These originally appeared on Jaiku, which Google bought and shut down.

Here's an open question: because it's April Fools in Asia, Australia and the Pacific, can I fool people from here in other time zones? :)
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Okay I've had my four free refills of coffee... *FLINCH* free refills of coffee *FLINCH* free refills of coffee, better make me way out now!
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I've had two comments on my cheesy Vista blog post, I wasn't able to pull the wool over 50% of the respondents :-D
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The BBC News International version is still using the old CSS layout it seems
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Wait I just hit shift-reload, the International version is the same as the UK version. The BBC likes giant fonts now it seems!
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Off to grab some lunch. It's 16:41, but the last thing I ate/drank was free flow coffee at 09:00, surely not a good thing!
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Just came back from an evening stroll, suggested by @jerrynovak :). Feeling tired, going to try sleeping for 8 hours straight tonight!
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And that wasn't an AFJ ;-)
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Hello all :) Had a good night sleep last night, the first one in a long time. Spent the morning walking around the Botanic Gardens :)
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... then some programming. Now off to Starbucks to meet my dad for a cuppa. He FINALLY found a wide enough set of tyres for his Ducati :)
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To celebrate my full night's sleep without nightmares about my mum in over 3 months, my dad, sister and I are off for an Indonesian dinn ...
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That was supposed to say "Indonesian Dinner", too many characters again! Yeah, satay, rendang, gado gado, mie goreng... yay!
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Off to bed now, had a good walk again! See you all tomorrow :-)
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Packing bags and getting ready, the Schade Trio are off to Batam for 2 days. Why? We all need a quick break, and we've never been before :)
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And off we go! I probably won't have internet access again until Saturday, so see you all when I get back :)
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I am a KDE and Qt guy, but I admit Xfce is very nice. Even if I were forced to GNOME I'd use Thunar with it instead of icky Nautilus :D
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There's something about sitting at a Starbucks outside at midnight in Singapore with a cold drink that's very Zen-ish :-)
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Starbucks folks are starting to back up, I think it's a subtle sign that they want me to leave. Better get going!
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Finally getting around to writing show notes for Rubenerd Show 234. Hopefully will only take half an hour or so
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Don't panic everyone! The Whole Wheat Radio audio stream is down! Guess I'll stick to playing iTunes or amaroK again for a while.
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Hi-fi Whole Wheat Radio stream is back online. Med-fi and Low-fi are still offline
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They're playing harp music in Whole Wheat Radio. My beautiful late mum played the harp. Bringing a tear to my eye
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My beautiful mum is gone. Sometimes you need to hear something like that song to remember.
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To quote Don McLean: "Mummy, the world was never meant for someone as beautiful as you"
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I really must try to finish her website dedication soon. Whenever I try to start it again, I get chocked up and can't do it. Must keep t ...
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Okay going to trey sleeping again. See, once again I didn't get exercise and once again I can't sleep.
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* @redragon I meant to say "good" not "goo" !
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Just got a really nice email for a young woman in Korea who said she agreed with my feminism post and it made her think :)
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I'm glad that I have so many nice people listening to my show and reading my inane blog posts, it really makes me feel great :-)
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Hey cool, Richard Dawkins is going to be on Dr Who!! And apparently he was good friends with Douglas Adams! http://tinyurl.com/5tp8ys
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Damn it the Crumpler site uses Flash!
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Cabaret is downloading in iTunes now! It kept getting stuck at 49.1MB a few hours ago, but damn it I'm going to get this!
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Off to meet my sister for lunch. She doesn't like Japanese so we're off for Carls Jr. A much healtheir alternative to Bento boxes... ahem!
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You know the only really thing that bothers me about anti-intellectuals? They don't have a sense of humour!
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Off for an evening walk to work off some of my accumulated coffee and energy before I sleep :-)
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I'm going through an Art Deco obsession right now. Changing the design of my uni intranet blog to use Art Deco graphics!!!
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I don't have enough body hair to be a sheeple. And it's not very warm.
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I finally went out and bought myself a LABEL PRINTER!!!!! I've wanted one of these since I was a kid!
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My first label on my label printer? "LABEL" :-D
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I just went into my dad's home office and labeled every single piece of computer equipment with my label printer! Computers, copiers, phones
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Oh NO! In my vein attempt to label everything in this house, the batteries ran out!!
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I use rechargables, so these AAA batts will take a few hours to charge. Will need to go to 7-11 to get some more in the meantime :-D
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Damn, I ran out of labels in my new label printer!!! I went through 8 metres of labels!!
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When youve been programming in other languages for a while, sometimes its fun just to create a little Perl script to solve a file problem :)
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I could have slept in today, but I woke up early on my Saturday to help my sister with her bags to the airport. Aren't I nice?
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Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the airport I go :-). Elke's off to KL for the next week.
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I've started feeling that buzz ever since this morning that I'm about to have a mania cycle!
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It's the "Original White", those other styles sound nice too :-)
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If youre not following CalgaryGuru, he's uploaded a vid of his mac displaying something even though it's sleeping! http://tinyurl.com/65vd36
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Running pkg_delete -f mono-1.2.5.1 after installing GNOME. As a KDE guy, I've decided to try GNOME for a week.
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If you're emailing a family friend of your dad, do you talk about your dad as "dad" or as "Rainer"?
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Good morning everyone, I'm not in the mood for Monday :P
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Just left the office of the local company I'm implementing FreeBSD. Good news, only needed to go to their office today, work from home next
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Don't have to go to their office today, but I'm still getting up earlier
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Having lunch at Starbucks, the one just near Gleneagles Hospital where I went every week for 12 years with my mum. In a weird way, I mis ...
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"In a way I miss it" it was supposed to say. The nurses there were so friendly, I met them all when I was 10. Like losing lots of friends
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Well look at that! I was just talking about the nurses in Oncology at Gleneagles, and Tanjong just walked past and waved at me haha
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Her exact comment: "Hello Ruben... what have you done with your hair!?"
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If you're caucasian and live in Singapore, and want to be around Aussies, Brits and Americans for an afternoon, hang out at Tanglin Mall!
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G'day everyone, off to meet my dad at San Francisco Coffee in... Singapore. They make nice lasagne :-)
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I've just had a crazy idea. Instead of using Ruby for my next web project, why not Objective-C? Any docs on Obj-C and CGI? hehe
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Looking around for 5 mins it looks as though CGI support in Objective-C is a bit spotty. Bummer :-(
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Even though I'm a KDE/Qt person, I still think Gnumeric is better currently than Kspread. Free software rules!
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I found my FireWire iPod cable!! Isn't it always the case you only find things when you're not looking for them?
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Three Dinos, then a Frankie... the Rat Pack is in this Starbucks :-D
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"Don't kill me! I have a wife and three girlfriends!"
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I just recorded my episode about why I'm an atheist. I'm thinking whether I should include it in the podcast feed...
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... or just have it as a download if you want to listen. I don't want to offend anyone. What do you think?
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Writing show notes for my "Why I Am An Atheist" episode. If you believe me ;-)
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I am putting a big, big disclaimer on it to say"This is not designed to insult people, these are just my beliefs"
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Almost finished encoding. This is the hardest show I've ever done, the last bit I choke up a bit but I think I did okay
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Rubenerd Show 238, the Why I Am An Atheist episode is now available from //rubenerd.comshow.com/ :-)
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I'm off to bed, g'night everyone :-)
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Just realised the reason why my app was failing was because I didn't have rzip on the machine! Gah!
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For people who want to read Frank's and my discussion: //rubenerd.comshow.com/archives/show238/
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Off to bed early tonight (2243 is early for me!), got a headache. Maybe too much tea? Is there such a thing? Night all :-)
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Email from Rabbit Photo: "Make your mum feel special by giving her a unique, personalised Photo Book this year." F*ck you too.
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My goodness I haven't updated my Twitter for over a day now I think. I'll need to remedy it seems! Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!
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We saw We Will Rock You (The Queen tribute musical) last night though, it was AMAZING!
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Elke is still in bed, and it's 16:00. I hope she's okay
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My dad just emailed me from Beijing, he says RubenerdShow.com is still accessible in China haha
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And he could access it from a regular food stall, not a Western hotel where they deliberately tone down the censorship
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I'm not sure whether to be happy or not. The Chinese Gov doesn't consider me a threat, bummer!
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UPDATE: My dad in China says he can access IntoYourHead, http://www.duddingstonbooks.com/cabaret/, The Overnightscape, WWR...
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Backing up the last remaining FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE machine to upgrade it to 7.0, I've been putting it off for so long
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If I get one more email letting me know I can buy mothers day presents I'm going to scream. She's DEAD, kapeesh? :-(
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Finally cracked under uni pressure and bought Office 2008 Student Edition for Mac, just to install Excel. Verdict? It's SLOOOOW!
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The PowerPC version of Excel 2004 running under Rosetta was faster than the Intel version of Excel 2008! What a rip!
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Oh Jees I can't take it any more, Excel 2008 is just too slow it's painful! What a waste of $180, uninstalling and putting Excel 2004 on
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I'm writing up a blog post about my experience with speadsheets compared to Microsoft Excel, I'm being bombarded by tweets! :-)
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This detailed spreadsheet weblog post is getting too damned long, I'm going to split it in two, for my reader's sanity and my own!
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Podshow is now "Mevio"? Did they use the same naming agency as Dell for the "Vostro"?
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That DOES it. I've looked up online and I'm not the only one. Excel 2008 is up to 8x slower than 2004, on INTEL hardware!!
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I'm going to try to return this, and go back to Excel 2004. I don't care if it has to run in Rosetta, it's still faster.
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Uninstalled Excel 2008, now installing Gnumeric again!
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This is weird, TwitterFeed is picking up all my blog posts, but not the show?
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Elke just woke up, proceeded to unplug my desktop thinking it was my phone charger! All my downloads, compiling, GONE!!!
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We nearly all died 70,000 years ago!! That's scary!! http://tinyurl.com/2ulzx8/04/24/2148235
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It's been close to a week since I've used GNOME full time. Enjoying my experience so far, I'm surprised@
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Oh WOW! Jimbob has made me a Sysop on the @WholeWheatRadio wiki!! I feel so humbled!!
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I noticed something was different when I went to the WWR site and there were even "Delete" and "Edit" tabs on the HOME page!
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For those who haven't noticed yet, I'm a SysOp on the Whole Wheat Radio website! This is insane!
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I could delete the WWR homepage, Jim's profile page... anyone's profile page... think of the power! :-D
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Elke health update: she's feeling slightly worst today, we're hoping this is as bad as it'll get.
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After almost a week where I just couldn't get into gear very much, today I coded my arse off! Got a fortnights worth of homework done!
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Well maybe not that much, but I was productive! On a Saturday, go figure!
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I've got some big tests coming up (medical AND university) soon, and am nervous about both. Studies and work keep my occupied I guess
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Can a Samba share name have punctuation, or is it safer just to use alphanumeric characters, anyone know?
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I don't care about Windows 9x, just sharing with FreeBSD, Macs and Windows XP machines
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My poor sister has been in really bad shape today, mentally and physically :-(. Seems she
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... is starting to come to terms with mummy herself. I guess we all take different times.
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My dad will be going to Boston on bidness soon, wonder if he could cash his business class ticket for 2 economy ones? Heh heh
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I am in love with TrueCrypt! Seriously one of the best free and open source applications ever!
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