Quark – not just a particle

trisherino: quark is a cheese, right?
trisherino: no wait
trisherino: like cheese juice
Dewi: no. and no.
Dewi: what the hell
Dewi: > cheese juice
Dewi: no
Dewi: > cheese juice
Dewi: no
Dewi: > cheese juice
Dewi: no
Dewi: that’s all my brain has on the subject of cheese juice
***Kewn laughs
***trisherino laughs
Dewi: I don’t have an opinion
Dewi: this… this has never happened to me before.
trisherino: nah, I’m thinking of whey. quark is what you get when you squeeze out all the cheese juice
trisherino: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark_(cheese)
Dewi: fucking what
Dewi: how dare you not just be speaking shit
Dewi: how do I delete this page?
trisherino: I assure you, much of the shit I speak is loosely based on fact
trisherino: often very, very loosely
Dewi: I want to start a vote for deletion on that page
Dewi: Reason: this topic is too stupid to exist

Strongly-typed retort

(12:23:26 PM) Kewn: Strongly-typed languages. A sad and desperate attempt to protect people from their own stupidity.
(12:23:41 PM) Kewn: PHP 4EVA
(12:23:54 PM) Dewi: actually I’m a big fan of division operators being more explicit
(12:24:24 PM) Dewi: and having a separate one for int division

Beauty of the web

Clicking of the pictures for the great readability. You may have to click it twice because WordPress is conspiring to make me angry by overwriting my HTML changes.

To see the beauty of the web, go to http://beautyoftheweb.com and click the cube, like so.

Months later…

They never got back to me. :(

Anonymous: i can flick it somewhere if you like internally
Trisherino: well I would like to know why the web isn’t more beautiful
Trisherino: and by beautiful I mean “covered with fish”
Trisherino: I just expected IE9 to cover everything with fish
Anonymous: ohh they cant do that
Anonymous: it might break it :P
Trisherino: what! I thought IE9 was the future!
Anonymous: its better than ie 8!

Partial trust

Trish K. “That assembly does not allow partially trusted callers” :S
James M. What does partial trust look like?
Trish K. James: I guess it’s like when you lend someone a duck, but you still draw an “X” or something on one foot so you know you get the right one back
James M. Huh
James M. Never thought of it like that
Trish K. Well that’s probably why your ducks go missing
James M. Yeah

Oxford St Wisdom

Ladies, can I give you some advice? I’m aged, you see, like a wine.

Take men before they take you. And they will, given half a chance.
Take everything from them, don’t let them take anything from you, except their pants.

Get them drunk, let them wake up in the morning wondering what happened.
I used to own a brothel in Wellington.

I’m from Poland!

- Advice from an elderly gentleman on Oxford St, Sydney

A gift from my father

I was just going through a small box of chaos today and found this gift that my father brought back for me from Tibet last year.

It’s a cloth bag with a beaded necklace and a compact mirror inside it. The mirror has an engraving on the back in Chinese.

I don’t know much Chinese so he included a note to translate it for me.

It reads “Tricia, I eat but don’t wash up”.



a story i’ve been waiting to relate…
so i’m at a friend’s place for dinner other day
and i’m telling story of how raphy brought a brown snake to dad as a present
anyway this housemate decides his story is cooler
him- (in Italian) “hey but there’s this festival of the serpents where people walk around with big snakes sometimes a few meters”
me- “oh yeah…but carpet snakes right”
him- “yeah not poisonous but sometimes 2 metres”
me- “yeah well this brown snakes get as large and can kill you”
him- “so this festival…people walk around and throw the snake into the crowd
then they have a cow and the snake goes up the leg (motions spiral)
and grabs the …[teat] (motions sucking)
and the snake drinks the cow!”

waaaaiiit a minute
I was told that this CAN’T HAPPEN
because snakes don’t know what milk is

So here i am in a scrubs moment
me crouching down now in khaki
shorts and a hat
“Listen mate….snakes…don’t drink milk
snakes…dont know what milk is”
i’m thinking…..how do i relate the snake man‘s wisdom to this idiot?
clearly he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and even if i could somehow get the video or the snake man himself
why would he believe the snake man…….
only i could know the real truth and it was simply a battle of who had the most apparent intellect
believe the young aussie who we know likes to drink and ride bikes?
or the 40 odd year old bachelor who still works as a watiter in a share house and is a bit off with the fairies…but is italian.
i challenged to find evidence of said act on the internet
he couldn’t
but what are the odds? here i am thinking why would snake man think to tell people snakes dont know what milk is?


could crazy italians be the genesis of crazy snake man?

well, who knows more about snakes? snake man or crazy Italians?
I rest my case


Dewi’s rat utopia

embersalt: Dewi: I was just earlier discussing an elaborate cooling system using midgets and table salt to mimic a soft sea breeze
embersalt: maybe the bees have a similar system
Dewi: embersalt: I do that for my rats using a nebulizer
Dewi: embersalt: you might need a few to really make a whole room seem sea-breezy
Dewi: embersalt: salty aerosols are really great for respiration
embersalt: Dewi: You simulate a soft sea breeze for your rats using a nebulizer?
Dewi: embersalt: yup
embersalt: Dewi: Do they also get little hammocks and coconut drinks?
Dewi: they do sleep in hammocks, but not in The Tank
embersalt: bloody hell

Software today

James M. My Windows VM hates me.
James M. I’m taking this personally.
Trish K. Maybe it just feels neglected
Trish K. You haven’t been cleaning its milk pipework in a while
James M. I’ve started it up once per day every day this week.
James M. It’s just mad because I started it just now and then immediately hit shutdown, by accident
Trish K. That’s cold, man
James M. Well, it was like a sort of reflex action
James M. Yeah, I feel bad
Trish K. Build it up just to tear it down.
James M. Finally I’ve managed to persuade it to restart now
James M. But it’s definitely in a bad mood
Trish K. Maybe you can butter it up with windows updates and a few restarts
James M. It’s had those every day this week
James M. Ungrateful.
Trish K. You’re spoiling that VM
James M. I know, it’s my own fault really
James M. I shouldn’t pander to it
Trish K. It’ll never be independent at this rate
Trish K. 30 years from now it’ll still be hanging around on your desktop, watching reruns and asking to borrow the car
James M. You’re right, of course. I need to get tough with it.
Trish K. Tough love
James M. Of course if it hadn’t fallen in with the wrong crowd, maybe things would be different
James M. Visual Studio is just not good for it
James M. A bad influence, that program
Trish K. Hey Visual Studio is perfectly fine in moderation.
James M. Well, I don’t know about that. Once it gets together with intellisense, those two are trouble.
Trish K. Don’t be so hard on them. Don’t you remember what you were like back when you were an impressionable young desktop software?
James M. I suppose, so. But the world was different back then, when we only had 16 colours and a few meg of RAM to play with. Not to mention how tough it was to find free CPU cycles.
Trish K. Yeah they don’t know how easy they have it these days, with their fancy graphics cards and terabytes of everything.
James M. These kids have gigabytes of memory to play in, all the CPU cores they could ask for, fast local and cloud storage…
James M. They need to learn the value of the resources they have. Maybe a part time job would teach them some responsibility
Trish K. Back in my day, I had to walk 20 miles in the snow just to smell a *picture* of a CPU
Trish K. Yeah maybe set them doing some background processing tasks
James M. Exactly. Something menial.