Month: February 2010

Amazon certainly is cheaper

I am about to embark on the reading of 2 x Microsoft Press books to attempt two Microsoft certification exams. More details on these as time goes on, but for now the story is about the book prices.

Locally the books cost about over $100 for one. Looking on Amazon the books I wanted had list prices of $44 USD and $37 USD. Oddly enough I ended up getting both with postage for about $127 AUD.

It’s an easy decision, buy from Amazon, get both books and have to wait up to a month.

Will post back my experience, I’ve heard others say Amazon has been a pleasure experience to purchase from.

Rain, rain and more rain.

Sydney has been getting a fair bit of rain of late. Each weekend we have managed to get a bit of rain too. Which means being unable to do much outside.

On the upside, the grass seems to be growing so fast it’s hard to believe. Problem is, you mow the lawn and then within days of doing so it’s needing another mow. All we need now is for the rain to ease up a bit so that those lawns can get another trip.

I’d love to be able to run the remote control car a little more, haven’t had the chance to do so due to the weather. Managed a short go late today and then we got a serious storm in the late afternoon.

I wish I got a video clip of the water tank overflowing. The rain was very heavy and the tank was overflowing with a very high flow rate of water. Pretty impressive to see, but shame we didn’t have another tank to collect all that water. Oh well.

Managed to get a replacement air compressor today and a friend gave me a tyre pressure attachment, so I can pump up my car tyres when I want. No more need to visit the garage to use the tyre pump. Sweet.