Monthly Archives: January 2009

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos

  I’ve been wanting to get some photos of these magnificent birds for some time now.  I think the recent heat wave made them less likely to fly off. These guys come and eat/shred the dead protea flowers, which really … Continue reading

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One Sentence

Came across this site today: http://www.onesentence.org/ Enjoy

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Centaurium sp.

That pink flowered weed I posted yesterday is likely to be a member of the Centaurium genus.   I’m guessing at Centaurium pulchellum. (Century). “pulchellum” coming from the Latin word pulchellus meaning beautiful Centarium is said to be from Greek … Continue reading

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a note on content:

I got this note from Julie I liked so much I just had to share : Pretty flowers…good Screaming bunnies…bad

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Mixo

WARNING: If you’re feeling squeamish, please don’t read any further. Most of you have probably heard of the film “The Rabbit Proof” fence. The fence is a striking symbology of the mistakes we’ve made, and the often flawed later attempts … Continue reading

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In the garden : late Jan 2009

The weather forecast for the next few days is record highs, so I took the opportunity to take a few snaps now before the heat wave sets in.  Some of the predictions are for a one in a hundred year … Continue reading

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Work around for MsChart 6.1.89.12 and 6.1.89.13 bug

Last month (December 2008), Microsoft released some security updates for VB6 components such as the MS Chart control The first update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932349 updates MS Chart to 6.1.98.12.  The second update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957924  updates MSChart to 6.1.98.13. Both these versions have a … Continue reading

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VB.Net and splash screens

One of the nice things about the My application framework in VB.NET is the ability to easily show splash screens.  The splash screen is displayed using a separate thread and by default will close when your main form’s Load event … Continue reading

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Extension methods and Interfaces.

A comment by Joe Duffy on the Framework Guidelines for Extension says : Extension methods can also be used to provide actual concrete method implementations for interfaces. And this is a very important point. In .NET there is no support … Continue reading

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Looking for a new job ?

Queensland tourism has a six month position open: The Island Caretaker will need to post a weekly blog, photo diaries and create video updates to let the world know about the unique experiences available on the Islands of the Great … Continue reading

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