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OzChat BBQ 2000 pics online

To view my eagerly awaited OzChat BBQ pictures for this year, go through, as usual, to the Output section. There are also a selection of pics from Camp Runamuck, held at Moira Park after the BBQ. Sorry for the delay. They've actually been online since the day after the BBQ, but I didn't want to link them through until I had put the 5 video clips online. They still aren't there yet, but they should be up in the next couple of days. I'll keep you posted.


Posted by a very blotto MadDog on Tuesday December 12, 2000 at 10:19 PM - 0 comments

OzChat Dumbasses
Being part of OzChat's Admin Team we get some strange emails from some strange people on some strange topics so I thought I'd share with you my top 3 emails and Hatch's responses. Enjoy.

Dumbass #1
I am looking for the chocolate math formula that ends with the number I chose and my age in the last 2 digits.
Can you help?

G'day Melissa,
I'm sorry, this is a web chat and chocolate maths isn't something we provide as a service. I would love to provide chocolate, but maybe not the maths part, as that is a tad strange for me. I'm sorry though, we don't have any chocolate, but if you can provide some chocolate to me on the other hand, I would be very grateful. *grin*



Dumbass #2
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: unscribe
--ozchat server automated response center--

This is an automated message. To unsubscribe correctly, you must send a
blank email in with OZCHATS ROCKS WITH THE BEST OF THEM in the subject line.

Thankyou customer
server number 69

data close....

Dumbass #3
i am interested in contacting bisexual men who are in good shape,
i have been traaining seriously for 10 years.
i am told my upper body is in competition condition. lets talk
Your search for bisexual muscle men will have to continue, there are no such people of that description here I'm sorry.
I haven't been training for 10 years, and I'm not serious, and my upper body is in rather poor shape indeed, so I can't help you either, oh, and I'm not bisexual.
Good luck in your quest for the holy grail of bisexual muscle men.

Posted by a very bemused MadDog on Wednesday December 6, 2000 at 3:42 PM - 0 comments

My digital camera story concludes
Now you can find out about exactly what kind of digital camera I ended up getting, and whether or not I am finally happy. Go through the Output section.
Posted by a very satisfied MadDog on Wednesday December 6, 2000 at 12:56 PM - 0 comments

A couple of changes...
Yes, it was my birthday on Saturday. Thanks to all who gave their birthday greetings. I had a great night and got some great pressies, and I've got the pics to prove it. They're not online yet, as I've been having some computer problems at home trying to get my new DVD drive going. As soon as they're up, I'll let you know.

In the meantime, I've made a few other changes. The 'Mailing List' sign-up form that used to be on the side bar is gone. I've come to terms with the reality that a) people dont like signing up for mailing lists, and b) I really can't be stuffed to write a regular mail-out. Also, I've added a link to my News Archives right there under the Webcam link.
Posted by a very cheerful MadDog on Monday December 4, 2000 at 11:09 AM - 0 comments

Webcam Online
That's right pupketeers! If you cast your gaze to the navigation to your left, you will see a new Webcam link. Now you can see what I'm up to whenever I'm online at home. It has all your regular webcammy goodness, however the picture can sometimes be a bit on the dark side. I assure you this is not because the lights are off. In fact I've got so many bloody lights pointing at me its not funny. And yes, this does mean that I've solved my digital camera woes, and yes, I'm finally happy. I'll update the digital camera story a bit later, with some sample pics. Anyway, I'll keep trying to fix that darkness problem, but in the meantime, enjoy the cam.
Posted by a very awesome MadDog on Tuesday November 28, 2000 at 11:54 AM - 0 comments

Hooray for drunken dudes!
Last Friday night was the best night out I've had for a long time. This post is a bit late, but I've had other things on my mind lately. I met Braden at Flannigans at 9:00pm (after he told me to meet him at 8:30pm, slack bastard :o) and another mate Murl came a little bit later on. Anyway, we'd noticed this odd-looking drunken fellow wandering around the pub. He'd walk up to a table, hover around for a bit, then move on. But then he came to our booth and started talking to Braden. I dont know exactly what it is, but Braden must just seem approachable to drunken people. He was talking to Braden for a bit while me and Murl looked at each other as if to say "Just piss off fella. Can't you see we're trying to talk here?". But Braden was having a ball, talking to this guy and generally taking the piss out of him in a way that a drunken guy wouldn't notice.

He had disappeared for a while and we were about to piss off on him but someone was off having a slash, so we had to wait. When we were all together again, we were going to leave, but then the dude showed up again, this time with an armful of beers. Then it was different. We thought "Hey, this guy's not too bad afterall!" and sat back down.

The guy's name is Gary and he told us of his many adventures of being an interstate truck driver and part time builder. Topics of conversation varied from "some poor bastard getting squashed by a big fuckin' truck" to "Tha bloody missus wants me to give up the piss, but fuck that!". It generally made the night more interesting, but the time came when Gary's unique slant on life became somewhat stale and we decided to move on.

We told Gary that we were going to go gome, then I took a couple of photos before we left. Of course we didnt go home, but we didn't want him folowing us around for the rest of the night. We then went across the road to the Full House Salloon. Guess who we saw 5 minutes later? Yup. We were like ninja's, hiding in the shadows as not to be seen. We soon got bored of the Saloon and after Murl decided to go home, we headed across to the Aussie. While there, Braden was approached by, yep, you guessed it, a drunken dude who muttered some bizzre unintelligible shit to him, then pissed of somewhere else (thankfully). After the Aussie closed and we were kicked out out, we headed to the Yahoo Bar to chill for a bit. It was a bit dead there so we only stayed for a bit before we went home.

Overall, I had a great night which made me realise that I could still go for a night out drinkin' with da boyz and still have fun.
Posted by a very drunk MadDog on Saturday November 25, 2000 at 6:50 PM - 0 comments


As promised, I have gotten off my ass and added Xmas Day 99 and New Years Eve (Millennium Edition) to the Output sections... and all done by this years Xmas too! Hopefully I should be quicker in getting the photos online this year. As a bonus, in the next few days I'll be adding an extra photo gallery, so stay tuned.
Posted by a very accomplished MadDog on Monday November 20, 2000 at 11:36 AM - 0 comments

AAHH! Real monsters!
I had to make a mad nude dash to the back yard this morning to get my work shirt off the line. I got inside and when I put it on I felt something crispy inside one of the sleeves. I thought that it would be some grass clippings or something, as I had just mown the lawn yesterday, but when I shook out the sleeve, out came the top half of a huge dead spider carcass! And that's the half with the legs and the bitey bits! Scared the living bejesus outta me! I frantically lept around shaking out the shirt trying to find the abdomen part, but it must still be out in the garden somewhere.

Well that's my excitement for the week. I freakin' hate spiders, even dead semi-spiders.
Posted by a very jumpy MadDog on Monday November 20, 2000 at 11:19 AM - 0 comments

Ever had one of those days?
I know it's Friday, and I should be bouncy and happy, but something about today is generally giving me the shits. I'm sure it will be over soon. I generally don't like to stay in a crappy mood for too long, it's bad for the soul. I'm working on a site for the Shepp News which is a site for ordering photographs online, and it's a REAL pain in the ass, one-problem-after-another style. These aren't particularly difficult problems to solve, but they just dont seem to end. The shopping cart we're using is the Real Soft Shopping Cart which is just great for your average, run of the mill online stores, but the jobs we get are neither average OR run of the mill... that would make my life too easy, and we can't have that. The weather is hot and muggy, which I loathe. There are too many conversations going on in my office and too many people are asking for my opinion, when all I need to do is concentrate. Healthwise, I'm feeling much better than I have lately, but I'm still very sleepy, even though I'm geting plenty of sleep. My car is on it's last legs. The starter motor is kaputski, giving me a 40% chance of the bloody thing actually starting when I want it to. I've got it booked in for an overdue service on Monday, but that's gonna cost me big... at a time when I'm really trying to save. This weekend I can look forward to a long intensive weeding/mowing/general yard work session, which I'm just SO looking forward to. The only thing that seems to make me feel a little more at ease these days is my new Ice Cream Hands CD (thanks Fi!) and Subway's Chicken Caesar Wraps. Mmmm... speaking of which, it's lunchtime, so I'm off to consume nourishment and leave you all to feel sorry for me. :)
Posted by a very irate MadDog on Friday November 17, 2000 at 12:40 PM - 0 comments

Scratch that...
Remember when I said that IIS was much easier to use that PWS? Well forget I ever said that. I spent most of yesterday getting ASP scripts up and going on the server, and seeing as my entire site uses ASP, this meant that there was some downtime yesterday. Well after a reinstallation of Win2K, all is well once more.
Posted by a very frustrated MadDog on Wednesday November 15, 2000 at 9:19 AM - 0 comments

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