Saturday, September 30, 2006

Line rider and Grand Final

Shortly I will be watching the AFL Grand Final on TV. Its the Sydney Swans vs the West Coast Eagles. I hope the Eagles trounce the Swans but its gonna be a hard fight. I will be recording it on DVD if anybody wants it!

I also have found this website around on a lot of other peoples sites - it is called Line Rider.
Pretty cool application - I have made a track that goes for over 2 minutes so far with some pretty spectacular jumps. I have even managed a flip and landed it successfully!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Photos from the park

Went to the park on the way home from work Thursday. Erin was sick - hence the long face. Jade was to succumb the next day.
Here are the photos on my flickr site.

What have I been doing?

I have been building! Our church decided to purchase 4 Xbox 360s with LCD Monitors and I volunteered! So we have been busy builiding them into an aracde style .
Sorry for the photo quality - these were taken on the camera phone and some were taken at night so the quality is not flash.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I take a lot of photos and when I get the time I upload them to the millerfamily website. RSS Feed here
The very best ones also get published in our photo archive. RSS Feed here
I have also started uploading them to my flickr account. RSS Feed here

Here is my latest photo of a bearded dragon and others taken during a recent walk to the Boondall Wetlands. Flickr set.

Are you a Professional?

"Professionals" are not those to whom people come for special expertise. Rather "Professionals" are those who teach others how to develop that expertise in their life.
Leonard Sweet, Soul Tsunami, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1999, P305

Monday, September 11, 2006

and one for the weirdo files...

Driving home tonight at 10:55PM I saw a lady in her pink pants and blue jacket raking leaves from her sidewalk!

What the!

Who rakes leaves by the streetlight at 11PM?

Exciting Cubicle Conversation

I over heard a cubicle conversation this morning "Did you have an exciting weekend?", Reply "No I had a boring one."
This got me thinking, Can we have an empirical or absolute definition of exciting, or can we only define it relationally to the boring? Is my idea of exciting boring to you, or vice versa?
What do you think?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

So much news - so little time to write

Whats been happening? Lots!

I broke my little toe - its on the way to healing now - getting better slowly but each day sees an improvement - I am hoping to play squash this weekend - carefully!

I have read stacks of books including

All 4 books in the Many Coloured Land series by Julian May
The Way of the Shepherd by Dr Kevin Leman and William Pentak
Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimmons
and I am currently Reading Soul Tsunami by Leonard Sweet

My new contract is taking up a lot of time and so is managing the other jobs I have staff working on. However I am deliberately making time most days to play with all the kids, read books play board and card games, and the occasional movie with them and the wife. We watched Star Wars 1 The Attack of the Clones the other day. Funnily enough the kids were less disturbed by this as they were by the Princess Bride. I think maybe the story is so far fetched they realise it is not real where as the princess bride is set in this world with humans and reasonably believable monsters, the shrieking eels and the ROUS (Rodents of Unusual size).

Now I need to finish this off and watch Dr Who with my wife - season 2! Funnily enough, after watching the Return of the Cyberman and the Men of steel, two parts we watched recently, I felt like that this morning marching off to work with all the other cyber people - just mindlessly marching into their buildings and up the lifts, through security doors and into the cells where they voluntarily confine themselves for 8 or more hours - is this jail? A BIG reminder as to why I don't have a corporate job! Working from home and only having to show up at clients occassionally is much better! Far less soul destroying.
I know Doug tosses over this and I console him with the fact that working from home he has control over his life. We can choose or reject a job or client, and spend more time with the family as a result. Yes money is up and down and we have experienced that to the point of desparation more than once, but there is no ceiling on how much you can earn when you work for yourself, no boss with their own political agendas, no backstabbing co workers, etc.

Oh yes I have taken lots of photos and didn't win the $10,000 prize in a comp though they did send me a framed copy of my photo as a consolation. I will post some photos shortly.