Drive-by street killing

Oh look. The guy that got shot dead in Port Melbourne last night is…the son of Kath
Pettingill! If you’re not familiar with her, she is the leader of the Pettingill crime family of
Melbourne. She has vowed revenge when interviewed by 3AW (the radio station) and said:

“All I can say is to the two persons involved, they can run but they can’t hide”

Kath Pettingill

(Picture taken from The Age)

Read more here: Mother vows revenge and
warns Chopper

With this and the Margaret
and Paul King murders
, it seems that the newspapers will be interesting these few days.


Look at what happened to my doughnuts. It seems that ants have a particular affinity to this
kind of doughnuts. I’m serious. I got some of these last week too, and forgot to take them out of
my bag and when I looked again, it was crawling with ants! It’s like they just came out of nowhere
and descended to brutally attack and tear into the soft pink flesh of the poor doughnuts. The

Crawling up my CAT5 cable

Marching towards the battleground

The pain…the pain!!!

It is hard to show the scale of the infestation with such low res pics. The doughnuts are
completely covered with ants.

It's what's for dinner…

Oh, forgot to tell you all about something I got at Bi Lo today.

[Click on the picture for a larger version]


I’m thinking about frying it with some eggs and eating it for dinner. Look at the price, it’s
only A$1.37 for three pieces of grey matter. Mmmm…

Scotch Tape

Me and Adrian went to get some groceries at Bi Lo and also went to get take away at McDonalds.
There was this incident that struck me as really funny. I was paying for my Quarter Pounder meal
using EFTPOS. I tried swiping the card through the reader but it just won’t read my card. After
having no luck after the fourth try, the cashier got the shift manager to come over. The shift
manager apologized and informed me that the reader is quite sensitive. She then got – get
two rolls of scotch tape out of her pocket, used one of them to tape the
magnetic strip of my EFTPOS card and bit the end off with her teeth. And sure enough, on the next
try, the scanner did read my card perfectly. Hah! The shift manager even had the forethought to
have 2 rolls of scotch tape in her pocket just for this. I wish I had my digicam already. The fact
that the shift manager had TWO rolls of scotch tape in her pocket cracked me up. The funny part is
the shift manager trying to get the EFTPOS card to read on the scanner with that scotch tape.
Hilarious. Or maybe I’m just easily amused. =D

A Skateboard and a toilet mop do the horizontal boogie

On my way back from Caulfield, I saw this guy riding a scooter. Not the motorbike kind of
scooter but one of those kick scooters. The kind that looks like the bastard son of a skateboard
and a toilet mop. Anyway, the thing is, this thing was motorized. I’ve never seen those things
before, and it seems to go pretty fast. The shuttle I’m on is moving at around 80km/h and I’ll say
that from my point of reference, the motorized scooter is doing around 20km/h. That guy was riding
on the highway! I wonder what will happen if someone riding a scooter gets involved in a collision
with another vehicle. Are the fuel tanks protected for that eventuality?

Update: I’ve found a manufacturer’s site for these things. Click here.

Related posts: Hot to choose the right motorized scooter for commuting?

Angelic Layer

My mate Daniel passed along a link to SpinJunction,
which is a Singapore run website hosting a couple of music videos and,
get this…the whole 26 episode series Angelic Layer! I’ve only watched
up to Episode 14, so seeing this link so close to finals week
is…disturbing to say the least.


Tenshi no tsubasa yo! Hmph…she probably raped my grandfather. :)

Picture nicked from the official website of Angelic Layer.

P/S – Don’t bother downloading unless you’re on a broadband
connection coz they don’t allow download managers. I can only get
around 30kbps sustained, but you can thread as many downloads as you
like. I managed to grab episodes 14-26 in an hour (each episode around
180 MB) with simultaneous downloads. It only requires a quick


Muahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! The Monash University exam timetable came out


CSE2200 Systems Design & Implementation 09:30AM

CSE3208 Unix Programming 02:30PM


CSE3510 Documents & Imaging Systems 02:30PM


CSE3420 Developing Graphical WWW Applications in Java 02:30PM


CSE3400 Applications Programming with C++ 09:30AM

No one can beat my sweet exam timetable! :) It’s perfect! The Monash University exam period is
from 10/06/2002 – 28/06/2002. My tabletable allows me to finish everything in just 4 days instead
of dragging it over a period of nearly a month. Just the way I like it, baby. Plus, this gives me
more than 4 weeks of holidays! wh00t! =D

Floppies do fail

I have a piece of advice for everyone. When you put important stuff like assignments on a floppy
disk, make sure to make two copies or use a web mailing service to mail yourself a copy. I had an
assignment due at 2 pm and thus I took the 1:40 pm shuttle to my campus to print it out. Yes, you
know what’s coming. I didn’t realize it at first. I was thinking, hmm…my document is taking a
long time to load. But that nasty grinding sound tipped me off. I tried using another computer in
the hope that the first one’s floppy disk drive is somehow faulty. Nope…it didn’t load there

Anyway, I signed the pink CSSE declaration forms, handed them to Franky (my assignment partner),
took the 2:40 pm shuttle back to Clayton, ran from the bus loop to the halls in 7 minutes (a
personal record!) and burst into my room to send the stuff to Franky, who printed it out and handed
it in coz I couldn’t get back in time. Oh, and much thanks to Franky for the kang tau. ;)

What’s the moral of this story? Don’t copy that floppy.

Oh wait…that’s not it. It’s “Always make backups“.

Bananas is the Antichrist

I bought this pack of bananas in a temporary lapse of judgment about one week ago. I still
haven’t eaten more than a couple in the meantime. Bananas (the candy kind) are not nice to eat.
It’s hard and crusty and dry. I like the soft jelly type candies, so I don’t even know why I got
these. Must be those voices in my head again.

Proof that candy bananas are evil:

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number
of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and

Revelation 13:18

I like real bananas by the way.

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