Wednesday, 31 May 2006
Thursday, 25 May 2006
Wednesday, 24 May 2006
Posted at 5/24/2006 07:20:00 pm
Tuesday, 23 May 2006
Today just after 4pm, my grandfather "Poppa Bill" passed away. It is a really sad day, though in a sense there is a sense of relief that he doesn't have to struggle with his health anymore.
One thing to hang on to is that we will meet again one day in Heaven. Tonight as we put the kids to bed, we thought about some of the things he would now be able to do again that he hadn't for a long time because of poor health - including running around, eating donuts and meat pies! (Poppa had diabetes)
He had a most remarkable life, and I will miss him a lot.
Posted at 5/23/2006 07:43:00 pm
Monday, 22 May 2006
Posted at 5/22/2006 09:53:00 am
Thursday, 18 May 2006
Posted at 5/18/2006 07:07:00 pm
Tuesday, 16 May 2006
I heard Susan Entwisle present at CodeCampOz this year, and it was quite an interesting presentation. Slightly more "academic" or "big-picture" than some of the other talks, but fascinating nonetheless.
To be honest, I'm still not certain that we could make very much use of these kinds of tools with the kind of projects we work on, but it is an interesting field to keep an eye on.
Tuesday, 9 May 2006
Monday, 8 May 2006
Paul (our builder) hurt his back just after the slab was poured, so he's only just been able to return to work. As you can see, we have had a bit of rain lately so it a bit on the muddy side now.
It's all looking really good though, and it is great to finally be able to walk around and get a sense of the space and size of all the rooms.
Posted at 5/08/2006 07:25:00 pm
Friday, 5 May 2006
The Microsoft Consolas Font Family is a set of highly legible fonts designed for ClearType.
I've blogged previously about how I enabled ClearType because it should improve productivity. I've left it on at home with the LCD monitors, but I reverted back to the standard fonts on the CRT monitors at work as it was just too fuzzy to work with.
Unless you're using ClearType on a suitable monitor, I wouldn't bother with these fonts. They don't look that great on my CRTs. I'll give them a try at home though.
Thursday, 4 May 2006
Posted at 5/04/2006 02:20:00 pm
Tuesday, 2 May 2006
The ISTS Unit here at UniSA have begun using MOM to monitor our Windows Servers. I'm interested in whether creating management packs for our ASP.NET applications would help with monitoring and getting early warning of potential problems.
Here is some light reading to get up to speed: