Sunday, October 31, 2010


I have searched my room, as much as I could, and I'm fairly certain that the huntsman didn't go in there. To hopefully prevent this situation from happening again, I 'lightly' sprayed some surface spray over strategic areas, like my door and door frame. I also sprayed some in different parts of my room and managed to flush out two small and insignificant spiders who promptly died. I don't like killing spiders, but I can't let them stay in my room.
I'm now waiting for the room to settle down so that I can go to sleep without dying from the fumes. I've got the door and windows wide open and the ceiling fan's on.

Not an improvement

I've just checked my door to see if the spider is still there and it's not. The advantage of this situation is that it's not on my bedroom door. The huge disadvantage now is that I don't know where it is. Has it gone into another room? Has it gone out into the garden? Or has it moved into my room, closer to my bed and where I'd like to be sleeping?

Another spider

I'm definitely not a fan of coming home late at night to find a large huntsman spider on my bedroom door. I don't intend to kill it, but I don't know how to persuade it to find a better place to sit, preferably somewhere far away from my bedroom. I don't hate huntsman spiders, but I don't appreciate it when they visit my bedroom.
I also don't like it when they decide to cling to my bath towel, like a medium-sized one did just a few days ago.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Waiting again...

I'm currently sitting at a busway stop, with a 45min wait ahead of me because the bus I need has become hourly. On a Friday night. It really feels like I'm living in a country town at times. Maybe one day this place will develop a decent public transport system. In the meantime, I have to wait.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


It's been a while since my last blog post. I have been consuming coffee, but not posting about it for some reason. I feel that my hypothesis is correct, and therefore it's not necessary to continue the experiment. I have been consuming coffee, of course, although not on a daily basis as some days have been far too hot for a warm milky beverage.
Other than the coffee, I've been busy this month with a lot of extra tutoring (well, mostly just extra marking) and assignments that need to be completed soon, given that tomorrow heralds the last teaching week of the semester.
At this very moment, I'm taking a break from reading a chapter of a book describing error correction in microwave network analyser measurements and trying to work out how it applies to the measurements I took a few weeks ago with a network analyser. Because I've now read the appropriate chapter several times, it's not the most interesting book to wade through, so it's a bit of a slog.

Recently, in one of my lectures on medical imaging techniques, a lecturer was talking about taking PET scans of rats and other small mammals, and how for small mammals, they have a PET scanner and a CT scanner (aka CAT scanner) in one system. It's referred to as the PET-CT, or PET-CAT, and pronounced as 'pet-cat' regardless of which acronym is used. The lecturer spent quite some time describing how he put the rat into the PET-CAT, completely oblivious to how it sounded.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Je viens de voir quelqu'un ici (je me trouve à la fac) qui bien ressemble le propriéteur de l'école où je bossais en angleterre. C'était zarbie parce que je n'arrive pas à penser pourquoi il serait dans un batiment d'ingenierie. Bien sur c'est un autre mec mais initialement ca m'etonnait.

J'ai commencé à croire que j'avais été lancé à travers un trou de ver.

Back to uni

I've had a week away from uni which explains the lack of coffee-related posts, but I'm back now and I've got a latte. It's just like the previous lattes. I realised, after ordering my latte today, that it's been a while since I've had a flat white here so I should endeavour to keep that in mind when ordering future coffees.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Work today

I've been called in to work today. They called me at 8.40am, to see if I could start at 9, even though they apparently knew last week that I'd be needed today but someone forgot to call me. Right now I'm sitting at the bus stop. Obviously there's not a chance in hell that I'll get there by 9, given that it's after 9 now, but I might be able to make it in by 10, if the bus isn't running late.