February 19, 2006

Back Again

It has been a long time between posts. The usual. Been busy, tired and other priorities have kicked in. I've still got a bit of work but i am inspired once more as I decided to see how the other half live and have picked my self up an Apple Mac Mini. I've been playing with iLife 06 and am loving all the Applications that come with it. I've decided this will be my creative machine which means I will be redesigning my blog and maybe even start posting again.

Here's a few more pix of the little one. Danni Pix

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April 05, 2005

New RFC club song

Thanks for this one J. Not sure where you got it from but I do like it.

Oh we're from Liquorland,
A thriving Brewery
We're from Liquourland,
In any weather you will see us with a Gin
Grog dribbling down our chin
If we're behind, then nevermind
We'll suck more piss and win
Oh we're from Liquorland,
We never weaken till all the grog is gone
Like the Tigers of old, we'll scull Toohey's Gold
Oh were from Liquor, (more Beam and coke!) were from Liquorland....

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April 02, 2005

Here's a thought.

Maybe yesterday's events were just an April fools joke and today an announcement will be made that we still have all that sponsorship moola.

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April 01, 2005

Rattle those tins

Thanks Schulz (and Vardy). You make me proud to be a gold RFC member.

Looks like it's time to go out and rattle those tins. Haven't we done the 'SAVE OUR SKINs' thing before.

Here's another take on the situation [link] which I think maybe closer to the truth. Maybe we can ask Eddie for some help. He seems to have the right connections.

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March 28, 2005

Ocean Grove Pix

Hi all. What a week it's been. The Tigers had a wonderful pre-season, so what happened to them this weekend? A 62 point loss. I think that's 18 losses in a row.

Here are the pictures I promised you all when Michelle, Daniella and I went to Ti-Tree Village in Ocean Grove. Mmmm, that smell you breathe in when you walk into one of those cabins. Will have to go back again.

going to the beach what's this? I wanna go home now lets go back to the beach
fish & chippies sunset at Ocean Grove good night peek-a-boo

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March 22, 2005

Got my new toy

Sorry all I've been very busy lately. Will have those pics up shortly.

My toy (O2 XDAII mini) is here and I am lovin it. Time to google interesting pocket pc/smartphone utilities, powertoys etc. If anyone knows of any good apps for a pocket pc, please let me know. Also looking for a good peice of software to sync with Lotus Notes.

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March 14, 2005

A Tiger Win

Over the weekend the Tigers did a good job of beating the Brisbane Lions by 44 points. What makes this win quite good was that the Lions fielded pretty much a full strength side. Could Terry be making a difference? Only time will tell.

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Ocean Grove

Hi all. Back from Ocean Grove. The three of us decided to take advantage of this long weekend and go away as a family to Ti-Tree Village. We stayed in a little log cabin next to the beach which was absolutely wonderful. Through the years Ti-Tree village is a place we have stayed in many a times. Each time having been with a large group of friends with plenty of alcohol consumed.

This time round was a completely different affair. The little one got to play at the beach and touched beach sand for the first time. She decided to eat some as well. That one second as a parent that you let go of her, she decides to face plant it into the sand. Cried a little and then was as good as gold. I have some cute pix that I will post later.

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March 09, 2005

Motor Show 2005 Pictures

Here are a few pictures from this years show. I love the Ford GT ( 0 to 100 in under 4 seconds, wow). The Mini Cooper S with the John Cooper Works kit pictured here is valued at 100 clicks. Each sports seat alone was worth 6 clicks.

Here are a few pictures from this year's show. I love the Ford GT ( 0 to 100 in under 4 seconds, wow). The Mini Cooper S with the John Cooper Works kit pictured here is valued at 100 clicks. Each sports seat alone was worth 6 clicks. The For Focus cabrio is her as well for you Shemster.

March 08, 2005


Ahhh, the hopefully new Holden Torana. Love the shape. I even love the colour. As a previous owner of an LC Torana (my very first car), I would love to see them back on the production line. Why they ever replaced them with the front wheel drive Camira still baffles me to this date.

I'm left with two questions. Will they go ahead and make it? Will it be rear wheel drive? (Bring the rear wheel drive back again)

Holden Torana 2005

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A New Lotus Blog

For all you Lotus geeks here is a new blog with hints and tips. It's appropriately called IBM Lotus Notes/Domino Hints and Tips. Check it out.

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March 07, 2005

Melbourne Motor Show 2005

Went to the Motor Show yesterday. Checked out the new MX-5. Hmmm. Not sure. Will have some picture up soon.

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March 04, 2005

Vroom 2005

Ah, It's that time of the year again. The F1 Grand Prix is here in Melbourne and the Melbourne Motorshow has started as well. A great time for any rev head.

Yesterday was a good day. As it's the 10th anniversary of the GP in Melbourne there was a free open day to get in on the action. Well, working across the road from Albert Park Lake kinda made it easy to pop on over during me lunch break.

Check out the first image. This is the view directly out of my window next to my workstation. The next few are in the venue and the final two are from a window in our boardroom.

Today we had the V8s zoom by and then the F1s scream by. I love that sound.

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March 02, 2005

The New 3rd Generation MX-5

Thanks to blueyes here's a link to pictures of the next generation MX-5.

What are your thoughts? I love the back. The flared wheel arches when viewed from the side have an RX-8 feel to them. Twin fart tubes, woohoo. Not sure about the front. All in all, it is a beautiful piece of machinery. (I must admit, I was far more impressed when I first eye-balled a 2nd gen MX-5 back in the late 90's)

mx5 - 3rd Gen

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March 01, 2005

Time for Fitness

Well it always takes an event or a trigger of some sort to make you look at yourself and decide it's time to start exercising for the sake of fitness, health and even vanity.

Last Saturday, I went to an engagement and had several relatives comment on how I've chunked up lately. Well seeing that lately i've been having back pains and have progressively put on weight since I got married, these comments had a pretty heavy impact on me. But in normal John fashion, I had forgotten about the comments the very next morning, until...

Until I hopped onto the scales and found I was 0.5kg away from hitting the 90kg mark. That my friends was the trigger. When I got married 8 years ago I weighed approx 75kg, now I weigh 89.5kg.

As of yesterday I have decided 'It's Time'. Michelle has agreed to support me at home and stop me from eating all the sweets I go crazy on when I get home from work each night. At work I have Barbs (an Australian Tri-athlete champ) keeping me honest.

By posting this I hope I've put myself in a position that forces me to follow through. I will periodically put up my progress in the hope it motivates me.

Lets see how I go.

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February 27, 2005

A win's a win

Even though the Bombers were completely and utterly undermanned, the Tigers 20.18 (138) defeated the Bombers 10.6 (66). A 72 point win. Pretty damn good considering the Tigers were manned with all the new young blood.

The pre-season has also caused some damage though. Jay Schultz (ankle-8weeks) and David Rodan (Knee-season).

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February 23, 2005

A T-Shirt for all TRUE Tiger fans

Well puntroad.com have done it again. Now this is a T-Shirt that I can truely relate to. I'm an RFC Gold member and know all too well the heartache of the last two decades.


If you're a TRUE Tiger fan, you should go order one right now. more details...

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O2 XDAii mini

Here are some pix of my next phone. I've been waiting for it for quite a while and is currently on order. It's a PDA/GSM phone. About two-thirds the size of a standard Pocket PC (58W x 108H x 18.1T mm). Check it out at myxda.



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February 22, 2005

IBM Lotus INsight Forum 2005

Ahhh. Gone are the days when "Lotusphere" used to come to OZ under the disguise of "Lotus Fusion". A wonderful three day event that was always very informative, fun and something most of us Lotus geeks looked forward to each year.

Now we have these one day (and even half day) forums. Oh well. I guess it's better than nothing. I am looking forward to it though. In Melbourne on the 2nd of March. They will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of Lotus software.

Lotus INsight Forum 2005

The forum will includes:

IBM Lotus Notes® and Domino®
One of the most security-rich, dynamic environments to access people, information and business processes. Plus get a preview of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7!

IBM WebSphere® Portal
The easiest way to integrate multiple applications and access them from one location.

IBM WebSphere Everyplace®
Cutting edge mobile access to applications and information via wireless and remote devices.

IBM Workplace™
The latest in e-mail, scheduling, instant messaging and Web conferencing technology.

Anyone interested can find out more and register at ibm.com/events/au/lotusinsight

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It's been a while

Hello all. Being a dad has been very demanding. I almost forgot about this site. Well, I'm back into it and will hopefully keep you all posted with many more entries.

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January 02, 2005

Happy New Year

I would like to wish all a wonderful 2005. I would like to congratulate my sister Metaxia and her hubby Gary on making me an uncle. Little Peter entered this world 14 minutes past midnight on 1/1/2005. He was 14 minutes off being the first baby of the year.

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December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas 2004

From the whole family including the little new addition, have a merry Christmas and a fantastic new year.


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November 29, 2004

Today's Tech Support

Here is a nice little link to a clip that I think anyone who has called up for technical phone support, can relate to. TDL this one's for you.


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November 23, 2004

More Christening Pix

Here are some more pictures from the christening. Enjoy!

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Some Christening Photos

Here are a few pix from last weeks christening. I have so many of them but it's late tonight and this is all i've had time to do. More tommorrow.

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November 21, 2004

Waste my time

Well another Aussie Idol shock tonight. Firstly Angie is the first of the top 12 idols to be eliminated then Ricki Lee and now Anthony get pipped on the line by Casey. He is by far the better performer. Oh well.

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November 14, 2004


Our little baby was christened today. The ceremony at the church was amazing. Part of it was in English instead of all of it in Greek. It's great to finally understand what each part of the ceremony means.

The lunch afterwards at 'Georges Tavern' was sensational. It was a nice small celebration with a few family and friends. Will have some pix up shortly.

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