Saturday, March 25, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Drum skills - Mr Tony Royster Jr.

Wow! Such style, and elegance. And while watching this video, all I could think about was when I will get my own drum set. I have wanted one for so long, it it has been many years since I played drums (I only ever had one live performance).

Well, what do I spend my money on? I wish it could be on musical gear. But an airconditioner is more important. But if there is money left over... My daughter will certainly enjoy the move up to a proper drum set. But alas, my wife will not be impressed with the two of us. Will be fun, though. For a grand I can purchase a fair quality set, and with a metronome, teach my daughter how to keep proper time. And then jam, her on drums, me on bass. That will be so much fun.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

My time in Tokyo

Almost a week now in Tokyo, and business is going well. Part of a new initiative is that we have to match a certain competency skill set as a marketing group. So today I designed a development plan to improve certain aspects of my skill set.

Some actions involve formal training, secondment to another section (where I do a lot of work now anyway), and journaling for a month (which I already do most of the time - here).

Finally made my webcam work yesterday, using The resolution is not as good as with MSNMessenger, but it works. I have been having endless issues the last few trips. I test the webcam at home, everything works, but as soon as I arrive in China or Japan, I am unable to connect my webcam through MSNMessenger.

It was so nice to see my wife and daughter again yesterday. It really helps to make the trip more bearable.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Travel galore this month

I am currently in Shanghai, next week Tokyo, then Seoul and Taipei, back to Shanghai, Lijiang, before finally heading back to Perth in April.

I miss my family.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Over 500 Scientists sign statement sceptical of evolution

Interesting article found at

Personally, I do not believe in evolution. We have been beautifully created in the image of God, to fellowship with God. But due to our free choice, we can choose not to.

I also think that the whole issue of evolution / creative design, like many other issues, just detract from the real issue: That Jesus came to earth as God incarnate, and if we believe in Him, we can have eternal life.

I think that this is such a simple truth, that many clever people just can not comprehend it.

Friday, March 03, 2006

How to have a good day

Work hard for a week, and have your boss compliment you on your work.

Succeed in contacting a friend in need. Have the Holy Spirit impart wisdom into the friend's situation, and have the privilege of being part of the reassurance process.

Have your boss specify new work requirements for a deadline immediately after the long weekend. Look forward to finishing the work, and do the work with gusto.

So now I am still busy with all of this work, but slowly I am making a dent in the mountain.

Nearly forgot: Look forward to going home, and spending time with your family.

So there you have it, my day on Friday 3 March 2006.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Enhance your flight simulator visual experience

Have a look at these Zenview Screen setups from Digital Tigers. My favourite is the Powerscape Ultra HD - drool. I think I really need an unlimited budget. And if you are wondering how on earth you'll drive these beasts, Digital Tigers recommend systems, and also sell systems specifically geared to your viewing needs.

Description of the undiscovered tips about Excel

Lisa Green pointed this out on the Excel VBA Newsgroup. Gives a few very nice tips, some of which I have been using for a long time, some which are completely new to me.