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Viewing blogs posted in May, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The ol' Client / Server Database

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 27/05/2009 23:12:55

The first result in google when searching for "client server database" is quite interesting:

Google Me

At the time of posting - that result is still number one. Here - let me google that for you.

Firstly - a great use of the word girth. Doesn't get used enough in my opinion. Then again - what's my opinion worth? After all - I used to think client / server was a computing term. The more you know!




Saturday, May 23, 2009

Amazing Malkin Goal

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 23/05/2009 14:51:13

Pittsburgh has gone up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Final against Carolina. Sidney Crosby has been a force in the playoffs - scoring the first goal of the game on 6 occasions equaling a record by Chicago / Winnipeg legend Bobby Hull and Edmonton's Fernando Pisani. But in Game 2 of the Carolina series - Malkin was a force in a game. Scoring his first playoff hat trick, Malkin's third goal - an insurance marker that relieved some of the threat of a Hurricane comeback - was truly something to behold:

Malkin Hat Trick
Respect to AlexPKeaton from Lets Go Pens for creating the animated gif

What a goal! He called the shot to teammate Talbot beforehand and just went out there and got it done. Amazing no-look, backhand roofer to put the game away.

It's fun to have two of the best three players in the NHL in your team every game!




Monday, May 18, 2009

I have an ouchie

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 18/05/2009 15:59:44

My last roller hockey game was around 6 weeks ago (in which we finally won the elusive Division 2 grand final), and since then I've done a whole lot of sitting around. I wasn't going to play again this season (and allowing my gut to expand at will) - but a good mate of mine that I've played hockey with on and off since high school was keen to start up again this season. I love playing hockey with him (especially when we're on the same line) as we both know where the other one is going to be. A downside however - is that he tends to push me into playing as hard as I can - and the time that I just coast around the rink is reduced as I attempt to keep up with him.

So when I got home yesterday after my first game back I felt pretty darn tired - and ready for bed at 3 pm. But a mate from work has just recently bought Guitar Hero: World Tour, and was up for some online action. With Rock Band I've been playing drums at the "Hard" level - so when we played our first song, Everlong by the Foo Fighters, I chose Hard drums. Big mistake:

Guitar Hero: World Tour Everlong Hard

That's a crap load of notes! It was fine for the first few hundred hits - but then my arms turned to jelly, and just completing the song without passing out was my new goal. After that I put my level down to Medium - but my arms are still hurting me today.




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