Jacob
02 April 2009 @ 05:39 am
Is it too early to have a drink?

If you often find yourself unsure of whether now is an appropriate time to start downing a few alcoholic bevvies, print out this handy reference and keep it on hand.



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Jacob
12 March 2009 @ 09:58 am
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Jacob
22 February 2009 @ 10:42 pm
According to which films won Best Picture, and which films were nominated:



The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a better film than Lost in Translation

Gladiator is a better film than Traffic

Shakespeare in Love
is a better film than Elizabeth

Shakespeare in Love is a better film than Life Is Beautiful

Shakespeare in Love is a better film than Saving Private Ryan

Shakespeare in Love is a better film than The Thin Red Line

Titanic is a better film than L.A. Confidential

The English Patient
is a better film than Fargo

Forrest Gump
is a better film than Pulp Fiction

Dances with Wolves
is a better film than Goodfellas



That's only going back as far as 1990, and doesn't include the films that weren't even nominated (obviously the American establishment didn't go anywhere near Fight Club). Not to mention the travesties in the acting categories (I wish the name Helen Hunt was just rhyming slang).



And, looking at this year's most talked about nomination, don't get me wrong, I think that Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker was absolutely superb and deserving of recognition. But, does anyone really believe that he'd be the short-priced favourite for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a comic book villain if he hadn't so tragically lost his life?



Saying that voting in the Academy Awards is "all political" is putting it mildly. Both self-congratulatory and deeply flawed, the Oscars measure neither a film's popularity, nor its artistic merit. Enjoy the party, Hollywood, but don't think it's any more than that.

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Jacob
16 February 2009 @ 01:30 am
I recently had a very short work of fiction published at an external website. This minor bit of authorly success has made me reflect on how little time I spend on my writer's craft.

It's easy to blame "circumstances", as if they are something external to me, that I am completely unable to control. Truth be told, I waste a lot of time on very unimportant things and my writing is something that should, theoretically, be important to me. There are so many projects that I want to spend time on, from my upcoming

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Jacob
26 May 2008 @ 09:49 pm
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Jacob
10 May 2008 @ 04:07 pm
Anyone who cares can check out my new Wordpress blog at: http://yakboy.co.cc/

If you so desire, you can add it to the feed reader of your choice, and if that so happens to be LJ you can add yakboy_co_cc

I'm also going to get rid of my Twitter aggregation posts here, so I don't have an idle LJ just spamming you with that stuff and, besides, there are other ways of following my Tweets: http://twitter.com/yakboy

As I say, this LJ isn't being abandoned entirely, I still plan to post my poetry here, and perhaps anything else that doesn't fit into the new blog format (maybe the odd YouTube video or what-not).

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Jacob
09 May 2008 @ 12:05 am
  • 19:42 I just realised that I've had chicken & chips for dinner two nights in a row (last night was pint & parma). So much for the diet.
  • 19:51 Lou Reed > Iggy Pop - Discuss
  • 19:58 Lou Reed kinda looks like a chimpanzee - Discuss
  • 20:10 I know it's kind of redundant telling you all this, considering how many people got in there before me, but Iron Man rocked my socks
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08 May 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 15:57 As important as personal space is, that goes fucking triple when I'm standing at the ATM
  • 17:08 Oh, the woe of watching your train recede into the distance.
  • 17:28 The dude who plays Andrew Vienamin on Underbelly is on my train!
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07 May 2008 @ 12:04 am

  • 17:57 Zooey Deschanel > Scarlett Johansson

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01 May 2008 @ 12:07 am
  • 09:59 The comments on icanhascheezburger.com hurt my brain. Lolspeak is only cute when accompanied by pics of cats, ffs!
  • 10:26 I was annoyed that the computer I'm using while mine is borked didn't have enough memory, until I realised I could use the memory from mine
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Jacob
27 April 2008 @ 12:06 am

  • 23:15 Hmm... I think I might enjoy watching this IPL Twenty20 match. but, who do I cheer for? Ponting/D.Hussey or Hayden/M.Hussey?

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26 April 2008 @ 12:06 am

  • 12:17 I Love Lucy

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25 April 2008 @ 12:08 am
  • 19:00 I don't think anyone I'm following has done this, but it's crossed your minds, right? tinyurl.com/6gh4lg
  • 19:07 Am I Twittering while I poop, or just pretending to?
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24 April 2008 @ 12:04 am

  • 17:52 There's a guy on the tram with grey in his toupee, presumably for realism. Pity that, in all other respects, it looks like Lego-man hair.

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23 April 2008 @ 12:05 am
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22 April 2008 @ 12:00 pm
For those that enjoyed the misadventures of Klaus, here's my favourite sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus:


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Jacob
21 April 2008 @ 10:06 am

  • 13:05 "Forklift Driver Klaus" The greatest workplace safety video ever! tinyurl.com/2uqav9

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18 April 2008 @ 10:04 am
  • 11:53 People who don't have proper Facebook profile pictures are forcing me to try and work out who they are from their *name*. Craziness!
  • 11:59 To paraphrase Vivyan from The Young Ones: Some of these Weet Bix explode!
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17 April 2008 @ 09:12 pm
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PETER COMBE & The Juicy Juicy
Green Grass Band


Peter
Combe played to over 10,000 of his 'grown up' fans during his 2007
'comeback' and returns in 2008 with a full band and all the
hits including 'Juicy Juicy Green Grass', 'Wash
Your Face In Orange Juice', 'Toffee Apple', 'Newspaper Mama'
and Spaghetti Bolognaise'.

Sunday 15 June (on-stage
9.30pm)
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17 April 2008 @ 10:06 am
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15 April 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 00:35 Ooh, Demonoid.com is back up and running. How long has it been back for?
  • 20:56 "I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun." theplug.net/28/strangerphotos.htm
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12 April 2008 @ 12:04 am
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10 April 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 14:35 Le sigh... :D
  • 16:38 I'm Lee Marvin!
  • 21:27 Shit.
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Jacob
09 April 2008 @ 12:10 am

  • 19:08 There's something almost sad about the sight of a bus driving off without any passengers.

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08 April 2008 @ 12:06 am
  • 00:15 My neck is even more wrecked than usual. Am going to make doctor's appointment tomorrow.
  • 14:32 Penetrating Wagner's Ring tinyurl.com/2q5vwf
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07 April 2008 @ 12:02 am

  • 19:58 It's true! Some girls *are* bigger than others.

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05 April 2008 @ 12:04 am
  • 00:13 Alphabetti Spaghetti?!
  • 13:41 Some things you do for money and some you do for fun, but the things you do for love are gonna come back to you one by one.
  • 15:57 And doesn’t it feel good to be alive when you’re going somewhere?
  • 16:50 Assumption really is the mother of all fuck-ups
  • 16:52 I'm still getting used to going to the top of my desktop instead of the bottom to launch applications
  • 17:41 I've never done good things. I've never done bad things. I never did anything out of the blue.
  • 20:34 Even though it should be annoying, I'm kind of lookingforward to re-rating my music collection
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03 April 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 00:33 I'm loving Ubuntu already. Some things that I remember being tricky to set-up in Windows have either been done automagically or made easier.
  • 00:34 I must say that when I decided to install Linux, user-friendliness was not what I was expecting.
  • 09:51 Warning: do not get bolete and balut confused!
  • 15:42 I think I'd describe today's weather as mildly apocalyptic.
  • 16:39 Can we show a little discipline? Can we?
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02 April 2008 @ 12:08 am
  • 16:46 I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me
  • 18:15 There's a very pretty contrail being lit up by the setting sun. Pollution can be good!
  • 19:14 Is there a downside to being rickrolled? Unexpected awesomeness, that's all it is.
  • 19:14 Er, that said, that last rickrolling was somewhat less than unexpected...
  • 22:21 Progress bars that don't go up at a uniform rate are annoying. Is it frozen or does this bit just take longer?
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31 March 2008 @ 07:59 pm
It's been way too long since I made a proper post, although my Twitter aggregations are awesome!

AWESOME!!!

I'm about to embark on a grand journey into the land of Linux.
The only question is how far I dare to go down that murky path...
Dual-boot Windows/Linux, or scrap Windows altogether in favour of a Linux only install?
It's so rare these days that I play any computer games that actually require Windows or that aren't puzzle games that I'm sure have Linux counterparts (Minesweeper, okay, I said it, it's bloody addictive).
 
 
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Jacob
31 March 2008 @ 01:05 am
  • 08:14 Stupid Windows changed the time a week too early.
  • 13:27 Grr. Gmail is broken! I suspect it has more to do with my horrible computer than Google...
  • 13:29 I give up. I'm going to get ready for Cate's arrival from Hobart!
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30 March 2008 @ 12:04 am
  • 00:29 That's the machine that goes PING!
  • 21:39 I can't seem to read the complete version of that last rant. Twitter continues to be stupid in lots of little ways...
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26 March 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 15:16 I think I'm going to go for a walk along the beach. It feels weird that I can do such a thing.
  • 15:37 I've been on the beach less than two minutes and I've already seen a syringe.
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25 March 2008 @ 12:02 am
  • 00:35 I updated iTunes and it downloaded and installed Safari. Seriously, Apple, go die in a fire.
  • 22:48 Wow. The rain is awesome!
  • 22:53 Tetris is only going to get me so far...
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23 March 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 21:39 I'm going to assume that it's the fault of IE7 that my Facebook photos aren't displaying properly.
  • 22:20 Photos from my birthday for all you non-Facebook people tinyurl.com/2jshuf
  • 22:30 It's very distracting that the "Lygon Street" in Underbelly is very clearly Errol Street
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22 March 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 12:16 I suppose I should start cleaning up
  • 17:53 Would eating vegie burgers with bacon be ironic or just tasty?
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21 March 2008 @ 12:04 am

  • 09:34 *sigh*

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20 March 2008 @ 12:01 am
  • 00:10 Sleep time. I've got such a busy day tomorrow. I've got to get a bunch of things done before I can go out and have fun!
  • 08:56 Cats are such whores. Lucy is easily at her most attentive and 'affectionate' when she wants to be fed.
  • 12:53 Vale Arthur C. Clarke: one of the few truly visonary thinkers, a man who has inspired generations of scientists and authors alike.
  • 16:53 I don't think the nap is going to happen. Amuse me with Tweets!
  • 17:23 I've got too many legs!
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19 March 2008 @ 12:02 am
  • 08:59 Everything is going wrong, but we're so happy! tinyurl.com/2n9kn2
  • 13:17 I just saw a poster for Budweiser. Ew!
  • 16:19 Worrying is just panicking without all the running around
  • 21:58 One debate: one win.
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18 March 2008 @ 12:03 am
  • 14:14 It's too hot to be a lychee
  • 23:20 So much for sleep
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17 March 2008 @ 12:01 am

  • 16:52 Everyone should tell Kim their deepest secrets. She's very discrete! </sarcasm>

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16 March 2008 @ 07:19 pm
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Jacob
16 March 2008 @ 05:56 pm
:)  
Yes, indeed, it has been a very good weekend.
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Jacob
16 March 2008 @ 12:03 am

  • 18:57 :D

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15 March 2008 @ 12:05 am

  • 17:09 I'm pretty sure leaves don't actually shake this much.

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