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Funny old life :(

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Was reading in the papers today about twins… boy and girl aged around two… children of a couple who had IVF treatment in order to have them. Kids were left in the care of their grandfather.

Seems they climbed up a three metre ladder to reach the roof of the household water tank. The roof gave way… they both fell in… and both drwoned. Parents and grandparents are all under sedation.

What a pointless sort of tragedy is that? 😦

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Written by welshdog

May 19, 2006 at 9:24 pm

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Talking of money (2)

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Yes I *am* aware we weren’t… but still I thought an update might be in order now I’m finally back on here properly.

Surrounding me at my workstation are the fruits of modern life… four computers each carrying out a different if small task.

The laptop is running some French ‘cash bar’ thing which may or may not give me 10 euros after I’ve run it for ten years. It’s also running a small ‘manual’ program that builds up advertising credits… it also carries the mail address which collects the emails I get paid for reading… other than that… nothing currently. Seems like a waste somehow.

The desktop also has the French thing going… but as a referral to the laptop (they’re on different ISP’s) so I can build up credits faster. I’m currently typing on this one so it’s being used ‘properly’ I suppose.

Then I have a machine dedicated to accessing ‘autosurf sites’ which are again mostly used for building up advertising credits… it’s an old 166MHz model so is a bit slow for the work it’s been given, but it has its place and it helps where it can.

The last one is also dedicated to one purpose… handling online finance. Not sure if I mentioned it before but I think I was a bit lax with my security and my online account got hacked after I unknowingly downloaded a Trojan designed to access the passwords of that sort of account. I lost the lot and have to start over again… which is a bit of a pain.

The only ‘upside’ is that it taught me to be meg-careful and the machine if filled with Trojan sniffers and anti-virus programs which are all run immediately before *and* after I make a transaction 🙂

Other than that things are moving along ok. Not making much yet, but it’s a slow progress building capital from next to nothing… it’s getting there slowly… *very* slowly… $10 here… $10 there… in a month or two I’ll be able to spread my wings a bit and start to do more profitable projects… but right now… gawd the *time* it takes?? Makes you wonder if it’s really worthwhile…. except of course I know it *is*! 🙂

Written by welshdog

May 9, 2006 at 10:00 pm

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Technology woes.

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As I said, I’m sitting quietly by my workstation trying to earn a few dollars, as I do, but the computer has started running like treacle. Reboot yes… but why? I can’t see any obvious reason for it and *that’s* what’s driving me crazy… well one of the things that’s driving me crazy… if you’re lucky I won’t tell you the rest of them 🙂

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May 9, 2006 at 9:48 pm

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Tempus fugit.

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Amazing how fast time passes when you’re having fun… or just plain busy. It seems only a day or two ago that I was getting concerned about the imminent arrival of the oldies and how we were going to be able to prepare in time for their stay… and now I turn around and six months have flown by. The oldies have gone back to the UK… albeit under protest and here am I sitting in the house by my workstation all alone once more.

On a theme, in many many ways it’s sad to look around and see the young woman my daughter is changing into. She was 10 a few days ago (we share a half birthday :)) and she decided she was ‘mature enough’ to take a few friends out to lunch and a movie. Luckily old age hasn’t quite hit her yet as she also opted for coming back to the house for an evening swim followed by pizza and a sleepover.

The evening was made for her by my fathers birthday present (well ours as well really) which was a widescreen laptop so she spent a lot of the night playing dvd’s for her and her friends to watch… she’s still a kid at heart 🙂

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May 9, 2006 at 9:42 pm

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