Thursday, September 16, 2004

What I Learnt This Week

1. You can almost teach yourself to lip-read by squinting at hours of medium shots with no audio that must be synched up with wide shot footage that has audio but poor video.

2. Australian Anglo-Indians are blonde.

3. Transperth bus route 32 is so badly managed that they can't even put the right driver behind the wheel. You don't want to hear the driver say, after turning south instead of north, "This is the 32? Shit, I don't know how to get back from here."

(HINT: Two wrongs may not make a right, but three left turns will.)

4. The cat growls just like a dog, which rather surprises dogwalkers - and their dogs - in the dark.

5. It is possible to move two files off a hard drive, delete some extraneous empty folders, clean up the disk, defrag it...etc, and be completely unable to move the two original files back because the hard drive now has less empty space on it than when you started.

All together now: Windows sucks.

6. Some companies think it's perfectly sensible to set a postal deadline on a Sunday.

7. Bitumen may come off with turpentine, but it sure as hell doesn't come off anything else afterwards.

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