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Macbook broken. again. [Apr. 28th, 2008|06:30 am]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
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Dear World,

Please remind me why I bought a mac?

Love,
Trent

[i was typing away the other day and *blip* my backlight stopped working, permanently, seriously, wtf.]
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Traveling to sydney... [Apr. 15th, 2008|09:44 am]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
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Howdy all,

I will be traveling to Sydney on Sunday the 20th and 21st - if you're in sydney and want to catch up for a beer or something let me know.

Only timeslot will be Sunday (20th) afternoon as I fly out Monday night (21st)

- lathiat
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Joining sun... [Apr. 14th, 2008|09:55 pm]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
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As most of you reading this are likely aware, I work as a Support Engineer for MySQL AB - which was recently acquired by Sun Microsystems.

If you have been living under some variety of rock-like object, you can see the press release here:
http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/sun/



As part of that, as of this month I now work for Sun Microsystems Australia.


Trent Lloyd
MySQL Support Engineer
Sun Microsystems


However I am really doing the same job I was before.. so far the acquisition seems to have gone fairly positively. I was a little concerned about some of the employment/IP restrictions that our new fangled contracts bring but in the end I was able to sort out enough to satisfy me.

I am still working from Home, and there are no plans (at least for me) to move around within Sun - I plan to continue my role as MySQL Support Engineer.

I really hope this acquisition is beneficial for MySQL in the long run.. there are potential ups and downs but so far for me the experience has been very positive and the Sun team have been very welcoming.

The MySQL Users Conference is upon us this week, which means there will likely to be some interesting announcements from various MySQL-related companies as tends to be the case around major conferences (there are already some talk of a new product from "Kickfire" that sounds interesting, albeit sketchy at this stage)

In more personal news, they sold the house I am renting so I have to move. For more amusement Aleesha is over-seas until after I have to move so I have to move before she gets back, oh well. I applied for a house today and the Property Manager seemed very enthusiastic so I guess thats a good sign.

It's a very nice 3x2 townhouse:
http://gallery.mac.com/lathiat#100525&bgcolor=black&view=grid

It's also only a couple hundred meters from the local telephone exchange, so ADSL2+ speeds should be fairly flat (24/1 M) which will be nice :)

To follow me closer, check out my twitter: twitter.com/lathiat
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I update twitter more... [Apr. 14th, 2008|09:51 pm]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
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Howdy all,

I know there are some followers of my blog.. and I know I don't update it very much (sorry!)

However I update my twitter quite regularly, so check out http://twitter.com/lathiat (you can subscribe as an RSS if you want)

Trent
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Returning home for surprises... [Feb. 5th, 2008|01:17 am]
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Back home in Perth from Linux.conf.au... couple surprises when I got in.

First up, I made Qantas Silver Frequent flyer. This is mainly a yay for the priority check-in - and I get 1 free Qantas club invitation.

Had I thought about it when I started travelling, and taken Qantas the whole time I probably would have been gold by now but I took 2 big european trips on emirates.. and a whole stack of Virgin Blue domestic. Oh well.

Secondly, I left my air conditioner on.. It's a crappy old wall unit and it has apparently continually frozen and unfrozen up over the week and theres a nice trail of water down the wall onto my mattress which is very damp and has several water stain marks. Obviously been through the cycle a few times. It also managed to eat a bit into the plasterboard under it. -woops-. When I got in it was frozen solid out the filter and nearly out the plastic grating.

Note to self: check this in future.

And last but not least, its too damn hot in Perth.
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