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August 2009
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Crazy times....

Well, it has been interesting. Motorola has made its inglorious exit from Perth leaving me unemployed. The biggest shame is that the talent they had here in Perth was top class. If they'd simply said "go out, get work, generate some revenue" the center could have so easily been profitable even without doing any Motorola work. But then ultimately the whole issue is a near total failure of strategy and leadership at higher levels. Thankfully given their pitiful market share in Oz I'm not in too much danger of noticing the remainder of their continued existence. Most of the people from Moto Perth went on and got better jobs, many for Australian companies, so really it hasn't been that bad a thing.

It's not a bad time to be unemployed though, gives me a chance to finally close the PHD issue one way or another. Don't ask how it's going and I promise not to go on about it.

Something else.... oh yeah, got married to a rather wonderful partner who just leaves an aching gap in my life when she's not here. The day went really well I think other than a sleepy version of me combining with the idea that a blade shave was a good part of the ritual to make a generous blood offering. Many thanks to all those who helped and added to the event, I hope you had a good time. As someone warned the whole thing passed by so fast and I know I didn't get to talk with all the people I wanted to. The only annoyance is all the fun music we had to play didn't happen. The restaurant said the sound system broke but I just reckon it was a comment on our taste in music.

I'm playing WoW again with my beloved wife and gaming together is even sweeter than I thought it might be. The best part is that no-one feels excluded by it and the activity becomes something we can share. We sorta balance as well, I like discussing the strategy of the game and playing support characters while she likes wreaking havoc on anything that may drop shinies. I'm not really interested in how this might reflect our relationship. I am once again amazed by WoWs addictive nature that it could even snare her given her previous gaming experience was almost entirely pop-cap games and be-jewelled.

Lastly, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist "The hard Sell (Encore)". A bizarre mix crafted live on stage from obscure antique vinyl. Quite possibly not to everyones taste but I adore it. Especially after the absolutely crap last album from DJ. Shadow "The Outsider" which I had to give away for fear its aura of crappiness would infect me.

Current Location: Looking over blue skies.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: well Duh.
Comments

Congrats on finishing up at Moto! =P Are you just going to take it easy for a little while and look for work later?

Anyway, nice to have an update from you! ^^

(Anonymous)

Hey there! Haven't heard anything from your front in quite some time, and now I know why. Sorry about the job loss, but it sounds like marriage is suiting you well. Don't suppose she likes anime...but then again, at this point, perhaps you've broken off that part of things altogether. My own site has slowed down considerably now that we have two little ones and it looks like I will be fully and gainfully employed at a church outside of Detroit, MI. But there's nothing like watching 2nd Gig at 3am feeding your newborn. Blessings on your marriage!

Sorry...didn't have me logged in.

Hey there! Haven't heard anything from your front in quite some time, and now I know why. Sorry about the job loss, but it sounds like marriage is suiting you well. Don't suppose she likes anime...but then again, at this point, perhaps you've broken off that part of things altogether. My own site has slowed down considerably now that we have two little ones and it looks like I will be fully and gainfully employed at a church outside of Detroit, MI. But there's nothing like watching 2nd Gig at 3am feeding your newborn. Blessings on your marriage!


Hahahaha.... Oh, I'm laughing so hard. I met her at the local university anime club of which she was an ex-president. She's at least as much into anime as I am, and indeed we watch a lot of material together. I think the reduction in reviewing has partly been because I've been so busy but also I always have someone beside me to discuss it with.

It's fantastic to hear all is going well with your chosen vocation and your growing family. I still fondly remember the e-mails we exchanged and intend to carry out a thorough reading as I pledged. Maybe once things stabilize for both of us there will also be time for anime and reviews.

And Indeed 2n'd gig and the movie were good. We also really enjoyed Dennou Coil if you haven't seen it.... and lots of other stuff. Currently doing xxxholic so I can catch up with her and watch the second season.

The wife here...

He only chatted me up because he wanted to raid my anime collection. ;)

(Anonymous)

Serves him right. :-)

laaaaaawl :P

Great to hear from ya mate :)
Need to catch up soon! good luck with the job hunt~ ^_^ oh, and the PHD :P