Feb 12

I got a package in the mail today, delivered courtesy of Australia Post, naturally.  I had ordered a number plate that originated from Holland, and it was extremely well packed, complete with a packing slip professionally attached to the clearly-labelled ‘FRAGILE’ wrapping material.  The word ‘FRAGILE’ appeared in two other languages, and covered the entire package.It seems though that Australia Post does not read English, nor does it know how the word ‘fragile’ translates to either German or Dutch.  Because I was very dismayed to see my number plate (which was advertised as being in a very decent conditon) arrive at my door in the condition as per the following photographs.

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Do yourself a favour, and NEVER send anything worth more than a A4-sized letter in an envelope with a 50c via Australia Post. If you want the job done right, don’t rely on these guys. Utter dipsticks that don’t know how to do a simple job properly

Feb 01

So as I sit here, waiting ever so patiently for my replacement Mac Mini, I was thinking of another name for it, something that was more suitable for the little bugger.  I will now not christen it Anaptysium as I had mentioned in my previous blog post, but it will now be called (when I do eventually receive it) ‘Epitelius’ – again a Latinised-Greek word, but this time meaning ‘Finally’, because it’s taking so freakin’ long to get its butt here!

The machine is currently located at Sydney customs and has been since 3:30pm-ish today, but since that’s too late in the day for TNT to deliver a machine interstate, and since today is a Friday of all days, I won’t be able to receive the machine here in Melbourne until Monday.

Fantastic.