Tori Amos

I recently lent Nat all of my Tori Amos CD’s.

It was no big deal seeing as I haven’t listened to them in a while now.

About 5 minutes after she left with them I had these sudden cravings to listen to the bewitching one.

Took me a good while to dig up my old Tori MP3 cd’s and I’ve been listening to them non stop ever since.

Listening to Tori always reminds me of school. Particularly 12th Grade where I was introduced to (at the time probably force fed) Tori by Nouf (a girl with horrifically good and often underappreciated musical tastes and always made me smile)

Just a belated thank you Nouf 😉 , If you somehow stumble across this site, drop me a line 🙂 (We always seem to loose touch)


New Blog Added To Blog Roll

Please welcome Amita’s Blog to my fine Blog Roll.

If you would care to check out you might learn something you never knew before or just be amused by the rants and ravings of a mad woman.

Because of my high google ranking (now at position 3, boy can I taste that number 1 position) I thought I would share the love and link her up to send her some affordable and highly targeted traffic (oh oh work persona is taking over, must resist)

I can smell colors.



Yes there is friends season marathon thing on Arena TV and I have to say that Monica is by far the most annoying character on the show.

The 2 episodes that I watched (yes I lasted through two episodes) I just wanted to jump in and slap some sense into her.


That should be the gag for about oooh lets say 15 minutes NOT EVERY SINGLE EPISODE, NOW LETS MOVE ON!!!!!!!!

I feel much better now.

Over and Out.


New Phone

Well I’ve had a pretty busy week, lots to do at work and quite a few things to do outside of work.

Nadia (my sister) just got back from Abu Dhabi and brought back a new phone for me. My dad picked up a nifty second hand i-mate smartphone (or to those in the know a QTEK 7070).

I have to say so far I am impressed, it runs smoothly, looks good (no bigger than my 3210) and has heaps more features than the old phone did.

At the moment I’m tinkering with the gamboy emulator which seems to be partially working (I get the games startup sequence but little else after that)

Just a short update for now, will be posting some more journeys to and from work on the 9-5 circuit shortly 🙂

But for now its back to the lab.


8AM commuters

Sometimes I just wish I carried video camera or tape recorder to journal the continuous bombardment of stupidity I experience while going in to work this past week and a half.

Ever since I went full time I have been catching the 8AM train into work and I have to say there is a big difference between the 6AM commuters and the 8AM commuters.

The 6AM commuters are more laid back and when travelling in groups tend to not talk to one another at near inaudible levels.

The 8AM commuters however…..


Mobile Phone

Its that time, the 3210 just doesnt seem to cut it anymore (in the battery department that is)

Either I need to get a new phone or a new battery.

The new phone idea is looking more and more appealing.


First Week Of Full Time Work

Well my first week of full time work as a developer at Dark Blue Sea has finally come to an end.

And how does it feel you might ask… feels damn good.

Some of the fantastic perks of going full time over casual employment:

  1. Standard times of starting and finishing work (9 – 5 is the bees knees baby!!!)
  2. Able to give my brain a bit of exercise (self explanatory)
  3. No more domain categorization (Don’t ask)

Sure there are some things that I will miss from customer care:

  1. The giggles over some of the stylish and “amusing” emails we receive
  2. The great peeps that are fun to be around 24×7 and feel your pain/understand when you have something to get off you chest
  3. The ability to get things done during the week in the day time (I pray for Brisbane to become a 24×7 city)

Ah well, now on to bigger and better things I hope 🙂


New Day, New Skin

Yes this is still, I had to update the skin back to one of the standard ones provided by Movable Type.

Why you might ask?

So all the savages that use Internet Explorer to browse these pages properly, for all of you that still are still using this archaic beast its time to download a REAL DAMN BROWSER


Howto Bypass Microsoft Word Security

Security Tracker reports how to get a “secured” Microsoft Word document and change the password to a blank field.

As explained on

Thorsten Delbrouck describes in this SecurityTracker post how to bypass Microsoft Office security features:

1.) Open a protected document in MS Word
2.) Save as “Web Page (*.htm; *.html)”, close Word
3.) Open html-document in any Text-Editor
4.) Search “” tag, the line reads something like that: ABCDEF01
5.) keep the “password” in mind
6.) Open original document (.doc) with any hex-editor
7.) search for hex-values of the password (reverse order!)
8.) Overwrite all 4 double-bytes with 0x00, Save, Close
9.) Open document with MS Word, Select “Tools / Unprotect Document” (password is blank)

tsk tsk (*shakes head*)


New Blog added to Blog Roll

Please welcome AKA The Gaz Man

In a pathetic attempt for higher rankings for his site on google and because he has is kindly providing the webhosting for this site I thought I would pimp out good old Gary’s website (seeing as my google ranking is going through the roof ;), oh yeah playing with the big boys now 🙂 )

So here it is

Just incase you missed it, that’s

If you ever want to visit you can always come back here (hell there may be some new stuff posted) and click on the link in the blog roll to

Enjoy 😉