Monday, December 07, 2009

Tony Moynihan marries Vanessa McLean

Today my brother Tony married his girl friend Vanessa. I wasn't able to make it to London for the wedding, so I sent them this telegram:

Dear Vanessa and Tony,

First, I'll start off by welcoming Vanessa into our family and wishing her the best of luck :) she's going to need it.

I've know Tony all of his life, a large chunk of which has been across the Tasman, but the bonds of brotherly love are strong and geographical separation has not changed that.

I can still remember at primary school Tony sticking up for his older brother against the school bullies... A slightly embarrassing memory for me, but a good indication of his strength of character and loyalty.

I had been afraid that Tony would never leave New Zealand, but someone special entered his life, he got off his butt and worked his way to London. That had been the biggest and is turning out to be the most rewarding decision of his life.

Just over a year ago, our grandmother passed away, I know that she would have been so happy that one of her grandchildren had been married off and that she finally had a granddaughter.

Which makes me think that it is kind of surreal that I am going to have a sister in law, a welcome and much needed addition to our Male dominated family. Vanessa, I hope you don't make his sandwiches in the morning and when it comes to the house work, make him do the toilet!

I love my brother and we see each other far too sporadically, but thank jehova for Facebook, I get to see what you are up to and some oh so unsavoury photos... Watch out, I set mother up with a Facebook account too, so the mothers mafia still knows what you are getting up to.

Vanessa, you have made a great choice and I hope you and Tony have fun together on life's oh so bumpy road.

I wish I could be there with you today to celebrate and I look forward to meeting Vanessa soon. I hope you guys have a spare room.

I know Mum and Dad are very happy for the both of you and with all of my love, congratulations.

Marky Mark

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I'm a published photographer...

Well, okay, that might be stretching it a bit, but one of my photos was selected by Schmap, a Melbourne Guide mash up, to be used in their latest edition.

It is a picture of some boys playing soccer in Albert Park Lake... I was there with Stephen, Mark and Timbo from Sydney...

Too funny :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Windows 7 you more than make up for Vista!

So... I got myself a Dell Mini 9 from Vodafone on a plan which includes 5GB/month and the Mini 9. It came with a scaled down version of XP, which I'm over. Although I hate Vista, I feel like XP is going back and I'm just not into that.

So I did some Googling and found that people had been installing Windows 7 on their Mini 9 with some success and they also said that it ran better than XP did, so I thought, thank god I had signed up to the Windows 7 Beta program.

A day or two after I got the Mini 9 I installed Windows 7 on it and gave it a shot. I found that it did run better that when XP was on it, I loved the new interface and for a 'low end' spek'd laptop it was great.

I can't wait for them to release Windows 7 I want to use it on every computer I work on.

Great one M$ you've got a winner in this one!

I'm back!

Well, since my last post, I've moved to Prahran and have started riding my push bike to and from work.

I got a Scott Sportster P2 and I love it. I now have the freedom to get back and forth from work and home in around 20 minutes. That is half the fastest time I have ever made it using public transport.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Vista is a sack of S**T!!!

Okay, I've had enough!

So I was an early adopter of Vista and I loved it, well, I love the improvements that they have made to the interface.

I'm used to all the changes and I don't like to go back to the XP interface...

But god knows what they did under the hood! It would have to be the worst performing operating system they have ever produced. I'm sick of the lethargic response I receive when I click on something, I'm sick of my computer locking up and trying to catch up with itself and I absolutely detest the fact that an application will turn opaque and stop responding...

I am over Vista, I'd rather use DOS.

Microsoft, Windows 7 had better be all it's cracked up to be and it had better work on my Laptop.

Grrrr on you for Vista! It's a DUD!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me...

Well, today is my birthday...

I've had lots of my lovely friends give me beautiful birthday wishes, which I would like to thank them all for.

This year, my theme is moderation and control. So I am having a very quiet birthday for once and going out for dinner with a couple of friends.

Currently I'm enjoying a glass or two of sparkling Shiraz with Ange and Oscar. I've taken the day off and are looking for a new place to live.

Love to you all.