Office craft offs…

Yep, sure thing. Had this team activity thingo today which was pretty much as the subject goes. Who would have thought making a origami cicada was so damn hard?!?

Then later after work, it was out to meet up with some of the grads for drinks. Was great to see the others who I hadn’t seen since orientation.

“TV networks must learn to go with the bitflow”

The other day I was reading the article “TV networks must learn to go with the bitflow” and I have to agree with it. For example ratings season is coming towards an end in the U.S. yet some shows (such as 24, Grey’s etc) have yet to return to our screens. And when they do finally air, the networks still pull them of air every few weeks to show something else, or do some recap or whatever else they think of doing.

If we jump to the last paragraph, what it says is actually quite true. For example this year we were only one episode behind The Amazing Race. That is until they pulled it of air one week for the Commonwealth Games (which is mentioned somewhere in the article as well). But it’s still better than months behind.The main problem lies in the fact that the Australian ratings period doesn’t match that of the U.S. And clearly (well at least in the past) it’s not profitable to air hit shows in a time period where not as many people would watch them (over summer). But as for new business models… there is a market, one network just needs to be the brave one to kickstart it. And in the U.S. that is starting up soon, with the ABC network going to offer streaming of full episodes of TV shows that are ad supported.

One of life’s mysteries solved…

Okay so this one isn’t the mystery of how they make crane’s get taller but it’s along the same line as it involves window washers. After a lunch time convo regarding window washers of high rise office buildings, a work mate and I wondered how they actually got across all the windows… then one day she tried ringing me to tell me there was a window washer outside the window (except I missed the phone call). Well… the other day whilst on our lunch break, woah and behold the building opposite the road was getting it’s windows washed. And the solution to the mystery is that there are actually window/door thingos which the window washing people climb out of, and there’s tracks around the edge of the building that they get harnessed into. Now there’s also these 2 arm things which hold up the washing thingo… which have to be manually moved across the building as each section get’s done. Interesting enough… it didn’t look like the arm thingos were roped/harnessed down. Which if they were would have been kind of useless anyway as it would still go smashing into the side of the glass windows if it we’re to be dropped accidentally.

Other than that… more on my brother’s collarbone… after his Saturday visit in the ED of RPA he had to ring back on Monday to make an appointment to see the Orthopedic doctor on Friday because those working in the ED that day weren’t specialists… (I think along the line of interns they were). Anyway that night, he asked to go to Concord Hospital the next day because it was hurting badly. So they went there on Sunday morning. Over there they fixed him up, got more painkillers to take in combo with the one’s he got prescribed the day before and got an appointment for Tuesday to see Orthopedics (which I guess when your in pain is alot sooner that Friday). So because Concord was closer, he was going to ditch RPA and stick to Concord. Come Monday morning however, and at 8:30am the doctor from RPA rang saying he had to come in today (Tuesday) because they would have to operate and not to eat anything this morning. Moving along to the end of today’s situation… they didn’t operate today, but are doing it tomorrow. Basically as soon as they saw the x-rays the surgeon said they’d have to operate which is pretty rare as 90%+ of collarbone fractures/breaks heal by themselves. Basically the concerns were that as the swelling goes down, the bone (which is split into 3 pieces), may protrude through the skin. And when looking at it, they are probably correct as you can start seeing it poke higher now, as well as the white of it through his shoulder. Also if they don’t fix it he may not have full movement in his left arm – like stretch it out, hold it up etc. So what are they going to do… from what I’ve heard the pieces are going to be plated and screwed back together.

Even more interesting than the above and somewhat related is the differences between a full private, uninsured private and public patient. I’ll get onto that another day. Oh and that the doctor wanted to take pretty pictures of his shoulder and x-rays to use them in his lectures…

Another weekend, another hospital adventure…

Okay, so you’re probably going what?!? Looking back on last week’s posts I forgot to post about it, but last week’s Saturday afternoon involved a trip to the Sydney Eye Hospital to pick up my dad… Moving to this weekend’s hospital adventure… my brother broke his collarbone. So it’s my dad’s turn this week to do the trips… first it was to Drummoyne Medical, then on to Balmain Hospital who said it was a bad break and to go on to Royal Prince Alfred which is where they’ve been since. More news to come soon…

The modern office…

The modern office: so much eating, so little time. That is like so true… I eat breakfast at work now. It’s a lot more convenient then trying to wake up, get dressed, eat AND make the bus on time in the morning. But I’m not a toaster, or a spooner. I have a stash of breakfast bars in my bottom drawer… though I guess that’s a spooner without the milk? Hmm a box of coco pops on my shelf might be nice though… you never know when you might just get hungry. And yep sandwich eating is out the door, unless you are one of the gourmet sandwhich preparers who make them at work. Hmm I think I now need to stock up on a youghurt stash…

Advertising on coffee cups?!?

Who’d have though that coffee cups could bring a whole new meaning to the word advertising? Whilst buying a hot chocolate today (or is that juju now?) I was thinking to myself, ‘Oh they have blue cups now…’, only to be amazed when I actually looked at the cup. I wonder if news.com.au is supplying the cups to the said café in question (not that I have anything against the café – they make quite good cappuccino).

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I got it…

Well picked up my PostSecret book today and it is awesome… best buy in a while. Some good ones:

  • I gave my vegetarian sister a meal with beef
  • sometimes i put coins into other peoples parking meters
  • I got a parking citation and so did the car next to me. I replaced the ticket on the car next to me with mine. My ticket got paid. And the one I took? I mailed it to PostSecret.
  • I tell everyone I’m allergic to cucumbers. I’m Not. But now I’m scared to eat them. Because I’ve even told myself.
  • I stole valium from my epileptic dog

Love it…

Mission to track down PostSecret

Yes, I’m on a mission… I’ve been on the mission since Sunday afternoon. So I go to the bookstore again, as they said it’d be in this week and the shipment hasn’t arrived yet. But the most annoying part, was they actually had a copy behind the counter, the counter person even picked it up… only problem… it was on hold. Oh well, I’ve placed an online order now, so when it’s in, I’ll get a nice little email and go for a walk down the road…

Other than that… they killed Tony!