* In New Zealand, the number plates have three letters followed by three numbers. Used to be two letters and four numbers (like my car) but when they got to ZZ in 2001 they had to come up with a new system. Prior to that it was two letters and three numbers - I remember my folks' old Datsun Bluebird (which was built prior to permanent plates being required) having BQ584.
The time has come for me to expose myself. And not in the way that will blow up Sophie's friends page. You can thank me later...
I've been on the internet for less time than most of the people I know. Even though I was probably ahead of most of you in the computer skills department back in 1983, being one of only three people in my school who was allowed on the Commodore 64s (all three of them) unsupervised because I could program in BASIC reasonably competently, my life went in another direction after that and I didn't actually have my own computer again until 1998. And I didn't get, or care about, the internet until 2000.
Aside: I remember my first PC that my brother built for me had a massive 800MB of hard drive space. I filled that up pretty quickly, and then in my wisdom, started deleting stuff to make space. "What is this system 32 thing, I don't use that!" *delete* etc. It still worked until I rebooted.. then I had to wait 2 weeks till my brother could come to the wops (the actual wops, not what some CBD-dwellers might think are the wops - I was 65km from the nearest petrol station) to fix it. Oops. In my defence, the last time I'd touched a computer, operating systems as we know them now didn't exist and everything was done in DOS - I had no concept of what Windows really was.
Oh my how things change.
Anyway, since I've only been on the internet for half its life, I'm clearly challenged when it comes to certain understandings. I never even participated in bulletin boards. *cue gasping from the geeks everywhere* So I have a list of questions:
1. WTF is with sparkledogs? Whose idea was it, when did it start and WHYYYYY?
2. Hetalia. I don't understand.
3. When did the Chuck Norris thing start?
4. Why haven't people jumped on the Happy Keanu thing? I think Happy Keanu is better than Strutting Leo, although the ones that combine them are the best:
5. How did the term 'weeaboo' come about?
6. Have you seen this man?
There are other questions, but that will do for now. Please don't be sending me the 'here let me google that for you' thing - there are only so many things you can google from work and besides, you guys are more interesting.
What Prof David Nutt thinks of NZ politicians' approach to suggestions from the EACD on drug reform.
Gosh, so late today. Got distracted by reading up on how Northern Hemisphere men think Kiwi women are unfeminine, loud, aggressive and mannish.
And I didn't rant about it. Yet. Again, you can thank me later.