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Monthly Archives: September 2004
I gave a Lucene presentation to the Sydney GeekNight/SyXPAC group on Monday. Apparently I was quite enthusiastic; which is not that surprising given the atmosbeer and my propensity to do a little hand-waving when presenting. And if your Lucene queries don’t execute in under 16ms, well, just blame the beer and not me.
I took a quick photo with my phone. It sums up the whole GeekNight thing nicely. Oh, and I’ve only just realized how SyXPAC should be pronounced… LOL.
We had a good turn out, and you gotta love the Squires. Will have to make the effort to drive down and attend more regularly.
Now I know this confirms how far removed I am from youth culture (I turn 30 next month, after all), but I was wondering what exactly was referred to in that song “my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard”. The boys at work didn’t know, so I decided to see how hip Google [...]
We moved into our new house this week, and my ISP said it could be up to 2 weeks before the fuck knuckles get around to plugging me into the ADSL exchange. So I’m on freaking dialup! It is quite amazing how accustomed my wife and I have become to an always-on broadband connection. I [...]