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Nov 28

Yep, there’s more. I shot these with my Canon Powershot A85, and half the car was in the shade and I couldn’t be bothered moving it. So some of the pics are dark.
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Nov 28

Continuing on from the More (boring) pics of my car post, I decided to take pics of the first aid kit that are in E34s (and most probably other BMWs like 7 series). Mine hasn’t ever been used, all the bandages and stuff are still there, and are all German. They probably have even expired! (I think that’s what that red tag means)
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Nov 21

Thought I would try to see how my car looks with foreign plates. Pictured are my original, boring Victorian plates, rear British plates and Swiss 1982 plates from Ticino.

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Nov 12

UPDATE: I manually transferred all my files and settings from my PowerBook G4 to my MacBook Pro. It seems the Migration Assistant in the OS X installer copied something over that the MacBook Pro didn’t like. I haven’t had any hangings since, and to tell you the truth this MacBook Pro, although different in many respects to my more familiar PowerBook G4, is a much better machine, and has outclassed any other Mac I have ever used.

I in fact bought and installed another gig of RAM — good ol’ trustworthy Kingston DDR2 PC5300 SO-DIMM. Installation was easy and took about 30 seconds. It was interesting to note that the Kingston module looked exactly the same as the Samsung module installed at the factory — even the etchings on the ICs were the same!


I had purchased a new MacBook Pro to supersede my old and aging PowerBook G4. It is a 15″ 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo model, complete with 1GB RAM (will upgrade it later) and a 160GB perpendicular SATA hard drive.

I received it on the 9th of November after ordering it late at night on the 2nd November, which is pretty good turn around time in my opinion.

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Nov 12

The European Car Club of Australia had organised a ‘night run’ here in Melbourne. The route took us from Port Melbourne through to Clayton and then to Montrose / Mt Dandenong for a quick burst down the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd to Upper Ferntree Gully.

I had lost count on how many cars showed up, people came and went at different stages of the run, I think at the start of the Mt Dandenong stage we had about 14 cars. My brakes were pretty cooked by the end of that stage, and braking power decreased a fair bit, but after 10 mins of cooling down everything was fine.

Great to see quite a few cars turning up, and not just the usual BMW E30s all the time. The Z4 was a neat addition to the pack, and the SLK that came for the Mt Dandenong section was pretty awesome too.

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Nov 08

I got a welcoming package in the mail today. I’ll let you see what they are for yourself.
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Nov 03

Come to think of it, I thought the kid was a little brat at first, but the real idiot here I think is the dad who gave him the keys.