Friday, March 31, 2006

Bloody right

I was giving blood the other day and told the nurse my blood type. She said 'That's fine but we'll check anyways'.

I guess sometimes self-assertions just aren't enough.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Footy & spam?

Slashdot reports that 'Australian Rules to Crack Down on Spam'.

Personally, I question whether professional sports (antipodeal or not) have much to contribute to the spam discussion.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

A metasystem - in porcelain

Now this is true "convergence"!

Begs the question - which specs correspond to the sink, and which to the low-level "platform"?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Last Shall be First

Sat in 44K from Newark to Narita - absolutely the last seat on the plane. I chose it because of the extra leg room but expected to pay a price of being last to go through Japanese Immigration - with resultant delay.

Through the vagaries of terminal train shuttle loading and unloading (and some wily frequent flyer finagling - sorry Gramma), I ended up being the first through immigration. As a result, I waited only 5 m for the Narita Express.

It's sad that saving 30 minutes at the end somehow makes the previous 18 hours of travel more acceptable.