Friday, October 31, 2008

Sorry guys...once again i have been flooded

Well its day 5 in Newcastle (6 in Australia) and things are going ok.....finally.
I will put some photos up tomorrow - right now as i type this I am sitting on the "mattress" on the floor. So will have to wait till tomorrow as i get more furniture then.
Did a short course on ClearSCADA for most of this week - looks like next week i'm going to teach myself AllenBradley PLC's.
V arrived in Newcastle yesturday, and her luggage followed about 4 hours later.
I have a new company phone, so V has my prepaid number now. Will post more details when i get a desk and chair tomorrow.
Sun i arrived at Auckland Airport (Cheers Tab), and promptly threw away 1 whole bag of stuff before boarding (i was still 27kgs after this excersise).
Sun/Mon were spent in a motel about 10 mins walk from work.
Tue/Wed spent sleeping the apartment.....with what i had in my pack........i was so guttered to remember that my lovely soft sleeping bag was in the bag..... back in NZ.
So it was just me, the woodern floorboards of my expensive CBD apartment........and a Wool trenchcoat to hold me off the floor. Ha a hobo in his own home. Was at work during normal hours so i couldn't organise anything. The advantage came when i had a company car from Tue to today. Only takes about 20 mins in PEAK traffic to work. 70kph roads everywhere.
When V arrived yesturday, we promptly shot around and got a mattress, and a 3G wireless card - HOORAAAHHH internet.
Bed hopefully will arrive tomorrow, as will the fridge and washing machine.
Am 5 mins walk from a beach, 5 mins walk to some mean view up a hill, 5 mins walk from "CBD" and about 10 mins walk from trainstation.
I have picked up a quick accent to fool the aussies here, pool = pooule, six = seex....... but half the people i have delt with here have been pretty nice, and about 10% i would touch with a 10ft barge the ratio is about the same as everywhere else in the world.
Work is good so far - i think im going to learn a lot from Serck........its funny as i majorly underestimated how big this company is. SCADAGroup has a lot to offer young engineer.......but its not IEC61850 compliant ;)
Will touch base tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Newcastle photos

Ok guys, guess i should give you some insight as to where im going. So here are some photos from last week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The final Hurrah

Well guys and Girls, there is one final hurrah before we jump these shores. If you have got this via email you are free to attend. I have put is up on the web as i have lost a few email address.
Basically a Bubbly Brunch.
Meet at my place 9am, Saturday Morning, bring some champagne (or a bubbly equivelent) and some picnic lunch type stuff. We will walk to the park and sit down on the grass being merry.
This is going to be a very brief and simple affair. Very small numbers of close friends and family- and if i don't know you, you can piss off.
On event of rain, we will sit on the dirty floor of my empty house
All up will be finished by midday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Very cool new cars to roll of the ELECTRIC zap production line

One part designed by lotus (zap-x), the other a 3 wheeled legend (Zap Alias) before its time.
I am seriously considering either a job with Zap or a deposit on one of these lovely machines in the next 5 years.


Its back on......awesome

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Serj Tankian

Last month - i did a trip down south (and clocked up quite a few k's).
I just thought i would share the artist who i had cranking in the corolla's stereo while doing this trip.
You may recognise Serj from System of a Down
Banner 2 Banner 1 go!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Lamborghini Estoque!

Well yes we had all those teasers a while ago......but now its all assembled.
4 Door lambo.....WOW! is all i can say.....
This will be great to put the kids in the back of.
Full story here