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Yes the buses are horrible

The new bus timetable is as bad as I feared. I now spend around 30 minutes more each day in travel, the bus stop isn’t near my work anymore and I have to leave the house earlier and leave work earlier.

 So no idea what Action buses were thinking when they made this but I think the word ‘Thinking’ is being overly generous.

So anyway, no new news here except that I have been slack and not taking photo’s. I can’t even really blame World of Warcraft, as I wasn’t taking many photo’s before I started playing again.

Perhaps it is just Canberra. In Brisbane there was always the river, the gardens, Southbank etc and plenty of Overclockers meets to go to. In Canberra I really didn’t expect that things would be so based around the ability to drive. Basically if you don’t drive in Canberra, you are screwed.

So there is nowhere for me to go to take photo’s. And yes I should be taking them of anything, even the garden etc but it is hard to work up enough care factor about Canberra to even do that much. It’s as if I don’t want a photographic record of ever having been here lol.

So anyway, enough rambling from me. Back to the void again I go.

Finally + Buses:

I received my Lenspen’s (from www.lenspen.com) and cleaned up the sensor on my camera. One of the things that has been holding me back from photography lately has been the fact that after taking a great photo, I then need to spend some 2 hours or so cloning out all the dust spots. So after some 3+ hours of carefully cleaning, then testing, then cleaning my sensor it is now in an acceptable state. I plan to head out next weekend and take some photo’s of whatever I can find around Canberra that’s within reach of my bike.

On a related note, it is finally getting warm enough that I may start considering riding in to work. Except I like having time to jump on the PC in the morning and get the bus. So do I place fitness over luxury… tough choice.

Also I am very upset at Action’s (the local bus company) new bus time tables and routes. If I am reading the new maps correctly it is going to make getting to and from work take around twice as long and be utterly inconvenient. Everyone at work seems to be saying the same things for all sorts of different suburbs. Oh sure, if you happen to live in a shopping centre the new system is fine, but god help you if you live in a suburb. They seem to have cut most of the suburb routes back and turned them into loops that deliver you to a shopping centre where you then change buses to an express to the city. No idea which bright spark came up with that idea – some of the suburb buses are standing room only in peak hour, now they will be funneling all the suburbs into a handful of buses at shopping centres. It’s all going to crash and burn within days of going live is my prediction.

So anyway, that’s the news. Stilll working on a new design for the site but am having trouble coming up with a logo I like that will also go on business cards. So nothing can be done without a proper logo as to some extent that will impact on the theme.