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144 weeks [Mar. 2nd, 2010|10:03 pm]
curlofski
[Current Location |Bed]
[Mood Output |nostalgicnostalgic]
[Audio Input |Trocadero - Half Life]

144 weeks is how long it's been since I've updated livejournal. I left it for myspace, which I subsequently left for Facebook & Twitter. It's funny how a google search of your online alias brings you back to where it all started.

When I left LJ I had just started my third year of my prepress apprenticeship. Now Im in the office. So much else had changed. Photography, women & new friends to name a few.

I plan to use my LJ as a vent from the imbeciles in the world, namely the Labor government, and anything else I feel strongly about.

I look forward to sharing more with the few (if any) readers of this blog.

Carlos out
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gone [Mar. 20th, 2007|10:08 pm]
curlofski
I've now got a myspace.

I'm a consumer whore.

Find me here http://www.myspace.com/curlofski
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2nd post! one more and these will become a regular attraction! [Oct. 27th, 2006|02:33 am]
curlofski
Hi Folks,
Welcome to another round of photo thingys...
..bah, it's too late for pleasantries, here's the photos:

Firstly, there's a couple from my weekend away down the south coast. I took a roll on the Praktica while I was down there, but when I returned and got it developed, I discovered that the film hadn't caught onto the loader, so every photo I took just didn't exist.

Frustrating.

I did however manage to take some IXUS shots.




I finally put a roll of film through the Konica camera, using various lenses
Here's the Normal 57mm Lens:


And the 28mm Wide angle Lens:


Pay no attention to the fact that the colour is horrendously different between the two images.
I was lazy when colour correcting them in photoshop.

I did take some shots with the zoom lens, but the fact of the matter is that it's so dirty that the once poposturous $180 just to clean it now seems justified.
$70 to clean the wide angle doesn't seem like a bad idea either.

Anyway, tomorrow is another day.

Cya
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Kachow! [Oct. 19th, 2006|05:35 pm]
curlofski
[Mood Output |creativecreative]
[Audio Input |Machine Gun Fellatio - Pussy Town]

Well here we go with the first of hopefully many photography posts.

Firstly, there's the equipment, consiting of (Left to Right):

Konica FT-1, Nokia 6233, Canon IXUS55 and Praktica LTL.
There is also the occasional photo care of TAFE's EOS 300D DSLR as well

The Konica I have just aquired recently, complete with 3 lenses;
A Fixed, Telephoto and Wide angle lens

The Nokia is obviously my phone

The IXUS is used mainly when I go out, and i'm still yet to pay mum for it :P

and the Praktica was dads when he was my age, up until now, it's been my main SLR camera. It's only got a fixed lens.

Now, on with the photos.

Firstly, from the IXUS:


and now for some Praktica Shots:


some Nokia shots:


and finally, some EOS shots:



A few notes: The EOS shots are that small due to imageshack automatically resizing them. They're all 3072x2048 normally.

And as for most of the Praktica shots, I was lazy when I scanned them in, so ignore all the little scratches etc. The photos themselves are perfect.

That's it for today folks, tune in next time for some more imagery!
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Shock! Horror! Activity! [Oct. 18th, 2006|11:07 am]
curlofski
[Current Location |Work]
[Mood Output |boredbored]
[Audio Input |Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing]

Well well well, look who's come crawling back to livejournal.

Me.

I'll be using this to post some of my recent forays into the world of photography.

Stay tuned...
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The World's Greatest Shave to Care and Cure [Mar. 23rd, 2006|12:54 am]
curlofski
[Mood Output |bouncybouncy]
[Audio Input |Led Zeppelin - Kashmir]

It's amazing how a fast talking Welshman can convince you into shaving your head.

What started off as bagging me about how long my hair was, has turned into me participating in a fundraising event for the Leukaemia Foudation.
It all started on Monday, when I dropped a proof into Matt's office for him to send to a client. From then we started talking about our weekends and general banter. Then the topic of my hair came up...

Long story short, he entered me in the world's greatest shave.

So, under the provision that he would raise at least $100 for the charity I would shave my hair. Not all the way of course, only down to a #2. This may not sound like much to most of you, but a #2 is massive for me.

At first I was quietly confident that Matt couldn't raise the money, until he started asking other people in the office today. within 5 minutes he had $50 raised, and this was at a time when only 4 people were in the office.

So, now there's no use fighting this anymore, because at this rate $100 will be raised by 9:15 tomorrow morning. So now a call goes out to all of you who accidently stumble across this post on your friends page: sponsor me to shave my head. The money goes to a good cause. The Leukaemia Foundation.
Some of you may know someone who is suffering from Leukaemia, or who is in remission, I know I do, so please give generously, at the very least you'll be able to laugh at me walking round looking like an idiot for a few months and know that you were part of making it happen.

You can donate by visiting here. Just search for my name when it comes to the shaver number. Or you can just give me the money, and i'll write you a tax deductable reciept if you don't have a credit card or don't want to give out your personal details. You can find out more information from here.

The hair will be going between the 4th and 6th of May, so expect me to go into hiding sometime shortly after.

I also want to organise a big blood donation with lots of people some time, so if people could let me know if they are interested, that'd be grand.

Cheers,

Carl
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Massive survey thing coz i'm bored [Dec. 28th, 2005|02:09 am]
curlofski
[Mood Output |hungryhungry]
[Audio Input |Pharrel Williams - Can I have it like that]

Massively long survey because i'm really bored in the early hours of the morningCollapse )
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About time I did an update. This time with crappy camera phone images! [Dec. 21st, 2005|02:09 am]
curlofski
[Mood Output |bouncybouncy]
[Audio Input |Xzibit - Hey Now]

You'll have to excuse me, but I havn't been bothered updating this thing in quite some time. I really  don't know why i'm updating it now to be honest. Anyway, on with the show.

Erm, in case you have been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you'll know that Sharee and I are back together. So that makes me really happy.

Over the recent weeks/months i've been getting back into my old modding ways, although I have no idea why. I've started a few projects recently, one of which is turning a scanner into a standalone CD player:


Unfortunately, In the picture to the left, after cutting the roof in the CD-ROM, the CD would only play for about 1 minute before cutting out, and then in the right hand picture, a CD would not play at all if the lights were on. However, I have since found a CD-ROM that will work in the light, and then theoretically will still work if I cut a roof in it.

I've also successfully modded the top of the family's P4 1.4Ghz and given it a new black paintjob, and and extra fan and sexeh grille! (I dunno why this image came out yellow, so just ignore that)


Work has been boring the past couple of weeks. Most jobs have a Christmas rush, whereas for us, the work slows down. I've spent a few shifts recently making some bags up:

This involves folding the bag in half, then taping 2 of the sides together.

One of the best things about Christmas time, is the annual work Christmas party, which involves plenty of free grog, free seafood, and prizes:

Unfortunately, these tickets didn't win me anything this year. And in case you're wondering, you get 1 ticket for every year that you've been working for the company. I've obviously been there 2 years.
Another unfortunate matter, is the fact that I don't eat seafood. Meaning I didn't eat at the christmas party.
The problem with plenty of free grog, is that people tend to drink plenty of free grog. More specifically, I tend to drink plenty of free grog. When the party was over, we stumbled to DY RSL where we continued drinking, I have no idea who was paying for all the drinks, but it certainly wasn't me.
At the RSL I started to feel unwell, so I slowed down and started drinking water. I'd had more than my fair share of alcohol for that day, we then proceeded to Manly via a taxi.
I don't remember much of Manly, all I can remember is meeting Sharee there (she had just finished work by that stage), going to the top level of the steyne and sitting for a bit. I then vaguely remember the ride home, and when I got home, I rolled around in bed slipping in and out of sleep, feeling sorry for myself until 3am, when I passed out.

It was a good christmas party. I didn't throw up after all.

Well, now it's summer, and the outdoor cinemas are starting up, Christmas is on the doorstep, and the new year is a stonesthrow away.
It's been an up and down year this year. 2 car crashes, A breakup, followed 5 months later by a makeup. 2 new feline additions to the household, and losing my V plates :shiftyeyes:

Anyway, it's now 3am, and i'm tired, so I'll be off to bed. Since I won't be posting for quite some time after this, have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

-Curlay
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Rubbish Survey Thingy! [Dec. 20th, 2005|11:58 pm]
curlofski
[Mood Output |boredbored]
[Audio Input |Timberland & Magoo ft. Missy Elliot - Cop That Shit!]

Reflection Survey
General
Name::Carl
Gender::Male
Birthday::20 April
Ethnicity::erm, Australian?
P.O.B::I'm assuming that's Place of birth. Sydney
Location Now::In front of my Computer, in my boxers
Occupation::Prepress Operator
Marital Status::Dating
Religion::Christian
Hair Length::Around my ears
Hair Color::Brown
Eye Color::Brown
Height::6ft 1sh
Anything you wish to add?:not really, no
Favorite...
Color::Black
Band::Linkin Park
Singer::Mike Shinoda
Song::Xzibit - Hey Now
Sound::V8 Engine caning it
Book::Andy McNab - Bravo Two Zero
Movie::Down Periscope
TV Show::Top Gear
Place to be::In my Car
Thing to do::Drive
Do You...
Drink::Yes
Smoke::I have before, but not for a while
Curse::like a fucking sailor
Have tattos::other than temporary ones, no
Piercings::nope
Have a lot of friends::I'd like to think I do
Get along with you parents::most of the time
Have Siblings::Unfortunately
Kiss on the First Date::I kissed twice in 5 months, do you really think i would on the first date?
Play and Instrument::I can play, but I can't instrument
Like School/Work::hell no
This or That
Junk Food or Health Food::Hmm, I wonder
Black or White::Black
Summer or Winter::Summer
Love or Lust::Love
Water or Soda::Fizzy Drink, damn americans
Pepsi or Coke::Coke, Lots of Coke
Mom or Dad::Both. and It's spelt mum!
Cat or Dog::Dog for sure
Boys or Girls::Girls, much nicer to look at
Romantic Night In or Wild Night Out::Romantic Night In
Night or Day::Day
Dark or Light::Light
Angel or Devil::Devil
Rock or Hip-Hop::Rock, Hip-Hop is good too though
Punk or Metal::Metal
Reality or Fantasy::Reality
Pen or Pencil::Pen. Afterall, it is mightier than the sword
Other Stuff
Dream Job::Racing Car Driver
Ever want to get married?:Yeah, one day, but not for a long while
Have kids::yeah, that too
Goals::get my CAMS Licence
Fears::Not being in control
What are you best at ::Farting
worst at::Lying about my flatulance
Take this survey | Find more surveys
You've been totally Bzoink*d
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In case you are wondering where Shane is for the next few days... [Nov. 28th, 2005|02:30 am]
curlofski
[Mood Output |tiredtired]
[Audio Input |Fort Minor - Believe Me]

If you are wondering where Shane is for the next few days, and have stumbled across my LJ looking for possible answers, he's in hospital.

Nothing too serious, it looks like it's most likely a virus that hit hit pretty bad, so he's gonna be in there for a couple of days.

I'm too tired to write a full explanation, so if you're looking for one urgently, call my mobile, or leave a comment. or wait a couple of days until he gets out, i'm sure he'll post on LJ soon enough.

-Carl
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