Yesterday our eldest son attempted to call for Bindi.
This was the first attempt of either of the kids to do this since Saturday, and when she didn’t come he said it was because she was too fat. He was trying to call her so he could give her some crust from his left over bread he had been eating.
Of course the kids are too young to understand and we will not be discussing it with them, as no child needs to know about death at such a young age when life is still well and truly ahead of them.
It’s only been a few days and yet I can still find myself thinking about Bindi.
It’s incredibly hard to explain the situation, however I am sure most people can relate who have had to do it will understand what I mean when I talk about the statement below, which the bit I keep trying to process and I guess forget to a degree.
The bit that keeps going through my mind is my dog going from this lively thing to this lifeless body of blood and bone. That in itself is the hardest thing. While she was lively, she was still sick, but what I mean is alive and responsive to your voice, not to mention things around her.
This is certainly going to take some time to process, and I know it’s just part of grieving and mourning a loss.
I was hoping to get some Bon Jovi tickets via the Telstra pre-sale, however the BangTango site to which you get them through was unavailable and returning http failures all morning. When I finally got on, I am unable to reserve tickets and get stuck in a loop.
I consider this site unavailable for the entire morning as a big failure on Telstra’s part.
I recently bought an Intel Ivy i3 3225 processor, along with a few other items. Will expand on the other items towards the end of the post.
The reason for the purchase is I wished to build another machine for some lighter duties, as I had been using my nearly 2 year old Intel Sandy i5 2400 for such work, however since it’s primary role is for gaming, it tends to generate a bit of heat. It does after all have a GTX670 video card in it.
I did want to get one of the new low power processors, but the i3 3225 came up for a good price. Glad I purchased it as the machine when built is operating nicely, the processor with the on-board Intel HD 4000 video does everything I need.
- Asus P8H77-I Mini-ITX mainboard
- Corsair CMPSU-430CXv3 (430W power supply)
- Liteon IHAS124 DVD burner (cause optical drives are still handy to have)
- BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX case (in Fire Red)
- Microsoft Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
To all the mother’s, I hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day today.
Today my wife and I had to say farewell to one of our two dogs. Below is a picture of Bindi from lastnight, as always she would be laying on the floor in the home office while I would be doing what it was I had to do. She would always do that, even from when she was a pup.
Bindi was a very loyal friend and would do everything you would tell her. She was a great dog, and will be missed a great deal. She lived a good life and we got to spend 11.5 years with her.
Farewell Bindi, you’ll be forever in our hearts and in our thoughts always. Buddy will miss you and I am sure he will not forget you either, you’ll both meet up with each other again in the future.
(12th May 2013): I should add that the issue was a toe tumor. To my surprise based on some recent research this seems to be very common. Something I wasn’t even aware of at the time. Bindi lost her nail several months back, could of been even longer. I do not remember when, just remember it happening and thought nothing of it. But I do believe this nail coming out was probably the linked item to the whole saga. I also remember her limp from time to time, I would check her foot for something caught and find nothing. She would again walk normal. I believe this condition was also related to the tumor in her toe too. Events that I didn’t link until now.
Recently while on holidays, I had the chance to hire our a Pedego Electric Bike. I must say I really liked it, was tempted to honestly buy one, but probably not the best idea.
My wife liked it too, until she had tumble. Shes is alright, just got a few scratches and sore.
While on holidays, I managed to get up early one morning and get a glimpse of the sunrise over the ocean while staying in Queensland on the Gold Coast. Below is a photo as captured by a GoPro Hero3 Silver just sitting on a fence.
We drove our Volkswagen Golf 2007 2.0L TDI to Queensland and it got some good fuel economy, the picture below shows you.
Average was 4.8L/100km.
This long running domain is going to be used for personal posts, if you’d like to see my technical posts about my day to day work and/or tinkering. Be sure to check out libobk.so, which is going to be where I will post those kinds of items.
I’ve also arranged some friends to also post content too, so we can get a good range of technical content.