. Found receipt in pocket dated 25 Jul 08. Spooky! wink

16:02

Go Cavendish! What a rider. And with a great attitude to boot - always seems modest and thankful for his team. Keep it up Mark!

21:45

SHT is closed so the cops are RBTing on the expressway. Brilliant way to snarl up the traffic! Doh!

17:01

Going to the Opera House for a little bit of culture.

13:38

Spotted on George St... Tandem 'bent!

23:11

Mulholland Dr - WTF is that movie about?! Not that it doesn't have it's... erm... 'moments' wink

16:09

While writing a document I just thought '1902' but typed '190x' (bother literally). Interestingly the latter is correct. Spooky!

17:48

This is just disgusting: http://is.gd/1866M Political bargaining gone crazy!

10:07

Somehow I've blown my DSL quota and am stuck with 128kbps for the next 2 days. Doh!

06:34

World's most optimistic job ad in my inbox today: "IT Director, Telco, Afghanistan - $100K USD". Erm... I don't think so! wink

10:29

Pruning packages from a Linux system (without picking one that is dependency for the only app you run) is quiet a nice (nerds) game.

18:58

This is a bit more complicated than the last CPU sink I installed! http://is.gd/IU9k New silent system. Covered in heatpipes and fins smile