Published July 31, 2005
conservation , scouts
NATIONAL TREE DAY – Sunday 31st July
National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest community tree-planting event.
Each year on National Tree Day, people are encouraged to plant trees and shrubs that are native to their local area.
Planet Ark set up Tree Day to help tackle some of the country’s serious environmental problems like salinity and erosion.
Planting native trees provides food and shelter for local animals and birdlife. These trees also provide much needed shade and beauty!
You can organise a tree planting site in your local park or school, at a nearby creek, roadside or bushland area – even in your own backyard!
Planting … habitat
Street: end of Challenger Street
City/Suburb/Town: DIAMOND CREEK
State & Post Code: VIC 3089
Street Directory Reference: Melway Ref: 11 K7 and K8
Nearest Cross Street: Campbell Street
Local Council:Nillumbik Shire Council
 National Tree Day Planet Ark
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Published July 29, 2005
books , Family
Today was ‘come as a book character’ for school. Kira decided (after listening to the first 4 audiobooks of the Narnia Chronicles) to go as Lucy from Narnia. This also meant that Tracy had to whip up a *fur coat* for the day.
Kira was one of two students from her class who were chosen to go for morning tea with the authors visiting the school for the day (Hopefully we’ll find out who the author were at some stage).
A fur coat from the wardrobe, a map of Narnia, and our vial of healing cordial … ok, let’s go.
Published July 26, 2005
Kira’s birthday party this evening; Pizza & Ribs followed by ‘Birthday Cake’
So now, mum’s not the only one with a new bike
Published July 26, 2005
System Administrator Appreciation Day
6th Annual – Friday – July 29th, 2005
( Celebrated annually on last Friday of July )
Friday, July 29th, 2005, is the 6th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication.
Let’s face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, we are asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgement. It’s the least you could do. Consider all the daunting tasks and long hours (weekends too.) Let’s be honest, sometimes we don’t know our System Administrators as well as they know us. Remember this is one day to recognize your System Administrator for their workplace contributions and to promote professional excellence. Thank them for all the things they do for you and your business.
System Administrator Appreciation Day!
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Published July 25, 2005
google , google earth
Welcome to Google Moon
In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we’ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor. Happy lunar surfing. More about Google Moon.
What happens if you zoom too close …
Google have added yet more features to Google Maps. As well as Map & Satellite, there is now a new ‘Hybrid’ option on the interface that gives you the satellite imagery with the roads and place names overlaid. And because of the Maps API this is automagically made available on your local maps.
Google have also added a very useful scale on their maps;
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Published July 24, 2005
Well, it has been run-and-won for 2005 A great turn up from both the District, and our Pack (with one of our carts coming in 3rd! We had 3 carts running for Gellibrand, with one retiring during the day. Generally good team work, so things went pretty well.
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Published July 22, 2005
From the SANS Handler’s Diary July 20th 2005 (Handler on Duty: Tom Liston) …
Follow the Bouncing Malware VII: Afterglow
Let’s face it: not everyone is smart. There are some people in this world that can best be described as being all foam, and no beer. They are the reason for those little stickers on your hair dryer reminding you that using electrical appliances while bathing is a bad idea. (‘Scuse me… You there… the one who said “It is?”… Go home. Now.) The following is for *those* people:
If, during the course of this malware tour de force, I happen to mention a website address, DO NOT GO TO THAT SITE.
Yes, *I* go to these sites. But if you read these rantings of mine closely, you’ll discover something else: I’m somewhat crazy. I’m also ten foot tall and bullet-proof. And I floss.
If, despite this warning, you visit one of the sites I discuss and get infected, please write in to tell me. I can always use a good laugh.
The ‘Follow the Bouncing Malware’ articles are certainly worth a read.
Published July 22, 2005
firefox , geek
Firefox, full of meaty goodness and allowing for extensions!
After a chat with Sandi today, this is the list of extensions that I run as standard; the objective is to make the browser an efficient place to work and check out information. (A heap of my day-to-day work traffic passes through the browser, so efficiency is good).
- DOM Inspector
- Copy Plain Text
Copies text without formatting.
Adds BBCode/HTML/XHTML formating to the context menu for forums like Mozillazine.
- Tabbrowser Preferences
Enables enhanced control for some aspects of tabbed browsing.
- Bookmarks Synchronizer
Bookmarks Synchronizer is a Mozilla Firefox extension that let you connect to an FTP/WebDAV server and synchronize your bookmarks that are stored in an XML file. Setup is easy; just write in your FTP/WebDAV server address, username, password and a name for the XML file
Google toolbar for Firefox, with many of the features of the IE version.
Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension for Mozilla Firefox. It’s got a lot of what you need and not much of what you don’t.
- IE View
Adds “View page in Internet Explorer” links to the content and link context menu. Handy for previewing pages in IE, loading up IE-only pages when you run across them in Mozilla, etc.
NOTE: If you were quick of the mark and updated to Firefox v1.0.5 you need to upgrade again to v1.0.6, because v1.0.5 broke stuff
Quote of the Week: The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
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Published July 21, 2005
geek , Tech
WebDAV is “Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning”, and is an extension to the HTTP protocol.
The new LMS system (Blackboard) has WebDAV enabled for management; http://app.lms.unimelb.edu.au/bbcswebdav/users/%username%.
The server app.lms is running Apache Tomcat/4.1.27 (currently) so we can get a bit of baseline for what is functional. Apache Tomcat is part of the jakarta project
But this is only optimal using IE6 on WinXP. Another option is to use specific WebDAV clients to access the WebDAV server. And that’s what is currently being tested …
WebDAV : NetDrive for Windows (v4.1.x)
The current NetDrive version is 4.1. It is on the NetWare 6 Client CD (therfore NetDrive is associated with the Novell Client application). Due to licensing issues, it is not a download from Novell.com
NetDrive allows you to map a drive on your workstation and, via the internet, connect to a folder on Novell, Windows or Linux server. You can also map multiple drives to multiples servers. The drive mapping will show up in Windows explorer and look and act like a local drive
WebDAV : Goliath for Macintosh OS X (v 1.0.1)
Current Version: 1.0.1
Release Date: 2004-04-08
For Mac OS X 10.0.4 or higher
 Apache Tomcat – jakarta project
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Published July 20, 2005
Family , scouts
Platypus (Tracy) has now been invested as a Joey leader. Well, she had escaped the assimilation process for 10+ years but now she ‘is Scout’ Resistance is Futile.
“You Will Be Assimilated!”
(This makes for 3 couples in the Cub/Joey leaders.)
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