Graduation and some server issues

Yes yes I know that Houmam.com has been down the past few days. It has all been fixed up now and everything seems to be running smoothly.

On a more personal note, I graduated yesterday. A brand spanking new Masters of Information Technology to add to the pile.

I’m not a fan of graduation ceremonies but I got some pictures which I should be posting up shortly πŸ™‚

Stay Tuned

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 πŸ˜‰ , If you somehow stumble across this site, drop me a line πŸ™‚ (We always seem to loose touch)

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 πŸ™‚

But for now its back to the lab.

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…..it 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 πŸ™‚

Mario Kart, The Office and Dilbert.

Yes, as many of you will know I finally got Mario Kart. I also got season 2 of The Office and a copy of Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel

Mario Kart is by far one of the best titles to grace the Game Cube, I have been playing now for 4 hours straight and I just can’t stop (*fingers sooooo sore from all the power sliding*)

The Office is just so funny I hurt myself every time I watch it.

And what can one say about Dilbert that hasn’t been said before really πŸ™‚

All round great Christmas methinx πŸ˜‰ hope everyone had a safe and fun Christmas πŸ™‚

Belle De Jour Wins An Award

Well my favorite blog Belle De Jour (Adults Only Please πŸ™‚ ) won an award for Best Written Blog in the Guardians Blog Awards (see results here)

I have been hooked since I started reading her blog in October. Good to see that she is getting the credit she deserves; it is a fantastically well written blog which keeps me smiling.

Credit goes to vowe.net for introducing me to her work πŸ™‚