Whooiz my Friendz?

Observant people will have noticed a friend-list appear on the side of my blog. Changing my blog around is way overdue for me. I need to take a few hours out some time and work on the CSS. I still don’t have all the useful stuff that I had at my old blog site. One of those is a friend-list. I’ve never actually been a fan of friend-lists. I hate the idea of missing people out. And I think that’s where Whooiz can come in. Whooiz is a start-up by Clarke (I want to call him Monkey, but I won’t) … Continue reading Whooiz my Friendz?

ACS BEC meeting

Last night I attended my first ACS Branch Executive Committee (SA) meeting. It was certainly quite interesting. Great to meet the other people, even some of those who are stepping down from the committee now (presumably to be replaced by me!). The new chairman, Reg Coutts seems like a very interesting guy who has great ambition for the ACS to do a better job of all kinds of things. I will enjoy talking to him throughout the year and trying to help goals be scored. The outgoing chair, Brenda Aynsley has a lot of energy, and it will be interesting … Continue reading ACS BEC meeting

Wacom Tablet on multiple screens

I got a Wacom Tablet recently. One of those USB devices which lets you use a pen instead of a mouse. It’s really cool in all kinds of ways, but I typically use it in mouse-mode, not in pen-mode. In mouse-mode, I have to drag the cursor around with the pen, just like I would with a mouse. In pen-mode, each point of the tablet corresponds to a point on the screen, so you go straight to the right area of the screen. But there are issues with this. For starters, I’m part of the crowd that sees massive value … Continue reading Wacom Tablet on multiple screens

Evaluation forms

Evaluation forms are great. There’s something really nice about mulling through a pile of them after a meeting, having a look at what people wrote. It’s also good to have audio-only copies of your presentations, so you can listen back to them to see where you went wrong. And you can get friends to listen back to them as well to give you feedback. (I figure that if you can’t listen to the audio of a presentation and still get a lot out of it, then there are probably ways you could improve your presentation) But Mitch Denny recently blogged … Continue reading Evaluation forms

My brother – not quite a Hawk yet

Well, my brother hasn’t quite joined an AFL side yet, but maybe he’ll get in through the Rookie Draft on Dec 12. He’s not one of the big names expected, but then again, a few months ago he wasn’t expecting to even be training with Hawthorn.

Oracle has 3400% more vulnerabilities than SQL Server

There has been a lot of talk over the years about how Microsoft products are vulnerable to hacks. When I went through university many moons ago, Microsoft were certainly painted as the evil empire (not necessarily by individuals or as the university as a whole, more just an overall feeling), whilst we were the rebel alliance. We all had Linux boxes at home, running fvwm on X-Windows. And of course, one of the main arguments against Microsoft was that their products could be hacked. They were not secure, not reliable, not worth using in the real world. Of course, I … Continue reading Oracle has 3400% more vulnerabilities than SQL Server