We've moved house, closer to the south pole

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NIKON D70 - 1/200 sec, f8 at 52mm

We've moved house. Actually we moved last Friday, but it took until now to get an Internet connection. It's been hell with no link to the internet. I've had to spend the time I normally spend you, with my family instead. Yikes!

Moving house was hell too. We'd lived in the last house for 6 years and over that time Gabba had sure collected some crap. This new address has virtually no storage. Which means all the stuff that had been hidden away is now stuck in various hallways waiting to go to some other sucker on Trade Me (a link for Lance). Gabba will be a professional Trader for a few weeks now that we have a link to the world.

We've also moved south. 10km further south in fact. There is a definite chill in the air this close to the South Pole.

The server that is running this website has been running continuously for the last 6 years 2 months. The only time it's been off has been during the odd electricity outage and when the disk failed last year. I was dreading turning it off and transporting it. I knew all the bits that have been spinning for years will stop and go cold. True to form, when I had carefully moved it and reassembled it in my office, the networking failed. It refused to connect to the LAN.

I have spent hours this week hacking at the damn thing. I replaced big chunks of it, I cursed, I swore and I even gave it a gentle rub down (that almost always works on Gabba, the rubbing, not the swearing) but still nothing. Bugger me if the problem wasn't the network cable. I'd tried about 3 others but just plugging in a new one tonight worked. So Ta Da, I'm back baby!

The Photo

This is the view back to Auckland from just around the corner on my way home tonight. Being in a new house with new surroundings I'm feeling a little bit energized to go get some photo's.

Nova thanks for the email and the concern! Hopefully the above explains everything!

Map of the photo location
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Posted: Friday, 23 March, 2007 19:27

Captured: 2007:03:23 16:51:59

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  • The skinny pointy thing in the middle looks vaguely familiar. I was half hoping that you were gonna say this is the view from your kitchen window or some such envious thing. Welcome back :)
    seriocomic - Friday, 23 March, 2007 23:00
  • Nope, thats not the view from the kitchen. But if we stand in the living room we can see a small bit of the Hauraki Gulf between 2 houses across the road. So not all bad!
    Dave - Friday, 23 March, 2007 23:06
  • glad to hear your internets are sorted, welcome back to the wub wub wub.
    mike - Saturday, 24 March, 2007 14:25
  • Glad you're back. I was having the vapors thinking Spudooli was no more. Glad you got my emails. I thought you might be living in The Sky Tower when I saw the photo.
    Nova - Saturday, 24 March, 2007 17:38
  • Glad you're back. I was having the vapors thinking Spudooli was no more. Glad you got my emails. I thought you might be living in The Sky Tower when I saw the photo.
    Nova - Saturday, 24 March, 2007 17:39
  • Your moving up in the world..... now an 0620. Nice shot!
    Michele - Saturday, 24 March, 2007 20:56
  • Oh no! I've come up twice again! I thought I'd fixed the problem. Over to to you Dave to tidy up.
    Nova - Monday, 26 March, 2007 15:58

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