Mar. 10th, 2011 08:35 pm
nekonexus: (socute!)
Today, new and strange things! Puppy on leash went for a walk in the hallway. omgyouguys! :)

Also, grooming is becoming easier, although she still trembles. Tonight we even managed to trim up the fur on her feet. (We still have ice, although the rain is trying to wash it away, and ice means salt, and salt is no good for puppy feet.)

She has decided she needs to sleep beside our bed, but I found a corner to tuck her up in so she's not in danger of getting stepped on. She rearranged her blanket last night, after I arranged it for her. :)

Also also we forgot to tell you! Puppy is a multi-tasker. *solemn nod* It's true! She will carry loofah dog in her mouth while she attacks plays with the cat. She doesn't forget what she's doing either, nor get confused by 'playing' with two things at once. Girl is too darn clever.


In non-puppy news, Monday was the end of my six month probation period at work. Yay! I can no longer be fired without due cause. XD (not that that was really ever a concern)

Today, coworker and I told boss "we need more work!" :) And so we got some. Yay! (I hate being bored, and I was getting bored from lack of work, but unable to just use the time to write.)

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nekonexus: (men who knit)
My beloved Kiro has been winding, and detangling, and rewinding, and moebius trouble-shooting a hank of yarn FOR A WEEK. For me. ^_^; I bought a 1400m hank of lace weight, and did not get it wound at the store. NEVER AGAIN I SWARE GUYS.

Meanwhile, we have beaten the Fishy Tawashi pattern into shape, so if you ran afoul of my hasty - contains errors! do not knit! - warning, please feel free to try again. It should be trouble-free now.

I am waiting on a set of 15 bamboo circs to arrive: one in every size from 0 (zero) on up to 15. Bought for the smaller sizes, mostly, as trying to get them individually was pricy, and $30 for the whole lot on Etsy was a too good to resist deal.

T-5 days and counting at old job!

ETA: And Loud Twitter seems to have stopped shipping my tweets again. Hrmmm...
nekonexus: (fireworks)
I have given my notice! In two weeks (day after Labour Day), I will start a shiny new job DOWNTOWN!!

No more commuting to the wilds of Richmond Hill. Yes!

The ascii dudes dance: *** \o/ \o\ /o/ \o/ ***

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nekonexus: (I write help docs)
This morning my carpooling coworker had locked his keys in his car. In the glovebox, of all places (he had good reason - it wasn't just carelessness). This necessitated him calling OnStar, that funky in-car phone thinger.

... They remotely unlocked his car so he could get his keys.

I mean, seriously. Okay, this isn't novel technology or anything. I'd just never seen it demonstrated. I was expecting the "call CAA, wait half an hour for the tow truck guy with the shim to arrive" routine.

I'm still kinda weirded out. Hrm.

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nekonexus: (writer)
There were a lot of things I was going to write about, now that the release is over (or at least, we've signed off all docs to QA and declared them final), but then the front door (heavy, solid, firesafe, weighted to close automatically but without a slow down arm thing) squashed my ring finger on my left hand, and now I am crippled! It is incredibly slowing to have to type without that finger!

It's all turning purple and blue up around the side and under my fingernail, too, despite the immediate application of ice. Bad bruise is bad. ~_~ And extremely pressure sensitive. :p

I used to have a dragon that would take dictation, but I never trained it particularly well, and hated the sound of my own voice talking to it. And that was ... ten years ago? guh >.<

Meantime, I am trying to plot, and may resort to pen and paper, and watching Yuletide progress with interest. Some year, maybe... ^^;

Also, I got a haircut, and eyebrows waxed, and today Kiro is going to dye my hair. I am civilized like again! Heh.


Nov. 10th, 2009 07:35 pm
nekonexus: (can't argue)
it's the release that never ends
it just goes on and on my friends
some people started coding it not knowing what it was
and we'll be writing docs for it forever just because
it's the release that never ends
it just goes on and on my friends....
nekonexus: (Default)
All of the So You Think You Can Dance Canada judges' pens are Staples Xeno.

This is much more subtle than the ginormous branded Aquafina Plus water glasses.

Playing "spot the Xeno" has become a low-grade hobby since a movie theatre full of (then) co-workers and I first saw one turn up in Shooter. ^_^

o rly?

Aug. 21st, 2009 04:00 pm
nekonexus: (pen > sword + Rufus)
Prize winning documentation for today:

Display Blink as Blinking—Causes all blinking attributes to blink. By default, this check box [is] selected.

... really? I mean. Rly? *headdesk*

no I did not write this, I am copy-editing archaic docs that have not been updated in so long that it shows.
nekonexus: (coffee)
Am home. Office was only open til 1pm today, so not worth the drive when I go in for 10am anyway.

Bored. Can't run SketchUp and play with floorplans on Harou because of Win2K.

Kiro is sleepin' in. Had young-couple-with-child through to look at the place yesterday. Assuming no one in their right mind is going to be apartment hunting today or tomorrow.

Also, took 2 hours (2 hours~!!!) to drive to Finch & Dufferin (and back) to drop off lease application (to the surprise of receptionist. what. we don't have a fax, and you think i'm going near the post office? hahahahah). 2 hours was because of constructions + Yet More Snow.

Need to roast more coffee.

Also also, I wish Twilight Princess was less about the hand-eye-Wiimote coordination, and more about the puzzle solving like previous Zelda games are. This racing around, shooting arrows and throwing a boomerang to put out a moving fire is just FRUSTRATING NUTS!

Puppy wants to go out. It's raining (with accompanying soundtrack by David Usher == "Science").

Ho hum.


Nov. 28th, 2008 01:50 pm
nekonexus: (calm before the storm)
s'very quiet in the office today. all our sales / maintenance / renewals reps who deal with customers in the US have today off. this leaves me with only the roughly musical sounds of various eastern european accents coming over the cube wall from the dev team. much easier to tune them out than the usual low level cacophony of english. :p

it's snaining. i still can't find my snow brush. argh.
nekonexus: (calm before the storm)
I has one of these: Bamboo Sister interchangeable circular needle set (scroll down to the very last item). Bought used, with caveat of "wiggly join" on one cable. Wiggly join wiggled itself free the first time I tried to use it. So! I have emailed Plymouth, and within an hour received a reply saying they will quite happily replace the cord for me for free. Joy.

Now if only the set had end caps and cord-to-cord joiners, it would be a Thing of True Beauty. I adore the bamboo needles; they are silky smooth and warm.

I has finished a hat commission! Still need to take pics, though. Also, have finished two top Sekrit Gifts, bwahahaha. Did I mention I love knitting in the round? Yeah. I do. And 5" dpns are on my list of best. things. evah. ^_^


Apparently the "restrict" label on condos when it comes to pets is this: you must be able to carry your pet through the common areas. Let's see. Theoretically, you could carry a 40lb dog, yes? yes. The vet tech does it. Not, though, if you a) have a back problem or b) have a dog that squirms like a mad squirming thing. Which means, oh hay, you are discriminating against people with disabilities. Bet you don't wanna fight that one, do you, condo Corp?

So. There's this black hole of information where condo "laws" intersect with the Landlord and Tenant Act. The Act says any "no pets" clause in a lease is automatically void. But condos have things like boards of directors and make their own little enclave rules like... gee, have a sleeve dog or no dog at all.

And let's not get into the argument about small dogs = messier and more energetic than larger, sedate dogs, either. >.>


Weather. fsocking weather. I haets it.


Oh, Japan. Never change. "Bandai has created the tuttuki bako (poking box)"


It's taken more than a century, but Einstein's celebrated formula e=mc2 has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic computational effort by French, German and Hungarian physicists.


boss is on vacation. i don't wanna werk. woe.


ETA: OH OH! I forgot an important bit! from Very Short List: Beatles mystery sound solved with the user of a Fourier Transform!. Yes, yes, I am a geek. BUT! I HAVE DONE FOURIER TRANSFORMS! (years ago, now, in college) THEY ARE BRAIN BREAKY! but also cool. Digital signal processing was one of my favourite courses.
nekonexus: (death AND cake)
work holiday party = ... MEH

Kiro's back = cranky

Tav's stomach = iffy

weather = fucking cold

table service = low-grade fail

DJ = high fail


time for tea and trashy "tv" (streaming)


Nov. 4th, 2008 01:10 pm
nekonexus: (code)
after you've voted... Here's something ELSE to think about!

If you have done online training, through work or school, either as a student or as a presenter, what systems/tools/software etc have you used? What worked and what didn't?

I'm researching options for creating an online demo of a software product, probably with accompanying text/voiceover, etc, and have not done any e-learning, so any suggestions would be a big help!


Oct. 29th, 2008 11:51 am
nekonexus: (coffee)
I am having one of those days where it's just like: "No. THIS is the way it's gonna be. And you're going to get my opinion on the subject whether you like it or not." :p

I blame this on having to call Telus after they sent me YET ANOTHER e-bill for the phone number I transferred to Virgin in AUGUST.

Apparently I missed their stupid billing cycle dates, so even though the e-bill says I owe them, the actual paper bill and in their system was a zero balance. I requested (firmly. not sure about the polite part. >.> ) that they send me a paper statement.

Then I ran around the intarnets offering unsolicited opinions. Which people are of course free to ignore.

Maybe I need coffee. Mmm... Coffee. or maybe I'm just gearing up for potential Stupid Human Tricks when I go out to buy dog food (PetSmart), bubble envelopes (Staples), and ... something, with a 40% Off coupon (Michaels).

Writing my year-end review probably has something to do with it, too. :p

Oh, btw? Snow. Last night. Still on the ground.
nekonexus: (alien knits)
Thing the First! ... it sucks to have forgotten your RFID badge at home when the only available parking spaces are out back and the back door of the building is always locked and there are no smokers to swipe you in. >.> Long walk around building was long.

Thing the Second! ... "Winter is a-coming in, lude sing goddamn!" -- it's snaining today. Snow in Barrie and Kingston.

Thing the Third! ... I have an awesome new winter jacket made of some crazy stuff that I keep calling "plimafrost" but is actually "Primaloft" aka synthetic down. It reflects body heat back at you and keeps me toasty like climate control.

Thing the Fourth! ... I finished a cat hat! Behold!

That is all. *nodnod*

ETA: Cat hat details - knit in acrylic with Bernat Ombre Camouflage Outback yarn. Could also be done as a grey tabby, with Bernat Snow Ghost, or in a solid colour. ^_^
nekonexus: (LED throwies)
The scene:

Mail arrives at 9:45am. I am home (running a little late, but eating tasty breakfast with coffee). Kiro picks up mail. Tosses package on couch: "baby pony army?" ... "Yup."

3 envelopes in hand, he waves one around, declares: "they're DEAD" (referring to mail addressed to previous tenants. "Who sent this anyway?! ... oh. the Conservatives."

Me: "bleh"

Kiro: "and two pay statements. You want?"

Me: "eh? two?" (the 30th is pay day. pay stub usually arrives two days before.) "Yeah."

I open the first envelope. Standard pay. Ho hum. Yup.

I open the second envelope. Stare at the numbers. Kiro (sitting beside me), stares at numbers.

"Um. Bonus! OMG. Bonus." with much blinking and silent "that can't be right"


HUGE freakin' bonus. Like almost three times the best bonus I ever got at Staples. Unexpected. Did not know it was coming.

*runs around in circles* OMG AWESOME TIMING!!!

(And my coworkers are taking me out for lunch today to celebrate my "nuptials" ^_^ )

ETA: Got the official letter at work. :)


Feb. 19th, 2008 09:46 am
nekonexus: (can't argue)
The Flavia machine at the office is out of order!

nekonexus: (napkin on your lap)
First week of new job = ^__^

SPN = ~_~ or maybe x.x

Avatar = *^___^*

Neil Gaiman on the subject of Dumbledore = ...

Petsmart Grand Opening with freebies = (insert ASCII dog here) *^_^*!

Clothes shopping = _-_

Donating coats for kids and getting free movie passes = ^_^


Super-secret decoder ring says: each of these things has thinky thoughts attached to them, however, we still have to do groceries, and lunch, and maybe attempt to find trendy-jeans (as opposed to good old billy-blues) and ... uh. Oh right. Batteries at the Crappy Tire.

Note to Aidan: tags.
Note to Romy: upload the rest of the Node OST.
Note to Tav: deal with the Hallowe'en and Giant Broccoli of D00M! photos.

nekonexus: (lie cheat steal)
So. Tavam is once again faced with the challenge of movie choices for ARD (that's "associate recognition day"). Consequently, you get poll. The first question is 'cuz I'm curious about other people's taste/interest in movies. The second is my short list.

[Poll #1058029]
nekonexus: (frump)
Oh for the love of whatever you hold holy -- WHY can't I have a COPY function on this database? X_x

*cough* NEway. Poll. Because I am tired of setting up an 18 piece furniture collection in 3 colours. >.>

(For reference: Teak is a 2004 3-door Toyota Echo Hatchback.)

[Poll #976208]


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