Friday, August 06, 2010

The 'Australian Vaccination Network' are a bizarre cult.

Last year I had a delightful case of pertussis, thanks to the continual erosion of herd immunity interacting with the natural reduction in immunity for this disease that occurs in most humans.

This can be directly attributable to the work of the Australian Vaccination Network, a bunch of paranoid cultist nutbags who believe that immunisation is a plot to corrupt and pollute precious bodily fluids.

Pertussis, or whooping cough, was not a mild disease for me. I had not only the paralysing cough, but also the full-blown whoop, or stridor. Imagine coughing until you have completely expelled all air, and then as you try to breathe in, being strangled by an invisible maniac. Also, I'm not exactly certain that I did not crack a rib.

The 3AM hospital visit was Not Fun.

Meryl Dorey and her minions are howling loons. Pay them no mind.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ho ho ho tee hee

ksh 93!

ksh 93

Bloody hellfire.

If you don't fix things, they break

Friday, February 13, 2009

A decade is a longish time

Deary me. The X-Files have not aged well.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Jolly good!

Stephen Fry likes Linux, and tells you why. Good on him. I recommend the Fedora Project myself.

Friday, April 04, 2008

You'd think this wheel would've been invented again by now

It is unfeasibly difficult to get a modern version of RPM for Solaris 10, either built from scratch or as a package of some sort. This Should Not Be. I refuse to use native Solaris packaging as it's awful beyond comprehension, and besides, I want to use my leet RPM skillz0rs. Also - why, yes, it has been over a year since I last posted here. Wheee! Job good!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Great Googly Moogle

Signed a shiny new contract for a shiny new job yesterday. Go me.

Went out for a few drinks and a meal with some BookCrossing people last night, now my other toe is sore. Damn you, genetics. Damn you, purines. Too much beer/meat I guess, but uigar cuisine is very me-ish indeed. I regret nothing.

Start next Thursday. Really looking forward to it.

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Weekly Me

In this week's headlines

  • I discovered what Gout is like. Not recommended.
  • Moved my domains over to Google Apps for Domains. If you'd love the CIA to read your mail, send me some.
  • Pulling beers as a volunteer for the National Folk Festival is to be my doom
  • Had my fifth and hopefully last (in a good way) job interview for Prestigious Company Foo

Bookcrossing this week, and I've barely touch my new stack. Oh noes!

I'm skint, so click on a link. After a year or so, I'm up to US$Bugger-all.