Fucking cunting arse. I didn’t get that sysadmin job. And what’s more, they didn’t even tell me. I had to get the friend who used to work there to ask around about and he told me. Ugh. Rude bastards. And the reason for the rejection was that someone else “had more experience”. I’m getting rather sick of that phrase. Apparently it turns out that six years supporting Apple products counts for absolutely nothing.

So as of the end of Friday this week, I’m officially unemployed. 🙁 I’ve applied to a number of jobs and on the whole have heard nothing at all, beyond the occasional “You didn’t get the role” emails.

Still nothing on the job front.

In other news, I’ve installed VMware Fusion 3 on my Mac mini server and am going to install Windows Server 2008 on it, mostly for fiddling and learning purposes. A friend has a copy from MSDN with a legitimate key, so woo! Learnings are fun.

We’re busily sitting at work doing very little, and talking complete shit in the joint internal iChat server that the Tier 2s from both Sydney and Singapore are in. It’s fun!

Woo! The interview went very well. The guy who was interviewing me said I had everything they were after, and the place sounds great to work in. Very relaxed and chilled out, and doing internal face-to-face help-desk type support rather than over the phone. And best of all, they’ve got another guy who does the same job I’m doing but for Windows, and I’d primarily be the Mac guy.

He said there’s a couple more interviews to do and he’d get back to me by the end of the week.

Fingers crossed!

Ah LiveJournal. I’ve been neglecting you lately.

Well, this weekend has been drama-filled. My daughter’s mother has been a complete psycho and threatening to not let me see Lily due to my getting annoyed at her for changing her mind with regards to child support every month (we’ve got a private arrangement right now where I just give her the money, rather than going through the Child Support Agency — which is soon hopefully going to change, as I called them today about it). Big long ranty SMS messages saying how horrible I am and how horrible kungfupolarbear, the latter most likely because kungfupolarbear made me realise I don’t need to just sit and take all her shit. Ugh. My stomach’s been in a knot the whole weekend.

In other equally sucky news, we were told towards the start of January that we’re getting made redundant. The whole call centre, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Customer Relations. Our last day is the 5th of March. I’ve applied for another job inside Apple, “Systems Engineer – Enterprise”, which looks pretty cool. I had the interview Wednesday week before last, but have heard absolutely nothing since. I’ve got a friend who I used to work with who is leaving his sysadmin role to do something a bit more technical who’s hooked me up with his boss’s email address, I’ve sent my resumé through there as well. There’s also a Mac support role at the University of New South Wales that I’ve applied for, so we’ll see how things go.

The Canon EOS 400D I’ve been borrowing from a friend at work is no longer available, as his brother is using it full-time for a photography course. Grumble! We’re still going to be getting the 7D, but it’s looking further and further away until we do get it. I keep getting the hankering for photography, and our lowly PowerShot S5 just doesn’t cut it anymore. Even apart from the impending redundancy, we keep getting the amount of money that’s on the credit card down, then something expensive comes up and brings it straight back up again. :\ Most recently it’s been the car registration, service, and insurance, plus last month the starter motor shat itself and I had to get a new one. I guess I can’t complain too much about that one though, as it looks like it was the very original starter motor (my car is a 1993 Corolla) so it would have gone at some point anyway.

I’ve adjusted the security my entire LJ so it’s friends-only now. I’ll probably go through and change the photography entries to be public, but that’d be all.

Blargh! So far, 2010 can go fuck itself in the ear. Although kungfupolarbear being here is absolutely fantastic. We’ve been married for just over eight months now, and I have no idea where that time has gone! Squee.

And I just got a call from my friend’s boss about the sysadmin job, he wants to meet up Tuesday next week! Huzzah.

I was just talking with minga, and I realised it’s been four and a half years since I got my tongue piercing! I can’t believe it’s been that long.

Also, at work, they’ve changed things so the Tier 2 calls from 7-9pm go over to Cork in Ireland, which means we don’t get free parking anymore, which means I have to catch the bus in. 🙁 Fuckers!

And how’s this for pointless wankery… a little remote-control car that you steer via Bluetooth from your Sony-Ericsson mobile phone!

(No, it doesn’t drive around connected to the phone… it’s charging at the moment. :P)

(Disclaimer: This is splashed‘s, not mine. :P)

Snake, snake, oohhh, it’s a snake!

Well. It’s our first day in the city today. We’re in Capital Centre, on Pitt St. The building is very swanky. The four hours of sleep that I got last night rather sucked, though.

Weekend was fun… on Friday night we hung out at a friend-of-a-friend’s place, who had pet snakes. A big-arse diamond python and a children’s python. She had another diamond python as well, but it wasn’t domesticated yet.

I didn’t get any pics of the diamond python.

On Saturday I went to the Gaelic Club, for a big metal festival thingy, which rocked.


We’ve got our work Christmas party tonight at the Opera House, then I’ve got a six-day weekend. 😀 (My week next week consists of Friday and Saturday).

My Veronica Mars DVDs will be arriving early next week, so I’ll have to make a special trip into work to pick them up. 🙂

Whee. The phone lines into our main 133-622 number are down. If you call it you get that “The lines in the area you have dialed are busy” message.

Now, if it can just last another two and a quarter hours… 😉

EDIT: Aw, they’re back up. 🙁 And the big-arse thunderstorm that’s brewing looks like it’s going to miss us. 🙁