Wednesday, March 27, 2013

AFL Ladder -

AFL Ladder -

Previews supplied by Tim Murphy.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Real estate rant.

HOW is it possible that a house which is quoted at $570,000 - $620,000 ends up selling for over $777,500? Here, have a look for yourselves :

If the link is gone by the time you read this then take my word for it. Don't get me wrong, the house was nice and renovated and presented well, but it was only 3 bedrooms and a very tiny backyard. While speaking to the agents all week, he never indicated that interest in the place was anywhere above mid $600's. That is all the house was worth. Added to this were issues regarding the front fence which had not passed inspection and also a special overlay due to the house being in an area prone to flooding. This didn't stop some family from shelling out $777,500 for it. This is just crazy!

So was the agent lying all this time, did he truly not know how hot the market would be on the day? Are people that lazy that they will pay massive top dollar so they don't have to renovate an older house. There are houses nearby which would sell for under $600k and for another $100k would end up just as nice as this one. Just seems ludicrous to me.

Maybe they were victims of the GFC and have to downsize from a Brighton palace to a Moorabbin home, just had a lot more money than us normal folks.

Anyway, rant over, back to the TV.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Been a while.

Hi Blog, it's been a while.
Thought I'd check in to see who's been here to visit me, I'm guessing no one, doesn't matter, it's not that important. Anyone who begs to differ can leave a comment. I might get round to reading it one day.
In fact, I'm sure I will as gmail will tell me so.

Good luck to you and your families.

Here's a picture of our new car. I love it.

Ciao for now.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Carlton FC Player Analysis - From a Blues Supporter

ANDREW WALKER – Still in therapy from playing 22 positions in 22 weeks under Denis Pagan.
JORDAN RUSSELL – Half of our fans think it's disrespectful to the great John Nicholls to allow Jordan Russell to meander around in the number 2 jumper. The other half think it's disrespectful to Dominic Fotia

MARC MURPHY – Highly talented youngster who is widely regarded as the worst decision maker in the game after turning down the chance to go to Brisbane under the father/son rule

BRYCE GIBBS – Has been nicknamed Schapelle because he's counting the days until he's allowed to go home

CHRIS JUDD – Judd is severely hampered by a long term groin injury. He has lost explosive pace, can't kick over 40 metres, is unable to turn freely and can only play 60% of game time. Clearly the best player on the list

KADE SIMPSON – Kade's like the average looking bird at a party that you chat up so you know you've got a guaranteed root in case you can't land something decent. Made captain till something better came along and then dropped like a Cain Ackland chest mark .

MATTHEW KREUZER – Was named as the player to lead the club out of the wilderness by our President Tricky Dicky, who the called him Matt Kruger in the same sentence. Don't know about the kid, but for god sake keep Pratt away from the players .

JASON SADDINGTON – Sydney capped off their unforgettable Premiership win in 2005 by off-loading Jason Saddington on the Blues.

RICHARD HADLEY – Plays footy not unlike Richard Hadlee from NZ would play the game. Should only be picked if the Blues win the toss and bowl first .

CAIN ACKLAND – The story goes that when Greg Swann was woken by a call in the middle of the night and told that one of his players had been videotaped urinating on a nightclub window, he knelt by the side of his bed and prayed it was Cain Ackland .

LUKE BLACKWELL – Selected by Carlton under the father/ordinary son rule. He's a smaller, weaker, less talented version of his father Wayne .

BRAD FISHER – Unshaven half forward flanker who could comfortably pass for one of the homeless. Broke his thumb in the pre-season after getting punched in the nose outside a soup kitchen .

SHAUN GRIGG – Loves to run with the footy. I suggest we buy him a Sherrin, drop him off on the Western Highway and hope he runs back home to Ballarat .

SETANTA O'hAILPIN – In four years the Irishman has failed to grasp even the most basic concepts of AFL football. During Round One this year he was asked to pay more attention to loose men, so after the game he went cruising for action down Commercial Road in Prahran.

AISAKE O'hAILPIN – Has learnt everything he knows about footy from his older brother. In other words he thinks the MCG can fly because it has two wings .

PAUL BOWER – Looks like 'Curly' Austin from the 1970's, plays like 'Curly' Howard from The Three Stooges .

EDDIE BETTS – If that's the case he should have $100 on Carlton to win the spoon .  

ADAM HARTLETT – The Blues new enforcer took out Cam Howat behind the play in Round One. He's currently suspended, but will be back to take out Ricky Petterd against the Dees in Round Four .

NICK STEVENS – Typical drover's dog who missed all of 2007 with a neck injury after spending all of 2006 looking over his shoulder for oncoming contact .

BRENDON FEVOLA – The Fevola File is now into it's 7th bound edition. Fev had a tumultuous pre-season but told the match committee he has learnt from his mistakes. He has promised to fire up against Collingwood by taking out Dick, then follow it up against the Eagles by pissing on Glass .

CAMERON CLOKE – Getting a ruckman that Collingwood rejects is like going to Calcutta to replace your chauffeur .

HEATH SCOTLAND – Heath is a favourite in footy Dreamteams. Unfortunately for Carlton they don't play their matches on some pimply nerd's laptop .

JARRAD WAITE – Waite could do with a little more weight and he doesn't have to look far. It's hanging over the top of Nick Stevens' shorts .

JORDAN BANNISTER – In 1954 Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. In 2008 Jordan Bannister is hoping to break the four-possession game.

BRET THORNTON – Tireless defender whose weekly misery is compounded by knowing that for 2 glorious days in October 2006, he was a Hawk .

RYAN HOULIHAN – The last of the four Houlihan sisters to play League football. Post-retirement he's destined to live in the same trailer park as the Whitnall brothers.

SIMON WIGGINS – For the third year running the Blues forgot to delist Wiggins because he's so forgettable. Has played 89 games for the club and at the current rate will play his 100th in 2012 .

DARREN PFEIFFER – Youngster who will have to come to terms with the fact that Fev will never be able to spell his surname because it starts with a silent Pee .

ANDREW CARAZZO – Ball magnet with a kicking impediment. He only told the club this year that Carazzo is Italian for turnover.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Headline - Footy fan's sick leave gamble fails to pay off

I never thought to try this on, I guess it could be used for Mondayitis if your team loses on the weekend.
Better luck next time dude.


Footy fan's sick leave gamble fails to pay off

March 19, 2008

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Always looking for new games.

I found this little game. It's called the Passive Multiplayer On-line Game.

What is it?

It's a game you play without knowing that you are playing a game. It's hard to explain, there are a couple of good guides (not on the game's own website) which do a decent job of describing how it works. The rest is up to you to figure out.
Basically, you load a Firefox add-on which tracks your Internet surfing (don't bother with this if you are freaked out by this notion) and you rack up points depending on which sites you visit.
You can follow missions which basically send you on a voyage of discovery of web sites. When you complete missions you get more points and this helps you jump up a level (if you complete enough missions).

Give it a go @ PMOG

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Rear Window.

While sitting in a meeting today, we happened to look out the window towards an adjacent building. That building is a block of serviced apartments and occasionally we've seen the odd occupant performing unnatural acts like vacuuming the carpets in the buff, holding a dance party, etc. Today we witnessed a couple who obviously don't check to see if the blinds are up or down. Firstly a dude, a quite hirsute dude, a quite hirsute naked dude, walks into the viewable room, slips on his jocks and socks and then walks around the room doing whatever. eventually he appears again, fully dressed and doing stuff behind the closed blinds.
15 minutes into the meeting, we are bored and being a teleconference we muted ourselves so we could talk about how boring the meeting was and then we were confronted by the following scene :

The hairy dudes wife appears from the bathroom, hair covered by a towel, but nothing else. It was a little like the Little Britain ladies scene (I forget their names). I still couldn't believe that they thought they had privacy in that room. It's about 10-25 metres away from our building which is all windows, surely they knew they could be seen. It was the middle of the morning for God's sake!

Anyway, it provided us with a light hearted moment during an otherwise dull and dreary meeting.

We have a meeting booked in the same room for the next few weeks, more reports from the Rear Window as they come to hand.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Rambo Data

Monday, March 03, 2008

Some people never learn!

Why is it that some people never learn? Why would a professional cricketer incite the crowd with gestures like this when he professed his total innocence 2 months ago. If the ICC was truly independent of mother India, he'd be charged and retrospectively banned for the original offence. Considering Matthew Hayden copped a dressing down for calling him a weed, the weed strikes back with this and also some saliva for the front row crowd. It's time he was put back in his box, ICC "Do Something".

Monkey Harbhajan

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Check out my new blog.

Also, blogs of note. I enjoy Mark Cubans blog, sports, technology and a little bit of US Politics. If you don't know who he is, look him up. He's quite knowledgeable for a young buck (or should that be maverick).

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What am I doing now?

Recently discovered a new bit of technology. Not really a gadget, but more of a geek thing to do but might one day catch on in a big way.

It's called twitter.

What is twitter? It's pretty much a blog but really only for sms type messages. In fact, you can update it via sms messaging if you like and it seems that some of the people on it are doing that. Mostly you update it via the web.

What is it's purpose?
Essentially it's a way of letting people know what you are doing right now. It can also be a form of instant messaging where you can track friends and send each other comments/thoughts.

Who gives a fig what you are doing now?
Well, probably no one, but then again, who gives a stuff about what you write in a blog? Some people do, a lot, some people don't but they read it anyway.

SO if you are interested, look over there -> on the right hand side bar you'll see my latest comments about what I'm doing, or thinking. It really is a mini blog if you like.

By the way, the guy that invented Blogger is also responsible for twitter, look out, Google might just buy that too.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Venice, please.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My next phone.

This will be my next phone.

The new iPhone. iPod, Phone and Internet communications device in one.

Brilliant design.

Apple sure know how to make a sexy device.

In keeping with the twitter theme.

Are You a Twitter Ninja?