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Benny Hinn

Today I walked out of the train at Central station and I came face to face one of the few people who really get under my skin.

I’m talking about Benny Hinn.

Yes THE BENNY HINN is going on his tour around Australia and “blessing ” Brisbane with his presence.

Many of you already know how much I dislike this guy. Not only did he ruin perfectly good television time (after a night shift there is nothing worse than coming home to nothing but Benny Hinn ) but the fact that people believe his lies is just astounding.

I’m not here to preach, I’m not here to argue from a religious point of view (hell I’m not even christian) but he is just a man selling religion to people who have nowhere else to go.

Its one thing preaching religion to people, but convincing genuinely sick people that they are healed and charging them for the pleasure is just one big fat joke.

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As the great Reverend George Carlin preached :

Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money!

I am more than willing to provide the same deal as Benny however I will be offering my services at a reduced price of$2 a pop. SImply give me the cash and I’ll slap some sense into you. Voila…..cured.

Everyone form a line, single file……

(** Update : Due to a stuff up I had with w.bloggar I posted an old version of the rambling.

The old version forgot to mention that I did’nt actually bump into Benny Hinn.

I had actually came face to face with a GIANT poster of Benny Hinn advertising his tour. Giant as in right next to the GIANT Mac IPOD ads (I can hear Alex crying from here **)

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Stuff and Introducing Operation “Spread Da Love”

Its been a while since I posted some new stuff.

Long weekend came and went, nice start to the weekend with Nathan’s b-day gathering then Dave Gormans Googlewhack Adventure on Saturday.

Dave Gorman was great, his tale is one of the most clever and intriguing ones I have ever heard (check out his site for further details on this extraordinary mans adventure). After the show he hung around so me and Nat picked up a copy of his book and he gladly signed them 🙂 Overall great night!

Another long weekend is coming up and we get to go see Ross Noble (should be absolutely fantastic!)

And in other news I am proud to introduce the latest upgrade to houmam.com, appropriately named Operation “Spread Da Love” (its appropriate because it just is…OK) so far Alex has contributed 4 fantastic images of my mug in funky places (including an ass), god bless that man 😉 Might get him to send a high quality image of the logo and see who can “Spread Da Love” in the most imaginative fashion.

Keep Da Love A Spreadin’

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Happy Easter & The Trip To Fraser Island

Hello All,

Its been a while 🙂

Happy Easter to everyone, I’m sitting back on the 3rd day of my 4 day long weekend. So much time I don’t know what to do with myself.

Its been a good holiday so far lots of rest and fun.

The confectionery warehouse was open 24 hours during the holiday period so me and Haesel went through at 11pm (I was worried about being surrounded by all sorts of shady characters but it was pretty busy with all sorts of candy obsessed characters, some with teeth, many without). I don’t know what it is but the second I walk into a house of candy or a place with large quantities of sweets I go off sweets and I couldn’t decide on what I wanted. I wound up with a bag of dark chocolate covered almonds (yum yum)

We went to Fraser Island yesterday (we being me, Rod, Alonso, Andrew and Tim. I should have some photos posted up by next week), it was an early start to the day (3AM start to the day) so we could get on the first barge through to the island and spend as much time as possible there.

I have to say Rods van/love mobile was the best way to get there and back, it is truly the holiday tranporter of choice in my books. Sure we weren’t able to hit the sand as hard as when he had the Holden but it was travelling in comfort and style.

We saw allot more than when I was there last (and allot more dingoes), we swam in a creek, a lake
and the ocean which is a lot more swimming in things I usually get up to. As usual the place was just fantastic, I am not a camping person at all but if there was an initiative to go camping on the island I would seriously consider it (consider being the key word here 🙂 )

I am now off to fix the garage…..a great way to start the day!

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Slow Week

It has been a very slow week.

Work has been good, finally got allot of features and fixed several bugs in the ESP, I think everyone is generally happy with it (spare a few annoying bugs I cant put my finger on)

Me and Rod finished up the Tivo this week as well. The old image crashed never to start again so I hopped onto oztivo and found that it was a known issue and a fresh new image was waiting for me to download (which I gladly did). The pal tuner tivo has now been running for a good 3 days without any noticeable hitches (well one annoyance but I will look into fixing that during the weekend)

Today was a good day at work, we are moving office so good bye to nice views and hello brand spanking new office space. Its much closer to the train and looks pretty kewl (for the blank empty space so far, the furniture and comps should be in over the weekend (go Gary and Billy). It was also office curry night, much curry to be had for all 🙂

Will be good to get into the new working environment on Monday (apart from the fact that we have to hand in our self evaluation sheets eeek)

I am also hooked on the brilliant new cgi sci fi show called Tripping the rift (adult humour warning) what a crack up 🙂

And with that I leave you with a compulsory quote from office space regarding evaluations.

Bob Slydell: What would you say ya do here?
Tom Smykowski: Well look, I already told you! I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don’t have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can’t you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?

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Things of Excitement

Well today I got my Lee Mack tickets in the mail. Its for this Saturday (the Brisbane leg of his tour actually starts tonight but we decided to go to the last show so Nat could come too) Should be a laugh.

I have finally found someone to go to Incubus with so it looks like that is going to happen YEY!!! (That is if there are any tickets left)

There are quite a few good shows coming to town so the next few months are looking good 🙂

On another note I’ve started the legendary Tivo Pal Mod (removing the NTSC tuner on one of the Tivo boards and and replacing it with a Pal Tuner.) So far it’s looking good (We haven’t plugged it in yet and there is still one major step to be completed) but fingers crossed we don’t do any major damage, who would have thought that soldering off something the size of a large ant could be so difficult?????

Yep exciting stuff indeed ……

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What happened to the wind?

I would like a little breeze mother nature….Not gusts of wind or freak showers, JUST A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD A LIGHT BREEZE!!!

Its so hot and still in my room, I could scream…Or watch The Tick which I just picked up on DVD this weekend 🙂

Mother Nature is a cruel mistress indeed.

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Nothing To Report

What more can I say?

Its been a pretty uneventful week, apart from work I’ve been working on my new side project.

I am back onto a home media box.

So far I’ve been experimenting with Slackware and I have to say I am very very impressed so far. I’m trying to get my dxr3 to work on the box (which I am this close [ ] to getting working) then I’m off to get freevo up and running.

I managed to get all the parts needed for the tuner conversion for my Tivo, so now it should have a fully operational pal tuner installed.

I need to get into hobbies not involving computers and electronics.

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A Perfect Circle Live In Brisbane

I just got back from the A Perfect Circle Concert.

I am still in shock over just how damn talented and unique this band really is and the pure, raw emotion passed across in their live set.

A perfect blend of the old and the new

Its 12am now and I have to get up in 6 hours for work, off to hit the sack (after downing 3 giant cups of water and sucking down an orange frozen fruit stick)

She acts just like a nurse with all the other guys.

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ESP and Work

Well it seems like the ESP (What I have been working on at work) is coming to a gradual end.

I’m relieved that allot of it has finally started working, it has been a pretty bad week.

It’s always the same, you code like hell and everything works, the second (read that nano second) its installed on another machine it opens a pandoras box of problems.

I’ve managed to get through most of them without too much trouble. There were a few close calls but hell next week I should be able to start adding more functions which should be exciting (get to flex my PHP muscles)

It’s all about the learning experience 🙂

Off to watch SVU

Keep on Coding Code Monkey.

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w.bloggar and other stuff

Hello Again,

Well I am testing out this nifty little program called w.bloggar and I would seriously suggest this little app to anyone that is considering starting up their own blog (and has windows installed 🙂 )

Sure it takes away all the 1337 skillz involved in writing your own html but hell it sure saves me alot of time!

In other news Gary has picked himself up a nifty new GBA SP which has left me foaming at the mouth.

Oh I just cant wait for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles to hit stores…..Its going to be sooo good….

Ah well, must be patient. Off to play Mario Kart DD BuBye

Keep those blue sparks flyin’