Coffee as a hair product and other fine tales - Tactical Ninja
Nov. 3rd, 2010
10:18 am - Coffee as a hair product and other fine tales
I got home last night after planting plants on teike and happyinmotion's roof, to find the toaster sitting outside on the dog kennel and my computer in WTF mode.
Seems the toaster has something wrong with it - something that trips out the power to the whole house when you try to make toast. And of course, this included Aristotal. Weirdly, as part of the 'forced reboot', it had somehow set the defaults in BIOS not to recognise the keyboard. I couldn't see anything else that'd changed (although tbh I wouldn't really know), but yeah - 'recognise USB keyboard' was set to [disabed].
The bootup sequence was freezing on a screen that required me to pick a 'repair' or 'continue' option, and without the keyboard I couldn't tell it what to do. Consequently I was proud of myself for finding and fixing this issue and getting my machine (my machine! my shiny only-a-year-old machine! wah!) going again, all by myself. And all my geek friends are probably glad I did too.
No idea what's up with the toaster though. I guess we need a new one. Damn thing's less than a year old. Stupid planned obsolescence.
Yesterday I updated my CV and sent it to a few people to critique. It's been a while since I did a CV (five and a half years to be precise) and last time I wrote one, it was designed to say "Here is a list of my many and varied experiences in employment! I am not highly qualified but as you can see I can learn stuff! Please give me a go at this job even though I've never done it!"
Now, I want it to say "Hi, I'm a professional and I'm awesome. I can do a lot of things to a very high level and here's a list of some of the things I rock at, in your language so you will find a job to suit me because it's obvious you need me."
And I've no idea how to do this so I've sent it to some people in its raw state (complete with green bits copypasted from my job description) in the hopes that they will help me take it from country-girl-makes-good to super-professional-expert. No pressure, guys.
So I'm still on track for this week's list of goals. I haven't made a mix yet but I am thinking about it, I'm working on the CV and I've sorted one box of photos and organised some albums to put the family history in. This weekend is the last weekend I'll have free for a while because shearing starts in earnest next week, then it'll be solid for four weeks and if the weather behaves, hopefully there'll only be tailenders after that. *crosses everything*
Yes I have wondered what my clients will do if I move to Hong Kong. They will find another shearer is what they'll do. Or *shock horror* one of them could learn to do it themselves! Where there's a will there's a way right?
This morning I fell over my own feet and came a cropper with a full cup of coffee in my hand. Now I have coffee in my hair. Mmmm...
And this: apparently the government is abolishing gift duty. While I can definitely see the point about making it easy for rich people to avoid tax, I figure that rich people are already pretty good at avoiding tax and for less-rich people, it will make it easier to pass on any wealth you might have to your loved ones. I find it hard to see this as a bad thing.