Smith’s Great Australian Tastes


This is the Great Australian Tastes edition of Smith’s Potato
Crisps. The first one is Heinz Big Red Tomato Sauce & Meat Pie and
the second one is Ham and Keen’s Mustard. I liked the Heinz tomato
sauce on meat pie one. It really tastes like a meat pie with tomato
sauce on it! The artificial flavoring industry has progressed very far
indeed. πŸ™‚ I didn’t think much of the ham and mustard one though. Too
salty. I don’t even like crisps but I thought the two would look nice
together. Anyway, I have an early 9 am class tomorrow so I should be
sleeping soon. See you all tomorrow. πŸ™‚

My wallet?

I passed by the campus center cafe while on the way back from my
tutorial. I was alone at that time. I decided to take away a rice box
for dinner, so I ordered one. I proceeded to the cashier and put my
right hand into my right pocked to get my wallet out. It wasn’t there.
I checked my other pocket, and it wasn’t there too. I had forgotten to
bring my wallet out.


“Er…I seem to have left my wallet at home”

That’s what I said to the cashier.

How embarrassing. πŸ™‚

Week long food


I’m going to sleep after I eat this. I don’t know if it’s still
edible but I’m going to eat it anyway coz I haven’t had anything for
the whole day. πŸ™‚ I bought this rice box ONE WEEK ago and forgot about
it. I left it in the fridge though, so I guess it’s still edible. I
think. Gonna microwave it now and see. Heh.

Do tell me if you happen to see any dead links or missing pictures on the site. Thanks! πŸ™‚

It is done! :)


Edit: Now I’m too sleepy to make any posts, so browse the old
blog if you want. If you’ve noticed, I’ve already moved my old blog
which was plain HTML to a Movable Type import format so everything is
integrated into this site now. Look at the Archives on the left for
monthly entries since April 2002. Thanks for all your patience during
the move everyone! πŸ™‚

Behold the new dog tag, same as the old dog tag

Behold, I say! πŸ™‚ This is the new Roberts Hall dog tag. It’s used to
open doors in public access areas like the kitchen, common room etc. I
received a memo advising me that there’s only one day for Roberts Hall
residents to change their dog tags, and that is today. Good thing I set
an alarm in my Palm to remind me, or I would have totally forgotten
about it. It looks similar to the old one, except the new one has
grooves reading RoY instead of RoR.


This is the last post I make before I change the name servers. It
can take 24 – 48 hours till the DNS propagates to everyone though. If
you’re still seeing this post tomorrow, check back again in a couple of
hours to see if your ISP’s DNS lists have been updated. Take care
people. This is me signing off from Host Nexus…see you all tomorrow
at ICDSoft.

I’m either going to fall asleep or get so stimulated I’ll crank out some code in an hour

Thanks to Adrian, I was spared from having to manually upload each
and every one of the Movable Type files. =D That task is really nothing
to sniff at, I did it once when I first moved to Movable Type. It takes
a long, long time, especially when you need to recreate all the
directories and manually mput, taking care to type ASCII when it’s
supposed to be ASCII and binary when it’s supposed to be binary. Nasty,
nasty stuff. Good thing he lives off-campus so he’s not restricted by
the uni proxy. Easy one click transfers using Cute FTP, which isn’t
really all that cute. I prefer WS_FTP over that any day. Oh well, at
least I got the job done in much less time than if I were to upload
manually. πŸ™‚

Well, I’m going to change my name servers now. I was surprised by the prompt service of ICDSoft [], my new host. My previous one was Host Nexus
[], which is a really great hosting service, however I
could not afford their new prices, thus the switch. It wasn’t all that
complicated moving from one host to another. Just a domain push to my
new host and a Western Union money order and everything was sorted
within hours. I only bought and posted the money order today. They
didn’t even wait for my money order to arrive, they had already set up
my stuff after I showed them a scanned copy of the money order. Truly
amazing service from ICDSoft, and their email support is really prompt
too! I’ve heard lots of good things about ICDSoft and I’m going to
enjoy my stay here, especially with the 333 MB of space and the 5 gigs
of transfer a month. =D I’m contemplating having 7 days worth of
entries instead of 14 days on the front page though. I’m currently
averaging way over 2 gigs of transfer a month. Hmm…we’ll see.

Eh, anyway I’m going to try and mess around with PHP a bit tonight and code something to automatically parse my old blog
[] into a format that can be imported into Movable Type.
Why PHP? Well, I just finished my Industrial Experience which was
mainly done using PHP and it’s the scripting language that’s still very
fresh in my brain. I’ll work something out. I can’t have my old blog
hosted permanently at Monash University’s SNG box anyway, I’m
graduating in June. Yes, I’m babbling again and I can’t even understand
half of the things I’m saying myself.

An all text entry. Whee!

It’s a bit sad leaving Host Nexus though. Strange. πŸ™‚ is moving…

Hello folks. Just wanted to let you all know that I’m in the process
of moving to another hosting company, so expect some strange stuff in
the next couple of hours as the name server changes are made, the DNS
is propagated etc. I haven’t installed MT on my new host and I have to
do that manually now using FTP via Telnet because my uni’s proxy does
not allow straight FTP access to off-campus addresses. I have to start
a Telnet session to a Unix box to FTP out. Thus, I’ll have to do a lot
of mkdir, lcd, cd, ASCII, binary, mput and other fun things like
recreating the convulated directory structure of MT tonight. Wish me
luck, installing Movable Type manually using a Telnet account is not
fun at all. πŸ™‚

Revelation 6:12-17

The old layout

I’ve did some modifications to the Cascading Style Sheet tonight for
a slightly new layout. Once you get the hang of CSS it’s not that hard
to fiddle around with, it’s just another scripting language. Anyway,
I’ve tested it against 800×600 resolutions and it works. That’s the
lowest it’ll go though, so my apologies to people who are using lower
resolutions like 640×480. Supporting that resolution would limit me to
only 300×225 pictures and sometimes I want 450×338 pictures to
highlight certain events.

Anyway, I also did some color scheme changes for a more coherent design as advised by my helpful image consultant
[]. πŸ™‚ The most visible change is the new banner above.
I’ve always wanted to have a banner or logo of some sort, and this one
goes back to the roots of the domain. When I bought this domain, it was
meant to reflect this passage in the scripture:

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there
was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair,
and the moon became as blood;
And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and
the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every
free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the
face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Revelation 6:12-17

I had some stock photos of reddish moons during sunsets on polluted
days, but what I finally settled for is something more common. The
banner is actually a picture I took yesterday night. It was taken
without flash and it’s a view of the road leading into the Operations
Office. You can see some trees and cars on the left, that’s the Farrer
Hall carpark. I used a Nikon 885 and the digicam is naturally very
enthusiastic about red colors so that’s why it came out with such a
reddish tint when taken without flash.

The original, unmodified picture taken @ 3 am 21/03/2003

I simply resized it without constraining the proportions, thus
squashing and stretching it and I liked the effect, so that’s my banner
from now on. I did not do any post production of any kind to the
original picture. I find that it fits the original
significance, in that it nicely goes with the passage in the scripture
describing the sixth seal of the scroll judgments in Revelation. Going
back design wise to the essence of the domain is fitting, since’s first birthday is coming up. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’ll appreciate it if everyone could tell me their opinions
regarding this layout. Are there any errors or glitches when you view
the page? What do you think of the design? Love it? Hate it?
Indifferent? Comments and criticism regarding the layout will be very
much appreciated in the comments box. πŸ™‚

Can’t say it’s not eye-catching

P/S – The new POTD is submitted by veritas
[mailto:]. He feels that the previous one with the mummified possum is
slightly repulsive and he has given me a photo he took which he feels
will be much more appealing than the previous POTD. πŸ™‚

Olive me

I just received those mini-sticker prints from my girlfriend though the mail! πŸ™‚

Here’s a glimpse into my personal life:

Left -> Right
Richard (my gf’s bro), Alice (Richard’s gf), Louisa (my gf), Shu Yee (Alice’s friend)

You can guess the cast from the list above.

The pics are small because I could only make the pics quadruple the
original size before the scan quality degrades. The source was a small
photo sticker.

You took the best so why not take the rest?
Why not take all of me?

– NOFX’s Olive Me

I love you Louisa! πŸ™‚

On another note, war in Iraq has started and Iraq retaliated by
firing missiles at Kuwait. Kuwait??? Why Kuwait? I wonder how Saddam
Hussein’s mind works. I thought with his anti-Zionist tendencies, we
would have fired at Israel. Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely
nothing against Israel or Jews, just speculating why he fired at Kuwait
instead of Israel. Scuds can reach Israel as seen in the first Gulf
War. Perhaps he’s scared of fierce retaliation? I’m still scratching my
head…someone help me out here. Or does Saddam have something personal
against Kuwait?

For the record, I think US is a dangerous bully and Bush is a loose
cannon. Why isn’t anybody doing anything other then vocally
“condemning” the strikes? AFAIK actively seeking to assassinate the
leader of another country violates international law. They didn’t even
get UN backing. Oh well, might makes right.

Sidekick Cranberry Flavor Schnapps

Disclaimer: This post and all other drug related posts is made by veritas, who is a guest author on this blog. The owner of this domain is not responsible for the posts made by any guest authors.

The weekend has landed! Ouch! My left nostril is burning like hell.
I’m going to seriously reconsider snorting the 5 mg dexamphetamine
tablets. Those fillers and binders must be doing some damage to my
nose. Anyway, I’ve just been chilling out today, taking a couple of
clonazepam (Klonopin) and diazepam (Valium) tablets and having a couple
of beers and some of this sweet and nicely packaged schnapps.


It’s called Sidekick Cranberry Flavor Schnapps and it comes in a 4
pack which costs A$3.29. Pretty good price, and the design looks so
nifty I just had to get a pack of those. They have other flavors as
well, but the cranberry one sounds the best to me. Anyway, each of the
Sidekick schnapps looks like a shot glass with an extra long bottom.
It’s 30 ml and 20% Alc/Vol which makes it 0.5 standard drinks each. It
tastes really good.


I finished all of them in a couple of minutes. They just tasted too
good…had a couple of beers with my buddies and smoked a couple of bowls
of weed and popped a couple of benzos, which leads to the dex. Doing
all the downers made me a bit sleepy, so I wanted to perk myself up. My
poor left nostril, it’s still burning. Seriously, I’ll think very hard
before I insufflate so much binder and filler into my nose again. Ouch…

Oh, and drugs are bad mmmkay…even prescription drugs. πŸ˜‰

I think I’m pissed but I just don’t know it yet coz I’m on CNS stimulants and CNS depressants at the same time. I feel…weird. =D

Ooh…I’m eligable to get 100 0.5 mg dexamphetamine tablets again in
7 days. For my ‘narcolepsy’ you see. That terrible, terrible
affliction…my ‘excessive daytime sleepiness’ is affecting my studies.

P/S – No offence intended to genuine sufferers of narcolepsy. I apologize if I tend to come across as proudly drawing attention to my exploits
[]. I don’t agree with Dave’s idealistic views on
prescription medications (there will always be doctor shoppers and
scripters and medical professionals are trained to pick them out, and
that’s still not going into what constitutes someone who’s truly in
need) but I agree with what he said about me. πŸ™‚ I do get
overenthusiastic at times and writing gives me pleasure. I applaud his
moral stance regarding prescription drugs but unfortunately, I don’t
share the same view. What do you think? Do I subconsciously glorify
drug culture and use?

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