Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Social Networking - No More!

Is it just me or are the number of social networking sites just a bit too much to handle? I got my head around "Facebook" (which still comes up as misspelling on my computer) and have joined "Twitter" and now there are heaps of new ones.

Now I realise that some sites like "Delicious" and "Linkedin" have been around a while but seriously do people honestly have the time to have profiles on all of these AND keep them up-to-date. I know I don't and I don't work. What are people doing?? Of course there are some of these new ones that keep track of all your profiles for you but isn't that just making more accounts? It's INSANE. Ok and yes I realise I'm posting the thing about 'social networking' on a 'blog.'

There are good things about social networking, that being the whole 'networking' angle. I just say enough already!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Big Robots Kill People... sometimes

Last Saturday a friend and I went to the drive-in (yes they still exist and I say THE drive in because I believe it's probably the only one in the city in which I live) to see a double feature film.

Transformers 2 and Terminator the whatever.

I did hear one comedian describe the former as "watching Michael Bay w%&*k at a toaster." Good call! Check out the ah.. 'legs' of some of the some of the new Transformers and the behaviour of one peculiarly strange one around a female characters leg. Well really strange for a robot, maybe not for a dog!

Maybe it was better had I been a fan of the cartoon as a child . Apparently there were some references to matrices and the like that were part of the original series. But I'm sorry I just didn't 'get' it. The plot was weak and contrived and if my mother is reading this don't watch it, don't ever watch it for God's sake!

Generally speaking I think it's hard to walk out during a movie, even if you think it's a load... even harder if the movie happens to be at a drive-in and you have to physically move your car, annoying people with lights noise and other distractions. However I noticed during the second movie (T4) at least 20-30 cars leaving. It was that bad. I mean how can a 20 foot terminator walk up behind a group of people and surprise them! At times I asked my companion which movie I was watching.

Still I kinda think this is cool...

So I will end by saying that Big Bad Killer Robots of ANY kind are obviously no match for teenagers with no weapons so bring'em on!!

For trailers of both see:


Friday, July 3, 2009


I can't believe it. I have been outblogged by my own father!

Most 50 somethings in my experience would be happy to sit and read, maybe watch some TV and watch a few movies in their retirement, but not mine... oh no. After I introduced him to the idea of having his own blog instead of just contributing to others all the time, he has the downright nerve to outblog me.

It won't stand for it I tell you.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Of course I can communicate... see

I am sure that I am not the only one who believes that writing to selection criteria is hopelessly depressing, irritating and should not be necessary. Why should I write a case to prove, for example, that I am a good communicator? If I wasn't a good communicator you wouldn't be able to read this, now would you. And how do I prove an "honest, caring personality" I could tell you I have one, tell you other people said I have one, but it isn't necessarily true. I could have everyone fooled.

So it's really about 'selling yourself'. But what does that mean? Blow your own trumpet? Well what if you don't own one?!? But seriously, with people in HR who know nothing about what we actually do in our jobs doing the selecting and interviewing and who just care about getting a person who can write a nice looking application that says a few choice key words, what honest hope have the people who can really do the job have in the long run?

Maybe I should go with the words of a good friend... "Hire me or I'll kill you!"

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Been watching the NRL

Those who know me know that I have been a Cowboys fan for a number of years and have been watching the NRL before that. While I have to say that, unlike many of my relatives and friends, I do love the game, I do find a few things confusing.

First why is a 'try' called a 'try?' Surely if you have managed to get the football across the line without one of your players offside (or touching the sideline etc) then you have SUCCEEDED not TRIED. I would really like to know the origin of the word here because it confuses me. I try to understand.

Second - Scrums - WHY? a left over from Union? A reason to show the fans the players butts? A chance to give one side a little break for a minute? Makes little sense to me?

Next thing is in every game, every one, a running tally is kept for each player of the number of penalties, metres gained, offloads etc, etc. for every player in a match. Now my question is who is keeping these tallies? Is there one person per team or per player. Whatever the answer here it is NOT a job I would like. So boring. So tedious.

On a final note who thought of the names of the positions in this game huh? 'Utility' sounds like... well somewhere I would go to relieve myself or maybe something to do with economics and 'dummy half' uh... half a dummy? not quite much as a dummy as the receiver?

This all being said I do like my league. Just telling it like it is or how I see it.

I'll leave you with a quote from a commentator on ABC Grandstand concerning the Sharks this week. "There incompetency is worth photographing." Not at all nice but probably an accurate portrayal of an ailing Cronulla team. Poor Sharkys.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My first blog....

Actually this is not my first attempt at blogging. I have tried to do this before but I never kept it up and certainly never 'shared' that I had one. Only time will tell if I keep this up at all, or whether I have anything interesting to say.

It beats me how people have the time to write on blogs, twitters, facebook, myspace etc etc. while they have a job. I can't keep a handle on it and I am unemployed. Not wanting to be so, but yes there we are. I blame the aliens. We are sending jobs 'overseas' but so are most other countries so where are all the jobs going??? eh?? The answer is obvious. ALIENS. Little green men from outer space have taken our jobs and ruining our economy. Think about it.

Actually it's as plausable as any other reason for the collapse that I have heard. I mean lending money that was never really there in the first place... oh dear!

Couple of funnies:

By the way if you don't know and can't be bothered looking it up, the Latin at the top means "My small book" which is kind of what a blog is to me hence the name.

That's all for now