i also enjoy spelling words like enjoy incorrectly. one of lifes little pleasures.
great post Graham, always enojy your writing. I must admit i've not been there yet, but i do love me a desert! this has got me thinking i better get there.
Ouch! has anyone else here been waiting for slingshot's naked DSL?
almost two months we've gone without a connection because we need to keep my girlfriend's slingshot address for her work (no option).
I've spoken to a number of phone folks at slingshot about it in the past 7 weeks about how we were holding off signing up the phone via telecom so we could go nakedDSL and only today, now that the product is released do they mention that you have to have a current phone line running into your place to get it set up. ie pay telecom to set the phone up, and then pay telecom to disconnect so you can switch to slingshot.
this hurts. and it's lame. did i mention it's lame? wow, it's lame.
Well I decided I'd just go ahead and actually register so i could respond rather than just read on...
Having thumbed through Grant's book, i was torn between how enjoyable a read it was, and my near rage at the exclusion of Superette's Tiger. Grant tends to hit the nail on the head as far as my tastes go so i got a wee bit puffed up.
Years ago i used to work for a pittance in Taupo and would make regular runs up to auckland for the weekend to catch up with mates, go to gigs and generally over-indulge myself. But almost without fail for that whole summer, i'd bust out of work bang on 5 (or earlier if no-one was looking), point my $800 mitsi stationwagon, resplendent in it's metallic poo paintjob, towards the big smoke and fire up Superette. I offered my flatmate $800 for the car if he couldn't sell it before he moved to australia. I'd just helped him install about $700 worth of stereo in it... he couldn't sell it in time and i got the good deal!
But every time, with that golden sun setting out to the west, music blaring, some of taupo's finest stashed under the seat... so yeah, why doesn't someone elses book reflect my personal opinion!?!