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  1. Ex-Hasbeen

    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    I told you you weren't retiring.
  2. Ex-Hasbeen

    Kona Legacy Slot Experience, What's Yours?

    Well done iFoz. From earlier comments it sounds like you've been there, so at least you'll know what to expect, but being there to actually race changes everything. You'll have an absolute blast. Well deserved.
  3. Ex-Hasbeen

    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    Then he shouldn't worry about not qualifying for Kona.
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    Strange denizens of the office

    Yeah, I've known people like that. You're discussing an urgent project quote that needs a couple hours of work to finish it off, and the customer needs the results in the morning. Then once you've finished talking to them, they say, "OK, I'll get on to that Monday because I have to go home now & tomorrow is my RDO." WTF! Either they should be finishing it this afternoon, or if they really can't stay, telling me up front so I don't waste 10 minutes going through it with them. It's easy to see sometimes why there are some Engineers that have been at the same base level for 30 years.
  5. Ex-Hasbeen

    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    Tell him to go to Busso where he won't have to swim.
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    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    With coffee at a pub afterwards.
  7. Ex-Hasbeen

    USA shootings and gun laws

    Awesome new billboard (the first billboard near our village) just appeared today. It's making great Facebook entertainment.
  8. Ex-Hasbeen

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Yeah, but ours roasts it for everyone else.
  9. Ex-Hasbeen

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    It always makes good footage here when they have to go out to cut free the migrating Humpbacks. Maybe that'll bring in the tourists.
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    Strange denizens of the office

    We have a strict no eating at desk policy as well, though they have made a couple of quiet areas in the lunch room where you can take your laptop & eat if you have to do a meeting during your lunch break. As far as the WFH policy, I really can't fault Telstra. Senior Management takes a very dim light on any managers not allowing staff that can do their job at home work at least 1 day a week there. In my team, my staff work at home from 1 day (the guy lives in the CBD anyway) to 3 days (lives on the Gold Coast) a week, and during the Commonwealth Games, he worked the whole 2 weeks from home. The added benefit is that any of the team that have a bit of a cold can work at home (if they feel up to it) rather than come in to work and infect the rest of us. Sick leave has noticeably dropped, and measured output has improved. I would never work in an office only environment again.
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    Generosity

    I know exactly what you mean. We were out driving on a back road heading toward some 4WD tracks a couple months ago on a rainy Sunday. A few farms in the area, but pretty isolated. We came around a corner, and this real scruffy bloke in jeans & no shirt kind-of waved us down. I slowed, thinking about stopping, but then caution got hold of me & I started moving on again. It was only after we passed him that I noticed a car upside down, still steaming, in the gully beside the road. We pulled straight up & turns out the guy had lost it in the wet & flipped it on the corner. He used our phone to call the police & we hung around till they got there. I still can't believe he got out of that car with a bruise on his hip, and not even a single scratch. But I feel really bad that I nearly went straight past.
  12. Ex-Hasbeen

    Strange denizens of the office

    Us too. We moved to what they call "Future Way of Working" (FWoW) late last year. There were all sorts of complaints and objections, mainly from the older crankier guys, with comments like "so now you're trying to tell me how I have to work". If it had been me fielding the questions, he'd have got a very blunt answer. It works ok, and goes well with our flexible working arrangements where most of my team work from home 2 days a week. Really, why do you need a desk for every person when there's normally only 60% of the staff in the office. My only gripe is when you get a very loud "blow-in" turn up for a few days. They can be really annoying to everybody else.
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    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    NP. As long as there are another 1000 people jumping in at the same time, with powerboats and other craft all around us.
  14. Ex-Hasbeen

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    I don't think I've ever gone to the Regatta for a coffee.
  15. Ex-Hasbeen

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Is this the death of ocean sports in WA?
  16. Ex-Hasbeen

    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    No, but I couldn't resist it.
  17. Dragging up an old one, but I saw an add for the Marathon du Medoc today. My wife has absolutely no interest in running, or any sport at all. This however, I think I could get her to do with me. And as far as my knee goes, it will be a 42km walk/jog for me, so should be able to manage it. Added to that, it is right at the end of the English Channel season, so if I get my act together, and the sales pitch right, I can offer my wife a 75km boat cruise, sipping on french champagne & chardonnay, followed by a trip around Europe, then a 42km pub crawl. Sounds good to me.
  18. Ex-Hasbeen

    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    And then when I was looking back through some old stuff I saw this:
  19. Ex-Hasbeen

    Strange denizens of the office

    Just sounds like a teenager.
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    Generosity

    It's often those small things that add up. I rocked up at the dam this morning just before light, and there were 2 young guys walking down a bit behind me. When they got there, one of them swears, and says to his mate that he left his goggles at home. I always have a spare pair in the bag so gave them to him. It meant he could swim, and didn't cost me anything. Really, why doesn't everyone do that sort of stuff?
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    Ironman WC moving or a typo?

    If AP was a decent bloke, he'd get one of the mobile smoko vans out there with pies for all.
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    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    They didn't pull anybody out for at least 20 minutes, so likely the shark (which 1 person, who by the way had kept swimming and was not pulled out, said was a great white and there was no official determination of the type) had moved well past the area that saw swimmers pulled out and told to go home. Starting to get on the right track, but still not the correct decision. Would you be happy doing Busso, and a person who said he saw a GW got to finish the race, and you were told to go home, your day is over?
  23. Ex-Hasbeen

    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    I've heard that before.
  24. Ex-Hasbeen

    Ironman WC moving or a typo?

    Not by Tigers it won't.
  25. Ex-Hasbeen

    Ironman WC moving or a typo?

    Ironman 70.3 is the new Ironman.
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