Yearly Meta-Post

by on Jul.10, 2006, under meta

Craigs End
I hate blogs that spout personal drivel, cats, dating and/or general ranting. But one meta-post per year is an acceptable indulgence for a generally well-disciplined effort on my part. I prefer talking about games than talking about myself.

So here goes…sorry for the extended absence (and sorry for this meta-post), as Real Life ™ intervened and dragged me forcibly from things bloggish. Since I’ve recently moved to Sydney, Australia, I’ve had to experience all sorts of unpleasantness just to get here (and more unpleasantness once I arrived). I hope its worth it… what a hassle!

What I’ve learned in Australia, so far :

1. If you hear someone use a colloquial phrase, that does not mean that you should immediately start using it. In my case, it was a nasty ethnic term. Yeah, that could have been bad, and I had no idea!

2. Setting up mobile phones and internet is the biggest hassle on the planet. What a bunch of scheming idiots. We settled on “Wild Internet”, since it actually allows P2P and has uncapped bandwidth. Gawd I think Vancouver spoiled me for this.

3. Do not painfully scoff at stupid dialogue in a movie theatre. I hate to generalize, but Australian audiences seem to be way more forgiving than us towards cheese.

4. Internet cafes suck. Like, really suck. I mean, I enjoy Counterstrike, some people might say that I really enjoy Counterstrike. But being stuck in a room with a dozen 15 yearolds screaming epithets and taunts makes me yearn for the magic pleasure of my mute button. Then, there are the WoW players…LOL!

5. Buses suck. We were stuck in Chatswood, which is pretty much like “Metrotown” in Vancouver. Lets just say we paid too much for a used car to get one as quick as possible. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you don’t need a car in Sydney. You do.

Anyhow, those are my thoughts as of this moment.

For those of you that are more interested in my non-game related ramblings, here is my old and rarely updated Security Blog.

We now return to game and media related pleasures.

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