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More like a summer day... [Jul. 14th, 2008|05:11 pm]
Stephan
It's supposed to be the middle of winter here, but it reached 23 celcius and 65% humidity.

While some may be very happy, it's not foxaroo weather. Winter is my brief respite from the hell that's normally endured in this blighted travesty of a nation.
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-07-14 09:33 am (UTC)
if i could id send you a piece of a Glacier to cool you down :) the high was 61F here yeterday
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-14 11:41 am (UTC)
16 celcius, AHHHH!!!! :D Now that's closer to my kind of weather!
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-07-14 06:38 pm (UTC)
And just think: It's technically summer where he is.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-14 09:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know! :D

That kind of climate would suit me well, but I doubt it would be easy for me to find employment there. Otherwise I'd be just as happy living in Tasmania. Drat!
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-07-14 09:15 pm (UTC)
Unless you know something about Alaska that I don't -- which is entirely possible -- I fail to see why you'd be any more disadvantaged there.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-15 02:38 am (UTC)
It's more a case of knowing my own skills. I doubt Alaska would have much use for me; an administrator with a background in the stock market. Does Alaska even HAVE a stock market?

Now if I had taken a different career path and persued one of my dreams to become a train driver, THAT would have been a whole different story. Did anyone see the 1985 movie "Runaway Train?" That was set in Alaska.
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-07-15 03:10 pm (UTC)
I assume that Alaska has basically everything the contiguous states have except warmth. The population is low, but not that low.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-15 09:05 pm (UTC)
Australia didn't have a unified stock exchange until 1937 (odd that they would form this during the recession, but that's the kind of peculiar logic Aussies tend to follow). I've tried to Google "Alaska stock exchange" but nothing comes up.

Alaskawolf?...
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-07-22 08:32 pm (UTC)
Durn, a week later and he hasn't answered. Maybe if you reply directly to one of his comments.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-22 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hi AW,

Does Alaska have its own stock exchange? (See the thread below).
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2008-07-16 05:33 am (UTC)
Hmm, it's been rather warm here recently, and there's no rain in the forecast for the next week or two, which means that forest-fire season is upon our forest-fire-fighters again...

And it also means that I can't really use my desktop machine in the middle of the day for the next while again, only in the mornings and afternoons...
(fortunately I have a laptop and can do some work in the living room downstairs, but that means no net-access until my Dad gets the wireless network set up)
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-16 10:45 am (UTC)
LOL!

The forest-fire season sounds like bad news (down here it's called "bushire season" but I've never liked that term). My thoughts go to the fire fighters.

When it's summer here I have no respite. Once the brickwork of this building heats up it becomes an oven 24/7.
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2008-07-16 04:34 pm (UTC)
Well, it doesn't affect much around here outside of the news reports and the firefighters, so I don't usually notice it...

I know (roughly) what your job description is, but what does the company you work for do?
(in case you'd ever be interested in moving over here or something like that. We even have an Electronic Arts branch in my general area...)
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-16 09:37 pm (UTC)
The company is a share registry. That means we maintain the database of shareholders for large corporations and perform services for their shareholders (call centre, dividend processing, annual general meetings, mailing notices, E-mail broadcasts, etc). I'm a junior drone in the machinery.

It's not the type of work I ever wanted to do. My career came off the track before it even had a chance to start. The state run teritary course in computer programming that I completed in 1991 turned out to be completely out of date, but this fact didn't become known to me until nearly ten years later when I moved out of Newcastle and began working in Sydney (once I was finally able to meet up and converse with people in the IT industry). Sydney now has serious overcrowing issues and competition over everything is fierce; housing AND employment. It's extremely difficult to move home or move jobs.

carlfoxmarten said:"in case you'd ever be interested in moving over here or something like that.",
I am VERY interested in moving to Canada. I'm applying for jobs in the Toronto office of my company, and keeping my fingers crossed. Nothing so far, but I wont stop trying. I'm also saving up to take a trip from Vancouver to Toronto, which hopefully I'll be able to make somewhere around 2010-2011.
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