Meme me: 5 things you didn’t know about me

Gaping Void
Cartoon by Hugh MacLeod, gapingvoid.

There’s a blogsphere fever going around called the “five things you didn’t know about me” meme. Basically, every blogger who has been picked writes five things which might not be known about themselves, then publish it with five other blogger’s names. Then it goes on and on and on. I’ve been out of the loop a bit, but since Mauricio Freitas, Chris Haaker and Hugo Ortega have all tagged me, I feel obliged to comply.

  1. I came to Australia not knowing a single word of English.
  2. I’ve never received a score better than C+ in any of my English classes during primary and secondary education.
  3. I played a lot of and quite well in Counter-Strike.
  4. I’m camera shy.
  5. I’ve never used more than 50% of any hard drive capacity. (I’ll never win this Seagate contest)

That’s all from me. I’m going to tag Sean Alexander, Mary Jo Foley, Ed Bott, Robert McLaws and Brandon LeBlanc.

First post in 07. Happy new year. 😉

20 insightful thoughts

  1. It’s still 2006 in Europe, hehe. Your english seems ok to me, I’ll also never win at the contest as well.

  2. I’ve owned 10, all of which failed after less than six months of usage, the last 5 where warranty replacements. Meanwhile, my Western Digital disk keeps spinning away…

  3. I still on 2006! WTF?! I must be in this country without so much technology, and also a year before the rest of the world?! What’s this?!?!?!
    Am I talking to the future right now?
    Have a happy new year =)

  4. And for a wee bit o’ trivia — Hugh is just as sarcastic in person as he is on paper. I had the fortune of serving him coffee/liquor for a few weeks in the summer of ’96 or ’97 when he did a brief stint in Chicago.

    Now you know. 😛

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  7. I happen to be VERY camera shy and let’s say for example I have got a 500GB hard disk drive, in two years time after installing the operating system of course, I will never have used more than about 20GB of the hard disk drive space! Also, i’ve never received a score better than C+ in English throughout my entire life so far! 😀

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