Ok folks, just a quick update. I uploaded Hungry Tazz like I said I would in yesterday's diary entry. Go take a look at him. I think he turned out great. Click [here].
The more I use GIMP the more I like it....... I'm a true convert now. My next drawing will be one of Tom & Jerry... Sound good?? I reckon so :-)
Just finished drawing Bugs the Chef. Used pencil and then coloured him in GIMP. If you want to see click [here].
I have also finished a drawing of Taz who is ready and waiting, mouth opened wide, slobbering everywhere and with a knife and fork in each hand. I'll colour him tomorrow and put him up on the web page, however it just depends on how busy I am doing other stuff as to whether he gets uploaded tomorrow or not.
Tomorrow should be a good day at work. I'm going to be ripping apart about 20 or so computers (old 486's and some early pentiums). Basically I will be stripping them for parts and keep the monitors as spares. The room that all these pc's are in is just full, and i mean FULL, of parts, bits and pieces of computer hardware not to mention shelves loaded with old software. The agency that the gear belongs to are going to dump the lot. Tomorrow I have a chance to salvage some of these old relics. Heck imagine how usefully even some of the old pentiums could be running as a linux server. It's just a shame that some people can't see the value in some of the old stuff still. Oh well....
Actually, I might go and start colouring Taz in GIMP now....Seya!!
I just finished a 3 day course on ColdFusion which was absolutely tremendous. I didn't realise just how powerful this application was in terms of designing dynamic web pages.
The simplicity of it makes it fun and enjoyable to work with. It has some very advanced features to allow you to create queries within the .cfm files. This makes it a very powerful and useful tool for retrieving information stored in a database.
Although I was working with it in a Windows environment, I have been told it is available for linux from Allaire's home page [click here]
Oh yeah, the presentation of the Supreme Court web site which I did last Friday went extremely well. All the Judges were quite impressed by all the comments I recieved. I just have a few minor modifications to make and if all goes well, the site should be up soon.
Anyway, thats about it for me today. I want to get stuck into my ColdFusion text book that I was given (all 1000 pages of it) so I can gain a better understanding of how it works and what it has to offer. I read up on a few Job Search sites that with ColdFusion knowledge you could earn between 50 - 100k.... Not bad!
Completion of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia web site is very close. Tomorrow I give 9 Judges a presentation and a preview of the site which has taken me 2 1/2months to do. If all goes well, then the site should go live within a week or so :-)
The other day I did something pretty unique. I conducted an interview with a music group called PPK. If you want to take a look at it, click here. The interview was featured on mp3.com as well as a local radio station (KIK FM 91.5) here in Darwin.
I have never done anything like it before and I tend to be fairly shy when it comes to talking with other people, however I can tell you now "It was a buzz!" and it was really cool of the group to even let me do it.
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