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Hey, I've not been posting for a while. Sorry about that.

Right now I'm in Melbourne Australia. On Thursday we drive up towards Sydney. In two weeks we'll be in New Zealand. In a month we'll be in San Francisco. In two months we'll have an apartment. I'll be working, back at Rdio.

Actually, I probably should be getting some work done for them right now, only my laptop battery is fucked so I'm a little reluctant to get started on anything too significant. It literally carries zero charge so the smallest bump on the power loses everything. It's like being back with a desktop computer, only the cable on my computer isn't nearly as solid as a good old kettle plug.

I want to post more of our experiences. I'll do that when I take and make the time and when I've had a chance to upload more of our photos.

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ariaflame
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
I take it that replacing the battery isn't an option? Or is it in 'too hard when on move' basket?
loic
Jun. 14th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Probably the latter. If I can get a replacement battery in Melbourne I'll get one. Otherwise I'll try to order one to arrive in Sydney by the time I'm there in about a week and a half. Otherwise I'll try to get one to Auckland. Or perhaps I'll get my hands on a new laptop somewhere along the line...
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hub_
Jun. 15th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
the worse is when you get the invite, try to use it, get told to go away and then got a new mail sent telling you you haven't used your invite yet. I went berserk on that and read them the riot act.
loic
Jun. 18th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)
That's why it's a beta! :)
loic
Jun. 18th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, we'll get the deals in Australia eventually. I was using it for a while with Australian rights and that meant I could only get 30 second samples of almost everything.
redbraids
Jun. 15th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Good travels! Sorry I was not not able to come to your drinks thing and say hello but I had something else on.

My battery died recently with the same prob (mac?). I tried everything but just had to buy a new one.
hub_
Jun. 15th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
at least you can find one relatively easily (if the machine is not too old) :-/
loic
Jun. 18th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
We'll have to try to catch up next time. Unfortunately my laptop battery doesn't exist in Australia. Apple do a good job of only having a couple of different batteries across all of their models, and then having them in stock.
hub_
Jun. 15th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
and given that it is a PC laptop battery, your are sad out of luck to find a spare one off the shelf. been there, done that. I took a few weeks to get one shipped from IBM.
loic
Jun. 18th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I ended up buying a new laptop. Thanks to the netbook revolution I picked up a "high end netbook" which is exactly what I needed pretty cheap. I'll pick up a lenovo battery eventually so I can use my old laptop for something.
alamark
Jun. 17th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
If the two of you need somewhere to stay while in Sydney, you're welcome to stay with us!

In any case, catching up for a drink/meal/whatever would be great if you have time. :)

Sophie
loic
Jun. 18th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer! We've got a place to stay but we'd love to catch up for a meal or a drink. We haven't really worked out our plans but we'll be in town from Wednesday till Sunday. My number is 0406235870, send me a text so I have your number.
wildilocks
Jun. 20th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
hey, when do you guys get to Wellington? :D Do you have somewhere to stay and if so where abouts will you be based?
loic
Jun. 26th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
O HAI!

So we'll be in Wellington next weekend staying in Sharon's friend's apartment. I'm not sure exactly where it is, but it's apparently walking distance from whatever we'd want to be walking distance from. Sharon's friend will actually unfortunately be out of the country suddenly - we'd love to catch up!
wildilocks
Jun. 27th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Most everyone lives within walking distance of central Wellington, it's good like that! My shop is on Cuba St which anyone can point you to (Cuba St that is, not necessarily the shop) and a good friend of ours is having a party on Saturday night which I'm sure you would be welcome to come along to if you would like! But we'll have other times free and there are numerous good restaurants to check out if you like food! It's also justgorgeous all round so walking anywhere is very pleasant, even in winter!

Just give us abuzz once you're here - my mobile is 021 214 2893 or email/Twitter is fine too :)

loic
Jul. 1st, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome - we're flying down this afternoon / evening. We're staying super close by - 13 mins walk from your shop according to Google maps - in Mt Victoria, on Edge Hill, just off Kent Tce. My number is +61 406 235 870.

Can you / do you want to get breakfast or brunch Saturday or Sunday? I think Saturday night we might just kind of explore the town.
dearanxiety
Jul. 2nd, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
we would love to check out your shop too, btw!!
vihogout
Apr. 9th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
For some reason, I can’t see all of this content, stuff keeps hiding? Are you taking advantage of java?

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