Yes, Microsoft, I’m sure Oodnadatta is a primary market of your Cloud OS, with their population of less than 300 and their expensive, unreliable, slow internet infrastructure.
You can’t just slap a dot right in the middle of our continent and have it represent the whole of Australia, because it doesn’t. To us, it just looks plain silly.
It might be 36C outside, but hey, the mangoes are cheap and plentiful!
today i was talking about christmas traditions with my class and they started talking about Christmas beetles and I was like….what?
apparently they’re beetles that come out around christmas time and everyone…
You mean these things?
We get them here in the NT, and they’re really pretty, but also really annoying! They’re not venomous or anything, but the ABC’s description of them as ‘something spiky that crawls down your shirt or buzzes loudly into your hair’ is quite fitting.
Check out what my Canadian surfer made me this week! It’s a drawing of my pet, Salazar :) Flo was awesome, by the way. She’s a self-proclaimed hippie with a super chilled personality. She cooked me meals, cleaned my apartment and just generally was a great help during what has been one of the most stressful weeks of my short life. Kinda sad she won’t be here to celebrate with me now :(
Currently experiencing the first rain of the wet season - and it’s a good one, too! Gloomy skies, rolling thunder, flickering power and rain spilling over corrugated roofs.
This is the view from my office, by the way :)
I just remembered the time I sold my iPhone to some German girl. She asked to drop the asking price by $20 because she was “a tourist with not much money”. I’ve hosted travelers with literally $10 to their name, and there she was buying a phone for hundreds of dollars and telling me she’s broke. Pffft!