Archive for the 'News' Category

How To Trash Your Resume With MySpace

Monday, June 12th, 2006

“Any other sucker out there may find any word you’ve ever written”
Watch what you say online and who you talk to about whatever it is you’re thinking. How’s that for a paranoid big brother statement - but it’s true. It has always been true and will probably become more true as time progresses and the […]

Richard Carleton - Off Air At 62

Monday, May 8th, 2006

“Will Mathew Gill ever answer that question publicly?”
Regular readers of Pig Work might know I was raised in George Town in Tasmania on the opposite side of the river to the recent Beaconsfield gold mine tragedy we’ve been watching in Australia for the last two weeks. One miner killed and two others rescued yesterday from […]

Linden Langdon - Art Melbourne 06

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

“She’s represented in Victoria nowdays by Melissa Loughnan”
My partner Linden, artist and blogger, has some work up at the moment in Art Melbourne 06. So congratulations to Linden for making it to an interstate exhibition with her work. She’s represented in Victoria nowdays by Melissa Loughnan who also has some of Linden’s work on her […]

Island of Rejuvination - Not Work

Friday, March 31st, 2006

“Under the hood if you dare to glare your eyes on the actual code that runs this simple home page”
The new Tasmania Tourism site Tasmania, Island of Rejuvination is an interesting look at the state of play in the current mind set of the local web development scene. I have three avenues of comment. The […]

Web Standards Project Redesign

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

“A nice clean validating XHTML interface”
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) have redesigned - and as I hadn’t heard a murmur on any of the general trough feeding posts it was probably one of the best kept secrets (from me at least) for the first quarter of this year. So score one was the surprise factor. […]

Web Pages That Suck - Printing Authority Of Tasmania

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

“Give me a call and I’ll get you up and running at reasonable rates”
Ho ho ho says Mr Norty Santa. I see the Printing Authority of Tasmania site I bagged out earlier in the month is today’s Daily Sucker over on Web Pages That Suck.
this site isn’t one of the suckiest I’ve seen or the […]

Spammer Gets $11 Billion Fine

Friday, January 6th, 2006

“I could only be happier if it was $11 billion dollars and your left testicle”
Merry Christmas Mr Spammer,
I do hope that my never replying to you was not taken as an indication of disinterest in your offers to increase my self esteem, sex drive and ability to build over the counter drug tolerance. It was […]

Kerry Packer 1937 - 2005

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

“Kerry actually died some years ago and was revived”
A few days ago one of the great Australians passed away in the person of media mogul Kerry Packer so I’d like to offer a small salute. Kerry actually died some years ago and was revived after which he said in an interview that there was good […]

Ionata - Web Developer Job

Monday, December 26th, 2005

“Ionata have a Web Developer vacancy“
Calling all Tasmanian standardistas with experience creating good quality products with open source technologies - Ionata have a Web Developer vacancy. Ionata are located in the historic Westella building in Elizabeth Street about 3 or 4 blocks from the Mall. Sweet location.
I had several emails earlier in the year with […]

Connect Financial - Praise And Advice

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

“A good improvement from what’s been pumping out of the local industry lately”
Well when I see some movement in Tasmania to tableless layouts and separation of content from presentation I think its time to raise a short glass of cheap whiskey and coke to salute the effort. Future Medium, who I blogged about earlier in […]