Impulse buys…

I was surfing on graysonline yesterday and came across an auction for boxes of 250 stress builing block (like lego).  I saw these at Tech Ed last year and they are pretty cool as you can build stuff out of them, but i only had two.  Couldn’t help myself so i bid on a box…

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First play with Popfly

I got access to the alpha of popfly today and have been dragging and dropping mashups together all morning. This is simply hooking up the rss feed from Bronwens best of thailiand photos to a photo sphere control   The output in all siverlight as is the whole popfly interface. I’ve downloaded the block SDK…

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#4 the new 3

Well it seems that 4 is the number of 2007.  For those who’ve seen my IM tags for the last few months.  We ordered a new bed from Forty Winks 4 months ago!  Today, after having 3 broken beds delivered, our 4th bed arrived intact … yay.  So after 4 months it seems it’s a case of 4th…

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The parking challenge

Always hate trying to park in town and today remembered why.  Had a meeting at 10:30 in town today…thought getting there at 10:10 would give me heaps of time to find a park… I drive round a few streets and finally spot one on a hill between 2 cars..so i pull over and put on…

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Back to work – without a job!

My contract with Faces expired the day before we went on holidays..and I went away with them discussing my contract renewal terms.  Yesterday..still no written confirmation on renewal so I asked for confirmation before doing any work. This worked out well so i could go through all our holiday picks… Today I’m told they have…

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Wed 9 – Monkey Training Centre

So we slept in today..so there really wasn’t much point in hiring a car.  Instead we used the vouchers i’d snigged at the airport with free transportation to the monkey place.  So we get the hotel to call for us and are booked for the 1pm pickup…yay…time for some breakfast/lunch before we go. The place…

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Tue 8 – handicraft village

Today we get a private tour to the handicraft villages in Chiang Mai.  Our guide has forgotten us so the hotel rings him for us.  Works out well as it gives us some time to grab breakfast.  There’s somethig wrong with his van…it keeps beeping like there’s a door open..oh well. So we visit a…

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Sat 5 – Trek Day 1

So this morning we get picked up for the start of our 3 day jungle trek. It’s raining so we’ll be needing our raincoats…So after a 1 1/2 hr drive to Chiag Dao Nest we get our brekkie and organise our bags.  We’ve culled down the medical supplies to only essientials and are taking 2 changes…

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Fri 4 – Missing pics!

While at the cooking course i went to show some monkey pics…but couldn’t find them.  On closer inspection all the pics from Wednesday – monkeys, and night pics of ruins are gone!    I’m hoping they’re in a directory and the camera is having issues witht he card or something…. To top things off my…

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Thu 3 – Day of travel….

So we try to sleep in, but someone calls us like 6 times at 5am..grr.  We pack up our stuff, have a late breakfast, grab out stuff from the safe, jump on the internet and check out.  Our “limo driver” – the tuk-tuk drivers husband and his son are already waiting..so we head off. So…

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Off to Bangkok

So we arrived at the airport just over 3hrs early in hope of securing ourselves a decent seat.  When we found Thai airways we were met with a very long queue and came to the realisation that we were probably in for a long flight.  So no exit or “honeymoon” seats for us, but at…

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