Moving on

Well I guess it’s time to move on. Praise God! I got a new job at IDFX (http://www.idfx.com.au) and I’ll be starting next week. IDFX is a small IT company, and because it’s only a small company, I’ll be doing a little bit of everything, from development to customer service. Some of the good things to look forward to is that I’ll get to travel around (Australia) for now. This is mainly because IDFX has clients which are based around Australia.

The location of the job is not very public-transport-friendly so that means I’m gonna have to get a car so I can drive to work. Pray that I will get a car and not just an ordinary one, but a good one.

Shurely good

Bought the Shure e3c sound isolating earphones today! It’s great! At first it was ordinary, but the more you use it (known as burning in) the better the sound is becoming. Because it goes right inside the ear, it was somewhat uncomfortable at first, but the more you wear it the more you get used to it. I’ve been wearing it for only a few hours and it’s much more comfortable almost to the point that I can barely feel it.

Well as they always say, you get what you pay for. I’m definitely getting what I paid for – it wasn’t cheap that’s for shure .. hehe

ALL done

Finally finished marking! yay! Been working heaps this week. On Tuesday I worked for 11 hrs (10 am – 8pm), Wednesday – 7.5 hrs (9.30 am – 5 pm), Thursday – 6.5 hrs (1.30 pm – 8 pm) and Today I’m gonna be working for 9 hrs (9 am – 6 pm). Well I’ll be looking forward to the next pay day =D

On Wednesday night I went to the CCC (Christian City Church conference/event) at the Superdome. They had Bishop TD Jakes come to speak for 3 nights (Wed – Fri) and it was AWESOME! Guy Sebastian guest appeared and sung “Angels brought me here”, I thought he was going to sing some worship songs. So I was a little bit dissappointed but nevertheless he was great. God really spoke to me that night, I’ll write up a UniCell teaching about it.

Finally to top it off, the Socceroos were playing against Uruguay at Telstra stadium (which is right next to the Superdome). So after the service with Bishop TD Jakes ended, we caught the last part of the game and Australia were 1-0 up and they went into extra time! I was pretty shocked, but I hoped that Australia would win, because the Uruguayans were so self-righteous. So we stayed around to watch the game on the BIG screen. Because Uruguay had beat them previously 1-0, the socceroos needed to win by 2 goals to qualify for the 2007 World Cup in Germany.

After 30 minutes of extra time (sudden death), the scores were still 1 (Australia) – 0 (Uruguay). So effectively the scores were 1-1, and it was time for the penalty shootout. Apparently Uruguay have lost the last 3 or 4 penalty shootouts they’ve been in, so in that sense we had a pretty good chance I thought. Kewell was first up, and give Australia a 1-0 lead, the Uruguayan shot was taken next and Schwarz blocked it! The place was going crazy! It was 2-1 when Viduka was given the shot. To everyone’s surprise, he missed! So the scores levelled at 2-2 and then an Australian shot puts them to 3-2. Shwarz the hero showed what a team the Australians are by blocking the next shot from Uruguay. So another goal to Australia meant that they would win. Aloisi did not dissappoint with his well placed shot. Australia had WON!!

YIPEEE!

WOW! I never really thought about the significance of today until now. I was like, hmmm ok what do I need to do now… wait a second… I have no more study to do!!! Woohooo!! Well I can relax for a little while. Actually I still have some marking to do, which I shall endeavour to do tomorrow. Right now, I think I’m just gonna relax for a little bit.

The end of another schooling milestone, and yet another beginning. The beginning of working life, for a while at least. I’m actually planning to do a Masters/PhD later on… yes more study =P but it won’t be for a while I guess. Now that uni is done, I’ve got a whole heap of stuff lined up to do for the summer break. The main ones involving setting up the church database and UniCell preparations for next year.

Lanyard

I finally got the iPod lanyard. Now I’m wearing my iPod pretty much everywhere I go. It’s great because I can listen to it anytime, without having to fiddle around with the headphone cord – very nice and neat.

Started holiday mode a little early, gotta get back to study mode now. =P

More study???

Well that’s one of the things I’ve been considering lately… doing a postgraduate degree. Finishing my thesis was awesome, but I love it so much right now, that I’m still working on it. It reminds me of the time when I first learnt to program in QBASIC (it was coool..), now I’ve got a new toy, it’s called Cocoa.

I had my demo yesterday, it went well, my assessor seemed pleased with what I’ve done. (pray for HD! hehe) I told him that I even worked on the application some more and he is interested to see what I’ve done and so told me that I could send him another page to add to my thesis. Fully praise God, because half-way through my thesis I would never have thought it would turn out this good.

YCG (http://www.youthcupgames.com/) was on today. It was the first round of volleyball or I like to call it V-ball =) We played two games and won one game and lost the other. That’s ok we’ll win them all next round ^^

World Usability Day

Yes today is World Usability Day. Held in over 70 cities and over 30 countries participating in this worldwide event. I was one of the privilidged to be able to show off my (thesis) work today. There were a few people from outside of the university. I was especially encouraged by the amount of interest some people had for my application.