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Still alive

Well, I guess I'm still alive - but I've largely abandoned LiveJournal.  Not many of my friends and/or aquaintances are left on here, and ever since an update a few months ago, looking at my friends page on my iPad seems to cause it to crash out... and since the majority of my browsing is now done on the iPad, that's a problem.

I still check here, from time to time, but... yeah.

So have a video of a prank played on my boss at the office!

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Still Alive. Still doing science and I am, Still Alive...

Well, schnee poked me, and I realised it's been over 2 weeks since my last post.

Guess it's just been a bit of a weird time:
The company that wanted to get away with only giving me 2 weeks notice, instead of 4, now wants to keep me until the beginning of the new year. I've been doing work for them while some of the other guys have been on holidays and all.

But the business is all set up, save for the doing - I have the ABN, and the business name. The business account has been set up with checkbook (does anyone use those still?) and Merchant facilities (I can accept EFTPOS through the iPhone)

The logo is being worked on at the moment by crimsonfang and then I can get business cards, car signage, and uniforms printed.

In other news, it was 41C here today - ouch!
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LOL

Congratulations Telstra - you've got a video in the YouTube "Most Popular" section... somehow... considering it only has 1083 views in a month.... and the video next to it has had 29.8 million views in 4 days....

Think they paid for the ranking?  (Think it's been very effective?)
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New Business.

Well, sounds like I have 6 weeks left - 4 weeks from the notice they have to give me, and 2 for the weeks of vacation I have left. Plus the unpaid wages they still owe, I suppose.

So, I'm thinking of the name "T-Bone Technology" - Steak service at burger prices. Too cliche?
A call-out computer troubleshooting company. Probably start at $50/hr (maybe $70 a/h?)

Poll #1940108 But the last poll was unanimous that I should consider starting a new business!

What sort of point-of-difference should I consider?

After-hours service (7pm)
3(21.4%)
After-hours service (9pm)
1(7.1%)
After-hours service (Weekends)
4(28.6%)
No fix - No fee
1(7.1%)
"Discrete" service
4(28.6%)
Other (please specify)
1(7.1%)

Other

How do people even advertise these things these days?

Yellow Pages
2(22.2%)
Letter drop
1(11.1%)
Leaflets in local stores
2(22.2%)
Other (please specify)
4(44.4%)

Other

Feel free to suggest a name (Optional)

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Laid Off

Well, as those of you who follow me on da Twitters will know, I found out yesterday, that I've been made redundant. We're still hashing out the details of leave payment, back pay, etc. - but I'll probably only get about 3-4 weeks worth of money from it.

Be nice to know that sort of thing BEFORE going on vacation, so I'd know not to spend so much... right?

ANYways - I figure I have a decision to make now. I can either try to find another job, in an IT jobs market that is currently flooded..... or...... I could try making my own business. *nervous gulp*

So, what say ye all?
Poll #1939880 Wage-slave or Sole-Proprietor?

Wage-slave or Sole-Proprietor?

Wage-slave
1(20.0%)
Proprietor
4(80.0%)


I'll leave the poll up for 24 hours, I think. Give me a chance to hash some ideas out.