Archive for the 'General' Category

End Of Week 13 And Exam Ho

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

“I’ve found two to three units are just enough to keep me interested”
First, as a post mortem on this first semester, I’ll have to say that never ever will I only do one unit again unless I’m working full time. Its got a way of not having any emergency, not being challenging enough, and in […]

On A Lighter Note From Linden

Monday, May 29th, 2006

“Do you want a widdle white wabbit or a thoft, fwuffy bwack wabbit”
A precious little girl walks into a pet shop and asks, “Excuthe me, do you have any widdle wabbits?”
The shopkeeper’s heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he’s on her level, and says,”Do you want a widdle white wabbit […]

Big Brothel - 2006 Uni Revue

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

“She got us seats AA 17 and AA 18 in the Dress Circle”
My birthday went well and one of my presents from Linden were tickets to Big Brothel, the 2006 Uni Revue, at the Theatre Royal. Not just any old seats though - she got us seats AA 17 and AA 18 in the Dress […]

Our Peter Hermann Acrylic Illustration

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

“And how appropriate is See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?”
Sometimes when you’re blogging good things happen and today in the mail I received an original acrylic illustration from Peter Hermann in Denmark. It was one he did for the American magazine The Progressive (and an accompanying postcard). The story is short but […]

KXA252 Assignment 2 Submitted

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

“A useful tool to aid in giving context specific advice”
The weekend was full-on and on my tutor’s advice I got the second assignment and redid it from the ground up - submitted this afternoon in much better shape thankyou. The assignment I produced is a prototype for an expert system for evaluating web pages against […]

Better Get Down To Some Web Work

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

“After the end of this month I should be coming available”
There have been a few barriers to achieving headway over the last few weeks with assignment time and general slackness of working from home creeping in. So not much has happened since the rebooting last week on the Web front. I’ll pass in my second […]

KXA252 Assignment One Marks

Monday, May 8th, 2006

“So here I have assignment two on my desk”
OK short, sweet and not that glorious - the mark for my KXA252 Assignment One was 22 and a half out of thirty. Not fantastic and I’d hoped for more but so it goes, apparently my major point loss for once was actually in the written component […]

RFID On The Streets

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

“Hackers are notoriously good at circumventing security as fast as security is developed”
Last year I attended a lecture by Professor Ken Sakamura on the subject of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) of which he is a world leader. At the end of the lecture there were far more questions than answers - I blogged it in […]

Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

“Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1 is about REVOLUTION”
So Norty Pig has rebooted into Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1 and your first thoughts were what the hell was I thinking? Small text, lots of image maps, a heavy page, yada yada. Yes I can see your point but that small text can be scaled […]

Good Coffee, Premature Inflation, And WTF

Monday, May 1st, 2006

“It unveils again at midnight - yes friggin’ midnight - Tasmanian time”
OK not that I’m a dumb arsed hillbilly who puts their reboot up prematurely - no not the furulli brothers me no sir - but you’ll notice a holding page on Norty Pig came down a few hours ago before I went to my […]