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Archived content 2005-2007

On a jetplane

Posted by Tim Riley Tue, 02 May 2006 04:28:00 GMT

I’m going to China in a few days. So far I have:

  • My passport and visa ready
  • Enabled global roaming on my phone
  • Checked that I remember my MasterCard PIN number
  • Bought new shoelaces

Before I leave I plan to:

  • Withdraw cash, which I will convert upon arrival
  • Move some money to my credit account, which I can use abroad

I’m not a seasoned international traveller. Is there anything else I should consider?

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It's official

Posted by Tim Riley Tue, 11 Apr 2006 04:10:23 GMT

No one at Boxen Systems likes aloe vera juice.

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First rain

Posted by Tim Riley Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:47:00 GMT

Tonight was the first rain since the end of summer. It was almost magical to see the glistening roads and the glimmer of the city lights through the fine mist of the raindrops. It was as if I were in any film set in New York.

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Adelaide GNOME 2.14 Release Party

Posted by Tim Riley Thu, 16 Mar 2006 04:22:00 GMT

Next Monday night some of us will be meeting to drink in the greatest and speediest GNOME release yet! All are welcome; here are the details:

WHEN: Mon 20th March, from 7:00pm

WHERE: Belgian Beer Cafe, off Rundle St

WHO: Adelaide lovers of Free Desktops

See you then!

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Sometimes it's not right to get nude

Posted by Tim Riley Wed, 15 Mar 2006 05:54:00 GMT

Now I would certainly call myself a great enthusiast of Nudie juices, but I cannot honestly recommend the Orange, Carrot & Ginger juicie. Maybe I just don’t like liquified vegetables, or as Daniel describes it, the taste of metamucil. I think in future I will leave this almost phosphorescent orange coloured juice alone and stick to the many other quality juices in the Nudie lineup.

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Adelaide Breaks Collective Summer Jam!

Posted by Tim Riley Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:12:00 GMT

So the Spring Jam was pretty happening, but I have a feeling this will be even bigger. Get down to Sugar on Rudle St this Friday night for a tasty dose of Adelaide breaks.

I’ll be going to Schutzenfest for a bit before this, so Friday the 13th should bring some pretty fun times, all things considered :)

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Suggestions for new books

Posted by Tim Riley Thu, 15 Dec 2005 05:44:00 GMT

When I left Commander, my co-workers kindly gave me a Dymocks voucher as a parting gift. So, this weekend, I am looking to pick up some new books.

Besides Old Twentieth, a science fiction novel by Joe Haldeman, and perhaps the latest Matthew Reilly novel, I don’t really have many other specific ideas about books I would like. So, I would be happy to hear any suggestions; please educate me!

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In Melbourne

Posted by Tim Riley Mon, 05 Dec 2005 14:40:00 GMT

I’m in Melbourne at the moment, coaching an Unley High team in the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup. Results for the school are available and updated regularly on the web, including those for my own team. I’m looking forward to a good week!

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I'm such a poptart

Posted by Tim Riley Thu, 01 Dec 2005 12:16:00 GMT

A couple of weeks ago I pre-ordered Per Gessle’s new album, Son of a Plumber, from some Swedish record store. It arrived a couple of days ago, and I am impressed! It is subtler, more textured and nuanced than anything he’s produced, while still retaining some decent bubblegum lyrics and tunes. It is like one big warm hippy embrace. I recommend you ask your local DJ to spin some of this! Read the review here.

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Cyclists of the world, unite!

Posted by Tim Riley Thu, 01 Dec 2005 11:14:00 GMT

One thing I have noticed since I have started riding my new bicycle to work is that there is no camaraderie between cyclists like there is between motorcyclists. On the motorbike, it’s common to give (and receive) a nod to any other passing bike riders (with the exception of Harleys and motorscooters). Pulling alongside another motorbike at stop lights, there are always some good words to share. The bikes are a common bond, a link that transcends age, race, and gender.

On the deadly treadly, however, every morning I pass a lot of other cyclists and I haven’t yet to receive any sort of acknowledgement, despite my hardest efforts to establish eye contact. So I am going on the offensive! Everytime I see a cyclist while I am on my trusty two-wheeled steed, I will be sure to give him or her a concerted nod and a knowing smirk. Cyclists out there, share the love!

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